We have come a long way on this blog since I posted that picture almost two years ago.
Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre,
daughters of Philomène Lagacé and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre
This was one of my favorite pictures…
It still is.
These two young women were unknown to Sandy and I in 2010. We just had a few clues. Bristol late 1890s.
We have found almost everything about them.
Flavie Alexander married Charles Lestage and Myra Alexander married William Archambeault. Some of Myra’s descendants have contacted me since then. Descendants of Flavie still have not seen this blog nor all the pictures I have of their ancestors.
I can sit and wait.
We all have our precious pictures of our ancestors… hidden somewhere.
We just have to find them.
Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre
They are so precious because most people don’t have any.
This is a picture of my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé.
Stanislas Lagasse 1842-1927
Sandy, who is part of the A-Team, sent it in 2010 without knowing who this old man was. For my part, the only info I had of my great-grandfather was his birth certificate.
He was born August 9, 1842 in Notre-Dame-de Stanbridge.
1842… That was quite a long time ago!
Together Sandy and I manage to find who he was by looking at this picture and comparing it to pictures sent by someone else…
I knew who were three of the four people. The baby was little Gerard Lagasse. His father Harry Lagasse is holding him and his grandfather Dennis Lagasse III is having a cigar. It was easy to figure out who was the tall and serious man on the left.
I still don’t have a picture of my great-great-grandfather Stanislas Lagasse I who was born in 1816. Stanislas bears the same given name as Stanislas Lagacé. This is why I call him Stanislas 1842 since he also named one of his sons Stanislas whom I call Stanislas 1864.
This is all I have of Stanislas 1816…
No picture just his certificate of death.
Stanislas Lagacé 1816-1900
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Sandy sent it in 2011 as an early Christmas present!
I know that there are probably some pictures of Stanislas 1816 somewhere in an old dusty wooden chest hidden behind a pile of old objects in a dark attic somewhere in Bristol, Connecticut in 2012.
This is why Fran’s e-mail was Godsend.
Stanislas Lagacé 1816, aka Dennis Lagasse 1816, died on March 26, 1900. He missed the 1900 U.S. census by only two months and five days. If he had been around in June 1900, I would have known with whom he was living back then.
Stanislas died from mitral insufficiency because of his old age. That’s what Doctor Desmarais wrote 112 years ago. He also wrote my great-great-grandfather’s home address: 22 Conlon street, Bristol, Connecticut…
Stanislas Lagasse I is the ancestor of thousands of Americans who have no idea who he is.
Myra Alexandre’s descendants now know a lot about their ancestors. Helen Alexander’s descendants will soon find out. Stanislas Lagacé I, or Stanislas 1816, and Libbie Lagasse Alexander were their ancestors.
Helen Alexander Bleau is in this picture with her mother Philomène Lagacé and her lovely sisters…
It’s Joe’s favorite picture. He sent it in 2010. We could not figure out who were these people. Joe is also part of the A-Team.
It took us two years to finally identify four of them: Flavie, Myra, Agnes and Helen. The other two should be Mary and Philomene but we can be 100% sure. What I know is that Philomene Alexander married a man named Molloy and she died probably in 1906. We have pictures of Mary but the one we have here does not look like her in the other pictures.
This is another picture. A tin-type picture.
Robin, from our A-Team on the West Coast, scanned it in 2011. She is not even directly related to us. Her husband is.
This is most probably taken around 1893 looking at the little boy’s age.
Myra Alexander, John Alexander, Agnes Alexander
Philomène Lagasse, Helen Alexander Bleau with two unknown children
Fran has now her little idea who the little boy is.
I have also my little idea.
Robin, I got your e-mail yesterday. I could not reply. The message was filtered as a SPAM! Don’t worry I read all your messages.