114. Leonard GAGNON was
born on 17 Dec 1902 in Upper Frenchville, Maine. He died on 14 Oct 1970 in Fort
He was married to Emma MARTIN (daughter of Honoré
MARTIN and Flavie BOURGOIN) on 5 Sep 1922 in St. Agatha,
Maine.(142) (110) (Maine marriage index notes groom was from
Frenchville and bride from St. Agatha.)
family was the subject of a series of photographs taken by John Collier, Jr
in August 1942, as part of the Farm Security Administration's documenting of
conditions on American's farms.
photographs have been published in a book, Acadian Hard Times, compiled
by C. Stewart Doty and published
by the University of Maine in 1991 (it is still in print).
Some of them are also online, as part of an online exhibition "The
American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr." organized by
the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. (Go to the
link, click on "The Collection" to see all of his photos.) The photos
in this exhibition are all at the online photo website Flickr; if
you go to "John
Collier Jr's photos" you can search using terms "Gagnon"
and "Maine" to see the photos of this family.
Some of Collier's photos of this family are also online at the website of
the Visual Anthropology Review, under the category "Acadians
of Maine and Nova Scotia."
I have received permission from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the
Univ of New Mexico to reproduce some of the photos on this website.
Emma MARTIN was born on 1 Mar 1901. She died on 1 Jun 1944.
Leonard GAGNON and Emma MARTIN had the following children:
+172 ii. Antoine
Marie Anne GAGNON.