Mrs Laplante, the former Amanda Dumais was born on September 13, 1874 in Spencer, Mass. She moved to Norway at an early age and on April 23, 1894 was wedded in St Mary's Catholic church in that city to John LaPlante. The couple resided in Norway until 1899, when they came to Crystal Falls, where Mrs LaPlante had since made her home. Mr LaPlante worked in the mines in this district until his retirement 13 years ago.
Twelve children eight sons and four daughters were born to the couple, nine of whom are still living. They are Mrs Edward Jarvis( Malvina) of Green Bay Wis, Mrs. Omer LaPorte(Rosanna) of Morway, Mrs Eva Wilson, Sturgreon Bay Wisc, Mrs Guido Aliprandini(Angeline) Tuscon Ariz, Eugene of Green Bay, George of Kalamazoo, Frances of Minnoequa Wis, and Robert of Crystal Falls.
Also surviving are 28 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three brothers, Arthur and Edmond, and Louisand two sisters Roseannna Snyder and Georgianna Wahowiak.
Diamond Drill, Crystal Falls, Iron County, Michigan