Edmond Joseph Groleau, 1896–1978 (aged 82 years)
|Birth|| April 7, 1896
|Birth|| May 20, 1896
|Census|| Age: 33 years|
|25th President of the United States|
William McKinleyMarch 4, 1897 (aged 10 months)
|Census|| June 1, 1900 (aged 4 years)|
|26th President of the United States|
Theodore RooseveltSeptember 14, 1901 (aged 5 years)
|27th President of the United States|
William Howard TaftMarch 4, 1909 (aged 12 years)
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Woodrow WilsonMarch 4, 1913 (aged 16 years)
|Death of a father||Delphise Groleau|
September 14, 1919 (aged 23 years)
|29th President of the United States|
Warren G HardingMarch 4, 1921 (aged 24 years)
|Death of a mother||Marie Paré|
January 22, 1922 (aged 25 years)
|Burial of a mother||Marie Paré|
January 24, 1922 (aged 25 years)
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Herbert HooverMarch 4, 1929 (aged 32 years)
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Harry S TrumanApril 12, 1945 (aged 49 years)
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Dwight D EisenhowerJanuary 20, 1953 (aged 56 years)
|Death of a brother||Peter Charles Groleau|
February 2, 1960 (aged 63 years)
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John F KennedyJanuary 20, 1961 (aged 64 years)
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Lyndon B JohnsonNovember 22, 1963 (aged 67 years)
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Gerald FordAugust 9, 1974 (aged 78 years)
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Jimmy CarterJanuary 20, 1977 (aged 80 years)
|Death|| September 8, 1978 (aged 82 years)|
Cause of death: emphysema
Marriage: February 14, 1887 — Cambridge, Russell Co., Ontario, Canada
5 yearselder sister
1900 USA Census transcript - Delphise Groleau - Household
parents b. Canada-French; occ. machinist
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:
- Eleanor Carrick April 21 1921
- Lois Harris September 17 1926
- Mary Lou Gray May 14 1928
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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