Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues

Édouard Paquin 1. Azilda Lescadre 2. Élisabeth Lavallée

 

Édouard et Azilda arrived at Guigues in 1890. Originally from St-Paulin, they were part of a group of 35 arriving at St-Bruno-de-Guigues as part of the same expedition. They are bringing along three of their children: Clarenda (deceased in 1903), Armédia (Albert Leblanc ) and Valida (Odilon Lacroix).

 

Édouard and Azilda settled on lot 14, line 4, known to-day as 18 Principale South. It is a well-timbered lot and they have to clear it. Édouard and Azilda buit was is called to-day a shack. An axe and a two-handle saw were the only tools they had to get the wood ready. They have a farm but before starting to cultivate they have to work here and there to feed everyone. Among other jobs, Édouard works at the church construction, a major building at the time. Hardly any money at the time, the daily wages were around 50 cents.

 

The family continues to grow after their arrival: Azarie, Lucinda (Josaphat Chartier), Wilbrod (Marie-Anne Breault), Édouardina (Oscar Poirier) and Charles (Cécile Lavallée). The family leaves for a two year period to Lowell, Massachusetts, then comes back definitely to his parish of adoption.

 

Unfortunately, a tragedy hits the Paquin family, Azilda dies leaving behind numerous young children . She died on March 31, 1906 at the age of 43. The daughters soon learned their responsibilities within the family. Édouard remarried to Élisabeth Lavallée. They had 5 children: Paul (Annette Côté), Ligouri, Jean-Louis, Léo (Edwidge Lacroix), Lucie (Omer Cholette) and Alice (Médéric Lacroix).

 

Jean-Louis and Ligouri both kept on operating the paternal farm. Single, Ligouri, always lived with Jean-Louis' family. Élisabeth died on November 16, 1938 and Édouard passed away on March 30, 1946 at the age of 90.

Édouard Paquin 1. Azilda Lescadre 2. Élisabeth Lavallée

 

Édouard et Azilda arrived at Guigues in 1890. Originally from St-Paulin, they were part of a group of 35 arriving at St-Bruno-de-Guigues as part of the same expedition. They are bringing along three of their children: Clarenda (deceased in 1903), Armédia (Albert Leblanc ) and Valida (Odilon Lacroix).

 

Édouard and Azilda settled on lot 14, line 4, known to-day as 18 Principale South. It is a well-timbered lot and they have to clear it. Édouard and Azilda buit was is called to-day a shack. An axe and a two-handle saw were the only tools they had to get the wood ready. They have a farm but before starting to cultivate they have to work here and there to feed everyone. Among other jobs, Édouard works at the church construction, a major building at the time. Hardly any money at the time, the daily wages were around 50 cents.

 

The family continues to grow after their arrival: Azarie, Lucinda (Josaphat Chartier), Wilbrod (Marie-Anne Breault), Édouardina (Oscar Poirier) and Charles (Cécile Lavallée). The family leaves for a two year period to Lowell, Massachusetts, then comes back definitely to his parish of adoption.

 

Unfortunately, a tragedy hits the Paquin family, Azilda dies leaving behind numerous young children . She died on March 31, 1906 at the age of 43. The daughters soon learned their responsibilities within the family. Édouard remarried to Élisabeth Lavallée. They had 5 children: Paul (Annette Côté), Ligouri, Jean-Louis, Léo (Edwidge Lacroix), Lucie (Omer Cholette) and Alice (Médéric Lacroix).

 

Jean-Louis and Ligouri both kept on operating the paternal farm. Single, Ligouri, always lived with Jean-Louis’ family. Élisabeth died on November 16, 1938 and Édouard passed away on March 30, 1946 at the age of 90.