Car Story

Sometimes my research will take an unexpected turn on the road to your ancestors.
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I am no car expert, but I know where to turn to for advice. This car is either a 1935 or 1936 Ford Sedan V-8.

Hi Pierre
Your car is probably a 1935 Ford. Some 1936 models were a copy of the 35. I base myself on the style of the ventilation slots on the side of the hood and on the little grille that we see. Another element: the bottom of the front wing. It was an extremely popular car, especially because of its V-8 engine.

Jacques

Lionel had identified who was who and also had told his son Dennis where the photo was taken.

The farm Levi rented became the Bristol Central High School at 480 Wolcott St Bristol, CT 06010. My dad says they lived there until he was 5 or 6 years old, so that would be 1937 at the latest?

So…
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That picture was taken either in 1937 or a little earlier.
I had search for more information about the three children to find how old they were. Then something happened on Google when I typed in…

Dorothy Daly Diana Dube

http://www.dellavecchiafh.com/obituaries/Dorothy-Kalvaitis/#!/Obituary
But there was more unexpected turns on the road leading to your ancestors…
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To be continued…

Summer 1939?

Was it really a double marriage in 1930?

Some readers have doubts.

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Collection Lionel Lagasse

I have an opened mind.

We know who these people are. Levi Napoleon Lagasse on the left with his wife Marie-Louise Dubé, and Diana Dubé with her husband John Joseph Daly. There was another photo.

Levi and Marie-Louise

Collection Lionel Lagasse

I guess that’s the wedding picture of Levi Napoleon and Marie-Louise taken August 4th, 1930.

Dating photos is most important when we are revisiting the past, but sometimes you need expert advice on cars.

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Thanks to my friend Jacques Gagnon who wrote three books on old cars, I got a little closer to the truth about this photo.

Hi Pierre
Your car is probably a 1935 Ford. Some 1936 models were a copy of the 35. I base myself on the style of the ventilation slots on the side of the hood and on the little grille that we see. Another element: the bottom of the front wing. It was an extremely popular car, especially because of its V-8 engine.

Jacques

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Collection Lionel Lagasse

So if this car is a 1935 or 1936 Ford V-8, then John Daly Junior who looks to be about 8 years-old can’t be born in 1924. He could not be in front of a 1935 or 1936 Ford V-8 because he would be 11 or 12 years-old, Dorothy would be 10 or 11 and little Joan 9 or 10.

I still believe this photo was taken during the summer of 1939, but I can be wrong again. Being wrong since 2007 was been one of my favorite pastimes.

Why might you ask?

Because when you find the answer you feel so good, and you can move on and find more about our ancestors.

 

Summer 1939

It looks like a double marriage isn’t?

original couple

Collection Lionel Lagasse

We know who these people are. Levi Napoleon Lagasse on the left with his new wife Marie-Louise Dubé, and Diana Dubé with her new husband John Joseph Daly.

Marie-Louise and Diane Dubé were Olive’s sister who never married.

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Collection Lionel Lagasse

Dating photos is important when we are revisiting the past.

Levi Napoleon Lagasse and Marie-Louise Dubé were married on August 4th 1930 in Bristol, Connecticut. So I figure Diana Dubé and John Joseph Daly got married on the same day. Which brings me to dating this photo with John Joseph Daly, Levi Napoleon Lagasse and Diana Dubé and John Joseph Daly’s children, John, Dorothy, and Joan Daly.

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Collection Lionel Lagasse

John Daly Junior looks to be about 8 years-old, Dorothy about 7 and Joan about 5. I believe this photo would have been taken during the summer of 1939.

If you wonder why this is all important, the reason is very simple. Lionel Lagasse told his son Dennis that many photos are in the possession of the Daly family’s descendants. So if by chance you are reading this, you can add a comment or use the contact form below to leave a message.

Maybe we can revisit the past together.