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.

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