Alyce, Sweet Alyce

This is no horror story…

In fact I don’t like watching horror movies.

“Sweet Alice” reminded of something so I checked on the Internet just to be sure.

You find a lot of things on the Internet… like my blog on genealogy.

By the way, if you are Tammy Middleton, I know you have been searching also for your children’s roots just like Sweet Alyce did.

Alyce has won the jackpot and she won big.

In my search for descendants of Pierre Lagacé and Marcelline David, Tammy and Alyce were the only two persons to ask for help in finding their roots.

Alyce is the granddaughter of Idala Lagacé who goes also by the name of Idala Lagassé.

Both Idala and Ambroise are Pierre Lagacé’s sons. Idala is Alyce’s grandfather and Ambroise is Tammy’s children’s great-great-grandfather.

Pierre Lagacé married Marcelline David on February 4, 1850 in Notre-Dame-des-Anges church in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, a village in Missisquoi county just north of Lake Champlain.


I knew all about him with the help of parish records and censuses.

1871 Canadian Census

Name: Idola Lagassé
Gender: Male
Age in years: 1
Estimated birth year: 1870
Birthplace: Quebec
Marital status:
Origin (Ancestry): Francaise
Religion: Catholique
Census place: 02, Stanbridge i, Missisquoi 125, Quebec

1901 Canadian Census


Lagossi Idala     M Head          M  Mar 1     1870     31
Lagossi Albina     F Wife          M  Mar 24     1872     29
Lagossi Rose     F Daughter    S  Jan 1     1894     7
Lagossi Parmilias     F Daughter    S  Dec 3     1894     6

1920 U.S. Census

Name: Idala A Lagasse
Residence: Part Of Precinct 9 New Bedford Part Of Ward 3, Bristol, Massachusetts
Estimated birth year: 1871
Age in years: 49
Birthplace: Canada
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Marital status: Widowed

Alyce told me she had a picture of Idala with his sons.

I just can’t wait to see how he looks.