Welcome home Louisiana… Prairie Soileau

Pierre Lagacé:

How I got carried away about this spin-off blog when I heard the kind of music played in Prairie Soileau…

Seeburn if you are still reading this blog, just drop a comment…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

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You have certainly read my article on Doris Chaumont’s visit to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines…

If you did not then click on the link just above.

Doris asked me if I could translate the article I wrote in my French blog Nos Ancêtres…

She told me Seeburn Chaumont could not read French, so I translated it in English.

Since people in Louisiana are so excited about the Chaumonts living here in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines and elsewhere in Canada, I have decided to create an English version of my blog  just for the Chaumonts in Louisiana.

So here we go… with my first article.

If you live in Louisiana, I guess you know where I took part of my title for my article.

I know people here in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines had not a faintess idea.

So I wrote this article for them in French

Now listen and start dancing…


Prairie Soileau

Doris had sent me…

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A most welcome visit to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

Pierre Lagacé:

I could have waited until September 25th to reblog this, but I  felt  too nostalgic  this Friday morning.

This is my very  first post on this blog which led me to write Ripples last  time…

This is a true story. Doris had asked me in September 2009 to translate what I had written on Nos ancêtres, my original blog about genealogy which is written  in French.

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Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

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Doris Chaumont is an amateur genealogist.

She’s the daughter of Léopold Chaumont who is the son of Rolland Chaumont, the son of Joseph Chaumont.

I had talked about Doris in an article on my blog about genealogy.

The man in the picture is Joseph Chaumont. He’s Doris’ great-grandfather. Joseph Chaumont left Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines  around 1910.

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Joseph Chaumont, Albertine Blouin and their children

This picture was taken in 1923 in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. Doris’ grandfather, Rolland Chaumont, is the little boy behind Joseph.

Joseph Chaumont came here with his small family from Earlton in Ontario to pay a visit to his parents.

First I thought it was for his parents’ anniversary, but Moïse Chaumont and Marguerite Desjardins got married in 1880. I don’t see why people would celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary…

This is the famous picture I had posted before on my blog. The picture was taken in 1923…

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1923

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Big sisters

Pierre Lagacé:

A story from down under…

Originally posted on Cryptic Garland:

Last week I was a bit out of sorts about things and I decided to wipe out a lot of my posts and start a completely new one. I won’t explain why but after a few days I decided I had taken the wrong path so I wiped out the new blog and am going to re-vamp this one. One of the things I want to do is to include a little bit of my personal history. So here goes.

I was born in 1943 and we lived in Tyabb until the end of 1948 and then we went to South Australia. Tyabb was a little country town on the Mornington Peninsular south of the city of Melbourne. We were all too young to remember much but there are some deep seated memories that have been reenforced by repeated telling. It was a small farm, with no motorised devices and hay…

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Just let’s call it a hobby… – Jeannette Ida Lamothe – Redux

I never had someone writing  me on this blog about the Lamothes.Frank Ritchie - Hector Lamothe - Levi Napoleon Lagasse - ? - ? - Ida and Odna Lagasse

They ought to because I can trace their roots for free.

Loyal readers know all about Ida Lagasse I had mistaken in 2011 for Odna Lagasse whom I had called Edna.

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Not Edna, not even Odna…Ida!

Honest mistake…

Ida Lagasse married Hector Philias Lamothe who I thought had married this handsome man seen here.

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Honest mistake…

Ida (Aunt Ida) was there in the front row.

Wrong Hector was also seen in different old pictures as well as Aunt Ida.

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Then I had this flash!

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Honest I did.