Baby name story: Rodolphe Albert

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On February 9, 1938, a Canadian woman identified as Mrs. Joseph Arbour gave birth to a baby boy while traveling by train in Quebec.

The baby was delivered with the assistance of fellow passengers Rodolphe Marcotte and Mrs. Albert Gagnon, “who played the role of doctor and nurse.”

In honor of them, Mrs. Arbour decided to name her son Rodolphe Albert.

Source: “Child Born on Train.” Drummondville Spokesman 11 Feb. 1938: 3.

Image: Adapted from O&W Engine #143 (public domain)

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