Louise (Blanchard) Vezina died October 4, 1923

If you are reading my blog for the first time, then you have to go back in time and read this article first and then proceed from there… If you don’t, it’s like watching the last 5 minutes of a great movie classic.

THE END…

I don’t think that the person who posted that picture will mind if I post it. I have not heard from her or him.

Here is the picture I was talking about.

I found it on this site.

The caption reads…

Left to Right: Sarah (1880 – 1966) and Louise Blanchard (1886 – 1920),
Daughters of Zore/Laura (LaPlant) and Victor Blanchard

Picture was taken in North Adams, Massachusetts

Property of Marion Lawrence

I had told myself this week… Why wait for someone to contact me? Make it happen.

I went on a wild goose chase on Google.

And this is what I found.

Click here.

This is some precious information:

Louise (Blanchard) Vezina died October 4, 1923. She married J. Jean Batiste Raoul Vezina on October 7, 1907, son of Joseph Oliver Vezina and Marie Hermine (Paiment) Vezina.

More About Louise (Blanchard) Vezina and J. Jean Batiste Raoul Vezina:
Marriage: October 7, 1907

Children of Louise (Blanchard) Vezina and J. Jean Batiste Raoul Vezina are:

Armand Vezina, b. August 18, 1908.
Lionell Vezina, b. December 29, 1909.
Emile Vezina, b. February 25, 1911.
Raoul Vezina, b. August 22, 1914.
Louise Vezina, b. August 20, 1917.
Lawrence Vezina, b. September 5, 1923.

You can’t make this up.

So now I know much more than just her given name Marie.

Marie-Louise Blanchard died one month after she gave birth to Lawrence on September 5th, 1923. Little Lawrence never saw his mother’s face. Raoul would remarried on June 8, 1925 with Helen Paiement.

I think I know who Helen was, but that’s another story. Raoul fathered three more children: Gloria, Robert and Rosemary.

I wonder if Fran is reading all this… It would make a great classic movie.

What she does not know is that I did not make this up. I knew nothing about this couple when I first started writing about it on Monday.

Honest to God! You can’t make this up.

Now I hope someone is reading all this. I will be sitting and waiting.

Left to Right: Sarah (1880 – 1966) and Louise Blanchard (1886 – 1920),
Daughters of Zore/Laura (LaPlant) and Victor Blanchard

Picture was taken in North Adams, Massachusetts

Property of Marion Lawrence

I know the date of Louise’s death does not match, but that’s beside the point isn’t?

Marie-Louise Blanchard

If you are reading my blog for the first time, then you have to go back in time and read this article first and then proceed from there… If you don’t, it’s like watching only the last 5 minutes of a great classic movie.

LAST FIVE MINUTES…

I told you I had this feeling yesterday.

Would your great-grandmother’s or your grandmother’s name be Marie-Louise Blanchard? Would your great-grandfather’s or your grandfather’s name be Raoul J. Vezina?

Are you related to their children that I had found back in 2007?

Armand Vézina 1908 –
Lionel Vézina 1909 –
Émile Vézina 1911 – 1928
Raoul Vézina 1914 –
Louise Vézina 1918 –

If you are, then you’re in for a big surprise.

 

9 October, 1907, Springfield, Massachusetts

This is your great-grandparents’ or your grandparents’ wedding picture, and this is your great-grandfather’s or grandfather’s picture when he was young.

They could be also your great-great-grandparents.

This is a family picture supposedly taken in 1927 with Joseph Olivier Vezina your ancestor.

He is wearing the long overall.

The woman next to him is Josephine, his third wife, because Hermine Paiement, his second wife died in 1916. He was first married to Églantine Farmer.

I know a lot don’t I? It’s because I dig a lot…

This is Hermine’s mortuary card.

Want more?

Want to know Raoul’s occupation?

Pharmacist.

His birthdate?

February 9, 1884.

His father’s occupation in 1900?

Pawnbroker.

When did Raoul died? I am not sure about this one. Probably in January 1967.

I found a lot, but that’s not the point I want to make.

The point is finding relatives to be able to share all these pictures  just like I did with Fran.

So we will have to wait for someone to Google something like Raoul Vézina on the Internet and hope they find this blog someday.

Next time, how this great movie ends.

The Time is Right

If you are reading my blog for the first time, then you have to go back in time and read this article first and then proceed from there… If you don’t, it’s like watching only the last 5 minutes of a great classic movie.

PROCEED…

I hope Fran has been reading my blog since Monday. I have not heard from her since last weekend.

She probably never heard about Raoul Vézina.

Try Googling that on the Internet.

I had this picture since July 2007.

I think the time is right to show it.

Raoul Vézina was the son of Herminie Paiement.

At least I think so.

This is a younger Raoul.

Same hair do.

This is a family picture taken probably in Springfield, Massachusetts.

This is the original.

A Chrismas card sent in 1927 to someone in Ste-Marthe in Vaudreuil County in the province of Quebec.

I know this is not Christmas time, but I just wanted to put a smile on Fran’s face if she is reading this.

Before I leave, one more thing about Raoul… I did not do a lot of research on that family back in 2007 when I first scanned them.

What I know was put on my Ancestry site.

Now, the time is right to go looking for those people’s descendants in the U.S.  Of course I am going to start looking for Marie’s surname.

Something is telling me I won’t have any problem.