|Birth: ||Feb., 1854|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1903|
He was married June 28, 1875 to Josephine Melançon in St-Etienne-des-Gres (co. Maskinonge) Quebec.
The funeral of Moise Laforme was held yesterday morning at his home on Middle street followed by requiem mass at St. Joachim church. Court Daulac of Foresters and the St John the Baptist Society met at their halls and marched in the body to the house and church. The burial was at St. Patrick's cemetery.
(published Springfield Republican, Wednesday, January 28, 1903, p. 8)
Watchman's Fatal Fall.
Moise Laforme Taken Ill While at Work in Chicopee Mill and Falls from a Third Story Window
Moise Laforme, a night watchman in the employ of Chicopee manufacturing compagny, fell from a third-story window in the Compagny's No 1 mill last night and was killed instantly. Mr Laforme went on duty at 6 in the evening. There are two other night watchmen, and all three are supposed to come together at intervals during the night, and on their rounds drive pins at stations which communicate the fact to a clock, that records the time each pin is driven in its his place. When the other watchmen met at 8.45, Mr Laforme failed to appear, and an investigation showed that his last pin No 7, ws driven at 8.22. Pin No 7 is the card-room, and when the watchmen reached there they found a window opened and evidence of vomiting upon the floor. They looked out of the window and Mr Laforme's body lying in the paved gutter beneath. The natural explanation of the affair seems to be that Mr Laforme was taken sick, and when he began to vomit raised the window, and in some way lost his balance and fell. He was known to have been troubled with dyspepsia, and had occasional attacks of sickness, such as seems to have occured last night.
Superintendant G. W. Haselton was at once notifed and called Officer B. W. Bemis and Dr M. H. Lynch. The doctor found that one leg was broken, several scalp wounds were sustained, and the vertable of the neck was dislocated, the later doubless causins instant death. Medical Examiner T. F. Breck was notified by telephone and gave permission for the body to be taken in charge by Undertaker P. M. Shea and removed to the home of Mr Laforme at 51 Middle street, which was done. The body will be viewed by Examiner Breck this morning. Mr Laforme was 48 years old, and leaves a widow and five daughters. He had lived in Chicopee Falls about 20 years and and been for many years in the employ of Chicopee manufacturing compagny.
(published Springfield Republican, Saturday, January 24, 1903, p. 7)
Mandia Laforme Ritchott (1886 - 1979)*
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Created by: Dominique Ritchot
Record added: Jan 27, 2013
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