Prosper Laflamme

Brief Life History of Prosper

When Prosper Laflamme was born on 11 March 1826, in Lauzon, Lévis, Quebec, Canada, his father, Louis Quimeneur, was 38 and his mother, Marie Josephe Morin, was 37. He married Rosalie Carrier on 2 February 1847, in Saint-Isidore, Dorchester, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nelson, Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in 1861. He died on 11 November 1900, in West Auburn, Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lyster, Mégantic, Quebec, Canada.

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Prosper Laflamme
Rosalie Carrier
Marriage: 2 February 1847
Marie Rosalie Laflamme
Edouard Laflamme
Antoine Laflamme
Marie Séraphine Laflamme
Marie Delima Laflamme
Marie Angele Laflamme
Leonora M. "Nora" Laflamme
Luce Laflamme
Louis LaFlamme
Jacques LaFlamme

Sources (7)

  • Prospére Laflamme, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Prospire Laflame in entry for Lewis Laflame, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Prospére Laflamme, "Quebec Census, 1861"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Andre, Marcel, Armand, Adrien, Jacques, Raoul, Emile, Normand, Dominique, Fernand, Gaston.

French: from la flamme ‘the flame’, used as a soldier's name and perhaps also as a metonymic occupational name for a torch bearer. This surname is very rare in France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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