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Subject: [LAROCQUE] obit for Joseph A. LaRocque, born Canada,died 1928 Kansas
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:50:45 -0000
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Glasco Sun, Cloud County, Kansas, Feb. 2, 1928, page 1:
Joseph A. LaRocque
In the passing of Joseph A. LaRocque, whose death occurred at the family home in Glasco last Thursday, the community loses one of her most highly esteemed pioneer citizens. "Uncle Joe" came to Glasco from Concordia in the early eighties and buying land on First Creek he became one of our leading farmers and stockmen. When his boys grew up and took over the heavier farm duties, Mr. LaRocque came to town and purchased a furniture store which he conducted until he felt it was time for him to retire from active business. The past ten or fifteen years Mr. LaRocque has taken things rather easy, spending some time visiting his old boyhood haunts in Canada and at other points of interest there and in the United States. Mr. LaRocque had many friends, for he was a friendly man and always was ready with a hearty greeting for all. We are often too prone to forget friendly acts but many incidents wherein Uncle Joe was a friend to those in need have been related since his passing. H!
e was eighty years of age. He is survived by his six children, Mrs. J.E. Blaney and Mrs. Wilfred Bonneau of Concordia; Mrs. Harry Fairchilds of Leadville, Colo.; Mrs. Bertha Pare, Glasco; Chas. Of Glasco and Paul of Cawker City. Funeral services were held at the St. Mary's church here Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment in Glasco Cemetery.
(Joseph is buried in St. Mary's cemetery, Glasco, the Catholic part of the cemetery.)
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