Joseph, Mother

Joseph, Mother (b. Esther Pariseau)

(1823–1902) nun, architect, pioneer; born in St. Elzear, Quebec, Canada. She joined the Sisters of Charity of Providence (1843) and was sent to Vancouver, Canada, in 1856. She had learned carpentry from her father, who was a carriage-maker. She became an all-purpose architect in the creation of 11 hospitals, seven academies, five Indian schools, and two orphanages. She traveled throughout the Rocky Mountains into the United States and conducted "begging tours" to raise money from miners. Long after her death, she was called the "first architect of the American Northwest." The state of Washington placed her statue in the U.S. Capitol.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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There was confusion until the last minute," said Liz Joseph, mother of a 10th Grade student who studied the curriculum.
A number of Jackson's family members were in the courthouse, including his father Joseph, mother Katherine, sisters LaToya and Janet, and brothers Jermaine, Randy and Tito.
Beloved mum of Michelle, David and Joseph, mother in law of Nigel, Petra and Sharon, devoted nan and grandma of her grandchildren and great grandson.
So loved mum of lovely daughter Dawn, wife to Derek and very proud grandma of Joseph, mother in law of Darren and friend to many.
The process of making MacKillop a saint was started in 1925 by the Mother Superior of the Sisters of St Joseph, Mother Laurence, and the final ceremony will take place on October 17 this year when the Pope confirms her sainthood and beatifies her.
QUILLE Muriel Constance Beloved wife of Joseph, mother of Susan, Michael and Kevin, loving grandmother and great grandmother.
One of the organisers is Harriet St Joseph, mother of a quiet and incredibly contained young daughter called Sara.
Floral tributes may be sent care of J E Hackett and Sons Ltd, Longford Bridge, Longford Road, Coventry, CV6 6BH Tel : 02476 367149 JOHNSON Violet Wife of the late Joseph, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandma and Great Grandma, passed away on the 13th January, aged 98.
Peacefully on April 20th, aged 88 years, Margaret Denham (nee Elliott), dearly loved wife of the late George Charlton, loving mam of Jennifer and Joseph, mother in law of Gordon and Ann, a devoted grandma of Helen, Neil and Stephen.
The family are father Joseph, mother Hannah (nee Smith) and children Agnes, Christopher, John (who is my grandfather), Maggie, Mary and Ursula.