Florence Poudrier

14 September 1919–4 February 2010 (Age 90)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Florence

When Florence Poudrier was born on 14 September 1919, in New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Joseph Louis Poudrier, was 53 and her mother, Alphonsine Lamontague, was 43. She died on 4 February 2010, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 18

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

French Canadian: secondary surname for Lemay , first attested in 1717 ; it probably refers to a soldier charged with maintaining the supply of (gun)powder. It is sometimes translated as Powderly and is quite common in New England.

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

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  • Florence Poudrier in household of Joseph Poudrier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Longto, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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