Dr. Adolphe Lemire was born in Trois Rivières, Quebec on the 12th of July, 1846. She was the youngest of 5 children born to Isidore Lemire and the former Marie Cloutier. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Philomène, Onésine, Philippe and Hector. According to the 1861 census, Dr. Lemire was a student at St Louis College in Trois Rivières, Quebec.
Dr. Lemire graduated from the Laval University Faculty of Medicine, Quebec in 1870. According to the 1882 Ontario Medical Register, Dr. Lemire furthered his education and graduated M.B. from Trinity College in 1874. That same year he graduated M.D. from the Long Island College Hospital in New York. He joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 9th of May, 1879.
Dr. Lemire married Azilda Lupien in Sherbrooke, Quebec on the 15th of April, 1872. Mrs. Lemire was born in Arthabaska County, Quebec on the 8th of September, 1849. She was the 3rd of 5 children born to Amable Lupien and the former Julie Jacques. Her siblings were; Marie Josephine Julie Millemure Lupien, Marie Henriette Daria Lupien, Eutichienne Lupien and Joseph Amable Ephrem Lupien.
The first three children born to Dr. and Mrs. Lemire; Adolphus Louis Lemire, Joseph Ananias Lemire and Arthur George Lemire were born in Quebec. The family moved to Ontario around 1877 and 7 more children were born; Rosaire Elie Lemire, Alfred Eliziard Lemire, Donat Alphonse Lemire (who died of “intermittent fever” at the age of 7 months), Marie Anne Julie Lemire, Marie Aimeé “Azilda” Lemire, Paul Anicet Lemire and Henry Eugène Lemire (who died on the 5th of August, 1911 at the age of 22).
According to the 1881 census the family was living in Tilbury West. The Ontario Medical Register identified Dr. Lemire as living in Tilbury West Twp. It is believed that Dr. Lemire practiced medicine in the community of Comber, a short distance from Tilbury in Chatham-Kent.
Dr. Lemire died on the 22nd of June, 1910. Mrs. Lemire died on the 31st of January, 1918. They were buried at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery in Tecumseh, Ontario.
*Dr. Lemire’s sons, Adolphus Louis Lemire, Joseph Ananias Lemire, Rosaire Elie Lemire and Paul Anicet Lemire all registered with the United States Military during WWI.
**Dr. Lemire’s sons, Rosaire Elie Lemire (age 64) and Paul Anicet Lemire (age 55) registered with the United States Military to serve during WWII.