Dennis Lagasse II… A Family Man

Pierre Lagacé:

If you weren’t curious enough about the elusive Dennis Lagasse…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I guess my great-grandfather was a family man.

Stanislas Lagacé was born on August 9, 1842, in Henryville in the province of Quebec. I knew back in 2007 that I had a great-grandfather of course like everybody else, but I knew nothing about him.

Everything I have found out about Stanislas Lagacé is because some people cared and were willing to share what little information they had about Stanislas Lagacé.

My 3rd cousin Sandy had been looking for him since 1985 when her uncle got her interested in genealogy. She always wonder who was that elusive Dennis Lagasse.

He is not elusive anymore and he’s even more famous than Emeril Lagasse, well on this blog that is…

Lionel Lagasse had these pictures of Dennis aka Stanislas who is his great-great-grandfather.

I never met Lionel in person but I know that Stanislas’ kindness runs in his veins as well as his…

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Compulsive Writing

I started  writing this blog about  genealogy in September  2009.

I have written  more than 800 posts about  your  ancestors  and mine.

I  am not responsible  for writing  so much about  Our Ancestors because  my paternal grandfather  was a compulsive  gambler.

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This is not  my paternal grandfather. That old man is my paternal  grandfather’s father, the elusive Dennis  Lagasse.

Google  the “elusive Dennis  Lagasse”…

Do this at your own risk.

I wonder if they grow strawberries in Memphis, Tennessee…

Pierre Lagacé:

Written in October 2009

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

That’s exactly why I started an English version of my blog… well let’s say an American version…

To find descendants of people who lived in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.

famille Hogue vers 1910

Maybe I will become famous and be invited to Jay Leno’s show or Oprah’s or Doctor Phil’s.

I don’t watch much TV since I began looking for my ancestors and other people’s ancestors.

Now what about this picture?

This picture was taken around 1910 at Jean-Marie Hogue’s house in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Jean-Marie or John Hogue was born in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines on August 2, 1846.

He was a complete stranger to Cécile, who had this picture in her collection, except for Richard and Yvon Lauzon who recalled having seen that particular picture when they were young boys back in the late 50s and the early 60s.

Richard told me he was even mesmerized by it… That picture was hanging on the wall leading to the second…

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Revisiting some ancestors…

Call it self-control if you want.

I could have posted this last Sunday with my other post.

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I am not related at all with the people on that slideshow.

Strange isn’t?

famille Hogue vers 1910

This picture was shared with me in 2009, and it started my obsession with old pictures.

I had to know who these people were, and I had to write about them on a blog.

Write I did, and practically everyone on that picture was later identified starting with the patriarch Jean-Marie Hogue…

Jean-Marie Hogue

His son Arthur Hogue…

Arthur Hogue

His second wife on the right… and his brother Napoléon Hogue on the left…

enfants Jean-Marie Hogue

His son Adonis Hogue on his mother’s lap…

Yes, he’s a boy.

Corinne, Jean-Marie’s daughter, with her two hands on her lap…

I could go on and on, and bore you to death about this extended family seen on a wedding picture taken on April 14,1909, in Malborough, Massachusetts, but I won’t.

Call it self-control if you want.

Footnote

Jean-Marie Hogue, a French-Canadian, emigrated to the U.S., and worked most of his life in a shoe factory.

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1870 census John Hogue

I’ll be 84…

I’ll be turning 84 next December…

2032!

Pierre 1949

Little old moi in 1949

 

2032, that’s still a long way to go before  I  can get my hand on an old picture of Henriette Alexandre, my great-grandmother.

Call it an obsession  if you  want.

I have been  blessed  so far by distant  relatives who have been sharing  their  precious  old pictures with me, and allowed  me to share  them with you since 2009.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

two albums of Paul-Émile Chaumont

These are the first two pictures I posted on this blog in September 2009. I am not the man seen here on this picture.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

How I met Paul-Émile Chaumont is how I came to meet all those who have been sharing their pictures and their stories with me since then.

Call it obsession is you want…

Did you know?

Did  you  know I have more than 34,000 individual  files on my private  Ancestry  tree I started back in 2009 after migrating my Gedcom from My Heritage to Ancestry?

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Did  you  know I have more than 5,000 pictures on my private tree on Ancestry?

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Did  you  know I have written more than 900 posts  on this blog, and even more on its French version Nos ancêtres?

Did  you  know I have more than one blog?

Did  you  know I always  reply  to requests people send me?

Did  you  know no money  is involved in all of this? No DNA testing also.

Did  you  know I am still waiting  for David  Victor  Lagasse’s  old pictures he promised he would send last month? Or is it two months ago?

Did  you  know how  patient  I can be?

Did  you  know this  was  one of the  first  pictures I posted on this blog, and the person who sent it never wrote back never giving an explanation?

East Bristol 1916

He has to be crazy to look for dead people, and inventing captions…