More Senior Moments

I had more senior moments with the pictures Frank sent me.

He had sent so many that I had forgotten about this one.

How could I?

Flora Shambo and Samuel J. Bull were on it.

I like group picture because they speak a lot about people like how close they were.

Flora and Alice were probably very close to each other.

And Alice close to Lillian…

Alice and Lillian…

Lillian and Alice

Alice and Lillian…

This is Alice again.

Alice is now seen here with her husband John Brunt and their first child William Brunt.

William was born around 1906.

Sam and Flora married in 1906. Flora must have been happy with Sam after her ordeal with her first husband Patrick J. Whelan.

Want to know more?

Frank sent me something I must not forget to show you.


Four Daughters

John Archambeault had four daughters and one son.

John married Florence Boucher.

Before Frank sent me a whole lot of pictures, I thought John was the same man seen in this montage I made with one of pictures Ed had sent me.


With all the pictures Frank sent me, now I know I was wrong, but at least I had a head start with John’s daughters…  

I had their names!

Now, I have their pictures, and they are beautiful…

Flora Archambault Bull (1873-1912)

Flora and Alice

Lillie (Lillian) Archambault Hall  (1877-?)

Alice and Lillian

Alice Archambault Brunt (4 July 1878-15 September 1953)


Nellie (Helen) Archambault McCann (1884-?)

Nellie and her father

 I still believe  John Archambeault is on these two pictures.

John would be with his daughter Flora born in 1873.

Flora was first married to Patrick J. Whelan, but then she was granted a divorce on cause of his intemperance and the way he treated her.

She remarried in 1906.

Samuel J. Bull and Flora Shambo

Flora died 100 years ago.

Source Find a Grave

I am sure Sam took good care of Flora.


This picture was sent by Frank.

Frank’s granduncle John Archambeault is seen here with his grandchildren.

The caption reads Labeled Grandpa (John) Archambeault, Ernest, John Hall.

I believe this is John Hall (1901) on the left with his little sister Flora Hall (1905) instead.

This is their mother’s wedding picture.

Joseph Albert Hall’s best man is William Archambeault, Frank’s grandfather. The bridesmaid has yet to be identified.

Joseph Albert Hall and Lillian Archambeault had three children: John, Harry Ernest and Flora. We don’t have much information on them, but we have a lot of information for their descendants if they contact us.

This picture is quite interesting. It’s Lillian’s grandparents. This picture is taken late in their lives.

No mistaking here about the caption…

Home sweet home…

Jean-Baptiste Archambeault and Emilia Mercier are with a woman and a child. I have yet to identify who they are.

One day maybe…

Hé salut Jules…

Hi there neighbor!

This is probably what Frank Lagasse said to Jules Moquin when he went to work in the morning on June 25th, 1900. 

They were both neighbors.

Frank Lagasse was a carpenter and Jules Moquin was a laborer working at the Ingraham factory.


I hope Frank Lagasse and Jules Moquin got along well.

I found Jules Moquin in the 1900 U.S. Census when I first started looking for Judy’s ancestors.

Just for the record, Judy is the 1st great grand niece of the husband (Eugene Dube) of my grand aunt (Lillie Lagasse) who I knew little before Judy wrote this comment…

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?

She offered her help and she wanted also to get a little help if possible with her ancestors.

Judy and I are not blood relative.

Well not yet.

I was startled to find her great-grandfather Jules Moquin so quickly.

There he was with his family living in Bristol, Connecticut, on the same street as my great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse (1842), son of Dennis Lagasse (1816).

Dennis is at line 97 on the page and Jules is at line 62.

Let’s take a closer look…

Jules Moquin is there. He is about 36 (the census is not precise on birthyears). His wife, Mary (of course she is Marie Dubé) is 43. Then the children: Eugene, 12, Arthur, 11, Eujennie (Eugenie), 10, Judy’s grandmother, Leah, 8, Mary, 7, Daniel, 4, and little Deney who is one year-old.

Marie Dubé’s brothers, Napoléon and Eugène, also live on the same street.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to get a clearer picture.

Their next door neighbors, Frank Lagasse and his wife Sophia Archambault.

We don’t have pictures of Jules Moquin and his wife Marie Dubé… nor pictures of Eugene and Napoleon Dube, nor pictures of their family.

We will probably never find any pictures.

But that’s what I said about finding pictures of my great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse, back in 2007, when I first started getting somewhat interested about genealogy.

Speaking of the Ingraham factory, where Jules Moquin worked with Dennis Lagasse and Napoleon Dube, are you intrigued by this picture I posted before…?

Could these two men here be, by any chance, Jules Moquin and Eugene Dubé…?

I don’t think so.

Next time we will find more about this man’s family.

What About Lilie Lagasse?

I hope I did not mislead you with this picture last time.

It was not deliberate.

Lillie, Lily, or Lillian is on this picture.

This is a very rare picture of workers at the Ingraham factory in Bristol, Connecticut at the turn of the century… Twentieth that’s is.

Try Googling to see if you can find more pictures about workers at the Ingraham factory.

What about Lilie Lagasse?

Lillie Lagasse is NOT  on this picture, but Lilie Archambeau is, with her  sister Alice. Unfortunately we don’t know who the two men are, but we have a lot of pictures of Lilie and Alice to share thanks to Frank Archambeault.

Lilie and Alice Archambault

Alice and Lilie Shambo

Lilie Archambo’s wedding

Opening a New Chapter: Lilie Lagasse (1873- ?)

I wish I knew more about Lilie.

She was my grandfather’s sister.

Back in 2007, I knew nothing about my Lagacé lineage. I knew of course about André Mignier, but I could not link up with him.

Soldier of the Régiment Carignan-Salières
Illustrator Francis Back 

Five years later I am quite skillful at finding other people’s ancestors since I have been able to find almost all about my grandfather’s parents and his siblings.

Quite a challenge because he was never married to my grandmother since he was already married.

Lilie, or Lillie or Lillian, is the also the sister of Anthony Lagasse and Stanislas Lagassey who are both buried in St. Joseph cemetery. I don’t know where Lilie is buried though. What I know is that she was married to Eugene Dube.

Last week I knew not that much about her and her husband. Judy was a great help without ever realizing it when she posted this comment.

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?

Jules Moquin, her ancestor, was marrried to Marie Dubé. 

While looking for Marie Dube I found she was the sister of Eugène, Napoléon and Pierre.

Remember Birds of a feather stick together. 

Well, I was stuck (pun intended) with Eugène’s and Napoléon’s parents. The only clue I had was the given name of their father: George.

Not much to go on hey…

Remember Birds of a feather stick together.

Ingraham factory in Bristol, CT

Come back next time I have a lot to show you thanks to Frank.

Closing Chapter: Young Myra Alexandre

I don’t believe in spirits, ghosts nor do I believe in reincarnation.

Well maybe spirits…

But I can keep an open mind.

Myra died in 1958 when I was 10 years old.

I never met Myra Alexandre. She was living in the United States and I was living in Montreal. I had heard that my grandfather once had lived in the U.S. That was the only link.

I did not know Myra had ever existed before 2010 when my third cousin Sandy first contacted me on this blog. Since then I have found almost everything about Myra’s life.

So this is the closing chapter.

This is young Myra Alexandre.


Joe had this cabinet card in his collection when I met him last September. Sandy had the same picture in her collection in 2010.

We had few clues then… this is why we had called this young woman Bristol late 1890s. Sandy had also these.

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre

I first thought the picture of Myra was that of either Malvina Lagasse or Lillie Lagasse, my grandfather’s sisters.

I have come a long way since 2010 haven’t I. 

Look at those eyes…

Myra Alexandre 1877-1958

Frank Archambeault told me his grandmother had quite a strong character.

He did not have to tell me.

Frank  also told me about little Raymond, Myra’s first child.

When Frank, Joe and I visited St. Joseph cemetery I did not know little Raymond Archambeault was resting in peace beside his daughter Marian.

Marian died when she was only 12.

Little Raymond must have been devastated by her death.

I know I would have been.

Myra Alexandre died in 1958 at the age of 81. Marian was four years old.

Myra probably played with her granddaughter Marian sometimes like I do with my two grandchildren Théo and Iris.

I love to play with my grandchildren probably like Stanislas Lagacé  seen here with his grandchildren Marie Rose Elmira and Harvey Lagasse when they were young.

 I don’t believe in reincarnation, but if I did, I think I am the reincarnation of Grandpa Lagassy…

Just a thought.

When Joseph Comes Marching Home

I had a senior moment yesterday as I posted two articles.

It does not matter…

Joe gave me this newspaper clipping last week when I paid him a visit.

He said: “Remind me not to forget to  give you  something else before you leave.”

I forgot and he forgot.

It does not matter…

Before I forget, I have to tell you about this true story. In fact everything I write on this blog is true.

I never make something up to be entertaining.

What about Joseph Lagasse, William Lagasse’s brother who died at Seicheprey?

You remember William Lagasse don’t you?

Now do you remember the pictures Dennis Lagasse IV sent me?



I don’t know if there is a link also with these other pictures he also sent.

Bristol (Ida Lagasse is on the left)


Somewhere in France


Someday I will find out…


This is Joseph Lagasse’s burial place in St. Thomas Cemetery.

He is buried just behind his mother’s grave…

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”