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 Alex Poirier, Sr

Alex Poirier, Sr

Birth
Canada
Death 12 Mar 1941 (aged 81)
Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot Wisconsin
Memorial ID 100495270 · View Source
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Angelique & Alex were married in the summer of 1899 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan. Alex, 36 was a laborer & the son of Narcisse & Angelique Poirier. Angelique, 20, was a milliner. Rev. A. Poulin officiated the July 10th wedding. Witnesses were Louis & Margie Arsenault, both of Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan.(Dickinson County Marriage Records as per license)

The Current, Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, Volume XXII, Number 40 [Saturday, November 3, 1906], page 1, column 3 FATAL COLLISION
Three Men Instantly Killed and Many Seriously Hurt at
Iron Mountain.
Wednesday morning just before seven o'clock, a train made up of a locomotive and two coaches carrying the night crew from the Traders mine to Iron Mountain on the C.M. & St. P. track, met a heavy freight train and a terrible head-end collision ensued. The tender of the passenger train was driven through the first coach killing three men outright and crushing and burning several others who may die. The dead were removed to the city morgues and the injured to St. George's hospital where every thing [sic – everything] is being done to alleviate their sufferings. The responsibility for the calamity has not been fully ascertained. The names of the dead and injured so far as can be learned are as follows:
KILLED.
Joseph Trepanier, Leonardo Galli, Chas. Morreli.
INJURED.
Orso Schenk, general contusions; Tony Folenti, general contusions; Alex Poirier, general contusions; Fred Tonney, face scratched and slightly burned; John Burt, left leg burned; Humberdo Manelli, both legs broken; Thomas Cowling, badly burned; Ed. Merryfield, contused leg; Charles Dessureau, burned leg; Joseph Cafetione, leg broken.
DIED FROM INJURIES.
John Pleckinger, a brakeman employed on the passenger was caught between the tender and cab in attempting to jump. He was alive when rescued but was badly scalded and injured internally. He succumbed to his injuries at 1:30 p.m. the same day.
Thomas Cowling, a fireman at the mine, was caught under a red hot stove in forward coach and was so badly burned about legs and abdomen, that he died Wednesday evening.


Alex Poirier, 81, former engineer of the Chapin Iron Ore Mine & resident of Iron Mountain for more than 50 years, died Wednesday at 12:30 at home, 603 Fairbanks Street.
He was born in Fauvel, Canada.
He is survived by 2 sons: Alex Jr. & Edmund & 3 grandchildren.
(Thursday, March 13, 1941,The Daily News, Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan.




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POIRIER
ANGELINE
1880 + 1932
MOTHER
ALEX
1859 + 1941
FATHER


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  • Created by: klh
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100495270
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alex Poirier, Sr (12 Jun 1859–12 Mar 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100495270, citing Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .