March 21, 2011

Funny things discovered on the way to your relatives

Our Great Aunt Arlene married a man in Masschusetts named John Coolidge.  No, he was not that Coolidge, but some thought he was.  Apparently Arlene and John decided to elope.   They went to Porchester, NY and when they gave John's name eyebrows raised and telegraphs were a flutter.   So there went their 15 minutes of fame.

September 26,1927

March 14, 2011

The Photographer

Joseph Thibault son of Charles and Virginie (Boucher) Thibault was born April 23, 1871.  He was the brother of Charles Onesime Thibault founder owner editor and publisher of "L'Independent," a weekly news-paper printed in the French language.  Joseph married Adele Berube on October 28, 1889.  They had 2 children Adele and Albert.  Albert died in 1900 at the age of 4.  Adele we can find no record and she wasn't listed in the 1900 census with Albert so it is assumed she died prior to 1900.

Joseph and Adele lived in Fall River until at least 1920 when they were listed on the Census as living at 1510 Highland Street.  They owned the house at this time.  Joseph ran his photography business originally from Pleasant Street, Fall River and later from 154 South Main Street until his death in 1926.  In between he had what appeared to be temporary South Main Street addresses.

Joseph and Charles Onesime were 4th Cousins once removed from Magloire.   We don't have a photo of our Photographer but we do find one of his brother Onesime.  It was probably taken by Joseph.

March 11, 2011

Old Photographs

Often one comes upon old photographs in boxes or from relatives where the identity of the party in the picture is not known.  Guesses can be made about who is in the picture but verification is difficult.  I came across one such picture from a cousin who's family always thought that this was a wedding  photograph of Maglore Thibault and Delia Beaulieu.  It may be, but it also maybe a photograph of Victoria Thibault (Magloire's first cousin) and her husband Joseph Caron.  I'm posting this in hopes that perhaps someone will come across it and know for sure or know at least that it is NOT Victoria and Joseph Caron.

Mystery solved.  This is the wedding photo of Magloire and Delia Beaulieu.  It was, as far as I know, taken by a photographer Joseph Thibault.  Joseph was married to a Mary Adele Berube.  Joseph and Mary had one son Albert who died at 4 in 1890.  They didn't have any more children but were still in Fall River as of 1920.

I am with about a 99.9% certainty that this is Magoire and Delia.  There is no other reason for the family to have this photograph plus Delia resembles my sister and I see my brother in Magloire's eyes.