Biography of Joseph Chaussé
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Chaussé, Joseph, son of Clement and Marguerite (La Forest) Chausse, was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, November 3, 1856. His father was a farmer and during his early boyhood he assisted in the farm work and attended the parish schools. When fourteen he removed with his father to Baltic, Conn., and in 1872 to Woonsocket, R. I. In both of these places he attended school and in 1875, having completed his education in the Woonsocket High School. began work in a local retail grocery store owned by A. B. Warfield, as a clerk. Here he remained for a period of ten years and in 1885 came to New Bedford and formed a partnership with L. M. La France for the conduct of a grocery and provision business under the style of Chaussé & La France. They located on Weld street, one door north of the present location of the business, and after an association of two years dissolved partnership, Mr. La France retiring. Mr. Chaussé has now been in business on Weld street for thirteen years, and is numbered among the leading retail merchants of the city. He has been active for some time in Republican politics and represented the First ward in the City Council four years. Mr. Chaussé has an extensive fraternal connection; he is a member of Vesta Lodge of Odd Fellows; the Royal Arcanum; French Zouayes; C.M.B.A., and the St. John the Baptist Association of Woonsocket. In 1875 he married Marie Sauvageau, also a native of Canada, and they had five children: Joseph Arthur, Ovila B., Bertha, Onat and Donat.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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