Plaque from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover

St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover, New Hampshire is coming down, making room for “workforce housing.”  The above photograph, which I took this afternoon, shows the demolition in-progress.  St. Charles was established in 1893, though the current building dates only to 1933.  Historically it served the French-speaking population in Dover.

I’m hearing that the church bell, the pews and stained glass windows were removed and found good uses.  Before the church was closed, I wanted to make sure any artifacts of genealogical interest were preserved.  The main one I found was this plaque listing members of the parish who fought in the Spanish-American War or WW I.   I think this information is worth preserving.

My transcription:

                     AU SERVICE DE LA PATRIE

                   GUERRE HISPANO-AMÉRICAINE 1898
*OLIVIER BOUDREAU                          WILLIE CORMIER       
WILLIE BOUDREAU                            JOSEPH SAVOIE

                   GUERRE MONDIALE 1917-1918

AIMÉ BARON            WILLIAM DRAPEAU      GEORGE MARION          
GEORGES BARON         ALFRED DROUIN        ISRAEL MARION
EUGÊNE BERNIER        ARTHUR DROUIN        LÉON MARION
ALFRED BILODEAU       EDOURD DROUIN        MAURICE MAURICE
WILLIAM BILODEAU      ERNEST DROUIN        ALBERT MOREAU
EMERY BISSON         *GEORGES DROUIN       JEAN-BAPTISTE MOREAU
ALFRED BLAIS          FRANK DUFRESNE       ALCIDE MORIN
LEO BLAIS             HARRY DUFRESNE       THÉODORE MORIN
FELIX BLANCHETTE      ARMAND DUMAIS        ROBERT PARADIS
GILBERT BOUTIN        ARMAND DUREAU       *FABIEN PARENT
DONAT BROUILLET       EDUARD FECTEAU       JOSEPH PAUL
DELPHIS BRUNEAU       JULES FOURNIER       EUGÊNE PICHETTE
DAMASE CHARBONNEAU    FRANCOIS GAUDREAU    ARTHUR PINCENSE
EDMOND CHAREST        JOSEPH GÉLINAS       MAXIME POITRAS
AUGUSTE CHASSE        ALBERT GIROUX        ADOLPHE POTVIN
EDOURD COTÉ           EDMOND GIROUX        JOSEPH RIEL
JULIEN COTÉ           GEORGE GIROUX        JOSEPH ROBERGE
LOUIS COTÉ            HENRU GOUDREAU       ALFRED ROUSSEAU
PIERRE COTÉ           GEORGES GUILLEMETTE  HARRY ROUSSEAU
ARTHUR DAGENAIS       ERNEST HERBERT       JEAN ROUSSEAU
EDOUARD DAGENAIS      HENRI HOULE          JOSEPH ROUSSEAU
GEORGE DAGENAIS       JOSEPH JALBERT       ERNEST ROYER
WALTER DEMERS         ALPHONSE LAGRACE     ARMAND ST CYR
EDMOND DESAUTELS      JOSEPH LAROCHE       WILFRID ST LAURENT
JOSEPH DESJARDINS     ARTHUR LEGER         JOSEPH ST PIERRE
AGENIOR DION          EUGÊNE MARCOTTE      GEROGES SÉVIGNY
EUGENE DION           JOSEPH-S MARCOTTE    OVIDE TAYLOR
ALFRED DION                                JOSEPH THERRIER

               LA SOCIÉTÉ SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE DE DOVER
Cite as: Robert Cameron Weir, “Plaque from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover,” Yourigins.com, posted 26 January 2017 (http://www.yourigins.com/st-charles-borromeo-dover.html : accessed [access date]).
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