Eddie Lagase

Who’s Eddie Lagase whose name appears on this page Chris Carpenter scanned?

I wish I had a picture of Eddie to show you this morning.

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Eddie will have to be just a name for now or for eternity since he never married and has no descendants to look for him.

Eddie could be on this picture though, but I have no way to tell.

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A day at the beach

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A day at the beach take two…

I know who is Levi Lagasse whose name is also found on the page, and I have a picture to show you.


Levi Napoleon Lagasse

This picture was one of the first pictures someone sent me in 2011. He wrote me a message telling me Levi was his grandfather.

I could not believe it at first.

I knew Levi was Amanda Menard’s  (in the red circle) and Dennis Lagassey’s son (Dennis is the last man on the right).

Amanda Ménard

part of a family picture…

I have so many pictures now thanks to Levi’s grandson Dennis.

More than 100 to share with everyone!

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Some people on some of these pictures might be Maynards. Maybe I will find out someday…

So who is this Eddie Lagase whose just a name on a page in a condolences book scanned by Chris Carpenter?

He is the brother of Frank Lagasse, the best man’s seen on this wedding picture scanned by Robin who lives on the West Coast and who is not even directly related to me. She also scanned more than 100 pictures for me so I could share them on this blog.

wedding Myra Alexandre

I don’t think Eddie Lagase ever married, but his brother Frank Lagasse did.

Thanks to Chris’ excitement, I got curious and I started searching for more information on Frank Lagasse who was this couple’s first son.

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Sophie Archambault and Frank Lagasse Senior

Frank Lagasse or Lagase married Eugenie (Jennie) Elsensohn born around 1891.

That I did not know until I got curious.


Remember what someone said on this blog…

If you write, they will come.

Wilfred E. Maynard

I have learned my lesson about posting headstones without asking permission first, although I believe I had written the person who had first posted the headstone on Find A Grave in the first place.

Well that’s water under the bridge and I won’t post anymore headstones without asking first.

You can click here.

I have permission to post this picture of Wilfred Maynard which is part of Chris’ collection of old pictures.

Wilfred Eugene Maynard

This picture sheds new light on this comment made by Chris last week.


This is so exciting!  I ran and got my grandfather (Wilfred’s Maynard) Memorial book when I saw your posting.  My grandfather died on March 12, 1955 at the age of sixty-six years, two months and twenty eight days.

His living siblings were Ernest, Adlord, Edward, Philip & Mrs. Alphonse Gosselin (Rose). Delphis and Albert were not listed.

Visitors of interest to this blog include Mr. & Mrs. Hector LaMothe, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Maynard, Mr. & Mrs. Victor LaGasse, Levi Lagasse, Ernest Maynard, Mr. & Mrs. A.F. Maynard, Philip C. Maynard, Cora Maynard, Eddie Lagase, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Maynard, Edward L. Maynard, Doris Maynard.

I’ll scan and post the pages as it places relatives in and around Bristol CT at this time.  I may have missed some names that might be important to others.  I do believe I have a picture of Cora’s gravestone.  I’ll post it as soon as I can locate it.

Of course I am not Albert, and Chris also knows this.

I wonder how many people know that my mother tongue is French and it’s mostly the language I use.

As a footnote to all this… These are all the documents Chris sent me on Wilfred.

These are a few pages of the book of condolences at the funeral home.


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This is a copy of Wilfred’s birth certificate that Chris had in her collection.


 I thought it would be nice to add the original that is dated December 15, 1887.

naissance Wilfred Maynard 14 décembre 1887

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Albert J Maynard

I will put the Cayos on the back burner for a while even though there is a lot to talk about the Cadieux family like the 1832 cholera epidemic.

What about the Maynards?

This is Albert Ménard, a descendant of Zéphirin Ménard who was the brother of Amanda.

Albert J Menard

When the Ménard family left Québec in the late 1890s, they changed their name to Maynard.

I knew a lot about Albert Maynard but I had no pictures.

I knew he had married Cora Lagasse.

Cora Lagasse was this couple’s daughters!

Sophie Archambeault

That’s a montage I made with a picture sent by my 3rd cousin Sandy.

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Sophie Archambault

And this one sent by my 3rd cousin Frank, the guy with the kitchen’s notes.

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Sophie Archambault and Frank Lagasse

I still don’t have a picture of Cora Lagasse to show you.

But I can wait.

I have a picture of her brother Frank though.

He was William’s Archambault’s best man at his wedding.

wedding Myra Alexandre

You know all about William and his lovely wife Myra don’t you?

Chris is just making sense of all hundreds of pictures I posted on Ancestry. Mind-boggling to say the least because there are close to 3000.

Chris has agreed to share all the pictures she has.

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That’s just great because I can’t wait to talk about the Maynards.

Until then you can read this that was written by Gérard Ménard.

I should know better

I only wanted to write one post a week and concentrate of the Cayos.

But then Chris got all excited, then I got excited, and some readers got excited also, and in all this frenzy, Chris had pictures she was willing to share…

Pierre, have permission to show anything that I have posted! Can’t wait to network with more of our cousins.