A reflection about genealogy and famous people…
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It’s a well-known fact that Dennis Lagasse IV is very proud of his ancestor André Mignier dit La Gâchette since 2011 when we connected for the first time in October 2011.
Dennis being very proud of his ancestor is a well-known fact if he is your friend on Facebook of course…
Dennis posted this on a forum in February 2004.
I’m the son of Lionel Lagasse and the grandson of Levi N. Lagasse and Marie Louise (Dube) Lagasse. Levi was one of twelve children born to my great-grandfather Dennis, and the Lagasse name was spelled with a “y” at the end for a time. My great-grandfather Dennis was killed in 1921 in an industrial accident while working in Bristol CT. U.S.A. Are there any others with a great-grandfather Dennis in their family tree?
In 2004 I was not interested a bit about genealogy, but in 2011 when he contacted me…
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Then you just have to write me and I will make you famous on my blog just like I did with Dennis Lagasse.
Dennis Lagasse aka Stanislas Lagacé II
Denis Lagasser was just an old man in the 1920 U.S census. 77, a carpenter… a jober. He was living on Lake Street on the corner of Dewey.
His son Dennis Lagassey was living next door.
You know all about Dennis Lagasse II and his son Dennis Lagasse III don’t you?
Denis Lagasser (Dennis Lagasse II) was the brother of Philomène Lagasse.
Philomène is also the old lady sitting with her two daughters Agnes and Mary. The young lady is Sylvia Bleau, daughter of Agnes Alexandre and David Bleau. The old lady was probably a widow when this picture was taken since her husband had died in 1914. He would be on pictures taken from that time frame.
Since I have none then…
So the caption about 1913 could be wrong. I have no idea. Dates are important but not that much unless you have them. People are.
I go crazy about people and old pictures.
This is why I got all excited when Patricia wrote last month and then later got all excited about what she had found on her new found extended family.
This is also why all this excitement lead me to write post 785.
I will see you next Monday.
Now I know all about Mary thanks to Robin my A-team member.
There were so many pictures Robin scanned to look at that some were left to be identified later… much later.
This one is directly related to my distant relatives.
cousin Mary Malloy
Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau, Agnes Alexandre’s daughter, wrote the caption when we compare both handwriting.
At first I thought I was no expert at people’s handwriting, but now I am sure this is Mary Malloy with Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau’s handwriting.
Mary Malloy or Molloy is the daughter of Philomène Alexandre and Thomas Molloy. Philomène would be at 2 o’clock.
Now what about Mary Malloy?
Who did she marry?
Did she have any descendants?
Will any descendant write me a message like Patricia did last month?
And what about this man’s picture?
Could he be Mary’s brother?
This picture might never have seen the light of day if not for the Internet. My distant cousin Joe had it in his collection of old pictures. Joe had a lot of old pictures and most were unknown people to him like these women you see here.
That was back in 2010.
Four years later Patricia can see her great-great-grandmother Philomene Lagasse in the middle.
Post 781, that’s a lot isn’t?
I just hope you don’t think I’m a kook looking for these women’s descendants…
Patricia, I think your great-grandmother Philomene Alexandre is at 2 o’clock.
One of my greatest post on this blog!
Originally posted on Our Ancestors:
Hard to link Dennis Lagasse II aka Stanislas Lagacé II to this Denis Lagasser in the 1920 U.S. Census.
Denis or Dennis or Stanislas was a widower in 1920.
Lavina Duke was a widow in 1920. Dennis was living with his daughter and her children probably since 1907 after the death of his wife Henriette Alexandre.
Lavina Duke was not her real name. Her name was in fact Malvina Lagacé Dubé. Her husband was Joseph Dubé and not Duke. So you see how it’s hard for someone to link this ancestor to his or her family tree…
Here is Malvina in the 1910 U.S. Census… Melvina Dube.
This is where I come in if you are related…
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