St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cantley, Que.: Church Established 1868, off Highway 307, on St. Elisabeth Rd.

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St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cantley, Que.: Church Established 1868, off Highway 307, on St. Elisabeth Rd.
Abstract
Around 1850, the heads of the fifty-three Irish Catholic families residing in the Cantley area petitioned the bishop in Ottawa requesting that a small chapel be built in their village. On June 16 1857, Bishop Guigues authorized Rev. James Hugues, the priest from Chelsea, to create a cemetery for his parishioners living to the East of the Gatineau River in the Cantley area. The following year (1858) a little chapel was built beside the cemetery. The chapel was blessed in the summer of 1861 during the Bishop's pastoral visit. Bishop Guigues indicated that at the time there were sixty-three families in the parish "all of them hard-working Irishmen who I willingly support." The parish was officially established in 1868.
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Ottawa, ON
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Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Date
1977
Language
en
Citation
Horan, Patrick J., and Patrick M. O. Evans. St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cantley, Que.: Church Established 1868, off Highway 307, on St. Elisabeth Rd. Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1977.
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