Amable Farly (George Amable) and Marie Forcier
Amable (pronounced "Amba") was baptised on August 27, 1817 at - he was 9 years younger than his brother, François Xavier Farly. He would have lived through the same turmoil as François Xavier.
Amable married Marie Forcier on January 30, 1844, at St. Pierre, Sorel, County Richelieu, Quebec. The interior of the church of Sainte-Pierre de Sorel had just been completed in 1844 so the couple would have been married in beautiful surroundings. Marie was the daughter of Joseph Forcier and Catherin Desorcy. Marie's mother was deceased at the time of her marriage. François Xavier and his wife, Emélie Dénomme, attended their wedding, as well as another brother, Albert, Amable's sister, Hyacinthe. and Pierre Forcier.
Amable and Marie had 9 children listed in the 1861 Quebec Census, Marie Denise (our ancestor), François Xavier (1848), Leon, M. Olivier ) (1848), Isidore (February 1853), Emilie (April 27, 1854), Odile (September 1855), Elmina, and Marie Louise (1849).
Denise, the eldest, was born at L'île-Dupas, and François , and Leon and Olivier (twins) were born at St. Cuthbert, Quebec.
Birth records (Drouin Collection) were found for additional children; another child was born at St. Barthelemy in 1850 named Louis. He may not have survived as he is not listed in the 1861 Census. Joseph Farly was born November 1, 1857 at St. Cuthbert, Victorine Elmina was born October 27, 1858 at St. Cuthbert and Marie Louise was born August 6, 1860, at St. Cuthbert.
The 1851 Canada East (Quebec) Census is listed below. The last two names may have been servants of Amable and Marie.
The 1861 Canada East (Quebec) Census is listed below.
The only two children not listed here are Olivier and Isidore so they must have left home by this time. They would have been 19 and 17, respectively. Marie also gave birth to another child, Domatilde, in about 1864. Marie would have been 41 at the time, which was quite old for that time to be pregnant.
You can see in the last census the only child still at home was Marie Louise. She is indicated as being a student at this time and at the age of 21 she must have been attending college. All the other children must be gone from home.
In 1867 the British North America Act was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. Rather than remain a colony of Great Britain, Quebec voted to join with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario to create the nation of Canada.
In 1874, the Legislative Assembly of Quebec passed the law that disallowed the same person to hold a seat in the House of Commons and a provincial legislature.
In 1885, the Canadian Pacific railroad from Montreal to Vancouver was completed. That year, Louis Riel was tried, found guilty, and hanged. Louis Riel was born at L'Ile Dupas on October 22, 1844.
On Visit to L'Ile Dupas
In 1899, the Second Boer War broke out in South Africa. Most Quebecers were opposed to participating in the war, or supporting Great Britain. This led to the Conscription Crises of 1917 and 1944 in Quebec.
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