Monday, February 22, 2010

William & Emelie (Jodoin) Delorey

You saw William first in the 1892 family photograph of his father and mother - Joseph and Margaret (Grant) Delorey. He was second from the right in the back row. Like his father, he was a blacksmith, and had an interesting career. He inherited the gold coin that his fether “Joe the blackmith” was given by Gen. U.S. Grant and wore it proudly on his watch chain. In New England and in Nova Scotia William was affectionately known as Willie Joe.

His wife, and mother of their thirteen children was Emelie Jodoin. They married in Nashua New Hampshire on 29 October 1889 at St-Francis-Xavier.

Emelie was a cousin of the Ledoux family in New Hampshire and was sent to live with them. She used to take care of a young Henry Ledoux. When she was 14 she started apprenticing in dressmaking with her aunt. I am told that she used to get $700 for a dress, and they made expensive, up-scale clothing. She had beautiful hands, and used them expressively when she spoke.

William Lewis(WILLIE-JOE)Delorey: b 16 Apr 1869 Tracadie, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; d 9 Apr 1947 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
m. 29 Oct 1889 St-Francis-Xavier, Nashua, Hillsboro, New Hampshire
Emelie Jodoin: b 6 Oc 1964 Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, the daughter of Dionysius (Denis) and Aglae (Bernier) Jodoin.. She is buried in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Nashua, NH;
William Joseph
Edmund Louis
George Alphonse
* Arthur Henri
Marie Rose Delma: m. Frank Perkins
Margaret Laura: m. Jeffrey Belleveau
Marie Emeilia Anna: m. Robert Mooney
Guillaume Charles
Lillian Clara: m. Edward Saulnier
Edmond Romeo: m.1Elizabeth Theriault; m.2.Ruth Hingston
Elizabethh Cathrine (Betty):b 24 May 1905; d 22 Mar 2002; m. Earl Owen
Ida Leah (Del): b 30 Oct 1906; d 4 Nov 1991; m. John Thomas Doranle
Beatrice, Gratia (Bea): b 6 Jan 1910; d 21 Feb 1987m. 1. John Coughlin; m.2. Edward Therialt