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More about the owner of the Hôtel Catudal
Many thanks to Judy Schneider, for offering details about the man who owned and ran the Hôtel Catudal.
Yvan Pelland, September 10, 2009
Frederic Narcisse Felix Catudal, born in1864, owned and ran the Hôtel Catudal which was located at the corner of Côte-Saint-Antoine and Décarie in a ward of Montréal, Québec known as Toutes-Grâces. In 1890 at the age of 24, Frederic appears in the Montreal Business Directory as a Hotellier. Within the hotel was the fire station.
Frederic ran Hôtel Catudal from 1890 until 1900. During the last two years in which he owned Hôtel Catudal he also was the proprietor of Jubilee Park. This is not to be confused with Victoria Jubilee Park which was located in the Westmount borough of Montréal and created in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. The name of the Victoria Jubilee Park was later changed to Westmount Park.
In 1901 Frederic opened a Restaurant called The 88 Restaurant which was located at 88-90 St. James, next to the New York Life building in Montréal. He is shown as having owned the restaurant during the years 1901 to1903. After 1903 Frederic does not show up in Vital records of any type in Canada again. I believe he and his wife, Philomene Corbeil, moved to the USA for a time. Philomene was buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada. I have not found a burial record yet for Frederic.
I don’t have any additional information on the Hôtel Catudal but someday someone may come forward with some information.
Again, thank you for having added my request for information to your Web page.
I have spent the last 5 years researching the families associated with the Catudal name. Earlier this year I published a two volume set entitled ‘The Extended Catudal Family History’ wich followed eight family lines, Catudal being one. It was a fairly narrow view of the Catudal families. I followed my direct line and did not branch out too much. Since then I have started on my next book with the working title of ‘The Families Catudal’. What I hope to accomplish is to document as many families in Canada and the U.S.A. with the name Catudal or with a direct Catudal background .(…) I came across your site wich has a photo ot the Hôtel Catudal. (…) Would you happen to have any additional information regarding this hotel?
Judy Schneider (November 2008).
Do you have any information about the Catudal family?