Pelletier, Henriette (c. 1864–1961)

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Pelletier, Henriette (c. 1864–1961)

Canadian midwife. Name variations: Henriette Blier Pelletier; Henriette Blier. Born Henriette Blier, c. 1864, probably in Sainte Alexandre, Quebec, Canada; died Mar 31, 1961, in Fort Kent, Maine; dau. of Salomee and Mathias Blier; m. Damase Pelletier (folk healer), Jan 9, 1882; children: 13.

Successful midwife in the state of Maine, began to deliver babies (1880s); employed herbal medicines and also served as a healer; delivered more than 500 babies in her career and never lost a child, though 2 mothers died; retired around age 74.

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