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A Canadian Family Headstone: Marie Priscille Theriault, 1947

St.Simon & St.Jude Roman Catholic Cemetery

Grande Anse, New Brunswick, Canada

Marie Priscille Theriault

1947

priscille theriault

ARSENEAULT

Marie Priscille Theriault

1894 – 1947

Genealogy Notes: I believe that this is the Marie Priscille Theriault who married Theotime Arsenault in New Bandon (Grande Anse), New Brunswick on January 12th, 1921 (RS141B7 Index to New Brunswick Marriages, Number: 2057, Reference: B4/1921, Microfilm: F19678)

Update from Denise Chiasson

Particularly for anyone trying to track Minnie Arseneault, this is the one! She is my grandmother (I am the daughter of the Léo and Élise referred to in the previous post). My mother told me that her mother, Priscille, only weighed 4.5 lbs at birth – they expected her to die and gave her last rights. She obviously survived, and her mother nicknamed her “Minnie”. It stuck – everyone called her that, including my grandfather, and it was how she signed her name.

Update from Victor Godin

About Marie Priscille Thériault-You are right. She was the wife of Théotime Arseneault.

She’s also the mother of my aunt Elisabeth married to Léo(Léon) Chiasson the brother of my mother Dina. Priscille has been a school teacher for a few years in Blackrock(a little community near Grande-Anse).

She wrote several articles in the English newspaper under the name Priscille des Églantines.

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St.Simon & St.Jude Cemetery – Grande Anse, New Brunswick

The Theriaults – An Acadian Family

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3 Comments »

  1. About Marie Priscille Théraiult-You are right. She was the wife of Théotime Arseneault. She’s also the mother of my aunt Elisabeth married to Léo(Léon) Chiasson the brother of my mother Dina. Priscille has been a school teacher for a few years in Blackrock(a little community near Grande-Anse). She wrote several articles in the English newspaper under the name Priscille des Églantines.

    Comment by Victor Godin | December 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. Particularly for anyone trying to track Minnie Arseneault, this is the one! She is my grandmother (I am the daughter of the Léo and Élise referred to in the previous post). My mother told me that her mother, Priscille, only weighed 4.5 lbs at birth – they expected her to die and gave her last rights. She obviously survived, and her mother nicknamed her “Minnie”. It stuck – everyone called her that, including my grandfather, and it was how she signed her name.

    Comment by Denise Chiasson | June 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you very much for the information Denise!
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 21, 2015 | Reply


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