Edmond Joseph Groleau, 18961978 (aged 82 years)

Edmond Joseph /Groleau/
Birth April 7, 1896 33 29
Birth May 20, 1896 33 29
Census Age: 33 years

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 10 months)

Census June 1, 1900 (aged 4 years)
26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 5 years)

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 12 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 16 years)

Death of a fatherDelphise Groleau
September 14, 1919 (aged 23 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 24 years)

Death of a motherMarie Paré
January 22, 1922 (aged 25 years)
Burial of a motherMarie Paré
January 24, 1922 (aged 25 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 27 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 32 years)

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 36 years)

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 49 years)

34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 56 years)

Death of a brotherPeter Charles Groleau
February 2, 1960 (aged 63 years)
35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 64 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 67 years)

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 72 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 78 years)

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 80 years)

Death September 8, 1978 (aged 82 years)
Cause of death: emphysema
Family with parents
House that Delphise built
Birth: August 29, 1862 28Embrun, Russell Twp., Russell Co., Ontario, Canada
Death: September 14, 1919Univ. of Mich. Hosp., Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Birth: February 2, 1867Co. Beauharnois, Québec, Canada
Death: January 22, 1922Gladstone, Delta Co., Michigan, USA
Marriage: February 14, 1887Cambridge, Russell Co., Ontario, Canada
5 years
elder sister
Birth: about 1891 28 23Michigan, USA
elder brother
Birth: April 7, 1894 31 27Wilson, Menominee Co., Michigan, USA
Death: February 2, 1960Milwaukee Co. Gen’l Hosp., Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA
2 years
Birth: April 7, 1896 33 29Wilson, Spalding Co., Michigan, USA
Death: September 8, 1978Davidsonville, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA

1900 USA Census transcript - Delphise Groleau - Household

Name Relation Race Sex DOB Age MC YrsM ChB ChL BP FBP MBP YUS YOI N/A Occupation MnsU Edu Eng? Home
Groleau, Dolphus Head W M Aug 1862 37 M 13 - - Canada Canada Canada 10 1890 P Farmer 5 YY Y O-F-F-18
—— Marie Wife W F Feb 1867 34 M 13 6 4 Canada Canada Canada 10 1890 NN Y
—— Adolph Son W M Mat 1888 12 S - - - MI Canada Canada 10 1890 at school 6YN Y
—— Anna Daughter W F May 1890 10 S - - - MI Canada Canada 10 1890 at school 4YN Y
—— Publius Son W M Apr 1894 6 S - - - MI Canada Canada NN Y
—— Edmond Son W M May 1896 4 S - - - MI ?NA ?NA

parents b. Canada-French; occ. machinist

Edmond & Alice Groleau

Edmond Joseph Groleau, 1896-1978
Alice Darien Groleau, 1904-1980

by Laura Groleau Trotter

(edited by Wes Groleau)

Edmund was the youngest of the family of Dolphes and Marie Groleau.  He was born May 20, 1896 in Wilson, Michigan.  He was short, good-looking, and ambitious.

He married Alice Groleau November 14 1920 in St. Jacques, Michigan.  Alice was the daughter of a relative of my grandfather, Tom Groleau.  We don't have proof of the relationship but we believe that Alice's father and Edmond had the same great-grandfather, Pierre Groleau.   Mother and Dad and Alice and Uncle Ed had a double wedding.

They had five children.  Three survived:

Uncle Ed trained as a messenger but did not serve as the Armistice was signed.  They lived in Gladstone on 10th Street and he worked at Marble Arms as a machinist.

They moved to Lanase in 1928 and worked at Ford Motor Co. till it closed.  They then moved to Washington, DC in 1944 and worked at a naval gun factory as a machinist.  That really bothered him as he got older.  They lived at Capitol Heights, Maryland.

He loved nature and animals and shrubs and family.  His last thirty years were spent in Davidsonville, Maryland.  A home he built with a big yard, five and a half acres of garden and nursery.  Though he only had three daughters, he spoke fondly of his sons-in-law I, II, and III.

He was a gentle family man, who reverenced all life, and who was full of love, honesty, and integrity.

He left behind many happy memories.

Uncle Ed died of emphysema September 8, 1978.  I went out there for the funeral, and always felt so bad I was not able to visit them while they were living.

Auntie died two years later.

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