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    Joseph-Odilon (William Xavier) CHARTIER-SHORKEY

    Male 1880 - 1943  (63 years)


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    • Name Joseph-Odilon (William Xavier) CHARTIER-SHORKEY 


      • William rented farms in the surrounding areas of Gouverneur, Redwood, and Rossi, NY. Two of the farms were called “Spring Valley Farm” and “Haskin Farm”. The first five children went to School District 18, Goose Bay, town of Alexandria on the St. Lawrence River. Even though, William and Lena spoke French, they would not teach it to their children as they were now in America. William after settling the family in Philadelphia became Town Superintendent. He could not write English so his next to youngest daughter (Leona Mae) who on February 1, 2000 was the only one of his 11 children that was still alive would do the "books" for her father. Leona would deliver the "books" back in case anyone had any question. William had a terrific memory and that is what kept him on the job.
        William-Xavier’s father according to his death certificate is William-Xavier Shorkey, Sr. and his mother is Delphare Gareau. However, a baptismal record found in Notre Dame in Ogdensburg shows a Joseph-Odilone Chartier born to Odilone and Delphina Gareault. This is how the record is written: “1880 Die 16 Junii baptism Josephum Odelonem ex matrimonio illegetimo Odilone Chartier et Delphina Gareault. Patrini Xaverius Marrouine et Auxcilda Gareault.” This baptism took place on 16 Jun 1880, which was about four months after William-Xavier Chartier was born. This connection was made with the help of Kristin Grow DeCare, Debbie Gilligan, and Elaine Shorkey. Since Odilon Chartier’s first wife did not die until March 1884, it is likely that there was a divorce. Shortly thereafter, Odilon married Delphine Gareau, widower of Paul Demers. Paul died in March 1879. Because of the divorce, the marriage between Odilon and Delphine is recorded in the church as “illegetimo”. Xavier is William Shorkey’s middle name, which comes from the male witness, Xaverius Marrouine, at his baptism. Note: in the 1930 census the name is spelled “Sharkey”
        After William-Xavier died, Lena’s last address was 311 North Massey in Watertown. She was the cook for the Watertown jail.

      Born 25 Feb 1880  Ogdensburg, St.Lawrence Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 31 Oct 1943  Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Buried Philadelphia, NY @ Sandy Hallow Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I5703  Chartier Family
      Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

      Father Odilon CHARTIER,   b. 21 Sep 1838, St.Jacques, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Relationship Birth 
      Mother Delphina GAREAULT,   d. 26 Mar 1884, Ogdensburg, St.Lawrence Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Relationship Birth 
      Family ID F2634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Hermeline (Lena) GASCON,   b. 14 Aug 1883, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1956, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
      Married 31 Aug 1901  Ogdenburg, NY @ Notre Dame Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. William John SHORKEY,   b. 08 Jun 1902, Ogdensburg, St.Lawrence Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1971, Anaheim, Orange Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
       2. Arthur Benjamin SHORKEY,   b. 18 Sep 1903, Depeyster, St.Lawrence Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1981  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
       3. Frank Alton SHORKEY-SHARKEY,   b. 20 Mar 1905, Gouverneur, St.Lawrence Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1988  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
       4. J.Norman SHORKEY,   b. 22 Feb 1906,   d. 09 Aug 1906  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
       5. Robert (Omie) SHORKEY,   d. at birth Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
       6. Clarence George SHORKEY,   b. 18 Mar 1909, Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1943, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
       7. Raymond Earl SHORKEY,   b. 15 Jun 1911,   d. 11 Jan 1972  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
       8. Lloyd Harold SHORKEY,   b. 19 Oct 1914, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1993, Syracuse, Ononadaga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
       9. Rosetta Louise SHORKEY,   b. 17 Nov 1915, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1997  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
       10. Leona Mae SHORKEY
       11. Shirley Lillian SHORKEY,   b. 20 May 1923,   d. 15 Sep 1974, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
      Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 
      Family ID F2636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1880 - Ogdensburg, St.Lawrence Co., NY Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Aug 1901 - Ogdenburg, NY @ Notre Dame Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1943 - Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Philadelphia, NY @ Sandy Hallow Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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