I Give Up!

Do you really mean it when you hit a brick wall?

I don’t.

The story of that picture is on this blog which might be hard to find unless you use the search button on the right side.

Having written more than 1200 posts it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. Fanie Lupien’s name did not give me any headache, just a little…

Elmire Brault’s name is what got me curious when I visited St. Joseph Cemetery with 3rd cousin Joe. Visiting that cemetery was sort of an epiphany…

An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of sudden and striking realisation. Generally the term is used to describe scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective. Epiphanies are studied by psychologists[1][2] and other scholars, particularly those attempting to study the process of innovation.[3][4][5]

Epiphanies are relatively rare occurrences and generally follow a process of significant thought about a problem. Often they are triggered by a new and key piece of information, but importantly, a depth of prior knowledge is required to allow the leap of understanding.[3][4][6][7] Famous epiphanies include Archimedes‘s discovery of a method to determine the density of an object (“Eureka!”) and Isaac Newton‘s realization that a falling apple and the orbiting moon are both pulled by the same force.[6][7][8]

Epiphany that was Fanie Lupien’s real first name… Well sort of…

Fanie was Épiphane. He was named after Epiphanius of Salamis which is found on Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphanius_of_Salamis

Fanie is remembered on a list of families of St. Ann parish in Bristol that I posted here on this blog.

Here is it again in a PDF form.

(familles de la paroisse de Ste-Anne à Bristol)

Today’s post “I give up!” is just a pun because I know I will never give up unless people stop writing me like Kathy did.

This is pretty old, but I was wondering if anyone has more info on Fanie Lupien and his family/descendants.

About this addiction of mine…?

How did Elmire Brault died?

The story continues next Saturday with a picture.

Alexina Breault with Zéphir Choinière

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Postcript

If you ever find the names of your ancestors on my blog, please contact me because I probably have so much to share.

It’s always free.

David Robb Gilchrist and Charlotte Maria Campbell’s son

This is where I am right now on Our Ancestors.

Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist was born on the 13th of November 1933.

Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist married Sheila Doreen Lightfoot. They had a daughter born in 1961 in Hennepin, Minnesota. I don’t have much more information except that Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist died on August 26, 1996 in Minnesota.

Should you be related to these people please use this contact form. I have so much history to share with you.

Accidents

This is how I found Charlotte M. Campbell last night

Just by accident…

October 16, 1933

The Winnipeg Tribune

James Campbell, 844 Bannatyne ave., sustained bruises and abrasions about the head and body when he was struck by a car while crossing Main st. between Market and James. He was taken to the General hospital. Condition good.

Alex. Campbell, 844 Bannatyne ave., was cut over the right eye when the car in which he was a passenger went into the curb at Coburn st. and Warsaw ave., early Sunday morning. Glaring headlights of a car coming in the opposite direction were blamed, for the mishap.

Then I found two obituaries in 1935…

James Campbell, 39, returned soldier, of 844 Bannatyne avenue, died Sunday in General hospital after a short illness.  The funeral will be held at 1.30 p.m. Wednesday from Mordue Bros.’ funeral home to Elmwood cemetery.  Besides his mother, with whom he lived, Mr. Campbell is survived by a brother, Alex, and a sister, Kathleen, also at home.  Four other sisters also survive:  Mrs. D.R. Gilchrist, Camp Borden, Ont.; Mrs. James Moorcroft, Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. R. Toole and Mrs. J. Jones, both of Winnipeg.

CAMPBELL – On Dec. 8, 1935, at the Winnipeg General hospital, James Campbell, of 844 Bannatyne Ave., in his 40th year. Funeral service Wednesday, 1.30 p.m., in Mordue Bros. Funeral Home, 183 Donald St. Interment in family plot Elmwood cemetery. (Winnipeg Free Press, December 10, 1935, page 20)

From there I began searching for that family in Canadian censuses. Stay tuned because I won’t keep you on the edge of your seat.


See you tomorrow…

See you  tomorrow…

This  is  how this search began last night when I left this final reply to someone who had sent me this private message using this post

I am trying to find out about my father’s  family. He is ***. He was born and grew up in and around Boston Massachusetts. His mother we do not know anything about. There is a Bernadette Moreau. She married a man called Phillip Moreau in we think France. Some of the people in your blogs look a lot like I do and my father. There are no pictures or info. Do you have the last names in your family tree that I have posted above? Sure do appreciate any help you can give. I would like to let my two sons have something of both sides of the family. Let me know if you do or don’t. Enjoyed your blog a lot! Thank you so much.

Who was I kidding?

I thought I had gotten over my addiction for people’s ancestors.

But I got curious and started looking for Bernadette Moreau on Family Search.

The more I looked, the more I found out about Bernadette and her ancestors.

bernadette-moreau

Click on the image to have a closer look.

bernadette-moreau-ancestors

Click on the image to have a closer look.

To be continued?

Searching for Irma Ribori?

This is Irma whom I thought was Emma in 2010. She was the lovely wife of Rudolph Lagasse, son of Idala Lagasse and Albina Quintin.

Rudy and his wife

I took six years to find out who she was.

Alyce wrote me about how November is a little hard on her. So I got curious and looked at her ancestors to find out why.

band of brothers

Could not find much except for Samuel Lagasse who passed away on November 30, 1974.

headstone Samuel Lagasse

Samuel is much more than a headstone in a cemetery.

The Samuel LaGasse's family

I know some of Samuel’s descendants read my blog. I am sure none of Rudi’s descendants read it…

At least for now.

rudoph-and-emma

Click here  and here.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a ghost…

I have never met one.

The only time I was confronted was when my mother died.

I did not see her but my brother-in-law did the night she died. He did not make this story up, that I am sure of…

I have been writing this blog since 2009. I have written more than 1000 posts.

Tony told me I was a prolific writer. I write to share what I have found about ancestors no longer with us like my great-grandfather Stanislas.

Dennis Lagasse II

I would have like to tell you more about Adolphe Pierre and Elphège Lagacé, but I think I scared away their descendants.

Adolphe Pierre Lagassé

Adolphe Pierre Lagacé

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Frobe Lagasse and Elphège Lagacé?

Frobe Lagasse's family

Blanche Lagasse, Frobe Lagasse, Laurent, and Joseph Norman Lagasse,
and Valéda Forand

Elphege Lagasse

Elphège Lagacé

Well c’est la vie!

Elphege Lagasse

A photocopy shared in 2010…

Elphege Lagasse

Elphège Lagassé

A picture shared in 2012…

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

August 2016…

My updated file on Elphège after a descendant wrote me.

Elphege Lagasse

I believe Elphège is on that picture.

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

More to come?

See you in September…