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Greater Sudbury, Ont, incorporated as a city in 2001... The judicial seat for the District of Sudbury, the City of Greater Sudbury lies 388 km north of Toronto at the crossroads of the TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, highways 69 and 144, and the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific (CPR) railways. It replaced the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury that had been in existence since 1973. As a result of the 2001 amalgamation, the cities of Sudbury and VALLEY EAST and the towns of Capreol, Nickel Centre, Onaping Falls, RAYSIDE-BALFOUR and Walden also ceased to exist. Encompassing an area of 3307 km2, Greater Sudbury is one of the largest municipalities by area in Ontario...
Sudbury began its existence as a company town of the CPR. Surrounded by the boreal forests of the Canadian SHIELD, lumbering developed as the community's first major industry during the 1890s. The location of the townsite south of the Sudbury Basin, however, also encouraged its development as the local centre for the mining industry. Discovered during the construction of the CPR main line, the Sudbury Basin constitutes a 60 km by 27 km oval-shaped geological structure surrounded by a nickel irruptive consisting of a rocky rim rich in minerals.
Despite the fact that no mines were within its borders, Sudbury evolved as the dominant urban centre for the region. Also within the basin was a fertile valley that attracted large numbers of French-speaking farmers.
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Église de Sainte-Anne-Des-Pins
14 Beech St., Sudbury, ONTARIO
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Church of Christ the King
21 St. Anne Rd., Sudbury, ONTARIO
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1883 - Mineral deposits found near Sudbury, mining boom in northern Ontario
1883 – Important mineral deposits are found near Sudbury; this and similar discoveries, especially near Cobalt, triggered a mining boom in Northern Ontario. The region acquires a large French-speaking population as Quebeckers move there to work in the boom.
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1883 - Église de Sainte-Anne-Des-Pins established at Sudbury
Sudbury, a banking post-town and outport of Nipissing district, Ontario, on the Canadian Pacific R., 443 miles W. of Montreal. It has manufactures of explosives, etc. Pop. 2027. Sudbury district has vast deposits of nickel.
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
1917 - Church of Christ the King established in Sudbury
1930 - Église de Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf established in Sudbury
1937 - Church of the Holy Trinity established in Sudbury
1953 - October 20 - Canada's First privately-owned television station goes into operation in Sudbury
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_20
1970 - HUNDREDS LEFT WITHOUT HOME. FOUR KILLED AS 90 m.p.h. WINDS, RAIN SMASH THROUGH FOUR ONT. COMMUNITIES.
Sudbury, Ont. (CP) - Hundreds of the homeless sought shelter in schools, churches and private homes Thursday night after a freak storm which killed at least four persons, injured about 150 and caused millions of dollars in property damage in four communities.
The storm, packing torrential rain and winds of up to 90 miles an hour, smashed through the nearby mining communities of Lively and Copper Cliff, into the southern edge of Sudbury and on to the logging community of Field 45 miles to the east.
The storm had the effect of a hurricane, leaving buildings in ruins, uprooting trees and sections of concrete sidewalk, smashing windows and vehicles and cutting power and telephone lines.
"I was scared as hell," said David Stott, who works at a refinery in Copper Cliff. "I thought the building was blowing up and there had been a big explosion."
"We just stood in the middle of the house," said J. P. Stevens after freeing his 12-year-old son from debris torn from the roof of their ... Read MORE...
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Sudbury, Ontario, CanadaWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Sudbury.
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François-Xavier PACAUD (7 March 1838, La Malbaie, Québec, Canada (Murray Bay) (Saint-Etienne-de-la-Malbaie) - 26 February 1928, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Marie-Philomene LAMOUREUX (15 November 1846, Montebello, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours) - 10 September 1929, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
François LAMOUREUX (14 July 1852, Embrun, Ontario, Canada - 21 January 1926, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Melanise LAMOUREUX (8 November 1852, , Ontario, Canada - 28 November 1908, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Thomas (Damase) VAILLANCOURT (30 March 1853, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada - 7 June 1943, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Eleonore "Leonarde" LAMOUREUX (3 June 1860, Russell, Ontario, Canada - 21 April 1931, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Vitaline "Selina" MAILLEUX (MAYO) (4 January 1862, Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada (Osgoode) - 2 April 1937, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Joseph Norbert PELOQUIN (15 August 1864, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA - 6 September 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Norbert PELOQUIN (, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre) - Sept 6, 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury))
Ancestors Who Were Married in Sudbury, Ontario, CanadaWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Sudbury.
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Joseph Francois Laurent CROTEAU (6 September 1882 - 3 August 1958) and Mayhew BAMBURG (31 July 1881 - 10 October 1940) married 15 July 1908
Julien LAMOUREUX (7 October 1887 - 10 April 1957) and Malvina Alexina MARTIN (7 January 1896 - 11 May 1996) married 14 September 1915
Israël VAILLANCOURT (21 May 1890 - 15 September 1965) and Rose Alma MOÏSE (8 November 1894 - 24 November 1929) married 19 October 1915
Peter John JEFFREY (22 July 1900 - 9 March 1969) and Alexandria "Stella" MOISE (28 February 1906 - 19 July 1982) married 2 May 1925
Joseph James PELOQUIN (21 December 1901 - 4 September 1977) and Rose Margaret GUSTIANA (25 September 1908 - 14 February 1937) married 3 September 1927
Joseph James PELOQUIN (21 December 1901 - 4 September 1977) and Aline DESPATIE (19 January 1902 - ) married 14 June 1939
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