Senior Moments

I did not know that expression until I visited Joe…

I had a lot of senior moments during my trip to Connecticut trying to remember some of the names while I was visiting cemeteries with Joe and Frank.

We visited St. Thomas and St. Joseph cemeteries if I remember the names correctly.

As usual I took a lot of pictures.

You never know when these will help in further research.

We started first at St. Thomas cemetery which I had visited last year.

Frank Archambeault was looking for some of his ancestors buried there, but he could not find any headstones that would lead him to them. I took this picture where some of his ancestors would be buried.

My great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse (1842-1927) and his father Stanislas Lagacé (1816-1900) have to be also buried at St. Joseph’s, but I only found two of Dennis Lagasse’s sons’ headstones:

Stanislas Lagassey… who died in 1922.

And Anthony Lagasse… who died in 1934.

William, one of Anthony’s son, died in 1918, but he is not buried there. In fact nobody could ever find his burial place.

Even if I had senior moments while visiting the cemeteries, I can never forget how, when, and where William Lagasse died.

Click here to know where he might be buried. 


Next time, more on this story.

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Birds of a feather flock together…

This would apply to Joe, Frank, and I. I am sure it would  also apply to Sandy, Fran, Ed, and Robin whose husband is the one who is related to us.


Of course… I should have known.


Judy Giguere posted a comment this week and she wanted to know about her Moquin ancestors.

Not sure if I can help.
Jules Moquin was my great-grandfather.
He was born in Canada, married Marie Dube.
I believe there are Lagaces somewhere in the family line, but I’m not sure where.
Can you, or anyone else offer any insights on Jules and Marie?

I gave it a try and I found a Jules Moquin in the 1900 U.S. Census.

Guess what?

He was Frank Lagasse’s and Sophie Archambeault’s neighbor!

Small world!

Birds of a feather flock together…

Even smaller because Dennis Lagasse, my great-grandfather is at the bottom of the page with his wife Harriett (Henriette Alexandre) and their two sons Adlore (Adélard) and Léo, my grandfather!

Still smaller…

Eugène Dubé, who married Dennis’ sister Lily Lagasse, is also living on that street in 1900.  His brother Napoleon Dubé is his next door neighbor.

I believe Marie Dube has to be related to all these Dubés.

She has to be.

Birds of a feather flock together…

One day, someone will write me a comment and have all the answers with pictures to go along.

“Birds of a Feather Flock Together”