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Rivard, John T. / Triple centennial jubilee souvenir book : Somerset
(c1956)

A century of faith,   pp. [39]-108


Page 92

John Laventure Family
Left to Right, Back Row: Velma, Veladore,
Pearl, Edward, Gladys, Mrs. Laventure.
Lloyd, Mary Bernice. Front: Mr. Laventure,
John Laventure was born at Somerset May 13, 1874, the son
of Didace Laventure and Eloise Pepin Loventure. His grandfather,
Louis Laventure, came to Somerset in 1866, where he lived at the
place now occupied by Delma Mondor. He had nine children, among
them Didace. They came from L'Anorie, Canada, where they had
worked as ship builders. They knew much hardship. Maxime, son
of Louis, was lost at sea when shipwrecked along with 500 immi-
grants.
Didace and wife farmed on place now occupied by Delma Man-
dot. Ten children were born of this marriage: Joseph (Elize Caru-
fel), Ernest, Clara (Mrs. Jos. Campeau), Daniel (first wife, Millie
Champeau: second wife, Roseanne Moreney), Placid, Georgeanna
(Mrs. Ed Baribeau), Liger (Olive Levesque), John (Eva Menard),
Donalda (Mrs. Serophine  Morrisette), Arseldo.
John married Eva Menard at Somerset June 17, 1902. They
lived on the farm now occupied by son Edward until they retired
and moved into their present house. Nine children were born of
this union: Wilfred (died in infancy), Velma (Mrs. Magnus Moe),
Marie (Mrs. Charles Provost), Pearl (Mrs. Henning Gabrelson),
Gladys (Mrs. Clyde Kiddy), Lloyd (Margaret Liscomb), Edward (Mil-
dred Demulling), Valadore (Mrs. Percy Johnson), Bernice (Mrs.
Herman Wichelman).
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Provost and seven children: Violet, John,
Darrell, Edward, Mary Ann, Richard, and Robert; and Mr. and
Mrs. Eduard Laventure and nine children: Regina, Donna, Allen,
Marlene, Lucille, Kenneth, Elaine, Jeanette, and Dennis are still
living in Somerset and are parishioners of St. Anne's church.
Wedding ricture ot
Mr. and Mrs. John Loventure


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