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deceased, was born in Montreal, Canada, November 1, 1830. His father, Charles Le Fevre, was a native of the same locality, where he married Mary Riendo, a native of the same place. They raised a family of four sons and two daughters. He was a farmer, and died in 1866, aged eighty-two. His widow remained on the home place about two years, when she removed to California, and lived with her children until her death, July 5, 1878, at the age of eighty-four years.

The Le Fevre family is of French descent, John, the father of Charles, having come from France and settled in Canada about the year 1780. William, the subject of this sketch, was raised in Canada and made his home with his parents till twenty-seven years old.  He was there married, February 22, 1857, to Cezarie Dugas, who was born at St. John's, District of Montreal, Canada, November 15, 1832. Her parents, Nicolas and Marguerite (Betowmi) Dugas, were also natives of Montreal and of French descent. After his marriage, William removed to Franklin County, New York, where he bought a farm of 210 acres and lived there with his family until 1862, when, in July of that year, he sold his farm and moved with his family to California and settled in Santa Clara County.

He first rented a ranch in Union School District, where he lived eleven years. In November, 1873, he purchased 150 acres near Los Gatos on the road to Saratoga (one mile from the town), where his family now resides. Some of the land has been sold off, so that the place now contains but thirty-five acres. Mr. Le Fevre died here March 18, 1882, leaving a wife and six children, all of whom are living, viz.: Zephire J., born March 10, 1861; Cyrille, June 12, 1863; Lizzie M., May 14, 1867; Ovid, October 6, 1869; Louie G., August 27, 1871; and Alfonso 0., September 1, 1873.

Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.

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