Deschenes, Charles

170 W Lafond Ave
St Paul, Minnesota, US

Category: Stonecutter

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Capitol Construction Workers

1900 City Directory. Charles Deschenes (referred to as Duchane in the 1900 Census) was born in Canada in 1863 and came to St. Paul in 1898. In 1900 he and fellow stone cutter Xavier Moore lived at this house with their wives and children - 13 people in all. Deschenes was active in the Journeymen Stone Cutters Union and was elected vice president of the St. Paul Local in December of 1904. The Stone Cutter Journal reported in May of 1934 that he had recently died at the age of 72 in Duluth.