Charles Boyd Gallant
Son of Frank Gallant & Fanny McIver

Boyd and Lucy Gallant - 1918
Charles Boyd Gallant and Lucinda W. Hagan
on their wedding day - August 12, 1918
Van Buren, Maine



Charles Boyd Gallant was born in Tignish, P.E.I. on October 8th, 1894. He was the third of eight children of Frank and Frances McIver Gallant. His grandparents were Napoleon and Catherine Clark Gallant.

Boyd spent his early years on the farm while attending the local school. He was very intelligent - a quiet, peace-loving person. His mother, a teacher and a very spiritual person had a great influence on him which lasted throughout his life. He was faithful to his Church and family obligations. His favorite pastimes were reading, sports and music. When just a young boy, he borrowed his father's violin and taught himself how to play.

His family called him "Boyd" while fellow workers called him "Charlie". When Boyd was fifteen years old, he left home to work in a lumber camp in Northern Maine. He saved his money and bought a potato farm in Van Buren, Maine. In 1918, he married Lucinda (Lucy) and worked the farm until 1924. He left Van Buren and found employment in Portland, Maine. His wife and three children joined him in Portland. He worked twenty years for Kern's, a meat company, retiring in 1959. Lucy was a proficient seamstress and cook.

Boyd and Lucy worked hard for their family. They wanted their seven children to have an education and music lessons. Boyd had a deep sense of justice which he taught his children. Relatives and friends were always welcome in their home. They will long remember the times.

In 1982, Boyd's beloved wife, Lucy passed away in her 86th year. In 1983, Charles Boyd Gallant passed away in his 89th year.

 

 

Boyd and Lucy Gallant with son, Gerald - 1919
Boyd and Lucy Gallant with son, Gerald on far right in 1919. Boyd's dad, Frank is standing 2nd from left. The other people in this photo are unknown.


Boyd Gallant's wife Lucy with their son, Gerald
 
Boyd Gallant's wife Lucy with their son, Gerald
Boyd Gallant's wife Lucy with their son, Gerald in 1919

Boyd Gallant's son, Gerald
 
Boyd Gallant's children
Boyd's son, Gerald - Circa 1921

 
Gerald and Mary Gallant - Circa 1921
Boyd Gallant's kids
"Boyd's kids" - Gerald, Muriel and Mary Marguerite Gallant - December, 1926.
 



Lucinda and C. Boyd Gallant with their three children - Muriel, Gerald and Mary Marguerite Gallant at their home on Presumpscot Street in Portland Maine - 1926.

 

Gerard Gallant
 
Mary Gallant
Gerald Gallant

 
Mary Gallant
Gerard Gallant
 
Boyd & Lucy Gallant's oldest son, Gerald
 
Lucy and Boyd Gallant
Circa 1940s
     
Boyd and his sister-in-law, Lena Gallant
 
Lena, Boyd and his sister, Mary Maud

Boyd and his sister-in-law, Lena Gallant

 
Lena, Boyd and his sister, Mary Maud


Boyd & Lucy's daughter, Muriel F. Gallant's 1942 graduation picture from Deiring High School in Portland, Maine.

 
Boyd and Lucy Gallant - Circa 1940s


Visiting Boyd's mother, Fanny in Prince Edward Island. L-R in back row: Francis Joseph, Boyd & Lucy Gallant. L-R in front: Dorothy Ann, Fanny (McIver) Gallant and Teresa Agnes - 1946

Boyd and Lucy Gallant with their family in 1946
Boyd and Lucy Gallant with their family in 1946
in front of their home on Tremaine Street in Portland, Maine.

Boyd and Lucy Gallant with Lucy's brother, Louis Hagen

Boyd Gallant (seated) with wife, Lucy and her brother, Louis Hagen (standing).

Louis was married to Boyd's sister, Mary Maud's stepdaughter, Edna McCarville.

Circa 1960s.

 


Sister Joseph Edward (Muriel Gallant) pictured here teaching school in Panama City, Panama - September, 1962.


 
Boyd and Lucy Gallant
Boyd and Lucy Gallant
 
 
Boyd & Lucy Gallant on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug 12, 1968.
 
 

 
 
Boyd and Lucy Gallant
Boyd and Lucy Gallant at the reception
on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Many years ago with love in command
This charming couple were joined hand in hand
The usual events soon followed the marriage
With plenty of time pushing the carriage
Three boys and four girls they begot
Not one returnable in the lot
They worked very hard all through the years
With few spots of anger and yet there were tears
With patience and wisdom and God's good grace
They brought up their children this world to face
Children soon from home depart
To make their own heard start
Parents expect this with some regret
And hope their children will not forget
To show that we appreciate all they have done
We give them this day of happiness and fun
So join with us in making this toast
To Mom and Dad our most Honored Hosts

 

Written and presented by C. Edwin Gallant



 
 
 
Boyd and Lucy Gallant on their 50th Wedding Anniversary with 6 of their 7 children in 1968.
L-R: Teresa, Dottie, G. Gerald, Mary, Sr. Muriel and C. Edwin. Francis (Frank) is absent.
 
     
 
 
 
Lucy and Boyd Gallant celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary in Portland, Maine - 1978.
 
     
 
 
 
All seven of Boyd and Lucy Gallant children on the occasion of Sister Muriel's 50th Anniversary at Maryknoll Sisters in Monrovia, California in 1996. L-R: Dorothy Anne (Gallant) Ellison, Teresa Agnes (Gallant) Moreland, Francis Joseph Gallant, Charles Edwin Gallant, Sister Muriel Gallant, Mary Marguerite (Gallant) Regan and and George Gerald Gallant.
 
     
 

Mary (Gallant) and Len Regan the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Portland Maine - 1996


Sister Muriel Gallant and her sister, Dorothy (Gallant) Ellison in 1998.

 
 
 
     
     
 
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