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Re: death date of George Dugas
Posted by: Stuart Gourd (ID *****4208) Date: June 06, 2007 at 08:09:22
In Reply to: Re: death date of George Dugas by Stuart Gourd of 741

Here is more info now that I am looking at the actual census records. Alfred Dugas and his wife Felicite are listed as living in St Damien in the 1911 Census. He has listed as living with him daughter Celina, born May 1887, and grandchildren Viateur (spelled as it is on the census sheet), born Sep 1908, and Marie, born Jan 1911.

Meanwhile, on a different 1911 Census sheet for St. Damien, George Dugas, who is listed as born Sep 1876, has children George, Angelina, Marie Anne, Roseanne living with him, and also Viateur, born Sep 1908, and Marie, born Jan 1911. Looks to me like the last two were counted twice in the census, perhaps while visiting their grandfather? Or perhaps they moved in with their grandfather at just the point in the year in between when one census enumerator went to one household, and another went to the other?

It also seems strange that the spelling of Viateur would be the same on both census forms. I initially had the name as Victor but had changed it to Viateur on my records after seeing both of these spellings, each done by a different census enumerator. But perhaps this is incorrect and just a strange coincidence.

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