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Re: Renaud dit Deslauriers
Posted by: Judith Deslauriers-Boulanger Date: October 13, 1999 at 17:37:57
In Reply to: Re: Renaud dit Deslauriers by pierre renaud of 239

Hello Pierre
Here are the things I know for fact:
Ephraim Deslauriers (my great grandfather)was born in 1874 in Canada probably in Ange Gardien or that vicinity. He died in 1928 in NH. His wife Josephine (my great grandmother) lived to be over 90 years old and I was very close to her. They had one son, my grandfather Ledger Deslauriers who was born in 1905. I had spoken to her many times about
her husband and his family but unfortunately she knew very little about his family.
Ephraim had two brothers, Eldege who lived in St Pie all his life, and Hormisdas who lived in NH. Ephraim and Hormisdas were in business together as blacksmiths.
When Ephraim's mother (Catherine Prive) died in 1883 in St. Pie the registry at the Church says that she was survived by her husband and three sons Aldege, Hormisdas and Alphonse. Her husband (Norbert), Aldege and Alphonse signed the registry. Ephraim would have been 9 yrs old. We assumed that Alphonse was Ephraim's real name. We never thought that
Ephraim may have had an older brother and that Ephraim had been ommitted from the church registry as a survivor.
Norbert married again in 1887 in St. Hyacynth to Julie Lavoie.
When Josephine and Ephraim were married (in NH) Norbert was a witness along with Josephine's father. He died shortly thereafter I think. Marriage records at the church and in the city records list Ephraim's parents as Norbert Deslauriers and Catherine Privee.
Both obituaries of Ephraim and Hormisdas have no mention of another brother named Alphonse. If he was indeed an older brother neither family knew about him or he could have already died. Although both obituaries mention Aldege.

Do you have any further information that could help me?
Judy


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