ARBOUR Francois-Xavier

ARBOUR Francois-Xavier

M 1839 - 1929  (89 années)

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  • Nom ARBOUR Francois-Xavier 
    Naissance 7 juin 1839  Saint-Paul,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu 
    Baptême 7 juin 1839  Saint-Paul,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA,Église de Saint-Paul Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu 
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    Décès 27 avr 1929  Victoria Harbour,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu 
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      Francois-Xavier ARBOUR I is the first in a line of several Francois-Xaviers within the ARBOUR family. In the early years in Quebec, when France was encouraging colonization and the expansion of Catholicism, the Church sent a well-respected vicar apostolic. In 1659, the Jesuit-trained Bishop Francois-Xavier deLAVAL-MONTMORENCY arrived to take command of the missions and to found parishes. This is possibly whom our Jean-Baptiste and Emelie ARBOUR were honoring when they named their fifth son. However, they also may have been simply naming him after his godfather, as was very common at the time.This Francois-Xavier was simply known as "Xavier."

      At the time of his wedding, Xavier was reportedly from St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, a small village north of Joliette City. However, at least initially, the young couple seems to have set up home in Joliette City, where their first child was born. They did remain in Joliette County after this, but it is unknown exactly where, perhaps near the parish of St-Jean-de-Matha or the parish of St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez. Xavier and Nathalie eventually had a large family of 13 children, although four of them are believed to have died in childhood. They also became godparents to the first two children of Xavier's brother Magloire's: niece Emelie ARBOUR in June 1867 in St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, and nephew Alphonse ARBOUR in November 1868 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Quebec. Later, Xavier and Nathalie decided to uproot their family and move to Simcoe County, Ontario, for work in the lumber industry. They arrived in Ontario possibly around summer 1868, judging by the locations of their children's births. Little Nathalie was born in February 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec. The next child to be born was Francois-Xavier in April 1869 in Belle Ewart, Ontario, which is located in Simcoe County. Xavier's family probably arrived with his younger brother Basile, possibly just a few months after his sister Zoe and her family. Younger brother Magloire and older brother Louis most likely did not arrive until about 1883 to 1884. Xavier and Nathalie were recorded in the 1871 Census with their five oldest children, living in Innisfil Township in Simcoe County, on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. They seem to have settled in the town of Belle Ewart, as four of their children were born there. In 1871, Xavier was also recorded in the Dominion Directory, as a laborer living in Belle Ewart. The family appears to have stayed in this community through about July 1874 before moving again. After the six- or seven-year stint at the Sage and McGraw Mill, Xavier found his work disappearing along with the larger trees in the forests. In 1875, the Midland Railway - so called because of its Midland terminus - was completed to Waubaushene. The family knew of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company in northern Simcoe County, centered in the community of Waubaushene. Xavier and Nathalie decided to move once again to seek their fortunes elsewhere. By April 1881, the family was living just outside Waubaushene in Tay Township, on the south end of the Georgian Bay. In 1887 and in 1890, Xavier was known to be a tenant farmer on Concession 11, Lot 10, in Waubaushene. In 1887, records confirm that Xavier was indeedone of the 200 employees of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, which shipped 27 million board feet of lumber by rail and 23 million board feet by water that year. In 1894, Xavier finally became a landowner when he purchased a farm in Waubaushene on Concession 10, Lot 9. By 1901, the family owned 80 acres of Concession 9, Lot 10. On that property they had two houses with six rooms each, plus two barns. By the age of 62, Xavier appears to have departed the lumber business to devote his efforts to farming.

      After her children left home, Nathalie appears to have begun her own career. For many years, she was known as Mrs. ARBOUR the Milliner. Nathalie was a fine, attractive woman with a great deal of talent. She made splendid hats in her shop in the front part of their home, which sat next to the Waubaushene Hotel. The large front window displayed her wares.

      Throughout their lives, Xavier and Nathalie took on the responsibility of being godparents to 12 more of the family's children: future daughter-in-law Louise GRENIER in Barrie in September 1872, nephew William ARBOUR in Barrie in January 1873, niece Emelie GREGOIRE (Xavier only) in Penetanguishene in October 1876, niece Josephine GREGOIRE in Penetanguishene in May 1880, granddaughter Delia RONDEAU in Penetanguishene in August 1882, granddaughter Delia BOURDON in Midland in August 1884, granddaughter Mildred ARBOUR in Midland in June 1888, grandson Stanley ARBOUR in Midland in April 1891, granddaughter Eve ARBOUR in Midland in September 1896, granddaughter Hilda ARBOUR in Midland in June 1898, granddaughter Marie Ellen May ARBOUR in Midland in February 1899, and lastly grandson Philbert LORMAND in Midland in September 1907.

      Xavier and Nathalie were obviously close to his brothers and their families, as evidenced by all the baptisms which took place. In his later years, Xavier also wrote a small poem to his beloved nieceAnnie Belle ARBOUR, who was brother Basile's youngest child. "La rose est la plus belle des fleur, Et toi tu est Roi de mon coeur, Tu est la seul, dans ce monde, Que puisse faire mon bonheur, From a friend, Xavier ARBOUR." Dated Waubaushene 9 May 1897, the writing roughly translates to: "The rose is the most beautiful of flowers, And you are the King of my heart, You are the only one in this world, Who can greatly make me happy."

      In his last years, Xavier lived in Victoria Harbour -- probably with daughter Delia's family -- and still walked daily to meet the mail train.
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      Bio from Facebook on 07 Jun 2010:
      07 June 1839 -- Born in Joliette City, Quebec, Francois-Xavier ARBOUR was the 9th of 20 children of Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR and Emelie DORVAL, our premier couple. Francois-Xavier ARBOUR I is the first in a line of several Francois-Xaviers within the ARBOUR family. In the early years in Quebec, when France was encouraging colonization and the expansion of Catholicism, the Church sent a well-respectedvicar apostolic. In 1659, the Jesuit-trained Bishop Francois-Xavier deLAVAL-MONTMORENCY arrived to take command of the missions and to found parishes. This is possibly whom our Jean-Baptiste and Emelie ARBOUR were honoring when they named their 5th son. However, they also may have been simply naming him after his godfather, as was very common at the time. This Francois-Xavier was simply known as "Xavier." Xavier married 18-year old Natalie DESMARAIS in Joliette City on 10 February 1862. At the time of the wedding, Xavier was reportedly from St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, a small village north of Joliette City. However, at least initially, the young couple seems to have set up home within Joliette City, where their first child was born. They did remain in Joliette County after this, but it is unknown exactly where, perhaps near the parish of St-Jean-de-Matha or near the parish of St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez. Xavier and Natalie eventually had a large family of 13 children, although 3 of them are believed to have died in childhood. Soon, Xavier and Natalie decided to uproot their family and move to Simcoe County, Ontario, for work in the lumber industry. They arrived in Ontario possibly around summer 1868, judging by the locations of their children's births. Little Natalie was born inFebruary 1868 in Joliette County. The next child to be born was Francois-Xavier in April 1869 in Belle Ewart, Ontario, which is located in Simcoe County. Xavier's family probably arrived with his younger brother Basile, possibly just a few months after his sister Zoe and her family. Younger brother Magloire and older brother Louis most likely did not arrive until about 1883 to 1884. Xavier and Natalie were recorded in the 1871 Census with their 5 oldest children, living in Innisfil Township in Simcoe County, on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. They seem to have settled in the town of Belle Ewart, as 4 of their children were born there. In 1871, Xavier was also recorded in the Dominion Directory, as a laborer livingin Belle Ewart. The family appears to have stayed in this community through about July 1874 before moving again. After this 6- or 7-year stint at the Sage and McGraw Mill, Xavierfound his work disappearing along with the larger trees in the forests. In 1875, the Midland Railway - so called because of its Midland terminus - was completed to Waubaushene. The family knew of theGeorgian Bay Lumber Company in northern Simcoe County, centered in the community of Waubaushene. Xavier and Natalie decided to move once again to seek their fortunes elsewhere. By April 1881, the family was living just outside Waubaushene in Tay Township, on the south end of the Georgian Bay. In 1887 and in 1890, Xavier was known to be a tenant farmer on Concession 11, Lot 10, in Waubaushene. In 1887, records confirm that Xavier was indeed one of the 200 employees of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, which shipped 27 million board feet of lumber by rail and 23 million board feet by water that year. In 1894, Xavier finally became a landowner when he purchased a farm in Waubaushene on Concession 10, Lot 9. By 1901, the family owned 80 acres of Concession 9, Lot 10. On that property they had 2 houses with 6 rooms each, plus 2 barns. By the age of 62, Xavier appears to have departed the lumber business to devote his efforts to farming. After her children left home, Natalie appears to have begun her own career. For many years, she was known as "Mrs. Arbour the Milliner." Natalie was a fine, attractive woman with a great deal of talent. She made splendid hats in her shop in the front part of their home, which sat next to the Waubaushene Hotel. The large front window displayed her wares. Xavier and Natalie were obviously close to his brothers and their families, as evidenced by all the baptisms at which they became godparents. In his later years, Xavier also wrote a small poem to his beloved niece Annie Belle ARBOUR, who was brother Basile's youngest child. "La rose est la plus belle des fleur, Et toi tu est Roi de mon coeur, Tu est la seul, dans ce monde, Que puisse faire mon bonheur, From a friend, Xavier ARBOUR." Dated Waubaushene 9 May 1897, the writing roughly translates to:"The rose is the most beautiful of flowers, And you are the King of my heart, You are the only one in this world, Who can greatly make me happy." Natalie was 79-years old when she passed away in Victoria Harbour on 13 June 1922. In his last years, Xavier lived in Victoria Harbour -- probably with daughter Delia's family -- and still walked daily to meet the mail train. He was 89-years old whenhe passed away in Victoria Harbour on 27 April 1929. Both Xavier and Natalie were laid to rest in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Victoria Harbour.
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      In the 1893 Directory for the County of Simcoe et al, Xavier was recorded as being a tenant on Concession 11, Lot 10, in Waubaushene.

      In the 1896 Directory for the County of Simcoe et al, Xavier was recorded as being a freeholder on Concession 11, Lot 9, in Waubaushene.

      In the 1898 Directory for the County of Simcoe et al, Xavier was recorded as being a freeholder on Concession 10, Lot 9, in Waubaushene.
    ID personne 10775I  ARBOUR-HARBOUR FAMILLES-FAMILIES
    Dernière modif. 24 mars 2019 

    Père ARBOUR Jean-Baptiste,   n. 15 mars 1806, Saint-Sulpice,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 12 déc 1886, Sainte-Émélie-de-L'Énergie,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 80 années) 
    Mère DORVAL Emelie,   n. 2 août 1810, L'Assomption,,Lanaudière,Quebec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 10 juin 1888, Sainte-Émélie-de-L'Énergie,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 77 années) 
    Mariage 16 oct 1827  Joliette,,Lanaudière,Quebec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu 
    _UST MARRIED 
    ID Famille 406184U  Feuille familiale  |  Tableau de famille

    Famille DESMARAIS Nathalie Athala,   n. 11 avr 1843, Joliette,,Lanaudière,Quebec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 13 juin 1922, Victoria Harbour,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 79 années) 
    _UST MARRIED 
    Enfants 
     1. ARBOUR Charles,   n. 23 fév 1882, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 24 fév 1966, North Bay,,Nipissing District,Ontario,CANADA,Nipissing District Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 84 années)
     2. ARBOUR Francois-Xavier, II,   n. avr 1869, Belle Ewart,,Simcoe,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 5 mai 1948, Toronto,,York County,Ontario,CANADA,133 Sydenham St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge ~ 79 années)
     3. ARBOUR Merille,   n. 16 juil 1874, Belle Ewart,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 21 jan 1952, Ontario,,,,, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 77 années)
     4. ARBOUR Edmond,   n. 23 avr 1866, Joliette,,Lanaudière,Quebec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 16 sept 1945, Midland,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 79 années)
     5. ARBOUR Delia,   n. 7 août 1887, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 29 août 1924, Midland,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 37 années)
     6. ARBOUR George Henri,   n. 29 avr 1880, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 26 août 1881, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 1 années)
     7. ARBOUR Jean-Baptiste,   n. 22 mars 1878, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 16 oct 1971, Hamilton,,Wentworth County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 93 années)
     8. ARBOUR Peter,   n. 24 oct 1876, Waubaushene,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 9 sept 1962, Hamilton,,Wentworth County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 85 années)
     9. ARBOUR Melina,   n. 1 mars 1863, Joliette,,Lanaudière,Quebec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu
     10. ARBOUR Nathalie,   n. 10 fév 1868, Saint-Jean-de-Matha,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 27 fév 1908, Victoria Harbour,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 40 années)
     11. ARBOUR Rosanna,   n. 5 juil 1871, Belle Ewart,,Simcoe County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. entre 1872 et 1881, Ontario,,Simcoe County,,, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 0 années)
     12. ARBOUR Wilfred,   n. 7 déc 1864, Saint-Jean-de-Matha,,Lanaudière,Québec,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu,   d. 18 juil 1951, Toronto,,York County,Ontario,CANADA, Trouvez tous les individus avec un évènement dans ce lieu  (âge 86 années)
     13. ARBOUR William,   n. 1873,   d. 1873  (âge 0 années)
    Dernière modif. 24 mars 2019 
    ID Famille 364923U  Feuille familiale  |  Tableau de famille

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    ARBOUR FRANCOIS-XAVIER (1839-1929)
    ARBOUR FRANCOIS-XAVIER (1839-1929)
    ARBOUR FRANCOIS-XAVIER (1839-1929)
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    DESMARAIS NATHALIE (1843-1922)
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    DESMARAIS NATHALIE (1843-1922)