The Story Behind the Picture

Pierre Lagacé:

Final part

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I played a little trick on you didn’t I.

I posted this Saturday morning instead of Monday.

I don’t have many readers, but I don’t really mind.

Someday someone will read this article and say…

That guy is crazy… but I won’t mind.

So what is that story behind the picture of Lucille Lestage Robin scanned from little Mary’s precious collection of old family pictures?

Sweet sixteen

Quite simple… 

It is all about the reliability of our of sources.

In Philomene Lagasse’s obituary written in 1920, this is what people could read in the Bristol Press…

BRISTOL PRESS 13 March 1920
Mrs. Libbie Alexander widow of the late John Alexander died at the home of her son David Alexander 149 Park St. last evening as a result of complications due to old age.
She had been an invalid for several years.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Quebec, Canada 79 years…

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Santa comes earlier this year…

Pierre Lagacé:

Part trois…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Santa comes earlier this year Dennis…
Yep… Sure looks that way Peter…

Each year I play Santa… on this blog about genealogy.

Click here for Chrismas 2009 and here for Christmas 2010. This year is not different.

Let’s say it’s a tradition of mine.

I like this little animated gif image of Santa… with his trusted mule.

Like my grandfather Leo Lagacé, I have a great sense of humour or humor if you live in the States like my grandfather did from 1889 through 1907. My grandfather’s parents moved to the U.S. in 1889, Bristol, Connecticut to be more precise, and Leo came back to Quebec the year his mother died.

Leo died on January 1st 1964.

I had just turned sweet 15.

Back in 2007, 100 years later after Leo came back from the U.S., I started being interested about my ancestors in general and about my grandfather. I…

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I knew some of you would come back…

Pierre Lagacé:

Just in case you did not read the three-part sequel…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Still interested about Lucille Lestage…?

She has deep French-Canadian roots.

French-Canadians are proud of their roots, and it shows…

This blog is one living proof.

This young sixteen year-old teenager was the niece of Agnes Alexandre and David Nathanael Bleau. 

If you are related to the Bleaus and the Alexandres who once lived in New England in the turn of the 20th century, then you probably have found your ancestors.

Lucille Lestage was born in 1909.

Precisely on September 1st if the caption written in the back of this photo is correct.

Why would it be wrong?

Lucille was the daugther of Flavie Alexandre and Charles Lestage.

That’s not written in the back.

Flavie Alexandre was the daughter of Philomene Lagasse, my great-grandfather’s sister.

That’s not written in the back either.

Want to learn the rest of this story?

You will have to come back tomorrow.

Am I having fun…

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Sweet Sixteen – Redux

The original post written on December 14, 2011 is here if you want to read the sequel after.

It’s about this picture scanned by a stranger on the West Coast of the United States whose husband is a very distant relative. I won’t write about it so if you are interested you will have to read the sequel which has three posts.

Most interesting!

How do I know she is Sweet Sixteen?

Simple…

Who is she?

Simple.

Come back next time and I will explain everything…

How I met your ancestors? – Episode Three: August 9, 1842

Now back to our normal scheduled program…

This marriage certificate was the link to all that I have found about your ancestors since 2009.

1912 marriage

Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish registers

1912 marriage 2

Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish registers

Stanislas Lagacé was my grandfather’s father, but Maria Landry was not my grandmother. She was my grandfather’s first wife seen here with her family.

famille Landry

Maria is in the first row on the left. Maria did not die and my grandfather had not remarried. My grandfather left here in the 1920s. He was kind of forced to leave.

That story has been told at length on this blog.

Stanislas Lagacé and Henriette Alexandre were my grandfather’s parents.

With this I was able to find all about Dennis Lagasse and Henriette’s 12 other children.

Dennis Lagasse II

It was then I had the brillant idea of creating Our Ancestors to try to contact distant relatives.

Sometimes getting too excited about your ancestors is not such a good thing.

original picture of the Lagasse family

Would you share any information you have…

I have a lot!

But you have to write back…

Unless this is much too much…

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

Philomène Lagacé’s daughters

young Myra Alexandre

Myra Alexandre

Phoebe Alexandre

Flavie Alexandre

Marguerite Alexandre

Marguerite Alexandre, my great-grandmother’s sister

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre I family

Philomène Lagacé with her grandchidren, children of Helen Alexandre

Back: Myra, Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and Agnes Alexandre

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

William Archambault and Myra Alexandre

Myra Alexandre's and William Archambault's wedding picture

Myra Alexandre with William Archambaut

Best man: Frank Lagasse

Bridesmaid: Marie Alexandre

Phoebe Alexandre and Myra Alexandre - sisters

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre known in 2010 as unknown sisters Bristol late 1890s

 

But You Have to Know When to Stop

Pierre Lagacé:

Written on July 26, 2013

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Genealogy can be time consuming.

So learning when to stop is all important.

Searching for ancestors is the same as playing video games.

oldmanatcomputer

- Harold, for the last time, your supper will be cold!
– I’ll be there soon Mother…

It’s all about getting a dopamine rush.

I just had one yesterday when someone wrote a comment on one of my other blogs.

It was about his uncle who was a Spitfire pilot in WWII.

gregs-grandfather

Walter Neil Dove
1919-1993

Curious?

Then click here

Footnote

Guess what? Wes is also interested about his ancestors!

Christopher Dove

Christopher Romine Dove
1828-1895

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Louise (Blanchard) Vezina died October 4, 1923

Pierre Lagacé:

Written on July 26, 2012

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

If you are reading my blog for the first time, then you have to go back in time and read this article first and then proceed from there… If you don’t, it’s like watching the last 5 minutes of a great movie classic.

THE END…

I don’t think that the person who posted that picture will mind if I post it. I have not heard from her or him.

Here is the picture I was talking about.

I found it on this site.

The caption reads…

Left to Right: Sarah (1880 – 1966) and Louise Blanchard (1886 – 1920),
Daughters of Zore/Laura (LaPlant) and Victor Blanchard

Picture was taken in North Adams, Massachusetts

Property of Marion Lawrence

I had told myself this week… Why wait for someone to contact me? Make it happen.

I went on a wild goose chase on Google.

And this is what I found.

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Thank you for getting back to me… – Redux

Four years ago…

Sandy was one of the first cousin to write.

My new found distant cousin Sandy posted a message on my new Ancestry family tree page.

I had decided last month to migrate my family tree from My Heritage to Ancestry.

Sandy must have been all excited when she found out that another Lagacé had information on her ancestors and that he wrote back so quickly.

I’m quick on the trigger…

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for getting back to me.

With your information online. They match up to my family tree.

Last year a cousin gave me quite a few photos of the Lagasse line. And I have been researching them with where they were taken. They are from Bristol, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

And I have just cleared up a mystery on the Dennis Lagasse  person as he changed his name from Stanislas Lagasse who married Henriette Alexandre.

I have been going round and round with the name Dennis Lagasse.

I think the photos I have are from this family. Not sure of the names, but they are taken in Bristol, Connecticut.

I have gotten all the way back on our line. Lots of information.

I have researched the whole line that was in Fall River, Massachusetts and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Bristol, Connecticut on the Lagasse line.

My line from Stanislas Lagasse and Onésime Cadieux.

Their child  Pierre Lagasse married Mathilde Leblanc.

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Pierre Lagasse and Mathilde Leblanc’s child was Julian Wilfred Lagasse.   I am sending a photo of him with brothers and one I am not sure of.

Sitting: left is Julian Wilfred Lagasse and Joseph Lagasse is to the right.

I received them from his son Edmond and his wife.  When she passed away then their children gave them to me.

I also have a photo of Pierre Lagasse married to Mathilde Leblanc.

If you would like to see the photos I have then I will send them along to you.

Sandy

If you have been reading my blog, then you know how crazy I am about photographs…

See you next Monday with more photos from Sandy’s collection and more about the mysterious Dennis Lagasse.

Flore Lauzon

I told you it’s going to be hard to write only once a week.

That’s Alice D. Myers’ mother.

Médard Myers

I have not found much on Flore Lauzon, and probably never will. I have found much more about the Myers though thanks to the readers who shared so much.

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You just have to search for the words Myers in the search engine.

This is how you should read this blog with more than 700 posts. The more you share, the more I write. If you write, they will come said one of my readers once.

This stuck in my mind.

If you write, they will come…

 

Mary Malloy

Molloy child

I believe that Philomene Alexandre and Thomas Malloy are the great grandparents I have been searching for. My father was Frances J Malloy who was son of Ada Pendlebury and Thomas J Malloy. He was placed in an orphanage in 1914 so little is know about his family. Would you share any information you have.
Thank you,

Footnote

Philomene Alexandre was Philomène Lagacé’s daughter.

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters