I have some information

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In his unpublished book, Henry does not give a marriage date for this couple.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

Intriguing couple – Zoe’s request

The third is the picture I told you about that I received from my Aunt Bertha Roy. 

She told me that she was told this was Abbie Oakes a native American princess known as Princess Moon Nickles.  Every family has one don’t they? 

I showed this picture to a forensic person last year and she compared it with the picture I have a very young Henriette Lavigne Oakes who was married to Electrus, Alexis Oakes.  She told me the bone structure of the two women were quite similar but she could not say for sure if the two are the same person.

It would be great to identify the couple.


To be continued?

I know you’re just dying…

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.

Philona Lefebvre

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.

Clara Lefebvre

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…

Smooth Rock Falls

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.

pierre tombale