Birds of a feather flock together…Remember?

I know I might be very hard to follow sometimes.

Poirot at the beach

Effectivement Monsieur Lagacé vous êtes dur à suivre…

Birds of a feather flock together…?


On a beach…?

At the beach 2

at the beach

In census pages…?

In 1880, Joseph Langevin and his wife Cordelie were listed on a census page…

Joseph Langevin, 30 years-old, was a carpenter born in Canada. His father and mother were also born there. Cordelie, who was also 30, was keeping house and was taking care of Cordelia and Regina.

The census tells us that both these little girls were born in Rhode Island.

1880 Joseph Langevin and Cordelie Cadieux

My little grey cells began working again as usual when I saw the name Joseph Cadieux as the next door neighbour.

1880 Joseph Langevin and Cordelie Cadieux with neighbours

Could he have been Cordelie’s brother?

And what was his wife Armeline’s maiden name?

And who was the little boy Athanase 5 months-old born in January?

So many questions!

But the other neighbour Nazaire Bessette had all the answers!

Nazaire Bessette

Nazaire Bessette was married to Osithe Lanoue.

Both are now resting in peace with two daughters Azilda and Delia…

headstone Nazaire Bessette

Nazaire’s mother was Théotiste Cadieux, the sister of Étienne Cadieux. That I know.

They were both children of Laurent Cadieux and Catherine Gilbert.

Laurent Cadieux

I found an Étienne Cadieux listed as the father of a Joseph Cadieux in the 1891 Canadian census. This Étienne Cadieux was living with his son Joseph. Joseph Cadieux’s wife was Hermeline with their son Athanase 11 years-old.

1891 Étienne Cadieux and his son Joseph mod

I had found the missing links.


Hermeline was Hermeline Bessette, Nazaire’s daughter.

file Hermeline Bessette

Cordelie Cadieux, wife of Joseph Langevin, was the daughter of Étienne Cadieux and Marie Jasmin married 27 February 1843 in Marieville, Quebec.

file of Cordelie Cadieux 1850

I was not able to find Cordelie Cadieux in the 1852 Canadian census, nor in the 1861 or the 1871 Canadian censuses. Étienne Cadieux and Marie Jasmin probably emigrated to the United States in the 1840s.

That I will never know for sure…

What I am sure though is that Étienne Cadieux, 65 years-old, was a boarder in 1885 in someone’s family…

Étienne Cadieux as a boarder 65

and had also a son named Étienne married to Catherine Desmarais…

1900 census Étienne Cadieux and Catherine Desmarais

1910 Étienne Cadieux and Catherine Desmarais

This search for “dead people” could go forever you know…

Find A Grave Étienne Cadieux

Find a Grave

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