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Microorganisms in a Macro World (part 4)

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CHIN, Gatineau, Quebec

His Birth

Dr. Armand Frappier was born on November 26, 1904, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada. He was the oldest of eight children born to Arthur-Alexis Frappier and Bernadette Codebecq.

Arthur-Alexis Frappier, Armand Frappier’s father, was a teacher and principal at schools in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for twenty years. A talented artist, he was also the Cathedral’s organist, the local brass band’s director, and a music teacher. Bernadette Codebecq, Armand Frappier’s mother, had been a teacher, like many of his family members. Her father even founded a model school where she taught, as did her four sisters.

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield was dominated by the high crenellated towers of a cotton manufacturing facility that was the main employer in the small town. The annual salary was about $ 350 for a 60-hour workweek. Income was modest but most people owned their homes and found a way to pay for their children’s education.


Armand-Frappier Museum


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Learning Object Collection: Armand Frappier: Pioneer of Preventive Medicine
Learning Object: The Man
Institution: RCIP-CHIN