LEGENDRE, Joseph Amilcar, Lafourche Parish, then Orleans Parish, Louisiana
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Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and
Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp. 250-251.  Edited by Alcée
Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Legendre, Joseph Amilcar, well-known New Orleans pharmacist and proprietor of
one of that city's popular drug houses, is a son of Joseph and Celestine
(Riviere) Legendre, and was born Feb. 18, 1866, at the town of Thibodaux,
Lafourche parish, La., where his father, who was also born in that locality,
was in mercantile business until the time of his death, in 1879.  The father
was born in 1828.   The mother was born in the same locality as were the
husband and son, in the year 1830.  The marriage of the parents took place in
1849.  Of children born to their union, eight lived to matur
ity, viz.: 
Octave, now deceased;  Josephine, widow of E. N. Braud;  Emile J., now living
at Thibodaux;  Oscar J., deceased;  Louisiana, now Mrs. P. L. Braud;  Phillip
F., living at Thibodaux;  Joseph A., the subject of this sketch;  Veronica,
now Mrs. Gomez of New Orleans.   Joseph A. Legendre attended school at
Thibodaux college, and after the completion of his academic education,
matriculated in the pharmacy department of Tulane university, from which, in
due time, he graduated with the degree of master of pharmacy.  When his
professional education had been completed, he entered the service of W. T.
Cluverius, on Canal street, and remained in that position until July 1, 1889,
when he purchased a drug business at the corner of Dauphine and what is now
Iberville street.  In 1895 he bought a second drug store, at the corner of
Dauphine street and Lafayette avenue, but in 1902 sold this latter store and
purchased that of Alexander Finley, located at 124 Baronne street.  In 1908 he
moved the first store to the corner of Carrollton avenue and Jeanette street,
and finally sold this store in Dec., 1912 leaving him, since that date, with
the one store, at 124 Baronne street.  Mr. Legendre is a member of the New
Orleans Association of Commerce, the American Pharmaceutical, Louisiana State
Pharmaceutical and the Orleans Pharmaceutical associations; also of the Chess,
Checkers and Whist club, the Knights of Columbus, some carnival organizations,
and other fraternal association.  Nov. 25, 1895, Mr. Legendre was married to
Miss Louise Marie LeGendre, a daughter of Pierre H. LeGendre, of New Orleans. 
One son, Marion Joseph Legendre, has been born to them.

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