Dennis Lagasse III

I think I take genealogy and our ancestors too seriously. Sometimes my posts are long and confusing.

This is Dennis Lagasse IV’s great-grandfather. He’s the man under the hat stuck on branches. Dennis III is also my granduncle since he was the brother of my other granduncle Adelord and of my grandfather Philip Lagasse from Canada.

Dennis Lagasse III and some of his sonsDennis Lagasse III is seen with four of his sons: Napoleon Levi (Dennis IV’s grandfather), Harvey, Victor, and Joseph on the extreme right.

The young man between Joseph Lagasse and Victor Lagasse has yet to be identified.

Dennis Lagasse III is the son of Dennis Lagasse II who was the son of Dennis Lagasse I.

All these Dennises were in fact Stanislases. All except Dennis IV who knew very little about family tree back in 2011.

Pierre I can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing, I really was lost when it came to family history. I saw photos when I was young and didn’t know much more than we came from Bristol CT. I heard once or twice about a Dennis before me that was killed at work in the 1920s but that was all I thought there was. To put names on the strangers smiling faces in the old photos gives me a sense of belonging that I’ve never felt before. I knew there had to be than just “here I am”, now I have “where I’m from” thanks to you.

Dennis Lagasse III left this world on October 21, 1922.

cemeteryStanislas Lagasse

obit

This obituary became a kind of Rosetta stone to look for all of Dennis III’s descendants.

I knew all about Dennis Lagasse III before Dennis Lagasse IV his great-grandson contacted me back in 2011. Dennis Lagasse III was just a name and a man in a family picture sent by someone in 2009 who never stayed in touch.

Stanislas 1864

Together Dennis IV and I brought Dennis III to life again on this blog with dozen and dozen of photos. We are just waiting for someone to join in our search for unidentified ancestors.

original picture of the Lagasse family

Just waiting…

Dennis Lagasse IV in Connecticut, and Pierre in Quebec, Canada.

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I think Dennis and I take genealogy and our ancestors too seriously.

Such a Touching Comment

Dennis Lagasse IV sent this comment about this post.

Pierre I can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing, I really was lost when it came to family history. I saw photos when I was young and didn’t know much more than we came from Bristol CT. I heard once or twice about a Dennis before me that was killed at work in the 1920s but that was all I thought there was. To put names on the strangers smiling faces in the old photos gives me a sense of belonging that I’ve never felt before. I knew there had to be than just “here I am”, now I have “where I’m from” thanks to you.

Dennis had this picture of my great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse II…

Dennis Lagasse II1842-1927

He brought him from the dead and so many people who are yet to be identified…

Dennis Lagasse wedding picture

I Understand

I understand Harold is trying to navigate through all the information he now has about his ancestors.

I am in no hurry.

Little Marie is in no hurry also.

picture from Dennis 2

Nor is her grandfather Dennis Lagasse aka Stanislas Lagacé born on August 9th, 1842. Nor is the little boy with Marie.

That little boy is her brother Harvey.

Someone contacted me a year or so ago. Little Harvey was in fact known to her as Big Harvey, Harvey William Lagasse Senior.

Harvey William LagasseThat reader helped me find more information about him and his descendants.

She was related to Harvey William LaGassey Junior.

Harvey William LaGassey Junior

Here are Big Harvey and his wife Mae.

Harvey Lagasse and Mae

I had a lot of problem finding her maiden name. Nothing on the Internet.

My reader knew… and she had this picture I have never posted before.

Mae Cox

Mae Cox!

Click here for more on Mae…

Have a Nice Day Harold…

Type Clair Perrin Roys on Google…

This is what you will get. 

At least on google.ca…

This is how I work… putting people names on the Internet so people related to them will contact me.

No money involved, no donation.

Just pure free pleasure and joy of finding your roots and if you are lucky pictures of your ancestors…

Maybe Harold has some on this picture.

Dennis II and Dennis III So many unidentified people…

This is the post Harold found. 

Now I understand why he wrote this…

No sir I was still trying to navigate what you sent me.  Thank you  by the way.

I Had To

I just had to write an e-mail to Harold.

Hi Harold,

Have you read my blog lately?

Pierre

Just in case I did not scare him away with all the information I sent him.

Harold wrote back.

No sir I was still trying to navigate what you sent me  thank you  by the way

This is what I just wrote Harold to tell him about my blog.

Hi Harold,

About my blog…

I never write about people who are living so to keep personal information out.

Feel free to share whatever information you have.
Even though my blog has some humor, it does not mean I don’t take genealogy seriously. My blog is a way to contact people related somehow to people I found out were relatives, even distant ones.

The story of Marie Lagasse is about someone we have pictures of.
I am happy to share those with you because someone shared them with me.

That’s what this blog is all about.

Have a nice day

Pierre

picture from Dennis 1.1Have a nice day Harold…

Clair Perrin Roys Sr.

As a reply to a comment of one of my readers…

What a great gift…to be able to connect with the past!

I wrote this…

The problem with my blog is that there are so many gifts to open up.
Now Harold has so many pictures to look at and so many links to the past that it must be staggering at first.

This is what I have on Clair Perrin Roys Sr., Harold’s grandfather: 1942 Registration Card.

I have never had any contact with Clair Perrin Roys Sr.’s descendants before.

So I have not looked for more information on him since no one had contacted me before.

Until Harold wrote a comment.

I was just waiting for someone to write a comment and tell me more about Marie, the little girl with her grandfather Dennis Lagasse II seen here around 1895 with his two grandchidren Harvey Lagasse and Rose Elmira Lagasse (Marie).

picture from Dennis 2

Of course I have also this on Clair Perrin Roys Sr. The backside of the registration card.

White, 5′ 3″, 120, blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion.

Clair worked at Lake Compounce. We all know where Lake Compounce is don’t we?

8d34790u - Wildcat roller coaster, Lake Compounce amusement parkSource

I wonder who is “M. G.”?

I wonder if this picture sent in 2012 by Dennis Lagasse IV could be related to Clair Perrin Roys?

574757_3899112030843_924387346_nIt could since Dennis had this picture of Marie Lagasse “driving” a car…

Move Over 1917

The Jackpot

Harold hit the jackpot with this comment sent Saturday night…

Hello my name is Harold Roys Jr. My father Harold Sr died dec 25 1983… I know his mother’s name was Marie Lagasse, but know very little about his family.

This is Rose Elmira Lagasse or “Marie” as a little girl.

She’s Harold Jr’s grandmother.

picture from Dennis 2

Harold knows very little.

I know a whole lot…

This is Marie again on the porch. She’s on the left. Her father Dennis Lagasse III is beside her. Her mother Amanda Ménard is on the right.

All of Marie’s siblings are in front.

I know all about them.

picture from Dennis 1.1Jackpot!