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Esther "Mother Joseph" Pariseau
Birth: Apr. 16, 1823
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jan. 19, 1902

Mother Joseph was born Esther Pariseau on April 16, 1823, in a farmhouse near Saint Elzear, Quebec. The third of 12 children, she learned carpentry skills from her father and the domestic arts from her mother. At age 20, she entered the convent of the Sisters of Charity of Providence (later renamed Sisters of Providence) in Montreal, where she took the name Joseph in honor of her father.
Mother Joseph designed and/or supervised construction of 29 schools and hospitals, one of which was Seattle's first hospital. She is recognized as one of the first architects in Washington Territory.
Died of Cancer. 
 
Inscription:
MOTHER JOSEPH S.H. PARIZEAU 1823-1902 R.I.P.
 
Note: S.H. on tomb stone likely stands for "Sacred Heart"
 
Burial:
Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Vancouver
Clark County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Sasha (Tucker) Anderson
Record added: Nov 24, 2006
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- Jeannie
 Added: May. 29, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: May. 15, 2014
Thanks Mother Joe
- Jeannie
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
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