Rivard, John T. / Triple centennial jubilee souvenir book : Somerset
A century of faith, pp. -108
Edouard and Marie D'Anjou Plourde Edouard Plourde was born at Riviere Ouelle, Canada. He was married to Marie D'Anjou Aug. 5, 1861. They were blessed with nine children. These surviving six came to Somerset with them: Marie (1863-1938), married Marcel Levesque; Edith (1867-1947), married Joseph Campbell; John (1869-1910), married Louise Landry; Joseph (1871-1953), married Eugenia Francois; Edward, born in 1873, married Amanda Couture; Anna (1877-1947), married Charles Parent. Coming to Somerset, with his family, in 1883 as a miller, he purchased the flour mill from Samuel Harriman. This he operated until he sold it to the Apple River Power Co. Edouard Plourde and Marie D'Anjou Plourde (1840-1910) (1840-1929) Joseph and Eugenia Francois Plourde (1871-1953) (1871-1937) John and Louise Landry Plourde (1869-1910) (1876-1941) John Plourde was born at St. Pacome, Canada. He purchased the mill in Somerset with his father and worked with him until it was sold; then settled on the farm at Apple River Falls now owned by his son, Remie. He married Louise Landry in 1894. To this union were born the following six children: John, 1897; Adelard, 1899; Cecilia, 1900, married John Durning; Louise, 1902, married Frank Gonnella; Charles, 1904, married Ethel Clayton and Marian Glynn; Remie, 1907, married Vernice Schell and Cecilia Hinz. Joseph Plourde was born at St. Pacome, Canada. He came to Somerset at eleven years of age and worked in the grist mill and lumber camps. After his marriage to Eugenia Francois they pur- chased and operated the present Plourde farm east of Somerset where their family of nine children were born and raised. They are as follows: Joseph, 1893, married Dorothy Peloquin and Florence Peloquin; Marie, 1895, married Gregory Hartmann; Edward, 1899, married Helen Adam; Esther, 1901, married Milton Berlin; Celina, 1903; Viola, 1905, married Henry Cartier; Francis, 1908, married Jennie Longar; Anthony, 1910-1954, married Mary Coggins; Berna- dette, 1913, married Flavian Gagnon.
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