Joseph Cartier was born on 9 July 1847 at St Cyprien, Quebec and baptized there the same day. He was a blacksmith. Joseph died on 13 May 1897 in Burlington, VT.
From his dairy: Joseph Cartier of St Alphonse de Granby, Quebec,
Aug 16 1881 - Langelier is selling our home.
18th - I leave home with my blacksmithing equipment.
19 - Rain, I sleep at Norton Falls
20 - Rain - I arrive in Burlington
22 - I work on the roads.
28 - I went to Vespers at St Joseph's
29 - Work on the roads
Sep 8 - I bargain for my shop
9 - I closed the bargain
Burlington City Directory entries:
1881-1883 - no entry
1884-85 - Cartier, Joseph, blacksmith, 128 North Street, home 59 Murray St
1886-87 - Cartier, Joseph, blacksmith, 128 North Street, home 59 Murray St
Gosselin, Peter, wheelwright, shop 126 North St, house at 68 Hyde St
1890 - Cartier, Miss Eva, 122 North St. Joseph, blacksmith, shop at 128 North St, house at 122 North St
Joseph P. (son) blacksmith, boards at 122 North St.
In the 1884 parish census of St Joseph we find:
Joseph Cartier and Anne Jarvis (Gervais) and their children Jean 12, Joseph 10, Alphonse 8, Walter 6 and Henri 1.
About the Fall of 1886, Joseph Cartier fabricated the large iron Cross that is on the steeple of St Joseph Church. Since it was about 20 feet tall and weighed about 800 pounds, he fabricated it in the middle of North Street.
Burlington Land Records for the Blacksmith shop.
Vol. 10 page 240 - Calvin Autin to H.D.L. Thompson - Jan 31, 1872
Vol. 24 page 208 - H.D.L. & Lucinda Thompson to Joseph Cartier - Apr 29, 1889
Vol. 37 page 257 - Joseph Cartier to L.E. Woodhouse - Aug 1, 1895
Vol. 38 Page 82 - L.E. Woodhouse to Joseph Cartier - Oct 23, 1895
Vol. 48? Page 319 - Eva Gassett et al to Mary Cartier - estate
Vol. 46. Page 148 - Estate of Joseph Cartier to Alphonse N. Houle - May 31, 1905
Joseph Cartier 1847 - 1897
Joseph Patrick Cartier 1873 - 1944