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Henri Vachon (1893-1970), Marie-Anne Grégoire ( 1895-1985), their four children and sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.

On this picture, Henri Vachon (1893-1970), Marie-Anne Grégoire (1895-1985) and their four children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. From left to right: Ric (Ulric) McKenty (1918-1979), his wife Gertrude Vachon ( 1919-1998), Jeannine Péloquin (1925-2018), wife of Daniel, Henri Vachon (1893-1970), Daniel Vachon (1920-1982), Marie-Anne Grégoire (1895-1985), Renaud Vachon (1922-1997) and his wife Doreen Leblanc (1921-2006), Gaspard Lemay (1917-2020) and his wife, Madeleine Vachon (1917-2004). The photo was taken in the family home in Beaulac-Garthby at 57 St-François Street.

Vachon family (Garthby)

A pontoon on Aylmer Lake

In this picture, we see a large two-story pontoon — possibly the floating cottage of the Smith family. The first floor is closed and the second floor is partially open. The rear two thirds of the pontoon consists of a gallery topped by a roof. The front part of the second floor is partially closed. Some people can be seen there. At the front, a small bridge. A rowboat is moored along the pontoon; it is covered on almost all its length by a roof.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

Marie-Anne Grégoire (1895-1985), her four children and a family friend.

In this photo, from left to right: Marie-Anne Grégoire (1895-1985), her four children, Renaud Vachon (1922-1997), Gertrude Vachon (1919-1998), Madeleine Vachon (1917-2004) and Daniel Vachon (1920-1982), and a family friend, Frances England.
The photo was taken on the Garthby wharf.

Vachon family (Garthby)

Henri Vachon (1893-1970) and Marie-Anne Grégoire (1895-1985) on the night of Henri's election to the Quebec National Assembly representing Wolfe County, in 1956.

This photo was taken on the evening of June 20, 1956, after Henri Vachon had been elected as the Member of the National Assembly for Wolfe County in the provincial election held that same day. Henri Vachon is standing in the back of a convertible car. His wife, Marie-Anne Grégoire, is standing beside him. The names of the driver of the car as well as a lady in the front passenger seat and a little girl between them are unknown.

Vachon family (Garthby)

Pierre Vachon and Agnès Gosselin family

Family of Pierre Vachon (1853-1930) and Agnès Gosselin [1855-1942].
In the back, from left to right: Philomon, Clodomir, Laura, Roméo, Ludivine, Omer and Eméril.
In front, from left to right: Marie-Louise, Stanislas, Henri, Hercule and Marie-Anne.
In the center, Agnès Gosselin and Pierre Vachon.

The photo was taken on the front porch of the family's home.

Vachon family (Garthby)

The house of Cléophas Grégoire and some people on the balcony.

On this picture, the house of Cléophas Grégoire and some people. From left to right: Léonida Bernier, Réjeanne Grégoire, Adrienne Grégoire, Marie-Anne Grégoire, Ernestine Bernier, Valérie Bernier, Adjutor Grégoire, Marie Marcoux with a child sitting on top of her (second wife of Cléophas Grégoire), Cléophas Grégoire and Amanda Lizotte (wife of Louis Tessier).

Vachon family (Garthby)

Horse teadmill.

Inscriptions on the back of the photo:
"Garthby west (sic) 1909 October.
Horse power used for sawing firewood. The work was done at Auguste Grenier's house. The house is in good condition, built by G. Father Félix around 1860.
From left to right: Lédonia Grenier, Auguste Grenier, Adolphe Coulombe, Géraldus Grenier, Hercule Vachon."
G father = Grand Father

Vachon family (Garthby)

Four tug boats in Garthby

In this photo, four tugs side by side. From left to right: the Marine, the C.C. Wilson, the McCrea and the Tobin. On the three tugs on the right, men who seem to be installed for photography. On the C.C Wilson, four men on top of the cabin and one sitting on the boat's chimney.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

Young girls dressed as angels on Corpus Christi.

In this photo, young girls dressed as angels on Corpus Christi. They are dressed in white clothes, a scarf around their head and wear wings. They look at the photographer, hands clasped and with a serious facial expression.
The young girls are installed on either side of a staircase leading to the gallery of Cléophas Grégoire's family house.

The gallery is decorated with fabrics that are hung in the middle of the roof of the gallery. The tissues unfold downwards to the left and to the right. They frame a temporary altar placed on the floor of the gallery. Under this altar, other tissues that descend in front of it.

At the top, where the fabrics deployed on the left and right are attached, an inscription in white letters on a strip of black fabric: " VENITE ADOREMUS". Above this inscription, a cross made with branches of fir or pine and three small flags on the left and two on the right.

Vachon family (Garthby)

Garthby, seen from the church tower.

Partial panoramic view of Garthby.

This panorama is made up of two juxtaposed photos, taken from the church tower. The orientation of the view is east-southeast.

The lower half of the panorama shows part of the village of Garthby. The upper half shows Aylmer Lake.

In the middle ground, on the left, the wharf.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

Heart of St-Charles-Borromée church, Garthby.

This photograph shows an aerial view of the heart of St-Charles-Borromée Church de Garthby, taken from the rear balcony. The photo was taken during a wedding. The bride and groom are seen standing, each accompanied by another person. The priest and two servers are kneeling in front of the hotel. There are only a few people present in the pews of the church.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

The village of Garthby, lower part.

This photograph shows a partial view of the lower part of Garthby.
The view is looking north. The photo was taken from the roof of one of the two boathouses, the northernmost one.

In the foreground, and moving away into the background, the railroad tracks can be seen. In addition to the main track, there are two sidings that were also used to sort the cars. On each of these sidings, a freight car is parked. In the foreground, on the right, the sawmill. Still on the right, a little further on, a rather imposing barge (about 35 feet long). Behind this barge, two warehouses of the Brompton Pulp and Paper Company. In the middle of the picture, to the left of the railroad tracks, the train station. Still on the left, behind the station and going up towards the background, other houses and buildings.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

Garthby, St-Jacques street.

This is a photograph taken around 1920 in Garthby (now Beaulac-Garthby). The photographer was standing at the bottom of St-Jacques Street, looking west-northwest. In the foreground, the railroad tracks. On the left, the J. H. Dionne general store (hardware-wholesale). From the foreground, on the right, going up the street: Mr. Arthur Morin's house, the Beaulac Hotel, the A.-A. Jacques general store, Alexandre Drouin's house, Euclide Grenier's house, the presbytery. In the background, behind the A.-A. Jacques store, the church tower. Note the wooden sidewalks.

Lemay, Noël, 1890-1967

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