We have come a long way on this blog…

We have come a long way on this blog since I posted that picture almost two years ago.

  

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre,
daughters of Philomène Lagacé and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

This was one of my favorite pictures…

It still is.

These two young women were unknown to Sandy and I in 2010. We just had a few clues. Bristol late 1890s.

We have found almost everything about them.

Flavie Alexander married Charles Lestage and Myra Alexander married William Archambeault. Some of Myra’s descendants have contacted me since then. Descendants of Flavie still have not seen this blog nor all the pictures I have of their ancestors.

I can sit and wait.

We all have our precious pictures of our ancestors… hidden somewhere.

We just have to find them.

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre

They are so precious because most people don’t have any.

This is a picture of my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé.

Stanislas Lagasse 1842-1927

Sandy, who is part of the A-Team, sent it in 2010 without knowing who this old man was. For my part, the only info I had of my great-grandfather was his birth certificate.

He was born August 9, 1842 in Notre-Dame-de Stanbridge.

1842… That was quite a long time ago!

Together Sandy and I manage to find who he was by looking at this picture and comparing it to pictures sent by someone else…

Four generations

I knew who were three of the four people. The baby was little Gerard Lagasse.  His father Harry Lagasse is holding him and his grandfather Dennis Lagasse III is having a cigar. It was easy to figure out who was the tall and serious man on the left.

I still don’t have a picture of my great-great-grandfather Stanislas Lagasse I who was born in 1816. Stanislas bears the same given name as Stanislas Lagacé. This is why I call him Stanislas 1842 since he also named one of his sons Stanislas whom I call Stanislas 1864.

This is all I have of Stanislas 1816…

No picture just his certificate of death.

Stanislas Lagacé 1816-1900

Click on the image

Sandy sent it in 2011 as an early Christmas present!

I know that there are probably some pictures of Stanislas 1816 somewhere in an old dusty wooden chest hidden behind a pile of old objects in a dark attic somewhere in Bristol, Connecticut in 2012.

This is why Fran’s e-mail was Godsend.

Stanislas Lagacé 1816, aka Dennis Lagasse 1816, died on March 26, 1900. He missed the 1900 U.S. census by only two months  and five days. If he had been around in June 1900, I would have known with whom he was living back then.

Stanislas died from mitral insufficiency because of his old age. That’s what Doctor Desmarais wrote 112 years ago. He also wrote my great-great-grandfather’s home address: 22 Conlon street, Bristol, Connecticut…

Stanislas Lagasse I is the ancestor of thousands of Americans who have no idea who he is.

I do.

Myra Alexandre’s descendants now know a lot about their ancestors. Helen Alexander’s descendants will soon find out. Stanislas Lagacé I, or Stanislas 1816, and Libbie Lagasse Alexander were their ancestors.

Helen Alexander Bleau is in this picture with her mother Philomène Lagacé and her lovely sisters…  


It’s Joe’s favorite picture. He sent it in 2010. We could not figure out who were these people. Joe is also part of the A-Team.

It took us two years to finally identify four of them: Flavie, Myra, Agnes and Helen. The other two should be Mary and Philomene but we can be 100% sure.  What I know is that Philomene Alexander married a man named Molloy and she died probably in 1906. We have pictures of Mary but the one we have here does not look like her in the other pictures.

This is another picture. A tin-type picture. 

Robin, from our A-Team on the West Coast, scanned it in 2011. She is not even directly related to us. Her husband is.

This is most probably taken around 1893 looking at the little boy’s age.

Myra Alexander, John Alexander, Agnes Alexander
Philomène Lagasse, Helen Alexander Bleau with two unknown children

Fran has now her little idea who the little boy is.

Enjoying all your entries to your blog. I may have info on Philomene Lagasse and JB Alexandre’s daughter, Helene. For some reason, which I can not explain, I had her down as Abeline (baptized on 24 June 1867, Notre Dame de Stanbridge). Today I received an invitation to a birthday party for  one of my Mother’s  Bleau cousin, who is the granddaughter of Joseph Henry Bleau and Helen Alexander. Her brother had told me ages ago that their uncle had married an Alexander. I did their line back around 2001 so I never made a connection until today when I checked my Family Tree and saw the names of their grandparents. He never gave me any other info on the Bleau line as he knew I was doing my maternal grandparents’ lines.
 
I will be seeing them August 4 and will discover if I am right. Remember the photo of JB Alexandre and Philomene Lagasse with two daughters and two children? If I am right, one of the children is their Dad, born 1891 in North Adams, MA. If so, we are related through my maternal grandfather and through my maternal grandmother’s side. I am hoping they might have some photos of the Bleau line. They have two great albums of their Mother’s family. I will get back to you when I get direct info from the Bristol Bleaus.

I have also my little idea.

Enticed?

BTW…

Robin, I got your e-mail yesterday. I could not reply. The message was filtered as a SPAM! Don’t worry I read all your messages.

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Speechless in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines…

I had found another distant cousin last year…

Fran, who is related to me by her ancestor Caroline Ménard and John B. Alexandre,  gave me a lot of information about that family… and I mean a lot. John B. married twice and fathered 18 children.

Fran wrote more and more since then and she became part of our A-Team…

Then this.

Enjoying all your entries to your blog. I may have info on Philomene Lagasse and JB Alexandre’s daughter, Helene. For some reason, which I can not explain, I had her down as Abeline (baptized on 24 June 1867, Notre Dame de Stanbridge). Today I received an invitation to a birthday party for one of my Mother’s Bleau cousin, who is the granddaughter of Joseph Henry Bleau and Helen Alexander. Her brother had told me ages ago that their uncle had married an Alexander. I did their line back around 2001 so I never made a connection until today when I checked my Family Tree and saw the names of their grandparents. He never gave me any other info on the Bleau line as he knew I was doing my maternal grandparents’ lines.

I will be seeing them August 4 and will discover if I am right. Remember the photo of JB Alexandre and Philomene Lagasse with two daughters and two children? If I am right, one of the children is their Dad, born 1891 in North Adams, MA. If so, we are related through my maternal grandfather and through my maternal grandmother’s side. I am hoping they might have some photos of the Bleau line. They have two great albums of their Mother’s family. I will get back to you when I get direct info from the Bristol Bleaus.

Fran

P. S. Have you a definite identity the young ladies in the great photo of Philomene in the center and her daughters around her?

I was speechless in my living room as I was waiting for my morning coffee to brew.

If so, we are related through my maternal grandfather and through my maternal grandmother’s side. 

Well lo and behold!

Fran and I are not that distant cousins any more…

I quickly wrote back…

Speechless in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines…

Next article using what you just sent me. Simply speechless. I know Joe will love this post. Can’t wait to write it. Of course you will have the answer to the question about Philomene and her daughters… Sort of a recap of where we are in this dossier.

Thanks for your message.

I hope I won’t loose sleep over all this.

Just can’t wait for your next message.

You really know how to entice people…

Must be in your genes.

Pierre

Joe had given me a lot of information on Philomène Lagacé back in 2010

Her nickname was Libbie.

That’s a catchy nickname.

Joe also had sent me her obituary…


Philomene LAGASSE

Death (12 March 1920):

BRISTOL PRESS

13 March 1920

Mrs. Libbie Alexander widow of the late John Alexander died at the home of her son David Alexander 149 Park St. last evening as a result of complications due to old age.

She had been an invalid for several years. Mrs. Alexander was born in Quebec, Canada 79 years ago. She spent her early years there. She was married in 1869 to John Alexander. They moved to the state and lived for some time in North Adams, Mass. They came to Bristol twenty six years ago and made their home here. Mr. Alexander died in 1914.

Mrs. Alexander is survived by four daughters: Mrs. David Bleau, Mrs. William Archambeault and Miss Mary Alexander of Bristol and Mrs. Phoebe Lustrich of Brooklyn, NY. By three sons: John, David, and Peter Alexander all of Bristol, and by many grand children and great grand children. She was one of the well known French residents and was a member of St. Ann’s Church. The funeral will be held at St. Ann’s Church at 9 o’clock Monday morning. Rev. Joseph P. Perreault will conduct the services.

This was the only thing I had on her back in 2010 before I found my distant cousin Joe…

1852 Canadian Census in Notre-Dame de Stanbridge, Quebec

Lagasse, Dennis Farmer Canada F Roman Catholic 37 M
Lagasse, Elizabeth Canada F Roman Catholic 30 F
Lagasse, Philomel Canada F Roman Catholic 12 F
Lagasse, Dennis Canada F Roman Catholic 11 M
Lagasse, Peter Canada F Roman Catholic 7 M
Lagasse, Almira Canada F Roman Catholic 5
Lagasse, Joseph Canada F Roman Catholic 3 M
Lagasse, Agnes Canada F Roman Catholic 1 F

Libbie’s name was entered as Philomel!

1861 Canadian Census

Name: Philemon Lagassy
Gender: Female
Census place: Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec
Age in years: 20
Estimated birth year: 1841
Birthplace: B C
Marital status: Single
Religion: R C
Sheet number: 324
Line number: 5
Film number: 517397
Library and Archives Canada film number: C-1297
Digital GS number: 4108794
Image number: 216
Collection: Quebec Census, 1861

Nothing more.

That was not much to go on…

But Joe found this blog and he sent me her picture and what appeared to be Libbie’s daughters all aroung their mother.

Next time…

Where Helen fits in all of this?

Caroline Ménard

This is the only picture we have of Caroline…

No, it’s not the only one.

I have this one also…

These documents are precious for all the information they contain.

Being French-Canadian, it’s quite easy to read them like the baptisimal certificate of little Caroline.

Caroline was born on November 26, 1863. Zéphirin Ménard was her father and Rose Therrien was her mother.

With this information we can go back in time and find Caroline’s Ménard ancestors.

The marriage act has much more information with the names of the groom’s and the bride’s parents, and those of the witnesses.

Caroline Ménard married Jean-Baptiste Alexandre. We have a lot of pictures of Jean-Baptiste Alexandre thanks to Sandy in 2010 and Robin in 2011.

Sandy had this one… Young man 1.

With Robin’s pictures and someone who found my blog and shared what pictures he had, we have managed to identify Jean-Baptiste.

Jean-Baptiste married twice and had 18 children with his two wives. Caroline Ménard died in 1895 when she gave birth to her 8th child. Jean-Baptiste remarried.

For many of her descendants, Caroline Ménard is a complete stranger just like young man 1 was in 2010.

I know that one day, someone will send me a picture of Caroline, and I will share it with you.

Speaking of sharing, I have someone else who shared what little information he had last year.

He is Dennis Lagasse IV’s father. I never met Lionel and I will probably never meet him unless I win big at the lottery.

But I can tell you this… Lionel is a very nice person. 

Of course being an avid reader of this blog about genealogy helps…

Seriously…

Last year, around Christmas time, Lionel shared this picture.

Little did he know that the woman standing beside Dennis Lagasse III on the right is Caroline Ménard’s sister Amanda.

Lionel took the time to write some notes that helped me a lot in my search for these Lagasse descendants.

I just want to say how deeply appreciative I am of Lionel taking the time to send me that picture and also this one of Dennis Lagasse II, my great-grandfather, with two of his grandchildren, little Harvey and Mary.

One more thing … Lionel does not know.

I just made him an honorary member of…

 

Amelia

Post No. 301.

I was sure you would be coming back for more…

I know who these ordinary people are.

With  this picture and Fran’s help we have finally solved a mystery.

This is Alice  Alexandre with her husband Albert Choinière, and  her sister Amelia Alexandre with her boyfriend Ernest Sorel.

Amelia would marry Ernest a year later in 1915. This picture was scanned last year by Robin. We did not know who they were then.

1915

I have another picture to show you.

Sylvia Bleau, Agnes Alexandre’s daughter, Louis Combe, her husband, her little daughter Sylvia, and… someone identified as aunt Mary.

Here the caption says Mary Alexander, but it’s Amelia again with her husband Ernest Sorel.  She does not look a bit like the real Mary Alexander seen here with her sister Agnes Alexandre in 1922…

Agnes is with her three grandchildren, Louis Jr., Lawrence, and Sylvia Marie. 

In 1922 little did these people know that Agnes would died in 1927.

You already have read the obituary Fran sent me last week didn’t you?

Now every piece of the puzzle falls into place thanks to Fran who is now a full-fledged member of the A-Team.

Agnes Alexandre

Agnes Alexandre is not a mystery woman.

But she was back in 2007 when I began searching for my Lagacé ancestors and all those who were related to them.

Agnes in fact did not even existed.

The Alexandre family was related to me in two ways. This is why I found Agnes along the way. Her mother was my great-grandaunt Philomène Lagacé who had married Jean-Baptiste Alexandre. My great-grandmother Henriette Alexandre was Jean-Baptiste’s sister. 

So when Fran found an obituary last month and wrote this comment, I just had to write something about it.

“This is an obituary in the May 31, 1927 (p.5c.4) issue of The Bristol Press…:”

“MRS. DAVID BLEAU

Mrs. Agnes Bleau, aged 56 years, wife of David Bleau, motorman for The Bristol and Plainville Electric Company, died this morning at her home in Wolcott, following an illness since Friday. She had not enjoyed good health for the past several months.
The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the requiem. Interment, in charge of Undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Bleau was born in Stanbridge, Canada, fifty-six years ago, daughter of John and Libbie Alexander. Her early life was spent in her native place. She came to this country as a young girl and was married at Blackinton, Mass., in November 1891. She moved to this city with her family fourteen years ago, and for the past five years had been living on the farm in Wolcott, just over the Bristol line.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Combe: one son, Harry Bleau, of this city: two sisters, Miss Mary Alexander, of this city and Mrs. Myra Archambeault of Plainville: three brothers, John B. David Alexander of Plainville and Peter Alexander of this city: and six grandchildren.”

Now if we put with this obituary some pictures we have in our collection… most coming from Robin on the West Coast.

“MRS. DAVID BLEAU

Mrs. Agnes Bleau, aged 56 years, wife of David Bleau, motorman for The Bristol and Plainville Electric Company,

 

David Bleau as a young man

died this morning at her home in Wolcott, following an illness since Friday. She had not enjoyed good health for the past several months.

Agnes Alexandre as a young woman

The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the requiem. Interment, in charge of Undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Bleau was born in Stanbridge, Canada, fifty-six years ago, daughter of John and Libbie Alexander.

Her early life was spent in her native place.

She came to this country as a young girl and was married at Blackinton, Mass., in November 1891. She moved to this city with her family fourteen years ago, and for the past five years had been living on the farm in Wolcott, just over the Bristol line.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Combe:

 

Sylvia Bleau Combe

one son, Harry Bleau, of this city:

 

Harry on the right

two sisters, Miss Mary Alexander, of this city

 

Mary Alexander on the left in the back

and Mrs. Myra Archambeault of Plainville:

 

Myra Alexandre Archambeault

three brothers, John B.

 

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

David Alexander of Plainville and Peter Alexander of this city:

David or Peter

and six grandchildren.

 Click on the image to see the grandchildren

Mystery wowen

Welcome back… I hope you have visited this blog a few times. 

Back to this blog, Robin, a member of the A-Team, said in her comment she posted…

What a challenge! Are we up to it?

I answered back…

We won’t know until we try.

You never thought how addictive cabinet cards were didn’t you?

They become more addictive when you can put a name on someone’s face.

Mother and daughter? That’s for sure, but no names, just the photographer’s name.

B. F. Ogden, from Springfield, Massachusetts.

That the only clue unless my cousin Sandy takes a look at the women’s clothing and tells me when it was in style.

Another one. Again from Springfield, Massachusetts.

I sent all the 31 pictures to Sandy. She wanted to take a look. I am sure she will get hooked and give me some clues on when the pictures were taken just by looking at the women’s clothing.

See you around. Until then, subscribe to the other blog about cabinet cards.

You could find your ancestors.

I’m sure that the man featured in this photo is my great great grandfather Per Ambjorn Sparre. He was an inventor amongst other things and actually created the first perforated postage stamps in Stockholm. He married an Italian woman and spent much of his life in Paris. There is a wealth of information about him in Swedish. He was Louis Sparre’s (My great grandfather) father. It was a pleasure seeing this photo for me! I have a painting that looks exactly the same.

The A-Team

The A-Team has got a new member and he does not even know it yet…

Interested?

Ed is from the South, so we now cover all of North America.

He told me he had many pictures all related to the Alexandres and he asked me Monday night if I was interested.

Interested?

I don’t think Ed has read all my articles on this blog. Almost 300 since September 2009.

In point of fact, this is post 294!

Interested?

Of course, I was interested, especially when I still have unidentified people on some pictures I have, like young man 2 who I believe is David Alexandre, John B. Alexander brother’s

young man 2

David Alexandre never married. He was a bartender and he was deaf and mute. People back then would say deaf and dumb. I don’t think David was dumb.

David and John were very close to each other.

David is listed in the 1930 U.S. Census.

He was living with John, Odila and their children. I have a feeling Ed will find the answer in the pictures he has, just like Robin, Sandy and Joe did.

Tomorrow…? Post No. 295.

You will see what Ed has in store for us.

About David…

Of course young man 2 could also be Peter Alexander, another brother. Just let’s say I have a hunch…

Again, thank you for sharing!

If you write a comment on this blog, I will write an article about it so everyone will be able to read it. 

Thank you for sharing! I’m a granddaughter of Saül Binette and I was wondering about my family since I don’t have access to the family book anymore (lost it during the parents separation). Again, thank you for sharing!

Brenda Binette

If you share something, then I will share it with my readers.

You see I like to write and I like to share.

When you like to do something you don’t ask for anything in return. Just pure selfish pleasure like George Stewart told me when I visited him last September.

Who’s George? That’s a long long story.

Curious? Then click here for just a glimpse, but be sure to read the comments at the end.

So what about Saül Binette, the little boy on the left in this picture of the Binette Family?

Pure selfish pleasure.

That’s what’s this blog is all about. I like searching and I like old pictures.

I also like people. Just can’t help it…

So why should I ask for money when I have got everything I want. 

So what about little Saül on the left?

I know very little about Saül, but now I  know he was Brenda’s grandfather. I know very little about Brenda and she does not know that much about me.

Well not quite yet…

She will sure find out when I invite her to my Ancestry family tree. She just has to ask.

As George Stewart says… 

Toddles.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre 1862-1936

This man might be your ancestor.

Ed’s grandfather

Ed’s grandfather was the father of 18 children. Of course Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II was not the only one involved.

He married twice.

First he married Caroline Ménard.

Caroline died while giving birth to their 8th child. He was a baby boy who died at birth.

I don’t have a picture of Caroline. I only have her birth certificate.

That’s not much to go on, but when you are searching for your ancestors, or those who are related to your ancestors like Caroline, it opens new venues.

I knew very little about Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and Caroline Ménard.

Fran wrote a comment on this blog a few months ago…

Thrilled with the photos.

My maternal grandmother was the daughter of JB Alexandre and Caroline Menard (Amanda’s sister, married to Stanislaus Lagasse).

She was the niece of Myra Alexandre Archambeault.

The only photos I have of the Alexandres is my grandmother’s wedding photo, which includes her sister Amelia, a photo of her dad and a photo of adults identified as Alexandres. The last two sent by his grandson’s wife. I would love permission to copy the photos.

I know they do not fall within copywrite law: but I would like to add the identified ones to my research and cite your site as the source. I have never sent/forwarded photos but I will try to send them to you.

Fran

Fran joigned the A-Team with her pictures I posted.

She is the one who has formally identified Jean-Baptiste Alexandre II.

She also gave me the names of all of his children.

With 1st wife Caroline Philomena MENARD    (1863 – 1895)

Angeline Marie Alexandre   1882 – 1922

Evelyne Caroline ALEXANDRE  1884 – 1965  (Mrs. Napoleon Gingras)

JB Hormisdas ALEXANDRE 1885 – 1896

Joseph Arthur Alexandre    1888 – 1888

Emile ALEXANDRE    1890 – 1918

Alice Louise ALEXANDRE  1892 – 1956      (Mrs. Albert Choiniere)

Amelia ALEXANDRE        1894 – 1950      (Mrs. Ernest Sorel)

baby ALEXANDRE            1895 – 1895

With 2nd wife Odila COURCHAINE    (1873 – 1959)    Obit has her name as “Adile”

Lionel J. ALEXANDRE      1900 –

Beatrice A. ALEXANDRE  1903 – 1991

Joseph H. ALEXANDRE    1904 –

David Joseph ALEXANDER  1907 – 1975

Annette ALEXANDRE   1910 –

Blanche ALEXANDRE   1910 – 1917

Antony A. ALEXANDRE  1911 – 1930

Henry R. ALEXANDER      1913 – 1988

Irene Margaret ALEXANDER  1915 – 1964

George Roland ALEXANDER    1917 – 1998

The only photos I have of the Alexandres is my grandmother’s wedding photo, which includes her sister Amelia

I would really like to see that wedding picture…

Late 1890s sisters Bristol, Conn

We have come a long way on this blog since I posted that picture almost two years ago.

These two young women were unknown to us in 2010. We just had a few clues.

Click here to go back in time and to get a sense of what we knew at that time.

Late 1890s sisters Bristol, Conn…

This was one of my favorite pictures…

It still is.

Late 1890s sisters Bristol, Conn

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre,
daughters of Philomène Lagacé and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Flavie married Charles Lestage and Myra married William Archambeault.

We all have our precious pictures of our ancestors.

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre

They are precious because most people don’t have any.

This is my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé.

Stanislas Lagasse 1842-1927

Sandy, who is also part of the A-Team, sent it without knowing who the old man was. The only thing I had of my great-grandfather was his birth certificate.

He was born August 9, 1842 in Notre-Dame-de Stanbridge.

That was quite a long time ago!

Together Sandy and I manage to find who he was by looking at this picture and comparing it to pictures sent by someone else…

Four generations

I knew who were three of the four people. The baby was little Gerard Lagasse.  His father Harry Lagasse is holding him and his grandfather Dennis Lagasse III is having a cigar. It was easy to figure out who was the tall and serious man on the left.

I don’t have a picture of my great-great-grandfather Stanislas Lagasse I born in 1816 who bears the same given name as Stanislas Lagacé whom I now call Stanislas 1842 since he also named one of his sons Stanislas whom I call Stanislas 1864.

This is all I have of Stanislas 1816… No picture just his certificate of death.

Stanislas Lagacé 1816-1900

Click on the image

Sandy sent it last year as an early Christmas present!

There are probably some pictures of Stanislas 1816 somewhere in an old dusty wooden chest hidden behind a pile of old objects in a dark attic somewhere in Bristol, Connecticut in 2012.

You see Stanislas Lagacé 1816, aka Dennis Lagasse 1816, died on March 26, 1900. He missed the 1900 U.S. census by only two months  and five days. If he had been around in June 1900, I would have known with whom he was living back then.

Stanislas died from mitral insufficiency because of his old age. That’s what Doctor Desmarais wrote 112 years ago.

He also wrote my great-great-grandfather’s home address:

22 Conlon street, Bristol, Connecticut…

Stanislas Lagasse I is the ancestor of thousands of Americans.

Myra Alexandre is one of them. Stanislas Lagacé I, or Stanislas 1816, is her grandfather, her mother’s father.

This is Myra again in this picture of her mother Philomène Lagacé and her lovely daughters…  


It’s Joe’s favorite picture. Joe is also part of the A-Team.

It took us two years to finally be able to identified four of them: Flavie, Myra, Helen, and Agnes. The other two are Mary and Philomene but I can’t identify them. 

This is another picture. A tin-type picture. Most probably around 1893 looking at the little boy’s age.

Myra Alexander, John Alexander, Agnes Alexander
Philomène Lagasse, Helen Alexander Bleau with two unknown children

Robin, from our A-Team on the West Coast, scanned it just a few months ago.

Together again, we could identified all the people in this picture except the two children who are probably Helene (Hélène) Alexandre’s children. She got married in 1889 with Joseph Bleau who was David Nathanael Bleau’s brother.

This is David.

David Nathanael Bleau

David would later marry Agnes Alexandre in 1891.

Agnes Alexandre

We are still in the process of identifying the people on some tin-type pictures. I am sure down the line we will be able to do it.

Helen Alexandre ? and Myra Alexandre

About the 1940 U.S. Census I told you about… Click here

FOOTNOTE

From Fran…

An obituary in the May 31, 1927 (p.5c.4) issue of The Bristol Press reads:

“MRS. DAVID BLEAU

Mrs. Agnes Bleau, aged 56 years, wife of David Bleau, motorman for The Bristol and Plainville Electric Company, died this morning at her home in Wolcott, following an illness since Friday. She had not enjoyed good health for the past several months.

The funeral will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. J. P. Perreault will celebrate the requiem. Interment, in charge of Undertaker James J. Dunn, will be in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Bleau was born in Stanbridge, Canada, fifty-six years ago, daughter of John and Libbie Alexander. Her early life was spent in her native place. She came to this country as a young girl and was married at Blackinton, Mass., in November 1891. She moved to this city with her family fourteen years ago, and for the past five years had been living on the farm in Wolcott, just over the Bristol line. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Combe: one son, Harry Bleau, of this city: two sisters, Miss Mary Alexander, of this city and Mrs. Myra Archambeault of and Peter Alexander of this city, and Plainville: three brothers, John B. David Alexander of Plainville: and six grandchildren.”