Sophie Caroline Vilbrum Provencher

Brief Life History of Sophie Caroline

When Sophie Caroline Vilbrum Provencher was born in 1830, in Pointe-du-Lac, Francheville, Quebec, Canada, her father, Raphaël Provencher, was 40 and her mother, Catherine Camiré, was 33. She married Leon Roblet Duplessis on 4 October 1847, in Pointe-du-Lac, Saint-Maurice, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Maurice, Quebec, Canada in 1861 and Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died in 1900, at the age of 70.

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Leon Roblet Duplessis
Sophie Caroline Vilbrum Provencher
Marriage: 4 October 1847
Edward Elouid Duplessis
Evelina Duplessis
Heilesavide Duplessis
Raphael Edmond Duplessis
Caroline N Du Plessis
Leon Liboire "Lewis" Duplessis
Wilbert Duplessis
Maria Duplessis

Sources (23)

  • Caroline Roveucher, "Quebec Census, 1861"
  • 1847 Marriage M.12 of Leon Roblet Duplessis and Sohie Caroline Provencher, in Pointe-du-Lac, Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979;
  • Caroline in entry for Louis Duplasis and Eunice Poirier, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Lucien, Andre, Armand, Emile, Cecile, Donat, Gilles, Laurent, Marcel, Normand, Alcide, Adelard.

French: variant of Provenchère, a habitational name from (La) Provenchère, the name of several places in France, e.g. in Doubs and Haute-Saône. The surname Provencher is very rare in France.

History: Sébastien Provencher/Provenchère from France married Marguerite Manchon in QC in 1663.

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

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