Hello--sorry I've been off here for so long. My grandfather was Raoul Joseph LaCombe, the 7th of 12 children. Here they are, from the oldest to the youngest.
Mary Lydia Cordelia LaCombe Clement (1886-1959)
Anna Alice LaCombe Vigneux (1888-1977)
Josephine (Mayme) LaCombe (1890-1962)
Alma Blanche LaCombe Castanier (1892-1925)
Elemina (Minnie) LaCombe Allen (1893-1961)
Delvina LaCombe (1895-1899)
Raoul Joseph LaCombe (1897-1953)
Frank Arthur (Leonard) LaCombe (1899-1972)
Grace Yvonne LaCombe Bow (1901-?)
Agnes Crystal LaCombe Thomas (1902-1984)
Alfred Joseph LaCombe (1904-1960)
Joseph Edward LaCombe (1906-?)
The father of the above bunch was Pierre Clement LaCombe. His father was David, and going back through the generations from there (most recent to most distant) are Hyacinthe, Jean Baptiste, Pierre, Jean Baptiste Balan, Pierre Balan dit, and Pierre Balan dit (the elder).
My dad (Charles) was the oldest of 5 children of Raoul Joseph--all boys. The rest, in chronological order, were Raymond (Hovie), Richard (Itchy), Lawrence (Boots), and Victor (Bunny). My father and the others had 18 children who survived childhood and are still alive, so I have one brother and 16 first cousins--most of whom I am either in contact with or can contact easily. My contact with the children or grandchildren of any of my grandfather's siblings has been marginal at best, but I'd be interested to get in touch with any of them.
If any of this sounds familiar or interesting, let me know. I'll try to check in more often!
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