Every time I want to ease up a bit on writing on this blog there is always something popping-up like this ashtray which rekindled my interest in our ancestors.
Lésime was my great-great-grandmother’s first name, but that’s not what she was named all her life.
She was once named Elizabeth in the 1852 Canadian census!
This shows you how difficult it is to find who your ancestors were when you are looking for them in the 21st century.
Lésime was Onésime Cadieux born in 1822. Onésime can also be a man’s name.
That’s what I told my wife yesterday.
Lésime married Stanislas Minier dit Lagassé in 1840. Stanislas would later become Dennis Lagasse when he emigrated to the U.S.
Dennis Lagasse would become later on Dennis Lagasse I. He had a son who he named Stanislas who became Dennis II. In turn Dennis II also had a son he named Dennis. Dennis III had a son Levi Napoleon who had a son Lionel who had a son he chose to name Dennis.
This last Dennis Lagasse is Dennis Lagasse IV who sent me this picture of an ashtray given as a gift by Aldéi Lord to his grandfather Levi Napoleon.
That story of an ashtray will be written later after I have written the story about the Cayos which is going to be very long indeed.