Ida Lagasse a Household Name?

It should, like Dennis Lagasse II was a household name in Bristol in the 1900s.

famille Lagacé 1900

Ida Lagasse is always a smiling ancestor on many pictures sent by people who have found this blog since 2009.

Ida Lagasse

First Robin from the West Coast who sent this picture.

Ida Lagasse and sistersShe had also this one whom I first thought was Odna Lagasse.


Guess again…

I am not 100% certain she is Ida Lagasse.

That picture was part of more than 100 scanned images Robin sent me in early 2011.

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Then later in 2011 Dennis Lagasse IV, a very proud descendant of this man Dennis Lagasse II, sent me more.

Dennis Lagasse IIAgain with more than 100 scanned images.

Ida Lagasse

I post everything you send me and you allow me to share it on this blog so people can one day find their roots like the relatives of this daughter of Ida Lagasse and Hector Lamothe.

I found her obituary last year.  

I never got around to post it.

Lucille Lamothe

Birth: Aug. 27, 1928

Bristol Hartford County

Connecticut, USA Death: Oct. 6, 2007

Farmington Franklin County

Maine, USA

Farmington – Lucille L. Bates, 79, of Vacation Estates Lane, passed away at her home.

She was born in Bristol, Connecticut, the daughter of Hector and Ida (Lagasse) LaMothe.

Lucille enjoyed spending her time solving cryptograms, crocheting, and knitting but her greatest joy was her family – her 8 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bernard D. Bates Jr., sisters Jeanette Taylor, Rita Creedon, and her brother William LaMothe. She is survived by her children Brian Bates of Farmington, Maine, Richard Bates and wife Vickie of Sevierville, Tennessee, Bernard D. Bates III of Farmington, Maine, Mark Bates and wife Paula of Livermore, Maine, Patricia Abbott of Washington state, Diane Bates of Farmington, Maine, Mary Bates of Sevierville, Tennessee and Linda Bates of Bangor, Maine.

She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren, Moira Strong, Sara Couture, Jacob Bates, Ronica Smith, Danielle Bates, Rebecca Couture, Amy Littlefield, Crystal Littlefield, Garth Winslow, Eric Winslow, Collin Sweatt, Stephanie Sweatt, Jenika Kelley and Jonathan Butman as well as her 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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