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flag   Elisabeth  HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR

  (b. 31 August 1805Baie-du-Fèbvre, Lower Canada   d. 21 November 1885Montréal, Québec, Canada )  
Age: 81
Summary: Elisabeth HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR was born 31 August 1805 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Lower Canada . Elisabeth HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR was the child of Alexis-Clair HOUDE and Marie-Angélique CHEVREFILS dite BELISLE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Claude HOUDE and Marie-Marguerite TROTTIER (maternal)  Jean-Joseph CHEVREFILS dit BELISLE and Élisabeth BENOIT dite LAFOREST

She married  Joseph CAYA 7 July 1824 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Joseph CAYA  was born 24 May 1802 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) .  He died 9 November 1866 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Antoine-Salois CAYA and Marie-Thérèse CARTIER.

Elisabeth HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR died 21 November 1885 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .
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Elisabeth HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR married flag  Joseph CAYA-- Date: 7 July 1824 Place: Baie-du-Fèbvre, Lower Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Joseph CAYA was the son of Antoine-Salois CAYA and Marie-Thérèse CARTIER

Paroisse St-Antoine de-Padoue


flag  Joseph CAYA (b.29 April 1825, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Lower Canada   d. 8 July 1847, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada)

flag  Antoine CAYA (b.19 January 1827, Saint-François-du-Lac, Lower Canada  d. 31 October 1914, Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin, USA)
m. Ellen O'NEIL 16 July 1854

flag  Elisabeth CAYA (b.18 November 1829, Saint-François-du-Lac, Lower Canada  d. , )

flag  Eloise CAYA (b.10 October 1832, Saint-François-du-Lac, Lower Canada  d. 8 August 1902, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
m. Louis DUGUAY abt. 1853

flag  Marie-Thérèse CAYA (b.22 February 1835, Saint-François-du-Lac, Lower Canada  d. , )

flag  Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA (b.25 May 1837, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada  d. 29 March 1882, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
m. Apolline (Pauline) ALEXANDRE 30 April 1860
m. Adelaide BOURDELAIS 19 September 1870

flag  Philomene CAYA (b.20 November 1839, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada  d. 24 December 1842, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada)

flag  Isaie-Jean CAYA (b.7 August 1844, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada  d. 15 June 1915, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
m. Julia MAINVILLE 1 October 1867

flag  Philomene CAYA (b.25 October 1846, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada  d. 6 December 1924, Montréal, Québec, Canada )
m. Joseph MARTEL 28 February 1870

flag  Octave CAYA (b.1848, , New Hampshire, USA  d. , )
m. Mary BEAUDOIN 7 January 1873

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1805 Baptism - La-Baie-Du-Febvre Paroisse...

1824 Marriage. Paroisse St-Antoine de-Padoue,...

1885 Death. Notre-Dame de Montreal, Quebec.
31 August 1805
Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)

Canada 1812 - War of 1812 - second invasion of Canada by Americans (
At the outbreak of hostilities, the U.S. Army was a poorly equipped force of fewer than 7,000 men,...Read MORE...

Canada When the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today.

Canada: A People's History ( history/ ) -

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

Canada 1818 - Canada's border is defined as the 49th Parallel from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

1824 Marriage / Partner
Elisabeth HOUDE (HOULE) LECLAIR and Joseph CAYA 7 July 1824, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1825 Birth of Child
Joseph CAYA was born 29 April 1825, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
1827 Birth of Child
Antoine CAYA was born 19 January 1827, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1829 Birth of Child
Elisabeth CAYA was born 18 November 1829, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
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...

1832 Birth of Child
Eloise CAYA was born 10 October 1832, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1835 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse CAYA was born 22 February 1835, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
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...

1837 Birth of Child
Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA was born 25 May 1837, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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. - January 2, 1839

1839 Birth of Child
Philomene CAYA was born 20 November 1839, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Canada 1841 - February 11 – Act of Union - The two colonies of The Canadas are merged into the United Province of Canada. -

Canada 1842 - EARTHQUAKE
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The Canadien of last evening gives the following account...

1842 Death of Child
Philomene CAYA died 24 December 1842, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
1844 Birth of Child
Isaie-Jean CAYA was born 7 August 1844, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
1846 Birth of Child
Philomene CAYA was born 25 October 1846, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
1847 Death of Child
Joseph CAYA died 8 July 1847, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

Merrimacke, Hillsborough, New Hampshire (18 Sept 1850)
Joseph Caya, age 48, laborer, born in Canada
Elizabeth Caya, age 44, born in Canada
John...

Canada Despite diversification of the rural economy, more than 80% of French Canadians were employed in farming in 1850. 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html -

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

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. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

1860 Manchester, New Hampshire
Living in Manchester in 1860 according to son's marriage record

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

Canada 1865 - No Draft
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1866 Death of Spouse/Partner
Joseph CAYA died 9 November 1866, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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

Canada The 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young Dominion of Canada.
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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

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

Canada 1880-84 - The Canadian Pacific Railway recruits thousands of underpaid Chinese Labourers. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1868-to-1918.html -

1881 Ste-Jean-Baptiste, Hochelaga, Quebec
Isai CAIA M Male French 33 Quebec Cordonnier Catholique

Julie CAIA M...

1882 Death of Child
Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA died 29 March 1882, Montréal, Québec, Canada
21 November 1885
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Elisabeth is buried at: Cimetiere Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
4601 Côte-des-Neiges Road

Montréal, Québec, Canada
Late's Name: Houle Eliz.claire Spouse's Name: Caya Concession Number: 00003 Section: A Date of Arrival: 21/11/1885

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