This man might be your ancestor.
Ed’s grandfather was the father of 18 children. Of course Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II was not the only one involved.
He married twice.
First he married Caroline Ménard.
Caroline died while giving birth to their 8th child. He was a baby boy who died at birth.
I don’t have a picture of Caroline. I only have her birth certificate.
That’s not much to go on, but when you are searching for your ancestors, or those who are related to your ancestors like Caroline, it opens new venues.
I knew very little about Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and Caroline Ménard.
Fran wrote a comment on this blog a few months ago…
Thrilled with the photos.
My maternal grandmother was the daughter of JB Alexandre and Caroline Menard (Amanda’s sister, married to Stanislaus Lagasse).
She was the niece of Myra Alexandre Archambeault.
The only photos I have of the Alexandres is my grandmother’s wedding photo, which includes her sister Amelia, a photo of her dad and a photo of adults identified as Alexandres. The last two sent by his grandson’s wife. I would love permission to copy the photos.
I know they do not fall within copywrite law: but I would like to add the identified ones to my research and cite your site as the source. I have never sent/forwarded photos but I will try to send them to you.
Fran joigned the A-Team with her pictures I posted.
She is the one who has formally identified Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II.
She also gave me the names of all of his children.
With 1st wife Caroline Philomena MENARD (1863 – 1895)
Angeline Marie Alexandre 1882 – 1922
Evelyne Caroline ALEXANDRE 1884 – 1965 (Mrs. Napoleon Gingras)
JB Hormisdas ALEXANDRE 1885 – 1896
Joseph Arthur Alexandre 1888 – 1888
Emile ALEXANDRE 1890 – 1918
Alice Louise ALEXANDRE 1892 – 1956 (Mrs. Albert Choiniere)
Amelia ALEXANDRE 1894 – 1950 (Mrs. Ernest Sorel)
baby ALEXANDRE 1895 – 1895
With 2nd wife Odila COURCHAINE (1873 – 1959) Obit has her name as “Adile”
Lionel J. ALEXANDRE 1900 –
Beatrice A. ALEXANDRE 1903 – 1991
Joseph H. ALEXANDRE 1904 –
David Joseph ALEXANDER 1907 – 1975
Annette ALEXANDRE 1910 –
Blanche ALEXANDRE 1910 – 1917
Antony A. ALEXANDRE 1911 – 1930
Henry R. ALEXANDER 1913 – 1988
Irene Margaret ALEXANDER 1915 – 1964
George Roland ALEXANDER 1917 – 1998
The only photos I have of the Alexandres is my grandmother’s wedding photo, which includes her sister Amelia…
I would really like to see that wedding picture…