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  (b. 28 June 1878Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 17 August 1920Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 42
Cause of Death: encephalitis
Summary: William TREMBLAY was born 28 June 1878 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA. William TREMBLAY was the child of Augustin TREMBLAY and Marie-Anastasie BOUCHER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Augustin TREMBLAY and Apolline BROUILLET (maternal)  Jean Baptiste David BOUCHER and Rose DEMERS

He married  Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA 28 June 1898 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA  was born 30 August 1877 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 16 May 1941 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA and Adelaide BOURDELAIS.

William TREMBLAY died 17 August 1920 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: dye maker at optical co., hairdresser

NOTE: Not sure if this is the case here, but… According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), "Encephalitis lethargica is a disease characterized by high fever, headache, double vision, delayed physical and mental response, and lethargy. In acute cases, patients may enter coma. Patients may also experience abnormal eye movements, upper body weakness, muscular pains, tremors, neck rigidity, and behavioral changes including psychosis. The cause of encephalitis lethargica is unknown. Between 1917 to 1928, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica spread throughout the world, but no recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported." disorders/ encephalitis_lethargica/ encephalitis_lethargica.htm

According to BBC News, Tuesday, 27 July 2004, "Mystery of the forgotten plague"
"Encephalitis Lethargica was a devastating illness that swept the world in the 1920's.

It attacked the brain, leaving victims like living statues, speechless and motionless.

During the outbreak, nearly a million died, and millions more were left frozen inside their useless bodies, in institutions.

No-one knew what had caused it, or how to treat it...The bacteria that can cause a simple sore throat had mutated into a much more severe form and triggered the attacks of encaphilitis lethargica. It seems that in some people the body has a massive immune reaction to the streptococcus bacteria and then turns on the body itself; attacking the brain and destroying it." 1/ hi/ health/ 3930727.stm

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William TREMBLAY married immigrant - Canada to US    Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA-- Date: 28 June 1898 Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910

Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA was the daughter of Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA and Adelaide BOURDELAIS

Groom's Name: William Tremblay
Groom's Birth Date: 1878
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 20
Bride's Name: Josephine Maynard
Bride's Birth Date: 1878
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Bride's Age: 20
Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1898
Marriage Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: Augustus Tremblay
Groom's Mother's Name: A. Boucher
Bride's Father's Name: Albert Maynard
Bride's Mother's Name: Lucy Giroux
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01161-1
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2047599
Reference Number: 40
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910


flag   Lucy Exena TREMBLAY (b.13 March 1900, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 10 June 1993, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Louis Raoul METRAS 25 November 1929

flag   George Elzear TREMBLAY (b.14 April 1901, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 22 August 1961, Flint, Michigan, USA)
m. Mary Rose LAMONTAGNE 8 September 1924

flag   Mary Nelida TREMBLAY (b.31 July 1902, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 2 January 1988, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Ford Page SHAFER 25 July 1929

flag   William Lionel TREMBLAY (b.6 October 1903, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 26 August 1969, Manistique, Michigan, USA)
m. Florence LEMELIN 7 November 1924

flag   Albert Lewis Rodolph TREMBLAY (b.24 December 1905, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 14 December 1992, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Beatrice M LECLAIR 23 November 1925

flag   Wilfred Roland TREMBLAY (b.14 December 1907, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 16 January 1921, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Josephine Lilian TREMBLAY (b.6 April 1909, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 13 April 1909, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Eugene Gregory TREMBLAY (b.25 May 1910, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 24 February 1959, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )
m. Jeanne LEMERY (LEMERIE) 29 June 1936

flag   Edgar Arthur ("Ben") TREMBLAY (b.27 December 1911, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 13 August 1977, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Jeannette Marie Louise LIPPE 11 February 1933

flag   Alice Lorraine TREMBLAY (b.28 April 1913, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 11 November 1977, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Philias J LEFEBVRE 1 July 1932

flag   Arthur Raymond TREMBLAY (b.16 July 1914, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 19 September 2008, Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA)
m. Dorothy Ruth BISHOP 25 November 1937

flag  Leona Camelia TREMBLAY (b.16 July 1915, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 1 October 1915, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Charles Edward TREMBLAY (b.12 July 1917, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 11 September 1917, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Louise Lillian TREMBLAY (b.3 March 1920, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA  d. 10 December 2007, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
m. George Eugene MELTAUS 10 April 1959

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1878 Birth. Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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1878 Birth
Tremblay Guillaume Southbridge 1878 birth - parents Augustin Tremblay and Anastasie Boucher, both...Read MORE...

Augustin is living in Southbridge, Massachusetts. He is living with "Mary" age 33 b. Canada,...Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

1892 New York State Census
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USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
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World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
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USA 1894 - Pullman strike
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World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under...Read MORE...

1898 Marriage / Partner
William TREMBLAY and Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA 28 June 1898, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
William married Josephine Maynard on June 28, 1898 in Southbridge, MA. He was 20. She was 21. Both...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

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USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud...Read MORE...

1900 Morris Street, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Maynard, Albert, head, b. May 1853, age 47, b. Canada, married 26 years, b. Canada, year of...Read MORE...

1900 Birth of Child
Lucy Exena TREMBLAY was born 13 March 1900, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress,...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday....Read MORE...

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901

1901 Birth of Child
George Elzear TREMBLAY was born 14 April 1901, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
1902 Birth of Child
Mary Nelida TREMBLAY was born 31 July 1902, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

June 16, 1903

1903 Birth of Child
William Lionel TREMBLAY was born 6 October 1903, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St....Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

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1905 Birth of Child
Albert Lewis Rodolph TREMBLAY was born 24 December 1905, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906

1907 Birth of Child
Wilfred Roland TREMBLAY was born 14 December 1907, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

1909 Birth of Child
Josephine Lilian TREMBLAY was born 6 April 1909, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
1910 pub/ usgenweb/ census/ ma/ worcester/ 1910/ ed1953-pg030a.txt shows the...Read MORE...

1910 Birth of Child
Eugene Gregory TREMBLAY was born 25 May 1910, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
1911 Birth of Child
Edgar Arthur ("Ben") TREMBLAY was born 27 December 1911, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean ...Read MORE...

1913 Birth of Child
Alice Lorraine TREMBLAY was born 28 April 1913, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many...

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
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1914 Birth of Child
Arthur Raymond TREMBLAY was born 16 July 1914, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham ...Read MORE...

World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915

1915 Birth of Child
Leona Camelia TREMBLAY was born 16 July 1915, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

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USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.
U.S. At War

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USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
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1917 Birth of Child
Charles Edward TREMBLAY was born 12 July 1917, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918

1919 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Tremblay, Exena L, emp A O Co, b William Tremblay's
Tremblay, William (Josephine) (Tremblay &...

World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:
The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto....Read MORE...

1920 Harrington Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts
Tremblay, William, head, age 41, b. MA, parents b. Canada, dye maker at optical company
Tremblay,...

Place of Death: Worcester City Hospital. Residence: 5 Fairlawn Ave. Southbridge. Died 17 Aug 1920....Read MORE...

1920 Birth of Child
Louise Lillian TREMBLAY was born 3 March 1920, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
From Southbridge Herald, Thursday, Aug. 19, 1920
William Tremblay, age 42 years, 1 month and 19 days, of Fairlawn avenue, died Tuesday at the City hospital in Worcester, where he was taken Friday for treatment. he was born in Southbridge, son of Augustus and Anastasia (Boucher) Tremblay, and had lived here all his life. He was a die maker and worked at the American Optical Co. plant, and conducted a barber shop on Mechanic street nights. He was prominent in fraternal societies, and was a member of Southbridge aerie, F.O. E, C.O.F., St. Jean Baptiste and Court Jacques Cartier. He leaves his wife, 11 children, seven sons and four daughters, three brothers and five sisters.

William is buried at: St. George’s Cemetery
Paige Hill
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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