Is Robert Harry Loiselle your long lost great great uncle!

I came across this article about the funeral of Robert Harry Loiselle that died in 1906 in Salt Lake City. Let me know if if he is your long lost great great uncle. He apparently moved from New York to Salt Lake City as part of the production of Corianton in 1902 and then went on to open his own dance school.

The Salt Lake herald., February 19, 1906, Page 10, Image 10
RH Loiselle Passes Away
Salt Lake Dancing Teacher Succumbs to Pnemonia After Brief Illness.
Robert Harry Loiselle, known in Salt Lake as a dancing teach, died in the Holy Cross Hospital of pnemonia yesterday after a brief illness. He was 56 years old and was a native of New York.
While Mr Loiselle was a well known figure here, little is know of his antecedents. He came to Salt Lake to take chart of the ballet in Corianton, when that opera was produced here in 1902. He left the company before it disbanded and started a dancing class in the old St. Mark’s school house on East First South Street.
So far as known, Mr Loiselle left no family. The funeral will be held at 1 oclock Tuesday afternoon at the funeral chapel of Joseph William Taylor, 21 South West Temple Street.

In another article it talks about his friends that gathered to remember him at a memorial service.

The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah), February 21, 1906, Page 10, Image 10
Loiselle’s funeral held
Friends Hold Services in Honor of the Late Dancing master.
Remarks were made by Bishop Whitaker in which he refered to Mr Loiselle as having died away from home and relatives but not without friends who had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to him with whom they had been pleasantly associated.

Do let us know if you are related to this adventuring, dancing Richard Harry Loiselle.


One Response to “Is Robert Harry Loiselle your long lost great great uncle!”

  1. reetpetite1950 Says:

    Hi Karen,

    Wasn’t able to find him in my tree or charts so far.

    Best regards, Charlotte Anderson O’Brien (reetpetite1950)

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