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- How CHOQUETTE became SHACKWAY
- Our contributor Michael John SHACKWAY sent us the following story :
Thought you might be interested in another
variation on the CHOQUETTE name. Our name is SHACKWAY. My grandfather, Raymond
SHACKWAY, was born in Littleton, New Hampshire. All of his brothers and
sisters bore the last CHOQUETTE. However, the English doctor who delivered
my grandfather decided to change the last name on the birth certificate
to a more English/American-sounding name. My grandfather had always thought
his last name was CHOQUETTE until he needed a copy of his birth certificate.
As you can imagine, it was quite a surprise. He always intended to change
it from SHACKWAY to CHOQUETTE, but somehow never got around to it. Raymond
had six children (five boys and one girl). All went on to have families
of their own. Today, there are about 30 people bearing the last name SHACKWAY
which is directly attributable to Raymond.
I have been trying to collect information
(birth certificates for my grandfather, Raymond SHACKWAY and his brother,
Curtis CHOQUETTE), as well as information regarding my great-grandparents
from Sherbrooke. I would be happy to forward the information on to you should
you be interested.
Michael John SHACKWAY
- Variations of the CHOQUETTE name.
- Here are the different variations of CHOQUET
and CHOQUETTE that we found in our reasearch: JAQUITH, JACQUETH, JAQUETTE,
JACQUETTE, JACKET, SACKETT, CHACQUETTE, CHAQUETH, CHAGUET, CHEQUETTE, CHAQUETTE,
CHECKETTE, CHAGUETTE, CHAQUETT, CHIQUET, CHAQUAY, SHACKWAY.
- The Choquettes in Western Canada
- Our contributor Ron Choquette, from British-Colombia,
informs us that a certain Sid Choquette is cited in a report concerning
the events surrounding a land slide in Frank, Alberta, on April 29, 1903:
« A brakeman for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sid Choquette,
races across the rocks to flag down an approaching passenger train, the Spokane
Flyer. He stops the train before it collides with the slide. »
(Source: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre)
- A CHOQUETTE among the Patriots
- The Bulletin des recherches historiques
of October 1928 (Vol. 34, no. 10, p. 616) gives the list of patriots emprisonend
in Montreal during the rebellion of 1837-1838. Amongst those, we find the
name of Ambroise CHOQUETTE. We will pursue our research to discover where he
is connected to our Pedigree.
- When genealogy and the computer world co-exist
- The newspaper Le Devoir, of Montreal, had
a kind word about our Web Site, in its column Pl@nete of May 27, 1996. So says Benoit Munger, the author
of the article, the Choquet-CHOQUETTE's
families genealogical site is an additional proof that the traditional science
of genealogy can live quite at ease alongside the Age of Digital Technologies.
- In the 1910's, a little bureaucrat from
the Paris Customs Office, Victor Choquet, imposed on his family food restrictions
to satisfy his passion : his desire to acquire impressionist paintings that
artists would sell him for a few francs. When he would return to his modest
appartment, rue de Rivoli, with one of his new acquisition under the arm,
he would announce to his distressed wife and children : "We will not
have chicken again this Sunday : I have just treated myself to a small Renoir."
Taken from L'esprit
des mots, by Andre Guillois, Point de Vue - Images du Monde, September 27, 1990.
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