Lost Ancestors

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.

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I have got little clues about this young man who might be related to Phoebe Alexandre.

Could he be her husband Charles Lestage?

Phoebe Alexandre

Phoebe was a lost ancestor back in 2010 on a picture of sisters taken in the late 1890s in Bristol, Connecticut.

Phoebe Alexandre and Myra Alexandre - sisters

Little by little lost ancestors came to life on Our Ancestors.

First with Myra Alexandre.

possible Malvina Lagasse late 1890's Bristol, Conn.

young Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Myra married William Archambault.

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

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.

Phoebe Alexandre

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…

Lucille Lestage

Sweet Sixteen Lucille Lestage

Lost Ancestors and New Found Third Cousins…

This is part of my third cousin Joe’s collection of old pictures.

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

The woman in the middle is Philomène Lagacé, my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé’s sister.

Dennis Lagasse II

Stanislas Lagacé (DennisLagasse)

Joe also had these pictures in his collection of old pictures.

Phoebe Alexandre

I knew who she was.

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He also had this one…

young Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Ditto… Myra Alexandre.

This old picture comes from Robin who isn’t even related, but shared more than 100 old pictures.

Aunt Phoebe and Aunt Myra

This is how I found out who Phoebe was when I compared a picture sent in 2010 by Sandy, another third cousin…

Phoebe Alexandre and Myra Alexandre - sisters

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.

About this picture

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Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

This picture might never have seen the light of day if not for the Internet. My distant cousin Joe had it in his collection of old pictures. Joe had a lot of old pictures and most were unknown people to him like these women you see here.

That was back in 2010.

Four years later Patricia can see her great-great-grandmother Philomene Lagasse in the middle.

Post 781, that’s a lot isn’t?

I just hope you don’t think I’m a kook looking for these women’s descendants…

Patricia, I think your great-grandmother Philomene Alexandre is at 2 o’clock.

How I met Alice?

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I have a new third cousin once removed that I will write about next week. This week someone wrote me. I had been 2 years since she had written. There was a good reason for not writing.

She is related to this Alice.

Alice Lagasse 1877-1956

I had written about this Alice on this blog. She is NOT Michael’s birthgrandmother even if I thought at first she might have been. Alice was a very common given name in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Point of fact…

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If I write about Alice Lagasse this morning it’s because I got the green light to post this picture. It’s her son’s wedding picture shared in 2012 by one of my readers.

Frobe Caron and Evelina Couet

Frobe Caron was a third cousin once removed. He married Evelina Couet. They had at least these children.

Claire Caron
Rita Caron
Armand George Caron    1925 – 1997
Beatrice Phyllis Caron    1929 – 1998

If you are related, then you should write to me like Patricia did last month about the Alexandres and the Malloys.

I believe that Philomene Alexandre and Thomas Malloy are the great grandparents I have been searching for. My father was Francis J Malloy who was son of Ada Pendlebury and Thomas J Malloy. He was placed in an orphanage in 1914 so little is known about his family. Would you share any information you have.
Thank you,
Patricia

Montage Alexandre Family

Finding Who Redux?

Once more I am posting an old post.

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We are never sure when we look at photographs of our ancestors.

This picture was sent by Ed, a descendant of this man Jean-Baptiste Alexandre or John B. Alexander.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II

It was easy to find ressemblance with other pictures sent by other people.

In 2010, J. B. was known as unknown man to Sandy and I.

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The information provided by Ed and the pictures we had were enough to link J. B. to this tintype photograph that belonged to Joe in Connecticut.

John B Alexander II

The three people who sent me those pictures have never met personally, but they share the same passion.

Then last year, lo and behold, another person joined in the search with this wedding picture: Alice Louise Alexandre and Albert Choinière.

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Alice is J. B.’s daughter.

I could link it to this picture Robin had scanned of these two who were identified.

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The caption is right. Cousin Amelia and her husband Ernest Sorell (Sorel).

And this one…?

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And this one…?

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Is she really Aunt Mary…?

Nope. The caption is wrong.

This is Aunt Mary Alexandre.

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The caption is right on the button.Mary never married. She was Philomène Lagacé’s daughter, Agnes Alexander’s sister,

Agnes Alexandre

If she is, and I am sure she is, then where is Mary on this montage?

Montage Alexandre Family

She has to be with her other sisters and her mother in the middle.

So many questions?

Now what about this couple and the bridesmaid and the best man?

AliceAlexandre-AlbertChoiniereWeddingphoto

The best man is Ernest Sorel and the bridesmaid is Alice Louise’s sister Amelia. They would later be married.

I know all about them thanks to Fran from Connecticut…

Now if someone who is related to these people would Google their names and find this blog, I will be more than happy to share those precious pictures.

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I will tell you more next time.

Call Them Distant Relatives… Rita Hazel

Someone just informed me in a comment just made that Rita Hazel has passed away.

Diane wrote this…

thought I would let you know that my aunt Rita Hazel, only daughter of Leo and Ida Combe passed away about a month ago. I think she was 91 or 92. The only sibling left is Henry Combe, my wonderful father.

This is the wedding picture of Leo Combe and Ida Ashley.

Leo Combe and Ida are Rita Combe Hazel’s parents.

Sylvia Bleau Combe is besides Ida who is next to her mother Agnes Alexandre. Agnes is the daughter of my great-grandaunt Philomene Lagasse (Lagacé).

Back in 2007 when I started looking for my ancestors I did not know she had existed.

These people became a big part of my family since then. There are no more distant relatives of mine…

Rita Combe 1Rita Combe Hazel
1922-2013