Bellerose, Henry

190 Eaton St
St Paul, Minnesota, US

Category: Carpenter

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Capitol Construction Workers

1904 Payroll and City Directories. Canadian born carpenter Henry Bellerose (1850-1925) came to St. Paul in 1885. He is listed variously as a carpenter or laborer in the St. Paul City Directory and gave his occupation as "scaffold builder" in the 1900 Census. Bellerose's name is found in a April 27, 1902 Payroll for extra work when he was part of a select crew that spent that day, a Sunday, setting the statues, Courage and Integrity, and getting double time pay. Bellerose married and raised a family in St. Paul and died here in 1925. Although I have been unable to find his name in St. Paul Carpenters’ Local 87 records, his grandson, Edward Lancette (1919-1958) became a well-known labor activist and a driving force in organizing workers at 3M in the 1940’s and 50’s.