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Isaie Laplante (1866 - 1924)

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Isaie Laplante
Born in Sainte-Rosalie, Bagot, Les Maskoutains, Quebec, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 7 Aug 1888 in Upton, Quebec, Canadamap
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Died in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Isaie was married to Emelie Bernard on 8/7/1888 in St-Ephrem-D'Upton, Quebec.[1]

He located from Canada first to several cities in Connecticut and then upon his arrival to Fall River, he established a successful hay and grain business and is mentioned as Vice President of Fall River on page 36 in The American Hay, Flour and Feed Journal, Volumes 16-17, November 1910. He then added a produce business to his already established trade with the same success.

Upon establishing himself in Fall River he quickly made friends and within a comparative short time became one of the most influential French citizens in the community. He served under two mayors as assessor. John T. Coughlin and served an other term of three years under Mayor Thomas A Higgins. At the conclusion of his term of office in the City government he was favorably considered for the position of Police Commissioner and on October 6, 1915, Senator David I. Walsh, then governor of Massachusetts, appointed him a member of the board of police, and he was the first resident of French descent to be appointed to that position. He was later reappointed by Governor Samuel W. McCall and again by Governor Channing H. Cox. Isaie held the title of Police Commissioner of Fall River, Massachusetts from 1915 until his death in1924.

Also, he was president of the National Cement Company, of Montreal East, Quebec, of which he turned over the first sod, with a silver shovel made for the occasion, in the construction clearance for the foundation of a new $1,500.000.00 cement plant to be erected in Montreal East, near Pine Avenue and Broadway, a concern representing United States and Canada financiers. It was expected that the plant would be completed in twelve months. The company had purchased some 110 acres in the vicinity. At the ceremony, Mayor Joseph Versailles spoke of the objects of the company, and the benefits that would be derived from the operation of the plant in the municipality. Isaie's important duties, as president of the National Cement Company, took him to Canada nearly every two weeks during the latter months of his life and the strain of these trips told on him.

In February of 1924 Isaie went into Truesdale's hospital for an operation for a ruptured gall bladder with an abscess and died ten days latter due to acute dialation of the heart.

THE EVENING HERALD, FALL RIVER MASS., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1924 Impressive Tribute Paid Late Police Commissioner Church Filled With Mourners, Great Congregation Gathers to Pay Tribute of Esteem to Memory of Police Commissioner Laplante.

His home address in Fall River was 586 Mt. Hope Avenue and upon the death of his spouse, Emelie, the 3-story home was converted to apartments for his son Irenee's family on the 3rd floor, his son Orient's family on the 2nd floor and his daughter Agathe's family on the first floor.


  1. Drouin Genealogical Institute (needs subscription) Marriage
    Mariage St-Éphrem-D'Upton 1888-08-07 Acte original : [Cliquez pour voir l'image] d1p_13100678.jpg LAPLANTE, ISAIE Sujet Résidence : ST EPHREM D'UPTON âge maj Ét. civ. célib. BERNARD, EMELIE Sujet Résidence : ST EPHREM D'UPTON âge min Ét. civ. célib. LAPLANTE, FRANCOIS XAVIER Père de l'époux Résidence : STE ROSALIE CADORETTE, JULIENNE Mère de l'époux Résidence : STE ROSALIE BERNARD, CAMILLE Père de l'épouse Résidence : ST EPHREM D'UPTON FLORAN, MARIE Mère de l'épouse Résidence : ST EPHREM D'UPTON
  • Ancestry DNA ThruLines Match
  • 1900 United States Federal Census
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • 1920 United States Federal Census
  • Massachusetts, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950
  • Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968
  • U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
  • Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980
  • Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
  • Library, College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • The Evening Herald, Thursday, February 14 1924, Fall River, Massachusetts

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