Twins Twins and more Twins in the News!

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Nazareth Teachers Puzzled

What with nine sets of twins attending the Nazareth school, it’s not easy for the teachers sometimes to tell them apart. Here they are, left to right, back row: Leonore and Lornora Simard, 12, daughter of Mrs. Florida Simard of 165 North Willard street and Henry and Nelson Chagnon, 13, sons of Mrs. Delina Chagnon of 32 Drew street. Third row Ethel and Ethlyne Hoose, 7, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoose of 78 North street and Robert and Richard Limoge, 8 sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Limoge of 83 Spring street. Second row, Janet and Janice Gelineau, 6, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gelineau of 167 Lakeview terrace and Richard and Robert Dion, 8, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dion of 32 Ward street. First row, Norman and Rowland Bouffard, 6, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bouffard of 20 Allen street and Charon and Faith Belvieua, 5, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Belvieau of 241Elmwood avenue. Since this photo was taken recently, still another set of twins became enrolled in the school. They are Lawrence and Larry Lablanc, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Adelord Lablanc of 109 Intervale avenue. (article from the Burlington Free Press dated October 19, 1938.)

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Hero in Our family!

Did you know back on June 24 1958 that Chester “Chet”  Chagnon and Herbert “Herbie” Hathaway saved the life of a 11 year old Boy who was drowning in Lake Champlain. (Herbie is on the left and Chet is on the right).
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Two city employees were credited with saving the life of an 11 year old boy yesterday after the lad fell into the chilly waters of Lake Champlain.

The boy, David Streeter of 23 St. Louis St., slipped from a cross brace on the pier behind the Municipal Generating Station.

He was pulled unconscious from the current swept lake bottom by Water Dept employee Herbert Hathaway, 522 St. Paul St.

Hathaway located the boy in 14 feet of water on his second surface dive.

Artificial respiration performed on the scene by Chester Chagnon, 64 Morgan St., was credited with saving the boy’s life.

Chagnon also works for the Water Department.
The boy, who had been fishing off the pier, fell into the water at 12:04pm Worker on the scene said he was taken out at 12:08 and was submerged most of the four minutes he was in the lake.

A doctor at the DeGoesbriand Memorial Hospital said the boy would be detained at the hospital for two days for observation.

Officials explained the mixture of water, oil and sand in his lungs could result in complications.

“Dust Dove In”

Hathaway came on the scene just after the boy was seen falling into the lake.

“I just pulled my shoes and pants off and dove in,” he explained. “It was the only thing to do.”

Hathaway failed to locate the boy on the first dive.

Streeter had been carried from beneath the cross brace, down the discharge canal and under a footbridge by the current.

Resurfacing just long enough to get another breath of air, Hathaway went down again, this time spotting Streeter, unconscious, on the bottom.

Grabbing the boy, he surfaced quickly and handed the boy up to the men waiting on the pier. “I thought he was dead,” Hathaway said.

Chagnon said the lad’s body was blue.

Works Five Minutes

Chagnon applied artificial respiration for five minutes until the police ambulance arrived to take the boy to the hospital.

He was given oxygen at the hospital, but doctors maintained it was the artificial respiration that saved his life.

It wasn’t until later that Hathaway and Chagnon found the boy they had saved was the son of a fellow city employee-Street Department worker Maurice C Streeter.
“We know him very well,” Hathaway said. “We were surprised to find out it was his kid.”

Hathaway was not treated for possible ill affects fowling his dive, but complained of a headache afterwards.
Both he and Chagnon continued on the job after the incident.
A third man, Maurice Normandeau, Montpelier, was also credited with administering artificial respiration to the boy.

January Memorials Who Are We?

Rose (Lucia) Beaupre 7/1886-01/24/1982
Rose is the wife of Fay Beaupre, the mother of Russell Beaupre and the mother in law of Vivian Winegar.

Marcel M. Beauregard 3/20/1925-01/13/2013
Marcel is the son of Lucien M. Beauregard and Imelda Brunelle, the husband of Rachel (Poirier) Beauregard, the father of Roger Beauregard, and grandfather of Michaela Beauregard.

Harold J Beshaw 07/07/1927-01/02/1962
Harold was the husband of Blanche (Martin) Beshaw

Bernadette (Gonyo) Blow 10/25/1927-01/28/2001
Bernadette is the daughter of Herbert Gonyo and Edith (Chagnon) Gonyo, and the wife of Richard Blow

Marjorie (Femeau) Centerbar 11/23/1919-01/07/2016
Marjorie is the wife of Walter Centerbar

Alice (Poirier) Chagnon 08/15/1925-01/16/1985
Alice is the daughter of Joseph Poirier and Clara (Monty) Poirier, the wife of Roy G. Chagnon, and the mother of Linda Clara (Chagnon) Rock.

Clarence R. Chagnon 07/13/1918-01/15/1981
Clarence is the son of Narcisse (Nelson) Chagnon and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, his was the husband of Lorraine (Couture) Chagnon, he is the husband of Glenna (Tennien) Chagnon, the father of Wayne Clarence, Peter Nelson, and Richard Allen Chagnon.

Henry L. Chagnon Sr. 11/03/1924-01/01/2005
Henry is the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, was the husband of Lydia (Sweeney) Chagnon, is the husband of Diane (Blanchard) Bessette Chagnon, the father of Robert J. Sr. and Henry L. Jr.,  and father in law of Beverly (Senna) Chagnon and Lynn (Taft) Chagnon.

Lydia (Sweeney) Chagnon 03/27/1930-01/21/1997
Lydia is the daughter of Peter N. Sweeney and Katie (Kiley) Sweeney Raymond, she was the wife of Henry Chagnon, the loving companion of Alfred Parker, the mother of Robert J. Sr. and Henry L. Jr.  and mother in law of Beverly (Senna) Chagnon and Lynn (Taft) Chagnon.

Roy A. Chagnon 04/04/1916-01/12/2004
Roy is the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, the husband of Alice (Poirier) Chagnon and the father of Linda C. (Chagnon) Rock.

Charles Dusharm 02/11/1899-01/09/1963
Charles is the son of Lori Louis Dusharm and Sophia Coon, his is the husband of Eva (Chagnon) Dusharm, the father of Dorothy (Dusharm) Lafond, Leo Dusharm Sr., Therese (Dusharm) Lacasse, Elizabeth (Dusharm) Lamore, grandfather of Brenda (Dusharm) O’Brien, Carol (Dusharm) Lynch, Robert Lacasse, and Sharron (Shangraw) Ricceliti,

Lena (Shattie) Genest 03/19/1915-01/26/1969
Lena is the wife of Robert Genest, Sr. and the mother of Robert “Bob” Genest, Jr.

Charles “Charlie” Gonyo 04/03/1879-01/05/1944
“Charlie” is the son of Wilbur Gonyo and Emma J (Aldrich) Gonyo, the husband of Josephine (Ducharme) Gonyo, the father of Herbert “Herbie”, Earl, Carl, Leward, George, Richard, Harold Gonyo, Marie Elizabeth Gonyo Poland, Mary L. (Gonyo) Jarvis Marler, Delia (Gonyo) Billado, Mabel (Gonyo) Burns Romano, Lillian (Gonyo) Bosley, Ruth (Gonyo) Dupont,  father in law to many, grandfather of Irene (Gonyo) Lefebvre Maskell, Gloria (Gonyo) McGrath, Herbert Gonyo, Jr, Leon Gonyo, Leona (Gonyo) Turner, Bernadette (Gonyo) Blow, Gerald Gonyo, James, Jr., Robert Billado, Kenneth, Raymond, Jr., and grandfather in law to many.

Gustav “Gus” Klein 1901-01/1973
“Gus” was the husband of Agnes (Passino) Klein,  the father of Virgina (Klein) Chagnon, Gus Klein, Jr. , the father in law of Nelson Chagnon, the grandfather of Doreen (Chagnon) Draper, and the great grandfather of Melissa and Heidi  Rocque, Sean Chagnon and the great great grandfather of Skylar Chagnon.

Robert C. Lefebvre 12/3/1921-1/31/2003
Robert is the son of Howard Lefebvre and Lillian Brown Lefebvre and was the husband of Edith Chagnon

Russell Maskell 03/04/1903-01/13/1972
Russell is the son of Frank Maskell and Mary (Boutah) Maskell, the husband of Bertha (Westover) Maskell, the father of Ernest, Roy, Russell, Jr., Floyd, Marion (Maskell) Greenia, Helen (Maskell), and Shirley (Maskell).

Beulah (Booska) McDonald 04/19/1912-01/05/1988
Beulah is the wife of George McDonald, the mother of Stewart McDonald, and mother in law of Wanda (Chagnon) McDonald.

Louis H. Mossey 12/13/1898-01/20/1956
Louis is the husband to Geraldine (Gordon) Mossey and the father of Gordon Mossey.

Brenda (Dusharm) Welker O’Brien 09/28/1956-01/22/2006
Brenda is the daughter of Leo Dusharm, Sr. and Joyce Riley and the fiancé of Phillip O’Brien, II.

Marie Angela (Gergoire) Paquette 01/16/1887-01/07/1965
Marie Angela is the wife of Mastai Paquette and the mother of John L. Paquette.

Armand Poulin 04/20/1917-01/25/1984 
Armand is the son of Calixte Poulin and Anglore (Coache) Poulin, the husband to Dorothy Latour and Fleurange (Poirier) Bishop Poulin, and the father of Leona Poulin.

Clifford Shangraw, Sr. 08/17/1902-01/09/1990
Clifford is the son of Willie Shangraw and Fanny (Lumbra) Shangraw, the husband of Beatrice Wells, the father of Clifford J. Shagnaw, Jr, and the grandfather of Sharron (Shangraw) Ricceliti.

Elmer Turner 08/16/1908—01/15/1984
Elmer was the son of Raymond Turner and Carrie Correll Turner, the husband of Isabel E. Pecor Turner, the father of Edward E. Turner, and grandfather of Scott Turner.

Ruth (Cobb) Wood 02/19/1926-01/20/1997
Ruth is the wife of Floyd Wood, Sr.

December Memorials

Who are those that we remember, honor and Cherish

            Roger Beauregard 1/26/1956 – 12/26/1976
Roger is the son of Marcel and Rachel (Poirier) Beauregard

Michaela Beauregard 11/5/1994 – 12/11/2016
Michaela is the granddaughter of Marcel and Rachel (Poirier) Beauregard

Glenna M Ploof Blow 3/14/1913 – 12/26/2000
Glenna is the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Bessette) Ploof, the wife of Jasper Blow and the mother of Charles, Albert and Richard Blow.

 Mary Agnes Proulx Bourassa 7/4/1892– 12/29/1967
Mary Agnes is the wife of Joseph W. Bourassa and the mother of Margaret (Bourassa) Chagnon.

Lucille Corron Chagnon 9/12/1915 – 12/24/1992
Lucille is the daughter of Jeremiah “Jerry”and Anna (Archambault) Corron, the wife of Alexander Chagnon, Sr. and the mother of William “Bill” Chagnon.

Grover C. Despaw 10/10/1882 – 12/28/1940
Grover is the husband of Mary L. (Sorrell) Despaw and the mother of Frank Despaw.

Connie J. Draper 9/29/1952 – 12/2/1954
Connie is the daughter of “Carl” and Ramona (Perry) Draper and the sister of James Draper.

Laurette (Pageau) Duquette 5/13/1913-12/31/2003
Laurette is the daughter Joseph and Carinda (Rouleau) Pageau and  the wife of Homer Duquette.

Eva Chagnon Dusharm 2/4/1905 – 12/4/1994
Eva is the daughter of “Nelson” and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, the wife of Charles Dusharm and the mother of  Dorothy, Leo Dusharm, Theresa(Dusharm) Lacasse and Elizabeth (Dusharm) Shangraw, and Grandmother of Sharron (Dusharm) Ricceliti,  Brenda (Dusharm) Welker, Robert Lacasse, and Carol Lacasse.

Alexander Gordon  11/15/1856 –  12/23/1918
Alexander is the husband of Emma (Senecal) Gordon, the father of William, Estella (Gordon) Pashby, Charles and Walter Gordon.

Edmund E. Hardy 8/35/1924 – 12/9/2012
Edmund is the husband of Marion (Powell) Hardy and the father of Bruce Hardy.

Robert Lacasse 9/28/1954 – 12/28/2004
Robert is the son of Albert and Theresa (Dusharm) Lacasse and brother to Carol Lacasse.

Emma N. Benoit McGrath 12/25/1885 – 12/1/1979
Emma is the husband of James McGrath and father of Richard McGrath.

Julie S. (Weaver)Page 2/10/1923 – 12/05/2003
Julie is the wife of Robert Page.

Mastai Paquette 8/7/1877 -12/29/1952
Mastai is the husband of Marie Angela (Gregoire) Paquette and father of John Paquette.

Matilda Allard Piche 1/11/1846 – 12/06/1913
Matilda is the wife of David Piche and the mother of Mary (Piche) Chagnon, the grandfather Mary Ann (Chagnon) Matott, Mathilda (Chagnon) Flageol, Athella (Chagnon) Ashline, David, Mathilda, Euphemia Chagnon, great grandfather to Alvin Matott, Aimie Flageol, Floyd, Anita, Alexis, George, David Ashline,  Mae (Ashline) Despaw, Beatrice (Ashline) Connell, and Jeanette (Ashline) Gruwell.

Derek R. Ruiter 6/24/1931 – 12/30/1979
Derek is the husband of Marion (Grant) Ruiter and the father in law of Reginald Gonyo.

Clifford Shangraw, Jr. 12/8/1927 – 12/6/2000
Clifford, Jr. is the son of Clifford, Sr. and Beatrice (Wells) Shangraw, the husband of Elizabeth (Dusharm) Shangraw, and grandfather of Sharron (Shangraw) Ricceliti.

Leona M. Gonyo Turner 1/10/1936 – 12/6/2010
Leona is the daughter of Elmer and Isabel (Pecor) Turner, wife of Edward Turner, and mother of Scott Turner.

Miranda J. Yaple 12/19/2007-12/30/2007
Miranda is the great granddaughter of Alexander and Lucille (Corron) Chagnon, Sr.

Give the Gift of Ancestry for Christmas This Year!

This 7 Generation Ancestry Wall Chart will make a cherished gift for yourself or someone you know. This wall chart displays 7 generations of ancestors of parental and maternal sides of the 14 Chagnon siblings of Nelson Chagnon and Delina Bouchard.

This chart is available with all 14 siblings mentioned in the center (first Generation) or you may choose the sibling that is most closely related to you.  

All 14 Siblings include:

  • Irene Chagnon Gordon
  • Edith Chagnon Gonyo
  • Raymond Chagnon
  • Eva Chagnon Dusharm
  • Lillian Chagnon Proulx
  • Clara Chagnon Valyou
  • Chester Chagnon
  • Alexander Chagnon
  • Roy Chagnon
  • Clarence Chagnon
  • Ernest Chagnon
  • Lorraine Chagnon Doughtery Sweeney
  • Henry Chagnon
  • Nelson Chagnon

18″ x 24″ is a great size for framing  and a wonderful addition to any room decor. 

This Wall Chart is available in 2 formats:
Downloadable Digital Image for $59.00
Printed color copy (18”x24”) mailed to you $49.00 plus $10 shipping

Would you like to have a Wall Chart created with you and your spouse or showing your name or a child as the first generation. Contact me


This year, Thanksgiving will be on Thursday, November 26. So why do we celebrate Thanksgiving every year? When and how did Thanksgiving first become a National Holiday?  And what did they eat?  Most of us were told how the Indians help teach the Pilgrims how to grow corn, along with other skills like hunting, fishing and that they celebrated their first harvest (which is known as the First Thanksgiving) with sharing a feast with Indians and giving thanks to God. Well, there is a little more to this story.

Why do We Celebrate Thanksgiving?

So, here is the how, what, when, and why Thanksgiving is a National Holiday.

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers that were either lured by the promise of prosperity, land ownership and seeking a place where they could freely practice their religious faith. They dropped anchor 66 days later near the tip of Cape Cod, which was north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. They crossed the Massachusetts Bay and began working on establishing a village.

Their first winter was quite difficult. Most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only about half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring.

In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an interesting visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American called Squanto, who was a member of the Pawtuxet tribe. Squanto had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before he was able to escape to London and return to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years.

The Native Americans and the European settlers did not always get along. They had a long and bloody history of conflict that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. Since 1970, people have gathered on the day designated as Thanksgiving at the top of Cole’s Hill, which overlooks Plymouth Rock, to commemorate a “National Day of Mourning.”

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited some of the settler’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit.

The Pilgrim’s “first Thanksgiving” festival lasted three days. Historians have suggested that the food that was prepared was most likely made using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no known oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply most likely had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal would have not featured pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of today’s’ Thanksgiving celebrations.

How did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress had one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States. In his proclamation, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Presidents John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday. However, each celebrated it on a different day and the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition. 

In 1827, Sarah Josepha Hale, the noted magazine editor, prolific writer, and author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. For 36 years, she published numerous editorials and sent scores of letters to governors, senators, presidents, and other politicians, earning her the nickname the “Mother of Thanksgiving.” 

In 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln finally granted her request in a proclamation entreating all Americans to ask God to “commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation.” He scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November, and it was celebrated on that day every year until 1939 when  Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to move the holiday up a week in an attempt to spur retail sales during the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s plan, known derisively as Franksgiving, was met with opposition, and in 1941 the president reluctantly signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.

What are Thanksgiving Traditions?

In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its religious significance and now centers mainly around the cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, mainly due to marketing. It is not known for sure if the Turkey had been a part of the Pilgrims feast in 1621. According to the Nation Turkey Federation, today, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey roasted, baked or deep-fried on Thanksgiving, along with other traditional foods such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. 

Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate. Parades are an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Since 1924, Macy’s department store has presented the New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade, which is the largest and most famous of parades. 

Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” at least one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. Several U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.

How do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

What were some traditions that your parents did at Thanksgiving? Do you still carry on those traditions? What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you spending it with family, friends, cooking, eating or maybe B+lack Friday shopping? Do you have to work, or planning to watch a parade? Maybe you are volunteering at a soup kitchen and giving canned foods for a local food drive? Whatever you have planned, take time to remember how and why this day of Thanksgiving came about and give thanks to those who have gone before you. Wishing you all a bountiful Happy Thanksgiving.


Armistice Day? Veterans Day?

Tomorrow we recognize and acknowledge all those who have served in our armed forces.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. Here are some interesting facts about Veterans Day that you may not know.

On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”. This was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance. In 1938 November 11th became a national holiday. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially gives thanks to our living veterans who served our country honorably during war, or peacetime. 

Veterans Day is held on November 11th every year in the US in honor of the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, which was when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. The official end of the “war to end all wars”, happened with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919 which took place 7 months later.


In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

Congress in 1968, passed the Bill to Uniform Holidays which moved the observance of Veterans Day to the 4th Monday in October.  But in 1975, President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day back to November 11th, due to the historical significance of the date.

Veterans of all wars are commemorated on Veterans Day.

Even France and Australia commemorate veterans of WWI and WWII on or near November 11th. Canada has a Remembrance Day, and Great Britain has a Remembrance Sunday on the 2nd Sunday in November.

It is common to observe 2 minutes of silence at 11am on November 11th in Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.

Every Veteran’s Day, Arlington National Cemetery holds an Annual Remembrance Service. The cemetery has graves of over 400,000 people, most of whom served in the military. There are over 18.2 million living veterans who have served during at least one war as of 2018.  Of this 18.2 million, 9 percent are women veterans and 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War. 3 million veterans have served in support of the War on Terrorism. 16 million Americans served during World War II, and 2 million veterans served during the Korean War.

The important purpose of Veterans Day is to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of this country, their willingness to serve and the sacrifices they make for this nation and us. Take a moment to honor and give thanks to the veterans that you know.


Who are We?
Remember, Honor & Cherish

 Caroline M. Doughtery Bergeron 3/6/1944 – 11/14/2009
Caroline Mae is the daughter of Lorraine Chagnon Doughtery Sweeney
and James Doughtery, married, and the mother of 2 children.

Jasper D. Blow 5/14/1909 – 11/7/1973
Jasper Daniel is the son of Daniel Blow and Mary Anne Cootware,
 the husband to Glenna Ploof, and the father of Bertha, Charles,
Albert, Mary Ann, and Richard Blow.

Raymond E. Bosley 10/26/1906 – 11/5/1984
Raymond Earl is son of Albert Bosley and Louise Rayta, the husband to
 Lillian Gonyo, and father of Kenneth and Raymond C. Bosley.

Louise Marie Rayta Bosley 12/14/1881 – 11/17/1967
Louise Marie is the wife of Albert Bosley and the mother of
Raymond E. Bosley.

Michael E. Bushway 3/31/1959 – 11/24/2004
Michael Elwin is the son of Elwin Bushway and Emily Cootware.

Walter E.Centerbar 8/23/1915 – 11/1987
Walter Eugene is the husband of Marjorie Fremeau. 

Elaine J. Chagnon 4/6/1942 – 11/24/1943
Elaine Joyce is the daughter of Alexander Chagnon and Lucille Corron
and the sibling to William “Bill” Chagnon.

Mary Piche Chagnon 4/3/1868-11/08/1930
Mary is the daughter of David Piche and Matilda Allard,
the wife to Alexander Chagnon, and the mother of Mary Ann,
Meandre, Althella, Alexis, David, Matilda, and Euphemia Chagnon.

Peter N. Chagnon 4/2/1946 – 11/24/2015
Peter Nelson is the son of Clarence Chagnon and Lorraine Couture,
 the husband to Marlene Blow, and the father of 3 children.

Tiffany Chagnon 1993- 11/24/2016
Tiffany is the daughter of Kenneth Chagnon and Kristi Jacobs.

Leo Dusablon, Jr.  7/31/1929 – 11/8/2004
Leo is the son of Leo Dusablon and Marion Rose.

Robert E. Genest, Jr. 4/1/1941 – 11/3/2001
“Bob” is the son of Robert Genest Sr. and Lena Shattie, married.

James Gonyo 11/2/1955 – 11/4/1982
James is the son of Herbert Gonyo, Jr. and Gertrude Stapel.

Edith Chagnon Gonyo 5/19/1902 – 11/22/1997
Edith is the daughter of “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina Bouchard,
the wife of “Herbie” Gonyo, Sr., and the father of Irene, Gloria,
 Herbert Jr, Leon, Leona, Bernadette, Reginald, and 3 other children.

Emile B. Hatin 5/14/1914 – 11/7/1973
Emile is the husband to Clara Raymond and the father to Robert Hatin.

Alfred A. Lamotte 2/22/1907 – 11/21/1977
Alfred Arthur is the son of John Lamotte and Margaret Beshaw,
the husband to Eva F.Dumas, the grandfather of Mark Anthony Lamotte.

Robert E. Lynch 1/29/1921 – 11/30/2007
Robert “Caddy” is the son of Clarence Lynch and Mildred Parott
 and the husband to Mary Kelley.

Russell Maskell, Jr. 12/24/1933 – 1/11/1990
Russell Maskell, Sr. and Bertha Martin.

Clara Bouchard Meyer 8/10/1897 – 11/07/1984
Clara is the daughter Louis Bouchard and Louise Morrow.

George McDonald 4/24/1904 – 11/1/1981
George is the husband to Beulah M. Booska and
the father of Stewart Mcdonald.

Lillian Chagnon Proulx 7/11/1908 – 11/25/1957
Lillian is the daughter of “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina Bouchard,
the wife to Francis Proulx, and the mother of David Proulx
and 4 other children.

David H. Proulx 3/20/1937 – 11/6/2007
David is the son of Lillian Chagnon and Francis Proulx,
a husband and father of 4 children.

Norman Senna 8/31/1920 – 11/28/1952 
Norman is the son of Walter Senna and Natalie Russett,
the husband to Jennie Chamberlain, and the father of Barbara and
Beverly Senna, and 1 other child.

Beatrice Wells Shangraw 1/5/1905 – 11/13/1997
Beatrice is the daughter of Albert Wells and Bertha Allen,
the wife to Clifford Shangraw, Sr. and the mother of
Clifford Shangraw, Jr. and
the grandmother of Sharron Shangraw.

Cloyd A. Tennien 2/9/1899 – 11/11/1996
Cloyd is the son of James Tennien and Francoise Jacques,
the husband to Lucille Jimmo, and the
 father of Glenna Tennien, and
 grandfather of Richard Chagnon.


Honor, Cherish & Remember

Russell Beaupre 7/27/1915-10/4/1981
Russell is the son of Fay Beaupre and Rose Lucia, the husband of
Vivian R. Winegar  and the father of Lanny Beaupre. 

Albert Bosley 10/19/1938
Albert is the husband of Louise Rayta and father of Raymond Bosley.

Adeline Jennie (Plante) Bouchard 6/1/1851-10/20/1883
Jennie is the daughter of Pierre Plante and Antoinette  Dutour,
the wife of Louis Bouchard, and mother of Delina Bouchard,
Edward, Louis, David, and Willard Bouchard.

Nelson L. Chagnon, Sr. 11/3/1924-10/23/1982
Nelson is the son of  Narcisse “Nelson” Chagnon and
Delina Bouchard,  husband of Virgina V. Klein, 
the father of Doreen Chagnon Draper, grandfather
of Melissa, Heidi, Sean, Stephen, and
great-grandfather of Skylar Chagnon.

Viola (Langlois) Chagnon 12/17/1903-10/31/1988
Viola is the daughter of Mazip Langlois and Orisse Trudeau,
wife of Alexis Chagnon, Jr, and the mother of
Wanda  and Jane Chagnon.

Glenna (Tennien) Chagnon 1/40/1926-10/21/2002
Glenna is the daughter of Cloyd Tennien and Lucille Jimmo,
the wife of Clarence Chagnon, and the mother of
Richard Chagnon,

Margaret (Bourassa) Chagnon 9/15/1916-10/3/2008
“Marg” is the daughter of  Joseph Bourassa and Mary Proulx and
the wife of Chester “Chest” Chagnon

Marlene (Blow) Chagnon 2/7/1932-10/17/2011
Marlene is the daughter of Ralph Blow and Irene Pidgeon
and the wife of Peter Chagnon.

  Lorraine Agnes (Coty) Chagnon 8/28/1928-10/2/2014
Lorraine is the daughter of Alexis Coty and Delia Barron,
the wife of Ernest Chagnon, and the mother of
Nancy (Chagnon) Owens and Ernest Chagnon,II.

Carlyle “Carl” Draper 10/15/1930-10/21/1963
“Carl” is the son of Daniel Draper and Adeline Jones,
the husband of Ramona Perry, the father of James and
Connie Draper, and the grandfather of Stephen Draper.

Jeannette Duquette 1/2/1916-10/08/1996
Jeannette is the daughter of Walter Duquette and Olivean Chagnon,
sister of Otella Duquette Valliere  and Homer Duquette

Catherine (Doughtery) Lamotte Hatin 8/8/1942-10/7/1998
Catherine is the of daughter of James Doughtery and Lorraine Chagnon,
the wife of Robert Hatin, and the mother of Mark Anthony Lamotte

 Nora (Blair) LaCasse 2/2/1888-10/1/1980
Nora is the daughter of Delphis Blair and “Millie” Gingras,
the wife of Oliver LaCasse, and mother of Clarence, Marion,
Madeline, Ella Mary, Lucille, Francis, Catherine, Tootsie,
Raymond,  Lena, and Bill LaCasse

Patricia (Cockrell) Lafond 12/27/1952-10/25/1998
Patricia is daughter of James Cockrell and Lois Hill
and the wife of Robert Lafond.

Mary (Kelly) Lynch 1/29/1921-10/28/2011
Mary is the daughter of Frank Kelley and Ella Lynch,
and the wife of Robert Lynch and
the mother of Edward Lynch.

Florence (Gould) Marshall 10/9/1902-10/5/1994
Florence is wife of Allen Marshall and
the mother of Harold Marshall.

James C. Montgomery 8/6/1921-10/28/2005
James is the son of Nield S. Montgomery and Agnes Noyes
and  the husband of Louise Mary Noyes.

Pauline (Brooks) Proulx 6/10/1924-10/19/1969
Pauline is the daughter of Steward Brooks and Myrtle Nichols,
the wife of William E. Proulx, and
the mother of William B. Proulx.

Gladys (Hinote) Shelley 7/2/1897-10/21/1986
Gladys is the daughter of John Hinote and Ida Meigs,
the wife  of Samuel Shelley, and the mother of
John and Randall Shelley.

Marion (Vezina) Taft 7/1/1928-10/2/2008
Marion is the daughter of Frederick Vezina and Priscilla Rose,
the wife of Fred Taft, and the mother of Lynn Taft Chagnon.

Remembering Those Who Have Gone Before Us.

Each month I have been publishing a list of relatives who died in each month going back to 1900. I recently was asked who some of these relatives are and how we are related. Starting with September I will give a brief narrative of who these relatives are.  

Here is a brief narrative of who they are and how they are related. Those who are related and still  living are not mentioned due to privacy.

George Ashline 4/25/925-9/25/1996
George is the son of Frank and Athella V. Chagnon, the husband of Jane (Fluery) Ashline and the father of Michael Ashline.

John H. Bartlette, Jr 10/10/1942-9/17/2008
John is the husband of Nina Marie (Valliere) Bartlette.

Albert Blow 9/4/1935-9/21/2012
Albert is the son of Jasper and Glenna (Ploof) Blow , the husband of Anne Lillian Cameron and the brother of Richard Blow.

Louise Rayta Bosley 12/19/1907-9/11/1997
Louise is the wife of Albert Bosley and the mother of Raymond and Kenneth Bosley.

Irma Carter Bushey 5/17/1924-9/4/1993
Irma is the daughter of Frederick and Irene (Rock) Carter, the wife of David Bushey and the mother of Joan Jones Bushey.

Delina Bouchard Chagnon 3/15/1881-9/13/1944
Delina is the daughter of Louis and Jennie (Plante) Bouchard, wife of Narcisse “ Nelson”  Chagnon and the mother of 14 Children from whom we are descended from.

Alexander Chagnon 3/22/1915-9/18/1992
Alexander is the son of “Nelson” and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, husband of Lucille Corron and father of 9 children.

Joan Bushey Chagnon 10/3/1940-9/12/2011
Joan is the daughter of David and Irma (Carter) Bushey.

Lynn Taft Chagnon 11/17/1847-9/16/2012
Lynn is the daughter of Fred and Marion(Vezina), wife of Robert Chagnon and mother of 2 children.

Mary L. Sorrell Despaw 1885-9/8/1957
Mary is the wife of Grover Despaw and mother of 7 children.  Her son Frank is married to Mae Ashline who is the daughter of Frank and Athella (Chagnon) Ashline.

Sophia Bouchard Dorey 6/2/1889-9/30/1944
Sophia is the daughter of Louis and Louise (Morrow) Bouchard, wife of Joseph Dorey, and mother of 7 children. Sophia is the step sister of Delina Bouchard Chagnon. NOTE: Sophia died 17 days after her sister Delina.

Lori Louis Dusharm   1845-9/2/1931
Lori Louis is the husband of Sophia Coon, the father of Charles Dusharm and husband of Eva Chagnon. Eva is the daughter of Nelson and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon.

Earl W. Gonyo 7/29/1910-9/9/1987
Earl is the son of Charles and Josephine (Ducharme) Gonyo, the husband of  Gladys Bessette and Mary T. Hubbard and his the brother of Herbie Gonyo.

Richard Gonyo 7/14/1920-9/12/1992
Richard is the son of Charles and Josephine (Ducharme) Gonyo, the husband to Norma Bates and the father of 7 children. He is the brother of Herbie and Earl Gonyo.

Dorothy Dusharm Lafond 10/10/1924-9/29/1978
Dorothy is the daughter of Charles and Eva (Chagnon) Dusharm, the wife of Levi Lafond and John Paquette. She is the mother of 2 children

Joseph G. Lamarche2/19/1915-9/11/1988
Joseph G. is the son of Delphis and Mary (Paquet) Lamarche,  the husband of Dorothy S. (Pratt) Lamarche and the father of 7 children.

Alfred J. Lamore 10/21/1907-9/6/1951
Alfred is the husband of Emma (Houle) Lamore and the father of Arthur “Skip” Lamore who is husband of  Elizabeth (Dusharm) Lamore.

Orissa Trudeau Langlois 2/9/1905-9/19/1930
Orissa is the wife of Mazip Langlois, mother of Viola (Langlois) Chagnon. Viola is the  wife of Alexis Chagnon, Jr. Alexis is the son of Alexander Chagnon who is the brother of Narcisse “Nelson” Chagnon.

Maurice M. Lapierre 1/11/1930-9/19/2008
Maurice is the husband to Betty Bolton and  Pauline Marcotte and father 2 children.

Irene Gonyo Maskell 7/9/1925-9/27/2012
Irene is the daughter of Herbie and Edith (Chagnon) Gonyo, the wife of Robert Lefebvre and Ernest Maskell and mother 4 children.

Joseph Poirier 4/14/1884-9/6/1928
Joseph is the son of Adolphe and Rosanna (Desmarais) Poirier,  the husband of Clara (Monty) Poirier and the father of 8 children.

Francis Proulx 5/10/1908-9/30/1992
Francis is the son of Philias and Mary Helen (Wheel) Proulx, the husband of Lillian (Chagnon) Proulx and the father of 5 children.

Marie Veronica Barbeau Riley 5/2/1904-9/1/1979
Marie Veronica is the wife of Lawrence Riley.

Randall Shelley 2/5/1930-9/17/2009
Randall is the son of Samuel and Gladys (Hinote) Shelley, the husband of Ruth Gonyo and the father of 4 children.

Emilie Krebser Stapel 7/13/1903-9/1/1974
Emilie is the daughter of Henry and Emilie (Meili) Kresber, the wife of Oskar Stapel.

Frank Thompson, Jr. 2/13/1949-9/30/2013
Frank is the son of Frank and Irene (Barnes) Thompson and the brother of Paul Thompson.

Carline Valyou 8/30/1936-9/26/1940
Carline is the daughter of Moses and Clara (Chagnon) Valyou.

Robert Whitehouse 4/11/1930-9/10/2011
Robert is the son of Lucille Whitehouse, the husband of Pearl Gonyo and the father of 2 children.

If you would like to know more about any of these relatives or  you find any  errors, please do not hesitant to contact me. I hope that you have found this useful and  now know a little more about your relatives.