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Re: John LIBERTY, & Annie DUNN - Canada/Maine Birth Circa 1840's
Posted by: Carolyn La Porte (ID *****6155) Date: July 20, 2013 at 18:32:33
In Reply to: John LIBERTY, & Annie DUNN - Canada/Maine Birth Circa 1840's by Benedict Colford Jr. of 100377

Hi Benedict,

I found a bit for you at

1. Marion E. FONTAINE/Mary E./ Mary Ann - marriage record 1908 to Joseph (he is listed as Eugene) shows it was his first marriage, her second.
She is shown as a widow age 23

her parents John FOUNTAIN, laborer, living in Lewiston, ME and Elise NICOL
living in Lewiston, ME

His parents John LIBERTY deceased and Annie DUNN deceased
Eugene occupation is scaler in woods - he is age 43

I found her first marriage was July 8, 1900 to Arthur BOLDUC -
she is listed as Marie FONTAINE, mill hand , age 15
her parents Jean FONTAINE and Mary NICOL
her parents show residence as Winslow

his parents Etienne BOLDUC deceased, and Sara LESSARD deceased
Arthur born about 1879 Canada
he was a labourer age 21

From this first marriage I found 3 children

1. Alfonse born May 11, 1901

2. Arthur G. born Dec. 10, 1902 - twin

3. Joseph P.E. born Dec. 10, 1902 - twin

Since Marianne is shown as a widow in her 2nd marriage I looked for death of her first husband.
There is only one Arthur BOLDUC of the right age and he died in 1909 - in the Maine Insane Hospital
so if this is he she may have been divorced ?
BUT this fellow has parents shown as Zotega BOLDUC an Clotelde BOLDUC

his cause of death was general paralysis
he is shown as married
and being an inmate of the hospital for 2 years 9 months 19 days at the time of his death
It says he was buried in Lewiston

I cannot explain the differences in his parents names except that
1. it is the wrong fellow
2. whoever gave the info didn't know the names - or they are alternate names for Etienne and Sara which seems doubtful

In 1910 census Marianne's son Fred is living with them.

I don't know about her twin sons - I cannot find their deaths but they must have died before 1910 census.

I just found - I believe - John Fountaine and wife Alice/Elise


John, age 46, planing, mill, born Oct. 1853, Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1893

Alice A., wife, age 37, cotton mill weaver, born Aug. 1862, Canada French parents born Canada French , immigrated 1899

Mary A., daughter, age 15, cotton mill weaver, born May 1885, Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1899

Joseph, son, age 11, at school, born April 1889, Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1899

Benjamin, father in law, age 64, cotton mill labor, born July 1835 Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1900

Philomen, mother in law, 57 house keeper, born July 1843 Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1900

OK - found marriage for John and Alice

Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about Jean Fontaine
Name:       Jean Fontaine
Spouse:       Elisabeth Nichol
Event:       Mariage (Marriage)
Marriage Year:       1881
Marriage Location:       St-Sébastien, Québec (Quebec)
Place of Worship or Institution:       Frontenac

The image says (in French but will do my best)

September 6, 1881 after publication of banns, marriage of Jean Fontaine, major son of ............................................ of St. Evariste de Forsyth on the first part
and of Elizabeth Nichol, minor daughter of Benjamin Nichol, cultivator and Philomene Perrault on the other part.

****I had a hard time reading Jean's parents names but they may be Emere or Honore or ?? Fontaine and Perpetue ?? Vemette (not sure of this)

really I am not sure BUT since the marriage was in Sept. of 1881 Jean should be in the census with his parents

Wow - I found Elisabeth with her parents and on the same page are surnames
NICOL, FONTAINE, BOLDUC, LESSARD, PERRAULT - all names mentioned in Maine records

Benjamin, age 43, cultivateur born Quebec

Filomene, age 36, born Quebec

Elise, age 15, born Quebec

I think I found Jean but his age is off so he may have been younger than shown in 1900 census


Honori, age 52, cultivateur

Philomene, age 41

George, age 12

Florinda, age 10

Sarah, age 8

Honori, age 3,

Delia age 2 months - born June

Amilia, age 21

Jean, age 19, cultivateur

Octave, age 16

all are shown born Quebec

I think Philomene is likely a 2nd wife for Honori as I found a marriage in 1851 for an Honore Fontaine and M. Perpetue Vermet in St-Victor-de-Tring, Beuce

This seems to fit with parents shown for Jean

There is a birth in 1860 St-Evariste-de-Forsyth for a Joseph Jean Fontaine but the image is so faint I cannot read it

But this looks like them in 1861 census


Perpetue, cultivateur, age 31

Joseph, age 10

Edouard, age 6

Philias, age 5

Jean, age 3

all shown born Quebec - so Jean here is shown born about 1858
Perpetue is shown as married but Honore is not listed with them

I found births for Philias 1855
mother's name looks like Perpetue VERMIETTE

I found a marriage for Etienne BOLDUC and Sara LESSARD

January 26, 1875 St-Victor-de-Tring, Beauce, Quebec, after publication of
three banns, marriage of Etienne Boduc, cultivator in this Parish, major son of
Michel Bolduc and the deceased Esther Hillers of the Parish of St. Elziar on the first part and Sara Lessard of this Parish, major daughter of Pierre Lessard and Theotisse Roulin of this Parish on the other part.

I also found baptism for Arthur in St-Victor-de-Tring, Beauce, Quebec

November 4, 1878 baptism of Joseph Arthur born this day, of legitimate marriage of Etienne Bolduc, cultivateur and Sarah Lessard of this Parish.
Sponsors Pierre Lessard and Vitaline Plante


I have no idea who Zotega Bolduc and wife Clotelde are as I cannot find any
people with those names but it may be the spelling
I suspect that the death is the right Arthur and parents names are wrong?

Joseph Liberty is listed in US City directories for Waterville, Maine in 1915

I'm sorry that this is all a bit out of order but I am giving you things as I find them.

John, age 68, laborer, paper mill, born Canada French parents born Canada French, immigrated 1894

Lizzie, age 58, wife, born Canada French, parents born Canada French,immigrated 1894

I cannot find them in 1910 however ?

In 1930 there is a John FOUNTAIN listed in Waterville City
he is age 75, widower, shows immigration as 1895
he is an inmate in the City Almshouse

In Maine Find A Grave there is a John FOUNTAIN
born Oct. 15, 1852 died Nov. 10, 1928
buried West Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

so two possibilities for him - this death and then fellow still living in 1930 census ??

I did not find a death for Alice/Elise/Libbie

Benjamin, age 28, cultivateur, born Quebec

Philomene, age 26, born Quebec

Elizabeth, age 6, born Quebec

Celina, age 16, born Quebec

** Celina is possibly a sister to Philomene

next door is
Francois, age 55, cultivateur, born Quebec

Francois, age 22, cultivatuer, born Quebec

so maybe father and brother to Philomene ?

Found marriage for Benjamin and Philomene - a bit hard to find as names are all misspelled.

They are indexed as Philomene PERREAU and Benjamine RICHOLS
They married in 1864 St-Victor-de-tring, Beauce, Quebec

just dumb luck that I found it - I can see why the names were confused - the image is very faint and hard to read but will do my best to give you what I can make out

November 22, 1864, after banns , marriage of Benjamin Nicol son of Benjamin Nicol and .............of St-Evarariste, on the first part and Philomene Perreau

I cannot read her parents names but it does look like it says her mother is deceased but not absolutely sure. One whole side of the image is unreadable and that is the side with those names.

This may be Benjamin and Philomene even though ages are off


Benjamin, age 45, cultivateur, born Quebec

Philomene, age 44, born Quebec

ages are often off in census and they are the only ones of right names in right place

I think this is all I can find.

Carolyn L

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