La Bolduc (Q3206727)

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French Canadian singer and musician
  • Mary Rose-Anne Bolduc
  • Mary Rose-Anne Travers
  • Madame Bolduc
  • Mary Travers
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La Bolduc
French Canadian singer and musician
  • Mary Rose-Anne Bolduc
  • Mary Rose-Anne Travers
  • Madame Bolduc
  • Mary Travers

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4 June 1894Gregorian
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5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
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5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
5 May 2019
Mary Rose-Anna Travers was born in 1894 in Newport, a dirt-poor fishing village on Quebec's Gaspé coast. (English)
5 May 2019
She was born into subsistence-level poverty in the tiny Atlantic fishing village of Newport, Quebec, in Canada's Gaspé region. (English)
20 February 1941
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5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
5 May 2019
Eleven years later, on Feb. 20, 1941, Mary Bolduc died of cancer, at the age of 46. (English)
5 May 2019
Mary Bolduc succumbed to cancer on February 20, 1941, at the age of 46. (English)
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5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
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5 May 2019
Eleven years later, on Feb. 20, 1941, Mary Bolduc died of cancer, at the age of 46. (English)
5 May 2019
Mary Bolduc succumbed to cancer on February 20, 1941, at the age of 46. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mary Travers was one of six children born to Lawrence Travers, an Anglophone of Irish heritage, and Adéline Cyr, a French-Canadian woman. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mary Travers was one of six children born to Lawrence Travers, an Anglophone of Irish heritage, and Adéline Cyr, a French-Canadian woman. (English)
17 August 1914Gregorian
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5 May 2019
In 1914 she married the plumber Édouard Bolduc and began to raise a large family. (English)
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5 May 2019
She married Édouard Bolduc on August 17, 1914, and found herself pregnant almost continuously thereafter. Her first pregnancy ended in a stillbirth in 1915; Denise was born in July 1916, Jeannette in July 1917 and Roger in August 1918. (English)
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5 May 2019
She married Édouard Bolduc on August 17, 1914, and found herself pregnant almost continuously thereafter. Her first pregnancy ended in a stillbirth in 1915; Denise was born in July 1916, Jeannette in July 1917 and Roger in August 1918. (English)
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5 May 2019
She married Édouard Bolduc on August 17, 1914, and found herself pregnant almost continuously thereafter. Her first pregnancy ended in a stillbirth in 1915; Denise was born in July 1916, Jeannette in July 1917 and Roger in August 1918. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mme Bolduc-Travers était la fille de feu Edouard Bolduc et de feu Mary Travers (bien connue sous le nom de ¨La Bolduc¨` (French)
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5 May 2019
Yet there she was, her smiling picture on posters, standing in front of microphones, playing the fiddle, harmonica and accordion, singing in her heavy Gaspesian accent. (English)
5 May 2019
Mary and her eleven siblings spoke English at home, but also spoke French fluently, in their regional dialect. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mary and her eleven siblings spoke English at home, but also spoke French fluently, in their regional dialect. (English)
4 June 1894Gregorian
1908
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5 May 2019
In 1908, when Mary turned thirteen, her half-sister Mary-Ann, who was a maid in Montréal, arranged for Mary to join her. (English)
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5 May 2019
In 1908, when Mary turned thirteen, her half-sister Mary-Ann, who was a maid in Montréal, arranged for Mary to join her. (English)
5 May 2019
In 1921, the Bolducs left Montréal for Springfield, Massachusetts [...] the following year they returned to Montréal. (English)
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5 May 2019
In 1921, the Bolducs left Montréal for Springfield, Massachusetts [...] the following year they returned to Montréal. (English)
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5 May 2019
In 1921, the Bolducs left Montréal for Springfield, Massachusetts [...] the following year they returned to Montréal. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mary Travers was one of six children born to Lawrence Travers, an Anglophone of Irish heritage, and Adéline Cyr, a French-Canadian woman. (English)
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5 May 2019
Mary Travers was one of six children born to Lawrence Travers, an Anglophone of Irish heritage, and Adéline Cyr, a French-Canadian woman. (English)
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5 May 2019
"She was a very Catholic woman," says Francine Saint-Laurent, who is finishing a children's book about the singer. "She believed that we had to believe that something better is going to happen to your life." (English)
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5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
1 reference
5 May 2019
La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). (English)
1 reference
5 May 2019
Yet there she was, her smiling picture on posters, standing in front of microphones, playing the fiddle, harmonica and accordion, singing in her heavy Gaspesian accent. (English)
1 reference
5 May 2019
By 1928, Mary Bolduc was regularly accompanying the troupe's singers on violin or Jew's harp (English)

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