Sometimes It Takes a Long Long Time

Take this picture for example.

Ellen Elizabeth Doucette

Only one person was identified back in 2009.

Napoléon Hogue

Then another,

carte mortuaire Jean-Marie-Hogue fils

then another,

Clémentine Hogue

then more people

famille de Joseph Brière

and so on and so on.

This is my latest find.

Arthur Hogue’s wife.

Ellen Elizabeth Doucette and GenevieveEllen Elizabeth Doucette and Genevieve Hogue

I knew her first name but that was all I knew. I knew a few kids thanks to the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Census.

Geneviève Hogue 1908 –
Adonis Hogue 1910 –
Alice Hogue 1912 –
Irène Hogue 1913 –
Rita Hogue 1915 –
Catherine Hogue 1919 –
Mary Hogue 1920 –
Paul Hogue 1922 –
Corine Hogue 1924 –

I finally found Ellen Elizabeth Doucette or Doucet surname two days ago. This is where I found that information.

On Family Search.

It’s a document about their wedding.

1906 marriage Hogue Doucette

With that I could ascertain Genevieve’s presence on the picture.

Piece of cake.

Did she leave any descendant or did she die young?

I have waited for five years to identify her and her mother. I can wait for another five years since I am not directly related to these folks but one of my most faithful reader who owns that picture is.

That story does not end here by all means, because when you unlock one door, there are full of lock doors behind that one.

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Ellen Elizabeth Doucette

It was taken on April 14, 1909 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Little Genevieve seen with her mother was born on November 12, 1908 so Genevieve is 5 months and 2 days old give or take a few hours.

The picture above is really about the wedding picture of this couple.

final answer

I have been working hard to identify all these people since 2009. Only one person was identified!

In 2011 I had help from a reader related to Ida Levasseur, Bernadette’s sister. That person told me Bernadette was not Jean-Marie Hogue’s daughter but was her niece. Bernadette’s parents were already deceased.

The picture belongs to Cécile Guénette Hogue. She lives in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. I had known Cécile for quite sometimes. She was a substitute teacher at my school. When I was absent she was the substitute teacher I wanted to have her in my classroom.

I always treated her fine and my students knew how to behave when I had to be absent.

I retired from teaching in June 2004 then went back to university full-time to get a D.E.S.S. in translation.

Then in 2007 I got addicted to genealogy and old pictures.


In June 2009 Cécile wanted to show me some old pictures.

She had this old picture from her husband’s old family album, and it was that picture that made me create this blog in the first place to seek descendants of these people.

section photo de 1909

I have found some descendants but not in the U.S.

In Québec!

This would be too long story to explain.

Joseph Bélisle

Getting back to Genevieve…

I did not know Arthur Hogue’s wife’s name.

Arthur Hogue

Arthur was the son of Jean-Marie Hogue.

Jean-Marie Hogue

Jean-Marie was this man’s brother. He’s Napoléon Hogue the only person we could identify back in 2009.

Napoléon Hogue

Both men are on the wedding picture.

This is their father’s picture.

Jean-Marie Hogue père

This man is Jean-Marie Hogue Senior.

He was half-blind…

So what about Genevieve Hogue?

You tell me because I know a lot about her ancestors but not much on her.