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Noces de A. Laflamme | Alphonse Laflamme & Julia Monfet(te) /Moffet/Moffette/Moffat

I’ve had this image (RPPC)  of  the Wedding of  A. Laflamme for a little while now and I had a very difficult time identifying the couple in the picture. It should have been easy since a notation on the front gives the date of  October 14th, 1913 – but it was not to be!

Wedding | A. Laflamme 14 Oct. 1913 | Quebec, Lotbiniere, St. Flavien



I first searched through the Centre Genealogique indexes for all the 1913 Laflamme marriages and found quite a few including several for October, but none for the 14th. They were close, but no cigar! Finally I took a look through original church registers and found this one in the St-Flavien registers:


Alphonse Laflamme, son of Joseph Laflamme and Emilie Lemieux married

Julia Monfette, daughter of Ernest Monfette and Eleonore Hamel

St-Flavien, Lotbiniere County, Quebec

Oct.14th, 1913




This marriage was listed in the BMS indexes (where I had originally looked), but with the incorrect date of Oct. 4th, 1913.Of course, I have no proof that the couple in the picture are Alphonse Laflamme & Julia Monfette – it is just the only Quebec Laflamme marriage that I found from that date.


Note Julia’s signature MoffetI have found a family of Moffettes living in St-Flavien at the time of the 1911 census. They are Eleonore Moffette (head of family, but not a widow), and offpspring Alphonse, Marie Anne, Julia, Emile, Wilfrid, Joseph, Rose Anne and  Alma. They were born in Quebec and were farmers. Interestingly, I noticed while looking through the Moffets etc., that there were some double listings – Monfet/Moffet – which brings us back to the original BMS spelling.









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  1. Very interesting, so any relations or how did you come by this great photo card? Quite the gathering in the photo!


    Comment by Pat | March 26, 2010 | Reply

    • I actually came across it on ebay when I was buying some other Quebec cards. It was reasonably priced and identified so I decided to buy it and hope that someone from the family notices it!


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. I am just amazed when I see so many people posing and cooperating with the photographer, I seem to have to have a hard time getting 2 or more family members to stand still and pose.


    Comment by Rhonda | March 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. How fun! I would think that the detective work would be most rewarding and half the fun!


    Comment by betsy | March 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Nice detective work. It’s perseverance that brings these unsolved mysteries to life.


    Comment by Martin H | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. I am intrigued by the little girl on the far right!


    Comment by Vicki Lane | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. The children in this photo are of special interest. My own grandchildren would not be still for a second. Didn’t people have to stand perfectly still for a couple of moments for this type of photography?


    Comment by Stephanie | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  7. Laflamme is such a great name. It’s also interesting that Monfette seemed to change over to Moffet. A little easier, I suppose. It’s a great photo; it would be wonderful if someone recognized them as family members.


    Comment by Christine | March 27, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m confident that someone from the family will eventually find the photo – also since I’ve meta-tagged it and Google Images will pick it up – one of these days!


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  8. I love this kind of detective work. When I got my grandfather’s album, I sat down with my father and asked him to identify everyone he could. Then I sat down with his sisters and did the same. And because I had done extensive research, I was able to figure out who some of the others were (e.g. names of children in a photo with known parents).


    Comment by Meri | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  9. This is an amazing photo. And what a handsome couple they make! Happy hunting!


    Comment by willow | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  10. The picture is so amazing with so many people. I really like the brackets on the posts. They are so Victorian.


    Comment by Larry Burgus | March 27, 2010 | Reply

  11. Wow, what a group! Researching these kinds of photos is frustrating and fun at the same time.


    Comment by The Silver Fox | March 28, 2010 | Reply

  12. Excellent detective work. And what a wonderful photo.


    Comment by Barry Fraser | March 28, 2010 | Reply

  13. Yes, the detective work is very impressive and the original photograph is one of those which makes you want to view it close and look at every one of the guests. So many people – so many stories.


    Comment by Alan Burnett | March 29, 2010 | Reply

  14. Hi Evelyn,

    I have Monfet cousins. Their mother was my great aunt, my grandmother’s sister.



    Comment by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  15. je trouve cette photo tres interessante car je recherche mon arbre présentement et un de mes ancetre serais alponse moffette dans le coin de québec et les années pourais corespondre si quelqu un peux m aider je serais content.
    claude moffette

    Note from Evelyn: contacted privately


    Comment by claude moffette | July 29, 2010 | Reply

  16. En Peru tengo una familia de apellido Laflamme, tal ustedes sean familiares de Gerard Laflamme Boulay… un abrazo
    email: wcardenas5@hotmail.com


    Comment by william | March 22, 2011 | Reply

  17. Bonjour Mme Thériault,
    Je suis la petite nièce de ce monsieur qui se mariait. Ce monsieur Laflamme est le frère de ma grand-mère. Je fais présentement des recherches sur les familles de mes parents et je suis tombée sur cette photo. Je ne sais pas où vous êtes mais j’aimerais beaucoup entrer en possession de cette photo. Je ne sais pas ce que vous en pensez.
    Pourriez-vous me répondre?


    Comment by Claire Paradis | March 3, 2015 | Reply

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