Our Ancestors – Pulling together

That’s the mental image I got when I posted my last entry on this blog…

Pulling together.

Julien Wilfred Lagasse original

Patrick Maloy and Thomas Maloy are not on that picture, but they were on that list of names. A reader sent me this and put some coal in the locomotive…

I was wondering if this Thomas Maloy, next to Patrick, could be your Thomas Maloy.

http://missisquoigenealogy2.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

 

MALMAISON – (DES RIVIERES STATION)
Malmaison post office is about half a mile from the Des Rivières Station of the Central Vermont Railway. It is pleasantly situated on the shores of the Pike River, parish of Notre Dame des Anges, township of Stanbridge. Population, including Des Rivières Station, about 175.

Alexandre David, J. P., grocer
Alexandre J. Bte., laborer
Baker William, jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Baker William, sen., pensioner
Best E., farm laborer
Bordeau F. X., hay presser
Bordeau George, hay presser
Central Vermont Railway, Joshua M. Ferris, station agent
Cote Charles, farmer
Cote Pierre, laborer
Cote T., farmer
Crothers James, J.P., postmaster, sawmill owner and mayor of Notre Dame des Anges
Des Rivieres F. G., J.P.
Ewing George, hay presser
Ewing John, hay and grain dealer
Ferris George, farm laborer
Ferris Joshua M., station agent Central Vermont Railway, agent Montreal Telegraph Co., and United
States and Canada Express Co.
Fraser William, farmer
Gall Archibald, gardener
Hanigan John, saw and grist mill and lumber dealer
Hanigan John William, telegraph operator
HANIGAN WILLIAM, dealer in groceries and provisions of all descriptions, including all articles in these lines required for household use, of the best quality, and at prices as low as it is possible to sell them,
also cattle dealer, opp Central Vermont Railway depot
Jourdanais Joseph, laborer
Lamair Jules, sectionman C.V.R.
Laparche Charles, blacksmith and horseshoer
Lavoie A., laborer
Leblanc David, sectionman C.V.R.
Leblanc Joseph, farmer
Leblanc Regis, farmer
Maloy Patrick, section foreman C.V.R.
Maloy Thomas, sectionman C.V.R.
Menard Charles, farm laborer
Miller Charles, farm laborer
Miller George, farmer
Miller Luke, farmer
Montreal Telegraph Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Plante Arthur, miller
Plante F. X., miller
Plantier Charles, laborer
Roy Pierre, grocer
Simard J. Bte., school teacher, secretary-treasurer parish of Notre Dame des Anges
Spear Henry, farmer
Therien Jos., jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Therien Joseph, sen., grocer
United States and Canada Express Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Varieur Toussaint, laborer

One of my first contributor in 2010 sent me this picture of her ancestor who was working for a railroad, but not the C.V.R.

Julien Wilfred Lagasse

He was Julien Wilfred Lagasse.

Wilfred Lagasse June 13, 1894 Lowell, Ma.

Julien Wilfred Lagasse

Julien Wilfred Lagasse is not on that list… but the names I have highlighted in BOLD ring a bell.

MALMAISON – (DES RIVIERES STATION)
Malmaison post office is about half a mile from the Des Rivières Station of the Central Vermont Railway. It is pleasantly situated on the shores of the Pike River, parish of Notre Dame des Anges, township of Stanbridge. Population, including Des Rivières Station, about 175.

Alexandre David, J. P., grocer
Alexandre J. Bte., laborer
Baker William, jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Baker William, sen., pensioner
Best E., farm laborer
Bordeau F. X., hay presser
Bordeau George, hay presser
Central Vermont Railway, Joshua M. Ferris, station agent
Cote Charles, farmer
Cote Pierre, laborer
Cote T., farmer
Crothers James, J.P., postmaster, sawmill owner and mayor of Notre Dame des Anges
Des Rivieres F. G., J.P.
Ewing George, hay presser
Ewing John, hay and grain dealer
Ferris George, farm laborer
Ferris Joshua M., station agent Central Vermont Railway, agent Montreal Telegraph Co., and United
States and Canada Express Co.
Fraser William, farmer
Gall Archibald, gardener
Hanigan John, saw and grist mill and lumber dealer
Hanigan John William, telegraph operator
HANIGAN WILLIAM, dealer in groceries and provisions of all descriptions, including all articles in these lines required for household use, of the best quality, and at prices as low as it is possible to sell them,
also cattle dealer, opp Central Vermont Railway depot
Jourdanais Joseph, laborer
Lamair Jules, sectionman C.V.R.
Laparche Charles, blacksmith and horseshoer
Lavoie A., laborer
Leblanc David, sectionman C.V.R.
Leblanc Joseph, farmer
Leblanc Regis, farmer
Maloy Patrick, section foreman C.V.R.
Maloy Thomas, sectionman C.V.R.
Menard Charles, farm laborer
Miller Charles, farm laborer
Miller George, farmer
Miller Luke, farmer
Montreal Telegraph Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Plante Arthur, miller
Plante F. X., miller
Plantier Charles, laborer
Roy Pierre, grocer
Simard J. Bte., school teacher, secretary-treasurer parish of Notre Dame des Anges
Spear Henry, farmer
Therien Jos., jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Therien Joseph, sen., grocer
United States and Canada Express Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Varieur Toussaint, laborer

All aboard…

Footnote

The Section Man

by Edna Jacques

We passed him there, knee-deep in snow,
Standing to watch the train go by,
A lonely man in overalls,
Outlined against the snowy sky.
Along by Field, where peak and height
Make ghostly shadows in the night.
His face was bitten by the cold,
His mittened hands were stiff and hard
Yet there he stood as staunch and true
As any soldier standing guard,
Keeping his trackage swept and bare
That we might pass in safety there.
Oh, unsung heroes of the land,
The lowly knight of mawl and spade,
His home a lonely section-house,
His trust a curving mile of grade.
Seen through the dusk, a tired wraith
Knee-deep in snow…he still keeps faith.
Source: Canadian Pacific Railway, Factors in Railway and Steamship Operation.

9 thoughts on “Our Ancestors – Pulling together

  1. Thank you for continuing you work on this. I suspect this may be my Thomas. There are names included that could us there. The Alexandres?

  2. David Alexandre, b. 1811, died 30 April 1890 in North Adams, MA. He most likely was living with his son, JBI, and Libbie Lagasse at that time. Source: familysearch.org

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