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Prud’Homme Alphonsine, Pitre Alexandre, Leboeuf Andrea, Pitre Hilaire, Pitre Pierrette, Pitre Jean-Marc | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Ste-Philomene Cemetery Mercier Prud Homme Pitre Leboeuf

ALEXANDRE PITRE

DEC. LE 12 MARS 1919

A L’AGE DE 71 ANS

1901 ANDRA LEBOEUF 1955

EPOUSE DE

1892 HILAIRE PITRE 1970

1936  PIERRETTE PITRE  1945

1934 JEAN MARC PITRE 1995

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Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

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Livernois Joseph, Pitre Valentine, Livernois Hector, Bourcier Alice | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC), cemetery headstone

LIVERNOIS

1874 JOSEPH LIVERNOIS 1951

EPOUX DE

1881 VALENTINE PITRE 1956

1915 HECTOR LIVERNOIS 1999

EPOUX DE

1915 ALICE BOURCIER 2002

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

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Pitre Pharand, Parmelia | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Quebec headstones

PARMELIA PITRE PHARAND

1896 – 1980

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

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Primeau Olivine & Pitre Telesphore, Pitre Ernest & Livernois Gabrielle | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC) , French Canadian GenealogyOLIVINE PRIMEAU

1860 – 1929

SON EPOUX

TELESPHORE PITRE

1859 – 1937

ERNEST PITRE

1891 – 1983

SON EPOUSE

GABRIELLE LIVERNOIS

1907 – 1997

LILIANNE 1 MOIS

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Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Indexes: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries

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Doucet, Tranquille & Pitre, Rebecca

Tranquille Doucet and Rebecca Pitre are from my maternal Doucet line. They were maried in Petit Rocher on May 9th, 1826. His parents were Charles Doucet and Marie Arsenault and and hers were Michel Pitre and Marguerite Pitre.  All Acadians!

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A Canadian Family in the Census: 1911 Lagace – Doucet

The 1911 census shows a Joseph J. and Elizabeth Legacy who were living in Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick with their children Adelard, Amanda, Lorette, Arthur, Martina, Francis, Joseph, William and Mary. We know this couple as Joseph Lagace and Elizabeth Doucet and in our lineage, they are the 8th generation of Lagaces in Canada.

The census confirms what we already knew– that the Lagaces were Catholic, French-speaking New Brunswickers living in a rural area near Bathurst, but I’ve also learned that they understood two languages (French and English) and that they could read and write.

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Something else we knew was that Joseph was working as a labourer at the Bathurst Lumber Mill and that he earned his living there for most of his adult working life. What we didn’t know, however, was that his son Adelard was already working there even though he was only 16 years old.

In addition a closer inspection of the document shows that Adelard and his son worked 60 hour work weeks. It’s hard to imagine doing such hard work for that many hours per week and I wonder whether the work was distributed over a five or six day work week? The census form doesn’t have that information but it does tell us that in 1910 Joseph worked only 20 weeks at the mill, whereas his son worked 32 weeks. I notice also that many of their neighbours worked twice as many weeks (in 1910) so it would be interesting to know whether Adelard and his son worked less hours by choice. You might wonder how much Adelard and his son earned for their labour. According to the census record their total earning for the year 1910 were: Joseph – $210 and Adelard – $192. Continue reading

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