|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1820, France|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1901|
History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1881, pg. 1277-1278
Transcribed and contributed by: Maxine
DYE-HOUSES AND LAUNDRIES.
A. (Alphonse). Chaintron & Son, French dyers and scourers, No. 557 East Water street. Business established in March, 1854. Mr. Chaintron first commenced business with a small capital of about $1,000, doing his own work. In the Spring of 1870 he sold his business to his son Ferdinand, who ran it six years until his death, January 3, 1877, which was caused by the explosion of benzine. He and his wife were burned to death. The younger brother, Gustav, narrowly escaped being burned to death at the same time. This is the oldest establishment of the kind in the city. Mr. A. Chaintron learned the business in Paris, commencing at the age of 15 and, having followed it all his life, is an expert. Alphonse was born in France November 15, 1820, and came to Milwaukee in June, 1854. His father, John, and his grandfather were both dyers before him. He was married June 26, 1843, to Miss Louise Lucas, of France. They have one son living.
Louise Lucas Chaintron (1823 - 1902)*
Ferdinand Chaintron (1844 - 1877)*
Gustav Chaintron (1860 - 1890)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Created by: anne
Record added: Jan 29, 2011
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