The Hogues of La Salle, Manitoba

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October 9th marks my first year “blogiversary”. It’s been an exciting year of research, writing and “meeting” new relatives. Today’s post is about my paternal grandparents, Joseph Thomas Hogue and Marie Emma Girardin.

Thomas had been born on the 26th of February in 1879 in St. Charles, Manitoba. (Coincidentally, 26th of February is also my birthday!) His family moved to La Salle to farm around 1893. Emma was born on the 23rd of June, 1878 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (I’ll be telling her story later.)  Her family moved to La Salle in 1895.

The 1901 Census of Canada for La Salle shows the Hogues and the Girardins next to each other.

1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin 1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin

Thomas and Emma were married on the 6th of April in 1907. In 1908 Thomas was appointed as a provincial constable for…

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Partie de sucre 1910 chez Arthur Dubé à St-Eusèbe?

Not sure if this picture was taken in 1910 unless the caption is wrong.

The person who wrote this was a descendant of Arthur Dubé who is kneeling in front. According to the caption Oscar Beaulieu is in front with Alma Dubé’s cousin on his laps.

Arthur Dubé is again seen on a cabinet card.

Arthur Dubé married Hélène Labrie in 1886. Hélène is seen here on a tintype photo with her son Timothée born in 1889.

The person who wrote Grand maman Hélène avec Timothée is probably a granddaugher.

Arthur is seen here again with his wife Hélène and his sister Julianna.

Hélène Arthur et Julie Anna

Same handwritting…

If this is  a photo taken in 1910 then something is very strange.


The third woman sitting on the left side would be the wife of Cyris Dubé. Odélie Morneau was born in 1894. She married Cyrice Dubé in 1913.

She can’t be 16!

1910 photo unknown woman

So how useful can the caption be?

Émile Dubé is there with his wife Blanche Jolicoeur.

1910 photo Émile Dubé and Blanche Jolicoeur

Émile Dubé et Blanche Jolicoeur dit Girard

Timothée Dubé is also there with his wife Eugénie Giroux.

1910 photo Timothée Dubé and Eugénie Giroux

They got married in 1914. Eugénie was born in 1894 and died in 1946. She looks older than 16. So my guess is that this picture is taken before 1928.

Why before 1928?

Bernard-Élisée Dubé, Arthur’s brother, was born in 1847 and died in 1928.

1910 photo Bernard-Élisée Dubé

What about this woman then?

Could she be Bernard-Élisée’s wife Séraphine Dubé who was born in 1846 and who died in 1923?

1910 photo unknown woman

The question still remains.

So how useful can the caption be?





32 people, 32 life stories

I have been working hard to validate who is on this photo especially the date when it was taken.








I am sure Pamela Dubé is not on this group picture taken in 1910, but she is on this cabinet card with her husband Napoléon Dubé.

The Gale Studio. 136 Main St., Bristol, Ct.

22 old pictures of the Dubé family and their relatives were shared by Annick on Our Ancestors.

Most of them have captions although some I suspect might be wrong.

I have known since 2012 that Pamela Dubé and Napoléon Dubé were married in 1899. Napoléon was a widower. His parents were Georges Dubé and Angélique Miville Deschênes seen here on photos shared by Julie Girard on a Facebook group page.

But I knew nothing about Pamela’s parents until Annick contacted me.

Napoléon’s first wife was Marie Émond. They had three daughters and one son. Aurelia was one of them. I had written about her when a reader wrote a comment a few years ago.

In 2012 I had no idea who were the parents of Pamela Dubé whose name was inscribed on a plaque in St. Thomas cemetery.

Pamela Dubé 1863-1946

That was then…

So what about the date?

Was it 1910?

If it was 1910 then MME CYRIS DUBÉ (maiden name Odélie Morneau) who was born in 1895 can’t be the third woman sitting on the left. She does not look 15!

Partie de sucre 1910 chez Arthur Dubé à St-Eusèbe

I just love this old picture!

And I am just dying to write about it using the caption.

Arthur Dubé is there kneeling in front. Oscar Beaulieu is with Alma Dubé’s cousin on his laps.

I am not related to Arthur Dubé seen here posing for posterity on a cabinet card.

Arthur Dubé married Hélène Labrie seen here on a tintype photo with her son Timothée.

Grand maman Hélène avec Timothée. Both are on the 1910 photo as well as Pit(re) Dubé and Gros Joe Morneau…

And Blanche Jolicoeur and Émile Dubé…

These are your ancestors if you happen to stumble on Our Ancestors.

To be continued…

Wrong captions?

I think we have some wrong captions here which were written using a ball-point pen in the 1960s or later.

How could we be sure when this caption is wrong…

Louis Pelletier married Délima Dubé not Philomène Dubé. Furthermore Edgar Pinette married Philomène Dubé not Pamela Dubé.

Which got me thinking about this photo taken in Bristol, Connecticut.

These people are Napoléon Dubé and Pamela Dubé who are also seen here.

The caption I believe is wrong.

Intermission – Pamela Dubé

Sharing is important when searching for our ancestors. Annick has shared so much information and now she is sharing all these old photos this morning for our readers.

Seventeen, all properly identified…

Well almost all…

Philomène Louis Pelletier

Not sure about the above photo.

This one I am sure is Pamela Dubé…

Pamela Dubé

In 2012 she was only a plaque in St. Thomas cemetery.

Pamela Dubé 1863-1946

This old photo got me searching for more…

famille Edgar Pinette

Edgar was married three times:

1885 Philomène Dubé

1899 Pacifique Hébert

1905 Odila Godreau (Gaudreau)

This is his first marriage with Philomène Dubé, Pamela’s sister.

Pamela Edgar Pinette

And these are their children.

montage Pinette family




Post 1298 – Please remember them…

I guess that’s why I have been writing so much about your ancestors on Our Ancestors.
Please remember them…
This is Georges Dubé and his wife Angèle Miville-Deschênes. I have no reason to doubt Julie that they are not Dennis Lagasse IV’s great-great grandparents and many others’ ancestors.
Very few people are as lucky as Dennis since 2011.
Having a cousin addicted with old pictures is just as lucky.

This is post 1298…
Feel free to share.

Three more posts to go…

Three more posts to go before I reach 1300…
This is not by all means to go into the Guinness World Book of Records. I never thought back in July 2007 I would be writing about our ancestors or later about WW II veterans.
Our Ancestors isn’t my only blog.
Very few people know it.
Each blog is meant to preserve the past. I consider myself an amateur genealogist as well as an amateur historian. I can also be considered as an amateur archivist with old pictures I have collected since 2007.

Honoré Sauvé et Julie Leroux

Père et mère de Léon Sauvé, le père d’Euclide Sauvé – Father and mother of Léon Sauvé, the father of Euclide Sauvé

Old pictures deserve more than being in a landfill…
Writing about my ancestors led me to write about yours. It’s all about remembering our ancestors so future generations of amateur genealogists and amateur historians will benefit from all this research and all that my readers have shared with me.

This is post no. 1297…
Keep on sharing!

Easter Sunday – Pamela Dubé

Pamela Dubé 1863-1946

1863 + 1946

Pamela Dubé was someone’s mother most people don’t remember except for a plaque laying on the ground in a cemetery…

I can’t always remember if it was at St. Joseph cemetery or at St. Thomas cemetery even if I went there three times with 3rd cousin Joe. I was looking for my great-grandparents’ grave which I have never found, but think they rest in peace with their son Dennis (Stanislas) Lagassey (Lagacé) and his wife Amanda Menard (Ménard).

cemeteryStanislas Lagasse

Meeting Joe when I embarked on this journey led me to Pamela Dubé in October 2012…

Cousin Joe surely remembers this headstone where Aurelia Dubé Moquin rests in peace.

Aurelia Mquin 1889-1920


I wrote a few posts on Aurelia and her descendants. Pamela Dubé was her step-mother who most people don’t remember except for someone who wrote a comment last February.


You shouldn’t be…

Aurelia Dubé


Intermission – The Carters

This was taken from a Website in 2011. In fact this post was written 7 years ago and was left dormant on Our Ancestors. It was about the Carters, but I can’t remember why I had written it.

Samuel Carter

Samuel Carter was born in London, England, around 1665. He was among the first to settle in Deerfield. On December 4, 1690, he married Mercy Brooks and they had six children before she died on January 22, 1700. He then married Hannah Weller on July 1, 1701, and by 1704 had added one more child to the family. Carter was absent during the 1704 attack on Deerfield. He returned to find his wife and three children killed and four children carried captive to Canada. In 1705, he moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, and in 1706, he married Lois Stenton. In 1708 his last child was born.

Hannah Weller Carter

Hannah was the daughter of John and Mary Weller. She was born on May 14, 1674, and married Samuel Carter on July 1, 1701, when she also took on the care of Samuel’s six children from his first marriage. She and Samuel had one living child together, named Hannah. Mrs. Carter was killed on the 5th day of the march to Canada.

Samuel Carter (Jr.)

Samuel was the son of Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. He was born on March 1, 1692, and was captured during the 1704 attack. He never returned, and nothing more is known about him.

Mercy Carter

Mercy was born on December 17, 1693, to Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. She was taken captive during the 1704 attack on Deerfield and adopted into a family in the Kanienkehaka village of Kahnawake. Eventually she married someone from that village. There is a story that two of her sons were sent to Deerfield to see where their mother was born.

When Mercy’s father died in 1728, he promised her 100 pounds if she and her family would live in Norwalk, Connecticut, for ten years. This is where he had settled in 1706. She chose not to do this; however, the two sons who were sent to Deerfield, also visited Mercy’s brother Ebenezer, in Connecticut, in 1751.

John Carter

John was the second son born to Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. He was born on January 22, 1695, and was taken captive during the 1704 raid. John’s new home was in Pointe-aux-Trembles, near Montreal, and his new name became Jean Chartier. In 1710 he was granted Canadian citizenship. The Reverend John Williams and Colonel Stoddard visited him in 1714, and he told them he greatly wished to return to Deerfield; but when the governor of Canada later asked him if he wished to be redeemed, he had changed his mind. In 1718, John was granted land in Riviere-des-Prairies and married Marie Courtemanche on October 27 of that same year. Together they had eleven children.

John’s father died in 1728 and willed him 500 pounds if he would live in New England for the rest of his life. He did not do this, but he did visit his brother, Ebenezer, twice, once in 1736, and again in 1751. John died on Aug. 4, 1772.

Ebenezer Carter

Ebenezer Carter was born on September 9, 1697, to Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. He was captured during the 1704 raid and was redeemed for 24 pounds in 1707. He lived with his father in Norwalk, Connecticut, until he later settled in New Canaan, Connecticut. In 1721, he married Hannah St. John, and they had seven children. In 1751, two of his sister Mercy’s sons came to visit him. Ebenezer died in July of 1774.

Thomas Carter

Thomas was the fourth son of Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. He was born on October 6, 1699, and was killed during the 1704 attack on Deerfield.

Marah Carter

Marah Carter was born on January 22, 1701, to Samuel and Mercy Brooks Carter. She was killed on February 29, 1704.

Hannah Carter (Jr.)

Hannah was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Weller Carter. She was born on July 8, 1703, and died in 1704, on the second day of the march to Canada.

Maybe I wrote this to remember posting it some other day…