First families of Ste. Ann parish – Redux

Remember this post with a list of names?

Joe gave me this when I went to see him back in September 2012.

It was the list of the First families of Ste. Anne parish in Bristol, Connecticut. 

Click on the link below to the PDF file.

(families of Ste. Anne in Bristol)

I have copied that list here making it easier for people searching for their roots.

First families of Ste. Ann parish  Bristol, Connecticut (people in bold are somewhat related…

Jean Baptiste Alexandre Joseph Gervais Aime Millette
Pierre Allaire Joseph Giguère Jules Moquin
Joseph Auclair David Girard Steven Moquin
George Bachand Henri Gosselin Jean-Baptiste Monty
Rodolphe Beaudoin Louis Grenier Jean-Baptiste Myers
Joseph Béchard David Grisé Jean-Baptiste Paré
Moise Beloin Ernest Guimond Didyme Pelletier
William Benoit Emile Hamel Oscar Perreault
Joseph Bleau Eustache Jodoin Joseph Phaneuf
Joseph Boucher Alfred Joyal Philippe Pion
Alexandre Boutot Léon Lacourse Jean-Baptiste Pratt
Leandre Breault Octave Lacourse Frank Ritchie
Napoléon Breault Frank Lagasse Oliva Roberge
Joseph Carignan Louis Lagasse Philimon Rondeau
Arthur Choinière Stanislas Lagasse Joseph Rondeau
Zéphir Choinière J. Albert Lamoureux Adrien Taillon
Emilien Côté Joseph Lamoureux Odilon Taillon
Louis Côté Jean-Baptiste Landry Zoël Taillon
Joseph Courville Joseph Landry Joseph Terrien
Joseph Couture Napoléon Landry Philias Thibault
Albert Daigneault Louis LaPierre Joseph Turcotte
Gilbert Desrosiers Elzéar LaRocque Alfred Valentin
Eugène Dubé Alfred Lebeau Édouard Valentin
Joseph Dubé Honora Lebeau George Vanesse
Napoléon Dubé Joseph Lebeau Louis Vanesse
Télesphore Dufresne Osias Lebeau
Edmond Duquette Didace Lebrun
Napoléon Duquette George Lessard
Alfred Duval Charles Letoumeau
Arthur Duval Bruno L’Heureux
Joseph Faucher Philippe L’Heureux
Albert Fontaine Anthony Lupien
Lévi Fournier Fanie Lupien
Joseph Galipeau Philippe Marchand
Gédéon Gamache Ephrem Marcotte
Wilfred Gauthier Maxime Maynard
Emery Gaudreau Zéphirin Maynard
Pierre Gaudreau Omer Melançon
Isidore Ménard

I had added this part for a little history of that parish…

Parish History
St. Ann Church
Established 1908
French

Almost 1400 households

During the late 19th century, waves of French Catholics migrated to Connecticut from Canada and Maine. With 200 French families in Bristol by 1905, three representatives met with Bishop Michael A. Tierney to request a separate parish for French-Canadians. As a result, Father Joseph P. Perreault was appointed first pastor on November 28 at the old Town Hall on Main Street.

By January 1908, the liturgical celebrations were moved to the second floor of the J.H. Sessions and Son factory on North Main Street.

A site for a parish church was selected in July at the corner of West and Gaylord streets. A basement church was erected and hosted its first Mass on Christmas Day 1908.

Father Perreault next planned a school and convent to fulfill the desires of his parishioners for a Catholic education for their children.

St. Ann School opened on September 4, 1918, staffed by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On December 20, 1953, Archbishop Henry J. O’Brien dedicated a new St. Ann Church on top of the old basement church.

In 1982 the Sisters of the Assumption departed, and the school became lay-staffed, eventually closing in June 1989.

St. Ann Church

215 West Street, Bristol CT 06010
Mailing Address: 180 Laurel Street, Bristol CT 06010
Telephone: 860-582-8169   Fax: 860-585-7139
Email: saintann180@comcast.net
Deanery: Bristol
Vicariate: Waterbury

I am related to the Lagasses on that list: Frank, Louis and Stanislas. Most people on that list are related somehow. The Dubés, the Lagasses, the Alexanders, the Maynards, the Myers…

Frank Lagasse’s real name was François-Xavier Lagacé, Louis Lagasse was Louis Lagacé and Stanislas Lagasse… well, he was my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé, the well-known celebrity among Our Ancestors on this blog. 

Stanilas Lagacé (aka Dennis Lagasse)

Sometimes people find my blog and that list, and they contact me.

Contacting me is a way to feed this blog about our ancestors. If you wish to contact me in 2015 you can write a comment or use this contact form.

 

EM3 Robert Joseph Ritchie has been on Eternal Patrol since August 6th, 1945

Pierre Lagacé:

Robert deserves his own blog…

Originally posted on On Eternal Patrol:

EM3 Robert Joseph Ritchie is just a name on a list…?

List of casualties

Source

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/sublosses/sublosses_bullhead.htm

Bullhead (SS 332)

Departing Fremantle for her third war patrol, Bullhead (Lieutenant Commander E.R. Holt, Jr.) on 31 July 1945, started for her area (from 110°-00’E to 115°-30’E, in the Java Sea). She was to leave her patrol area at dark on 5 September and head for Subic Bay, Philippine Islands. Capitaine and Puffer were also to patrol in the Java Sea area, as were the British submarines Taciturn and Thorough.

Bullhead arrived in area on 6 August, but Capitaine did not arrive until 13 August. On 12 August, Capitaine ordered Bullhead to take position the following day in a scouting line with Capitaine and Puffer. There was no reply and on 15 August, Capitaine reported, “Have been unable to contact Bullhead by any means since arriving in area.”

Since those submarines named above were in the…

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Rolled eyes – Redux

I really like this post I wrote a few months ago…

Rosh had used Rolled eyes in a comment.

ORIGINAL POST

I really like that expression Rosh had used in a comment.

Rolled eyes.

In fact I don’t care that much about rolled eyes. I bring people to life on this blog so those who don’t roll their eyes can see them.

Idala 1930

I know Idala’s granddaughter isn’t the one to roll her eyes when she reads my blog.

I hope her grandchildren will open them wide one day.

Identification of Idala's sons

Have you ever goggled Idala Lagasse?

Toodles.

END OF ORIGINAL POST

Have you ever goggled Marcelline David?

Don’t get me wrong…

I don’t want to ridicule people looking for famous people in their family tree.

I have some famous people and I am proud to write about them on this blog paying homage to our ancestors…

Jean_Nicolet

Bam!

I would have been the first one to write about my 8th cousin Emeril Lagasse if I had heard about him before Tammy Middleton had not jumped the gun with my search for Emeril’s roots.

So how am I related to Emeril, and why am I writing about him today?

It’s because of this man…

Idala 1930

Stalking Emeril

I don’t know if Emeril Lagasse is famous enough to have people stalking him.

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I know I have never been in such a predicament even though I have been writing about our ancestors since 2009. I figured cooking is more important than genealogy unless you stumble on this blog and start to get all excited about old pictures you once thought putting in the garbage…

So what about Emeril Lagasse and how are you related to him? You will have to come back later because I am busy as a bee right now…

DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…

THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA,  AFTER HE DIED IN 1982
The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.  However, this prize has rules:
The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!”. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
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What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
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ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …
Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.
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The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds
as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
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SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.  Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending”….
“DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…!”
SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!