Evelyn in Montreal: Cote & Martel, Brome County
Query: I have Cote and Martel in my line as well, and many questions (gaps to fill in). Have you heard of a Celina Cote who m. Victor Martel (supposed to be her cousin, I think). She was his second wife. They married December 7, 1908, in Mansonville (I believe). His first wife, was Ida Castonguay. I have a picture of Victor and Celina at their farm in Mansonville, around 1908. I know who Celina’s parents are, but not Victor’s. I am trying to figure out how they are cousins. My mother knew Celina, and said she married a cousin. My great grandmother was Sophie Martel m. Hipolite (Paul) Royer. Sophie’s sister Rosalie Martel m. Celestin Cote. I’ve come to realize, that many of the brothers and sisters of one family, married brothers and sisters of another. There are many Cote/Martel marriages like this, which makes things get a little confusing.
Victor Martel (son of Victor Martel and Rosalie Cote) married Ida Castonguay (daughter of Pierre Castonguay and Philomene Richard) on April 10th, 1899 in Knowlton (Brome, Quebec) in St-Edouard parish. A notation says that the wife’s parents were from Vermont.
In a second marriage, Victor Martel (identified as the widower of Ida Castonguay) married
Celina Cote (daughter of Celestin Cote and Rosalie Martel) still in Brome County but in Masonville in St-Cajetan parish. That marriage took place on December 14th, 1908.
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