Mayors -- House histories -- Families (alpha) -- families
The following is a list of Mayors of Cowansville from 1907 to 1974 according to the History of Cowansville:
|1907-1909 Mr. William G.
1911-1920 Mr. W. F. Vilas
1925-1929 Mr. George Walsh
1935-1937 Mr. E. H. Johnson
1939-1941 Mr. Walter Bell
1947-1949 Mr. Carl Brock
1951-1955 Mr. E. Boisvert
1974- Mr. Rosaire Raymond
1909-1911 Mr. Enoch Buzzell
1923-1925 Mr. Robert Curley
1929-1935 Mr. N. A. Halley
1937-1939 Dr. S. Perron
1941-1947 Mr. E. A. Boisvert
1949-1951 Mr. L. Brault
1955-1974 Mr. Descourdy
These are excerpts from a CD of Historical Homes in Cowansville, Quebec from The Société d' Cowansville published with permission
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If you have any questions or comments about any of the families in the town of Cowansville please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org Also doing research for names Pickle, Bell, Vail, Booth, Armstrong, Scott, Ramsay, and Knott. Ethel Bell Dessert
Addresses in Cowansville
Here is a Summary about some of the people who resided at some of the pictures of houses in Cowansville, Quebec. Some were farmers, teachers, jeweler, printers, doctors, their wives and children who made up this fine community of Cowansville, once know as Sweetsburg, Freeport, and Nelsonville.
Mr. Frank E. Draper who lived in 117 rue John owned and operated a jewelry store on Main St. In his ad in the newspaper “The Observer” for Nov 1907, he sold watches, lock bracelets, silver thimbles, Dalton China and Japanes China, Toys, Books, and Diamond rings. The family of Alfred Deschamps also lived in the same house in 1919.
Augustus Winchester lived in 717 rue Principale. It is one of the oldest houses in Cowansville built by him. It is the site of a scene in a movie call “Human Chain” starring Anthony Hopkins filmed in 2002-2003.
Janine Mignolet, a well known TV actress lived in 490 rue Riviere in 1959. In 1974, she also lived in 434 rang Plouffe. She starred in these tv series, “Symphorien (1968), “Cré Basile” (1965) “Petit monde du pére Gédéon, Le”, “Famille Plouffe, La” (1953) and a few others. Ms. Mignolet was born in 1929 and died in 1944.
Mr. William F. Scott lived in 1037-1039 rue Principale in 1892. He was a veterinarian. Lafayette Jones lived there in 1902. He was a harness maker, then a bailiff, a merchant and a farmer. In 1901, he was a jailer and his wife Mrs. Jones was the hospital matron of the jail in Sweetsburg, or what is now known as Cowansville.
Mr. William H. Jones and his wife Amelia Jane Booth and family lived in 508 rue Riviere which was once known as the Ruiter farm. Mr Jones bought the house from his father John Jones Sr. in 1884 and remained there until their death. They had several children, Guila Wm., Howard, Mabel, and Carl. Mrs. Jones died in 1908 and the eldest Guila carried on with the work in the home. Mr. Jones died in 1934. Miss Guila Jones has always been active in the social life of the vicinity and in church groups as well.
William Edward Booth and his wife Mary Ellen Jones raised their family in the house at 737 North St. He was born in Montreal on Jan 1853 to William Booth and Eliza Booth (daughter of Thomas Booth and Catherine Taylor of Shefford.)The Booth and Taylors are longtime pioneer families in Shefford. William worked for a while as a printer for the town newspaper “The Observer” and also as a salesman for Indian Blood Remedy according to an ad in the local newspaper. He died in Cowansville on 6 April 1918. He and Mary Ellen were stepsiblings as Eliza Booth married 2nd. Husband John Jones. Their house is still standing in Nord St. William E. Booth kept a diary in 1877-78 at age 24 that talks about a lot about families in the area of Dunham, Shefford,, and Farnham and his experiences growing up.
Mr. Walter Bell b. 1871 and d. Dec 19, 1966 on his 95th birthday lived in Main St. (house not pictured). He was married to Mary Spencer. He is the son of John Bell and Julia Bell. His father was a builder and architect in Cowansville. Walter Bell was mayor of Cowansville in 1939-41. He was also an insurance agent and a merchant and owned a dept store in Main St. He was partners with Mr. Frank Hulburd, then Mr. Issac Kerr. He was known to set off to Montreal in his horse and buggy to pick up supplies for his dept. store in Cowansville. According to an article in the 1907 town newspaper he was secretary of the Cowansville Brass Band assisted by the Montreal and Local Talent. Other members of the brass band committee were George Johnson, H. A. Webb, C. Copeland, David Dion, and John Larocque.
Mr. Arthur Miltimore b. 1866 d. 1917, a farmer, and his wife Alice Weir Scott lived in 211 rue Church. He is the son of Ebenezer Militmore and Orpha Ingalls. He is originally from the town of Brome, Quebec. His children are Evelyn, Orpha, Ebenezer, and Carl, who were all born in Cowansville. He later moved to Illinois where he worked for The Singer Sewing Machine Company and lived there till he died in 1917. Mr. Miltimore’s parents and grandparents lived with the Scott families in what was later called “Scottsmore” so named for both families.
Mr. Micah Vail b. 1839 (a farmer) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Bell lived in 124 rue William. Mr. Vail is the son of Edward Vail and Anna Scott of Dunham. His wife Mary Bell’s parent’s are Horatio Bell and Jane Booth of Bromont. Their children are Frederick (who was quite an artist) Lizzie, Mabel, and Annie. Daughter Mabel m. Archie Short and daughter Annie Vail worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Co. in Cowansville. Mr. Vail died in 1908 and buried at the Vail Cemetery.