Updated 21 August 2021
One more name has been highlighted.
Remember this post with a list of names?
Joe gave me this when I went to see him back in September 2012.
It was the list of the First families of St. Ann parish in Bristol, Connecticut.
Click on the link below to the PDF file.
(families of St. Ann in Bristol)
I have copied that list here making it easier for people searching for their roots.
First families of St. Ann parish Bristol, Connecticut (people in bold are somewhat related…
|Jean Baptiste Alexandre
||J. Albert Lamoureux
I had added this part for a little history of that parish…
St. Ann Church
Almost 1400 households
During the late 19th century, waves of French Catholics migrated to Connecticut from Canada and Maine. With 200 French families in Bristol by 1905, three representatives met with Bishop Michael A. Tierney to request a separate parish for French-Canadians. As a result, Father Joseph P. Perreault was appointed first pastor on November 28 at the old Town Hall on Main Street.
By January 1908, the liturgical celebrations were moved to the second floor of the J.H. Sessions and Son factory on North Main Street.
A site for a parish church was selected in July at the corner of West and Gaylord streets. A basement church was erected and hosted its first Mass on Christmas Day 1908.
Father Perreault next planned a school and convent to fulfill the desires of his parishioners for a Catholic education for their children.
St. Ann School opened on September 4, 1918, staffed by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On December 20, 1953, Archbishop Henry J. O’Brien dedicated a new St. Ann Church on top of the old basement church.
In 1982 the Sisters of the Assumption departed, and the school became lay-staffed, eventually closing in June 1989.
St. Ann Church
215 West Street, Bristol CT 06010
Mailing Address: 180 Laurel Street, Bristol CT 06010
Telephone: 860-582-8169 Fax: 860-585-7139
I am related to the Lagasses on that list: Frank, Louis and Stanislas. Most people on that list are related somehow. The Dubés, the Lagasses, the Alexanders, the Maynards, the Myers…
Frank Lagasse’s real name was François-Xavier Lagacé, Louis Lagasse was Louis Lagacé and Stanislas Lagasse… well, he was my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé, the well-known celebrity among Our Ancestors on this blog.
Stanilas Lagacé (aka Dennis Lagasse)
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