Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - A view of the bridge at Rivière-du-Loup, ( Quebec. ) 1785
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-2142 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

A view of the bridge at Rivière-du-Loup, ( Quebec. ) 1785
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-2142 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - Railroad Station
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

Railroad Station
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - Blais Park - Riviere Du Loup, P. Q.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

Blais Park - Riviere Du Loup, P. Q.
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - Les Chutes, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

Les Chutes, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - Hotel Le Manoir, Riviere du Loup, Quebec.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

Hotel Le Manoir, Riviere du Loup, Quebec.
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - Eglise Saint Patrice. Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada.
Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)

Eglise Saint Patrice. Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada.
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) - La Pointe
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La Pointe
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Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas)
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Where is Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada? 

Rivière-du-Loup (2006 population 18,586) is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The city is the seat for the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality.

It is a traditional stopping point between Quebec City, the Maritimes and the Gaspé Peninsula. The Trans-Canada Highway turns south here and continues to Edmundston, New Brunswick. There is a ferry which crosses the river to Saint-Siméon, Quebec on the north shore…

The city was named after the nearby river, whose name means Wolf's River in French. This name may have come from a native tribe known as "Les Loups" or from the many seals, known in French as loup-marin (sea wolves), once found at the river's mouth.

Rivière-du-Loup was originally established in 1673 as the seigneurie of Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye. The community was incorporated as the village of Fraserville, in honour of early settler Alexandre Fraser, in 1850, and became a city in 1910. The city reverted to its original name, Rivière-du-Loup, in 1919.

The city is known for its spectacular sunsets.Wikipedia


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1673 - Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye
Rivière-du-Loup was originally established in 1673 as the seigneurie of Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye.

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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Rivière-du-Loup with 22 inhabitants

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1832 - RIVIERE DU LOUP,
seigniory, in the co of Rimouski, is bounded in front by the St. Lawrence; S.W. by Granville; N.E. by the S. of Isle Verte; in the rear by waste lands of the crown. Nearly 5 leagues in breadth by 2 in depth. Granted April 5th, 1689, to the Sieur Villerai for Sieurs d'Artigny and Lachenaye:...Read MORE...


1833 - Église de Saint-Patrice established at Rivière-du-Loup

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1850 - Rivière-du-Loup incorporated as the village of Fraserville
Rivière-du-Loup was incorporated as the village of Fraserville, in honour of early English settler Alexandre Fraser, in 1850, and became a city in 1910.
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Added: 1/12/2014 11:03:23 AM - 1  Updated: 7/10/2014 1:46:03 PM - 1

1861 - December 3 - Military - Trent Affair
British Secretary of War Sir George Lewis proposes to Lord Palmerston immediately to send “thirty thousand rifles, an artillery battery, and some officers to Canada”, then "engage a Cunard Steamer & send out one regiment & one battery of artillery next week." During December, they manage to send...Read MORE...


News  1869 - The Merchant's Hotel at Riviere de Loup, Canada, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 22d. Four of the inmates were burned to death and several injured.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
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News  1871 - A company has been formed to construct a railway from Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Riviere du Loup, on the St. Lawrence.

Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts
February 13, 1871
Added: 11/9/2010 6:54:51 PM - 1  Updated: 7/10/2014 1:47:22 PM - 1

1873
BERTHIER EN BAS. See Fraserville.

BELLECHASSE DE BERTHIER. See Fraserville.

RIVIERE DU LOUP EN BAS or FRASERVILLE, a flourishing post village and watering place of Quebec, co of Temiscouata, situated on the S shore of the St. Lawrence, at the junction of the Grand Trunk and Intercolonial...Read MORE...



News  1875 - September - Twelve inches of snow fell Friday, at Riviere du Loup, P. Q., doing great damage to fruit and shade trees.

St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
September 21, 1875
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News  1876 - Shower of Flies
Canada is not to be outdone by Kentucky's meat shower, and hence has had a shower of flies millions of which accompanied a recent snowstorm on Monday week, at Riviere du Loup. Jules Verne, in his "Mysterious Island," anticipated both of these wonders by a flock of white sea birds which covered the...Read MORE...


1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2...Read MORE...


1891 - Fraserville in 1891
... the census of the town of Fraserville contains information on the origins of the railway men, their place of birth, religion, and profession in 1891. The station and railway shops only hired men who had completed a recognized apprenticeship, and therefore, attracted skilled workers. Many of the ...Read MORE...


1910 - Fraserville became a city in 1910.

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1919 - The city of Fraserville reverted to its original name, Rivière-du-Loup, in 1919.

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Added: 1/12/2014 11:05:53 AM - 1  Updated: 7/10/2014 1:49:08 PM - 1


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1717
Antoine Trottier dit Pombert (12 January 1681 - 18 November 1733) & Marie-Anne Sicard dite Carufel (12 July 1698 - 4 May 1746)
married 16 August 1717

1727
Louis Sicard dit Carufel (25 January 1705 - 6 January 1783) & Catherine Trottier dite Pombert (12 November 1708 - )
married 13 November 1727

1739
Jean-Baptiste Pothier dit Ste-Gemme (27 December 1699 - 23 April 1760) & Catherine Guignard (Gignard) (11 November 1718 - 24 April 1758)
married 29 June 1739

1754
Antoine Vandal (abt. 1734 - ) & Thérèse Joyal dite Quercy (Carcy) (Carier) ( - )
married 28 January 1754

1763
Louis Asselin (abt. 1731 - 8 October 1794) & Françoise Guyon (Dion) (23 November 1736 - 1 February 1795)
married 20 June 1763

1772
Jean Choret (14 February 1726 - ) & Marie-Josephte Ouellet (3 September 1721 - 3 February 1792)
married 10 August 1772
Ambroise Godin (abt. 1740 - ) & Madeleine Bergeron (abt. 1748 - )
married 14 January 1772

1806
Jean-Baptiste Dupuis dit Dunord (17 April 1786 - ) & Judith Berard dite L'epine (17 June 1789 - 19 May 1875)
married 26 April 1806

1873
Paul-Stéfa (Paul-Étienne) Grandbois (December 21, 1845 - September 18 1907) & Alma Pelletier (August 3, 1854 - October 29, 1879)
married September 16 1873

1875
Henri Pelletier ( - ) & Virginie-Léopoldine Pelletier (May 22, 1853 - )
married 21 September 1875

1884
Paul-Stéfa (Paul-Étienne) Grandbois (December 21, 1845 - September 18 1907) & Joséphine Pelletier (August 8, 1862 - 1948)
married 15 September 1884

1889
Charles-Samuel Rioux (22 September 1862 - ) & Marie-Caroline Pelletier (1869 - October 15, 1930)
married 4 September 1889

1894
Joseph Ferdinand Rioux ( - ) & Amanda Pelletier (1864 - January 17, 1927)
married 28 November 1894

1902
Frédéric Alfred Gadbois (October 26 1875 - February 24 1947) & Hermine-Anita Grandbois (October 2 1879 - July 8 1955)
married July 20, 1902
 




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