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Pierre “Pete” Laverdure

North Dakota, USA
Death Mar 1902 (aged 110–111)
Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Burial Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 100098076 · View Source
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Crossed the Divide. Pierre Laverdure, a French-Canadian, Dies at Advanced Age of One Hundred and Eleven Years

Pierre Lavendure, aged 111 years, who has been a resident of Fergus county since 1876, died at his home on the outskirts of the city yesterday morning at 4 o'clock.

He had many friends among the old-timers in this section of the county who were familiar with him when when he was a vigorous and hardy man in the early seventies. His unusual longevity is no doubt due to the simple and invigorating life led by the early pioneers who hunted and trapped for a living and were, perforce, removed from many of the enervating influences which are attendant upon a modern civilization.

Pierre Laverdure leaves a wife and many children to mourn for one who has always treated his family with kindness.

Fergus County Argus, Lewistown, MT, 19 Mar 1902

Note: An account of the life of Pierre Laverdure was published in the Pictorial Edition of the ARGUS, issued in 1901. It stated "His father lived to be 112 years old and his mother 120."




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100098076
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pierre “Pete” Laverdure (1791–Mar 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100098076, citing Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by cara (contributor 47072115) .