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Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

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Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.

 

Obituary; General George Cadwalader
Obituary for General George Cadwalader

General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was the last of the five sons of General Thomas Cadwalader. The deceased was born in Philadelphia, in 1806, engaged in mercantile business, and filled the position of President of the Mutual Insurance Company for a third of a century. He served gallantly in the Mexican War as well as in the Slaveholders’ Rebellion, and distinguished himself in both positions. His record is one of the best which he can safely leave behind as a grand inheritance to his family and friends.

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All data for Leonard Scott Keefer and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

 

 


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Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

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Transcribing the baptism register from Norfolk, England in my previous post, “Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register” was particularly problematic for me, requiring my learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

 

I am familiar with transcribing in several languages such as German, Swedish, French, etc., even though I do need help from Google Translate.

For this translation, I was able to interpret the text fairly easily, including the months, and the years. At first, I thought there were no days mentioned at all, until I took a closer look and realized there was one small ‘word’ in each entry I couldn’t account for. One thing I did notice was the pattern of repetition within each entry and it’s resemblance to the pattern of repetition to Roman numerals – even if they did appear to be just miscellaneous symbols or text (see image below).

 

Baptism record for Elizabeth Stalham - marked.

 

To confirm my suspicions, I did some research into interpreting Latin dates. It took some time and effort as everything I found at first referred to the date formats used in general, including those used in recording events in genealogy software.

Just as I was about to give up and use my standard ‘????’ in place of the mysterious text since I was unsure of my conclusions, I came upon the following web page that provided the answer I was looking for. They were ‘Reading dates in old English records.’ The following is the verbatim section from the page that specifically provided the answers I was seeking.

The chart below shows some of the different ways numbers may be written.

1 unus, primo, primus, I i
2 duo, secundo, secundus II ij
3 tres, tertio, tertius III iij
4 quattuor, quarto, quartus IV iiij, iv
5 quinque, quinto, quintus V v
6 sex, sexto, sextus VI vi
7 septem, septimo, septimus VII vij
8 octo, octavo, octavus VIII viij
9 novem, nono, nonus IX viiij, ix
10 decem, decimo, decimus X x
11 undecim, undecimo, undecimus XI xi
12 duodecim, duodecimo, duodecimus XII xij
13 tredecim, tertio decimo, tertius decimus XIII xiij
14 quattuordecim, quarto decimo, quartus decimus XIV xiiij, xiv
15 quindecim, quinto decimo, quintus decimus XV xv
16 sedecim, sexto decimo, sextus decimus XVI xvi
17 septendecim, septimo decimo, septimus decimus XVII xvij
18 duodeviginti, octavo decimo, octavus decimus, duodevicesimo, duodevicesimus XVIII xviij
19 undeviginti, nono decimo, nonus decimus, undevicesimo, undevicesimus XIX xviiij, xix
20 viginti, vicesimo, vicesimus, viccesimo, vicessimo, viccessimo XX xx
21 viginti unus, vicesimo primo, vicesimus primus XXI xxi
22 viginti duo, vicesimo secundo, vicemus secundus XXII xxij
23 viginti tres, vicesimo tertio, vicesimus tertius XXIII xxiij
24 viginti quattuor, vicesimo quarto, vicesimus quartus XXIV xxiiij, xxiv
25 viginti quinque, vicesimo quinto, vicesimus quintus XXV xxv
26 viginti sex, vicesimo sexto, vicesimus sextus XXVI xxvi
27 viginti septem, vicesimo septimo, vicesimus septimus XXVII xxvij
28 duodetriginta, vicesimo octavo, vicesimus octavus, duodetricesimo, duodetricesimus XXVIII xxviij
29 undetriginta, vicesimo nono, vicesimus nonus, undetricesimo, undetricesimus XXVIV xxviiij, xxix
30 triginta, tricesimo, tricesimus XXX xxx
31 triginta unus, tricesimo primo, tricesimus primus XXXI xxxi

Numbers may also be written as scores. A score is twenty and is written as XX or xx. If XX is above another number, it would be multiplied by the number under it. Therefore, four score or eighty could be written as XX over IV or xx over iiij as shown below.

XX xx

IV iiij

Sources:

  1. About.com; “Reading and Understanding Old Documents & Records”; Kimberly Powell; http://genealogy.about.com/od/basics/a/old_handwriting.htm.
  2. Family Search; Reading dates in old English records; Document ID: 111804; https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/43/111804_f.SAL_Public.html.


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Transcription – Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, Page 469

Transcription – Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, Page 469

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Original french text from Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, page 469.

 

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946, Page 469
Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946, Page 469

CAP PELÉ

CAP BOLD

CTE WESTMORLAND

NB

PAROISSE STE-THÉRÈSE

RÉGISTRES PHOTOGRAPHIES A LA PAROISSE

469

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B    76

M. I. Florine Melanson

Ce meme jour nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Isabella Florine née hier du legitime mariage de Judes melanson & Marie Cormier

Parrain Joseph Bourque
Marraine Lea Leger.

JB Th Martineau [ptr?]

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B    77

Jos. Jacob Leger

Ce meme jour, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Joseph Jacob né le 18 Septembre du mois dernier du legitime mariage de Hippolyte Leger & Susanne Leger

Parrain Dedace LeBlanc
Marraine Leonie Bourque.

JB Th Martineau [ptr?]

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B    78

Jos. Honoré Leger.

Ce meme jour, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Joseph Honoré né le 18 Septembre du mois dernier du legitime mariage de Hippolyte Leger & Susanne Leger

Parrain Jos. P. Bourque
Marraine Francoise Cormier

JB Gh Martineau [ptr?]

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S    53

Etienne Bourque.

Ce trent-un Octobre 1894. nous prêtre soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Etienne Bourque agé de 83 à fils de dy. François Bourque et de Dorothe Downing – Present Jos – Melancon. Max – LeBlanc. &c-

P. Bradley

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S    54

Tilmon Cormier.

Ce [????] Novembre 1894. nous prêtre soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Tilmon agé de quatorze mois, infant légitimé ce Narcisse Cormier et de Marguerite Dugas – Présent le père de l’enfant – Fred Cormier &c-
B-II-+S-8-M-2- sent Registrar.

P. Bradley

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M     12

Thomas Cormier and Helene Cormier

Ce huit Novembre 1894 apres  la publication de trois bans de mariage faité aux preres de [?] mepes paroissiales entre Thomas Cormier fils [?] de def – Anselm Cormier et de defte Modeste [?]son de Memramcook d’uni part et Helene Cormier veuve de def Ferdinand Cormier de cette paroisse de l’autre part – nous preter soussigné apres avoir [??] leur consentment mutuel [?] mariage leur avons donné la benediction nuptiale en presences des Saul Richard et de Modeste Bourque. Le 4/4 degré d’affinité leur a èté accordé par Mp. de St-Jean.

P. Bradley

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S    55

Pacifique Vienneau

Ce dix Novembre 1894 – nous préter soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de Pacifique Vienneau epoux de Justine Bourgeois agé de souxante onze ans – Presents Hy. Hébert P[??] Vienneau – &c

P. Bradley

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S    56

[??ine] Niles

Ce 15 Novembre 1897 – nous préter soussigné avons [????] dans le cimétière de cette paroisse le corps de [??ine] [??les] décédé hier du legitime mariage de David Niles & Marcelline Babineau Presents le pére de l’enfant & Joseph David Niles.&&&

J.B. Th. Martineau [P?]

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M     13

Joseph J. Aucoin & Odelieme Melanson

Ce huit Novembre 1894 aprés  la publication d’un ban de mariage faite au prone de notre masse paroissiales entre Joseph J. Aucoin veuf de defte Calinat Gallant de l’Ile de Prince Edouard d’une part & Odeliene Melanson fille mineuse de Judes J. Melanson & de defte Rosalie Doiron de cette paroisse de l’autre part. Nous prétre soussigné aprés avoir eccus leur mutuel consentement au mariage. [?] avons donne la benediction nuptiale au presence de Willey Gallant & Marie J. LeBlanc. Ils ont [?????] dispence de deux bans.

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Patrick Bradley Revd

Ce dix neuf Novembre mil huit cent quatre vingt dix sept nous avons  inhumé dans le cimétiere de cette Paroisse le corps du Revd Patrick Bradley décédé le dix sept du meme mois a l’âge de cinguante huit ans au presence d’un grand concon[?] de monde [???] presence des pretres cidessons soussignes.

Ths. Founale Regd V.G.
Ph. L. Velliveau, ptre
P. P. Duforn ptre
Ed. Nap. Massint, Ptre
D. F. Leger
Jos. A. L’Archeveque [???]
J.B. Th. Martineau [???]
F. C. Jav Merchand, ptre
H. E. C. Cormier
Ed. E. Labbe [???]
H. H. Mea[???] Rv
E. [????] Francis Bradley
J. A. Lapointe

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M     14

Benonie Richard & Marie LeBlanc

Benonie Richard fils [????] de deft Thadde Richard & de [????] Henriette LeBlanc de cette paroisse d’une paft & [????] fille mineuse de deft Ovide LeBlanc & Marie Richard [??? ???] de cette paroisse de l’autre part. Nouse prétre soussigné apres avoir récu leur mutuel consentement du mariage, leur avons donne la benediction nuptiale au presence de Pierre Donnelle & Clotilde Richard. [????] obtense despence d’un ban [???] 2/3 degré de consanguinite.

J. B. Th. Martineau, Ptre.

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English translation via Google Translate of Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, page 469.

 

CAP PELE
CAP BOLD
CTE WESTMORLAND
NB
STE-THERESE PARISH
REGISTRIES PHOTOGRAPHS A PARISH
469
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B 76
Mr. I. Florine Melanson
That same day we the undersigned priest have baptized Isabella Marie Florine born yesterday of the legitimate marriage Judes melanson & Marie Cormier
Godfather Joseph Bourque
Godmother Lea Leger.

JB Martineau Th [ptr?]
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B 77
Jos. Jacob Leger
That same day, we the undersigned priest have baptized Joseph Jacob was born on September 18 of the last month of the legitimate marriage of Hippolyte Leger Leger & Susanne
Godfather Dedace LeBlanc
Leonie godmother Bourque.

JB Martineau Th [ptr?]
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B 78
Jos. Honoré Leger.
That same day, we the undersigned priest have baptized Joseph Honoré born September 18th of last month the legitimate marriage of Hippolyte Leger Leger & Susanne
Jos sponsor. P. Bourque
Godmother Francoise Cormier

JB Martineau Gh [ptr?]
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S 53
Etienne Bourque.
This trent-October 1, 1894. We, the undersigned priest have [????] in the cemetery of this parish Etienne Bourque body aged 83 to son dy. François Bourque and Dorothe Downing – Present Jos – Melancon. Max – LeBlanc. & C-
P. Bradley
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S 54
Tilmon Cormier.
This [????] November 1894. We the undersigned priest have [????] in the cemetery of this parish the body of Tilmon aged fourteen months, the infant legitimized Narcisse Cormier and Marguerite Dugas – Present the father of Child – Fred Cormier & c-
B-II-8-S + M-2 feels Registrar.

P. Bradley
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M 12
Thomas Cormier and Cormier HeleneThis November 8, 1894 after the publication of three banns faite to preres of parish mepes between Thomas Cormier son def [?] [?] – [?] Anselm Cormier and his defte Modeste Memramcook uni either Helene Cormier def Ferdinand Cormier widow of this parish on the other hand – [?] lend us after having undersigned [??] mutual CONSENT marriage gave them the nuptial benediction in presences of Richard Saul and Modeste Bourque. The 4/4 degree of affinity summer Kitzbühel has granted them by Mp. St-Jean.
P. Bradley
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S 55
Pacific Vienneau
This Nov. 10, 1894 – We, the undersigned have pret [????] in the cemetery of this parish Pacific body Vienneau husband of Justine Bourgeois-old souxante eleven years – Presents Hy. Hébert P [??] Vienneau – & c
P. Bradley
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S 56
[?? Ine] Niles
This Nov. 15, 1897 – pret we have undersigned [????] in the cemetery of this parish the body of [?? ine] [?? the] died yesterday of legitimate marriage of David Niles & Marcelline Babineau Presents the father of Child & Joseph David Niles. &&&
J. B. Th. Martineau [P?]
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M 13
Joseph J. Aucoin & Odelieme Melanson
This November 8, 1894 after the publication of a marriage ban made in our parish prone mass between Joseph J. Aucoin widower defte Catinat Gallant of Prince Edward Island one hand & Odeliene Melanson daughter of miner Judes J. Melanson & defte of Rosalie Doiron of this parish of the other. We, the undersigned priest, after having eccus their mutual consent to marriage. [?] Have given the nuptial blessing in the presence of Willey & Marie Gallant J. LeBlanc. They [?????] pantry of two banns.
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S 57
Revd Patrick Bradley
This ten Nov. 9 thousand eight hundred ninety seven we buried in the cemetery of this parish the body of the Revd Patrick Bradley died September 10th of the same month at the age of eight years cinguante presence of a large concon [? ] people [???] presence of priests cidessons undersigned.
Ths. Founale Regd V. G.
Ph. L. Velliveau, Epistle
P. P. Duforn Epistle
Ed. Nap. Massint, Ptre
D. F. Leger
Jos. A. The Archbishop [???]
J. B. Th. Martineau [???]
F. C. Jav Merchand, Epistle
H. E. C. Cormier
Ed. E. Labbe [???]
H. H. Mea [???] Rv
E. [????] Francis Bradley
J. A. Lapointe

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M 14
Benonie Richard & Marie LeBlanc
Benonie son Richard [????] of deft Thadde Richard & the [????] Henriette LeBlanc of this parish of TFAP & [????] miner daughter deft Ovide Marie LeBlanc & Richard [??? ???] Of this parish of the other. Nouse undersigned priest have recov after their mutual consent to marriage, have gives them the nuptial benediction in presence of Pierre Richard Donnelle & Clotilde. [????] Obtense Despence a ban [???] 2/3 degree of consanguinity.
J. B. Th. Martineau, Ptre.

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The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

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The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.

 

Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.
Jewish alter in a synagogue.

Genealogy researchers are free to compare their Jewish ancestry with the six different searchable databases in the Knowles collection.

Some of those databases include names and information on Jewish individuals from:

  • British Isles (208,349)
  • Europe (380,637)
  • South Pacific (21,518)
  • South America and the Caribbean (21, 351)
  • North America (489,000).
  • Africa and the Orient (37,618)

These records provide both given names and surnames, dates, places, source citations, notes and links to ancestors.

The most effective and informative searches result from knowing the person’s name, date of birth, and places of residence.

Due to the mobility of the Jewish population in the past, it’s wise to cheque several of the databases to locate your ancestors.

Full instruction on how to effectively find and search these databases are available here.


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Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

Remains of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer found.

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I was surprised to read today that the remains of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer have been found.

 

I was shocked to read today that the remains of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer.
The effigy on the tomb of Blanch Mortimer, the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer.

In a previous post, I described our genealogical relationship to Sir Roger Mortimer, outlining the most infamous aspects of his life, including his hanging at Tyburn Tree for treason.

Blanch Mortimer, who died in 1347, was entombed at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Much Markle and her remains were uncovered in October of 2014.

Admittedly, this news has actually been out for a while, but it is new to me, and I’m excited to read anything about our family’s ancestors.

The find was made during work to restore the church. It was decided to keep the find quiet to enable tests to be conducted and to make her secure once again.

Blanche Mortimer; Tomb
The tomb in which the remains of Blanch Mortimer lie.

According to Reverend Howard Mayell, vicar of the parish, there wasn’t much left in the coffin, so it’s impossible to be absolutely certain the remains are those of Blanch, but it is believed they are hers.

Blanch’s tomb is topped with an effigy. Although it was not originally clear what was lying beneath, upon further exploration and removal of the stone panels from the front of the memorial, they discovered it was a lead coffin.

It is extremely unusual to find a coffin within a tomb. Usually, the tomb itself is empty and the body is buried beneath.

The remains were subjected to an endoscopic examination to preclude opening the coffin, adhering to archaeological practice and the policy of the Church of England that remains should be disturbed as little as possible.

Sources:

  1. BBC News; Hereford and Worcester; “Blanch Mortimer: ‘Remains’ of medieval traitor’s daughter found,” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25932288.
  2. Wikipedia.org; http://www.wikipedia.org

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All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.


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Transcription: Obituary for Sanford Porter, founding member of the Mormon polygamous group.

Transcription: Obituary for Sanford Porter, founding member of the Mormon polygamous group.

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Mormon BibleObituary for Sanford Porter Sr.

For a short time, I was dealing with a brick wall at my husband’s 5x great grandfather, Nathaniel Porter and his wife Tabitha Warner. After searching online genealogy sites to no avail, I finally decided to do a basic genealogy search in Google using both of their names in quotes.  The only result I got was a site about Sanford Porter and his descendants. Sanford turned out to be the son of our Nathan’s father by a second wife.

The new information on this site enabled me to expand the genealogy back two more generations.

Genealogy of Sanford Porter Sr.
Genealogy of Sanford Porter Sr.

I thought the most interesting discovery was detailed and extensive information about the descendants of Sanford Porter Sr. On this very interesting site, I found a treasure trove of photographs and first hand accounts of the family history.

What turned out to be even more interesting and shocking though, was learning that Sanford Sr., our Nathan’s half-brother, was the noted pioneer of Utah Territory, one of the original followers of Joseph Smith of the Latterday Saints and the founder of Porterville, Utah, one of the Mormon strongholds.

Having friends that are Mormon, this information didn’t strike me as unusual, probably because my friends are not members of the branch of the church that believes in plural marriage. Therefore, it was all the more shocking to suddenly learn that Sanford and his descendants were original practitioners of plural marriage within the Mormon church, Sanford having two wives and his male descendants having as many as three plural wives.

The Porters of Utah were at the forefront of the persecution by the government against Mormons and were forced to move several times to evade the hostile actions of others.

Although the first hand accounts of life in the church depict it to be everything they wanted despite the hostilities, there are some accounts by the women of later generations that express varying degrees of dissatisfaction with the practice.

In a journal of the time, the following is recorded about Sanford Porter Sr.:

“Telegraphed to Deseret News, a veteran Gone. Another Old veteran of Jackson Co. Mo–Father Porter of  Porterville has Gone. Funeral 1 P. M. today.” The Deseret News Weekly of Feb. 19th 1873 noted the following “Died at Porterville, Morgan County, February 9th, of old age, SANFORD PORTER, Sen., aged 82 years, 11 months and 2 days: Deceased was born in Brimfield, Mass., on the 7th day of March, 1790. He served his country in the war of 1812, and embraced the Gospel in Tazewell county, Illinois, June 1831. He was ordained an Elder under the hands of Lyman Wight and John Carl (Corrill), and soon raised up a small branch of the church, which he organized into a company, and started on the 1st of December, 1831, for Jackson county, Missouri, arriving at Independence on the 6th of March, 1833. From thence he was driven, in company with the Saints, in the fall of 1833. He fled with a few families into Van Buren Co., where he resided until the spring of 1839, when he was again obliged to leave his possessions, and take up the line of march. He arrived in Lee Co., Iowa, the first of July. Here he enjoyed a season of rest in the society of the Saints. He was expelled, with the Nauvoo Saints, in 1846. Following the pioneers, he arrived in Salt Lake Valley in October, 1847. He honorably held various offices in the church. He was the first resident in Porterville, and had remarkable faith. He lived as a Saint, and died in full possession of his mental powers. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren number 157 souls, most of whom attended his funeral.”

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The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking on the name link, or searching the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

  1. Sanford Porter Sr., “Sanford Porter’s History,” Sanford Porter.org, Journal (http://www.sanfordporter.org/SanfordSr01.html#Begin).
  2. Nathan Tanner Porter, “Nathan Tanner Porter Personal History: Journal of Nathan Tanner Porter,” SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/NTPorterPH01.html).
  3. Nathan Tanner Porter, “Missionary Journal,”SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/NTPnote02.html).
  4. Rulon E. Porter, “History and Genealogy of the Porter Family,” article, (http://www.sanfordporter.org/PorterFamily01.html).
  5. “Lyman Wight Porter (1833-1914),” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/LWPorter01.html).
  6. Nancy Rich Porter, “John President Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10i.html).
  7. Francis Lysander Porter, “Autobiography of the life of Francis Lysander Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10p.html).
  8. Amy Zenora Porter, “History of Amy Zenora Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/page10h.html).
  9. Marcia Cluff Beatty, “David William Cluff,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org f 01.html).
  10. Rhea Eliza Porter White, “In My Father’s House Were Many Miracles: Based on Journal Entries of Orson Merit Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/OrsonMeritPorter01.html).
  11. Alma Porter, “History of Alma Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AlmaPorter01.html).
  12. Amy Hoyt Porter Hansen, “Amy Hoyt Porter Hansen,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AHPHansen01.html).
  13. Bruce J. Black, “Lydia Ellen (Nellie) Porter Black: A Short Biography,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/NellieP01.html).
  14. Bonnie Heidenreich, “Amy Sumner Porter: A Presentation about Amy Sumner Porter based on historical records.,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AmySumner01.html).
  15. “Ralph Orlando Porter,” article, SanfordPorter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/ROP01.html).
  16. Mildred H. Christensen, “John President Porter Jr.,” article, sanfordporter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/page10j.html).
  17. Eliza Ford, “Families of Nathan Tanner Porter,” article, Nathan Tanner Porter Genealogy Website (http://nathantannerporter.homestead.com/ChildrenofNathanandEliza.html).
  18. Ann Eliza Porter Clark, “: 22 Oct 1862 – 12 Jun 1927,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/AEPorterClark01.html).
  19. Nancy Areta Porter Mattice, “Wagon Companies,” article, Nathan Tanner Porter and Rebecca Cherry Family (http://nathantannerporter.homestead.com/index.html).
  20. “Amy Vilate Porter White: Compiled by Mildred W. Straw,” Article, SanfordPorter.org (http://www.sanfordporter.org/AVPorter01.html).
  21. Joseph Smith Porter, “Joseph Smith Porter (1865-1949),” article, sanfordporter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/JosephSPorter01.html).
  22. Veda Jane Porter Mortimer, “Biography of Hyrum Kilburn Porter: Edited by her son, George A. Mortimer,” article, SanfordPorter.org, (http://sanfordporter.org/HyrumKPorter01.html).
  23. SanfordPorter.org, tombstone (http://sanfordporter.org/page4a.html).
  24. George A. Mortimer, “Autobiography of Adria Rich Porter,” submitted by George A. Mortimer, SanfordPorter.org (http://sanfordporter.org/AdriaPorter01.html).

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Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

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I previously wrote an article about my fascination with the ‘science of husbandry on a human scale‘.

My interest in this subject was piqued by my own Acadian ancestry and the Acadians’ practice of ‘managing’ biological relationships through the church in order to safeguard against close relatives marrying and having children. This has been a necessity through the centuries as a result of people living in small communities that were widespread. The modes of transportation were primitive and substantially increased the possibility of relationships and marriages within family lines. The Acadians recognized these relationships as existing within levels of ‘consanguinity’ or ‘closeness of biological relationship’.

The culture that shares the this Acadian practice to the greatest degree is that of Iceland. They have taken their management of these relationships to a different and greater level through consultation with the Íslendingabók database, a national database of ancestral lines and family trees reaching back several centuries, with their incest prevention app.

Students of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík won a contest for apps run by the Íslendingabók database. With their Android incest prevention app called ‘Sifjaspellsspillir’ or ‘Incest Spoiler’, two people with the app just tap their phones and if they share a grandparent, they will receive an alert. The creators are hoping to make it able to alert regarding common great grandparents in the future.


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My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

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After almost twenty years of genealogy research, there are certain sites that have become my ‘go to’ sites for certain aspects of my genealogy research. I thought it might be helpful for me to post my list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites.
Internet Archive
Internet Archive Search

I have also included a description of the reasons why these sites have proved invaluable to me. If you’re looking for information in these areas, be sure to check out these sites.

The headings are links to the sites described and paid sites are indicated by ($) following the heading.

1.  FamilySearch.org

Maintained and updated by the LDS (Latterday Saints) Church, this site has been invaluable for all of my time researching my family’s genealogy. In the past few years in particular, the databases have expanded substantially as the LDS organization works to digitize more and more information. Recently, the search feature has become much more effective and accurate. No matter what country, region or time frame you are researching, this is a wonderful site. Best of all, it is free.

2.  Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a favorite for all of the reasons listed for FamilySearch.org, the only difference being that a paid subscription is required. Although I do use Ancestry.com a great deal, I plan my research so I don’t have to remain subscribed all of the time. As I research and find gaps, I keep a ‘to do’ list and when it is large enough to warrant the cost, I will subscribe for as long as I think is necessary, tackle my list, and cancel the subscription when I have completed my list. It has been almost a year since I last subscribed because I’ve been finding a substantial amount of information elsewhere. I am due to subscribe pretty soon to tackle my current ‘to do’ list.

If you’re looking for one paid site that provides extensive data from around the world, this is the one.

3.  Cyndi’s List

Cyndi’s List is the largest site that offers extensive links to genealogy sites and resources on the internet. Cyndi has worked tirelessly for decades creating this site of over 300,000 links – sorted, categorized and constantly updated to maintain currency and functionality.

Recently, however, Cyndi’s List has been the target of a hacker who stole her entire site, making minor changes to ‘make it their own’ and attempting to divert revenue to themselves. Be sure the site you’re visiting is actually Cyndi’s List and help protect her extensive investment and our valuable resource.

4.  Olive Tree Genealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy is an extensive portal of links to valuable data and genealogy research information around the world. Although I do find this site somewhat confusing and difficult to navigate, my investment of time and effort has proved valuable as I have found wonderful, obscure data that I was unable to find elsewhere.

5.  Foundation for Medieval Genealogy

You should have seen my surprise when my husband’s ancestry connected directly to nobles and royalty in the medieval period. For the longest time this was a vast brick wall for me as there is very little quality data available online for researching this time.

I can’t remember how I found this site, but it’s an amazing resource as it’s extensively researched and sourced. The sources are described in detail and where there are questions about the data, they make it clear so we can note these gaps and questions in our own research. Where they have drawn conclusions from the existing evidence they examine the evidence and describe their conclusions.

6.  Directory of Royal Genealogical Data: University of Hull

This is another well researched site about royal genealogy from the University of Hull in England that also covers the medieval period, but they are not as clear about the quality of their sources, the evidence they’ve used to form their conclusions and the reasons they formed the conclusions leading to the published genealogy.

7.  Internet Archive

Besides finding and sourcing dates and events, I also enjoy finding the details of the lives of our ancestors through written accounts. Access to these publications has helped immensely with writing this blog by enabling me to understand the circumstances and times in which our ancestors lived.

Internet Archive tops Google E-Books on this list because it is totally free.

8.  Google E-Books

Google E-Books is essentially a site offering paid and free access to public domain written materials and books with a very accurate, intuitive search feature. If you use the link in the heading, however, it is possible to search only titles available for free access and download. To find free titles, be sure to check ‘Full View’ when conducting a search.

9.  Rootsweb

This is a free site offered by Ancestry.com . It’s a valuable resource for providing free access to user input data and family trees. Although I don’t entirely trust the data offered on this site for the simple reason that it is made up from ‘user input’, it has been very valuable to me when encountering those frustrating brick walls. I use the information here as ‘clues’ which have helped me break through those brick walls.

This data is recognizable in my Blythe Database because I do not enter sources or indicate very poor quality sources. Those using my database should interpret these facts as questionable at best.

10.  GeneaBloggers

GeneaBloggers was the genius idea of offering a directory of genealogy blogs. When I have some time on my hands and just want to explore what others are doing and saying, I start at GeneaBloggers.

Have fun checking out these sites!


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Transcription: Marriage Cerificate for Irenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

Transcription: Marriage Cerificate for Irenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

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Below is my transcription of the marriage certificate for Trenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

 

Trenee Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.
Marriage certificate for Trenée Aucoin and Marguerite Girroir.

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PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA

Date and place of Marriage:  22 May, 1872, Arichat, Co. Richmond
How Married ; by License or Banns:  By Banns
Full Name of GROOM:  Irenée Aucoin
His age:  28 years
Condition (Bachelor or Widower):  Bachelor
Profession or trade:  Farmer  Shoemaker
Residence:  Cheticamp
Where Born:  Cheticamp
Parents’ names:  Christopher Aucoin & Rachel Lelievre

Their Profession:  Farmers

Full Name of BRIDE:  Marguerite Girroir
Age:  27 years
Condition, (spinster or widow):  Spinster
Her place of residence:  Arichat
Parents’ name:  Tranquille Girroir & Charlotte Cheney
Their profession:  Sea Captain
Witnesses’ names:
Denis Cousin
Euphresine Girroir
Signatures of parties Married:
Trenée Aucoin
Marguerite Girroir
Officiating Clergyman:  I. A. Theerien Pst

Denomination of Clergyman:  Roman Catholic

I Certify that the marriage of the persons above named was duly celebrated by me at the time and place, and in the manner, stated in this slip.
(SIGNED)  I. A. Thierien, Pst

Officiating Clergyman

This slip to be filled up by the Clergyman and returned to the Issuer of Marriage Licenses when the Marriage is celebrated by License.

When the Marriage is by proclamation of Banns, the Clergyman may either return it when filled up to the nearest Deputy Registrar, or if more convenient, he may send it in an unsealed envelope to the Secretary of Statistics, Halifax, who will transmit him by return mail his legal fee of 25 cents for each slip.

Clergymen will be particular in no case to neglect sending in this wlip within ten days after performance of marriage ceremony.

JOHN COSTLEY, Sec., Board of Statistics


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1 Marriage Banns
Arichat Richmond to
April 20, 1872

Rev. I A Thierien

Entd : 7 Jul 1872
[???] 70 [????]

 

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70.
Richmond – 1872
Aucoin, Irenée
Girroir, Euphrosine

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.

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The following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Casildée Lavallée and Antoine Labelle.

 

Antoine Labelle & Casildee Lavallee
In Memoriam for Casildee Lavallee and Antoine Labelle.

A la douce mémoire de

CASILDÉE LAVALLÉE

épouse de feu

ANTOINE LABELLE

décédée à Ottawa
le 15 juin, 1964
à l’âge de 89 ans

et de

ANTOINE LABELLE
décédée à Sault Ste-Marie
le 18 mars 1944
à l’âge de 72 ans.

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Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

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Following are my translated transcriptions for the obituaries of Albertine Audet-Turmel in their original French.

Original French Texts
Obituary #1
TURMEL
Albertine (née Audet).
Albertine Audet-Turmel
Albertine Audet-Turmel

Au Foyer Nazareth, le 20 juin 1992, à l’âge de 93 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Albertine Audet, épouse de feu monsieur Michel Turmel. Elle demeurait à Québec. La famille recevra les condoléances au funérarium de la

Cooperative funéraire
de l’Anse
115, 80e Rue est
Charlesbourg

dimanche de 14h à 17h et de 19h à 22h. Le service réligieux sera célébré le lundi 22 juin, à 15h, en l’église Sts-Anges de Beauce, ou la famille recevra les condoléances une heure avant le service, et ce la au cimetiè paroissial.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants. Yvette (feu Aurèle Perreault), Laurette (Gérard Boily), Madeleine (Maurice Laroche), Thérèse (Bernard Drouin), Aline (Philippe-A. Drouin), Edith (Claude Michaud), Gérard (Fleurette Mathurin), Adrienne, Yvon (Margarete Griewel), sa soeur. Soeur Edith Audet (Dominicaine de la Trinité), ses belles-soeurs: Mme Onésime Audet, Mme Marie-Anna Turmel, ainsi que plusieurs petits-enfants, arrière-petits-enfants, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Veuillez compenser l’envoi de fleurs par un don à la Fondation de l’Auberivière, 401, rue St-Paul, Québec (Québec), G1K 7G7. Pour renseignements: 525-6044.

Obituary for Albertine Audet
Obituaries for Albertine (Audet) Turmel.

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Obituary #2
TURMEL

Albertine (Audet). – Les familles Turmel et Audet remercient bien sincrèrement tous les parents et amis qui ont témoigné des marques de sympathie lors du décés de Mme Albertine Turmel, survenu le 20 juin 1991, soit par offrandes de messes, envois de fleurs, affiliations de prieres, dons à la maison l’Auberivière, dons à l’église, cartes de sympathie, visite ou assistance aux funérailles. Un merci trés special au Foyer Nazareth ou elle à vécu et a tous ceux qui l’ont côtoyé pendant ses dix-sept dernières années. À tous, un cordial merci.

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Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

Transcription: In Memoriam card for Obeline D. Roy.

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Following is my transcription of the In Memoriam card from the funeral of Obeline D. Roy.

In Memoriam for Obeline D. Roy.
In Memoriam for Obeline D. Roy.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

OBELINE D. ROY

1906 – 1986

O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou O Merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace. AMEN.

May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

HEMS BROTHERS MORTUARY

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Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Origene M. Roy

Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Origene M. Roy

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The following text is my transcription of the In Memoriam card for Origene M. Roy.

'In Memoriam' for Origene M. Roy.
‘In Memoriam’ for Origene M. Roy. 

 

In Loving Memory of

ORIGENE M. ROY

1903 – 1980

O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou O Merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace. AMEN.

May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

HEMS BROTHERS MORTUARY

Calexico – El Centro

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Transcription: Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois

Transcription: Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois

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The following is my transcription of the newspaper article or obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois.

Obituary for Marieanne Turmel-Bourgeois.
Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois.

 

Emile Bourgeois

Mrs. Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois, 82, widow of Emile Paul Bourgeois, formerly of 1200 Elm St., died Friday night at a Manchester nursing home after a long illness. She was born in St. Agnes, County Beauce, Que., the daughter of Jean and Reberra (Thivierge) Turmel and had been a resident of Manchester since 1912.

Mr. Bourgeois was an attendant of St.-George Church.

Members of her family include two daughters, Mr. Roland (Antoinette) Marois of Manchester, and Mrs. Margaret Ducharme, of Goffstown; two sons, Albert Bourgeois and Edouard Bourgeois, both of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, great-nieces.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm st., corner of North Street. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 9 in St. George Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Lillian A. Auclair.

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Lillian A. Auclair.

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Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ funeral card for Lillian A. Auclair (Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair).

 

Transcription: 'In Memoriam' for Lillian A. Auclair.
‘In Memoriam’ for Lillian Active Paradis-Auclair.

In loving memory of

Lillian A. Auclair

Died July 1, 1969

PRAYER

O GENTLEST Heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou O Merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace.

J. N. Boufford and Sons Inc.

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Joseph Dionne.

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Joseph Dionne.

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The following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Joseph Dionne.

 

Joseph Dionne Memorial
‘In Memoriam’ for Joseph Dionne. 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Joseph Dionne

Died July 31, 1944

Let Us Pray

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, to our prayer, in which we humbly entreat Thy mercy; bring to the country of peace and light the soul of Thy servant which Thou hast summoned to go forth from this world and bid it to be numbered with Thy saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

–From the Missal

Jesus, Mary, Joseph

Indulgence 7 years each time.

Raccolta N. 256

Franciscan Missionary Union, Chicago

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Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

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Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.

 

Memorial for Rose Dionne
‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.

“We have loved her during life; let us not abandon her, until we have conducted her by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”

St. Ambrose

IN YOUR CHARITY

Pray for the Repose of the soul of

ROSE DIONNE

who died on

JANUARY 10, 1942

PRAYER
O Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with buring love for the poor captive souls in Pergatory, have mercy on the soul of Thy servant, bring her far from the shadow of exile to the bright home of Heaven, where, we trust, Thou and Thy Blessed Mother, have woven for her a crown of unending bliss. Amen.

May She Rest in Peace. Amen.

From – The Franciscan Fathers, Hollidaysburg, Pa.

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Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

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Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage.
Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine
Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine at 3 circa 1938.

In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment to the Canadian military. My own father, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, was an Instrument Electrical Technician in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost thirty years.

Gerard Turmaine in full pipe bank regalia playing his snare drum.
Gerard Turmaine in full pipe band regalia playing his snare drum.

Born in 1934 to Henry Joseph Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery of Quebec, he was nephew to both family members we lost in WWI, Joseph Philias Albert Emery (Rose’s brother) and Joseph Turmaine (Henry’s half-brother). (See photo at right of Gerry Turmaine at age 3.) As a new Canadian forces member, he spent some time in New Brunswick visiting the family of another recruit, Paul Melanson and met my mother, Patricia Gail Melanson – Paul’s sister.

Shortly after, he was transferred to Baden Söllingen, Germany and a long distance relationship proceeded for a while until he eventually asked my mother to go over and marry him. She traveled over on ship, they were married, and just over a year later I was born.

A year after my birth, my father was posted to Trenton, Ontario by the Canadian military, where we lived for ten years. During this time, he was a member of the national military pipe band (see photo at left) and frequently played all around the nation – and on one occasion, I can remember him traveling to Washington, DC to play.  During the ten years we lived in Trenton, my parents had three more girls, my sisters Renee, Andrea and Danielle.

We finally left Trenton when my parents’ dream came true and we were transferred to Comox, British Columbia. I can remember my parents talking about how much they’d like to live on the west coast of Canada for years. As a matter of fact, the story told ever after was that my Dad was so happy at the news of our transfer to British Columbia he wore holes in his socks dancing around the coffee table.

Their intention to remain in British Columbia was evident when my Dad told his superiors in Comox that he would rather forego any further promotions in order to remain in British Columbia until he retired. My parents lived in Comox until his death in 2005.

Turmaine Family in the late 1960's.
Turmaine family photo with Gerry in rear on the right; middle: Renee, Christine, Gail and Andrea; front: Danielle.

Twenty years ago I met my husband while he was training in Comox. He was an Aviation Technician with the Canadian Armed Forces and retired in 2006 to take a position with Marshall Aerospace in Abbotsford, British Columbia – where he could continue to work on his favorite aircraft, the CC130 Hercules.

To add to the tradition, my husband’s father, Marsh Blythe, retired in the 1980’s as a Sergeant in the Canadian army and my sister Andrea’s husband Larry Potter also retired several years ago from the Canadian army.


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Transcription: 2nd Marriage Certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme.

Transcription: 2nd Marriage Certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme.

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This post contains my transcription of the second marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois-Ducharme.

Certificate of Marriage

Church of St. George,

Manchester, New Hampshire.

This is to Certify that Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois were lawfully Married on the 31st day of May 1935 According to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of the State of New Hampshire, Rev. T. J. E. Devoy, P.D., officiating, in the presence of Armand Ducharme and Irene St. Gelais, Witnesses, as appears from the Marriage Register of this Church. Dated April 2, 1974

Rev. Maurice W. Richer, Pastor _____________________

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Transcription: Marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.

Transcription: Marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.

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The following is my transcription of the marriage certificate of Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.

Marriage of Joseph William Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois.
Marriage certificate of Joseph William Herve Ducharme and Marguerite Bourgeois. 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Certificate of Marriage

This Certifies that on this, the 31st day of May, 1935, at Manchester, I joined in Marriage, in the presence of witnesses, Herve Ducharme of Manchester and Marguerite Bourgeois of Manchester.

Certificate of Intention of Marriage issued by the Clerk of Manchester.

I also certify that I am a Roman Catholic Clergyman residing in the town of Manchester and am legally qualified to perform the marriage ceremony.

Witnesses: Armand Ducharme, Irene St. Gelais

Signed: T. J. W. Derry, D.P.P.R.

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Transcription: Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

Transcription: Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

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Following is my transcription of the extract of a baptism for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois.

Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois
Extract of a baptism for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois.

French Original

Extrait du régistre de baptêmes, marriages, sépultures de la paroisse de St. Hughes du Lac Saguay from l’année mil neuf cent-quinze.

Le trente-et un octobre, mil neuf cent-quinze, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Margeurite Yvette, née le quatre août fille légitime de Émile Bourgeois cultivateur, et de Marie-Anne Turmel de cette paroisse. Le parrain à été Gédéon Grandines et la marraine Antoinette Sauvé, les quels out déclaré ne savoir signer. Le pére était présent et à signé avec nous Lecture faite.

Émile Bourgeois
Josephat Cossette (prêtre)
extrait conformé à l’original 31 mars 1931.
E. Brousseau (prêtre curé)

Lac Saguay

English Translation taken from ‘Google Translate’.

Excerpt from register of baptisms, marriages, burials of the parish of St. Hughes Lake Saguay from the year one thousand nine hundred and fifteen.

The thirty-first day of October, nineteen hundred and fifteen, we the undersigned priests have baptized Marie Margeurite Yvette, born August 4, legitimate daughter of Emile Bourgeois farmer, and Marie-Anne Turmel this parish. Gideon Grandines was the godfather and godmother Antoinette Sauvé, which said they could not sign out. The father was present and signed with us reading done.

Emile Bourgeois
Josephat Cossette (priest)
extract complied with the original March 31, 1931.
E. Brousseau (parish priest)

Lake Saguay

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Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

Transcription: Obituary for Armand J. Martel

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Obituary for Armand J. Martel.
Obituary for Armand J. Martel. 

Obituary for Armand J. Martel.

Following is my transcription of the obituary of Armand J. Martel.

ARMAND J. MARTEL

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Armand J. Martel, 69, of El Centro, who died Monday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agustin Cemetery in Manchester, N.H.
Mr. Martel was born July 8, 1928 in Manchester. He married Janet Roy on Sept. 1, 1947, in Manchester. He was an Imperial Valley resident for 29 years.

Mr. Martel worked for the El Centro Community Hospital as a purchasing agent. He had been ill since 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Martel of El Centro; daughters, Cynthia Marcoux, of El Centro, Virginia Audette of Sacramento, Patricia Rose of El Centro, and Edna Wilkinson of Seeley; brother, John Martel of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Armand J. Martel.

Transcription – ‘In Memoriam’ for Armand J. Martel.

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Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ card for Armand J. Martel.

“Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.”
St. Matt. V. 5
May Jesus have mercy on the
Soul of

ARMAND J. MARTEL

In Memoriam Card for Armand J. Martel
‘In Memoriam’ for Armand J. Martel.

1928 – 1998

O gentlest heart of Jesus ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames and do Thou O Merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a place of refreshment, light and peace. AMEN.

May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

HEMS BROTHERS MORTUARY

Colexico – El Centro

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Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

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Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better.

My grandparents on my father’s side were Henri Joseph Turmaine (Henri) and Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery (Rose Amande).

Gail, Gerard, Grandma Rose and Christine (front) Turmaine
Rear l-r: Patricia-Gail (Gail), Gerard Ronald Joseph (Gerry), Rose Amande Turmaine; Front: Christine Blythe (Turmaine).

Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005) was the youngest of three children who survived infancy. Dad’s brothers and sisters included Albert Joseph Turmaine (1923-1966), Rose-Marie Azilda Thérèse Turmaine (1929-2003), and Marianne Claudette Andrea Turmaine (1937-1937).

The Turmaine Family
Turmaine Family: Theresa, Henry (Grandpère), Gerard (Dad), Rose (Grandmère), and Joseph.

Therese Paquette (Turmaine) with Christine.
Ma tante Thérèse Paquette and Christine Blythe (Turmaine) circa 1989.

I was too young to remember much about my grandfather Henri as he died in 1966 in General Hospital in Toronto. I know I saw Grandma Rose quite frequently within the first few years of my life, but again, I was too young to remember much. When I turned 10 in 1970, however, that all changed since we were transferred from Ontario to Comox, British Columbia. We took the last opportunity to visit everyone we could that summer on our trip across the country.

I can remember one particular visit where we were permitted to stay at the cottage of cousins, the Pollaris, at Loon Lake in Ontario. What a beautiful cottage it was, too. A semi-circle shape, the front circular side rested on posts in the lake shore, extending over the water. That entire side of the cottage was one big great room and standing in it felt like being in motion on the lake.

I do remember being awestruck in Grandmère’s home. She was a highly devoted Catholic and as soon as we walked in, we were overwhelmed by praying hands, her obsession. There were praying hands statues, prints, and paintings everywhere.  I can remember being told when I was young that Grandmère’s ambition was for Dad to become a Catholic priest and how disappointed she was when he opted for the military instead and married my mother. Knowing my father, he definitely chose the path that suited his own nature and ambitions, especially considering his naughty, rather raunchy sense of humor. Somehow, I don’t think it would have gone over very well as a priest.

Front: Rose Amande and her mother Émilie Labelle, Rear: Unknown Cousin
Front: Rose Armande Emery seated next to her mother, Émilie (Labelle), wife of Charles (Albert) Emery. MIddle: Betty Turmaine, daughter of Hérmènégilde and Azilda Labelle.

A couple of years later, we saw Grandmère Rose one last time in about 1972 when she came to visit us in Comox. She passed away in 1978. Tante Thérèse came out in 1987 for my sister Andréa’s wedding, in 1989 for Renée’s wedding and in 1991 for my own wedding to Mark. She passed away in 2003 in Chateaugay, Québec. It may seem odd that I haven’t mentioned Dad’s brother, my uncle Albert Joseph, but unfortunately, he had committed suicide just prior to Grandpère Henri’s death in 1966.

Grandmère Rose’s father was Charles Albert Emery, who was born in about 1870 in Vermont, United States and died in about 1915. Her mother was Émilie Labelle, born about 1870 in St. André Avellin, Ripon, Papineau County, Québec to Antoine Labelle (1820-1890) and Joséphine Périllard (born 1844), both of Québec. In addition to Grandmère Rose, they had four other children, of whom one was Pte. Joseph Philias Albert (1889-1917) who was missing in action and presumed dead at Vimy Ridge during WWII. His name is only one of many immortalized on the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France.

Oddly enough, my father’s grandfather Herménégilde (father-in-law to Grandmère Rose) took Marie Joséphine Azilda Labelle as his second wife in 1911. Azilda was sister to Joséphine (and Rose’s grandmother).

Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périard (Périllard)
Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périllard.

Antoine Labelle (1820-1890) was the son of Antoine Labelle and Marie Isaac Duplanty dit Héry of Québec, and had been married twice, first to Émilie Fournelle and second on November 23, 1863 to Joséphine Périllard (my great great grandmother), born 1844 in Ste. Magdeleine Rigaud, Vaudreuil, Québec to Michel Périllard and Zoé (Madeleine, Michel) Demers. The 1852 Census of Canada East shows Joséphine Périllard with her parents, brothers and sisters living in 274 Petite Nation Parish, St-André Avellin, Ottawa County.

Antoine and Joséphine’s six children included Émilie Labelle (born 1870), Antoine Labelle (1872-1944), Célima (Délima) (born 1874), Joseph (1877-1944), Marguerite (1880-1960), Azilda (1884-1933).

During my extensive research into my French Canadian ancestry, I’ve come to realize one thing – there are no surprises. Families remained close in proximity and emotion, and marriage within the inner circle – and yes, family, according to the laws of consanguinity of the Catholic church was commonplace.

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