Laboucan Family History
Related Families: COOKNELL- DUFRESNE - GAGNE - HAMELIN - DUMONT
1 Joseph B. LAFOURNAIS born 1777 in Montreal, (his Grandfather was Mathurin Aubin FOURNAISE dit LABOUCANE born March 3, 1743/44 in Joliette, Lavaltrie and his Great Grandfather was Francois FOURNAISE born in 1708 Toulouse, Languedoc, France), married,
+ Suzanne LECLERC born circa
2 Jean Baptiste Joseph LAFOURNAISE, born in 1815 Red River Settlement, died Smokey River, AB, married,
+ Marguerite GOSSELIN, born 1819 Red River and died Nov. 8, 1887 in Duhamel, AB. Her parents were Marguerite Native and Michel Gosselin Fr. Cdn.
3 Guillaume LABOUCANE born 1835 White Horse Plains, St. Boniface, Red River Settlement.. In 1878 Guillaume, his brothers Jean Baptise, Gabriel, Jerome, Pierre, Elzear along with their large families, mother and 2 sisters moved to the Battle River, Alberta area known as the Laboucane Settlement and later renamed Duhamel, married,
Gariepy born 1844, her father was Francois Gariepy and mother Louise
4 William John LABOUCAN, born 1880, married Mary Todd after 1907, their homestead NE 2-58-10-W4 west of St. Paul, AB. Died in 1955 and is buried in the Old St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.
+ Mary/Marie TODD, born 1886, Fort Pitt, SK, daughter of William Todd III and Marie Dufresne. They had five children - Bella, Jim "died young, by a horse", Irene HAMELIN, Lucy GAGNE, and Emily COOKNELL, Godparents to nephew Robert Bob Todd son of her brother James Todd and Caroline Laframboise, my grandparents.
back row : Marguerite House/Howse, (half-sister), Irene and Bella (daughters),
front row: Blanche Laboucane (niece - daughter of Isabella Todd and Jules Laboucane) Lucy (daughter) Mary Todd Laboucane seated, and Emily (daughter)
Mary Todd and William Laboucane
Jules LABOUCANE, born circa 1880, married in 1911, the brother of William John LABOUCANE who married his wife's sister Mary Todd. Their homestead was at NE 4-57-10-W4, near St. Paul - AB Scrip Cert: Form D, no. 1968. John and Jules were well known ranchers in the early days of St. Paul. They raised large numbers of cattle and horses to sell to the settlers.
+ Isabella TODD, born 1889 in Manitoba, baptized at Onion Lake. During the 1901 Census she was 11 yrs. old living near the town of Lafond with her step-father James HOUSE/HOWSE and her mother, Marie Dufresne Todd. During the 1906 Census she was Bella HOWSE living in the same location. Scrip Cert: Form D, no. 1968. She died by a lightening strike after 1911. Their daughter Blanche LABOUCANE married Louis GARNEAU. My great aunt
+ Marie Rose ROSS, b. August 1856/58/61in Que' Applle, SK, RC, d. 1948 or 49 St. Paul, AB. (her father was John ROSS born 1832 White Plains, Manitoba, her Grandfather was Hugh Louis ROSS born 1793 Scotland - her G Grandmother was Sarah SHORT born 1795 and Sarah’s father was James SHORT born 1767 Orkney Islands, Scotland. James SHORT was married to Elizabeth SAULTEAUX, Indian.) Marie’s mother was Marguerite GRANT daughter of Cuthbert James GRANT Jr., Metis, born in 1793 Fort Tremblante and Marie Marguerite MCGILLIS. Cuthbert James GRANT, Sr. was born in 1752 Cromdale, Strathspey, Scotland and he married Utinawasis, Indian.)
Alfred LABOUCANE b: December 22, 1884 in Duhamel, Alberta.
+ Mary RIDSDALE b: May 19, 1884 in Stoney Plain. Alfred and Mary Risdale, daughter of Thomas Ridsdale and Elise Beauregard married on January 2nd, 1905 in St Paul des Metis and had 13 children. Alfred died in April 1, 1954 and Mary died August 1961 in St. Paul, AB.
George LABOUCANE b.
LABOUCANE b. about 1886
LABOUCANE b. Mar 23, 1890 Duhamel,
Samuel Wilfred LABOUCANE b. Oct. 31,
1891 Duhamel, Alberta
Laura LABOUCANE b. Mar
24, 1893 Duhamel, Alberta
LABOUCANE b. 1897 Duck Lake,
John Joseph Josue LABOUCANE b. Aug 23,
1903 in Lac La Biche, Alberta
+ Grace LAWFORD b. July 29, 1906 in Pakan, Alberta d: December 16, 1994 in St. Paul, Alberta, Father: Charles Arthur Henry Lawford, Mother: Alice Smith, Children: Terry Laboucane.
Lubican, Pierre M 45 M — N.W.T. — N.W.T. N.W.T. R.C. Freighter— — — b.1846
From: Habit St. Paul by E. O'Neil Drouin
Some twenty years ago, stretches of this deep-rutted Saddle Lake Trail could be still be seen in the Fathers' Pasture behind the rectory and in Jim and John Laboucan's yard south of the banks of the area uncharitably called "Moccasin Flats".
Saddle Lake - Battleford Trail crossed the yard of Mr. Jules and John
Pt SW 14 58 8 W4
Jerome Laboucane St Pierre Laboucane
SW 1 57 10 W4
Mary A Laboucane
NE 8 57 10 W4
Mary Ann Norris Daniel Laboucane the late
NE 2 58 10 W4
William John Laboucane
NW 1 58 9 W4
SW 1 58 9 W4
Pt NE 2 58 9 W4
SE 2 58 9 W4
St Pierre Laboucane
SW 14 58 9 W4
SW 16 57 10 W4
Mary Ann Laboucan J B Laboucan
S1/2 of SE 23 58 10 W4
Both headstones at Old St. Paul, AB Catholic Cemetery
LABOUCAN (LAFOURNAISE), Gabrielle; The Bitter 'n Sweet; Camrose
From: "The Battle River Country - An Historical Sketch of Duhamel & District"
Chapter Two - Laboucane Settlement
editor: J.R. Stan Hambly
New Norway, Alta. : Duhamel Historical Society, 1974.
THE LABOUCANE SETTLEMENT 1875 - 1892
We are sorry to say that much of the early history of the old Labaoucane Settlement has been lost. We are aware, however, that before the Laboucanes came to the community early in the 1880's, the Indians called the fording place at the Battle River, 'Notikiwin Seppe', the Indian translation for Battle River. However, despite the fact that we cannot record accurately the history of this old trading post, we do possess certain facts about the early settlement at Old Duhamel, or its environs.
...The name, Dumont, is well known in western Canada, as Gabriel Dumont took an active part along with Louis Riel in the Riel Rebellion of 1885. While many historians are inclined to the opinion that Francois Dumont and Gabriel Dumont were not in any way related, we do have on good authority from Dolphus Campion who married a daughter of Pascal and who now resides in Tofield at the good old age of 89, that Francois and Gabriel were brothers. If the relationship was not this close, then definitely a blood tie between the two. ... Among the first and probably the first settler to come to the Laboucane Settlement was the Dumont family. In 1875 the Dumonts moved from Lac St. Anne to Battle River. They settled on the property now owned by Irene May (Congdon) Scheie, River Lot 46, but virgin territory in those days. The first year after they came to the settlement, the Federal Government paid out the first treaty money to the Indians and Francois was appointed the agent to do this job in the area later known as the Laboucane Settlement and still later, as the Old Duhamel Settlement. He made his headquarters at Tail Creek near Buffalo Lake, but returned to the Battle River Settlement the following year.
In the 1930's Mr. John Congdon found on the Dumont place, an old, rather primitive looking and roughly made eight inch plow bottom which when shown to Pascal Dumont, the son of Francois, was recognized as part of his father's first plow. The plow bottom which is now in the Museum of the Historical Society in Camrose has an interesting history. The Catholic Mission at St. Albert was the first of its kind in Alberta although Protestant missions had been established prior to that. Francois Dumont made the trip, using Red River Carts, bringing back from Winnipeg the first priests to establish the St. Albert Mission. He also brought back with him the plow which he used on his farm at Lac St. Anne. After using a hoe and spade to work his garden and fields at Duhamel, Francois decided that the plow would save much back-breaking labour. So Francoise Dumont journeyed back to Lac St. Anne returning with the plow and yoke of oxen. It was in this manner that agriculture in what is now the (read below)