22. Honoré GAGNON (also known as Henry H. Gagnon) was born on 17 Dec 1859. He was baptized on 18 Dec 1859 as Hormidas. His godparents were Bruno Ouellet and Léocadie Marquis. (38) He appeared in the 1860 US Census in Township 18, Range 5, Aroostook, Maine, as Artans Gagnon, female, age 7 months, living in parents' household (Antoine and Artans Gagnon).(39) He appeared in the 1870 US census in Dickeyville (T.18, R.5) as Henry Gonion, age 11, living in household of Antoine and Artimes Gonion.
After finishing school, he worked as a teacher in Frenchville for six years. He then worked for five years as a store clerk, after which he set up his own general store, which he ran for three years. In 1887 he was elected to the Maine State legislature as the representative from Frenchville. He served as a member of the State boundary and State Roads Committees. On February 26, 1889, he moved to Van Buren, Maine and set up a store, described in 1915 as "one of the largest stocked and most extensively operated general supply stores in this entire section of the state." In 1903 he was elected to the Maine State legislature as the representative from Van Buren, and served as a member of its state lands, state roads, and Indian affairs committees.(154)
He was married to Lea FRANCK (daughter of Joseph FRANCK and Hortense SAUCIER) on 24 Aug 1885 in Ste-Luce Church, Frenchville, Maine.(98)
Léa FRANK was born about 1867. She appeared on the 1870 US census in Fort Kent, as Layor Frank, age 3, living in the household of Joseph and Hortense Frank.(US census, Aroostook County, Maine, Fort Kent (p.3), p.108a)
Honoré (Henry H.) GAGNON and Lea FRANC had twelve children, eleven of whom were still alive in 1915. The only one for whom I have information is:
+91 i. Louis Philippe GAGNON.
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