The Bangle Files: #21 | The Examination of John Bangle and Witnesses’ Depositions in the Murder Case of Private Michael Flynn

Remember my big smile on that picture taken at the Archives? Further to the coroner’s inquest, one of the Justices of the Peace of William Henry examined John Bangle and took the depositions of some of the people who were at the scene at John’s house. Two witnesses are soldiers from the 37th Regiment and the third one is a woman named Katherine Wagner from Chambly. I let my imagination run wild for a while but I since found out that a Katherine Wagner (maiden name unknown), from the parish of Chambly, was buried in the Montreal Catholic Cemetery at the age of 82, on November 6, 1820. One can assume we have a match here.

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Bye bye 2016 and Welcome 2017!

Note : The publication of this post should have been made on December 31st. As Diane unfortunately suffers from a fractured shoulder, it is posted only today. This post as well as some others to come had been written previously and will be published according to the initial calendar by her loyal assistant. As soon as she has completely recovered from her injury, Diane will be back on this blog. Thank you for your understanding.


I don’t even want to take a look at my 2016 resolutions—although I love making lists on New Year’s Eve. Let’s face it, I haven’t published as much as I had hoped for. Continue reading