Selected Families and Individuals


Joseph Methias CHARLEBOIS

Obituary from the Watertown Daily Times of Tuesday, 27 July 1920:  Norwood--Joseph M. Charlebois, coal and feed merchant here and formerly in the contracting business in Watertown, died suddenly at 10:15 Monday night at his home in this
village, aged 55 years.  Death is believed to have been due either to acute indegestion or a heart attack.  An inquest was deemed unnecessary.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

    Mr. Charlebois had never completely recovered from an attack of influenza early in the year.  He was at his office all day Monday and returned in the evening, although he complained of a pain around his heart.  He arrived home at 9 and
retired at 9:30.  Attracted by sounds from his room, members of the family investigated and found him unconscious and apparently choking.  Drs. L. P. McNulty and A. W. Wheeler were both called but Mr. Charlebois was dead.

    He was born in Clayton, Feb. 21, 1865, being one of a family of 16 children born to Joseph and Helen Charlebois.   Two of these children died in infancy and 13 now survive.  Mr. Charlebois moved to Chaumont when about 21 years of age and
lived there for about ten years, when he came to Watertown, becoming associated with his brothers, Edwin G. and Albert O. Charlebois, in the contracting business.  He remained in Watertown for ten years and then moved to Norwood, where he had
since resided.  For the past few years, his son, Francis J. Charlebois, has been associated with his father in the business.  Mr. Charlebois was a member of St. Andrew's church.

    He married Miss Azelia Mary Duford of Chaumont in 1889, and she survives.  Besides his widow, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Squier of Watertown and the Misses Azelia, Angie, Mary and Lucia Charlebois of Norwood; five sons,
Francis, Victor, Emil and Joseph Charlebois or Norwood and Eugene Charlebois of Niagara Falls; five brothers, Wellington Charlebois of Dempster and Edwin G., Albert O., Gus and John P. Charlebois of Watertown; eight sisers, Mrs. Francis Duford
of Chaumont, Mrs. Sophia Fitzgerald of Rochester, Mrs. Soriel Carpenter and Mrs. B. G. Whitney of Clayton, Mrs. L. W. Dulmage, Mrs. William Leyare, Mrs. T. H. Lynch and Miss Angelica Charlebois of Watertown.

Azelia Mary DUFORD

Obituary from the Watertown Daily Times of Monday, 14 July 1941: NORWOOD--Mrs. Azelia M. Duford Charlebois, 73, widow of Joseph Charlebois, 5 Bicknell street, Norwood, died at 5:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas McMahon,
528 Franklin street, Ogdensburg, after an illness of two days.

    She went to the cottage of her sister, Mrs. Charles Case, at Redwood on July 4 for a visit.  On Saturday she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was removed to the home of her daughter in Ogdensburg in the afternoon.

    She was born in Rosiere on Sept. 21, 1867, a daughter of Francis and Philomena Archambeau Duford.  She was married to Joseph Charlebois of Watertown, the ceremony being performed in Rosiere on March 5, 1889.  They lived in Chaumont until
the spring of 1892 when they moved to Gouverneur where they resided for two years.  They then returned to Chaumont to live.  In 1900 they moved to Watertown where they resided until 1909 while Mr. Charlebois was associated with the Charlebois
Brothers there.  In 1909 they moved to Norwood where Mr. Charlebois conducted a retail coal and feed business.

    Mr. Charlebois died on July 26, 1920.

    The survivors are five daughters: Mrs. William H. Squier, Plattsburgh; Mrs. Frederick Nichols and Mrs. Eugene Harris of Norwood; Mrs. Thomas McMahon of Ogdensburg and Mrs. Allen G. Bush of Lowville; five sons, Francis J. of Norwood; Victor
and Eugene of Watertown; Emil of Newark, N. Y., and Joseph Charlebois of New York city; 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Philomena Thibault of New York city and Mrs. Charles Tait of Utica, and one brother, Eugene
Duford of New York.

    The body was removed to the home at 5 Bicknell street, this village, this morning and funeral services will be held from St. Andrew's church, the time to be announced later.  Interment will be in Clavary cemetery, Norwood.