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Re: Leon LaFontaine 1900 Idaho
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: February 26, 2012 at 08:26:09
In Reply to: Leon LaFontaine 1900 Idaho by Shannon of 6108

Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is a death record for Leon:

Social Security Death Index about Leon L. Lafontaine
Name:        Leon L. Lafontaine
SSN:        536-07-1318
Born:        20 May 1900
Died:        30 Dec 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)

So, this is probably him in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census about Leon Lafountain
Name:        Leon Lafountain
Age:        0/12
Birth Date:        May 1900
Birthplace:        Idaho
Home in 1900:        Mica Bay, Kootenai, Idaho
[Kootenai]
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Name:        Joseph Lafountain
Father's Birthplace:        Canada (Fr.)
Mother's name:        Leovid D Lafountain
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada (Fr.)
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Joseph Lafountain        51 b. Jan 1849 Canada-Fr., parents b. Can-Fr; farmer
Leovid D Lafountain        42 -wife- b. Nov 1857 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; married 26 years; 15 children/6 surviving
Joseph Lafountain        15 -son- b. Jul 1884 Michigan
Lizzie Lafountain        10 -dau- b. Jul 1889 Mich
Alice Lafountain        8 -dau- b. May 1892 Minnesota
Edmond Lafountain        6 -son- b. Mar 1894 Minn
Willie Lafountain        3 -son- b. May 1897 Minn
Leon Lafountain        0/12 mon. b. May 1900 Idaho **

Here is a birth record for Leon from Familysearch.org:

Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965 for Leo Lafontaine

Name:        Leo Lafontaine
Gender:        Male
Baptism/Christening Date:        02 Sep 1900
Baptism/Christening Place:        Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho
Birth Date:        20 May 1900
Birthplace:        of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho
Death Date:        
Name Note:        
Race:        
Father's Name:        Joseph Lafontaine
Father's Birthplace:        
Father's Age:        
Mother's Name:        Leovide Gamelin
Mother's Birthplace:        
Mother's Age:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        C00499-3
System Origin:        Idaho-EASy
Source Film Number:        2021098
Reference Number:        pg14 #2
       
This might be the family in 1895:

Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 about Alice Lafontaine
Name:        Alice Lafontaine
Census Date:        1895
County:        Itasca
Locality:        Grand Rapids
Birth Location:        Minnesota
Gender:        Female
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1892
Race:        White
Roll:        V290_71
Joseph Lafontaine 45 b. 1850 Canada
?ems Lafontaine 38 b. 1857 Canada
Joseph Lafontaine 10 b. 1885 Wis
Eliza Lafontaine 4 b. 1889 Wis
Alice Lafontaine 3 b. 1892 Minn
Elmer Lafontaine 1 b. 1894 Mich

There is also this marriage record for son Joseph:

Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942 for Joseph Lafontaine

Groom's Name:        Joseph Lafontaine
Groom's Birth Date:        
Groom's Birthplace:        of C. D' A.
Groom's Age:        
Bride's Name:        Lauria Legault
Bride's Birth Date:        
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        
Marriage Date:        20 Sep 1911
Marriage Place:        St. Thomas Church, Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho
Groom's Father's Name:        Joseph Lafontaine
Groom's Mother's Name:        Leovide D'Amour
Bride's Father's Name:        
Bride's Mother's Name:        
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M00576-9
System Origin:        Idaho-EASy
Source Film Number:        2021098
Reference Number:        pg14 #7

This may be a more accurate last name for Leovide as I can find a marriage for this couple in the        Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967:

Joseph Lafontaine (Charles Lafontaine & Esther Bouchard)
m. 13 Jul 1874 Pointe-Gatineau (St-Francois-de-Sales), Hull County, Quebec
Leovide Damour (Charles Damour & Emilie Amiot)

Here is the next marriage in the line:

Charles Andre dit Lafontaine (Antoine Andre dit Lafontaine & Marie Charron)
m. 14 Feb 1831 St-Eustache, Deux Montagnes County, Quebec
Esther Bouchard (Joachim Bouchard & Josette Seaoth?)

Hope this helps. Annie


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