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Victor Joseph LeClair was born August 12, 1875, in Quebec, Canada, and died after 1940 in Unknown. He is the son of Francois "Frank" LeClair (born about 1838 in Lower Canada (Quebec), and Meay "May" Unknown (born about 1837 in Newfoundland).

Cora Mae Abbey was born April 26, 1876, in Wisconsin, and died December 5, 1955, in Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 79. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. She is the daughter of Isaac Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Mary L. Allen of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Victor Joseph LeClair and Cora Mae Abbey were married July 15, 1894, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI.

Victor Joseph LeClair and Cora Mae (Abbey) LeClair had one child:

  1. Ernest Victor LeClair: Born April 9, 1895, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI; Died April 10, 1944, at Veterans Administration National Home for Disabled Soldiers, 23rd Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI (age 49). Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Married June, 1936, in Wisconsin to Unknown: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Divorced before 1940 in Wisconsin.



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Ernest Victor LeClair is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 8402 Tower Ave, Superior, Douglas Co., WI, 54880; Blk 9 Ring 4. WI PFC HQ TRP 32 DIVISION WWI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.

Victor Joseph LeClair was born August 12, 1875, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cora Mae Abbey was born April 26, 1876, in Wisconsin.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1880, shows Isack Abbey (age 30) born in Canada is a furnace worker living in Williamstown Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him are his wife Mary Abbey (age 22) born in Wisconsin of New York parents, as well as their children Alvin Abbey (age 5), Cora Abbey (age 4), and William Abbey (age 5/12). All the children were born in Wisconsin.

The 1881 Canadian Census taken 1881 shows Francois Leclair (age 43) born in Quebec, Canada, is a married Journeyman, and is living in Mille-Vaches, Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. Living with him is a married female, Meay Leclair (age 44) born in New Foundland, Canada. Also living are the following children, all born in Quebec, Canada: Joseph Leclair (age 15); Eliene Leclair (age 10); Clara Leclair (age 8); Alice Leclair (age 6); Ernest Leclair (age 5); Napoleon Leclair (age 3); and Eujaine Leclair (age 1).

Victor Joseph LeClair and Cora Mae Abbey were married July 15, 1894, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census dated June 20, 1895, shows J. V. LeClaire is living in the City of West Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Also living there is one female.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Victor Ladelair (age 24) born August 1875 in French Canada to French-Canadian parents and having emigrated in 1879 with Pa Citizenship is a Day Laborer boarding in a boarding house on Second Street, City of Bayfield, Bayfield Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of six years, Cora M. Ladelair (age 24) born April 1876 in Wisconsin to English-Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, with the only child born to her still living. Their child is: Ernest V. Ladelair (age 5) born April 1895 in Wisconsin to French-Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Also boarding in the boarding house is Frank Ladelair (age 26) born June 1873 in French Canada to French-Canadian parents and having emigrated in 1877 with Pa Citizenship is an unmarried Day Laborer.

The 1901 Canadian Census taken 1901 shows Francois Leclair (age 56) born in Quebec, Canada, is a widowed Chef, and is living in N, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. Living with him are the following, all unmarried and born in Quebec, Canada: Clara Leclair (age 27); Alice Leclair (age 22); Napoleon Leclair (age 21); and Eugene Leclair (age 19).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census dated June 1, 1905, shows Victor Le Claire (age 30) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Laborer rooming in the 4th Ward, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Also rooming there is: Frank Le Claire (age 32) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents, a Laborer.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 26, 1910, shows Frank LeClaire (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Michigan-born parents is an unmarried Saloon Bartender Rooming at 325 Tower Avenue, 4th Ward, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Others also room at this address. Ida M. Howard lives nearby at 321 Tower Avenue.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Ernest Victor LeClair (age 22) is Single, Unemployed, and is living at 515 Grand, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He has Medium Height, Medium Build, Light Blue Eyes and Light Brown Hair.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Victor Joseph LeClair is living at 921 N. 5th Street, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He has Medium Height, Slight Build, Blue Eyes and Gray Hair. His wife is Cora. He is a Cook for Isaac Abby. Leigh Larson note: Isaac Abbey is the father of Cora (Abbey) LeClair.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Frank Joseph LeClair (age 45) born June 20, 1873, is unmarried and is living at 165 Main Street, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. He has Short Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes and Dark Hair.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 5, 1920, shows Victor LeClair (age 45) born in French Canada to French Canadian-born parents and having emigrated in 1876 and a naturalized citizen is a Laborer renting his home and is living at 914 Ogden Avenue, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Cora LeClair (age 44) born in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there is his unmarried son, Earnest LeClair (age 24) born in Wisconsin to French Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, an Electrician.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 16, 1920, shows Frank J. LeClair (age 46) born in French Canada to French Canadian-born parents emigrating in 1877 and naturalized in 1888 is an unmarried Woodsman Laborer rooming at 316 Hughitt Ave, 4th Ward, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Ida Howard is the owner of the house.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Victor LeClaire (age 54) born in French Canada to French Canadian-born parents and having emigrated in 1877 and first married at age 19 and a naturalized citizen is a Fireman in a Pharmacy Building who is renting for $18/month and is living at 1220 Ogden Avenue, Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Cora LeClaire (age 54) born in Wisconsin to French Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 19. Also living there is his unmarried son, Earnest V. LeClaire (age 36) born in Wisconsin to French Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, an Electrician in an Electric Shop.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 1930, shows Frank LeClair (age 57) born in East Canada to Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried General Laborer rooming for $5.50 at 316 Hughitt Ave., 4th Ward, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Rooming with him is his unmarried sister, Clara LeClair (age 45) born in North Dakota to Wisconsin-born parents, an unmarried General Laborer.


 La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, WI, Wednesday, June 29, 1932

SUPERIOR VETERANS ORGANIZING BONUS MARCH ON CAPITAL

SUPERIOR, Wis. - A "bonus expeditionary force" to make another advance on Washington to ask full payment of adjusted compensation to veterans is being organized here. Ernest Leclair, Superior, has been chosen leader. Thirty-nine veterans have indicated they will leave with him July 4.


The Rhinelander Daily News, Rhinelander, Oneida Co., July 2, 1936

Personals

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest V. LeClaire, Superior, who are on a honeymoon trip, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. LeClaire, Randall avenue.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1940, shows Victor Le Clair (age 64) born in English Canada, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of School, is a Saw Filer at a Paper Factory, who is renting his home and is living at 327 Cumming Ave., 3rd Ward, City of Superior, Douglas Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Cora Le Clair (age 63) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 5, 1940, shows Ernest V. Le Clair (age 44) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Superior, Douglas Co., WI, and with 2 years of High School, is a divorced Patient, and is living in Ward 18, Veterans Administration National Home for Disabled Soldiers, 23rd Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Ernest Victor LeClair died April 10, 1944, at Veterans Administration National Home for Disabled Soldiers, 23rd Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 49.

Victor Joseph LeClair died after 1940 in Unknown.

Cora Mae (Abbey) LeClair died December 5, 1955, in Superior, Douglas Co., WI, at age 79.

John Leclair and Delia St. Peters were married April 18, 1893, in Oneida Co., WI.