Kitchen party, Pomquet, Simon Vincent on fiddle, son Joe facing him, 1950s.

Simon Vincent on fiddle, Pomquet kitchen party, c 1950s.  Courtesy of Pomquet Héritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald.   Simon Vincent on Fiddle,  son Joe next to him, others unidentified, Pomquet kitchen party, 1950s. Courtesy Pomquet Héritage.  Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Email from Daniel Benoit to AmberleeBoulton, July 5, 2014: The kitchen party photo the one […]

Sam Vincent, Pomquet

Far left Sam Vincent Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Joe Fraser. The Vincents were among the first of five families to come to Pomquet in 1772. After the deportation, the Acadians settled in small groupings so as not to attract attention.

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s. Back of photo reads “mari de Mathilde (Benoit); n’a pas eud’enfants.” Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Betty Cameron Pomquet was first settled by three men named Duon, Dorion, and Vincent. Old papers dating from 1916 spell the name “Pomquette.” Dr. Rand gives the Mi’kmaq name as “Pogumkek,” meaning “raining along” and from […]

Melon Sisters of Havre Boucher, c 1915

Melon sisters of Haver Boucher, c 1915. Courtesy of Pomquet Héritage.   Lorraine Fennell and her mother May (Doiron) Bouchard identify these three women as the Melon sisters from Havre Boucher, and related to  May’s grandmother Elizabeth Melon, who met Xavier Doiron in Boston.

Cousins avec leur grand- père, 1928

Cousins avec leur grand- père: L-R: Louise Doiron (visiting from US), Raphael Doiron, Mary Ida Doiron, Pomquet, c 1928. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Dorothy Lander in conversation with May (Doiron) Bouchard, June 23, 2014, Pomquet Museum. Raphael was my great grandfather. My father was Joseph, and my grandfather Xavier. Raphael died at […]

A Bottle of My Own, c 1918

A Bottle of My Own, c 1918. Far left: Effie (Cross) Vincent (grandmother of Anne Marie Benoit, gg of Daniel Benoit). Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Jeff Parker.