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Emily Rivard (Jacques)

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: St Paul, Minnesota, United States
Death: January 1969 (79)
Spokane, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Felix Jacques and Marie Jane Jacques
Wife of Albert Rivard
Mother of <private> Rivard; <private> Rivard and <private> Rivard
Sister of Viola Jacques; Edmond R Jacques and Raymond Albert Jacques

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About Emily Rivard

In a letter from Marie Jeanne (Mary Jane) Rouleau's grand-daughter written

to my parents Wilfred and Genevieve Rouleau Jan 1986.. this is what Florita wrote

about her grandmother:

I have been so interested in knowing some of the relatives from Chippewa because this

is where my dear grandmother and her one sister and many brothers were born.

My grandmother was Marie Jeane Rouleau (Mary Jane) born June 9,1870. the oldest boy,

Honore was the only one born at Lotbiniere,Canada April 7 1865. The second son was born May 5, 1866 and he was born in Chippewa Falls.So, it was between these two dates

that my great-great grandfather Pierre Leon Rouleau came to the U.S.I don't remember much about the early times for them, but I do remember that my grandmother and her brothers had to walk through the woods to school, and her father and brothers were woodsmen. Her father and mother were educated in Canada and had learned to read french and latin, and her grandfather had studied for the priesthood berfore he decided to marry and then taught school at St Henri of Levis, Lotbiniere, St Isidore, Dorchester county he was married to Rose Blais. His children were:

Mathilda, Marie-anges, Nathalie, who became Sister St Nazaire of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, Honore', young Joseph who died at an early age, Marie-Adelin, Appoline, young Sarah, death at 4 years old, Venerance.

My great grandfather wa Pierre Leon Rouleau married to Emilie Ludivine Vaillancourt, and they moved to Chippewa Falls,WI about 1866. This is where my grandmother wasborn. Sher married Jacques, July 31,1888. They moved to St. Paul, MN. My grandmother was left with four children to support the best way she coul. Her older brother Remi had gone to North Dakota to homestead, and he persuaded her to come ther to take up a homestead.

My mother was the oldest girl and had had rheumatic fever; so, they thought that it would be better if she would stay with her grandparents, Pierre Rouleau and Ludivine Vaillencourt.

During this time she and her grandparents moved to the Moxee Valley, Washington where they bought land and cleared it and planted hops as almost all of the other French Canadian farmers did. My grandmother stayed in North Dakota proving up her claim and ran cattle to survive. My Aunt Viola age about 8, and her two little brothers were with grandma during these years,about ten I think. Then when my mother married my father, Albert H. Rivard, in Moxee City, Washington at age 19, June 7,1909, grandma sold her claim and moved to Moxee. My grandmother was a wonderful cook because she had had to do the cooking for her brothers when her mother was ill bearing children, which was most of the time in those day.

My father was in business for himself owning a hay baler, and my grandmother worked for him as his cook. she always had about 14 men to cook for, using an old fashioned coal stove-- did all of the baking herself. She put in terribly long hours. The rig would move out about May with the first hay crop and stay out until about Thanksgiving. During the winter months grandma stayed with us much of the time. She was a second mother to us, and we loved her dearly.

Submitted by Sherri Rouleau

Name: Emily Jacques 1

Sex: F

Name: Emily 2

Name: Mary Emily Jacques 3

Name: Emily Rivard 4

Name: Emily Rivard 5

Name: Emily Rivard 6

Birth: DEC 1889 in Minnesota 1

Birth: 11 DEC 1889 6

Birth: 1890 5

Birth: 1890 in Minnesota 4

Birth: 1890 in St Paul, Minnesota, USA 3

Death: JAN 1969 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States of America 6

Death: in Yakima, Washington, USA

Residence: 1900 St Paul Ward 9, Ramsey, Minnesota 1

Residence: 1910 Moxee, Yakima, Washington 4

Residence: 1930 Selah Central, Yakima, Washington 5

Event: SSN issued Washington 6

Social Security Number: 533-14-8917 6

Father: Felix Jacques b: SEP 1867 in Michigan

Mother: Mary Jane Rouleau b: 9 JUN 1870 in Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA

Marriage 1 Albert Rivard b: 21 MAY 1888 in Crookston, Minnesota, USA

Married: 7 JUN 1909 in Moxee, Yakima, Washington, USA 3


Rosilda Rivard b: 21 AUG 1910 in Yakima, Washington
Florida Louise Rivard b: 4 JAN 1913 in Yakima, Washington
Emily Loraine Rivard b: 12 SEP 1917 in Yakima, Washington


Title: 1900 United States Federal Census


Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004

Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900



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Emily Rivard's Timeline

December 11, 1889
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
January 1969
Age 79
Spokane, Washington, United States