|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1835|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1901|
FELIX MONGEON Born on 6 April 1835, St. Ours, Quebec. He came to the Woonsocket, R.I. area with his parents in 1846 at the age of 11. He married 2 October 1853,at Cumberland, R.I. to Elizabeth Ann Lacey, born on 10 April 1836 in Leicester,Leicestershire, England. She came to America with her parents about 1849 arriving at Boston, Massachusetts. She was the eldest child of Henry James & Catherine(Johnson) Lacey of Leicester, England and later Thompsonville, Connecticut. Her paternal grandparents were Thomas & Mary (Gill) Lacey. Her maternal grandparents
were Thomas & Ann (Bradshaw) They resided first in Pascoag, Providence County, R.I., which is a large village
in the town of Burrillville. It was during his residence in Pascoag that he served his new coimtry in the American Civil War, Family tradition has it that he was paid by another man to take his place. He enrolled 20 August 1862 and was mustered in 13 October 1862. He served in Co. K of the 12th R.I, Infantry as a private. During his
service he was wounded in the knee by an explosion of shells. This may have occurred at the battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, the only major fight in
which this company participated. The regiment travelled 3500 miles, 500 of which were on foot. He was mustered out of the service 29 July 1863 at Providence, R.I. A very
detailed history of the 12th R.I. Infantry has been written and may be found in the R.I. Historical Society, Providence, R.I, His pension file in Washington, D.C, in the National Archives shows the following: He was 5'5" tall about 170 pounds. He suffered an injury to his right shoulder while skating on the Mill pond at Westcotts
Mills (South Milford) in December 1886. He also suffered from rheumatism, kidney trouble and, poor sight. He walked lame on his left leg. He later joined Major E,F.
Fletcher Post, G.A.R. in Milford, Massachusetts.
In 1868 Felix purchased property in Burrillville, R.I. for $100.00 from Henry Latham of Indiana. In 1870 he sold the property to Horatio Hopkins for $200.00. About 1873 he moved his growing family to South Milford, Mass, a section of Milford, Hopedale and Mendon, Massachusetts, He purchased a home at 160 South Main Street, Milford. In
recent years this house has been moved to Howard St. In 1985 The Fair, a department store was located on this spot.
Various records give Felix's surname as Mongeon, Mungun, Mongur, Mongo, and finally Munger. He anglicized his name to Munger. He did not want his children to learn.
French because they were now Americans. However, when he brought them to visit his mother in Woonsocket, she would make them sit on the floor and then proceed to speak
French to them. This is believed to be the only exposure to their cultural tongue they were given.
Felix Hunger was naturalized 7 November 1876 at the U.S. District Court in Boston,Massachusetts.
His occupation was that of a machinist in a spindle shop at Westcotts Mills, a section of Hopedale, Mass. He was the owner of a democrat wagon. It was while on his
way to work Wednesday morning January 2,1901 with his son, probably William, that he died suddenly, Thay had reached the place where they stabled the animal, and the horse
put up, when Mr. Munger complaned of not feeling well. At the time he was backing the buggy into place beneath the shed but had to give up because of his condition.
He grew steadily worse and died in the house of Mr. Walter Johnson of heart disease.
He was buried in Vemon Grove Cemetary in Milford, Mass.
His wife, Elizabeth, had died nine years earlier, 27 April 1892 at her at Westcotts Mills or in Milford, Mass. She was buried in Vemon Grove Cemetary.
Felix Munger married, secondly, 6 October 1898 at Mendon, Mass. to Mary Jane(Greene) White, widow of Nelson White, and daughter of John and Maranda (Wood) Greene,
born on 1 April 1831 in Thompson, Connecticut. She died 18 December 1915 at Waltham, Mass. and was buried 21 December 1915 in Webster, Mass.
Antoine Louis Mongeon (1807 - 1878)
Frances Jacob Mongeon (1807 - 1890)
Elizabeth Ann Lacey Munger (1836 - 1892)*
Edgar Ulysses Mongeon (1854 - 1855)*
Edgar Ulysses Munger (1854 - 1855)*
Abbie Maria Munger Bennett (1856 - 1927)*
Julia Frances Munger Brown (1858 - 1907)*
George Henry Munger (1860 - 1907)*
Emily Louise Munger Bennett (1864 - 1933)*
Ellen Elizabeth Munger Barrows (1866 - 1941)*
Clara Estelle Munger Finn (1869 - 1949)*
William Felix Munger (1872 - 1934)*
May Belle Munger (1876 - 1880)*
Cora Maude Munger McKenna (1879 - 1959)*
Francois Xavier Mongeon (1831 - 1841)*
Marie Mongeon (1831 - 1846)*
Julia Mongeon Larhett (1832 - 1895)*
Felix Munger (1835 - 1901)
Celia Josephine Mongeon Lewis (1836 - 1908)*
Pierre Mongeon (1838 - ____)*
Edward A Mongeon (1844 - 1918)*
Vernon Grove Cemetery
Created by: Stanley Shepard
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70444456