Tag Archives: McArthur Library

Gold Star Mother Emma Martin Morin of Biddeford

Gold Star Memorial in Lewiston

American Gold Star families are immediate relatives of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed in combat or in support of certain military activities. Emma Martin Morin was a Gold Star mother as the result of her son Napoleon’s death at the 1918, Battle of Chateau Thierry, during World War I, in France.  […]

Biddeford and Franco-American history

Founders monument at UNE in Biddeford

Recently, Jeff Cabral, the director of the McArthur Library in Biddeford, shared information with me about how a Quebec history researcher was interviewing the city’s Franco-Americans.  Katerie Gaudet-Chamberland, is a researcher from Quebec City. She worked for 12 weeks as an intern, in the library on Main Street, to document the connections between Biddeford and […]