Joe was much more related to me than I first thought

Joe sent me this message when I had returned from his place down in Bristol, Connecticut.

I don’t know if I gave you these obits before

BRISTOL PRESS 31 August 1914
John B. Alexander died at his home, 63 West St. Sunday  afternoon following an illness of two weeks with diabetes. The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s church at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the high mass of requiem. Interment will be in St. Thomas’s cemetery.
Mr. Alexander was born in Canada seventy one years ago.  His early life was spent there till he moved to Bristol with his family twenty two years ago. He entered the employ of the E. Ingraham Co. where he remained for six years. He  was taken ill with blood poisoning of the hand fourteen years ago and it was necessary to have his arm amputatedto stay the disease. Since then he has lived in retirement. Mr. Alexander is survived by his Wife, three sons, David A.,  John B., and Peter Alexander of this city; and four daughters,
Mrs. Phoebe Lestage of Brooklyn , Mrs. William Archambault,  Mrs. David Bleau and Miss Mary Alexander, all of this city.


BRISTOL PRESS 13 March 1920
Mrs. Libbie Alexander widow of the late John Alexander  died at the home of her son David Alexander 149 Park St. last evening as a result of complications due to old age. She had been an invalid for several years.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Quebec, Canada 79 years ago.  She spent her early years there. She was married in 1869 to  John Alexander. They moved to the state and lived for some time in North Adams, Mass. They came to Bristol twenty  six years ago and made their home here. Mr. Alexander  died in 1914. Mrs. Alexander is survived by four daughters: Mrs.  David Bleau, Mrs. William Archambeault and Miss Mary  Alexander of Bristol and Mrs. Phoebe Lustrich* of Brooklyn, NY. By Three sons: John, David, and Peter Alexander all of Bristol, and by many grand children and great grand children, she was one of the well known French residents and was a member of St. Ann’s Church.
The funeral will be held at St. Ann’s Church at 9 o’clock Monday morning. Rev. Joseph P. Perreault will conduct the  services.


*wrong name, it should be Lestage.

I am glad he sent it…

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre was married to Philomene Lagasse who was my great-grandaunt. She is this woman with her six daughters all around her in this picture Joe sent me last year.


Philomene was this man’s sister.

Stanislas worked in the same clock factory as his brother-in-law Jean-Baptiste Alexandre.