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The first residents of Embrun settled the town in 1845. François Michel named the town in 1857 after Embrun, France. The town's early economy was based on lumber, as the area was heavily forested and the soils too moist for good agriculture. In the 1870s, however, with deforestation and the advent of land drainage technologies, agriculture replaced lumber as Embrun's main industry.


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  • 1890 - Embrun
    Embrun, post vil., Ontario, co. Russell, on R. Castor, 25 m. from Ottawa. P. 100.
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1906 - Embrun
    Embrun, a post-village of Russell co., Ontario, on the river Castor, 25 miles ESE. of Ottawa. Pop. about 400.
    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

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Embrun, Ontario:
    Embrun Arena: If you're visiting during the winter months, catch a hockey game or enjoy some ice skating at the Embrun Arena. It's a great spot to experience Canada's favorite pastime.

    Embrun Heritage Museum: Learn about the town's rich history at the Embrun Heritage Museum. You'll find exhibits and artifacts that showcase Embrun's past, including its agricultural roots and early settlers.

    Embrun Covered Bridge: Take a leisurely stroll to the Embrun Covered Bridge, a historic landmark that's a perfect spot for photos. The bridge is particularly picturesque during the fall when the foliage changes color.

    Embrun Park: Pack a picnic and head to Embrun Park for a day of relaxation. The park offers green spaces, picnic tables, and a playground for children.

    Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, explore the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail. This multi-use trail is ideal for hiking, biking, or snowmobiling, depending on the season.

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

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female ancestorEliza (Elise) LAMOUREUX (14 March 1848, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 3 May 1930, Blezzard Valley, Ontario, Canada)
male ancestorFrançois LAMOUREUX (14 July 1852, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 21 January 1926, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
male ancestorLeandre LAMOUREUX (26 August 1856, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 7 November 1920, Chemlsford, Ontario, Canada)
female ancestorDelia LAMOUREUX (8 October 1874, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - , )
female ancestorEmerilde LAMOUREUX (1 January 1878, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - , )
female ancestorMalvina LAMOUREUX (31 July 1881, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 1939, , Ontario, Canada)
photo of Aza Alexander MOISEAza Alexander MOISE (31 January 1882, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 18 March 1953, Blind River, Algoma, Ontario, Canada)
male ancestorWilliam (Guillaume) LAMOUREUX (2 May 1883, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 1920, , Ontario, Canada)
male ancestorCyrill LAMOUREUX (1 January 1886, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - , )

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photo of Telesfore MOISE Telesfore MOISE (15 May 1853 - ) and photo of Athala "Stella" MAYER Athala "Stella" MAYER (1855 - ) married 11 July 1876
male ancestorHilaire MOISE (28 July 1860 - 9 March 1900) and female ancestorElisabeth BEAUDOIN (1867 - ) married 24 October 1887
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