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Sunday Morning – Bertram Victor Lestage

This is Bertram Lestage’s file on my Ancestry tree.

Bertram Victor Lestage

I now think Bertram is this young man on this cabinet card.

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This is his mother’s file.

File Flavie Alexandre

I took me a few years to find all about Flavie Alexandre and more than 10 years to find who was her son Bertram. Bertram Victor Lestage married Diane Page on September 21, 1932 in New York. They had three children according to the 1940 US Census: Charlotte Lestage born around 1934, Bertram Lestage born around 1935, and Constance J Lestage born around 1937.

Bertram Victor Lestage died in 1946, so his children became orphans. No further information about them unless someone is looking for them.

Footnote

About someone looking for his ancestors…

Sunday Morning – That description fits this picture to a “T”

Earlier I had posted many cabinets cards on Our Ancestors. There was one cabinet card I first thought was Charles Lestage.

picture of a young man - New York

Could this young man be instead Bertram Lestage, son of Flavie Alexandre and Charles Lestage? Third cousin Mary had posted this comment on Ancestry three months ago and I never got a notice from Ancestry.

I found this description on a military card for Bertram…

Weight: 140

Complexion: Ruddy

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Height: 5 4

That description fits this picture to a “T”.

I think Mary might have found Bertram Lestage whose sister was “Sweet Sixteen” Lucille Lestage…

Mary might have found a whole lot more…

Bertram’s descendants through DNA testing!

Now the original post…

I was planning to publish this post later in April, but then, out of the blue, came a message on Ancestry about Pauline Chagnon. What was strange was that Pauline Bernadette Chagnon was the last person I had looked for while checking people who could be related to the cabinet cards I had posted.

So without further ado here is what I had intended to post later in April…


There are still too many unknown people in the collection of my third cousin Joe from Plainville, Connecticut…

These cabinet cards were scanned in 2012. With this first cabinet card I will have to ask Joe for this one. I think it’s his father.

boy Terrien

This second cabinet card I know is Isabelle Marie his father’s sister.

Isabelle Marie Terrien (1896-1921)

Third cabinet card… No idea who is this little boy… or is it a girl?

baby Smith Photographer

Fourth cabinet card: Joe’s maternal grandparents are in front. The young woman in the back is the sister of his maternal grandmother.

Hennessey sisters

Fifth cabinet card: Joe’s maternal grandparents.

Katherine Elizabeth Hennessy and her husband Patrick Shea

Sixth cabinet card: unknown young woman who was most probably living in Bennington, Vermont where some Bleaus were living in the 1880s. It could be Amelia, Olivine or Marie Rose Bleau.

Bennington woman

Seventh cabinet card: unknown baby who was most probably living in South Omaha, related to Joe’s maternal grandparents.

baby South Omaha

Eighth cabinet card: Jean-Baptiste Alexandre, son of Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and Philomene Lagasse. He is the brother of Philomene, Agnes, Myra, Elmire, Flavie, and Helen Alexandre.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Junior, son of Philomene Lagasse

Ninth cabinet card: unknown man living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. He could well be related to the Malloys or to the Chagnons.

Parsons photographer - a man - Adams, Massachusetts

Tenth cabinet card: Joe’s paternal grandparents

Joseph Terrien and his wife Exilda Grégoire

Eleventh cabinet card: Joe’s paternal grandfather

Joseph Terrien

Twelfth Flavie Alexandre, sister of Philomene, Helene, Agnes, Myra, Elmire

Phoebe Alexandre, daughter of Philomene Lagasse

Thirteenth cabinet card: No idea…

unknown young man - Bristol, Connecticut (seen with new wife on another picture)

Fourteenth cabinet card:

unknown young married couple - Bristol, Connecticut

Fifteenth cabinet card: No idea…

woman New York

Sixteenth cabinet card: unknown woman living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. She could well be related to the Malloys or the Bleaus.

Parsons photographer - picture of a woman - Adams, Massachusetts

Seventeenth cabinet card: unknown woman living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. She could well be one of the Bleau sisters.

Parsons photographer - older woman - Adams, Massachusetts

Eighteenth cabinet card: unknown woman living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. She could well be related to the Malloys or the Bleaus.

Parsons photographer - older woman - Adams, Massachusetts

Nineteenth cabinet card: I think it’s a baby related to Joe.

picture of a young baby - Bristol, Connecticut

Twentieth cabinet card: No idea…

woman Pittsfield

Twenty-first cabinet card: Marguerite Alexandre, Joe’s paternal great-great-grandmother, and my paternal great-grandmother Henriette Alexandre

Marguerite Alexandre, sister of Henriette Alexandre and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Senior

Twenty-second cabinet card: This baby could be related to the Bleaus or the Chagnons.

picture of a young child - North Adams, Massachusetts

Twenty-third cabinet card: unknown baby living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. He could well be related to the Malloys.

Parsons photographer - a young child - Adams, Massachusetts

Twenty-fourth cabinet card: unknown man living in New York, Massachusetts. He could well be the father of Lucille Lestage, the daughter of Flavie Alexandre.

picture of a young man - New York

Twenty-fifth cabinet card: Possibly Agnes Alexandre, sister of Philomene, Helene, Flavie, Myra, and Elmire.

still not sure who this young lady is - Bristol, Connecticut (Agnes Alexandre?)

Twenty-sixth cabinet card: Again this baby girl could be related to the Bleaus or the Chagnons.

picture of a young child - North Adams, Massachusetts

Twenty-seventh cabinet card: Myra Alexandre sister of Philomene, Helene, Agnes, Flavie, and Elmire

young Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Twenty-eighth cabinet card: Unknown woman living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. She could well be related to the Malloys. She could be Ada Pendelbury or one of the Bleau sisters.

Parsons photographer - picture of a young woman - North Adams, Massachusetts

Twenty-ninth cabinet card: My new found grandaunt’s photo, Malvina Lagacé (Lagasse)

Gale photographer - young woman Bristol

Thirtieth cabinet card: unknown woman living in Adams, Massachusetts, Parsons photographer. She could be related to the Bleaus or the Malloys.

Parsons photographer - a young woman - Adams Massachusetts