The mystery of the Route Proulx in Deschambault solvedNovember 3rd, 2019 0 By Jean-Pierre Proulx
The route Proulx, which crosses Deschambault on Highway 40 between Quebec City and Trois-Rivières, bears this toponym in honour of Louis-Philippe Proulx born on May 26th, 1891. He was mayor of Deschambault from 1940 to 1947.
The second of five children, he was the son of Charles-Eleusippe Proulx and Marie-Lucie Morin.
He married Marie Louise Marcotte on June 21st, 1947 in Deschambault.
Louis-Philippe was a proud descendant of Jean-Baptiste Préaux and Marie-Catherine Fleury.
It would appear that the couple, without children, lived near the intersection of the said route Proulx and chemin du Roy (Rank 1).
Louis Philippe’s niece, Mrs. Cécile Petitclerc-Proulx, 102 years old, currently resides at the CHSLD de Saint-Casimir in Portneuf.