St-Jacques-de-l’Achigan

We got snow yesterday where I live.

St-Jacques-de-l’Achigan is about a 20 minute drive from where I live. Yesterday driving there would have been somewhat treacherous. The weatheman calls for more snow on Sunday.

Genealogy is not only about names, but also about places where our ancestors once lived.

St-Jacques-de-l’Achigan is where Oscar’s father, was born around 1864.

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Saint-Jacques est la plus ancienne municipalité de la MRC de Montcalm. Fondée en 1772 par une trentaine de familles acadiennes, Saint-Jacques compte aujourd’hui une population de plus de 4000 habitants. Le trait acadien demeure très vivant chez-nous.

Saint-Jacques is the oldest town in the MRC of Montcalm.  Founded in 1772 by about 30 Acadian families, Saint-Jacques now has a population of more than 4,000. Acadian roots are still present here.

I don’t have a picture of Oscar’s parents or grandparents to show you, just this picture of Oscar Boisjolie.

Oscar Boisjolie

Oscar Boisjolie

Oscar Boisjolie, or Oscar Woods, or Urgel Joseph Boisjolie, was born in 1888 in Minnesota according to Roland. I could not validate this information with a birth certificate, but I am sure Roland is right, and I will take his word for it.

With Roland’s information I now know all about Oscar’s ancestors, and I even have a group picture of Oscar’s father when he was around 7 years-old with his parents Urgel Boisjoli and Marcelline Bonneau taken in St-Jacques-de-l’Achigan in 1871.

Intrigued?

I am sure you will come back later to see it.

About St-Jacques-de-l’Achigan…

Passing through this town, will never be the same anymore.

Click here to read something someone wrote about that town…

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Oscar Boisjolie

Oscar came back from the dead in a sense.

This is not by all means meant not be macabre in anyway.

I thought Oscar Boisjolie was dead when that family picture was taken.

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It made sense.

Why would he be absent? Two of his three children were there as well as his lovely wife Rosalie La Rose. Alice is in the first row dead center, and Léo is just on her left (the right side of the picture). 

Delia born in 1908 is not present, and I won’t presume anything about her absence.

Jumping to conclusions is about the worst thing you can do when you look for ancestors, yours or mine.

Roland did not tell me how he found this blog. I figured he googled Oscar Boisjolie who is now a household name everywhere.

Oscar Boisjolie was also known as Oscar Woods. Boisjoli means “lovely wood” in English.

Roland told me Oscar would be Urgel Joseph in his comment…

Here is the information I have on Oscar Boisjolie also known as Oscar Woods who is I believe is in fact Urgel Joseph Boisjolie.

Boisjolie, Urgel Joseph [aka Oscar Woods] (b. 1888-03-20 – USA, Minnesota, Brainard, d.1966-10-00 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke) spouse: Larose, Rosalie (b. 1890-01-13 – Canada, d. 1977-11-30 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden, Worthington)

Children:

1. Boisjolie, Marie Delia Rosalie (b. 1908-10-18 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden, Springfield)

2. Boisjolie, Alice (b. 1911 – USA, Massachusetts)

3. Boisjolie, Leo Urgel (b. 1913 – USA, New York, d. 1999-10-06 – USA,
Massachusetts, Hampden, Chicopee) spouse Dion, Rita (b. 1916-05-27 – USA, Massachusetts, d. 1989-03-10 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke)

Children and 3 are included in the photograph.

I have a copy of the marriage entry (from Ancestry) for the Oscar Boisjolie and Rosalie Larose Marriage which occurred January 16, 1908 in the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts, however, am uncertain how to send it in this format.

FYI there are two separate families of Boisjoli in North America each having spellings of Boisjolie, Boisjoly and Boisjoli. One is the Lienard family of Boisjoli, the other is the Griveau family of Boisjoli. Oscar and descendants are from the Griveau Boisjoli family.

Hope this is of some assistance and can be confirmed by others.

Regards,

Roland A. Boisjoli

I was able to confirm all this and even more. I even invited Roland on my Ancestry family tree to view all the files I have gathered since 2009. Close to 30,000 files.

Not only on Boisjolies of course. In fact, I had none!

This being said, I won’t go deeper into all this since Roland can see all my research on Ancestry.

Everything is always free.

Should you find this blog, please write a comment because you never know what I can find about your ancestors.

Springtime!

Not yet…

I had been waiting for spring to arrive and start writing again. Spring arrived yesterday when Roland wrote a comment.

You know what happens when you write comments…

I start writing again. I start even more when you share old pictures like Jason did last month.

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Jason shared his old pictures…

Jason shared his old pictures last month and that’s how all these new ancestors came to life again.

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And I thought Oscar was not in the picture because he had died young.

And I thought I was not going to write before spring would be among us…

Well think again because Roland shared enough with me to go on the search to find more about our ancestors.

If you write… They will come…

And I will share all I know.

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And people will share what they know…

Here is the information I have on Oscar Boisjolie also known as Oscar Woods who is I believe is in fact Urgel Joseph Boisjolie.

Boisjolie, Urgel Joseph [aka Oscar Woods] (b. 1888-03-20 – USA, Minnesota, Brainard, d.1966-10-00 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke) spouse: Larose, Rosalie (b. 1890-01-13 – Canada, d. 1977-11-30 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden, Worthington)

Children:

1. Boisjolie, Marie Delia Rosalie (b. 1908-10-18 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden, Springfield)

2. Boisjolie, Alice (b. 1911 – USA, Massachusetts)

3. Boisjolie, Leo Urgel (b. 1913 – USA, New York, d. 1999-10-06 – USA,
Massachusetts, Hampden, Chicopee) spouse Dion, Rita (b. 1916-05-27 – USA, Massachusetts, d. 1989-03-10 – USA, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke)

Children and 3 are included in the photograph.

I have a copy of the marriage entry (from Ancestry) for the Oscar Boisjolie and Rosalie Larose Marriage which occurred January 16, 1908 in the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts, however, am uncertain how to send it in this format.

FYI there are two separate families of Boisjoli in North America each having spellings of Boisjolie, Boisjoly and Boisjoli. One is the Lienard family of Boisjoli, the other is the Griveau family of Boisjoli. Oscar and descendants are from the Griveau Boisjoli family.

Hope this is of some assistance and can be confirmed by others.

Regards,

Roland A. Boisjoli

 

In circle Oscar Boisjolie

Sometimes just something in a caption catches your eyes.

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In circle Oscar Boisjolie

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I am not related to Oscar Boisjolie, not even as a distant relative-in-law.

So why am I going on a search for Oscar Boisjolie?

Because he is on this picture of the Larose family, and he is related to them, and this is a good starter for several posts about 33 pictures Jason West sent me two days ago putting the Cayo story on the back burner once again…

Meet the La Rose family

A proud French-Canadian family looking for descendants.

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Collection Jason West

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Collection Jason West

These pictures were taken the same day. 

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The back of this photo contains so much information that we are able to link thousands of descendants who know little or nothing about their French-Canadian roots.

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Stay tuned…

I was not ready for this…

Just amazing!

No they are not Cayos but Myers and Laroses.

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Jason sent me 33 old pictures from the Myers and the Larose families.

Just can’t wait to sort it all out and show them on this blog that pays homage to all our ancestors and freely shares everything.

I guess the Cayos will have to wait a little longer now.