Guillaume Napoleon MONCEL

Guillaume Napoleon MONCEL

Male Abt 1850 - 1923

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  • Name  Guillaume Napoleon MONCEL 
    Born  Abt 1850  Griffintown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estimate: This birth date is an estimate based on the birth dates of nearest relatives or contemporaries, or based on other clues such as christening date, marriage date, birth order, etc.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Nov 1923  Montreal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Nov 1923  Notre-Dame-Des-N, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I30615  Munro
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2009 

    Family  Alphonsine FAUTEUX,   b. Abt 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  10 Jan 1871  Montreal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guillaume and Alphonsine were married in the Notre Dame Cathedral.
    Children 
    >1. Alphonsine MONCEL,   b. Abt 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Guillaume MONCEL,   b. Abt 1876,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles MONCEL,   b. Abt 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Rene' Edouard MONCEL,   b. 1880,   d. 1958
    >5. Cocoune Beatrice MONCEL,   b. Abt 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. MONCEL,   b. Abt 1884,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. MONCEL,   b. Abt 1886,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F10584  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • From THE FRENCH QUARTER by Ron Graham: P 158

      "Guillaume was born in Griffintown, the notorious shantytown between the river and the railway tracks of Montreal. He was the ninth of eleven children and the third son of an illiterate shoemaker named Pierre Moncel (sometimes Moncell, Monsel or even Leure' as a variation on the origional name of Pierre's grandfather Charles Leret, the soldier who had come to New France shortly before the British conquest).
      "My great- grandfather had picked up some education from the priests, some English from the Irish kids, and went to work sweeping floors in a bank.. He was listed as a clerk when he was twenty-seven and asked for the hand of Alphonsine Fauteux. They were married at Notre-Dame on January 10, 1871, fifty-one years to the day after Guilliame's own parents were married there."
      With the help of his in-laws and their family connections, Guilliame was eventually appointed to the board of the bank where he once swept floors. He held esteemed positions on many boards and organizations, and eventually became truly wealthy through real estate holdings in the old Montreal area. In addition to his own children he cared for his wife's widowed sister, the sister's daughter and grandaughter.
      Guilliame and Alphonsine had seven children in all - five surviving to adulthood, and two children who died in their youth - a boy who was killed in a freak fall in a haystack, and a girl who succumed to pneumonia.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Munro, Henry Dallas - GEDCOM file HMUNRO.GED dated 9
      Oct 1996

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA