Agnes Alexandre

Agnes Alexandre is not a mystery woman.

But she was back in 2007 when I began searching for my Lagacé ancestors and all those who were related to them.

Agnes in fact did not even existed.

The Alexandre family was related to me in two ways. This is why I found Agnes along the way. Her mother was my great-grandaunt Philomène Lagacé who had married Jean-Baptiste Alexandre. My great-grandmother Henriette Alexandre was Jean-Baptiste’s sister. 

So when Fran found an obituary last month and wrote this comment, I just had to write something about it.

“This is an obituary in the May 31, 1927 (p.5c.4) issue of The Bristol Press…:”

“MRS. DAVID BLEAU

Mrs. Agnes Bleau, aged 56 years, wife of David Bleau, motorman for The Bristol and Plainville Electric Company, died this morning at her home in Wolcott, following an illness since Friday. She had not enjoyed good health for the past several months.
The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the requiem. Interment, in charge of Undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Bleau was born in Stanbridge, Canada, fifty-six years ago, daughter of John and Libbie Alexander. Her early life was spent in her native place. She came to this country as a young girl and was married at Blackinton, Mass., in November 1891. She moved to this city with her family fourteen years ago, and for the past five years had been living on the farm in Wolcott, just over the Bristol line.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Combe: one son, Harry Bleau, of this city: two sisters, Miss Mary Alexander, of this city and Mrs. Myra Archambeault of Plainville: three brothers, John B. David Alexander of Plainville and Peter Alexander of this city: and six grandchildren.”

Now if we put with this obituary some pictures we have in our collection… most coming from Robin on the West Coast.

“MRS. DAVID BLEAU

Mrs. Agnes Bleau, aged 56 years, wife of David Bleau, motorman for The Bristol and Plainville Electric Company,

 

David Bleau as a young man

died this morning at her home in Wolcott, following an illness since Friday. She had not enjoyed good health for the past several months.

Agnes Alexandre as a young woman

The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the requiem. Interment, in charge of Undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Bleau was born in Stanbridge, Canada, fifty-six years ago, daughter of John and Libbie Alexander.

Her early life was spent in her native place.

She came to this country as a young girl and was married at Blackinton, Mass., in November 1891. She moved to this city with her family fourteen years ago, and for the past five years had been living on the farm in Wolcott, just over the Bristol line.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Combe:

 

Sylvia Bleau Combe

one son, Harry Bleau, of this city:

 

Harry on the right

two sisters, Miss Mary Alexander, of this city

 

Mary Alexander on the left in the back

and Mrs. Myra Archambeault of Plainville:

 

Myra Alexandre Archambeault

three brothers, John B.

 

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

David Alexander of Plainville and Peter Alexander of this city:

David or Peter

and six grandchildren.

 Click on the image to see the grandchildren

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