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Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Eglise, Riviere des Prairies Église de Saint-Joseph 10050, boul. Gouin Est, Rivière-des-Prairies, QUÉBEC Established 1834

Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Rivière-des-Prairies was a municipality that was annexed by Montreal, Canada in 1963.

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Eglise, Riviere des Prairies
Église de Saint-Joseph
10050, boul. Gouin Est, Rivière-des-Prairies,
Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Eglise, Riviere des Prairies
Église de Saint-Joseph
10050, boul. Gouin Est, Rivière-des-Prairies, QUÉBEC
Established 1834
Rivière-des-Prairies near Montreal, ( Quebec. ) (abt. 1838)
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1
Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Rivière-des-Prairies near Montreal, ( Quebec. ) (abt. 1838)
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1939-399-38
Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada


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1615 - June 24 - Recollet fathers Joseph Le Caron and Denis Jamet celebrate first mass ever said on Montreal Island. Rivière des Prairies,Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_24
1687 - Rivière-des-Prairies founded

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1832 - The Parish of Riviere des Prairies,
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, contains only the Cote de St. Joseph, and extends two leagues along the Riviere des Prairies from the lower part of the island. All the lands in this P. were conceded previous to 1759, and consist of 8226 superficial arpents. In 1821 there were 108 houses, of which 92 were inhabited by farmers and 16 by occupiers of small plots of ground, called emplacemens. The greatest extent occupied by any one person is 320 superficial arpents.

Population 800
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Schools 1
Villages 1
Tanneries 1
Shopkeepers 3
Taverns 3

Name of church - St. Joseph
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1834 - Église de Saint-Joseph established at Rivière-des-Prairies
MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It is of a triangular shape, 32 m. long, by from 5 to 10 1/ 2 m. broad. The Riveres-des-Prairies separates it on the NW from Isle Jesus, which is 21 m. long, and 6 m. wide, and is connected with it by a wooden bridge. The island forms the county of M., and is divided into the 9 parishes of St. Ann, St. Genevieve, Pointe-Claire, La Chine, Sault-au-Recollet, St. Laurent, Rivieres-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Longue Pointe...

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 5
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
RIVIERE DES PRAIRIES, a post village in Hochelaga co., Que , 15 miles N. of Montreal It has a telegraph office. Pop. 250.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Riviere des Prairies, a post-village of Hochelaga co., Quebec, 10 miles N. of Montreal, its banking point.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
Montreal (CP) - Reports conflicted today as to the number of construction workers who died Wednesday night when a coffer dam collapsed at the Riviere des Prairies. Police in Laval des Rapides said they believed 18 men were killed, but an official of a construction firm set the toll at about 11.

The dam buckled under pressure of heavy chunks of ice broken away by a recent thaw. The Riviere des Prairies skirts Montreal's north shore.
About 20 men were working at the bottom of the dam when the north wall was struck by ice floes and collapsed.

EMERIC LEONARD, assistant superintendent of Dufresne Construction Company, said today he has no information yet as to the exact number of men who were killed.

A police office in Laval des Rapides said he believed 18 had been killed. But MR. LEONARD, said: "I think the number is closer to 11."
Two or three men escaped from within the dam when it buckled. Three others saved themselves after the shock tossed them from the top of the dam into ... Read MORE...

1963 - July 20 - City of Montréal annexes Rivière-des-Prairies, Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_20
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Rivière-des-Prairies:
Maison du Pressoir: Start your exploration of Rivière-des-Prairies with a visit to Maison du Pressoir. This historic house dates back to the 18th century and provides insight into the area's rich history.

Rivière-des-Prairies Nature Park: Explore the natural beauty of the neighborhood by taking a walk or bike ride through Rivière-des-Prairies Nature Park. This green oasis along the Rivière des Prairies offers scenic views and a peaceful escape from the city.

Parc Basile-Routhier: Another great park in the area is Parc Basile-Routhier. It's perfect for picnicking, playing sports, or simply relaxing in a serene environment.

Boating and Watersports: With its proximity to the river, Rivière-des-Prairies is a great place for boating and watersports enthusiasts. You can rent a kayak, paddleboard, or even go fishing in the Rivière des Prairies.

Visit Local Cafés and Restaurants: Explore the local dining scene by visiting some of the neighborhood's charming cafés and restaurants.... Read MORE...

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male ancestorJacques BIETRY dit CHEVALIER (1660 - 29 July 1705) and female ancestorElisabeth BERNIER (3 October 1671 - 2 February 1747) married 24 November 1687
male ancestorGilles-Jean CHARPENTIER (2 November 1669 - 18 December 1741) and female ancestorFrançoise HUNEAULT (5 December 1667 - 1 May 1748) married 22 April 1691
male ancestorPierre RANGER (1663 - 26 February 1709) and female ancestorMarguerite FORTIN (13 March 1677 - 4 May 1746) married 1692
male ancestorPaul-Charles DAZÉ (7 May 1673 - 3 May 1765) and female ancestorBarbe CARTIER (1678 - 30 June 1705) married 19 November 1696
male ancestorDominique DESTREE dit SANSOUCY (1678 - ) and female ancestorAnne-Marie HOGUE (1678 - ) married 22 November 1698
male ancestorJean MILLET dit BEAUSSERON (6 January 1674 - 17 June 1714 ) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise-Catherine LAMOUREUX (27 August 1685 - 8 May 1766 ) married 07 January 1702
male ancestorSamuel PAPINEAU (1668 - 22 April 1737) and female ancestorCatherine-Angelique QUEVILLON (14 March 1686 - 30 March 1781) married 16 June 1704
male ancestorRoch DESJARDINS (25 February 1676 - 20 June 1756) and female ancestorMarie BOULARD dite CAMBRAI (18 May 1683 - 9 November 1730) married 26 November 1704
male ancestorPierre LABELLE (1 January 1684 - 12 September 1769 ) and female ancestorJeanne BOULARD (1692 - 29 October 1768) married 25 November 1709

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