Ed LeGendre

Born June 4, 1882 Stanfold, Quebec, Canada
Died February 4, 1963 St. Josephs Hospital, Nogales,
Arizona

Fathers name: Ed Telesphore LeGendre
Mothers name: Helene Desroches LeGendre

Ed's father Ed Telesphore LeGendre was in the lumber
business with his 6 brothers including owning a lumber mill.
He was widowed and left his three small boys with relatives
for a while then put them in a boarding school. One of the boys,
Henri, died . The father then took the remaining two with him.
They moved back and forth between New England and Canada,
lumbering. This was Ed's early life.

At some point in time Ed moved to Chicago where he operated a
restaurant. He played semi-pro baseball at this time also.
He began to suffer with arthritis and some friends in Tucson
told him of a store in Sonoita, Arizona that was for sale.
He bought the store in 1921 it was called the Sonoita Merchantile
He was appointed Postmaster in February 1922 a post that he
held until retirement in June 1952. He was Treasurer of the
Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Association from the 1920's
until he retired in 1946.
He continued operating the store until his death in 1963

. He married Pearl Pierce and they had 2 sons.

Ed and his wife were creamated and have their headstone at Black Oak Cemetery in Canelo, Arizona.

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