'Lafayette' Israel Lepitre

1860 Stanstead, Quebec 1939 Irasburg, Vermont



Continuation of tree (6th child of Isidore Lepitre/Julia Lefebvre dite Descoteau); all known surname descendants:

              7          'Lafayette' Israel Lepitre  b: 17 September 1860  Orleans, VT; d: 18 May 1939  Irasburg, Orleans, VT

                                +Marie Rose Anna Peruce  b: 16 June 1870  St. Thomas, Pierreville, Yamaska, Quebec; m: 27 August 1888  Sacre Coeur, Stanstead, Quebec [Moise/Olive Bouchard]; d: 20 March 1954  Newport, Orleans, VT

                         8          Francois Xavier 'Frank Ernest Lapete' Lepitre  b: 7 March 1890  Sacre Coeur, Stanstead, Quebec; d: 28 February 1933  Chcopee, Hampden, MA

                                        +Goldie E. Blanchard  b: 8 March 1894  Enosburgh, Franklin, VT; m: 26 October 1910  Newport, Orleans, VT [Jerry/Rosa Lafleur]; d: 10 April 1964  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                         8          Adelard Robert 'Benjamin Lapete' Lepitre  b: 19 January 1893  Sacre Coeur, Stanstead, Quebec; d: 13 April 1969  Newport, Sullivan, NH

                                        +Louise Lavoie (Paige)  b: Abt. 1886  Quebec; m: Abt. 1918; d: Aft. 1920

                                     *2nd Wife of Adelard Robert 'Benjamin Lapete' Lepitre:

                                        +Ethel H. Bassett (Moore, Demerritt)  b: 23 September 1877  Stowe, Lamoille, VT; m: 30 September 1924  Rumney, Grafton, NH [Alpheus/Laura A. Horner]; d: 1 May 1966  Hardwick, Caledonia, VT

                         8          Agnes Verner Josephine Lapete  b: 14 March 1901  Stanstead Plain, Stanstead, Quebec; d: July 1985  Hanover, Grafton, NH

                                       +Wilfrid Robert Elie  b: 14 December 1897  Ste. Rose de Lima, Sweetsburg, Missisquoi, Quebec; m: 20 August 1920  Newport, Orleans, VT [Nazaire/Nelson/Helene Boucher]; d: 12 July 1933  Newport, Orleans, VT

                                      *2nd Husband of Agnes Verner Josephine Lapete:

                                       +Maurice Everett Woodman  b: 5 January 1902  St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, VT; m: 7 July 1934  Littleton, Grafton, NH [George/Georgene Tipton]  (divorced 8 June 1949 Windsor, VT; living apart for 3 years); d: 8 April 1971  Windsor, Windsor, VT

                         8          John Alfred Lepitre  b: 31 August 1907  Sacre Coeur, Stanstead, Quebec; d: 10 July 1947  W. Springfield, Hampden, MA

                                       +Lucie Melvina Cherrier  b: 1908  Irasburg, Orleans, VT; m: 30 October 1926  Irasburg, Orleans, VT [Frank/Rose Mason]; d: 2004  W. Springfield, Hampden, MA



Notes for 'Lafayette' Israel Lepitre:


- 1880 Derby, Orleans, Vermont:  Lafayette La Pete 19, living w/Isaac A. Blake.

- 1901 Stanstead Plain, Stanstead, Quebec:  Lafitte Lapetre 39, wife Rose 29, Ernest 11, Benjamin 8, Josephine A. infant.

- 1911 Stanstead Plain, Stanstead, Quebec:  Israel Le Pitre 51 (odd jobs), wife Rose 27, Frank 22 (laborer), Ben 18 (laborer), Verner 9, John 3.

- 1920 Irasburg, Orleans, VT:  Lafayette I. Lapete 57, wife Rose 42, John 11; son Benjamin 24, wife Louise 33, Alsie 4 months.

- 1930 Irasburg, Orleans, VT:  Laffettie I. Lapete 65, wife Rose A. 49.


- 1940 Irasburg, Orleans, VT:  Widow Rose La Pete 67.


Misc.:  Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, VT), Thursday, 30 December 1926:  Mr. and Mrs. L. Lapete entertained their sons, Frank of Chicopee, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. John Lepete of Orleans and Mr. and Mrs. William Eli, of Newport, for Christmas and over Sunday.


Notes for Marie Rose Anna Peruce:

Obituary:  The Newport Daily Express (Newport, VT), Wednesday, 31 March 1954:  Mrs. John Willey - Rose Perry Willey was the daughter of Moses and Olive (Bouchard) Perry, born in Derby June 17, 1871, one of a family of 15 children.  Her parents moved to Stanstead, Que., when she was quite young, where she lived for several years.  She was married to Israel Lepete and four children were born to them: Verna (Mrs. Verna Woodman) of Claremont, N.H.; Benjamin of Attleboro, Mass.; and two sons who died several years ago.  In 1919 they purchased a farm in Irasburg where they resided until the death of Mr. Lepete in 1939.  Mrs. Lepete then went to Orleans to make her home.  On March 22, 1947 she was married to John Willey, who survives her.  Five years ago they moved to their present home in this village.  The deceased had been in poor health for several years, but was able to be about until a short time ago when she became very ill and was taken to Broadview General hospital in Newport, where she passed away Saturday, March 20.  Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, at St. Edward's Church in Derby Line with Rev. Fr. Armand Fortin officiating.  Bearers were E. S. Perry of Brownington, M. R. Alexander, O. N. Washer and George Fortin of Irasburg; William Mitchell of Newport and Wilfred Wood of Derby.  Entombment was at Derby Line and interment will be in Irasburg in the spring.  Those from away to attend the funeral were Benjamin Lepete of Attleboro, Mass.; Mrs. Verna Woodman of Claremont, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Perry of Brownington and Mrs. Harold Lyons of Orleans.


Obituaries for the children:

Francois Xavier Lepitre:  Death Notice: Orleans County Monitor (Barton, VT), Wednesday, 1 March 1933:  Irasburg - Mr. and Mrs. L. Lapete received word yesterday of the sudden death of their eldest son, Frank Lapete, who was found dead in bed at his home in Chicopee, Mass.  He leaves a wife and four children.


John Alfred Lepitre:  Springfield Union (Springfield, MA), Friday, 11 July 1947:  W. Springfield - West Side Man is Heart Victim - John W. LaPete, 39, of 155 Ashley Ave., West Springfield was stricken with an attack of coronary thrombosis at 12:30 yesterday afternoon in Riverdale St., and died before West Springfield police could get him to Mercy Hospital.  Dr. William A. R. Chapin, medical examiner for the Springfield-West Springfield district gave the cause of death.  LaPete was a tiremaker employed by the Fisk Division of the U. S. Rubber Co. in Chicopee.  He was a native of Stanstead, Can., and was born Aug. 31, 1907.  Besides his wife, Lucy (Cherrier) LaPete, he leaves two sons, Stanley and Arnold; a daughter, Carol; his mother, Mrs. Rose LaPete; a brother, Benjamin; and a sister, Mrs. Verna Woodman of Winsor, Vt.  The funeral will take place from the Curran-Jones funeral home at a time to be announced.


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