Item 12 - J. A. Laberge 1920, 1921 - 12

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J. A. Laberge 1920, 1921 - 12

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ON00120 026-14-1-12

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  • Between 1920 and 1921 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 24 x 19 cm mounted in a wood frame 31 x 25 cm

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(1892-1930)

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One image of Mayor Joseph Alfred Laberge (aka Fred Laberge 1893-1964, Mayor 1920-1921).

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Item has been digitized. Prints of image may be requested. Email archives@greatersudbury.ca for more information.

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Fred Laberge was the first Mayor of the Town of Sudbury to be born within the town. (He was born ten months after the Town of Sudbury was incorporated and about a month and a half after the first official town council meeting for the new municipality.)

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J. Alfred Laberge was born February 16, 1893 to Jean Baptiste Laberge and Rosanna Laforet in Sudbury, Ontario. He married Marie Amenahar on August 11, 1913 at Ste. Anne des Pins Church in Sudbury, Ontario. Laberge was a well known businessman in the lumber industry, nicknamed the "lumber king," as well as a farmer (for over 18 years in Rayside Township) and a politician. His father founded Laberge Lumber Company which constructed many prominent buildings within the town. Leberge moved to Montreal after retirement in October 1956 and died at his home in Westmount, Quebec on March 27, 1964.

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To learn more about Laberge, see "Marriage," The Sudbury Star, August 9, 1913, p. 1; "Laberge Lumber Company Founded 38 Years Ago, Has 52 on Payroll," The Sudbury Star, May 8, 1936, p. 6; "Firm Established by Modest 'Framer' Now Prosperous Industry: Laberge Lumber Co. Has 52 Men on Payroll," The Sudbury Star, May 8, 1936, p. 6; and "Former Mayor Dies in Montreal," The Sudbury Star, March 28, 1964, p. 3.

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