Parents: Michel Arcouet and Marie Louise Gaudry. ~ Married: Marguerite Waponte on the 28th of January 1839 in Vancouver, Washington ~ Children: 8 or 9 children of which five boys were boys. (Amable, Isaac, Jean, Leon, Marguerite, Lisette and Michel). ~ Amable entered the service of the Hudson's Bay Co as a middleman in 1823, by the 1st of June 1825 he was a mason at York factory. He was one of French Prairie settlers that left Fort Vancouver 27 June 1827 to establish Fort Langley. He worked as a mason or midman until 1 Sept 1833 when he retired from Hudson's Bay Co, receiving 3 months wages. In 1834 he helped rebuild the powder magazine at Fort Vancouver. From 1835-1842 HBC listed him as a Willamette River Valley settler. He maintained an account with the HBC, providing services as a mason, or furs and wheat in exchange for HBC goods. In 1837, he went to California for cattle from Fort Vancouver and went back in 1849 for three months during the gold rush. He returned to CA again in 1849 for 3 months during the gold rush. Amable settled on a claim north of Donald and became a naturalized citizen in 1851. He was permanently blinded while helping blast a mill canal around the falls at Oregon City.
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He is the Grandfather to Cecilia Arquette. Cecelia married Charles Teio. They were settlers in Stevenson, WA. They are my Great-Great Grandparents.Now buried in White Swan, WA. Very near where Amable Jr. is buried. I have just discovered!! -
Angie Brown Added: Jul. 18, 2015
BIRTH: September 1, 1797 in Montreal.Son of Michel and Marie Louise GAUDRY. Amable was the father of 8 or 9 children with Chinook wife Marguerite including (Amable, Isaac, Jean, Leon, Marguerite, Lisette and Michel). His marriage year was officially 183...(Read more) -Anonymous Added: Sep. 6, 2012