Robin’s pictures – Final answer?

Now I know all about Mary thanks to Robin my A-team member.

The A-Team

There were so many pictures Robin scanned to look at that some were left to be identified later… much later.

This one is directly related to my distant relatives.

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cousin Mary Malloy

Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau, Agnes Alexandre’s daughter, wrote the caption when we compare both handwriting.

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At first I thought I was no expert at people’s handwriting, but now I am sure this is Mary Malloy with Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau’s handwriting.

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Mary Malloy or Molloy is the daughter of Philomène Alexandre and Thomas Molloy. Philomène would be at 2 o’clock.

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

 Now what about Mary Malloy?

Who did she marry?

Did she have any descendants?

Will any descendant write me a message like Patricia did last month?

And what about this man’s picture?

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Could he be Mary’s brother?

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Robin’s pictures – Redux

This is a post I wrote back in 2013 after Robin shared more than 100 old pictures with me in 2011. It was about what I called then the A-Team.

The A-Team

Start reading…

There were so many pictures Robin scanned to look at that some were left to be identified later.

This one I think is directly related to my distant relatives.

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cousin Mary Malloy

We have to assume that Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau, Agnes Alexandre’s daughter, wrote the caption if we compare both handwriting.

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I am no expert, but it seems that way.

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Mary Malloy or Molloy would be Bertha Molloy the daughter of Philomène Alexandre and Thomas Molloy. Philomène is related to this family. These are her parents with her sisters Myra, Agnes and Helen.

the Alexandre Family

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre’s family

Mary was born 23 April 1893 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

Here’s another picture also scanned by Robin.

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Agnes Maloy… Same handwriting. Different persons?

Agnes Maloy

Not that important unless you are related to her.

Thomas Molloy and Philomène Alexandre had these children:

James Thomas Molloy 1887 –
Jean-Baptiste Molloy 1890 –
Agnes Marie Rose Molloy 1892 – 1894
Bertha Molloy 1893 –
Eva Molloy 1895 – 1896
Albert Molloy 1897 – 1897

The only possible Mary Malloy or Agnes Maloy is  Bertha Molloy born in 1893.

As for Philomène she died in 1906.

information on Philomene Malloy

Philomene was the sister of Agnes Alexandre who was Sylvia Elizabeth’s mother.

Agnes Alexandre

Agnes Alexandre

So this makes sense. Agnes was Mary Malloy’s aunt and Sylvia was her cousin.

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I never could find much more on Thomas Molloy. Sometimes you hit a dead end, but sometimes someone write a comment and the floodgates open.

Now there was one more picture without a caption.

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Robin’s pictures

There were so many pictures Robin scanned to look at that some were left to be identified later.

This one I think is directly related to my distant relatives.

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We have to assume that Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau wrote the caption if we compare both handwriting.

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I am no expert, but it seems that way.

handwriting

Mary Malloy or Molloy would be Bertha Molloy the daughter of Philomène Alexandre and Thomas Molloy. Philomène is related to this family. These are her parents with her sisters Myra, Agnes and Helen.

the Alexandre Family

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre’s family

Mary was born 23 April 1893 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

Here’s another picture also scanned by Robin.

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Agnes Maloy… Same handwriting. Different persons?

Agnes Maloy

Not that important unless you are related to her. Thomas Molloy and Philomène Alexandre had these children:

James Thomas Molloy 1887 –
Jean-Baptiste Molloy 1890 –
Agnes Marie Rose Molloy 1892 – 1894
Bertha Molloy 1893 –
Eva Molloy 1895 – 1896
Albert Molloy 1897 – 1897

The only possible Mary Malloy or Agnes Maloy is  Bertha Molloy born in 1893.

Philomène died in 1906.

information on Philomene Malloy

She was the sister of Agnes Alexandre, Sylvia Elizabeth’s mother.

Agnes Alexandre

So this makes sense.

I never could find much more on Thomas Molloy. Sometimes you hit a dead end, but sometimes someone write a comment and the floodgates open.

Now there was one more picture without a caption.

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He could be anyone, even Bertha Molloy’s brother.

My Brother Harry

Sylvia Elizabeth Bleau was the one who wrote the caption on this picture.

She only had one brother.

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Like I said yesterday I did not pay to much attention to this picture. There were so many pictures that Robin had scanned to look at.

There is one I had could hardly look at when I first saw it.

This baby…

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There was no caption so I did not make the connection at first.

Now I have.

Fredrica Bleau 1918-1919

Fredrica Beau is one of so many infants who died at a very young age leaving no one to remember them.

Frederica Bleau

Her ancestors were from French-Canada and Germany.

Fredrica Bleau family tree

Her grandfather Frank Kamenski was a barber of German descent. Her grandmother Anna Freidel also.

Anna Friedel

A Little Help From My Friend

Joe knows Bristol well and helped me yesterday with some pictures.

He told me this parade did not take place in Bristol.

I would guess the parade was “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show” coming to town, but the town is not Bristol.

After a little Internet research I believe we have the same Buffalo Bill as on this picture.

About these soldiers…

Joe said…

The soldiers on parade looks like it is in Bristol in front of the old train station.

Could this be their return?

The soldiers in the 2nd picture are coming down Main Street and turning on to North Main Street headed to the National Guard Armory.

The train station is gone. The stone wall is gone. But the railroad overpass remains.

Fascinating input from someone who is certainly not bored by Our Ancestors.

Tired of reading this blog about Our Ancestors?

Then try this for a change…

These pictures found in the old Lagasse album.

one of our lighter than air ships

Try finding information on Google about this airship… a U.S. Army OA-1 observation blimp and its sleeping quarters.

Good luck!

They were also called Pony blimps.

where our little blimp sleeps

Priceless pictures!

Try finding information on when and where this parade took place?

Most probably in Bristol, Connecticut.

And were these soldiers from Bristol going to war, coming back, or just parading?

So many questions we don’t have answers to…

Yet!

I know Joe is going to help me on this…

I hope you are not bored to death about all these old pictures in the old Lagasse album…

Unknown soldier

Unknown soldier

Ida Lagasse on the left

As I said before, this is a never-ending blog…

I don’t know if Marie Rose Elmira Lagasse was driving the bus…

If this is not enough, try figuring out when and where this picture was taken…

This is certainly not taken in Bristol, Connecticut!

Pictures with no captions…

I am not an expert on old pictures…

Just nuts about them.

 

Tomorrow…

It’s Valentine’s Day.

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

— Author Unknown

Speaking of pictures…

This picture was sent to me in  2010 by a very far distant cousin.

No caption.

At first, in 2010, I thought Dennis Lagasse III and Amanda Ménard with two of their children were in this picture.

My hunch now, in 2012, is that it’s not them.

The reason I post this article is just to show you how addictive genealogy can become unless you can control this addiction and wait…

It’s addictive because you want to know.

So I am waiting.

Waiting for someone to write again.

Down the road I know someone else will.

And I will get the answer.

You just have to wait and be patient.

Genealogy is a waiting game.

Sometimes waiting is part of the addiction.

Sometimes people will write to me and then for unknown reasons they stop.

Like someone whose grandfather was the little boy in this picture.

Hi Pierre
I am the first son of Gerard H Lagasse and would be glad to share info with you.

Thanks

Gerard

Never wrote back… and never kept in touch for that matter.

Maybe it was just a joke…

Very confusing to say the least.

Genealogy is a serious addiction.

Our ancestors are probably not that important after all…

Our ancestors are probably not that important after all…

Sometimes I reflect on this.

Then I am quick to answer myself.

Down the road, someone will understand how our ancestors are important after all…

Dennis Lagasse IV made my day (well he made my whole year for that matter) when he told me that what I had shared with him about his roots was the most precious gift he has ever had.

Well Dennis, someday down the road, someone will tell us who these people really were.

I have a hunch, but hunches aren’t enough when digging for your roots.

Then when this time comes, everything I have been researching since 2007 will be all worthwhile and meaningful.

Who Are They?

Sometimes you find old pictures with no captions.

Then you start to wonder…

Who are they?

Take this one.


Sandy sent it to me in 2010.

We are still trying to figure it out.

At first, I thought he was Anthony Lagasse, Dennis Lagasse II’s first son named after his grandfather Antoine Lagacé.

The man in that picture had a definite Lagacé look.

Charming and good-looking…

I know Dennis Lagasse IV would agree wholeheartedly with me on this. Speaking of Dennis IV, he sent me this message which I know came from the heart.

Merry Christmas Pierre!

We hope you’re having a great holiday, thank you for introducing me to the Lagasse family tree… one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received, thank you so much!

Dennis is the reason why I started this blog in the first place back in 2009.

To reach out and be like Santa giving the most fabulous gift of all.

Our Ancestors.

Going back to this picture…

I started wondering if this could be Dennis Lagasse II and Henriette Alexandre.

But I might be jumping to conclusions.

The man sitting has a definite Dennis Lagasse look on his face…

But then I might be jumping to conclusions with my ancestors…

What about the woman then…?

Who could she be?

I think I have a clue…