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ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by gnstill » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:00 pm

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Re: ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by SLang1148 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:02 am

I have not been able to find any supporting material that shows Robert Hourie survived until 1911. I have not been able to find him in 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, or 1911 Census. No death records. No burial records. I did find a Robert James Hourie that died 2 Feb 1890 in Saskatchewan some place but I have no idea his age.

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Re: ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by gnstill » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:55 pm

Numerous Family Trees on Ancestry.ca indicate the 1911 death date for Robert HOURIE, although as you say, no supporting evidence.
The Robert James HOURIE who died in 1890 was a grandson of Robert HOURIE who died 1911. His parents were Elizabeth ADAMS and Joseph HOURIE b-1862.

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Re: ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by SLang1148 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:04 am

I found this article in the The Prince Albert Times, December 28, 1888, Page 1, Item Ar00105. It says that a Mr Robert Hourie died at Peter Hourie's , his son, place on the Thursday last (20 Dec 1888) of a heart attach.
http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspap ... 7Cdate-asc

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Re: ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by gnstill » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:35 am

Ken: That certainly seems like our Robert, and I also found your reference to him in the 1881 census in Prince Albert (birth date 1831?)
However, the newspaper reference to him as “one of Prince Albert’s earliest settlers” is questionable. He seems to have lived in Manitoba at least until 1875 when he claimed his Half-breed Scrip there.

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Re: ROBERT HOURIE (1815-1911)

Post by SLang1148 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:59 pm

I agree, it's not perfect. The first 3 residence at Prince Albert settlement arrived 1867. They had a hard start and didn't really call PA home until 1870. I suspect Peter Hourie went to PA after 1876 when his wife died. Is 14 years, an earliest settler? 73 years old would be close to an "oldest resident".

I found newspaper articles about a Metis Peter Hourie out of Regina involved in the 1885 Rebellion. He was an interpreter. He had a son, Thomas Hourie that was one of three men that Louis Reil surrendered to at Batoche. I'm still trying to figure out how these fit in.

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