Thursday, January 18, 2018

OTD: January 18: Prospector Edward Ladouceur (1877-1954) Died

Today's blog post is about my stepmother's family who have roots in Quebec and the early prospecting and mining activities in north-eastern Ontario and northern Quebec. My stepmother has entrusted me with a great deal of her archival material to scan and preserve for future generations and I am enjoying the story of the Ladouceur family immensely.

These are some of the photos of my stepmother's grandparents Edward and Margaret Ladouceur of Rouyn, Quebec from the Landers / Ladouceur family archives.

Edward Ladouceur:
Source: Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
Born 1877:  Sheenboro, Quebec,
Died: 18 Jan 1954, Rouyn, Quebec


The Ladouceur Family

The Ladouceur family: (Left to right: Margaret, Florence Eva, Lily, Violet and Edward.
Edward Ladouceur (1877-1954) died on January 18 four days after his wife Margaret Blanck (1880-1954) had died.

1954 Obituary
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives




The couple are buried at the Noranda Catholic Cemetery

Ladouceur funeral card
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives


Edward Ladouceur: A Pioneer Miner in 
N.E. Ontario and Quebec

The most wonderful part about scanning all of the material from the Landers/Ladouceur Family archives is that Violet (Ladouceur) Landers (1901-1999) wrote on the back of almost every photograph. All of the photos below have her comments quoted from the back of the photograph.

Newsclipping from the
Landers/Ladouceur Family archives

"My Dad (Edward Ladouceur) and George Mulholland" 
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
"Melvin Martel and the miners at my father's mine"
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
"My Father" 
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
"All friends of my fathers at the mine. I'm in it too!" 
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
1901 Marriage in Pembroke, Ontario 

Source: Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

A Miner's & Prospector's Life in the North

Below are but a few of the many images of the Ladouceur's family life in the north selected from The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives.
From Right to Left: Edward and Margaret Ladouceur, Violet and Frank Landers, Martin Martel (others unknown)
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
Violet (Ladouceurs) Landers explains the previous photograph
"Violet (Ladouceur) Landers, Margaret (Blanck) Ladouceur, Jenny McDonald, Adrian and Melvin"
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
" Bernie Auger, Violet Ladouceur, Bernice Beauchamps"
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
"Ed Ladouceur"
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
"Dog sled - Long ago in Foleyet - Ben Long's house at back"
Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
I thought that I would close today's remembrance of Edward and Margaret Ladouceur on the sixty-fourth anniversary of their passing (January 1954) with two special photographs.

Below is  a photograph of my stepmother with her father, grandparents, aunt and her two sisters 
(taken by her mother on the front porch) with: Frank Landers; Edward and Margaret (Blank) Ladouceur; Lily (Ladouceur) Coutu, Sam Coutu; and sisters Frances, Linda and Joan Landers

Source: The Landers/Ladouceur Family archives
This photograph (taken earlier) on the same porch has "Eva LeBlanc, Melvin Martel; sisters Frances, Joan, and Linda Landers; Edward and Margaret (Blanck ) Ladouceur, Izon Landers and Frank Landers.


Landers - Ladouceur Links

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cindi ...my name is also Cindy. I'm the grand daughter of Melvin Martel and I have tons of photographs as well. Happy to share if you're interested. I'm the family tree archivist on this side of the family :)

    Cheers!

    Cindy Martel

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  2. Hi Cindi ...my name is also Cindy. I'm the grand daughter of Melvin Martel and I have tons of photographs as well. Happy to share if you're interested. I'm the family tree archivist on this side of the family :)

    Cheers!

    Cindy Martel

    ReplyDelete