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The photo of the plane, second from last, may have been taken at the airport in Bristol. My mother related how after the War she and her older brother would go there and get airplane rides for five cents. Levi was my grandmother’s first cousin.

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Preserving the Past

I know someone will eventually comment on this picture part of Lionel Lagasse’s collection of old negatives.

This photo has never been on the Internet before, at least that’s what I think. I don’t think the man is related to Dennis or his father Lionel. Dennis found lots of negatives in an old cigar book which I believe belonged to his grandfather Levi Napoleon Lagasse.

Levi Napoleon Lagasse was my grandfather’s nephew.

My grandfather, born on June 5th, 1888 in Notre-Dame-des-Anges, in Missiquoi Country, in Quebec, never spoke about his extended family down in Connecticut. As a matter of fact, my grandfather never spoke to me not even once that I can recall.

Grandfathers never spoke that much back then in the 50s.

My grandfather died on January 1st, 1964.

acte de deces leo lagace senior

I was 16 years-old in 1964 and my ancestors were not on my mind.

I can’t say I miss my grandfather, but not knowing a thing about my Lagasse ancestors in 2009 led me to write this blog in the hope of finding lost cousins. Dennis is one of my lost cousins that I found in 2011. He is one among thousands and thousands of this man’s descendants who don’t have the faintest idea of their French-Canadian roots.

Dennis Lagasse II (1842-1927)

Stanislas Lagasse (Dennis Lagasse II) circa 1895
Collection Denis Lagasse IV

Our Ancestors is to preserve the past when I won’t be around anymore on Our Ancestors which is still a long long way from now.
So what about this negative which I turned into a positive?

Any idea?
You still have time to comment…
Curtiss Jenny in Bristol, Connecticut?

Collection Denis Lagasse IV

Unknown man

Collection Denis Lagasse IV

The Hogues of La Salle, Manitoba

Fascinating blog about genealogy

As Canadian as can be

October 9th marks my first year “blogiversary”. It’s been an exciting year of research, writing and “meeting” new relatives. Today’s post is about my paternal grandparents, Joseph Thomas Hogue and Marie Emma Girardin.

Thomas had been born on the 26th of February in 1879 in St. Charles, Manitoba. (Coincidentally, 26th of February is also my birthday!) His family moved to La Salle to farm around 1893. Emma was born on the 23rd of June, 1878 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (I’ll be telling her story later.)  Her family moved to La Salle in 1895.

The 1901 Census of Canada for La Salle shows the Hogues and the Girardins next to each other.

1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin 1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin

Thomas and Emma were married on the 6th of April in 1907. In 1908 Thomas was appointed as a provincial constable for…

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Partie de sucre 1910 chez Arthur Dubé à St-Eusèbe?

Not sure if this picture was taken in 1910 unless the caption is wrong.

The person who wrote this was a descendant of Arthur Dubé who is kneeling in front. According to the caption Oscar Beaulieu is in front with Alma Dubé’s cousin on his laps.

Arthur Dubé is again seen on a cabinet card.

Arthur Dubé married Hélène Labrie in 1886. Hélène is seen here on a tintype photo with her son Timothée born in 1889.

The person who wrote Grand maman Hélène avec Timothée is probably a granddaugher.

Arthur is seen here again with his wife Hélène and his sister Julianna.

Hélène Arthur et Julie Anna

Same handwritting…

If this is  a photo taken in 1910 then something is very strange.

 

The third woman sitting on the left side would be the wife of Cyris Dubé. Odélie Morneau was born in 1894. She married Cyrice Dubé in 1913.

She can’t be 16!

1910 photo unknown woman

So how useful can the caption be?

Émile Dubé is there with his wife Blanche Jolicoeur.

1910 photo Émile Dubé and Blanche Jolicoeur

Émile Dubé et Blanche Jolicoeur dit Girard

Timothée Dubé is also there with his wife Eugénie Giroux.

1910 photo Timothée Dubé and Eugénie Giroux

They got married in 1914. Eugénie was born in 1894 and died in 1946. She looks older than 16. So my guess is that this picture is taken before 1928.

Why before 1928?

Bernard-Élisée Dubé, Arthur’s brother, was born in 1847 and died in 1928.

1910 photo Bernard-Élisée Dubé

What about this woman then?

Could she be Bernard-Élisée’s wife Séraphine Dubé who was born in 1846 and who died in 1923?

1910 photo unknown woman

The question still remains.

So how useful can the caption be?

 

 

 

 

32 people, 32 life stories

I have been working hard to validate who is on this photo especially the date when it was taken.

PARTY DE SUCRE 1910 CHEZ ARTHUR DUBÉ AT ST-EUSEBE

DEBOUT GAUCHE DROITE

ÉLISÉE DUBÉ, PIT(RE) DUBÉ, GROS-JOS MORNEAU, BLANCHE JOLICOEUR, ÉMILE DUBÉ, PHILIPPINE GIROUX, ? GIROUX, ALICE QUENNEVILLE, LUCIE BEAULIEU, ? GIROUX, WILFRID QUENNEVILLE, ALMA DUBÉ, LÉODORE DUBÉ,

ASSIS GAUCHE DROITE

HÉLÈNE LABRIE, MME PIT DUBÉ, MME CYRIS DUBÉ, ALMA QUENNEVILLE, THIMOTHÉE DUBÉ, EUGÉNIE GIROUX, OMER DUBÉ, ARTHUR QUENNEVILLE

SUCRIER: ARTHUR DUBÉ, COUCHÉ: AUGUSTIN QUENNEVILLE, AVANT ASSIS: OSCAR BEAULIEU ET UN COUSIN D’ALMA DUBÉ


 

I am sure Pamela Dubé is not on this group picture taken in 1910, but she is on this cabinet card with her husband Napoléon Dubé.

The Gale Studio. 136 Main St., Bristol, Ct.

22 old pictures of the Dubé family and their relatives were shared by Annick on Our Ancestors.

Most of them have captions although some I suspect might be wrong.

I have known since 2012 that Pamela Dubé and Napoléon Dubé were married in 1899. Napoléon was a widower. His parents were Georges Dubé and Angélique Miville Deschênes seen here on photos shared by Julie Girard on a Facebook group page.

But I knew nothing about Pamela’s parents until Annick contacted me.

Napoléon’s first wife was Marie Émond. They had three daughters and one son. Aurelia was one of them. I had written about her when a reader wrote a comment a few years ago.

In 2012 I had no idea who were the parents of Pamela Dubé whose name was inscribed on a plaque in St. Thomas cemetery.

Pamela Dubé 1863-1946

That was then…

So what about the date?

Was it 1910?

If it was 1910 then MME CYRIS DUBÉ (maiden name Odélie Morneau) who was born in 1895 can’t be the third woman sitting on the left. She does not look 15!

Partie de sucre 1910 chez Arthur Dubé à St-Eusèbe

I just love this old picture!

And I am just dying to write about it using the caption.

Arthur Dubé is there kneeling in front. Oscar Beaulieu is with Alma Dubé’s cousin on his laps.

I am not related to Arthur Dubé seen here posing for posterity on a cabinet card.

Arthur Dubé married Hélène Labrie seen here on a tintype photo with her son Timothée.

Grand maman Hélène avec Timothée. Both are on the 1910 photo as well as Pit(re) Dubé and Gros Joe Morneau…

And Blanche Jolicoeur and Émile Dubé…

These are your ancestors if you happen to stumble on Our Ancestors.

To be continued…

Intermission – Père de “Pite”

I wonder what’s the real given name of “Pite”.

Pierre? Pitre?

Annick doesn’t have a faintest idea who wrote the captions. She told me she just scanned the 17 old pictures.

 

This one is somewhat interesting.

The date and the location of this 1910 photo were written with the names using a ball-point pen!

Partie de sucre 1910 chez Arthur Dubé à St-Eusèbe.

Who wrote Oncle Joseph Dubé Père de Pite Dubé?

To be continued…

As for what I think who was beside Napoléon Dubé?

She would be his daughter Catherine born around 1914. The photo would have been taken in 1917. Catherine married Harold Silvernail and they had two daughters, Dorothy and Lillian.