Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bisson/Bolduc-Parents Dead and Four Children Sick- The Lowell Sun, 18 October 1918

While this article doesn't pertain to my family, I thought it may be helpful to some one researching these families.
One of the most pitiful cases in this city since the influenza epidemic broke out is that surrounding the death of Mrs. Ludger Bisson nee Elmira Bolduc, which occured last night at St. Johns hospital and by which six little children were made orphans without a relative in this city, for the father died last week.
The little ones are now at the French-American orphanage in Pawtucket street, where it was learned this morning that four of them are confined to their beds with illness. The children and their ages are: Rose Aimee, 13 years; Romeo, 11 years; Adrien, 9 years; Aurientelle, 7 years; Valdore, 4 years and Simonne 2 years and 9 months. All but Rose Aimee and Romeo are ill.
Mr. Bisson was taken ill with influenza in the early part of last week and died a couple of days later. At that time, his wife, who was also ill, grew worse and she was removed to St. John's hospital, while the little ones were taken to the orphanage, where they are given the best of treatment. Mrs. Bisson, who was but 27 years of age passed away last evening and her remains were removed to the funeral parlors of Undertakers Amdee Archambault & Sons in Merrimack Street. It is stated that there are relatives of the family in Canada, but all efforts on the part of friends to locate them have failed. It was learned this morning that arrangements are now being made by friends for the adoption of some of the children.


  1. That's so sad. I can't imagine how hard that must have been on the kids.

  2. Hi Em, Isn't it just so sad. I couldn't help but copy the article. I posted it over at the rootsweb Bolduc and Bisson forums in hope that it maybe of help to some one researching this family