People in fact die when nobody remembers them by. This is one reason we place headstones to remember them like this one…
I try hard to remember all my ancestors. I try even harder when I look for strangers’ ancestors like Cordelia Cadieux. I am sure I have found who she was.
A second cousin four times removed.
Call it luck if you want, I call it presumption.
I have used a lot of presumption in this mission starting by who were listed on that census page taken from a census done in 1880.
Joseph Langevin, his wife Cordelie, their two daughters Cordelia and Regina, the people I presume François is looking for.
Having no marriage certificate to know who were the parents of Joseph Langevin and Cordelie Cadieux, I tried to find some clues by looking at who were their neighbours especially Joseph Cadieux and Nazaire Bessette…
Of course, je m’en souviens très bien Monsieur Lagacé…
This headstone was what led me among other clues to Cordelie Cadieux’s ancestors.
Find a Grave
My Ancestry file on Nazaire Bessette