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Re: Frechette family from Quebec
Posted by: Eileen Wilson (ID *****8668) Date: September 20, 2012 at 10:27:36
In Reply to: Frechette family from Quebec by Bobbi Toro of 100297

Two entries for a Fred Frechette in the Canadian WWI Attestation papers -- same birth date, but different years:

Fred Frechette, born 29 November 1875, of Murray Street, Ottawa, born Point Gatineau, Quebec, wife Madame Josephine (Robillard) Frechette, of same address, given as next of kin; dated 24 March 1916 at Hull, Quebec. Under physical description, says, two tattoos -- one a woman on his left arm; one with initials IBEW on right arm.

Frederick Frechette, born 28 November 1880, of 141 George Street, Ottawa, born Gatineau Point, Quebec; wife Josephine Frechette at same address; served 3 1/2 years with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France; gun shot wound in the back; same tattoos noted; dated 2 June 1919 at Ottawa.

Found Fred and a couple of the kids crossing into the US in 1925 at Port Huron, Michigan; Gertrude, aged 15, born Ottawa; bound for Mrs. C. Lepitre, 1215 North Eick Street, Los Angeles, California. Next of kin at home is Josephine of 141 George Street, Ottawa.

Fred, aged 51, electrician, born Gatineau, Quebec; Mrs. Lepitre is his sister. Lucille, aged 4.

Following year, Josephine (noted as Anna) aged 41, born Ottawa, Rita and Rene make the trip to Los Angeles; give Josephine's sister, Gustnyna Hurry of Westboro, Ontario, as next of kin at home.

Rene Rolland Frechette, born 24 October 1916, baptized 29 October, son of Alfred Frechette & Josephine Robitaille, at Notre Dame Basilica in Ottawa.

Lucille Bernadette Aurora Frechette, baptized 26 June 1921, born 19 June, daughter of Alfred Frechette & Josephine Robillard.

Marie Rita Liliane Frechette, baptized 8 July 1923, born 4 July, daughter of Alfred Frechette & Josephine Robillard. In a side note, it indicates she was married at Holy Cross Church, Los Angeles, California 31 August 1940 with Louis Joseph Tard(?).

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