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.

Mary, Rita, Betty and Florence, c 1920s

Written on photo: Mary, Rita [Vincent], Betty and Florence (Mary & Florence are Benoit sisters), c 1920s. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. The other photo of Mary, Rita, Betty & Florence is circa late 1940’s Mary & Florence are sisters, daughters of Andrew Benoit & Flora Cross and Rita is the daughter of Simon Alfred Vincent & […]

Ida May Doiron, teacher, Monk’s Head School, c 1920s

Ida May Doiron, teacher, Monk’s Head School, c 1920s. Regardez le cloche. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage In conversation with May (Doiron) Bouchard on June 23, 2014: Ida May was my aunt and she lived with us. School entrance was not until what would be Grade 6 today, or age 12. From the age of 4 to […]