Fran’s comment

The photo of the plane, second from last, may have been taken at the airport in Bristol. My mother related how after the War she and her older brother would go there and get airplane rides for five cents. Levi was my grandmother’s first cousin.

Feel free to add your two cents…

Preserving the Past

I know someone will eventually comment on this picture part of Lionel Lagasse’s collection of old negatives.

This photo has never been on the Internet before, at least that’s what I think. I don’t think the man is related to Dennis or his father Lionel. Dennis found lots of negatives in an old cigar book which I believe belonged to his grandfather Levi Napoleon Lagasse.

Levi Napoleon Lagasse was my grandfather’s nephew.

My grandfather, born on June 5th, 1888 in Notre-Dame-des-Anges, in Missiquoi Country, in Quebec, never spoke about his extended family down in Connecticut. As a matter of fact, my grandfather never spoke to me not even once that I can recall.

Grandfathers never spoke that much back then in the 50s.

My grandfather died on January 1st, 1964.

acte de deces leo lagace senior

I was 16 years-old in 1964 and my ancestors were not on my mind.

I can’t say I miss my grandfather, but not knowing a thing about my Lagasse ancestors in 2009 led me to write this blog in the hope of finding lost cousins. Dennis is one of my lost cousins that I found in 2011. He is one among thousands and thousands of this man’s descendants who don’t have the faintest idea of their French-Canadian roots.

Dennis Lagasse II (1842-1927)

Stanislas Lagasse (Dennis Lagasse II) circa 1895
Collection Denis Lagasse IV

Our Ancestors is to preserve the past when I won’t be around anymore on Our Ancestors which is still a long long way from now.
So what about this negative which I turned into a positive?

Any idea?
You still have time to comment…
Curtiss Jenny in Bristol, Connecticut?

Collection Denis Lagasse IV

Unknown man

Collection Denis Lagasse IV