The information on his first wife still needs to be verified further but from what I have learned so far I'm relatively sure that this is correct. His first wife was Malvina Manseau b. Oct 14, 1857 Laprairie, QC. daughter of Onesime Manseau & Virginie Jodouin, m. Joseph Meilleur Jan. 1880, Hamilton, Ont. They had 3 children, George, Eleanor & Romeo. Not necessarily in that order.
Joseph R. Meilleur's death certificate reads: Place of death:St Johnsbury, Vermont Date of death:Sept 26, 1945,Age 90 yrs, 1 mo. Cause of death: Arteriosclerotic gangrene left foot. (He was diabetic) Date of birth:Aug 11, 1855, Montreal, QC Fathers name:Joseph Meilleur Mothers name:Catherine Champagne ???????? (I wouldn't put this down yet until I can verify who she really was. I think we have proven that this is incorrect.)
He & Marguerite Bienvenue also had 3 children. Lorenzo, Gerard & Blanche.