The mysterious Dennis Lagasse

Something I wrote in August 2009…about a mysterious old man.

Our Ancestors

The Dennis Lagasse saga is still going on… with Sandy’s help.

Sandy had been searching for her roots since 1985.

Genealogy can become quite obsessive you know.

I have been at it only since 2007 and I hardly can control myself.

I was also searching for this Dennis Lagasse when I stumbled on that name in the 1900 U.S. Census.


Dennis was living in Bristol, Connecticut, with Harriet Lagasse and their sons Adlore and Leo. Dennis’ real given name was Stanislas. He had married Henriette Alexandre in 1862 in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge.

Everything made sense.

Even Eugène Dubé and his wife Lily Lagacé (Stanislas’ daughter) were neighbors.

I have never met my great-grandfather of course, but I wish I did.

Dennis probably died in 1929 before the Great Depression.

Sandy is working very very hard to help me find when he died…

She has been looking into the Bristol directories. She has…

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