Wilfred Philip Gagnon & Marie Tardif


Philip Gagnon
Wilfred Philip Gagnon
(8.) 81. Wilfred Philip GAGNON was born on 8 May 1890 in Frenchville, Maine. He was baptized on 8 May 1890 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) His godparents were Michel Gagnon and Gracieuse Dionne, his father's brother and sister-in-law; he was baptized by Fr. Charles Swerron.

"He appeared on the 1900 US census in Frenchville, Maine, as Philippe Gagnon, born May 1890 in Maine, age 10, at school, could not read, write or speak English, living in household of parents Henri and (stepmother) Denise (128).

On his WWI draft registration card, dated 5 Jun 1917, he lists himself as a self-employed farmer, married with three children. He is described as having blue eyes and dark brown hair, and no disabilities. [Registration Card, no.32 (stamped 18-2-2.A), Frenchville, Maine, June 5, 1917].

He appeared on the 1920 US census in Frenchville, as Philip Gagnon, age 29, owned his home free of mortgage, could read and write, was a farmer on a general farm, and an employer. (Reference to farm schedule no.122.) He was living in household with wife Marie (26), and children Wilfred (6), Henri (5), Cecile (3), Lewis (2), and Lorenzo (7 months).(129)

He appeared in the 1930 US census in Frenchville, as Phillip H. Gagnon, age 39, married at age 22, owned his home, was living on a farm, could read and write, born in Maine, both parents born in Maine,could speak English, working as a farmer (p.235, sheet b) (for an image of that census return see below).

He worked as a farmer; the farm was located on Fourth Settlement Road in Upper Frenchville. The family lived on the farm until about 1940 when they moved into a house on the main road in Upper Frenchville. He was also known as Philip H. Gagnon; the "H" standing for "Henri," his father's name. He died on 25 Sep 1965 in Caribou, Maine, and was buried on 29 Sep 1965 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.

Philip GAGNON was married to Marie TARDIF (daughter of Simon TARDIF and Victoria CHAMBERLAND) on 7 Jan 1913 in St. Agatha, Maine.

Philippe Gagnon farm with barn
Philip Gagnon's barn and some adjacent fields, 4th Range in Frenchville, not far from the Ste-Agathe line. Click here for other views of this barn.
The farmhouse was located in front of the barn.

 (9.) Marie TARDIF was born on 9 Apr 1890 in St. Agatha, Maine. She was baptized on 9 Apr 1890 in Ste-Luce Church, Frenchville, Maine. Her godparents were Antoine Tardif and Marianne Ouellette; she was baptized by Fr. Charles Swerron. She was a school teacher from 1910 to 1913 in St. Agatha, Maine.

She appeared on the 1920 US census in Frenchville, Maine, as Marie Gagnon, age 26, could read and write, living in household with husband Philip Gagnon and children Wilfred, Henri, Cecile, Lewis, and Lorenzo.(130) She appeared on the 1930 US census as Marie Gagnon, age 36, married at age 19, could read and write, born in Maine as were both her parents, could speak English (for image of this census page see below).

She died on 17 Oct 1950 in Frenchville, Maine. She was buried on 20 Oct 1950 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.

Wilfred Philip GAGNON and Marie TARDIF had the following children:

child119 i. Wilfred Léonide GAGNON(32) was born on 17 Oct 1913 in Upper Frenchville, Maine. He was baptized on 17 Oct 1913 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Godparents were Simon Tardif and Victoria Chamberlain, maternal grandparents. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Frenchville, Maine. (131) Listed as Wilfred Gagnon, age 6, living in his parents' household (Philip and Marie Gagnon). He died on 24 Aug 1929, "au sanatorium" according to Fr. Laventure who presided over his burial on 26 Aug 1929 in Ste-Luce cemetery.
child120 ii. Henri Lucien GAGNON(32) was born on 26 Nov 1914 in Upper Frenchville, Maine. He was baptized on 26 Nov 1914 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Godparents were Henri Gagnon and Agnes Cyr, baptized by Fr. Bergeron. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Frenchville, Maine.(132) Listed as Henri Gagnon, age 5, living in household with parents (Philip and Marie Gagnon). He died on 18 Nov 1922 in Frenchville, Maine. He was buried on 28 Nov 1922 in Ste-Luce cemetery, by Fr. Thomas Bergeron in the presence of Philippe Gagnon and Albert Terdall.
child+121 iii. Cécile GAGNON.
child+122 iv. Louis (Lewis) GAGNON.

 
Marie Tardif

 

Philip Gagnon & Marie Tardif Gagnon
Philip Gagnon & Marie Tardif Gagnon.

child123 v. Lorenzo GAGNON(133) was born on 21 May 1919 in Frenchville, Maine. He was baptized on 21 May 1919 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Godparents were Thomas Tardif and Anna Gagnon; baptized by Fr. Thomas Bergeron. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Frenchville, Maine.(134) Listed as Lorenzo, age 7 months, living in his parents' household (Philip and Marie Gagnon). He died on 19 Nov 1922 in Frenchville, Maine. He was buried on 20 Nov 1922 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.
child124 vi. Lucille GAGNON(32) was born on 18 Sep 1920 in Frenchville, Maine. She was baptized on 19 Sep 1920 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Godparents: Dubois and Clementine Bassyrole (sp?). She died on 28 Nov 1922 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine. She was buried on 29 Nov 1922 in Ste-Luce, Frenchville, Maine.
child+125 vii. Léo GAGNON.
child+126 viii. Rosaire GAGNON.
child+127 ix. Prescille GAGNON.
child+128 x. Irénée (René) GAGNON.
child129 xi. Eva GAGNON(32) was born on 30 Dec 1929 in Frenchville, Maine. She was baptized on 1 Jan 1930 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Her godparents were Joseph Michaud and Albertine Gagnon (her father's sister and brother-in-law); she was baptized by Fr. Florent Fortin. She was buried on 2 Apr 1930 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.(32)
child130 xii. Louis Philippe GAGNON(32) was born on 16 Jan 1931 in Frenchville, Maine. He was baptized on 18 Jan 1931 in Ste-Luce church, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Godparents were Levitte Gagnon and Cecile Beaulieu; baptized by Fr. Florent Fortin. He died on 18 Apr 1934 in Frenchville, Maine. He was buried on 19 Apr 1934 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.(32)
child(4.) +131 xiii. .
child132 xiv. Thérèse Yvette GAGNON was born on 14 Apr 1935 in Frenchville, Maine. She died on 25 Feb 1936 in Frenchville, Maine. She was buried on 26 Feb 1936 in Ste-Luce cemetery, Frenchville, Maine.(32) Buried by Fr. Théodore Bouthot.

Image of the gravestone of Philip, Marie, and the seven of their children who died in childhood, in Ste-Luce cemetery, Upper Frenchville.

 

Here is an image of this family's entry in the 1930 US census of Frenchville:

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Wilfred Philip GAGNON was married to Emily RINGUETTE (daughter of Florent RINGUETTE and Célanire PICARD) on 25 Nov 1957.

Emily Ringuette was born 25 May 1897 in Rivière Verte, New Brunswick. She was married to Paul DUBÉ (son of Clovis DUBÉ and Marie RINGUETTE) on 31 Jul 1917 at St-Basile.  She died on 30 Nov 1965 in Caribou, Maine.


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