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immigrant - Canada to US US Civil War Soldiers   François  GERVAIS

  (b. 16 August 1821La Prairie, Lower Canada   d. 1883Malone, New York, USA )  
Age: 62
Cause of Death: Unknown
Summary: François GERVAIS was born 16 August 1821 in La Prairie, Lower Canada . François GERVAIS was the child of

François was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1860.

He married  Geneviève-Mongeon GERVAIS .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Geneviève-Mongeon GERVAIS  was born 1822 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres) . 

François GERVAIS died 1883 in Malone, New York, USA.

Occupation: Carpenter, Civil War veteran


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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Quebec - Did you know? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing games or dancing or in friendly visits of one family with another.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) - Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge
155, ch. Saint-Jean, La Prairie, QUÉBEC
Established 1667
Source: http://www.originis.ca
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge
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La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) - Lamouette Cabins
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
Lamouette Cabins
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) - Motel Laprairie
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
Motel Laprairie
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) - La Colonial Bar-B-Q
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
La Colonial Bar-B-Q
Malone, New York, USA - Hotel Flanagan, Malone, N.Y.
Malone, New York, USA
Hotel Flanagan, Malone, N.Y.
Malone, New York, USA - McMillan Mills, Malone, N.Y.
Malone, New York, USA
McMillan Mills, Malone, N.Y.
Malone, New York, USA - Morton Street, Malone, N.Y.
Malone, New York, USA
Morton Street, Malone, N.Y.

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Birth
16 August 1821
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...


Canada By 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch.
As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation of charismatic reformers -- Joseph Howe ...Read MORE...


USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

News 1832 - Laprairie Post Office opens

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USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...


News 1836 - Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad
1836, July 21 - Governor Lord Gosford rides on the First train of the Champlain & St. Lawrence...Read MORE...


Canada 1836 - Opening of the first railway in Canada from La Prairie to St. Jean, Quebec
On July 21, 1836, cheers filled the air as a wood-burning steam locomotive chugged out of La...Read MORE...


Canada 1837 - After an unsuccessful rebellion, the leaders escape to the U.S.
Along with a general feeling that the government was not democratic, the failure of the executive...Read MORE...


USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...


Canada 1838 - Levels of illiteracy among the French-speaking people were about 73% in 1838 but reached 88% in the countryside.
This reflected not only inconsistencies in the provision of schooling in Lower Canada and a lack of ...Read MORE...


World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...


USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...


Canada 1841 - February 11 – Act of Union - The two colonies of The Canadas are merged into the United Province of Canada.

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Canada 1842 - EARTHQUAKE
From the Quebec Mercury of Nov. 10 -

The Canadien of last evening gives the following account...Read MORE...


World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...


USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

News 1848 - Flood
The spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below...Read MORE...


Canada 1849 - The boundary of the 49th Parallel is extended to the Pacific Ocean. An Act of Amnesty provides for W.L. Mackenzie's return from exile in the U.S.

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Canada Despite diversification of the rural economy, more than 80% of French Canadians were employed in farming in 1850.

richardjohnbr.blogspot.com/ 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html -

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...


Canada 1852-53 - The Grand Trunk Railway receives its charter.

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USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...


Canada 1854 - The French seigneurial system of land tenancy is finally abolished in Canada East


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...


Canada 1856 - Grand Trunk
The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line.

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Canada 1857 - Ottawa chosen by Queen Victoria as the capital of the united colony of Canada


Canada 1858 - The Halifax-Truro line begins rail service. Chinese immigrants from California arrive in British Columbia, attracted by the Fraser River Gold Rush.

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

1860 Birth of Child
Thomas JARVIS was born April 1860, Chateaugay, New York, USA
USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...


Canada 1864 - Quebec Conference of 1864 held to discuss Canadian Confederation which will lead to the creation of the Dominion of Canada.

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Canada 1865 - No Draft
The Canadians do not appear to like drafting for military service on the border. The Quebec News of ...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...


Canada 1867 - Canada becomes a sovereign nation by an act of the British Parliament (the British North America Act). Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick are united as the Dominion of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald becomes the first prime minister


USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...


Canada The 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young Dominion of Canada.
The country's first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, faces economic depression in the...Read MORE...


Canada 1870 - The Manitoba Act created Canada's 5th province (Manitoba)

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World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - A Malone, N. Y., dispatch of the 29th says the Fenian movement there had collapsed.
General Gleason, Dr. Donnelly, Colonel Cullen, and Captain Mannox, of the Fenian army, had been...Read MORE...


World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


Canada 1871 - B.C. became 6th Canadian province (July 20)

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ bcztimeln.htm -

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...


Canada 1873 - July 1 – Prince Edward Island joins the Canadian Confederation.

www.wikipedia.org - July 1, 1873

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...


Canada 1880-84 - The Canadian Pacific Railway recruits thousands of underpaid Chinese Labourers.

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1868-to-1918.html -

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...


Death
1883
Malone, New York, USA

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