Just a picture?
Writing about her ancestors and linking with descendants along the way…
Originally posted on The Family Kalamazoo:
If you can share any info, such as dating or businesses, on these two photos, please leave a comment.
From Mark Johnson:
The first downtown photo: Looking west on East Michigan Ave. from Edwards St… Michigan Ave. jogs to the right at Portage St. The building furthest in the distance is the Kalamazoo Bldg. To it’s right in the foreground is the Haymarket Bldg. and further to the right is what became Shau Powell Sporting Goods.
The second downtown photo: Looking west on East/West Michigan from Portage St. The tallest building is the Kalamazoo Building (see window detail) and one of the buildings foreground right is what would become Stanwoods.
What about this clue I found on the Internet among the other clues? Is it valid information or just information copied from someone’s else research?
One clue tells all!
Michel Mignier born around 1610 died in 1727!
Suspicious enough not to trust everything I found yesterday in my search for George Lagasse who married Albertine Deschênes.
I have learned not to trust everything I find on the Internet, or people who say they know it all. Having been hooked on genealogy since 2007 because of old pictures like this one…
I have learned more than just who were my ancestors. Always check first, then check again, and again.
This being said…
This information seems valid though.
I can corroborate this information with this.
Joseph L. Lagassé’s family is seen here. Joseph’s wife is Ellen Lagassé who was in fact Helen Grant whose daughter was Anna Ellen Lagassé born in 1900 whose real name was…
Mrs. Lejeune was the mid-wife.
In 1901, Joseph was a carpenter. Ernest Thibeault was a lodger, and I suspect he was related somewhat to Joseph’s first wife Marie Thibault, Napoléon’s mother.
Marie Thibault probably died when she gave birth to Marie Julia in 1896.
Joseph had to remarry, and he found a new wife living not far from where he lived…
About André Mignier…
This is my file on him.
I hope you trust me when I write something on Our Ancestors.
The puzzle started in 2010 when I wrote this post.
Two interested people commented, one in 2011, and the other in 2015.
Albertine (Deschene) Lagasse, 91, of New Britain, died Saturday (Oct. 16, 2010) at the Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in Baker Lake, Canada, the daughter of the late Dennis and Agnes (Boutot) Deschene, she lived most of her life in New Britain. She had been employed at a watch factory in Waterbury and retired from the Fafnir Bearing Co. (now Textron) in New Britain. She was the wife of the late George Lagasse.
Albertine is survived by three sons Robert Blouin of Florida, Gene Lagasse of Rhode Island and Florida, and George Lagasse of Colorado; a sister Martha Roy of Bristol, several nieces and nephews including Cynthia Tenan and numerous grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons Larry Lagasse and Maurice Lagasse.
Funeral services were held privately.