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Brousseau family, DWARFISM, Incidence of
Posted by: Kathleen A. Martin Date: December 09, 2000 at 10:39:52
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We are tracing the incidence of dwarfism in the Brousseau family, specifically in the descendants of Luc Brousseau 7 [Gabriel 4-6, Jean-Baptiste 3, Jean-Pierre 2, Jean 1 of Langon, Fontenay-le-Compte, France]. This family settled in Worcester County, Mass. A photo taken about 1910, probably in Southbridge, Mass., shows two well-dressed, middle-aged men standing in the doorway of a café. One is a man of dwarf-size, and the other is Albert Brousseau [son of Luc 7], owner of the Central House on Central Street. Since there is a strong resemblance we have considered the possibility they are related. Another incidence of dwarfism occurred in both children of Azélie (Brousseau) Gauthier [grand-daughter of Luc 7]. Whether the trait comes from the Brousseaus or an allied family would be interesting and useful to know. Kathleen


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