Remembering William Lagasse

Dennis IV sent me this link… 

10 Remarkable Facts About World War One

It reminded me of William Lagasse who was my grandfather’s nephew.

I don’t believe they ever met.

Maybe they did.

I don’t believe he ever knew what happen to William either.

Maybe he did.

I never knew anything about William Lagasse.

He was just a name in my genealogy data bank.

William Lagasse was the son of Antoine Lagacé (Anthony Lagasse) and Délia Bertrand.

This is who I believe are Antoine and Délia.

This photo was sent to me in 2010 by my not so distant cousin Sandy who lives in the United States.

Sandy does not know who they are, but we think it could be them.

Maybe we could be wrong.

The man looks a lot like a Lagacé (Lagasse).

On the left is Stanislas Lagasse born in 1842 and on the right is his son Stanislas born in 1864

Antoine was Stanislas’ first son and he was born in 1863.

William is Antoine’s first son and he was born in 1888 the same year as my grandfather Léo Lagacé Senior.

I am sure my great-grandfather Stanislas learned what happen to his grandson William in 1918.

I am sure he did because he lived till 1927.

If you want to know what happen to William, click here I have something to share with you.

If you are somewhat related to William Lagasse or his father Anthony Lagasse, please write me a comment below and I will get in touch.

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When Joseph Comes Marching Home

I had a senior moment yesterday as I posted two articles.

It does not matter…

Joe gave me this newspaper clipping last week when I paid him a visit.

He said: “Remind me not to forget to  give you  something else before you leave.”

I forgot and he forgot.

It does not matter…

Before I forget, I have to tell you about this true story. In fact everything I write on this blog is true.

I never make something up to be entertaining.

What about Joseph Lagasse, William Lagasse’s brother who died at Seicheprey?

You remember William Lagasse don’t you?

Now do you remember the pictures Dennis Lagasse IV sent me?

Bristol

Bristol

I don’t know if there is a link also with these other pictures he also sent.

Bristol (Ida Lagasse is on the left)

?

Somewhere in France

?

Someday I will find out…

Footnote…

This is Joseph Lagasse’s burial place in St. Thomas Cemetery.

He is buried just behind his mother’s grave…

Senior Moments

I did not know that expression until I visited Joe…

I had a lot of senior moments during my trip to Connecticut trying to remember some of the names while I was visiting cemeteries with Joe and Frank.

We visited St. Thomas and St. Joseph cemeteries if I remember the names correctly.

As usual I took a lot of pictures.

You never know when these will help in further research.

We started first at St. Thomas cemetery which I had visited last year.

Frank Archambeault was looking for some of his ancestors buried there, but he could not find any headstones that would lead him to them. I took this picture where some of his ancestors would be buried.

My great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse (1842-1927) and his father Stanislas Lagacé (1816-1900) have to be also buried at St. Joseph’s, but I only found two of Dennis Lagasse’s sons’ headstones:

Stanislas Lagassey… who died in 1922.

And Anthony Lagasse… who died in 1934.

William, one of Anthony’s son, died in 1918, but he is not buried there. In fact nobody could ever find his burial place.

Even if I had senior moments while visiting the cemeteries, I can never forget how, when, and where William Lagasse died.

Click here to know where he might be buried. 

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Next time, more on this story.