I can’t remember who sent me this picture of Eugene Moreau and Rose Marie Louise Bernadette Lagasse who was Idala Lagasse and Albina Quintin’s daughter.
I met Idala in 2008 for the first time. We met on the Internet on a page of the 1901 Canadian census.
Census information are often misleading especially with dates and how names were spelled. Idala Lagassé was there with his wife Albina and two children, little Rose and Parmilias who I would find out later was Parmelia who died on December 30th, 1903.
I thought I might be somehow related to Idala.
Back in 2007 I did not know who were my paternal ancestors so I was looking everywhere for every little bit of information I could find. Idala was one of the sons of Pierre Lagacé and Marcelline David.
Could Idala and I be related?
Then in 2010, Alyce, one of Idala’s granddaugthers, and I connected through the Internet. That story started here if you want to read it. This is how two 3rd cousins met virtually to remember lost ancestors.
Last week, Alyce shared these small pictures her sister had found. I got all excited. Idala was smack in the middle.
But I could not figure out who were the woman on the left and the young lady on the right. I thought first Albina Quintin was on the right. Albina died December 1st, 1914 leaving Idala with seven children to care for.
Looking at the children’s birthdates I was able to identify who were these people.
Little Rose was there with all her younger siblings!
I know some of my readers are Samuel’s descendants. I hope they will be excited to see young Samuel Lagasse.
I know I would be thrilled to see my grandfather with his family in the 1900s. To be thrilled one day is why I have been writing this blog since 2009.
Making other people happy is another reason.
This is post 1245.