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(Cunningham's Station)

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Gloucester, Ontario, Canada - Billings Bridge Wikipedia

Gloucester, Ont, Unincorporated Place. Gloucester is located to the east of downtown OTTAWA. Its northern boundary is the OTTAWA RIVER.
Gloucester was first surveyed in 1792 and reputedly named after a member of the British royal family. Its first settler, Braddish Billings, arrived in 1812. Gloucester was a lumber area in its early days, but was largely lumbered out by the 1830s, after which agriculture became its primary economic activity. In 1850 Gloucester was incorporated as a township. Gloucester has, over the years, lost much of its area, including the original Billings settlement, as land was annexed to the city of Ottawa. In 2001 Gloucester lost its municipal status (incorporated as a city in 1981) as it and 10 other municipalities were merged to form the new city of Ottawa.

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Gloucester Township was established in 1792
1831 - Gloucester - Farmers Bridge built
The first bridge was built by Braddish Billings across the Rideau River at Bank Street in 1831. Originally called Farmers Bridge, by 1859 both the bridge and the community became commonly known as Billings Bridge.
Gloucester was incorporated as a township in 1850
GLOUCESTER or CUNNINGHAM'S STATION, a post village in Carleton co., Ont., on the St. L, & O. R., 11 miles from Ottawa. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 50.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Gloucester became a city in 1981
Gloucester became part of the amalgamated city of Ottawa in 2001
2023 - Gloucester is a vibrant and diverse community in the eastern part of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's plenty to see and do in this charming area. Here are some recommendations:
Petrie Island: This beautiful natural area on the Ottawa River offers hiking trails, sandy beaches, and picnic spots. It's an excellent place for birdwatching and enjoying water sports like kayaking and canoeing.

Blackburn Hamlet: A quaint and picturesque neighborhood in Gloucester, Blackburn Hamlet offers lovely walks, parks, and a community center. It's a great place to explore on foot or by bike.

Pine View Golf Course: If you're a golf enthusiast, this 18-hole course in Gloucester is a must-visit. It's well-maintained and offers a challenging yet enjoyable round of golf.

Mer Bleue Conservation Area: This unique bog in Gloucester is a haven for nature lovers. There are boardwalks and trails that lead you through the wetlands, making it a great spot for birdwatching and photography.

Canadian Museum of History: While not technically in Gloucester, this museum is just a short drive away in Gatineau, Quebec. It's Canada's largest and most visited museum and offers... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Gloucester, Ontario, Canada

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female ancestorElmyre Or Elmire Harriot PAQUETTE (February 17, 1879 , Gloucester, Ontario, Canada (Cunningham's Station) - June 19, 1944, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
female ancestorMarie-Henriette-Eva-Noella CAYA (20 December 1907, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 14 February 1999, Gloucester, Ontario, Canada (Cunningham's Station))

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male ancestorThomas (Damase) VAILLANCOURT (30 March 1853 - 7 June 1943) and female ancestorVitaline "Selina" MAILLEUX (MAYO) (4 January 1862 - 2 April 1937) married 26 November 1876

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