David Alexandre, son of Philomène Lagacé…

Joe sent me a lot of information…

and also this picture.

Picture taken around 1895

He sent me this about David Alexandre, one of Philomène’s son.

Godfather: Stanislas Lagacé
Godmother: Henriette Alexandre

David J. ALEXANDRE-7664
Death (5 March 1933):


5 March 1933

David Alexander, aged 64 years, died at his home, 83 South St., at 3:45 o’clock Sunday afternoon following an illness of a week with pleurisy and pneumonia.

The funeral will be held from his home at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday morning following a high mass of requiem in St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock. Interment in charge of undertaker James J. Dunn will be in the new St Joseph’s cemetery.

Mr. Alexander was born in St. Charles, P.Q., Canada on March 10, 1869 son of Libby (Lagasse) Alexander. His boyhood days were spent in his native place. He came to this country and settled in North Adams, Mass. with his parents fifty one years ago. He took up residence in this city forty one years ago and had been employed for a period of years in the factories of the E. Ingraham Co. and the Dunbar Brothers Co. He had never married. He is survived by two brothers, John and Peter Alexander of this city and two sisters, Mrs. William Archambeault and Miss Mary Alexander of this city.

I had to dig a little deeper.

I looked for the Alexandre family in the 1881 Canadian census.

I found out that David, age 12, is in the census. I then looked for David’s birth certificate.

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David was born in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge and not in St-Charles as the obituary said.

That does not matter much.

You don’t have to be right on the button every time. What is important is that his memory survives.

Next time, more about Philomène Lagacé, my great-grandaunt.