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Laura Ayotte Gouin
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1882
Ontario, Canada
Death: Mar. 16, 1965
Cheboygan County
Michigan, USA

Wife of Philbert Gouin.
Married in Nov 23, 1908 in Cheboygan
Parents Regis Richard Ayotte and Elisabeth Geoffroy.
Born St. Joseph, Huron Co, Ontario.
She grew up in Pennybog, Huron Co, Michigan.
Moved to Cheboygan to take care of her brother Louis Ayotte's 5 children. His wife Elisabeth Baker Ayotte was very sick & expecting their 6th child. She died right after having the baby so Laura was needed more than ever. Laura continued for years taking care of Louis & his children while having 5 children of her own.
They lived across the street from the Tannery. To make money she would buy baby chicks, sell the eggs and sell the chickens when they got mature. Laura made meals with some of the chickens for the workers mostly at the Tannery. She charged fifty cents a week for lunches. That is how she met her future husband Philbert (Pete) Gouin.
The house they lived in downtown Cheboygan was once at Duncan Bay east of Cheboygan. It was moved to the spot next to the store. All the children helped to move it and put it on it's new foundation.
Later they had a small grocery store on the corner of State & D St. Later on they sold gasoline as well as groceries. Pete also made pickle bologna and sold it in the store. Next came Gouin Petgas. They sold tanks of gas, furnaces & water heaters. Their youngest son Merle worked delivering gas tanks and fixing furnaces. It was a popular business until they closed in 1980's.
Isabel 1909-1981
Isreal 1911-1997
Kenneth 1918-1966
Robert 1921-1986
Merle 1923-2000

The picture with the children is Laura with Louis's children. The left top is John born 1897, right top side is Charles 1899, right side below him is Raymond 1902, left side in the dress is Isreal 1905, in front is Ethel 1904 & Babe 1906 is the baby in her arms. 
Family links: 
  Richard Regis Ayotte (1853 - 1920)
  Elisabeth Geoffroi Ayotte (1856 - 1924)
  Philbert James Gouin (1882 - 1970)
  Isabell Elisabeth Gouin Schramm (1909 - 1981)*
  Isreal Joseph Gouin (1911 - 1997)*
  Kenneth Philbert. Gouin (1918 - 1966)*
  Robert James Gouin (1921 - 1986)*
  Merle Charles Gouin (1923 - 2000)*
  Louis Ayotte (1874 - 1948)*
  James Fabian Ayotte (1877 - 1948)*
  Laura Ayotte Gouin (1882 - 1965)
  Delina D Ayotte Anderson (1886 - 1954)*
  Marie Emaline Ayotte LaVigne (1889 - 1964)*
  Alex Ayotte (1894 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery Chapel of the Resurrection
Cheboygan County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Jan
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21422122
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