Joseph Aimé St. Pierre
Last updated 11 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 6 Mar 1910
Died: 10 Feb 1985 in Custer, Custer County, South Dakota, United States
Father: Joseph St. Pierre (? – 1912)
Mother: Victoria Lessard (1882 – 1980)
Spouse/Partner: Cora Estle Lea Apel (1921 – 2012)
Married: 2 Dec 1945 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, United States
Christening: 30 Mar 1910 at Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell, Wolfe County, Québec, Canada
Residence: Bef 1952 at Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, United States
Residence: 1952 at Custer, Custer County, South Dakota, United States
Residence: 10 Feb 1985 at Custer, Custer County, South Dakota, United States
General Notes and Anecdotes
Joseph's godfather was Rosario Lessard and his godmother was Elvina Lacroix. [religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
This database uses Joseph Aimé for his given name. In an interview with his daughter, she noted that her understanding was that he was originally known just by the name Aimé, and changed his name to add Joseph when he joined the military for WWII. However, his birth register entry from the Parish of St. Adolphe of Dudswell shows that he was named Joseph from birth. He does appear to have preferred the shorter Aimé in general use, especially when he was younger. [interview-<private>-2009]
Joseph and a younger sister were cared for by cousins in Rhode Island after Joseph's father died.
Joseph is believed to have had a wife before Estle. They lived in the area of Central Falls, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. There may have been children from this relationship, but he was secretive about his past. [interview-<private>-2009]
A Joseph A. St. Pierre (b. 1910) enlisted as a private in the Army, 11 Sep 1942 in Providence, RI. He was single, and was not yet a citizen of the US, but lived in RI. He had a grammar school education, but was skilled in the fabrication of metal products prior to enlisting. He stood 66" and weighed 128 pounds. (check WWII Army Enlistment Records)
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