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    John Staples and Clothilde Breton, married 1889 Levis QC

    Hello! I am trying to track down the life and relatives of John Staples (b. 1865, married to Clolthilde/Clotilde Breton). I understand he was born to William Staples and Jane Kirkwood, as I once had a quick glimpse of the Drouin Records for his parents marriage in 1863 Quebec (suggesting that although he is listed as English-speaking in the census, his family was Roman Catholic). I have a lot of information on Clotilde's side of the family and am a little stuck on the Staples side without current access to the Drouin records. Can anyone help me?

    John Staples (22 Mar 1865) and Clotilde Elie dit Breton (22 Aug 1869), m. 27 May 1889, Levis QC

    Children of John and Clotilde:
    Mary-Emily Staples b. 1892 Thetford Mines/Black Lake QC
    Alice Staples b. 1895 Thetford Mines QC
    John William Staples 1896-1897 Thetford Mines QC
    Frederic Charles Staples 1897-1898 Thetford Mines QC
    Robert William Staples b. 1900 Thetford Mines QC (m. Isabel Irene White in Halifax, 1925)
    Edward Albert Staples b. 1901 Thetford Mines QC
    Alfred Joseph Staples b. 1903 Thetford Mines QC (m. Eileen Catherine Mulligan in Halifax, 1925)

    John died sometime between 1901 when he is listed as the head of the family in Thetford Mines, and 1911 when Clotilde is living with her young sons in Montreal and working as a domestic servant. The daughters would be 19 and 16 by this year and so are either married, working elsewhere, living with other relatives, or deceased.

    Family lore has it that either Alfred or Edward moved away to the US to live with "a rich uncle", but I am not sure if this is on the Staples or Breton side, or where in the US. Additionally, "rich" may be a relative term, since the Staples/Breton family made between $200-$350/year. :-)

    Thanks in advance if you have any information!
    -Tara

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    Hi Tara,

    From the Drouin Records :

    William Staples, bachelor , gardener
    to Jane Kirkwood, widow of the late David Bell
    married 22 September 1863
    St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quebec City.

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    Hi Tara,

    Ancestry: Mount Hermon Cemetery Index 1846-1914, Quebec City
    William Staples, a gardener, born England
    died 19 February 1882
    Religion Church of England

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    Hi Tara,

    From the Drouin records on ancestry.

    John Staples
    died 16 January 1907
    buried Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal
    burial record St Luke Anglican

    Emelie Staple
    married Herman Cote
    7 January 1908
    St Brigide, Montreal

    Mary Staple
    married Thomas Lenard
    24 August 1909
    St Brigide, Montreal

    There was one other child born To John and Clotidle.

    Louis Theodore Staples
    born 1890 - sorry can't work out date or month
    bapt. Notre Damw de la Victoire
    Levis, Quebec

    I have had a hunt for a death or remarriage for Clotilde, but not found anything yet. The same goes for Edward Albert.

    Were you aware that Robert William born 1900 enlisted in 1917, Canada Attestation Papers, ancestry ?

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    George, Uren, Toy - Cornwall. Barrows, Blair, Bowyer, Freeth, Green, Manie - London

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    Hi Tara,

    Poor Clotilde, she lost another baby.

    Louis Theodore died 1891, Notre Dame de la Victoire, Levis, Quebec.

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    George, Uren, Toy - Cornwall. Barrows, Blair, Bowyer, Freeth, Green, Manie - London

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    Wow, thanks everybody! :-)

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    Yes, he fudged his age so that he could enlist. :-)

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