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Geraldine Sorel – Redux

Editor’s note.

Written in 2013

Original post

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Geraldine seems be have been the only child of Ernest Sorel (Sorell) and Amelia Alexandre (Alexander).

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I don’t have a picture of Geraldine, but I know there are some out there.

I have found the family in the 1940 U.S. Census now available online. Geraldine is 16.

1940 Ernest Sorel

There is a remote chance I will find some descendants of Amelia and Ernest. On April 3, 1940, Ernest Sorel (Earnest Sorel) was living at 211 Lafayette Street in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut. He was an assistant foreman in a hardware factory. Ernest was born in Cambridge, Ontario, on August 2, 1891.

I know all about Ernest Sorel’s ancestors.

This information is now laying dormant…

One day it will blossom and make someone really happy.

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I am almost sure this is Caroline Ménard.

wpid-33fe2b6d-acf6-47b0-aea2-93150966943d.jpgAmélia’s mother.

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On this picture, the caption is wrong.

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It doesn’t matter anymore. There were some wrong captions in the collection of old pictures Robin scanned in 2011, but it doesn’t matter anymore if we are almost sure this is Caroline Ménard.

wpid-33fe2b6d-acf6-47b0-aea2-93150966943d.jpgThe wife of Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II, the son of my great-grandaunt Philomene Lagasse.

1913 Philomene Lagasse

Doesn’t matter a bit…if some captions were wrong.

Mary was the sister of Agnes Alexandre Bleau

Right caption

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.

AliceAlexandre-AlbertChoiniereWeddingphoto

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.

Geraldine Sorel

Geraldine seems be have been the only child of Ernest Sorel (Sorell) and Amelia Alexandre (Alexander).

scan0007

I don’t have a picture of Geraldine, but I know there are some out there.

I have found the family in the 1940 U.S. Census now available online. Geraldine is 16.

1940 Ernest Sorel

There is a remote chance I will find some descendants of Amelia and Ernest. On April 3, 1940, Ernest Sorel (Earnest Sorel) was living at 211 Lafayette Street in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut. He was an assistant foreman in a hardware factory. Ernest was born in Cambridge, Ontario, on August 2, 1891.

I know all about Ernest Sorel’s ancestors.

This information is now laying dormant…

One day it will blossom and make someone really happy.

Finding Who?

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.

young man 1

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.

AliceAlexandre-AlbertChoiniereWeddingphoto

Alice is J. B.’s daughter.

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

scan0007

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

And this one…?

scan0014

And this one…?

Picture 096-2

Is she really Aunt Mary…?

Nope. The caption is wrong.

This is Aunt Mary Alexandre.

scan0013

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.