Joseph Emile Elzear Leger

Brief Life History of Joseph Emile Elzear

When Joseph Emile Elzear Leger was born on 10 June 1904, in Cap-Pele, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Mathias Leger, was 41 and his mother, Marie Madeleine Gallant, was 34. He married Marie Anita Arseneault on 16 July 1928, in Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. He died on 16 July 2000, in Livermore Falls, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Joseph Emile Elzear Leger
Marie Anita Arseneault
Marriage: 16 July 1928
George Joseph Legere
Laurie Joseph Legere
Pauline Leger

Sources (7)

  • Emile Leger in household of Mathias D Leger, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Joseph Emile Elezear Leger, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"
  • Emile Elzéar Legere, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


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13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Lucien, Pierre, Yvon, Antoine, Aurele, Emile, Jacques, Marcel, Zoel, Adelard.

French (Léger) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leudgari, composed of the elements leud ‘people’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready, eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and Latinized as Leodegar(ius). The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. See also Ledger and St. Leger .

French (Léger): nickname from léger ‘light, superficial’.

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

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