Dansereau, Philip J. (MD);  Larfourche Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller

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Dansereau, Philip J., M. D., of Thibodaux, Lafourche parish, is a descendant
of a French-Canadian family, that emigrated from France more than 200 years
ago, and became prominently identified with the life and the strenuous
experiences of the early settlers of Canada--hardy men, and brave women, who,
in spite of persecution and tyrannical treatment, remained faithful to the
customs, language and traditions of the mother country.  The Dansereaus of the
province of Quebec, forbears of Dr. Dansereau and of his father, Dr. Hercules
Dansereau, distinguished themselves in
 the social, political and professional
activities of the community in which they lived.  The subject of this sketch
was born at Thibodaux, May 8, 1869, 11 years after Dr. Hercules Dansereau had
located in that town.  At the age of 13, he went to Canada and entered the
Jesuits' college at Montreal, where he studied for four years; next continuing
his education at the Fordham university, Fordham, N. Y., for 2 years.  Having
chosen medicine for his profession, young Dansereau matriculated in the
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia university, in 1888, graduating 3
years after.  Following the receipt of his diploma, Dr. Dansereau took a
post-graduate course in the medical department of Tulane university and in the
Charity hospital, New Orleans.  In 1903, after having practiced his profession
for a short time in the parish of Assumption, La., he returned to his native
town.  Dr. Hercules Dansereau, his father, having been actively engaged in his
calling for more than half a century, retired in 1906, leaving his clientele
to a worthy and able successor, Dr. Philip Dansereau, who soon won the esteem
and confidence of the people of Lafourche parish, and now takes rank with the
prominent physicians of Louisiana.  In 1901 he married Miss Olive Conintment,
of Thibodaux.  They are the parents of 8 children,  Jeanne, Philip,  Claude, 
Marcelle,  Edeard (deceased),  Harold,  Lucille, and  Edward II, who are of
the eighth generation of Dansereaus in America and of the third generation in
Louisiana.  Dr. Dansereau takes active interest in public affairs, and is at
the present time president of the Lafourche parish board of health; is member
of the Lafourche parish, and of the Louisiana State Medical societies; also
affiliated with the fraternal orders, Maccabees and the Woodmen of the World. 
Dr. Dansereau is a follower of the Roman Catholic faith.

Source:  Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events,
Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp.
116-117.  Edited by Alcée Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century
Historical Association.

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