Posted on a genealogy forum in 2001…
I’m looking for the marriage of Denis Stanislas Deschênes and Abbie Oakes. The children’s names I have. Denis Jan. 31,1885 and Rosilee June 5,1890 birthplace Patten Maine. I have an other girl birthplace Fort Kent Maine December 5,1882. Abbie birthplace St Francis, Maine. Stanislas Denis Deschênes Miville, had a other wife before Abbie, her name was Obéline Lévesque. If somebody have something on this family please contact me.
To which someone replied…
In his unpublished book, Henry does not give a marriage date for this couple. (he does give her parents).
Henry states: “She refuses to give information, being suspicious of a trick”
If you want more info, send e-mail
If you can read French, it’s all in here!
Find a Grave courtesy of Crystal
Pictures added by Ray Thomas
As I was looking for someone’s ancestors, I stumbled upon this.
It’s in French.
To be continued…
Are you related?
If you are, I know a lot about your French-Canadian roots.
I know you’re just dying…to know who is also on this old picture.
This man is Arthur Lefebvre, Clara’s brother. He is seen here on this group picture with his brother Hervé Lefebvre sitting on a chair.
I write this blog so people will remember their loved ones. I also write to link up with Americans who have French-Canadian roots. It’s a great feeling when someone contacts me about a picture or an article I posted on Our Ancestors. I have been writing a lot since 2009 and I have made a lot of Americans happy along the way. Every time I get a chance, I write to share my research with people. Some of these people have distant relatives in the U.S.
Arthur, Clara and Hervé had a sister Philana.
Philana Lefebvre was born in 1876. Her father was Modeste Lefebvre and her mother Sophie Charette. She had three brothers and five sisters.
Clara Lefebvre 1868–1949
Phélonyse Lefebvre 1869–
Hervé Lefebvre 1874–1945
Arthur Lefebvre 1875–1953
Ernestine Lefebvre 1877–1943
Philippe Lefebvre 1879–
Irène Lefebvre 1881–
Bernadette Lefebvre 1886
Philana died on April 4, 1949, in Nashua, New Hampshire, at the age of 73.
To be continued…
I can never get enough of old pictures.
It’s much better than having just a headstone to remember people by.
This picture was just sent by Lise-Andrée.
Lise-Andrée added this caption…
Marie-Clara is the second woman on the right. The man sitting in the middle is her brother Hervé. In the back, the man on the left if Arthur Lefebvre, Clara’s and Hervé’s brother. In the middle is Arthur’s wife beside the young mother holding up a baby. On the right is Florestine, Marie-Clara’s niece. The children would be her children, and the little baby would be her grandchild.
This picture does not tell all about Clara Lefebvre’s life story.
To be continued…
On October 16, 1918, at 2:30 am, Azarias Gendron died from pneumonia, probably from the Spanish flu. He is listed as a woodsman in this death certificate.
Azarias Gendron was then hiding from the Army in Smooth Rock Falls. His father’s name on the certificate is the right one. His age is unknown, but I now know he was 24 and married even though he is listed as single.
Blanche has confirmed last week that the body was never brought back to St-Casimir-de-Portneuf because they were too poor.
Later Blanche had a headstone placed on the family plot with the information she had at that time. Her mother Marie Charette, her grandmother Clara Lefebvre, her granduncle Hervay, and her father she never knew.
Some of the dates on the headstone are incorrect, but it doesn’t matter that much since I made a virtual one…and Azarias Gendron is finally resting in peace somewhere in Smooth Rock Falls.