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(St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

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"Franklln Centre, vil. and port of entry, Quebec, co. Huntingdon, 16 m. from Hemmingford. P. 300"

"Starnesborough, or St Antoine Abbe. post vil., Quebec, co. Chateauguay, 15 m. from Hemmingford."

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada
John George Bartholomew
John Murdoch Harper
January 1, 1890
London : J. Walker

Cimetière de St-Antoine-Abbe
A Catholic cemetery located at the back of the St-Antoine-Abbe Parish Church. (45.050N/ 73.887W)

Franklin Centre
A town in the center of Franklin Township (Huntingdon County) at the junction of modern Rtes 209 and 202. (45.030N/ 73.923W) It was previously called Russelltown Settlement.
Franklin Centre Post Office
The Franklin Centre Post Office operated from 1868 until present time.
Franklin Cemetery
A protestant cemetery on the east side of Franklin Centre. It is located on Rte 202 at the junction with Montée Covey Hill, 0.2mi (0.3km) east of the Franklin Centre corner with Rte 209. (45.030N/ 73.919W) ~qcchatea/ placenames/
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Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)
Interior of Saint-Antoine-Abbé Church, est. 1860

Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)
Methodist Church, built in 1870s
Now called Franklin United Church

Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)
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History and News of Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada

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  • 1860 - Église de Saint-Antoine-Abbé established at Saint-Antoine-Abbé
  • 1860 - Starnesborough (Starnesboro) - The name of the first Post Office in St-Antoine-d'Abbe. It operated from 1860 until 1919 when it changed its name to St-Antoine-Abbe Post Office. ~qcchatea/ placenames/ s.htm
  • 1873
    STARNESBOROUGH, or ST. ANTOINE ABBE, a post village in Chateauguay co., Que., 15 mile; from Hemmingford. It contains 2 stores and 2 hotels. Pop. 200. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • News  1884 - Reverend Arrested
    MONTREAL, December 6, - Rev. F. R. Pepin, of St. Antoine Abbe parish, who is charged with indecently assaulting young girls attending confession in... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Antoine l'Abbe, Quebec. See Starnesborough.

    Starnesborough, a post-village of Huntingdon co., Quebec, 8 miles from Ormstown. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Franklin, or Franklin Center, also called Manningville, a post-village and outport of Huntingdon co., Quebec, 16 miles W. of Hemmingford. Pop. about... Read MORE...

  • 1925 - St. ANTOINE-ABBE, Que. - Madame Hubert Brisson, 82, is in the hospital seriously injured as the result of being thrown from her buggy when crashed into by an auto.
    The Winnipeg Tribune
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    April 29, 1925
  • 1934 - Quebec Parents Charged With Child Murder. Two Held Responsible For Death by Ill-Treatment, Starvation. VERDICT IS GIVEN BY CORONER'S JURY.
    Girl's Body is Exhumed as Result of Rumors in District
    (By Canadian Press.)
    ST. ANTOINE ABBE, QUE., April 25 - Edouard Grouleau, 42, and his... Read MORE...

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