This picture was taken there in 1942.
This one was on the Internet with an obituary last Tuesday.
Marguerite Farmer (1915-2017)
Who’s who on this picture?
You have to start with this one.
Edward Robitaille, his mother Blanche Lagasse,
his maternal grandmother Valeda Forand,
and his great-grandmother Philomène Lussier
I wonder where all this will lead us to…?
Very few people know they are descendants of Pierre Lagassé and Marcelline David.
I am not one of them…
Strange isn’t to have searched for these people’s descendants since 2009?
Blanche Lagasse is holding her son Edward Louis Robitaille born in 1921. Her mother Valéda Forand is behind her. The other women is Philomène Lussier, Valéda’s mother.
Not much interesting unless you know who these people are on a picture dated around 1922…
Who was Edward Louis Robitaille?
Find a Grave
Here’s Edward with his sister Dolly.
Dolly and Edward
Here’s Dolly with her father Louis Robitaille.
This is Louis’ father…
This is my file on Blanche Lagasse.
Blanche’s father was Frobe Lagasse.
Here’s Frobe with his family.
Blanche is the little girl on the left. Blanche, born March 15, 1902, left this world on January 9, 2002.
But did she really leave us?
Blanche in the summer of 1903 with her mother Valeda Forand holding her…
You’ve got to be curious to read this blog, and use the search button like Joe did last week… This is just an example of what I have been doing on my blog since 2009.
It’s all about old pictures.
These twelve pictures were shared by Frank Archambault in 2012 when he got all excited with his ancestors.
Twelve tintype pictures.
More if you count this one.
All the pictures were related to his great-grandfather Jean-Baptiste Archambault who we see here in front of his house. This is not a tintype picture of course.
Jean-Baptiste’s wife Emélie Mercier is on the left. On the right is probably one of his daughters and a grandchild. I just can’t get enough of old pictures especially when I can’t identify who is on them.
This is Jean-Baptiste again.
Proud and keeping still. He went by the name John Shambo.
Jean-Baptiste Archambault aka John Shambo
Émilie Mercier aka Emily Mercer
There is always a story behind each picture even if it is reversed for unknown reasons.
This next woman I am sure is Mary Archambault, daughter of Émilie Mercier and Jean-Baptiste Archambault.
Everyone related to her can enjoy this beautiful picture of a beautiful young lady. Mary Archambault would marry her daughter Ida Ashley later in life…
Her brother William married Myra Alexandre in 1902.
I think he is the little boy on the left on the top row and also on the left in the middle row.
So when all this search is going to stop?
Probably not in the nearest future.
That could have been the title of this blog I created back in September 2009.
There are so many lost ancestors out there to be reunited with.
I have got little clues about this young man who might be related to Phoebe Alexandre.
Could he be her husband Charles Lestage?
Phoebe was a lost ancestor back in 2010 on a picture of sisters taken in the late 1890s in Bristol, Connecticut.
Little by little lost ancestors came to life on Our Ancestors.
First with Myra Alexandre.
Myra married William Archambault.
Myra’s and William’s descendants connected and shared a lot since they had a lot to share.
My new found third cousin has very little to share about what she knows on her great-grandmother Phoebe Alexandre seen here from Joe’s collection.
But that’s okay. People can’t share what they don’t have.
Maybe in five years from now someone related to Phoebe’s daughter Lucille will find my blog and start sharing…
Sweet Sixteen Lucille Lestage
This is part of my third cousin Joe’s collection of old pictures.
The woman in the middle is Philomène Lagacé, my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé’s sister.
Stanislas Lagacé (DennisLagasse)
Joe also had these pictures in his collection of old pictures.
I knew who she was.
He also had this one…
Ditto… Myra Alexandre.
This old picture comes from Robin who isn’t even related, but shared more than 100 old pictures.
This is how I found out who Phoebe was when I compared a picture sent in 2010 by Sandy, another third cousin…
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.
The third is the picture I told you about that I received from my Aunt Bertha Roy.
She told me that she was told this was Abbie Oakes a native American princess known as Princess Moon Nickles. Every family has one don’t they?
I showed this picture to a forensic person last year and she compared it with the picture I have a very young Henriette Lavigne Oakes who was married to Electrus, Alexis Oakes. She told me the bone structure of the two women were quite similar but she could not say for sure if the two are the same person.
It would be great to identify the couple.
To be continued?