George Tessier
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George Elliot Tessier (1887 - 1952)

George Elliot Tessier
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Nov 1908 in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 65 [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jun 2009 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2022
12:20: Michael Pavilaitis edited the Biography for George Elliot Tessier (1887-1952). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Michael for this]
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According to the family, George abandoned his Leominster family without divorcing Julia, and started another family perhaps nearer to Boston. (The family that descended from he and Julia Marquis, believe to know who the members of his illegitimate family were, but choose to keep that private at this time.

According to Lorraine (Tessier) Pavilaitis (a granddaughter), George's son Leo G. Tessier, Sr. once went looking for George. Found, is an article in the local newspaper, (Fitchburg Sentinel) that George Tessier of Lexington was charged with non-support by his wife in Leominster District Count, (Leominster being the city (where Julia (Marquis) Tessier was residing) in April 1938.[1]

It also says "as a result of a welfare purge by Capt. Francis W. Farwell and Sergt. Henry Q. St. Cyr." This profile's owner, recalls his grandmother, Dorothy (Hatstat) Tessier speaking of Henry St. Cyr as a family friend. HOWEVER, the age of the George Tessier in the article, (47) would call into question agreement with the dob we understand, (1887); and Julia (Marquis) Tessier or the children's names are not given in the article. This article's date would have been about when Julia Marquis' two youngest children were in their late teens, and would have been about the time when an elder son, Leo G. Tessier is suspected of going looking for his father, (George E. Tessier.) More research is needed.


See 1908 marriage source suggests that his year of birth was 1887.

See 1920 US Census source that says he was born in Massachusetts and that in 1920 he was 32yrs old.


Family knows he was a baker.

See 1920 US Census source that says he was employed as a baker in a bakery shop then.

See 1930 US Census source that says he was a baker in a bread shop.


George Tessier married Julie Marquis in Leominster, Massachusetts 1908. This record also tells us his birth year (est) 1887, parents names were Israel Tessier and Annie Meanor. His wife was from Leominster and her parents were David Marquis and Alina Tardit.[2]


The 1920 US Census of Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, finds this George Tessier at the age of 32yrs old and given as a baker in a bakery shop, born in Massachusetts. He is living there in Leominster in a dwelling he is renting at 15 Sixth St. with his 34yr old wife, Julia and their four children; 9yr old Wilfred E., 7yr old Leo G., 5yr old Annie J. G. and 11-month old Archie E.[3]

The 1930 US Census of Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts finds this George Tessier at the age of 41yrs old and given as a baker in a bread shop, born in Massachusetts. He is living there in Leominster in a dwelling he is renting for $25. per month at 224 Mechanic St., with his 42yr old wife, Julia and five children; 20yr old Wilfred, 14yr old Leo, 15yr old Annie (we believe that the ages for Leo and Annie are crossed, one for the other), 11yr old Archie and 8yr old Melvin.[4]



  1. Fitchburg Sentinel, (Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts), April 28, 1938; pg 16.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 May 2018), George E Tessier and Julia A Marquis, 24 Nov 1908; citing Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,508.
  3. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 September 2019), Massachusetts > Worcester > Leominster Ward 2 > ED 98 > image 16 of 57; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2015), Massachusetts > Worcester > Leominster > ED 218 > image 33 of 58; citing NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

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