Dennis Lagasse III
Shared by Michael in 2015
Shared by a reader in 2009
Alice’s father is Médard Lemaire who changed his name to Medard Myers.
Sometimes we only have headstones to remember our ancestors. Sometimes we are lucky to have an old picture like this one of Médard.
If you want to know more about Alice who is in front of her father, write a comment. If you want to know more about this family, do likewise.
Isn’t Alice a cute little girl?
This is the original picture shared by someone in 2009. At that time, I knew nothing about these people except for Pépère whom I knew was my granduncle Dennis Lagasse III, my grandfather’s brother.
See what was missing.
East Bristol, Spring 1916
I modified the original picture on April 25th, 2015.
This next old family picture was shared in 2011 by a complete stranger, a fourth cousin, Dennis Lagasse IV.
Germaine Lagasse is the first child of Alice Myers and Victor Philippe Lagasse.
She’s David Victor Lagasse’s grandaunt.
Honouring the Fallen
Originally posted on History Geek:
This post is dedicated to the memory of my great great uncle Thomas Alexander Gillanders, who was killed in action one hundred years ago today, and to those who fought alongside him at Gallipoli.
Tom was a native of Inverness and the eldest of eleven children. He was a much-loved brother of my great-grandmother who fondly recalled the time he took her on a trip to Edinburgh when she was thirteen years old. He had recently spent some time working on a farm owned by cousins in Winnipeg but had returned announcing that he did not want to face another Canadian winter and had decided to try New Zealand. His father decided that the whole family would emigrate, as the other sons would likely follow Tom eventually anyway.
The family left for New Zealand in 1908 and in 1910 they…
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