Still More Old Negatives – People

Dennis sent me more old negatives. Most photos seem to be related to the Lagasse and the Dubé family. I will try to identify some by comparing old photos already shared by Dennis…

Bertha Lagasse, Irene Margaret Dube, unknown

Levi Napoleon Lagasse on the right?

Odna Lagasse

Claire Lamothe, unknown, and Ida Lagasse

Levi Napoleon Lagasse?

Bertha Lagasse

Amanda Ménard

Dennis Lagassey III with most probably his grandchild

Amanda Ménard


Levi Napoleon Lagasse?

Levi Napoleon Lagasse

Odna Lagasse ?

Anna Campbell with with her mother-in-law Amanda Ménard

Anna Dubé, daughter of Malvina Lagasse?

Levi Napoleon Lagasse

Levi Napoleon Lagasse in the back on the right

Dennis Lagassey III

Harry Bleau

Levi Napoleon Lagasse

Young Odna Lagasse on the left?

Levi Napoleon Lagasse?

More old negatives

Dennis wrote me and sent me more old negatives.

Hi Pierre,
It’s been a while but I want to try to get these all scanned and sent to you. Let me know what adjustments I can make, and was it shiny side up or down?

Thank you so much, I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of your posts and stories on your history blogs. Reading about the battle of Seicheprey and WWI, even though 100 years ago, while seeing the smiling faces in most of these old photos just before the war and Dennis III’s death makes me want to go back in time and save them all from what was coming. Your writing and research will ensure they will never be forgotten.

The positive side of Our Ancestors

Some of the photos were taken in 1919.

Zéphirin Germain and Peter Zepherin Germain

I don’t have a photograph of Zéphirin Germain, but I have one of Peter Zepherin Germain.

I found this image, and many more of his descendants, on Ancestry last week, and the dopamine really started to kick in. If you have been reading my blog since 2009, you know all about the effect of dopamine, the pleasure hormone. We just need more and more dopamine to flow into our system to satisfy our compulsion for knowing more about Our Ancestors…

I am the living proof of the effect of dopamine since I have started searching for my ancestors back in July 2007 when my brother showed me some old pictures like this one.

The effect was immediate. I just had to find more about who were on old pictures, and in 2008 I felt the need to share what I would find on a blog, first in my mother tongue, and then in English.

Last week I had a rush of dopamine when I saw this picture, and became uncontrolable and I wanted to know more about them.

The more I found, the more I found. I just could not stop.

Why bother  writing about these young ladies and their grandfather Peter Zepherin Germain, a blacksmith who emigrated in the United States like 900,000 French Canadians did between 1840 and 1930?

I know you will be coming back next week and see what I have found.


Mae Cox and her son?

I knew I had seen that face before.

mother and son

And the house where Dennis Lagassey III was standing with a pipe in his hand…

Dennis Lagasse III

Mae Cox is seen again here with his husband Harvey Lagasse Senior on the left, her father-in-law Dennis III, and her brother-in-law Victor Lagasse with a cigarette.


Mae is also here with Harvey and her husband’s parents Amanda and Dennis.

Amanda Ménard - Dennis Lagassey III - Mae Cox and husband Harvey Lagasse

She is seen here also in the middle behind her husband. I can’t identify who are the others in the group.

center Harvey Lagasse with wife Mae Cox

She is seen here once again. Same dress, same necklace, and same house.

Mae Cox? - Amanda Ménard - ?

So who could be the little boy with her?

mother and son

How about her son Harvey Lagasse Junior born December 12, 1923?

Harvey Lagasse Junior