My Great Grandfather, George Osias LeBlanc, was born on 9 April 1870 at Saint-Anicet Quebec. George was the son of Antoine LeBlanc and Adeline Caza, the 9th child of a 13 child family.
At the age of seven, George's family moved to Oswego New York where he was to attend school and learn the English language. At the age of eleven, George's mother died and he was raised by his father and a step-mother whom George's father married soon after his mother's death. George lived under the Anglicized name of "White" during his stay in Oswego. George, along with all his siblings, would move away from Osewgo and reclaim the surname "LeBlanc"when they grew older.
George would marry a Helena Graton on 12 February 1892 at St James Church in Aitken Minnesota. The newlywed couple would take up farming and would have thirteen children born in Aitken over the next twenty years. (See Photo)
George sold the farm and followed his children to Duluth Minnesota in the late 1920's. He again followed his children to Southern California in the 1940's.
George Osias LeBlanc died on 18 January 1953 in San Pedro California, and was buried at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach California (Photo)