LeMasurier, Philip Ernest
B: 16 Apr 1866, Clapham, Surrey, England
Chr: 15 May 1866, Clapham, Surrey, England
M: 1897, Bertha Grissinger
Notes from the Compendium of History and Biography, Northern Minnesota, 1902:
Ernest P. LeMasurier is a gentleman of intelligence and true worth as a citizen. He is one of the rising young men of Kittson County and has resided in Hallock for the past fifteen (15) years and has a host of friends in the city and vicinity. He is the present efficient postmaster of Hallock and is one of the pioneers of Northern Minnesota. He is a gentleman of foreign birth, but is devoted to the interests of his adopted land and is especially active in local affairs.
E. P. LeMasurier was born at Clapham, England, April 16, 1866 and was the eldest in a family of ten, nine living children, born to Philip and Sarah (Stone) Le Masurier. When he was but a young child, the family emigrated to Canada and resided at Cannington until the spring of 1880. The family then moved to Kittson County, Minnesota and located in the village of St. Vincent. He learned the printer's trade and in 1887, in partnership with W. J. Deacon, established the Hallock Weekly News. This was founded as a Republican paper and has continued thus, and is one of the widely circulated papers of the county. Mr. Le Masurier devotes his time to the business of postmaster to which he was appointed by President McKinley.
Mr. LeMasurier is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and politically is identified with the Republican Party. He is a man of strong convictions and labors for the up-building and advancement of the community in which he resides and well merits his success and high standing as a business man and citizen.
Ernest P. and family are found in the 1880 and 1895 census for St. Vincent, MN; 1900 and 1910 census for Hallock, MN where he was the editor of the newspaper.
Children of Philip Ernest LeMasurier and Bertha Grissinger:
1. Dorothy LeMasurier
2. Vera Le Masurier