By Donald L. Montgomery
During my early years, my mom and that i might take a bus and head out to my grandparents dwelling house at Cayer for a number of weeks in the course of the summer.
The relatives have been consistently speaking in regards to the previous days, the place they got here from, who they knew and the pains and tribulations of clearing rocks and bush to begin up a brand new piece of land.
There used to be point out of a guy named Cuthbert provide who used to be an ancestor. They acknowledged that he have been a really well-known and critical individual. this knowledge intended not anything to me, however the identify caught in my head.
Four or 5 years in the past, i purchased a working laptop or computer. sooner or later i made a decision to appear up the identify Cuthbert furnish at St. Francois Xavier. What i discovered intrigued my interest. I saved digging for additional info. In time, I felt that I had adequate fabric to write down this story.
Cuthbert furnish son of a Scottish father and a Metis mom used to be born in 1793 at castle Tremblante, positioned at the north shore of the Assiniboine River. At 8 years of age, after his father died, he used to be despatched to Scotland for a proper education.
Cuthbert lower back to Canada while he used to be nineteen, a student and a gentleman.
He entered the fur alternate, grew to become popular as a pace-setter, pacifier, buffalo hunter, farmer, miller, dispenser of medication, a Justice of the Peace and Councillor of Assiniboia.
His so much extraordinary feat used to be his management on the conflict of 7 Oaks. Cuthbert died July 15,1854 on the age of sixty one years outdated, from accidents because of a fall from his horse.
Cuthbert supply has entered his rightful position within the background books of Canada and is taken into account one of many significant developers of our nice land.
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