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    Leon CHARTIER

    Male 1860 - 1950  (89 years)


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    • Name Leon CHARTIER 

      • Leon and Helene were first cousins. When the 1901 and 1911 Canadian census were taken, this family can be found in Aylmer (Wright), PQ. In the 1901 census Leon was a woodcutter. However, Leon can also be found in Burrard, British Columbia in the 1901 census where his occupation is listed as “captain”.

        Léon was born 23 August1860 in Aylmer. He married a first cousin, Helene Daly who was born 17 March 1861 in Aylmer. They were married 5 June 1884 at St. Paul Catholic Church. They had seven children. Their first child died at 5 years of age.
        As a youth, he attended school. In 1881, he lived at home and worked as an engineer. No reference was made to the type of engineer he was. Most likely he worked as an engineer on one of the steamers that operated out of Alymer.
        In 1891, he worked in the furniture business. he is employed as a furniture tester.
        The 1901 Census stated that he worked as a wood cutter when he lived Aylmer. He earned $800 per year. The Census also recorded that he and Helene could read and write and spoke English and French. Their children attended school.
        Between 1901 and 1913, Léon became involved in politics. He served 4 terms as an Alderman, with the first term in 1902 and was mayor for one term, 1911-1913. According to the book Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa published in 1909, he had a title of Captain. No information was provided on how he received the title. However, there is another 1901 Census sheets that also shows him living in what is now Vancouver British Columbia with his occupation stated as Captain. This data could indicate that he worked as a Captain for a while between 1891 and 1901.
        The 1911 Census showed that Léon was a mayor and earned a salary of $1000 per year. The Census also reported that he had life and accidental death/injury insurance. Léon took over the position of Post Master on 28 May 1912 in addition being mayor. He held this position until 16 May 1913 when it was taken over by his son Emmanuel.
        Léon did not win his re-election bid for mayor. He claimed unfairness on the part of the man that beat him. The new mayor claimed that Léon should not have been able to run because he did not pay his taxes.
        About the end of 1913, he and Helene moved to Windsor, Essex, Ontario. On 6 January 1924, the day of the death of their daughter Alma, they lived at 471 Church Street in Windsor.
        On 17 August 1927, at age 67, Léon had a work permit to commute to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan to work as a carpenter. The permit was revoked on 3 May 1930 because he had not visited or worked in the USA for 16 months. He and Helena lived at the Church Street address in Windsor.
        Helene passed away on 5 October 1933 in Windsor at age 72 after being ill for a week.
        In a Biography about Léon it stated that, at age 87, he traveled to Alymer to attend the city centennial celebration. A year later, he and brother Edward went to visit their sister in Timmins, Ontario
        Léon passed away 23 March 1950 at his home in Windsor at age 90. He is interned in St. Paul Cemetery in Aylmer.

      Born 23 Aug 1860  Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 23 Mar 1950  Windsor, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Buried Aylmer, QC, Canada @ St.Paul Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I10367  Chartier Family
      Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

      Father Leon CHARTIER,   b. 17 Jun 1831, St.Roch, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Relationship Birth 
      Mother Sophie DALPE-PARISEAU 
      Relationship Birth 
      Married c.1858 
      Family ID F4995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Helene DALY 
      Married 05 Jun 1884  Alymer, QC, Canada @ St.Paul Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Marie-Avellina CHARTIER,   b. 08 Apr 1885, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1890, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
       2. Helene-Melina CHARTIER,   b. 07 Nov 1886, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
       3. Joseph-Emanuel CHARTIER,   b. 16 Dec 1888, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c.1954, Windsor, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
       4. Josephine-Amanda CHARTIER,   b. 12 May 1891, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
       5. Marie-Blanche-Valeda CHARTIER,   b. 06 Oct 1893, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
       6. Alma-Dora CHARTIER,   b. 29 Sep 1895, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1924, Essex Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [Birth]
       7. Adee-Alice CHARTIER,   b. 26 Aug 1897, Alymer, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
      Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 
      Family ID F4996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1860 - Alymer, QC, Canada Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Jun 1884 - Alymer, QC, Canada @ St.Paul Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1950 - Windsor, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aylmer, QC, Canada @ St.Paul Link to Google Earth
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