Powassan News – Dec. 29, 1926
Ten Brothers Re-united
A most interesting and happy family re-union took place this Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Rich, Mill Street, Powassan, when the ten sons of Mrs. Croteau came from as far west as the Pacific coast and the North West Territory, and distant parts of this province, to be with their mother and sister. Strange as it may seem, this is the first time that all the members of the family have been together, for the older boys had left the family nest to seek their fortune abroad before the younger members were born, and it is many, many years since they visited the scenes of their boyhood days. And a fine looking lot of brothers they are too – all good samples of strong intelligent Canadian manhood and all doing well in their chosen occupations. It is a family a mother may well feel proud of. The editor had the pleasure of meeting them all, and the following are their names and address, beginning with the oldest.
- Wm. J. Croteau, locomotive engineer of Edson, Alta.
- Chas. Croteau, farmer, Noelville, Ontario
- Euzebe Croteau, prospector and trapper, Pouce Coupe, B.C.
- Herbert Croteau, hunter and prospector, Fort Norman, NWT
- Frank E. Croteau, CPR conductor, Sutherland, Alta.
- Fred Croteau, miner, South Porcupine, Ontario
- Edmund Croteau, mining promoter, Toronto, Ontario
- Exavier Croteau, Himsworth, Ontario
- Wilfred Croteau, prospector, Cheminees, Quebec
- Paul Croteau, prospector, Savant Lake, Ontario
- Mrs. Josephine Rich, nee Croteau