Emil Desjarlais

Brief Life History of Emil

When Emil Desjarlais was born on 9 March 1868, in Saint-David, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada, his father, Pierre Desjarlais, was 34 and his mother, Julie Letendre, was 31. He married Léonie Marie Léonie Thériault on 23 June 1891, in Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to United States in 1894 and lived in Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada in 1891 and Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years.

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Emil Desjarlais
Léonie Marie Léonie Thériault
Marriage: 23 June 1891
Joseph Albert Florian Desjarlais
Arthur Emile Desjarlais
Mary Parcilia Dejarlais
Samuel Arsene Joseph Ovide Desjarlais
Alfred E Desjarlais

Sources (21)

  • Emile Desjarlais in household of Pierre Desjarlais, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Emil Desjarlais in entry for Samuel Desjarlais and Mabel Irene Westcott, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Emile Desjarlais, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Gilles, Marcel, Armand, Eugenie, Germaine, Herve, Mireille, Normand.

French Canadian: altered form of Walloon De Gerlaise, itself a variant, with the preposition de ‘from, of’, of Gerlache (see Herlache ). In the US, the surname Desjarlais is also common among Native Americans (Chippewas). The surname (De) Gerlaise is no longer found in Belgium.

History: The progenitor of the Desjarlaises was Jean-Jacques de Gerlaise dit St. Amand, a soldier from Liège in Wallonia, Belgium, who in 1667 married Jeanne Trudel in QC.

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

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