|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1911|
Louis Labrie (also spelled La Brie or Labree) was born on February 6, 1868 in Barron County, Wisconsin to Francis Labree and Eliza Furlong. Louis was probably the youngest of their 10 children, but only two siblings survived childhood. They moved to Waverly, Minnesota in 1872. Louis grew up there on a farm and attended school at least until he was 12.
By the time he was 23, Louis moved to Minneapolis. He worked as a waiter in a restaurant where he met his wife, Julia McGuire, working as a cook. They married on June 1, 1891. Between 1892 and 1910, they had nine children—three boys and six girls (two boys died as infants). The family moved to St. Paul in 1906.
By all accounts, Louis was not a likable man. He was known to get violent with his wife and children, and was arrested for it several times. On the night of March 3, 1911, Louis gave a beating to his wife Julia. The next day, he was arrested. There he hung himself in his jail cell with a strip of blanket.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press, reported his death the following morning in an article on the front page. Julia was left to support the family and the older children took jobs. Louis was buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul. It is said he is in a separate grave from his wife because he committed suicide.
Francis Labree (1828 - 1909)
Julia A. McGuire LaBrie (1871 - 1922)
Frank Joseph Labrie (1892 - 1937)*
Minnie Louise Labrie Bolheres (1893 - 1950)*
Lillian Anna LaBrie Fritz (1899 - 1978)*
Hazel Helen LaBrie Swenson (1901 - 1996)*
George LaBrie (1908 - 1908)*
Created by: Laura Mitchell
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
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