Ida Levesque, the thirteenth of twenty-one children, came to the United States as a child. Her father, a woodsman, died relatively young, of cancer, and to make ends meet, Ida had to go to leave school at seven - at first to look after her siblings, and later to earn money in the factories.
Levesque, Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
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