Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Canadian Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Wellington St. Looking North
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Wellington St. Looking North
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Sun Life Building, Sherbrooke, Que.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Sun Life Building, Sherbrooke, Que.
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Hospital, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Hospital, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Rue Dufferin - Dufferin Avenue, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Rue Dufferin - Dufferin Avenue, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Moore Street
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Moore Street
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Magog River and Bridge
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Magog River and Bridge
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - St. Vincent de Paul Hospital
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

St. Vincent de Paul Hospital
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke, Que.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke, Que.
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada - postcard dated 1919
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada - postcard dated 1919




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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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Where is Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada? 

Sherbrooke (2006 population: 147,427) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada, the only major city in the Eastern Townships. Although originally settled in the early 19th century by anglophones, it is today primarily a francophone city.Wikipedia

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News  1823 - Barn Accident
A most shocking accident occurred at Sherbrooke on the 12th inst. while erecting a barn on the farm of C. Whircher, Esq. occasioned by part of the frame falling. One fine young man was so much bruised that he expired upon the spot, two were dangerously wounded, and another has an arm so broken as...Read MORE...


1832 - The village of Sherbrooke
occupies and elevated situation on both banks of the river Magog, at the Forks of the St. Francis. It contains about 75 houses, and its settlements are connected by a tolerably good bridge, near which are Mr. Goodhue's mills. The churches and the greater part of the village are in Orford, but the...Read MORE...


1852 - The first railroad station in Sherbrooke was built by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway (later Grand Trunk) in 1852 along the Montreal-Portland line.

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1870 - The Massawippi Valley Railway opened its Sherbrooke terminus at the railroad station built in 1852 by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway.

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1872 - Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Michel established at Sherbrooke

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1873
SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by three railways — the Grand Trunk, Massawippi Valley, and
St. Francis and Lake Megantic International, and watered by the River St. Francis and other streams. Capital, Sherbrooke. Pop. 8,516.

SEHERBROOKE, an ...Read MORE...



News  1874 - New Railway
The new Sherbrooke (Canada), Eastern Townships and Kennebec railway shortens the distance from Quebec to Boston 39 miles, and from Quebec to New York, in comparison with the shortest existing line, 58 miles. The president of the new road is J. R. Robertson. The cost so far has been about $200,000...Read MORE...


News  1877 - Two men with O'Brien's circus were arrested at Sherbrooke, Quebec, for stabbing a man named Dupont, who lies in a critical condition.

St. Albans Advertiser
St. Albans, Vermont
July 27, 1877
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1885 - In 1885, a second train station was built in Sherbrooke, with the completion of a line from Magog by the Waterloo & Magog Railway.

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1887 - Église de Saint-Patrick established at Sherbrooke

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News  1889 - Two Men Blown to Atoms
By Associated Press.
SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 18. - Dennis Conture and Joseph Noel were endeavoring to thaw a stick of dynamite this morning at the mines of the Albert copper company at Capeton, when it exploded, blowing them to atoms.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
January 18, 1889
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1890 - Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste established at Sherbrooke

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News  1890 - Hanged
William Wallace Blanchard Hanged at Sherbrooke, Quebec

Sherbrooke, Que., Dec. 12. - William Wallace Blanchard was hanged here this morning for the murder of Chas. A. Clakins on the eighteenth of Nov., 1889. The drop fell at 9:06 1/ 2 and at 9:30 the jail surgeon pronounced him dead. The execution ...Read MORE...



News  1891 - Gas Works Explosion
SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 1. - There was a serious explosion a the gas works here late last night. The force of the explosion tore out one side of the building and the structure took fire. Charles Dinsmore, an employe, was found half an hour after the explosion, under a heavy iron door which had been...Read MORE...


1895 - Sherbrooke
SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by four railways- the G. T. R., B. & M. R., Quebec Central Ry. and C. P. R., and watered by the Rivers St. Francis and Magog. Capital, Sherbrooke. Pop. in 1871, 8516; in 1891, 16088.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
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1896 - Église de Saint-Roch established at Sherbrooke

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News  1896 - French Canadian Immigration
SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from eastern Quebec left here last night via the Boston & Maine railroad for the United States, and 150 more left via the Grand Trunk railway. Railroad people ...Read MORE...


News  1896 - A Town Flooded
SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many manufacturing establishments on the flats, stopping work therein. The central business part of the town of Richmond is completely inundated.
The Record-Union
Sacramento, California
April 18, 1896
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News  1896 - A Bridge Disaster
Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated that the loss of the St. Anselm bridge and this will be $100,000.
The Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Iowa
April 19, 1896
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1897 - Church Burned
Sherbrooke, Que., May 11. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church was gutted by fire and several thousand dollars' worth of damage done.
Trenton Evening Times
Trenton, New Jersey
May 11, 1897
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News  1898 - Fire in Quebec
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to have started in the Rand Drill company's plant. The estimated loss is $225,000, probably covered by insurance.
Gazette-Telegraph
Colorado
August 15, 1898
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1901 - Two Children Perished in a Sherbrooke Fire - Caused by a Lamp Explosion.
Sherbrooke, Que., June 24. - Paul, aged 14, and Antoine, aged 5, sons of B. Durocher, were burned to death in their father's barn at East Sherbrooke, Saturday night. The fire was caused by a lamp explosion.
The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
June 24, 1901
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1906
Sherbrooke, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and its junction with the St. Francis, and on the Boston and Maine, the Grand Trunk and other railroads, 101 miles E. of Montreal. It has manufactures of woollen and cotton goods, flannels, iron casting,...Read MORE...


1913 - Église de Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours established at Sherbrooke

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1916 - August 15, 1916 - World War I - Embarkation of the 117th Sherbrooke Infantry Battalion for service in France.

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1917 - Typhoid Breaks Out At Sherbrooke, Que. Fifty Cases of Most Malignant Type Attributed to Bad Drinking Water.
Special to the Journal.
SHERBROOKE, Que., March 2. - There are fifty cases of typhoid fever here now and the health authorities attribute the cause to impure drinking water. The disease is of a very malignant type and a number of deaths have occurred. In one family, father, mother and two sons...Read MORE...



1921 - Église de Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc established at Sherbrooke

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1954 - October 17 - Education - Official opening of the new Université de Sherbrooke.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Caya
Canada/New France  Isaie Jean Caya (7 August 1844, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 15 June 1915, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
Canada/New France  Jean Baptiste (John) Caya (25 May 1837, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 29 March 1882, Montréal, Québec, Canada ) gravestone
Canada/New France  Philomene Caya (20 November 1839, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 24 December 1842, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Philomene Caya (25 October 1846, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 6 December 1924, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Gadbois
 Canada/New France  Amanda Gadbois (June 1870, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - March 21, 1944, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
 Canada/New France  Frédéric Alfred Gadbois (October 26 1875, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - February 24 1947, Sanford, Florida, USA)
 Canada/New France  Frédéric Gilles Gadbois (July 23 1903, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 1971, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canada/New France  Georgianna Gadbois (21 January 1877, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - , )
Canada/New France  Yves Gadbois (July 19, 1916, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - September 14, 1992, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia)

Gadbois (Charest)
Canada/New France  Thérèse Gadbois (Charest) (September 8, 1910, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 28 September, 2000, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Gadbois St-Pierre
Canada/New France  Éliane Gadbois St-Pierre (May 15, 1906, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - August 23, 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Caya
Canada/New France  Joseph Caya (29 April 1825, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada - 8 July 1847, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Joseph Louis Caya (11 May 1779, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada - 21 March 1839, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Marie Anne Caya (25 June 1790, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada - 22 March 1840, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Michel Caya (1 May 1784, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada - 22 March 1858, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Philomene Caya (20 November 1839, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 24 December 1842, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Cyr
Canada/New France  Marie Josèphte Cyr (1845, Westbury, Québec, Canada - 6 September 1923, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Canada/New France  Prosper Cyr (April 3, 1817, Nicolet, Québec, Canada - 14 January 1860, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Epps
immigrant England  Timothy Epps (11151840, Willesborough, Kent England - 03311904, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Gadbois
 Canada/New France  Amanda Gadbois (June 1870, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - March 21, 1944, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Houde
Canada/New France  Sophie Claire Houde (abt. 1825, , Québec Province, Canada - 28 December 1863, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Janelle
Canada/New France  Josephte Geneviève Janelle (1799, , Québec Province, Canada - 25 April 1861, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)

Vandandaigue (Gadbois)
 Canada/New France  Alfred Vandandaigue (Gadbois) (June 6, 1842, Compton, Québec, Canada - February 27, 1920, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1902
Wilfrid Lamy ( - ) & Marie-Louise Gadbois (1879 - )
married 29 September 1902
 




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