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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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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
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Patrick
20, rue Gordon, Sherbrooke, QUÉBEC
Established 1887
Source: Google maps
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Patrick
20, rue Gordon, Sherbrooke, QUÉBEC
Established 1887
Source: Google maps
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - Wellington St. Looking North
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada - postcard dated 1919
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada -
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada


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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 ...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....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...Read MORE...

News  1874 - New Railway
The new Sherbrooke (Canada), Eastern Townships and Kennebec railway shortens the distance from...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.

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St. Albans, Vermont
July 27, 1877
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...Read MORE...

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...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 ...Read MORE...

1895 - Sherbrooke
SHERBROOKE, a county of Quebec, comprises an area of 140,300 acres. It is traversed by four...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

News  1896 - A Town Flooded
SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now...Read MORE...

News  1896 - A Bridge Disaster
Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept ...Read MORE...

1897 - Church Burned
Sherbrooke, Que., May 11. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church was gutted by fire and several...Read MORE...

News  1898 - Fire in Quebec
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the...Read MORE...

Ville de Sherbrooke - Debut du siecle


Ville de Sherbrooke - Debut du siecle (www.youtube.com)
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...Read MORE...

1906
Sherbrooke, a city and port of Quebec, capital of the co. of Sherbrooke, on the river Magog, and...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...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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Sherbrooke
Located on Abenaki land, Sherbrooke was initially known as Ktinékétolékouac or Grandes Fourches...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Biron
flag  Pauline BIRON (Sept 14 1914, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 28 April 2003, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

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

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

GADBOIS
flag  Georgianna GADBOIS (21 January 1877, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - , )

Gadbois (Charest)
flag  Thérèse GADBOIS (CHAREST) (September 8, 1910, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - 28 September, 2000, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Gadbois St-Pierre
flag  Éliane GADBOIS ST-PIERRE (May 15, 1906, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - August 23, 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

LACROIX
flag  Guillaume LACROIX (10 May 1865, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 26 ancestors who died in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1901
Wilfrid-Telesphore MASSE (abt. 1877 - ) & Georgianna GADBOIS (21 January 1877 - )
married 30 September 1901

1902
Wilfrid LAMY ( - ) & Marie-Louise GADBOIS (1879 - )
married 29 September 1902

1907
Louis AUDET (14 August 1881 - 10 November 1971) & Jeannette GADBOIS (1883 - )
married 12 August 1907

1909
Guillaume LACROIX (10 May 1865 - ) & Georgianna GADBOIS (21 January 1877 - )
married 11 September 1909

1940
Hector-Denis SAINT-PIERRE (24 December 1906 - 14 April 1988) & Pauline BIRON (Sept 14 1914 - 28 April 2003)
married Sept 7 1940
 

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