Biography of Joseph W. Lavigne
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Lavigne, Joseph W., Colchester, Winooski p. o., is a grocer, and was born at St. Thomas, Canada, July 23, 1844. He was a son of Henry and Frances (Bossolee) Lavinge, who came to Chittenden county, Vt, in 1848, and settled in Williston, where the father engaged in brick making. They remained there until 1861, when they removed to Winooski, Vt. His children were Joseph WI, Moses, Henry, Sarah, Philla, Louisa, and Mary. Joseph W. Lavigne worked at the brickmaking business up to 1882, when he engaged in his present business, that of a grocer, and has now a very successful business. He has been married twice. His first wife was Frances Desauteis, of Winooski, Vt., by whom he had a family of three children, Joseph H., Helen, and Archie. His second wife was Mary A. Shonion, a daughter of John Shonion, of Milton, Vt., and by whom he has had four children, Lillie, Luke, Lizzie, and George. Mr. Lavigne has been a member of the school board of Winooski for twelve years in succession.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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