Richard Lessard

Last updated 15 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Abt 1843 in , , Province of Canada, British North America

Died: Abt 1941 in , , Maine, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-canada-1891-s1-quebec-wolfe-hamsud-20-21: 1891 Canada Census, schedule 1 [population], Québec, Comté de Wolfe (district 181, Richmond and Wolfe), Canton de Ham Sud (sub-district G, Ham South), pages 20-21; Census of Canada, 1891, database with images, Library and Archives Canada (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx: accessed before 20 Aug 2018), microfilm T–6417, image 30953_148219-00377

Additional detail for reference: Page 20, lines 2-10, family 90

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Lessard).

periodical-les-ages-de-soeurs-et-freres-1967: “Les âges de trois soeurs et deux frères forment l'imposant total de 434 ans,” human interest; La Tribune (Sherbrooke, Québec), 20 April 1967 (Thursday), page 11, column 1; photocopy, privately held [A copy can also be found on the website of BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), under the BAnQ Numérique link; this provided the page number, but doesn’t contain Victoria’s granddaughter’s notes.]

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Lessard).

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birth

census-canada-1891-s1-quebec-wolfe-hamsud-20-21: 1891 Canada Census, schedule 1 [population], Québec, Comté de Wolfe (district 181, Richmond and Wolfe), Canton de Ham Sud (sub-district G, Ham South), pages 20-21; Census of Canada, 1891, database with images, Library and Archives Canada (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx: accessed before 20 Aug 2018), microfilm T–6417, image 30953_148219-00377

Additional detail for reference: Page 20, lines 2-10, family 90

Comment: Source includes age (47; using the official census date of 6 April 1891 gives an approximate birth date range from 7 Apr 1843 to 6 Apr 1844) and location (Québec).

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death

periodical-les-ages-de-soeurs-et-freres-1967: “Les âges de trois soeurs et deux frères forment l'imposant total de 434 ans,” human interest; La Tribune (Sherbrooke, Québec), 20 April 1967 (Thursday), page 11, column 1; photocopy, privately held [A copy can also be found on the website of BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), under the BAnQ Numérique link; this provided the page number, but doesn’t contain Victoria’s granddaughter’s notes.]

Comment: Source indicates location (Maine) and age (98).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Aurélie Provençal (1850 – ?)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-canada-1891-s1-quebec-wolfe-hamsud-20-21: 1891 Canada Census, schedule 1 [population], Québec, Comté de Wolfe (district 181, Richmond and Wolfe), Canton de Ham Sud (sub-district G, Ham South), pages 20-21; Census of Canada, 1891, database with images, Library and Archives Canada (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx: accessed before 20 Aug 2018), microfilm T–6417, image 30953_148219-00377

Additional detail for reference: Page 20, lines 2-10, family 90

Comment: Source indicates Richard Lessard and Aurélie (Provençal) were married.

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Child: Antonio Lessard (1871 – 1967)

Child: Mélina Lessard (1876 – ?)

Child: Anna Lessard (1878 – ?)

Child: Louis Lessard (1878 – ?)

Child: Philippe Lessard (1879 – 1967)

Child: Victoria Lessard (1882 – 1980)

Child: Stanislas Lessard (1884 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 6 Apr 1891 at Canton de Ham Sud, Comté de Wolfe, Québec, Canada

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-canada-1891-s1-quebec-wolfe-hamsud-20-21: 1891 Canada Census, schedule 1 [population], Québec, Comté de Wolfe (district 181, Richmond and Wolfe), Canton de Ham Sud (sub-district G, Ham South), pages 20-21; Census of Canada, 1891, database with images, Library and Archives Canada (https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx: accessed before 20 Aug 2018), microfilm T–6417, image 30953_148219-00377

Additional detail for reference: Page 20, lines 2-10, family 90

Comment: Source includes official census date (6 April 1891) and location (Ham-Sud, Wolfe, Québec).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Richard and Aurélie were probably married in 1867 in Wotton, Wolfe County, Québec, Canada. The information can be found in a French-language church registry. (from pending source record, "Marriage record for Richard Lessard and Aurélie Provençal," which needs to be translated)

Richard and Aurélie may have had 16 children. [periodical-les-ages-de-soeurs-et-freres-1967]

Richard had a second wife, whom he married when he was 75 and she was 76. They both died on the same day, when he was 98. [periodical-les-ages-de-soeurs-et-freres-1967]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

periodical-les-ages-de-soeurs-et-freres-1967: “Les âges de trois soeurs et deux frères forment l'imposant total de 434 ans,” human interest; La Tribune (Sherbrooke, Québec), 20 April 1967 (Thursday), page 11, column 1; photocopy, privately held [A copy can also be found on the website of BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), under the BAnQ Numérique link; this provided the page number, but doesn’t contain Victoria’s granddaughter’s notes.]

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