82. Pierre GAGNON was born on 20 Feb 1892 in Upper Frenchville, Maine.  He moved out west as a teenager or young man, sometime after the 1910 US census, in which he appeared as Pierre Gagnon, age 18, living in the household of Henrie Gagnon and Denise Gagnon [Frencvhille, famly no.161, p.15].

In June 1918 he was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota (in Room 55 of the Summit Hotel, 253 2nd Ave). On his WWI draft registration card he listed his occupation as "Trapper," though also noted that he was then currently unemployed. He was not married. He signed his name as Peter Gagnon. He is described as "tall" with a "medium" build, blue eyes and brown hair. Also noted is that he had "varicose vein in the leg". [Registration Card, no.690 (stamped no.22-2-13.A), June 7, 1918, Minneapolis, MN]

By January 1920 he was working in a lumber camp in northern Minnesota. He is in the 1920 US census, listed as Peter Gagnon, aged 28, living in Sand Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota. He's living in a lumber camp (Clement Timber Company, camp number 1), and is listed as a hired man, working for wages as a laborer, born in Maine, both parents born in Maine. The enumeration took place on 22 Jan 1920. [1920 US census, Itasca Co., MN, SD#8, ED#27, Sheet No.5B. Thanks to Ken Roy for this info.]

At the time of the 1930 US census he was living in Evanston, Wyoming, listed as age 37. 

He died in 1961, and was buried in Ste-Luce cemetery.


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