This has been a long but interesting journey into the past since I started searching for my roots in July 2007.
Many people have found theirs since with the help of this blog about genealogy.
This is post No. 258.
March 26, 1900
My great-great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé was born on February 16, 1816 in St-Louis-de-Kamouraska.
On March 26, 1900 Stanislas went for his last journey and got reunited with his ancestors.
Stanislas was 84. The death certificate says mitral insufisency (mitral insufficiency).
He was living at 22 Conlon Street in Bristol, Connecticut. He was probably a boarder in that house.
I don’t have a picture of my great-great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé, but I know some pictures would have been taken since I had a lot of pictures sent to me by Lagasses living in the United States.
Maybe someday someone will find some more pictures and send them to me.
I took this next picture last September when I visited my third cousin Joe who lives near Bristol, Connecticut.
22 Conlon Street, Bristol, Connecticut
Joe took me on a tour of St. Thomas cemetery. Stanislas is most probably buried at St. Thomas cemetery where his two grandchildren Anthony and Dennis III are buried.
Dennis Lagassey III
We never found Stanislas Lagacé’s headstone.
Stanislas Lagassé was a French-Canadian, the son of Antoine Mignier dit Lagacé another French-Canadian.
The story about Antoine Mignier dit Lagacé is interesting and sad at the same time. All of Antoine’s brothers and sisters died at a very early age except one: his sister Angèle.
Antoine Mignier dit Lagacé was born on September 22, 1797 and baptized under condition meaning he could have died anytime soon after his birth.
He is the one who has perpetuated this branch of Lagacés that have descendants all over the United States with his two sons Stanislas, born in 1816, and Pierre who was born in 1825.
Stanislas Lagacé would married Onésime Cadieux in 1840.
Together they had 11 children.
Pierre would marry Marcelline David in 1850.
Together they had 12 children.
What happened to Angèle, Antoine’s sister ?
Angèle Mignier dit Lagacé married Joseph Chouinard in 1818. I found 11 of the couple’s children.
Strangely enough I have not looked that much on that side of my family. Probably because no one has contacted me to talk about it.
It is always an interesting journey when you write to me.
To learn how this blog about genealogy all started, click here to read Post No. 1.