Sometimes Only One Clue Is Enough

With that one clue,

I searched in data banks for the marriage of a Léo Lagacé.

What I found was his first marriage.

That was quite a shock.

My grandfather was married in 1912 and I believe no one knew about it at the time. With this info I had his parents’ names: Henriette Alexandre and Stanislas Lagacé.

Someone sent the image of the marriage taken from the parish register of Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur.

There I found out that my great-grandfather was still living but that my great-grandmother was dead. Stanislas was a contractor living in Bristol, Connecticut, and he did not attend Léo’s marriage.

I found who were the parents of Stanislas Lagacé and Henriette Alexandre by using data banks.

I could then link Stanislas Lagacé with the first Lagacé: André Mignier dit La Gâchette.

This nickname was given to him because he was carrying a musket.

Soldier of the Régiment Carignan-Salières Illustrator Francis Back

La Gâchette became Lagacé.

There is an expression in French…

Être vite sur la gâchette…

To be quick to react to something.

I can tell you that it’s in my genes.

See you.

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