John Pepin was born in St. Jean Baptiste, Rueville County, Quebec, Canada, in 1845, and died in Easthampton, Massachusetts, July 8, 1905. He was well educated in the Canadian schools, and came with his parents to Easthampton at the age of eighteen. Employed in the Williston Mills for a time, he then learned the cabinetmakers’ trade, which, together with carpentry, became his life work. For some years he was journeyman carpenter in the employ of Bartlett Brothers, being foreman of the carpenters who built the Easthampton Library. John Pepin engaged in business for himself in 1896 as contractor and builder, operating with considerable success until his death. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and a highly respected citizen of the town. He married Melvina Tetrault, of Swanton, Vermont, born August 7, 1847. Children: Eugene, deceased; Delos Thomas, of further mention; Helen, who married Fred Sinkel; Josephine, deceased; Agnes, who married Joseph Peloquin.
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