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Judge Anthony LaCourse

Judge Anthony LaCourse[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1896  (65 years)

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  • Name Anthony LaCourse 
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 22 Dec 1830  Berthier, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 1874  108 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Sonneck House 
    • Named "Sonneck" this house was built in 1874 as a leased residence by Louis Brethaupt. Two stories and made of brick it is one of the last homes in Kitchener, owned by Louis Breithaupt's eldest son, Louis Jacob and was purchased upon his marriage. Strong Italianate features reflect Breihaupt's American architectural background. It contained some of best stained glass in the city. In 1978 it was recorded as being in very condition.
    Occupation 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Junior Judge 
    Residence 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Historic Building 1879  55 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Built by Louis Breihaupt in 1879-1881 for Judge Lacourse, later owners included Dilman Shantz & Judge Herne. In 1978 is was listed in very good condition built of brick it is in the Renaissance Revival style.
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    County Judge 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    County Judge 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-132055 
    Died 8 Sep 1896  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I132055  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Mary Dormer,   b. 1836,   d. 8 May 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Olivia LaCourse,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Eleanora LaCourse,   b. 1857, Of, Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1890, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. John LaCourse,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George LaCourse,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anthony LaCourse,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F28406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fannie Baldwin,   b. 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F33881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Fanny,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F245417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Judge Anthony Lacourse
    Judge Anthony Lacourse

  • Notes 
    • ANTHONY LACOURSE Judge of the County Court of the County of Waterloo, was born in September, 1830, at Berthier, Province of Quebec. He commenced his education at the Grammar School, Picton, Ont., and continued and completed it at Regiopolis College, Kingston. After finishing his education he began the study of law with the late Thomas Kirkpatrick, Esq., Queen's Counsel, Kingston. He was called to the Bar in the Easter Term in the year 1855, and commenced to practice at Lindsay, where he remained for some years in possession of a large and profitable clientage. While residing in Lindsay, he was elected mayor for three years in succession. He also held the office of Clerk of the Peace and County Crown Attorney until he received the appointment of Junior Judge of the County of Waterloo. In March, 1888, on the death of the late judge, he was appointed to the vacant office, which he has since filled with the dignity and ability appropriate to the high position. Mr. Lacourse was married to Mary, daughter of the late J. Dormer, M.D., Kingston. She died, and he married Frances, daughter of the late Col. Baldwin, of Toronto.1a

      1aThe Canadian Album, Men of Canada Vol. 1, 1891, pg 323


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      Judge Lacourse

      On Tuesday morning, shortly after 8am, the senior judge of the county, Anthony Lacourse, passed away after a lengthy illness; he had been ill for a lengthy period of time and had admitted himself in July to a clinic in Dansville N.Y. close to the Kneipp Institute there. However, his condition did not improve, and soon after he returned home, he became so seriously ill that little hope for his recovery remained.

      Judge Lacourse was born in Berthier, Province of Quebec, on December 22nd, 1830; his father came from France and his mother was from the Dame family of Montreal. He attended a college in Kingston and studied law there, where he was called to the bar in 1855. He practised for a year in Picton and then moved to Lindsay where, for several years, he held several prominent positions, among them, that of mayor. In 1873, he was named the Judge for Waterloo County by the Macdonald administration, and since then, he has graced this position with enthusiasm and a love of justice.

      Judge Lacourse was married twice. Five children were born from his first marriage to Mary Dormer, of whom the daughters, Mrs., G. Lang of Berlin and Mrs. A. Foerster of Doon are already deceased. The sons, John of Omaha, Nebraska, George of Berlin, and Anthony of Wallaceburg are still living. In 1878, the judge was married for the 2nd time to Fannie Baldwin of Toronto, who survives him. The burial will take place on Friday, after a funeral mass at 10.00am in St. Mary's church, at the Catholic cemetery.2a

      Berliner Journal 10 Sep 1896 pg 4 Col 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Oct 1875.
      05 Oct 1875 By Rev. Dr. Funcken, C.R., Berlin, George Lang was married to Marie, oldest daughter of the Junior Judge Lacourse, both of Berlin.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 May 1875.
      Died 8 May 1875 In Berlin, Mary, nee Dormer, wife of Anthony Lacourse, Junior - County judge, died at 39 years of age.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 5.

    4. [S1132] Book - The Canadian Album - Men of Canada, 1: 323.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Judge LaCourse - 10 Sep 1896.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 8.

    7. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1830 - Berthier, , Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Sonneck House - 1874 - 108 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Junior Judge - 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1879 - 55 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - County Judge - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - County Judge - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1896 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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