Alphonse Métras

Male15 February 1843–3 February 1917

Brief Life History of Alphonse

When Alphonse Métras was born on 15 February 1843, in Saint-Rémi, Les Jardins-de-Napierville, Quebec, Canada, his father, Pierre Metras, was 33 and his mother, Jeanne Boyer, was 26. He married Domithilde "Mathilde" Lavallée on 4 July 1864, in Lacolle, Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada in 1891 and Laprairie, Quebec, Canada in 1911. He was buried in Sainte-Cécile, Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada.

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Alphonse Métras
Domithilde "Mathilde" Lavallée
Marriage: 4 July 1864
Alphonse Métras
Georges Métras
Eugénie Métras
Alphonse Joseph Métras
Léonie Métras
Marie Métras
Wilfrid Métras
Odile Métras
Anna Métras
Jean-Baptiste Métras

Sources (15)

  • Alphonse Métras, "Quebec Census, 1861"
  • Alphonse Mettras, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia about Alphonse Metras (age 8) in St Remi (place of birth) with parents, Pierre Metras and Jeanne Boyer, and 6 siblings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1864Lacolle, Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 26



    Age 28

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    form of Spanish Alfonso, which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin. It is probably a compound of adal ‘noble’ + funs ‘ready, prompt’. Alternatively, the first element may be ala ‘all’, hadu ‘struggle’, or hild ‘battle’ forms are found to support each derivation, so it is possible that several Visigothic names that were originally distinct have fallen together. The -ph- spelling is the result of classical influences (or classical pretensions). St Alphonsus was a 9th-century bishop of Astorga, who spent the last years of his life at the abbey of St Stephen de Ribas de Sil in Galicia. Alphonse has been occasionally used in the English-speaking world, especially among West Indians and African Americans. The Latinized form Alphonsus has been used in Ireland as an equivalent of the Gaelic name Anluan .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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