Evariste Poulin

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Joseph Evariste Marc Poulin also established a farm at a young age, married and was widowed within 2 months. After this difficult start, Evariste married again, and issued forth at least 12 children. Late in life a farming accident left Evariste with a “frozen claw” injury to one hand, making farming impossible as a trade. At that point, his youngest son, Raoul, managed the farm for him for many years.

Evariste Poulin with claw hand and grand-daughter Lucienne looking on.


Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.