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Eglantine Perusse (1873-1941), daughter of Thelesphor Perusse
Posted by: Glenn Dupont (ID *****9929) Date: May 21, 2005 at 14:06:25
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This really should be addressed to the "Perusse" family forum... but since there's only a "Perus" one, i'm contributing here. I sent in a request to have the Perusse name added (or have this one edited) - so hopefully there will be one soon.

Anyhow, i'm writing here because my great-grandmother was Eglantine Perusse. She married Joseph Dupont, my great-grandfather... and they lived in Manville, Lincoln, Providence Co., RI. They had 8 children... all of which lived in or around the Rhode Island area.

*Marie-Jeanne Dupont
*Yvonette Dupont
*Florence Dupont
*Ivan Henry Dupont
*Rachel Dupont
*Claire Alice Dupont
*Lilliane Dupont
*Roland Joseph Dupont

Eglantine was a communicant of St-James (St-Jacques) Parish in Manville, RI. She was buried in St-James Cemetery, Manville, RI with her husband.

According to family records she was born abt. 1873
In the 1930 US census she is listed as being 56 at her last birthday...
In the 1881 Canadian census she is said to be 8 years old...

According to family accounts, her mother was Clarince de la Busonniere of Canada.

In the 1881 Census, it lists her parents as Thelesphor and Clarince Perusse. Thelesphor was a "cultivateur"... and both he and his wife were 33 years old at the time of the Census. (Both born abt. 1848).

At the time of the Census, Thelesphor and Clarince had 7 children...

*Camille Perusse , b: abt. 1871
*Phillipe Perusse , b: abt. 1872
*Eglantine Perusse , b: abt. 1873
*Leda Perusse , b: abt. 1874
*Enclyde Perusse , b: abt. 1877
*Mary Perusse , b: abt. 1879
*Eva Perusse , b: abt. 1880

The Census place was Gentilly & Ste-Marie-de-Blanford, Nicolet, Quebec

According to the 1930 US Census... she immigrated to the United States in 1895.


I'm interested in any information regarding Eglantine, especially her father Thelesphor. If anyone can give me any tips, hints on searching for info on him, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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