Our Ancestors – Pulling together – Update


This map of Central VT Rail Road shows connectivity with Montreal, and southern New England.

Below: A close-up of the map, showing stops near Franklin: Sheldon, East Berkshire and Swanton. Source: Central VT Railroad, 1879, source: Wikipedia.com



Pulling together. That’s what people are doing since 2009.


Julien Wilfred Lagasse original

Patricia is another one who is pulling together.

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

Yes Patricia, Patrick Maloy and Thomas Maloy are related to you, and they lived in Malmaison. But they were not the only ones who lived there.

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.

People in red are somewhat related to me…

Alexandre David, J. P., grocer (my great-great-grandfather)
Alexandre J. Bte., laborer (his son who married Philomène Lagacé, my great-grand-aunt.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre I family

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre with his wife Philomène Lagacé and three daughters: Helen, Myra and Agnes

Baker William, jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Baker William, sen., pensioner
Best E., farm laborer
Bordeau F. X., hay presser (in fact his name was Bourdeau)
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



J.P. Justice of the Peace


5 thoughts on “Our Ancestors – Pulling together – Update

  1. Amazing network of the major RR and local RR lines. It helps in viewing the routes of migration southward and places of settlement. Thanks for the footnote. It verified my thought. We have abandoned trolley tracks with existing remnants that are almost hidden.by trees and undergrowth.

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