Joseph Lagassé – Epilog

This story really started 1014 posts ago with the story of Doris who wanted to visit Ste-Anne-des-Plaines in Quebec where her ancestors once had lived.
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I acted as a guide. After her two-day visit, she wanted me to translate what I had written in French on my blog Nos ancêtres so the distant relatives she had in Louisiana could  read it.

Our Ancestors grew from there. I just continued with stories about my genealogical research in the hope of making contact with distant relatives living  in the United States since my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé emigrated there in 1889.

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Stanislas Lagacé with two grandchildren

In 2009 or 2010, I knew Joseph Lagassé was my great-grandfather’s brother, but he was just a name on a census page.

1852 Census

Then I found his baptismal act.

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20 August, 1848

Where he had lived in 1861…

1861 Census

In 1871…

1871 Census

Who he had married in 1878…

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Where he had lived with Edwina in 1900…

1900 Census

with their only child, their son Robert on the next page…

1900 Census Robert Lagasse

Where the couple had lived in 1940…

1940 Census

In 1942…

1942 Directory

Source Ancestry

When they died…

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source Find a Grave

Where they rest in peace…

Forestville Cemetery

source Find a Grave

That was what little I knew about my second great-uncle Joseph until last Friday when Joe wrote a comment on the blog, and wanted to upload old pictures.

Since he couldn’t I wrote him a personal  message…

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Joseph Miller Lagasse?

I believe this is young Joseph Lagassé in 1869 when he reached 21.

I think  his wife Edwina Newcity is probably one of these three women, probably she is the one in the back since Edwina was the youngest daughter of Edward Villeneuve and Scholastique Aveline dit St. Jules.

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We will probably never know for sure if Edwina Newcity is on that picture because my second theory is that it could be Joseph Lagassé’s sisters Elmire, Agnes and Marie-Anne on that picture.

Now if we could only find about that fishing trip Robert’s family knows nothing about…

Robert Miller fishing - Michigan 10 October 1954

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