Franco-American Collection

Amedée Fournier

Amedée Fournier was born in St Justique, QC in 1888; his father was a river-boat captain (matelot) on between Montréal and Ottawa.  He immigrated to the US at the age of 6, and became a plumber at the New York Trade School.   After graduating, he returned to Lewiston, and met a number of noteable local Francos, including Dr. Wiseman, the first Franco-American mayor, and F.X. Marcotte, local entrepeneur.

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