Joseph Aimé St. Pierre

Last updated 11 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

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)

Supporting evidence for:
name

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Joseph Aimé St. Pierre).

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes name (Joseph Aimé St. Pierre).

obituary-estle-stpierre-2012: Obituary for Estle Lea (Richards) St. Pierre (2012); McColley’s Chapels (http://www.mccolleyschapels.com: accessed 29 April 2018), McColley's Chapel of the Hills – Custer (Custer, South Dakota), published after 13 Aug 2012

Comment: Source includes name (Joseph 'Joe' St. Pierre) and nickname (Joe).

family-<private>-spear-fgs-1999: Family group sheet for <private> Spear; filled in by <private> Spear, 20 Dec 1999; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Joseph Aimé St. Pierre).

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birth

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date ("sixth of march") and implied year (1910).

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death

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2, Image #1.

Comment: Source includes the date (02/10/85 [mm/dd/yy]) and implied location (Custer [, South Dakota]).

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father

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identifies Joseph St. Pierre as the father of Joseph Aimé. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Joseph St. Pierre as their paternal grandfather, thus a parent of Joseph. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source identifies Victoria Lessard as the mother of Joseph Aimé. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Victoria Lessard as their paternal grandmother, thus a parent of Joseph. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Cora Estle Lea Apel (1921 – 2012)

Married: 2 Dec 1945 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes date (2 Dec 1945), and location (Amarillo, TX).

obituary-estle-stpierre-2012: Obituary for Estle Lea (Richards) St. Pierre (2012); McColley’s Chapels (http://www.mccolleyschapels.com: accessed 29 April 2018), McColley's Chapel of the Hills – Custer (Custer, South Dakota), published after 13 Aug 2012

Comment: Source includes location (Amarillo) of marriage of Joseph St. Pierre and Estle Lea.

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Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Christening: 30 Mar 1910 at Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell, Wolfe County, Québec, Canada

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events

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date ("thirtieth day of march of the year one thousand nine hundred - ten") and location (Parish of St Adolphe of Dudswell).

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Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #1.

Comment: Source includes date (1952) and location (Amarillo, TX) of their residence before they moved.

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #1.

Comment: Source includes date (1952) and destination location (Custer [, South Dakota]).

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #1.

Comment: Source includes date (2/10/85 [mm/dd/yy]), and location (Custer [, South Dakota]).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Joseph's godfather was Rosario Lessard and his godmother was Elvina Lacroix. [religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910]

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general notes

religious-baptism-joseph-stpierre-1910: Extract from Birth and Baptism register for Joseph Aimé St. Pierre, 30 Mar 1910; Parish of St. Adolphe de Dudswell (Dudswell, Quebec, Canada); certified copy generated 1 Feb 1975; photocopy, privately held

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

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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research notes

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 8-14 Feb 2009, includes mailed hardcopy notes; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

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