William Joseph Tulip married Bertha Labor 26 May 1923

Joseph William LaTulippe was born about 2 Feb 1886 and baptized at Garthby Station, Quebec, son of William LaTulippe and Philomena “Emma” Guigurere.  His family moved to Vermont about 1888, and was listed in the 1900 census in Concord.  William was the oldest child.  His father was a glove maker. 

William married Gertrude Anna Huntoon on 20 May 1909 in Waterford, and the family was counted there in the 1910 census.  The household included son Eugene born in 1908.  They had three more children – Carl born in 1912, Viola in 1916, and Clark in 1918. 

William registered for the WW1 draft from Caledonia county, and Gertrude was his contact person.  The family lived in Wheelock VT in 1920.  William was able to read and write.  Gertrude died in 1922 from peritonitis at her appendix scar.  William married Bertha Edith Labor on 26 May 1923 in Irasburgh.  She was previously married and divorced from Wayne Humphrey and had two sons with him.  She had one son with Ellsworth Heath, who died in 1921.

William and Bertha had seven children.  Lewis was born in 1924 but died at age three from flu.  William died at birth in 1926.  June was born in 1930 and died at age 4 months of bronchial pneumonia.  The other children, Louise, twins Lawrence and Laurencetene, and Violet Rose, all lived to marry and have children. 

The family was counted in the 1930 census in Lyndon VT.  William was a laborer, doing odd jobs.  He died 12 September 1935 in Waterford.  In 1940, Bertha lived in Irasburg, VT with Louise, twins Lawrence and Lawrencetene, and Violet.   She had no occupation listed.   Bertha died in 1947.


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