Sylvain Thomas Gallant

Sylvain Thomas Gallant

Served during the following dates: 1912-12-03

GALLANT, SYLVAIN. farmer, lobster canner, and oyster shipper; b. 10 October 1866 in Bloomfield, son of Thomas Gallant and Marie Gallant; m. first 18 August 1891 Mary Gallant, and they had five children, Mary, Angeline, Edna, Thomas, and Andrew; m. secondly 3 November 1917, Sarah Ida Christopher, and they had two children, Everett and Christopher; Roman Catholic; d. 13 January 1960 in Charlottetown.        Gallant, a Conservative, was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1912 for 1" Prince. He was defeated in the general elections of 1908 and 1915.        Gallant was educated in the local school at Piusville, and lived in Bloomfield and Piusville Station. Besides being a farmer, Gallant was involved in the fishery as a lobster canner and oyster shipper. He was chief provincial fisheries inspector from1919 to 1936. Sylvain Gallant died 13 January 1960.        Mary Gallant, the daughter of Joseph Gallant of Bloomfield, died 5 April 1914 at the age of 44. Sarah Gallant was born 13 May 1880 and died16 December 1974. She was the daughter of James Christopher and Sarah Ready. Sylvain Gallant’s father, Thomas Gallant, a section hand on the Prince Edward Island Railway, was killed by a train.

References: Acadiens pp. 93-94; CPG 1910, 1915, 1916; Patriot 14 January I960; PARO: Bloomfield St. Anthony’s Church Records, Charlottetown Roman Catholic Cemetery Records. Guide to abbreviations

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