Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Card for Alphonse Pratt, Died in 1942 at Lewiston, Maine


Memorial card printed on the occasion of the death of Alphonse Pratt, who died at Lewiston, Maine, on April 19, 1942.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Eusebe Alphonse Edward Pratt was born March 26, 1894 at Montague, Massachusetts, the son of Louis and Zenaide (Loiselle) Pratte, originally of Quebec.   His World War I draft registration card gives his birth date and place as March 21, 1894 at Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

Alphonse was the brother of Alexandre Pratte, whose memorial card is featured in another post.

If Alphonse ever married, I didn't find a record of it.  He was living alone at the time of the 1940 Census of Lewiston and working as a sausage maker.

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1911 Memorial Card of Death of Agathe Landry at Lewiston, Maine, on November 14, 1911


Memorial card printed on the occasion of the death of Mlle. Agathe Landry, who died November 14, 1911 at Lewiston, Maine, at the age of 19 years, 6 months and 21 days.

According to the card, she was born at St. Pascal de Kamouraska, Quebec.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

According to the Drouin Records, Marie Agathe Almanda Landry was baptised in April 1892 at St. Pascal, Quebec.  She was the daughter of Etienne and Marie Louise Lumina (Levesque) Landry.  The family came to Maine about 1907 and settled at Lewiston, Maine.  Agathe had at least eight siblings, I believe.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

1937 Memorial Card for Paul Emile Pratt; Died at Notre-Dame-des-Bois, Quebec, on May 16, 1937


Memorial card for Paul Emile Pratte, who died on May 16, 1937 at Notre-Dame-des-Bois, Quebec, near the borders of Maine and New Hampshire.  Paul was 21 years old at the time of his death.

According to the Drouin Records, Joseph Paul Emile Pratte was baptised May 14, 1916.  He was the son of Wilfrid and Rose Anna (Martin) Pratte.


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Memorial Card of Alexandre Pratt, Died August 29, 1926 at Notre-Dame des Bois, Quebec


Memorial card published on the occasion of the death of Alexandre Pratt, husband of Marie Ruel.  Alexandre died August 29, 1926 at the age of 45 at Notre-Dame-des-Bois, in Quebec, near the borders of Maine and New Hampshire.

Alexandre was born about 1880, the son of Louis and Zenaide (Loiselle) Pratte.  Marie was born about 1883, the daughter John-Joseph and Obeline (Therrien) Ruel.  Alexandre and Marie married in 1903 and had, I believe, two children.


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1892 Memorial Card: Mrs. E. V. Shipley, died January 27, 1892


Memorial Card for the funeral of Mrs. E. V. Shipley, who died January 27, 1892.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

I found an Anne (Spencer) Shipley, who was born November 20, 1837, the daughter of Asa and Phoebe (Piggott) Spencer of Guernsey County, Ohio.  On February 9, 1860, Ann married Emory Vinton Shipley, son of Perry Lloyd Shipley and Adeline Frances (Delauter) Shipley.   Emory was a postmaster; the couple had six children.

By 1880, the couple were living at Barnesville, Ohio; they're buried there at the Southern Cemetery.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Family Records Pages of Family of Henry M. Young and Wives of Oswego County, New York


Family Record pages apparently removed at some point from the Family Bible of Henry M. Young and wives Charlotte E. (Curtis) Young and Zuba L. (Gilson) Young of Oswego County, New York.

The page above lists Henry's marriages to Charlotte on January 2, 1851 and Zuba on November 11, 1873 and the marriage of Henry and Charlotte's daughter Medora C. Young to Herbert Gulliver on January 7, 1873.

The page below lists four children born to Henry M. and Charlotte E. (Curtis) Young:
  1. Medora C. Young, born August 8, 1855
  2. Frederick H. Young, born September 25, 1857
  3. William L. Young, born October 8, 1859
  4. George Young, born March 10, 1868


The page below lists the birth dates of Charlotte E. Curtis and her 9 siblings, plus the birth date of Charlotte's husband Henry M. Young.
  1. Nancy Curtis, born September 4, 1809
  2. Alfred Curtis, born September 13, 1811
  3. Jane Curtis [middle initial either C or E], born August 18, 1813
  4. Stephen Curtis, born October 19, 1815
  5. Mariah Curtis, born September 11, 1817
  6. Hyram S. Curtis, born January 7, 1820
  7. Harvey P. Curtis, born November 21, 1822
  8. Charles R. Curtis, born May 24, 1824
  9. Mabel C. Curtis, born August 10, 1827
  10. Charlotte Curtis, born June 16, 1830
  11. Henry M. Young, Charlotte's husband, born March 10, 1827

The Deaths page lists the deaths of Charlotte herself, her parents, some of her siblings and children; and the deaths of Henry M. Young and second wife Zuba.
  1. Mabel C. Curtis, Charlotte's sister; died August 19, 1828
  2. Alfred Curtis, Charlotte's brother; died May 24, 1832
  3. Stephen Curtis, Charlotte's father; died December 13, 1838, Aged fifty-two years and five months
  4. Dolly M. Curtis, [whose maiden name was, I believe, Loomis], Charlotte's mother; died August 12, 1858, Aged Sixty seven years and nine months.
  5. Frederick H. Young, Charlotte's brother; died March 15, 1858, aged five months 15 days
  6. Charlotte E. (Curtis) Young, died November 14, 1872, Aged Forty two years and five months
  7. Zuba L. Young, second wife of Henry M. Young; died January 26, 1879, Aged 51 years and 8 months
  8. William L. Young, Charlotte's brother; died October 17 [or 19], 1884, aged 27 [or 29] years and 11 days
  9. Henry M. Young, husband of Charlotte E. (Curtis) Young and Zuba L. (Gilson ?) Young; died August 29, 1907, 80 years.

The pages do not mention any locales, but brief online research shows that Henry M. Young lived in Oswego County, at least part of his life at Scriba and part at New Haven.  Zuba L. (Gilson) Young may have been the daughter of Simon and Phoebe (Kelsey) Gilson of Oswego County.  

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Family Records Pages of Henry and Jane Foster of Quebec


Family Records pages of the Henry and Jane Foster family of Quebec.  If the pages were once part of a Family Bible, they were apparently removed long ago.  Based on a few clues, I believe the Bible, or at least the pages, passed into the hands of their son Arthur and his wife Mary Ann (Ligget) Foster.

The Marriages page records three marriages:
  1. Henry and Jane, parents
  2. Their daughter Frances Foster, who married Leonard Lucas in July 1842
  3. Their son Arthur Foster, who married Mary Ann Ligget on June 24, 1862.

The Births page lists Henry and Jane's five children, but does not give their dates or places of birth. It also lists their daughter-in-law Mary Ann (Ligget) Foster.
  1. Frances Foster
  2. James Foster
  3. Elizabeth Foster
  4. Arthur Foster
  5. Jane Foster
  6. Daughter-in-law Mary Ann Ligget, born May 12, 1839

The Deaths page lists the deaths of Henry and Jane Foster and three of their children:
  1. James Foster, son of Henry and Jane Foster; no date given
  2. Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Henry and Jane Foster; no date given
  3. Jane Foster, Henry's wife; her death date is hard to read but appears to be November 27, 1857, though I've noted the year as 1856 in several sources online
  4. Henry Foster, died July 10, 1869, age 75; again, the year is hard to read
  5. Arthur Foster, son of Henry and Jane Foster, died March 22, 1902, age 70.
The Miscellaneous page is empty.


From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Henry Foster was born in County Sligo, Ireland about 1795; Jane was born about 1797, also in Ireland, I believe.  They eventually settled in Quebec and had 5 children, Frances; James; Elizabeth; Arthur; and Jane. 

Frances Foster married Leonard Lucas in July 1842 and moved to Iowa.  Arthur Foster married Mary Ann Ligget on June 24, 1862.   Jane married James Ligget on August 15, 1860 and moved to Iowa, perhaps at the same time and to the same area as her sister Frances (Foster) Lucas.  I don't have information for Elizabeth Foster and James Foster.

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