Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Napoleon the Bootlegger

While helping my student, Adam, trace his family history we found a connection to the Prohibition era in the newspaper archives. His 2X great-grandfather was Napoleon Cayer of Rumford, Maine. You can see a picture of Napoleon here.

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Sunday, Sep. 1, 1926
Napoleon's problems with illegal liquor didn't end with Prohibition. He was back in court at the age of 83 for violating liquor laws again.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, Sunday, October 7, 1939
Adam's tree has deep roots in Quebec, New Brunswick, and northern Maine.

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