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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.
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.
I had little to go on, but I guess I was lucky.
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. Their is a Bernadette Moreau.
Then the floodgates opened wide with Bernadette’s twin sisters and her mother’s name!
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.
Click on the image to have a closer look.
Click on the image to have a closer look.
To be continued?
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.
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.
Could not find much except for Samuel Lagasse who passed away on November 30, 1974.
Samuel is much more than a headstone in a cemetery.
I know some of Samuel’s descendants read my blog. I am sure none of Rudi’s descendants read it…
At least for now.