Louis Napoleon 'William' Lepitre

1899 Windsor, Quebec 1957 Wood-Ridge, New Jersey



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Evariste Lepitre/Delia Champagne dite Menin); all known surname descendants:

                 9        Louis Napoleon 'William' Lepitre  b: 16 April 1899  St. Georges, Windsor, Richmond, Quebec; d: 3 March 1957  Wood-Ridge, Bergen, NJ

                                   +Grace Hastings  b: 31 August 1900  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH; m: 19 August 1918  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH [John/Mary Ann Clark]  (divorced 1 February 1927); d: 27 January 1988  Nampa, Canyon, ID

                             10         Helen Rita Lepitre  b: 28 March 1919  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH; d: November 1986  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH

                                            +Joseph Wilk  b: 23 June 1918  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH; m: 6 June 1942  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH [John/Antonina Trela]; d: January 1983  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH

                             10         Grace Frances Lepitre  b: 23 February 1922  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH; d: 19 January 1999  Nampa, Canyon, ID

                                            +Gamaliel Warren Harding Clough  b: 10 December 1921  South Bend, St. Joseph, IN; m: 13 July 1946  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH  [Charles R./Wilhelmina Dambar]  (divorced 7 December 1948 extreme cruelty); d: 13 May 2007  Marion, Grant, IN


                               *2nd Wife of Louis Napoleon 'William' Lepitre:

                                   +Helen Gaylord  b: Abt. 1906  New Jersey; m: June 1931  Brooklyn, NY [Adam/Grace ---]; d: 29 October 1957  Wood-Ridge, Bergen, NJ



Notes for Louis Napoleon 'William' Lepitre:


- 1920 Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire:  William Lapete 20 teamster/express co., wife Grace 19. [10 Jan 1920]

- 1930 Manchester, Hillsborough, NH:  Grace Lapete 30 (mar.) shoe shop dresser.  [William 30, Helen 10 - ?]

- 1940 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey:  William Lepetrie 39 roofer/construction, wife Helen 30 operator/shoe factory, widowed mother (in-law) Grace Gaylord 59

- 1940 Manchester, Hillsborough, NH:  Hugh Taylor 42 plumber/plumbing, wife Grace 39 dresser/shoe factory, step-daughter Helen Lepitre 21 folding/shoe factory.  [25 Arlington]

WWI registration records:  Louis Napoleon Lepitre; Manchester, NH; born 16 Apr 1899 (Canada); Grace Lepitre (wife); short height, medium build; brown eyes & brown hair; defect in eye.

WWII Records:  William Gaylord Lepetre, res. 428 Windsor Road, Wood-Ridge, NJ; b. 16 Apr 1899  Manchester, NH; contact Helen Lepetre (same address); 5' 3", 135 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, ruddy complexion, slightly bald; 16 Feb 1942 Carlstadt, NJ.   signed William Gaylord Lepetre


- 1921 Manchester City Directory:  Lepitre William (Grace M) driver 38 Hanover h 179 do


Record of divorce: William Lepetre, res. Newark, NJ, & Grace M. Lepetre, res. Manchester, NH; date of marriage 19 Aug 1917 in Manchester, NH; sex of libelant (female), date of decree 1 Feb 1927, cause - extreme cruelty


- Misc.:  Times Union (Brooklyn, NY), Thursday, 18 June 1931:  Marriage Licenses - William Lepetre, 32, 110 So. Elliott pl. & Helen Gaylord, 25, 609 Hancock st.

- Misc.:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Thursday, 1 April 1943:  Frances Lepetre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lepetre of 428 Windsor Road, returned yesterday to make her home with her parents after having lived in Manchester, N.H., with her grandparents.

- Misc.:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Saturday, 24 March 1945:  Mr. and Mrs. William Lepetre entertained several friends at a house-warming in their new home at 151 Jefferson Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, last night.  Dinner was served and the couple received gifts for their new home.  Present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jordon, Mr. and Mrs. George Mehan, Mr. and Mrs. John Qualley, and Mrs. Ann Earle, of Wood-Ridge.

- Misc.:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Saturday, 28 May 1949:  Mr. and Mrs. William Lepetre, of Jefferson Avenue, are spending the holiday week-end at the old Colony House, Union, N.H.

- Misc.:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Tuesday, 1 November 1949:  Hasbrouck Heights - Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lepetre of Jefferson Avenue have moved to North Wakefield, N.H.

- 1957 Rutherford, NJ City Directory:  Lepetre Helen wid William mach opr NY h 297 Sussex rd W-R


Obituary:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Monday, 4 March 1957:  Lepetre-Gaylord - of Wood-Ridge on March 3, 1957, William, husband of Helen, and brother of Mrs. Aurore Boisvert.  Funeral services at Kohler Funeral Home, Wood-Ridge on Tuesday at 2 P.M.  Interment to follow.


Notes for Grace Hastings:

- After the divorce Grace married (before 1932) Hugh Taylor (1897-1991).  She is listed as Mrs. Grace F. Taylor on his WWII Registration Card.  The couple are still in Manchester in the 1964 City Directory.

- Tombstone Inscription, Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, ID:  TAYLOR / (reverse) WWI / 1887  Hugh  1991 / his wife / 1900  Grace M. Hastings  1988


Notes for Helen Gaylord:

- Misc.:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Monday, 24 November 1941:  Wood-Ridge - Mrs. Helene LePetre, 428 Windsor Road, with a party of friends, attended a performance of 'It Happened on Ice' and had dinner in New York on Saturday.

- Death Notice:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Wednesday, 30 October 1957:  Find Woman's Body at Home - Wood-Ridge Resident Believed Suicide:  Wood-Ridge - Mrs. Helen Lepetre of 297 Sussex Road was found dead in her home yesterday morning, reportedly a suicide.  She was 46 years old.  The body was discovered at about 10:30 A.M. by her employer, Justin Gokarski of 300 Union Avenue, Rutherford, a real estate broker, and Hubert Franklin, an attorney.  Detective Captain Edmund Barlow said police were notified by the pair who found the front door open, all lights on, and Mrs. Lepetre's body lying on the bedroom floor.  The 46-year-old woman, whose husband died in March, had lived alone.  Neighbors told police she was despondent.  Gokarski said she had not reported for work on Monday.  Sensing trouble he and Franklin decided to investigate.  Captain Barlow reported finding a number of bottles containing sleeping pills.  He theorized she may have taken an overdose.  The body was removed to the Kohler Funeral Home, 280 Hackensack Street.  Arrangements are awaiting the arrival of Mr. Lepetre's nearest kin, Mrs. Aurore Boisbert of Manchester, N.H., her sister-in-law.  Preliminary investigations were made by Dr. Howard M. Cooper, third assistant medical examiner, police, and members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

- Obituary:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Thursday, 31 October 1957:  Wood-Ridge - Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Lepetre, 46, of 297 Sussex Road, who was found dead in her home Tuesday, will be at 2 P.M. tomorrow at the Kohler Funeral Home, 280 Hackensack Street.  The Rev. William Carhart of the First Presbyterian Church of Wood-Ridge will officiate.  Interment will be in Fairmount Mausoleum, Newark.  Surviving are a stepsister, Mrs. C. Frances Clough of Bosie, Ida.; a niece, Helen Lepetre Wilke of Manchester, N.H.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Aurore Boisbert of Manchester, N.H.


Obituaries for the children:

Grace Frances Lepitre:  The Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa, ID), Friday, 22 January 1999:  Grace Frances Lepetre Clough, 76, went home to be with our Lord Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at her home.  Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Rev. Duane Buhler, Supt. Southern Idaho District Council of the Assemblies of God, and Father George Gonzales of St. Pauls Catholic Church, Nampa will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.  Frances was born February 23, 1922, in Manchester, New Hampshire to William and Grace Hastings Lepetre.  She was raised and educated in Manchester.  In 1943 she enlisted in the Womans Army Corps and served for 3 years as a clerk/typist and a cook.  In 1946 she married Gale W. Clough.  They were later divorced and Frances moved to Idaho.  In 1950, she signed up for the LPN School of Nursing at St. Alphonsus Hospital, graduating in 1952.  Thus began her lifelong career in nursing and caring for others.  Frances opened Homewood Nursing Home in 1952 for the elderly, where she gave excellent care to many Treasure Valley residents.  She especially wanted to give a home atmosphere to her patients in their last years.  Frances operated her nursing home for 15 years.  She also worked as a nurse/supervisor at Presbyterian Nursing Home in Ontario, OR, Odd Fellow Rest Home, Caldwell Care Center and at the State School and Hospital in Nampa as a med nurse/supervisor.  In 1982 she retired to care for her elderly parents in her home.  One of her last comments was, Nursing was good to me.  I've never regretted becoming a nurse.  Frances loved nursing and helping people.  Whether at her home, at work, or with her friends and neighbors, she could always be counted on to help.  Giving her time, talent and resources to others was a priority in her life.  Frances was a woman of strong faith in God no matter what she faced in her life.  God was her strength!  Frances is survived by 2 daughters, Lynne and husband, Ken Padgett of Nampa and Gloria and her husband, Sandy Calar of Payette; two granddaughters, Tama Borriello of Boise and Kristy and her husband, Ken Albrecht of Nampa; a granddaughter-in-law, Satuka Calar of Boise; one grandson, Craig Calar of Payette; two great-granddaughters, Mariella and Isabella Borriello of Boise; a niece, Nancy and her husband, Frank Pelczarski of Manchester, NH; a nephew, Jack and his wife, Elaine Wilk of Manchester, NH; one great-nephew, Peter Wilk; four great-nieces, Lori, Tracy and Lisa Pelczarski and Jamie Wilk, all of Manchester, NH.  Frances was preceded in death by her father, William Lepetre; her step-father, Hugh Taylor; her mother, Grace Lepetre Taylor; one sister, Helen and a brother-in-law, Joe Wilk; and a grandson, Christopher Calar.  Friends may call from 3 until 9 p.m. Friday at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Her family wishes to give special thanks to her dear friends, Kaye Bacon and Vicki Schaffan for their special care to Frances during her last few weeks. Also, Shawna Schaffan, Illa Bacon, Shirley Purviance, Winona Patrick and Linda Smith at XL Hospice for their loving, gentle care. Thank You!  Our thanks also to Drs. Chown, Copple and Smith and their staff members for their kindness in treating our mom during her illness.

- Misc.:  SS Records list her as Grace Frances Lepitre (August 1938), then Grace Frances Clough (August 1950); marriage certificate lists her as Grace Frances Henderson d/o Richard/Stella Andrews [Richard Henry Henderson (1871-1948  ) & wife Stella Andrews (1869-1935); 1930 Manchester census Richard H. Henderson 58 & Stella 60.]; 1942 Manchester City Directory lists her as Lepitre G Frances clk r 427 Merrimack.

 Tombstone Inscription, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa, ID:  Grace Frances Clough / PFC US Army / World War II / Feb 23, 1922 - Jan 19, 1999



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