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Theriault Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Theriault Genealogy | Grande Anse | New Bandon | Gloucester County | New Brunswick | Map

The George Theriault  who married Agnes Aube in 1872 and then settled in Grand-Anse (New Bandon) was the son of Sidefroy Theriault and Luce Landry and the grandson of the first Theriault couple to have settled  in Grand-Anse – Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet.   

George Theriault and Agnes Aube had at least the following children: Marie Phebee (m. Augustin Thibodeau, son of Alexis Thibodeau and Rose Fournier of Green Point, 1897), Alfred (m.  Francoise Godin of Caraquet, daughter of Nazaire Godin and Olive Dugas, 1900), Georgiana also Georgie Ann (m.  Elmeric Laliberte, of Fall River, U.S.A., son of Patrick Laliberte and Celina Lavallee, 1900), Valerie (m. Albert Chouinard, 1901), Albert (m. Therese Doucet of Bathurst Village, 1906)

George’s father Sidefroy Theriault (son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet) had married Luce Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)  on January 27th, 1824. Fidele Theriault says they had fifteen children of which 9 were still alive at his death. Their children included Jean C, a sailor who was born in 1840, Lazare, a teacher who married Mary Lewis), Agnes, Georges  himself, who married Agnes Aube, Elisabeth who married Alfred Aube (widower of Marie-Anne Blais), and ValerieContinue reading

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Pedro da Silva/Dassylva/Desilva/dit le Portugais Descendants | Documentary Launch

Dassylva, Desilva, le Portugais

Carlos Taveira contacted me recently to let me know that the French-language launch of a new documentary about Pedro da Silva will take place in Laval on January 26th, 2014. Those planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by January 10th. Bill Moniz (the producer) and Francine Dassylva will both be present at the screening. Carlos Taveira contributed his research (which will be published as a book) for Bill Moniz’ project.

You can find further information here –  Pedro Da Silva, premier courrier de la Nouvelle-France | Facebook.  Whether or not you can attend, you may wish to “like” the Facebook group or this post so that the word gets out to others in the family history community 🙂

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Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Historical Document: George Lewis & Clementine Desilva – Marriage, 1896

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Index:  Miscou  St-Antoine-de-Padoue Cemetery

Update: Pierre (Pedro) dit le Portugais m. Jeanne Greslon / Laviolette

M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

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Arsenault, Luce | Bathurst Holy Family

Canadian FamilyThis is the final resting place of Alice Jeanne Luce, wife of Armand Arseneault. She died On December 26th, 1912 in Bathurst Mines. Alice Jeanne was the daughter of a George Luce and Clementine Silva. I presume – but can’t be 100% sure – that these are my maternal great-grandparents George Hl Luce (son of Philippe Luce and Anne Ward) and Clementine Desilva (Dassylva). Continue reading

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Chaisson (Chiasson?) Emelie, 1935


Emelie Chaisson

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Luce | Bathurst Holy Family

Bathurst NB genealogy, New Brunswick cemeteries

Livain Luce

Died 1937

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Luce | Bathurst Holy Family

Bathurst N.B. Genealogy | New Holy Family Cemetery

Marielle Luce

August 1950 – October 1951

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Chiasson, Luce | Bathurst Holy Family

Bathurst New Brunswick Genealogy | Canadian Family

Alden J. Luce

1929 – 1937 Continue reading

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Luce | Lameque

New Brunswick Genealogy

Marina Luce

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All Creatures Great And Small, Eveline Melvine Luce

Evelyn Luce & Dog

Eveline Melvina Luce, Bathurst (New Brunswick) Family Home Late 1940s(?)

For her 13th Edition of Smile For The Camera, footnoteMaven of Shades of the Departed invites us to share a photograph of a beloved family pet from our childhood – but since this is Mother’s Day in Canada, I’ve decided to share a photograph of a creature connected to my own mother’s mother!

This is a photograph of my maternal grandmother Eveline Melvine Luce standing in front of the Adelard Lagace family home in Bathurst, New Brunswick. I believe it dates from the late 1940s. There’s a notation on the back from my mother Golda Lagace where she says that  “This is the home where I was born“.

This home was actually at the center of a very small, but very busy, family farm. My grandparents raised chickens and hogs, as well as a cow to keep the family supplied with milk.  All 14 children had chores to do and so did the cats!

This is why my mother doesn’t view cats quite like I do. When she was growing up the cats on her farm were fairly wild. They lived in the barn and in the fields. They were there to keep the rats at bay!  According to my mother they weren’t very friendly and it took a brave child to approach their sharp teeth and claws. Yet if you take a look at this photograph you’ll see a cat brushing up against my grandmother’s leg and I have to think – since she knew the cat was there – that she wanted the cat in the photograph.

My grandfather Adelard Lagace worked long hours, six days a week, at the Bathurst Paper Mill, so my grandmother’s life must have been very tough as she managed the family farm while bearing and raising 14 children. I can only imagine what solace this cat might have provided throughout  the long depression years.

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A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

Portal – Luce




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Early Quebec Couples from the Channel Islands: Luce

Philippe Luce (son of Elie Luce and Elizabeth Sorsoleil, husband of Anne Ward) was not the only Channel Islands Luce who settled  in Quebec. Here are some other early Luces that I know of.


Luce, John M. | Agnes Frances Hyman

July 25th, 1873 

Luce, Walter George | Julia Ann Edith Mauger

October 4th, 1916   Cape Cove/Perce (Gaspe, Quebec) Continue reading

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Index: Luces from Jersey (Channel Islands) to Canada

Jersey - Homeland of our Luces

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan



The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

LUCE Philip – 1892

LUCE-1941 & VALLEE-1954

Luce, Alden J., 1937 

Luce, Livain – 1937 

Luce, Marielle, 1951 


Historical Documents

Historical Document: Philippe Luce & Anne Ward – Marriage, 1863

Historical Document: George Lewis & Clementine Desilva – Marriage, 1896

History and Places

Map: Baie des Chaleurs, 1769

Map: Baie des Chaleurs, 1857(?)

Vintage Postcards

Vintage Postcard: St-Brelade Church, Jersey

Vintage Postcard: VRAIC?

Vintage Postcard: Robin Jones & Whitman Fishing. Paspebiac, Gaspe, Quebec

Vintage Postcard: Marinage du Poisson, Gaspe, Que. Curing Fish

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Peat Moss, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Harbour, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan, New Brunswick, Canada

Cafe Royale, Shippegan – “the best fish meal … cod in cornmeal”

Families Allied To The Luces In My Family Tree

Ebenezer Ward and Mary Gray (Descendants: Gaspe to New Brunswick)

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Historical Document: Pedro Dasslyva – Burial, 1717

Joseph Anglehart/Migkelharte and Marie Anelkawine (Descendants: Gaspe to Gloucester)

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Chapadeau & Migkelhart – Marriage, 1787

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Angleharte & Huard – Marriage, 1826

Evelyn In Montreal: Pierre (Pedro) dit le Portugais m. Jeanne Greslon / Laviolette

Update: Pierre (Pedro) dit le Portugais m. Jeanne Greslon / Laviolette

The Origins of Gaspe Fisherman Jean Baptiste Anglehart/Migkelhardt | Hessian mercenary? American Loyalist? | Dominique Ritchot

Our Luce Family History

Mamma-mia, I’ve got an M-line!

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

A Canadian Family Headstone: LUCE Evelyne 1976 – New Brunswick – Canada

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