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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - The Tower. St. John, N.B. ca. 1840
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John)

The Tower. St. John, N.B. ca. 1840
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John)
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Where is Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John)?  Saint John is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay. In 1785 Saint John became the first incorporated city in Canada. Wikipedia

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1631 - Saint John founded
Oldest incorporated city in Canada.
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1755 - June 17 - Robert Monckton takes Fort Gaspereau without firing a shot; French abandon garrison at mouth of Saint John River; last French forts in Acadia gone
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_17

1815 - 500 former slaves from the United States arrive at Saint John and settle in Loch Lomond.
new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

1816 - First river steamboat launched at Saint John
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1826 - Saint John creates the first paid police force in Canada.
new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

1855 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception established at Saint John
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1867 - July 1 - European and North American Railway opens from Saint John to Shediac, New Brunswick; becomes part of the Intercolonial Railway on July 1, 1867
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_1

1870 - Canada's first YWCA is opened in Saint John.
new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html

1873
ST. JOHN, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a river of its own name, on a rocky peninsula projecting into the harbor, 190 miles N.W. of Halifax, via Annapolis, or 276 miles, via Intercolonial railway, and 761 miles S.E. of Montreal. Lat. 45° 14 6' N., lon. 66° 3' 30' W. (Partridge Island light.)

The city is regularly laid out and well built It stands on a declivity, and... Read MORE...


News 1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.
Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the constant receipt of money and provisions and the unsuccessful efforts to recover missing people. It is now known that 14 persons perished and that over 90 received injuries, some proving fatal. Gen. Warner, United States Consul, is working indefatigably in behalf of the sufferers, and other United States citizens, resident here, are foremost in the ... Read MORE...

News 1878 - A Little Traveler
The passengers by the through Intercolonial train from St. John, N.B. to Montreal, which arrived at Bonaventure Station this morning, was very much interested in a little girl about seven years of age, who was traveling alone, friends having placed her aboard the train at St. John on Tuesday night, and left her to the tender mercies of passengers. She was very neatly dressed, and had a white pasteboard card tightly sewed to the left shoulder of her jacket, upon which was written in a neat, lady-... Read MORE...

1888 - On the 24th Joseph Barberie, George Edward and Laurance McHugh were drowned near St. John, N.B., by the upsetting of a boat.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 29, 1888

1888 - Merchants in Canada were preparing on the 17th for the enforcement of the retaliation measures by ordering winter shipments via St. John and Halifax.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 22, 1888

1906
Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and the capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at the mouth of the St. John River, on a rocky peninsula projecting into the harbor, 190 NW. of Halifax, on the Intercolonial, the Canadian Pacific, and the New Brunswick Southern Rs... The city is regularly laid out and has a number of substantial buildings, - St. Mary's cathedral (Roman Catholic), Trinity Church, provincial insane asylum,... Read MORE...


New Brunswick musicians made history in May of 1907 at the Nickel Theatre in Saint John. They were the first to accompany silent moving pictures in North America.
new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ facts.html



Ancestors Who Were Born Here




Dalet
Canada/New France  Edward Dalet (June 3 1883, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Jan 14 1939, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Daley
Canada/New France  Edward Daley (June 3 1883, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Jan 14 1939, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Canada/New France  William Henry Daley (, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Aug 31 1918, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Gray
Canada/New France  Ethel Estella Gray (April 19 1890, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - , )

Pollock
Canada/New France  Mary Pollock (1853, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - June 1 1886, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
 


Ancestors Who Died Here




Bazin
Canada/New France  Renée Bazin (May 6, 1910, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - October 10, 1981, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Bernier
Canada/New France  Joseph Anthony Emmanuel Bernier (June 4, 1914, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury) - May 16, 1990, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Blackburn
Canada/New France  Marie Cecile Emma Blackburn (April 11, 1885, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - June 26, 1963, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Dalet
Canada/New France  Edward Dalet (June 3 1883, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Jan 14 1939, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Daley
Canada/New France  Edward Daley (June 3 1883, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Jan 14 1939, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Canada/New France  William Henry Daley (, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - Aug 31 1918, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Leger
Canada/New France  Mary Helen Leger (January 30, 1914, Saint Paul, New Brunswick, Canada (Saint-Paul-de-Kent) - 2010, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))

Pollock
Canada/New France  Mary Pollock (1853, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John) - June 1 1886, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
 


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