From the Land of the Forgotten to the Land of the Remembered…
Written on November 2013
Originally posted on Our Ancestors:
This has been a long intermission.
I wonder if Steve is still with us on all this.
This is how Phoebe Alexandre looked like in 2010 when Sandy sent me a picture of an unknown young woman in the late 1890s in Bristol, Connecticut.
I am sure now this is Phoebe on this picture Joe had.
I used to mixed up Phoebe and Philomène who I now know is not this young woman.
Sandy wrote me two days ago.
She thinks she might be Agnes Alexandre instead and this would be her wedding picture.
So back to the drawing board… with this montage in Joe’s collection. It was made in the 1900s trying to figure out who is who on it.
This is a montage I made in 2011 showing Phoebe Alexandre with her daughter Lucille Lestage.
I know Lucille was her daughter born on September 1st, 1909.
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Final post on my latest compulsive research…
I always travel back in time to look for people in the Land of the Forgotten.
1852 Canadian census
In 1852, Urbain Aubé was a tanner in Beloeil, Quebec. He was 36 years-old, and was married to Lucil (Lucille) Trudeau who was 38 years-old.
The children were as follows…
Lucie Aubé would later marry Adelphis Spaulding. Do you remember those two names?
Nine years later, Urbain Aubé was still living in Beloeil with his wife and two children, Alphonsine and Alphonse, and Lucille’s parents, Antoine Trudeau and Marie Dufault.
Lucie Aubé had married Adelphis Spaulding in 1860, and Philomène Aubé had married Hilaire Benoit also in 1860. Émilie would married Napoléon Jolet in 1865.
Émilie Aubé 1847-1927
I found nothing on Marie nor on Alphonsine.
Alphonse would later marry Elisabeth Leclerc, probably around 1878, and have at least three children: Lucie (1879), Walter (1891) and Clarence (1896).
You remember Alphonse Aubey don’t you?
You are probably now tired of reading all this and looking at dead people who were in the Land of the Forgotten.
That’s the reason I want to write shorter posts whenever possible.
In 1880, Urbain Aubé and Lucie Trudeau were living with the Spaulding family.
Land of the Remembered from the Book of Life…
This is what I wrote two days ago to Mike Phillips…about Anita Blais.
Are you related?
I have some of her ancestors.
Anita was the daughter of Clarence Wallace Blais, the son of Paul Blais and Maria Spaulding whose parents were Adelphis Spaulding and Lucie Aubé, daughter of Urbain Aubé and Lucie Trudeau.
Lucie Aubé was Alphonse Aubey’s sister…
Alphonse was living in 1910 with his niece Marie Spaulding and her husband Paul Blais.
Mike had also this picture.
Small world isn’t?
What about Paul Blais, Head, male, 44, Canada?
I thought you would never ask…
Mike has not replied yet to my message I left on Find a Grave.
I just had to look for Urbain Aubé’s family and little Alphonse last Sunday morning.
The problem was not looking for them, but to stop looking for other unknown people I had found along the way.
The only thing I could find about Alphonse Aubé was this Alphonse Aubey in Rhode Island in 1910.
1910 U.S. census
Were all these people related?
Alphonse Aubey, 58, a widower, born in Canada, a boarder in Paul Blais’ home.
Who was Clarence Aubey, boarder, male, 13, born in Rhode Island?
Who was Lucy Aubey, daughter, female, 31, born in New York?
The key to this enigma was Maria Blais, wife, female, 42, born in Canada…
Stay tuned…if you’re the curious type.
For the source, click here.
I have no idea who is Arthur Lefoley…
When I found my fourth great-grandmother Marie Dufault and my fourth great-father Antoine Trudeau, I just had to look for Urbain Aubé’s family and little Alphonse.
All were living in the same house.
When you start looking at who were listed, you feel a sudden urge to look into what happened later in life to these people… like little Alphonse Aubé who was 8 years-old in 1861…or his father Urbain Aubé for that matter.
Alphonse’s mother was my third grandaunt Lucille Trudeau who married Urbain Aubé. I had found myself two more lost first cousins four times removed, Alphonsine and Alphonse Aubé.
What happened later in life to Alphonse?
He got married and fathered children. Who did he marry? How many children did they have. Where did he live? Where did he die?
To be continued if you are the curious type.