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Marguerite (Mousset) Poissant (abt. 1824 - bef. 1901)

Marguerite Poissant formerly Mousset
Born about in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, Yamaska, Bas-Canada (Quebec)map
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died before in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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Biography

Marguerite Mouset was born in about 1824 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, Yamaska, Bas-Canada (Quebec).

In about 1848 she married Narcisse Poissant in Laprairie de la Magdalene in what was then called Canada East (Quebec). Narcisse and Marguerite Poissant's household in 1881 consisted of the following:

Canada Census, 1881
Location: Laprairie, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
Household..................Role ........Sex ......Age ........Birthplace
Narcisse Poissant....Chef.........M........58y..... .Quebec
Marguerite Poissant..Wife..........F.........57y..........Quebec [1]
Rosa Poissant.............Dgr...........F.........18y..........Quebec
Wilfred Poissant.........Son..........M........14y...........Quebec
Maurice Bincette........ ?? ...........M.........69y..........Quebec
William Patrick........Worker......M.........19y...........Quebec

On the 1891 Canadian Census, whose summary does not include family members living in the household, Narcisse Poissant was said to be 71 years old (born ca. 1820), Roman Catholic, and married. He was then living in the city of Montreal, East Ward. His wife is not named but there is a "female Poissant" living in the same household said to be 69 years old (b: 1822) in Montreal's East Ward, and it can be assumed it is his wife Marguerite. No children were listed so it's assumed they had left home.

No more official information has been found for Narcisse or Marguerite Poissant. They are not on the 1901 Census and can be presumed to have died before then.

Sources

  1. The census index says "37 years" but it must be a typo as she had a daughter, Marie-Josepthe Poissant, in 1849 (who died in 1871)
  • "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ7-QPX : 30 June 2017), Narcisse Poissant, Laprairie, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13205, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,841.
  • "Québec, recensement, 1861," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMWL-4WV : 7 November 2014), Marguerite Mousette, St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada; citing line number 46, p. 306; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1331, Archives Publiques, Ottawa (Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa); FHL microfilm 517,438.


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