Str…..ike Three!

I struck out a lot of times since 2007 when I began searching for people’s ancestors.

Sandy just wrote me, so in a sense it is sort of a breaking news on Our Ancestors…

In looking into this photo of the woman. It was taken about middle of 1880s. And this women you mentioned would be about 10 years old. Woman in photo looks older. I did a little research on them also. As Ada was born about 1880 in Conn….

Men are harder but maybe about 1885-1887.

Sandy

Parsons photographer -  a man - Adams, Massachusetts

To which I replied…

So this can’t be Ada Mathilda Pendlebury born around 1877 (no definite date).
Am I right to think all the other women’s photos were taken around mid-1880s?

Also the little boy? Could that photo have been taken around the same date since we have the same photographer? If so he could not be Francis Joseph Malloy born in 1909.

So many questions…

I could not find much information on the Internet about the photographer, and when and where he had his photo studio.

Parsons photographer -  a young child - Adams, Massachusetts

Francis Joseph Malloy 1909?

All this being said…

Who is this young woman who looks to be in her twenties in around 1885?

Young woman born around 1865 in Massachusetts?

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Update – You tell me…

Written 5 years ago when Patricia first wrote me…

I have always wanted to understand how someone could put a little boy in an orphanage and never see him again. The “whys” of it continue to haunt me.When he died, I promised myself I would try to find out his story and until now had hit brick walls.

ORIGINAL POST

Is this young child Francis Joseph Malloy, the father of Patricia?

picture of a young child - Adams, Massachusetts

You tell me…

Francis J Malloy

Francis Joseph Malloy
U.S. Coast Guard WWII
Aleutian Islands

Quonset hut in the background

montage Francis Joseph Malloy

Francis was born in 1909 and was put in an orphanage in 1914. He never knew why. Patricia wanted to know why because Francis Malloy’s parents had more children after him.

I have always wanted to understand how someone could put a little boy in an orphanage and never see him again. The “whys” of it continue to haunt me.When he died, I promised myself I would try to find out his story and until now had hit brick walls.

This little child’s picture was part of Joe’s collection of old pictures. I did not pay too much attention to it since there was no caption. The only clue is the photographer… Parsons – Adams, Mass.

Francis was born there!

These are more pictures from Joe’s collection.

I am sure these people are related somehow to Francis.

The problem is how?

Strike one!

My great-grandmother Henriette Alexandre was not on this old picture.

Henrietta Alexander is on the left with her daughter Amy Henrietta Frances Eccles. Amy Henrietta Frances Eccles, born in 1874, married John Knox McClintock. The older woman is Dora Knox most probably related to John.

Sometimes we jump to conclusions. I did a lot of jumping since 2007 and I have learned to triple check what I find. Checking all this led me however to learn more about the Malloy family whom I wrote a lot on this blog.

Francis Malloy was born in 1909. He is Patricia’s father.

I wonder if Patricia still reads my blog.

Francis’ parents placed him in an orphanage, and he never knew why. Now I think I know.

And maybe I know a lot more about these old pictures my third cousin Joe in Plainville had in his collection…

Strike two?

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

Sunday Morning – Cabinet Cards Revisited – Who Are They?

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

Sam and Tilda

I just love old pictures even if I am not closely related to people who are pictured.

This picture is called a cabinet card. I don’t collect them per se, I just share them on Our Ancestors since 2009.

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Salomon Ringquist  and Matilda  Larsson

Collection the Tillman  family

Salomon Ringquist  and Matilda  Larsson emigrated to the United States from Sweden. At least this is what I could find about them thanks to Jen who shared several old pictures and got me curious

This is another picture…

Salomon Ringquist and Matilda  Larsson are posing for posterity with their three daughters: Hannah, Marie, and Corine….

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Collection the Tillman  family

Stay tuned…

Lost Ancestors and New Found Third Cousins…

This is part of my third cousin Joe’s collection of old pictures.

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

The woman in the middle is Philomène Lagacé, my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé’s sister.

Dennis Lagasse II

Stanislas Lagacé (DennisLagasse)

Joe also had these pictures in his collection of old pictures.

Phoebe Alexandre

I knew who she was.

about-late-1890s-bristol-conn - Phoebe  Alexandre

He also had this one…

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

Ditto… Myra Alexandre.

This old picture comes from Robin who isn’t even related, but shared more than 100 old pictures.

Aunt Phoebe and Aunt Myra

This is how I found out who Phoebe was when I compared a picture sent in 2010 by Sandy, another third cousin…

Phoebe Alexandre and Myra Alexandre - sisters

Phoebe (Flavie) Alexandre and her sister Myra Alexandre

There is so much more to this story…

Everything is written on this blog created in September 2009 which now has 1001 posts.

I know I will reach 2000 in a few years down the road because there are so many more third cousins looking for lost ancestors out there on cyberspace.