Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Obituary of Clothilde Courtois nee Longtin, 1917 Lowell, Massachusetts

Published 31 May 1917, pg. 4

COURTOIS-Mrs. Clotilde (Longtin) Courtois, wife of Moise Courtois, aged 62 years, died yesterday at her home, 103 Tucker St. Desceased had conducted a grocery business at Hall and Tucker streets for over 20 years. She leaves behind her husband, four sons, Arthur, Charles, Napoleon and Theophile; four daughters, Mrs. Eva Mailloux, Mrs. Alice Savall, Mrs. Irene Hebert and Miss Aldea Courtois; three brothers, Ferdinand of this city, Antoine and Joseph Longtin in Canada; also three sisters in Canada. She was a member of Ste. Annes sodality of St. Joseph's parish.

Published in The Lowell Sun 1 June 1917, pg 3

The Funeral of Mrs. Moise Courtois took place this morning from the home, 103 Tucker street. Solemn high mass of requim was celebrated at St. Joseph's church 8 o'clock by Rev. Julien Racette, O.M.I., assisted by Rev. Armand Baron O.M.I as deacon, and Rev. Eugene Turcotte O.M.I. as sub-deacon. The bearers were Theophile, Arthure and Charles Courtois, Joseph Hebert, Eugene Trudel, Gaudias Fournier and Wilfred Mailloux. St. Anne's soldality was represented by Mesdames Charles Lirette, A Langlais, L. Lusigan and J Albert. Among the floral offering were a cross on base with the inscription"Wife and Mother, " family; pillow inscribed "Sister, " Fred Longtin and other pieces from J. B. Pelneault, Eugen Labrie, Alba Mayo, employees of the Lawrence Mfg. Co., Mr and Mrs A. O. Langlais, Denise Courtois and others. Burial was in St. Josep's cememtery, where the committal prayers were read by Rev Fr. Baron, O.M.I. funeral arrangements were in charge of Undetakers Joseph Albert & Son.

The marriage cert for Clothilde and her husband Moise Courtois has been posted here.. For more information search the label Longtain.

Also there was a legal notice published in The Lowell Sun on 18 Jun 1917, pg. 7 in regard to Clothilde's will.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Middlesex ss. Probate Court.
To the heirs-at-law, next of kin and all other persons interested in the calate of Clotilde Courtois, late of Lowell, in said county, deceased.
Wheras, a certain instrument purporting to be the last wil and testament of said deceased has been presented to said Court, for Probate, by Moise Courtois, who prays that letters testamentary may be issued to him, the executor therein named without giving a surety on his official bond.
You are herbt cited to appear at a Probate Court, to be hald at Lowell in said County of Middlesex on the nineteeth day of June, A.D., 1917 at nine o'clock in the forenoon to show cause if any you have, why the same should not be granted.
And said petitioner is hereby directed to give public notice thereof, by publishing this citation once in each week, for three successive week, in this The Lowell Sun, a newspaper published in Lowell, the last publication to be one day at least before said court and by mailing postpaid, or delivering a copy of this citation to all known persons interested in the calate, seven days at least before said Court.
Witness Charles J. McIntire, Esquire, First Judge of said Court, this sixteenth day of June in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.
F. M. ESTY, Register
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