Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection
Albert Beaupre Biography


Description
Creator:
Little, Ellis, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
This is a handwritten biography of Albert Beaupre from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School.On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.
Notes:
To see the original document please visit the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Main Branch of the Waterloo Public Library
Date Of Event:
1873-1979
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Beaupre, Albert ; Voisin, Julia ; Beaupre, Harold ; Walker, Trish ; Daskewich, Janet ; Beaupre, Glenn ; Beaupre John
Corporate Name(s):
Beaupre Paint and Wallpaper ; Beaupre Interiors ; Beaupre Stamps
Local identifier:
51.14
Collection:
Ellis Little Papers: Men and Women of Our Past
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Ellis Little Papers
Contact
Waterloo Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

Full Text

Born 1873, Died 1964

Married: Julia Voisin

Albert Beaupre grew up in Waterloo and became a painting contractor, a business that he carried on for 56 years. He also operated a retail paint and paper store on King St. He was a member of St Louis Roman Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. Beaupre retired in 1962 and died in Avondale Nursing Home at age 91 in 1964. He had a large family of six sons and five daughters. One of his sons Harold , followed in his father's footsteps working in the store when a young man. After a stint serving in the Second World War, Harold took over the Beaupre Paint and Wallpaper store in 1946. After a couple of moves, one due to a fire, he changed the name to Beaupre Interiors. When he retired in 1979 he followed his hobby of many years and opened a shop called Beaupre Stamps where hobbyists could buy for their own collections.

Sources:

Obituary, Waterloo Chronicle, October 16, 1964.

Kitchener- Waterloo Record, September 19, 1951 and September 22, 1993

Waterloo Chronicle, February 13, 1985, September 22, 1993, and June 20,1957

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Albert Beaupre Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Albert Beaupre from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School.On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.