Genealogy and History of the Loughrey (Loughry, Loughery, Laughrea, Laughrey, Laughery, Loughrea, Laughry) family of Canada.

Généalogie et Histoire de la famille Loughrey (Loughry, Loughery, Laughrea, Laughrey, Laughery, Loughrea, Laughry) du Canada.

Author: Michael Laughrea, Montreal. Acknowledgements are at the end, but I wish to recognize at the outset key contributions of:

  • Richard Zaidi, Pierrefonds PQ, who discovered the siblings, parents and possible uncles  of my great-grandfather Bernard Laughrea, and provided data on his nephews;
  •  Lavon Mayfield Brown, Jacksonville AL, who provided many data on the descendants of my great-granduncle Owen Loughrea
  •  Tom Boyce,  Barre, VT, who provided outstandingly exhaustive data on the descendants of my great-grandaunt Bridget Loughrey, as well as complementary information on the descendants of her brother and sisters.

Je remercie le propriétaire de nodiffamation.com de me permettre la présentation de ce billet d’informations généalogiques et historiques inédites. ML

Un peuple sans mémoire est un peuple sans avenir. (Aimé Césaire)

Rabbi Tarfon taught: “It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it either.” (Pirke Avot 2:16)

This history starts with ANDREW Loughry, father of my great-great-grandfather PATRICK Loughry (1800-1886). It describes the 14  children, born from 1825 to 1869, of PATRICK. It then covers as many descendants as could be tracked: 68 grandchildren (born from 1843 to 1877),  85 great-grandchildren (born from 1872 to 1920), 172 g.-g.-grandchildren (born from 1894 to 1962), 307 (g.)3-grandchildren (born from 1917 to past 1996), numerous (g.)4-grandchildren (born form 1956)  and (g.)5-grandchildren and even a few (g.)6-grandchildren.

Celtic cross of S. Agathe de Lotbinière

Celtic cross of S. Agathe de Lotbinière

1) Generation one. They had three sons: ANDREW Loughry, John Loughry, and Daniel Loughrea (1).

a) ANDREW married Belle McCordick. Her father is James McCordick (1765-1859), buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Saratoga, NY (2). Her brother is John McCordick.

b) John Loughry married Rosa Shanaghan.  They had a daughter, Bridget, who married Patrick Loonan on Sept. 12 1832 in St. François (now Beauceville), Beauce. On Aug. 17 1833, a John Loughry received land in Sorel.

c) Daniel Loughrea married Ann Read. One finds a Daniel Laughrey and his wife Ann Read in St. Sylvestre, Lotbinière. He was a private, 99th regiment, who obtained a concession in township of Golburn Persh Military Settlement, Ontario.

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2) Generation two. ANDREW Loughry and Belle McCordick (McGoldrick?) had 7 sons: PATRICK (1800-1886), James (1802-), Thomas, Robert (1810-), William (1812-) Clark and Thurlow (3). In S. Séverin de Beauce, Robert Cordack and John Cordack owned 6 lots at the junction of Ste Marguerite range and the Beaurivage River in 1882; they became owners in 1835. A Henry McGoldrick and a Thomas McGoldrick lived respectively in Ste Catherine range and S. John range of S. Sylvestre in 1876.

a) PATRICK Loughry (1800 Tyrone – 27 Jan 1886 St. Séverin, Beauce) had two successive wives: Mary Patton (~1805 Ireland – 1 Jan 1854 St. Elzéar de Beauce), and Mary McGown (McGowan) (1830 Ireland – 26 Jul 1904 Whitefield, Coos, NH), whom he married in St. Sylvestre on 26 Jan 1858. He, Mary P. and 5 children are thought to have landed in Canada in Nov 1833 (see Catherine Laughry). Witnesses to the burial of PATRICK were Bernard Laughrea, Peter Boyce (probably Peter B. 1833-1909) and Frank Laughrey.

His origins.

PATRICK comes from Omagh, a central city of  county Tyrone, Northern Ireland, according to my grandmother Lydia Cyr. The concentration of Loughreys is  ≥ 2.2 times larger in Northern Ireland than in any other country or state. It is 4.2, 1.9  and 1.8 times larger in counties Londonderry, Tyrone  and Donegal than in Northern Ireland as a whole. These three counties are in Ulster and lie next to each other in North-West Ulster. From West to East: Donegal (Republic or Ireland), Londonderry and Tyrone (both in Northern Ireland). Galway is the only other county with a larger concentration of Loughreys than Northern Ireland (4).

Loughry College and Loughry house, in which Jonathan Swift wrote “Gulliver’s travels“, are located two km south of Cookstown, Tyrone. Loughry house, or manor, now on the campus of Loughry College, was built in 1632 by Charles Lindesay, a scottish planter owning 2831 acres of land in Tyrone. It was burnt by the Irish rebels in 1641 and rebuilt by Lindesay in 1671. Tullyhogue Fort, where the kings of Ulster were formerly crowned until 1593, is located 1 km South of Loughry house. Counties Fermanagah and Monaghan touch the Southern border of Tyrone, and are in Ulster. Fermanagah is in Northern Ireland and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. At least 2 of PATRICK’s 34 grandsons and one of his 22 great-grandsons died while saving Europeans during World War I.

My Y chromosome haplogroup is R1b1b2a1a2f2. It is very frequent in Ireland and particularly in the North-West of Ireland (frequency of 17 %). A great percentage of men harbouring R1b1b2a1a2f2 could descend from an Irish King from the fourth or fifth century, such as O’Neill of the 9 hostages, who established the O’Neill dynasty in Ulster, or a contemporary thereof. Out of Ireland,  R1b1b2a1a2f2 is relatively common on the West Coast of Great-Britain.  

His Canadian settlement(s).

PATRICK was living in S. Elzéar on 15 Aug 1856, in S. Sylvestre in 1861 and 1871, and in S. Séverin in 1881. In 1882, he was living on lot 227 (now 4-219-961) of Monaghan range (5) in St. Séverin. He is listed as farmer and literate in the censuses of 1861, 1871 and Apr 14 1881, aged 60, 70 and 80, respectively (suggesting he might have been born anytime between Apr 15 1800 and Apr 14 1801), and living in a 1 story log house. On the other hand PATRICK purchased lot #5 of Killarney range of S. Sylvestre (now S. Séverin) on 30 Apr  1835; the notary was JJ Reny from Ste-Marie-de-Beauce. Killarney Road (6) separates Monaghan range (North side) from Killarney range (South side). Whether or not PATRICK ever lived on that lot is not clear; maybe he had 2 lots facing each other on both sides of Killarney Road.  In the 1871 census, the house of Patrick is #59 while that of his son James, who was living on Killarney range, is #60, suggesting that both houses may be located along Killarney Road, Patrick living on the Monaghan side of the Road and James on the Killarney side.  Given the proximity of lot 227 to 21th century S. Sylvestre and S. Elzéar, one may imagine that Patrick  lived on the same Monaghan lot between 1856 and 1886 and experienced two municipal changes during this time. This seems very unlikely. One possibility: PATRICK left his S. Elzéar farm to Bernard in 1858 and moved the same year to a farm of Monaghan range of S. Sylvestre which eventually became part of S. Séverin. Why did Bernard leave around 1874 for a lot in Leeds East? Maybe he could not afford to purchase the S. Elzéar lot and preferred a cheaper one in Leeds. In 1873 PATRICK was 73 years old with 7 or 8 children at home, all from his second wife, whereas Bernard had 7 at home. Both had to run a tight financial ship. »

Lot 227 is equally distant from S. Elzéar and S. Sylvestre and a little closer to S. Séverin. It is one road width away from S. Sylvestre and only 600 m from the meeting point of S. Elzéar, S. Sylvestre and S. Séverin, which is also the meeting point of Lotbinière, Beauce and Mégantic counties as of 2012. The current owners of lot 227 found an old gangway (a ramp besides a barn) that they bulldozed in 2011 to allow for storage of woodpiles. Patrick’s dwelling is presumably very close to this gangway. His son James Loughery lived on Killarney range, 1 or 2 lots South-West from his own Monaghan lot.  

In 1882, Patrick’s Monaghan lot was the fifth from the Beaurivage side of Monaghan range, those of Patrick Martin (#223), James Connor (#224, #225), and J. Connor (#226) being the first four (7).  Lot 223 crosses the Beaurivage River. Lot 224 almost touches it. Lots 224 and 225 are separated by a Beaurivage tributary leading up to James Laughrey’s lot (#245 of Killarney range). Patrick’s Monaghan lot starts at 1300 vertical feet, 200 vertical feet above the  nearest point on  the Beaurivage River, and ends at 1700 vertical feet on Killarney Road, near the top (1900 feet) of Mount Tara (8). It mostly lies between two tributaries of the Beaurivage, the southern one leading up to James Laughrey’s lot and the northern one originating from the highest peak of Tara Mountain and flowing down to 1065 vertical feet, near the bridge of Fermanagah South Road on the Beaurivage River; the northern tributary flows within Patrick’s lot. Maps based on 1924-1926 data show that a straight road called Fermanagah South Road starts at Fermanagah Road at 1250 vertical feet, crosses the Beaurivage River at 1065 feet via a bridge, continues straight South-East to Patrick’s lot and turns South-West until J. Connor’s lot. (This bridge no longer exists; are there any extant remnants?) Patrick’s house was either near the northern tributary and on the now inexistent Fermanagah South Road, giving him quick access to the Beaurivage River and the main road leading to S. Sylvestre and S. Elzéar: after it crosses Fermanagah Road, Fermanagah South Road becomes Fermanagah North Road, rises to 1350 vertical feet and reaches chemin Ste Marie at 1075 vertical feet (9). Or his house was along Killarney Road, as already mentioned

His Canadian neighbours.

Patrick’s neighbours on Fermanagah range were heirs John Gallagher (lot 791, in front of Patrick’s lot) and, going West, Francis Gallagher, William Martin, heirs James Martin, Andrew Begley, William Martin (#790 to 786) and Michael Shallow (#785-784); going East, his neighbors were John Martin (#792) and Andrew Begley (#793-794, ending at the boundary of S. Elzéar) (10). Lots 787-794 spread on both sides of the Beaurivage River; #786 touches it and #784-785 are entirely on the Eastern slope of Mont Ste Marguerite.  Fermanagah South Road runs between the lots of John Martin and heirs Gallagher. Patrick’s neighbors on Killarney range were ? (himself ?) in front of his Monaghan lot (neighbors further East are not yet available on Steve Cameron’s maps) and, going West, heirs George McRae, James Laughrey, John O’Farrel, and Francis Travers (lots 244-247, none of them touching the Beaurivage River but #247 coming close). The names Gallagher, Martin and Begely will come back later as witnesses, godparents or spouses.

Starting from Fermanagah/Monaghan/Killarney ranges and moving West towards Leeds, one finds 193 lots in this area of South S. Sylvestre and North S. Séverin. 181 of them (94%) were owned by Irish/English/Scottish settlers, mostly Irish, in 1876! Moving further West, one enters range 12 and 13 of Leeds East (Bernard Laughrea lived on range 12, 600 m from S. Sylvestre). There are 61 lots in these 2 ranges and 60 of them (98 %) were owned by Irish/English/Scottish settlers, mostly Irish, in 1876. By eyeball survey, Leeds and S. Sylvestre appear respectively > 95 %  and ~ 90% Irish/English/Scottish in 1880. Irish clergymen James Nelligan, John O’Grady and James Neville were in charge of S. Sylvestre during 1836-1851, 1851-1858 and 1873-1893, respectively.  The books of the S. Sylvestre secretarial office were in English only until 1860, in English and French between 1861 and 1895, and in French only from 1896, suggesting a massive English exodus by 1896.

His second wife Mary McGown.

Mary McGown was living in S. Séverin in 1891 but is buried in St. Matthew  catholic cemetery on Dalton Road/route 142 near Whitefield, NH (11). Whitefield is 10 km North of Bethlehem NH (11), where her stepson Owen Loughrea (1831-) lived in 1900 and in 1910, 10 km South of Lancaster NH (11), where Michael Laughrea (1866-1944), son of Bernard Laughrea (1834-1914), lived in 1920, and 12 km West of Jefferson NH (11), where children of Catherine Laughry (1833-1908) lived in 1930  ((more to be added?)).  Mary presumably arrived in Whitefield with her children Margaret and Peter, or joined them there. Her stepson James Loughery (1826-1889) was living in Whitefield from 1883-1888  until his death; and her stepson Patrick (1844/1846-1895) died in Whitefield. Bethlehem-Whitefield-Lancaster are on a straight line, with Lancaster on the Connecticut RIver; adding Jefferson, the 4 form a triangle between the Connecticut River and the White Mountains.

b) James Laughrey (Loughrey, Loughry) (~1802 – before Oct. 7 1857) married Elizabeth Alderson (? – after Oct. 7 1857). They had a daughter Elizabeth and possibly 2 sons:

1. Elizabeth Loughry (~1828- June 18 1888). She was protestant but married Owen Murphy (Dec. 8 1827 in Stoneham – Oct. 4 1895 in Sillery) on Oct. 7 1857 in St. Patrick’s parish, Quebec City. Owen Murphy was a farmer at the time of his marriage. He became mayor of Quebec City from 1874 to 1878 and member of Quebec parliament from 1886 to 1892. He was a also a director of the Quebec Central Railway (12). The parents of Owen Murphy are Nicholas Murphy ( ~1790 – Feb. 15 1864) and Ellen O’Brien.

2. James (1835-) was living in Leeds, Quebec, in 1881, with 6 children. A James Loughry landed at Quebec city on Aug. 3 1868 on ship Peruvia.

3. Thomas Loughrey or Largey (1845-) was living in Leeds, Quebec, in 1881.  He is listed as farmer with 5 children, one of them being a Joseph Largey or Loughrey born in 1874. Neither James nor Thomas are found on Steve Cameron’s 1876 map of Leeds; maybe they were not land owners or had not yet settled in Leeds in 1876.

c) Thomas Loughrey (1808-) was living in York, Upper Canada in 1832. He was private, 18th regiment.

d) Robert Loughrey (1810-) arrived from Glasgow on the Saint-George in Oct. 1865, together with his two sons, Thomas (1842-) and James (1844-).

e) William Loughrey (1812-) married Mary McCaffrey on April 23 1838 in St. Sylvestre. He landed in Saint-John, N.B. on April 18  1833, on board the 15th ship (Madawaska or Brig OmadawaskO), which had departed from Londonderry, Northern Ireland. William was a resident of county Tyrone. In 1866 he was a colonel sergeant, 7th regiment, living in London Ontario.

f) Clark Loughry was corporal, infantry company garrison, on duty in St. John Quebec (probably St. Jean sur le Richelieu), under captain James Chalmers.

g) Thurlow Laughry married Mary Walsh (1858-) in Victoria, B.C.. They had a son named John (1896-?). Mary Walsh was living in Broughton township in 1861. John married Blanche Veilleux on Oct. 18 1919 in St. François (Beauceville). My grandfather John (1860-1946) was saying “Veilleux are family”; but is it through Thurlow or Mary? John Walsh owned lots 381-385 along Fermanagah North Road in 1876.

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3) Generation three. PATRICK Loughry (1800 Tyrone-1886 S. Séverin) and Mary Patton (~1805 Ireland – Jan. 1 1854 St. Elzéar) had  9 children from 1826 to 1846: Bridget, James, Mary, Owen, Catherine, BERNARD, Michael, Ann and Patrick. With Mary McGown (or McGowan) (1830-26 July 1904 in Whitefield NH), he had 5 children from 1858 to 1869: Margaret, Peter, Helen, Eliza and Frank. Witnesses at his mariage with Mary McGown were Louis Conn, Mary Laughrey, John McElroy, Ellen Doonan, & Catherine Plunkett. Before marrying PATRICK, Mary McGown had three children with Jeremiah Mahoney: Mary (1852-), Martin (1853-?, living in S. Séverin in 1891) and Bridget (1856-?, living in S. Séverin in 1891). One brother of Mary Patton was Edward. A James Patton (1808-1896), married to then deceased Katy Sweeny, died in S. Séverin on Oct. 31 1896.

PATRICK had at least 68 grandchildren and probably about 65XX.  His 9 children with Mary P. begat 62 grandchildren from 1843 to 1877; his 5 children with Mary M. begat 5 known grandchildren from 1891 to 1905 and probably about 11XX yet to be identified.

His children, grandchildren, g.-grandchildren and g.-g.-grandchildren reached the ages of 76, 77, 75 and 74 years on average, respectively.

In sum, there was no progress from PATRICK’s children to my own generation, when one counts only “adult” individuals, i.e. whomever dies at 40 of older. The 6 adult children of PATRICK who are of known lifespan without dying accidentally, reached the age of 76 on average: 55 (Bridget),  66 (James), 87 (Owen), 80 (Bernard), 86 (Ann), and 80 (Peter). His 25 adult grandchildren of known lifespan (okl) reached 77 on average; his 46 adult g.-grandchildren okl  reached 75; his 71 adult g.-g.-grandchildren okl reached 74. For example:

  • The 8 adult children okl of Bridget reached 76 on average; the 8 of Bernard 88, the 3 of Catherine 64 and the 3 of Ann 70.
  • The 4 of Annie Boyce-Camden reached 80, the 8 of John Owen Boyce 72, the 5 of Susan Boyce-O’Connor 71, the 6 of Susan Loughery-Gallagher 72, the 4 of Edward Loughrea 69,  the 3 of John Laughrea 76, the 6 of Cecilia Laughrea-Custeau 77, the 3 of James Laughrea 75.
  • The 12 adult grandchildren okl of Annie Boyce-Camden reached 83, the 16 of Marie Bridget Boyce-Gagné 73, the 11 of John Owen Boyce 70, the 16 of Susan Boyce-O’Connor 74, the 6 of Ann Laughery-Conn 71, and the 5 of James Laughrea 72. The adult grandchildren of Annie, Marie Bridget, John Owen , Susan, Ann and James  started dying in 1963, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1971 and 1986, respectively. 

All adult grandchildren of John and Cecilia are still alive, as far as we know, except for one. All known g.-grandchildren of PATRICK have passed away (they were born from 1872 to 1920). About one third of the g.-g.-grandchildren (they were born from 1894 to 1962) are sill alive.  Therefore, we may be unwittingly selecting those who died somewhat prematurely in our present lifespan tabulation for the g.-g.-grandchildren of PATRICK. Only the (g.)3-grandchildren of PATRICK will know this final number accurately, and hopefully not before 2040! Regarding the (g.)3-grandchildren of PATRICK (they were born from 1923), 11 of them have already passed away at the age of 40 or above: they reached 69 on average, reinforcing our point about the risks of underestimations when tabulating average age at death before an entire cohort has passed away.

24 and 32 % of his adult grandchildren and great-grandchildren lived beyond the age of 85 years and 364 days.

The percentage of the adult grandchildren, great-grandchildren and g.-g.-grandchildren of PATRICK who lived beyond 85 years and 364 days (or reached 90 years) are:

  • 24 % (16 %) of 25  adult grandchildren: 1 child of Bridget reached 90; 5 of 8 children of Bernard reached 86, 92, 98, 93, 89, respectively.
  • 32 % (15 %) of 46 adult great-grandchildren: 7 of 19 grandchildren of Bridget reached 89, 87, 91, 88, 95, 87, 91; 1 grandchild of James reached 87; 86 (1 grandchild of Owen reached 86; 5 of 12 grandchildren of Bernard reached 92, 90, 98, 96, 88; 1 grandchild of Catherine reached 97.
  • 18 % (7 %) of  71 adult g.-g.-grandchildren so far deceased: 6 of 12 grandchildren of Annie Boyce-Camden reached 87, 93, 94, 87, 98, 89; 2 of 16 grandchildren of Marie Bridget Boyce-Gagné reached 94, 86; 2 of 11 grandchildren of John Owen Boyce reached 87, 87; 2 of 16 grandchildren of Susan Boyce-O’Connor reached 86, 89; 1 grandchild of Susan McGee-Glidden reached 91.

Hopefully my generation will improve its current score of 18 % to at least 24 %, Many of us are still alive: only the grandchildren of Annie Boyce-Camden and Marie Bridget Boyce-Gagné have all passed away, or are presumed so. John Owen Boyce may still have 7 living grandchildren (born between 1925 and 1936), Susan Boyce-O’Connor a couple born in 1927, Susan Loughery-Gallagher two or three born between 1923 and 1935, James McGee a few. Edward Loughrea has 4 living grandchildren, born between 1943 and 1947, John Laughrea has 8 living ones, born between 1938 and 1959, James Laughrea has Jimmy (1938 – ); Cecilia Laughrea-Custeau has at least 18 living grandchildren born between 1941 and 1960.

For comparison, of my French-speaking ancestors (i.e. ancestors of Lydia Cyr, Tancrède Labbé and Annie Lachance) who died in  the 17th, 18th and 19th century, only 7 % (13 of 190), 8.5 % (33 of 384) and 10 % (4 of 40)  lived beyond 85 years and 364 days.  If I had calculated the % of adult ancestors, the percentages would have become something of the order of 8, 9.5 and 11 %. The 24 % and 32 % figures for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of PATRICK match his own performance (33 % of his relevant children reached at least 86) and seem truly impressive.

 

First names: a fondness for Patrick, Michael, James, John, Mary, Ann/Anny and Bridget.

Among his 14 children and 52XX grandchildren of known first name (13), we find 7 Patrick, 6 Michael, 5 James, 5 John, 5 Mary, 5 Ann/Anny and 4 Bridget, for a total of 37.  Of these 67 children and grandchildren, 44  were born between 1855 and 1875, 41  betweeen 1850 and 1870, and 29 (24 cousins and 5 uncle/aunts) between 1860 and 1870. The greater St. Sylvestre of 1875-1880 was teeming with Loughrey cousins, uncle and aunts (14), and we have not yet started to count cousins, uncles and aunts coming from the Patton and McGown sides!

PATRICK  had about 141XX great-grandchildren, but only 88 are known so far (15).

19 different names sufficed for the 67 known children and grandchildren (13) of PATRICK, because of many Patrick, Michael, James etc.. However it took 25 different names for  his 28 great-grandchildren of known first names: only Mary, Joseph and Edward appear twice; Michael, James, Ann/Anny and Bridget are absent!  Among 48 g.-g.-grandchildren of known first names, James and Mary appear 3 times, Michael  twice, Ann and John once, but Patrick and Bridget were not used.

PATRICK’s children lived in S. Elzéar, S. Séverin, S. Patrice and Lees East  in Quebec; in and around Whitefield in Northern NH; and in Rutland  in Southern VT.

PATRICK lived his adult life in S. Elzéar and S. Séverin; Bridget in S. Elzéar; James in S. Séverin and Whitefield NH;  Mary in S. Sylvestre and North Stratford, Coos, NH; Owen in S. Patrice and Bethlehem NH; Catherine in S. Séverin for at least a long time (her husband died there in 1902); Bernard in S. Elzéar and Leeds East; Ann in S. Séverin and Rutland VT; Patrick in S. Patrice and Whitefield; Margaret and Peter in S. Séverin and Whitefield; Eliza in S. Sylvestre, Whitefield and Berlin, Coos NH. Helen, Joseph, and Frank lived S. Séverin in 1891 but nothing more is known on their ulterior whereabouts. Bridget, James, Mary, Owen, Bernard, Catherine, and  Ann, first married in 1842, 1848, 1851, 1856, 1858, 1855, and 1870, meaning that PATRICK had only Ann (1839) and Patrick (1844) as his own children left at home soon after he married Mary McGown in 1858. 

By and large, Patrick and his children did not live in S. Sylvestre, but their lots, whether in S. Patrice, S. Elzéar, S. Séverin or Leeds East, were extremely close to the border of S. Sylvestre. 

Patrick’s grandchildren lived in…

At least 23 family members moved to New Hampshire and Vermont between 1875 and 1900, 16 of them to the triangle Bethlehem-Whitefield-Lancaster-Jefferson in NH, and 3 of them to Websterville VT. In the 1870s, Ann (1839) moved to Rutland VT and 3 sons of Owen (1831), Patrick (1857), Edward (1859) and John (1868), moved to Whitefield. In the 1880s, James (1826) and his children Michael (1860) and Bridget (1867/1868) moved to Whitefield; Owen (1831) moved to Bethlehem; Catherine’s (1833) children  Susan (1860) and Thomas (1870), if not several more, moved to Jefferson. Patrick (1844/1846) probably moved  to Whitefield in the 1870s or 1880s. In the 1890s Mary McGown-Loughry (1830), her children Margaret (1858) and Peter (1861), and perhaps a few  more among siblings Helen (1863), Joseph (1864), Eliza (1866) and Frank (1868),  moved to Whitefield. Michael (1866), son of Bernard (1834) probably moved to Lancaster in the 1890s; he was living there in 1920. Two other children of Bernard, Mary (1864) and Jim (1873), are very likely to have moved to the USA between 1891 and 1900, Jim settling in the greater Boston area in the mid 1890s. Mary moved to North Stratford NH ~1870; Eliza moved to Whitefield and Berlin NH.

Six of Bridget’s children moved to the USA between 1875 and 1900: Michael between 1871 and 1881, Patrick moved to Bethlehem NH in 1867; John Owen Boyce moved to Websterville VT in 1896; James Boyce moved to Webstervlle in  ~1900; Susan moved to Websterville in ~1888; Peter Boyce moved to Snohomis Wash in ~1884. James, son of Catherine, moved to Jefferson NH in 1877.

Family names of 307 4th degree cousins who descend from PATRICK.

These family names are: Boyce (31 cousins), Camden (21), Donahue (20), Laughrea (17), Cleary (14), Vachon (13), Custeau (11), O’Connor (10), Bourgault, McTigue (9 each), Darnell (8), O’Connell, Tittes (7 each), Bagalio,Therrien (6 each), Dornfeld, Gallagher, Page, Stich (5 each), Bedell, Bukovchik, Hamilton, Liese, Roy, Zaidi (4 each), Armstrong, Béland, Bergers, Bernard, Campbell, Douville, Dupuis, Fitzpatrick, Leary, Noel, Nolette, Sirois, Sulllivan, Tewksbury (3 each), Beattie, Cozzi, Dumont, Flower, Gagné, Nearney, O’Brien, Thivierge, White (2 each), Eggleston, Fournier, Loughrea, Oechsle, Rodrigue, Tremblay, Thomas (1 each). [James Laughrea and his sister Catherine Laughrea are both the great-grandparents of the same 2 Flower great-grandchildren.]

Laughreas are scarce in the list, and Boyces numerous, mostly because many Laughrea cousins remain to be tracked down while Boyce cousins (exclusively male descendants of Bridget Laughrea-Boyce) have been nearly completely tracked down (by Tom Boyce).

In addition, sex ratio of progeny has so far disfavored the Laughrea surname and favored the other surnames: Laughrea men (Patrick Laughrea and his exclusively male descendants, who bear his Y chromosome) have generated 54 women and 50 men (we arbitrarily stop counting at the fifth generation), while their sisters have generated 57 men and 44 women.

a) Bridget Loughrey (1825 Ireland – 26 Nov. 1883 St. Elzéar-de-Beauce) married John Owen Boyce (Jan 1817 Kilteevogue, Stranorlar, Donegal, Ireland – 30 Jan 1885 St.-Elzéar-de-Beauce) on April 26 1842 in St. Sylvestre. He is the son of Michael Boyce (~1765 Ireland – ~1832 Kilteevogue, Stranorlar, Donegal) and Nancy Slevin (perhaps Sullivan) (~1764 Kilteevogue, Stranorlar, Donegal – Mar 1850 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce) . The mother of Nancy S. is Mary Prendergast. There are Boyles but no Boyces on the 1876 S. Sylvestre map of Steve Cameron.IMG_2029[2]

The 8 children of Michael Boyce and Nancy Slevin are:

  1.  Patrick (19 Oct 1795 Kilteevogue, Stranorlar, Donegal, Ireland -19 Dec 1890 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec). He married Alice Heynes (Hynes, Hinds). They had 9 children, among whom Michael Boyce (6 Jan 1832 Kilteevogue, Donegal, Ireland – 22 Jan 1927 St-Sylvestre) (16), brother in law of Ann Laughrey (1839-1925). 
  2. James.
  3. William.
  4. Michael.
  5. Owen.
  6. Catherine.
  7. John Owen. He married Bridget Loughrey and had 11 children (below), among whom Michael Boyce (1846-).
  8. Henry. Henry married Anne McMonigle. They had many children, among whom:
  • Michael Boyce (?-? in St. Sylvestre), brother in law of Bernard Laughrea (1834-1914). He married Mary Sullivan (1839-1925) on Jan 8 1861 and was the godfather of Michael Laughrea (1866-1944). Michael B. and Mary Sullivan had 11 sons and 2 daughters (17).
  • Peter Boyce (1833-1909 in St. Sylvestre) (18), their third son, and fourth child.  He  was a witness at the burial of Mary Prendergast (?-1874) (19), mother of Cecilia Sullivan (1841-1901) and Mary Sullivan (1839-1925).

Three cousins were named Michael Boyce: Michael B. (?-? in S. Sylvestre), Michael B. (1833-1925) and Michael B. (1846-). They also had an uncle Michael Boyce and a grandfather Michael Boyce.

Bridget had 12 children and  at least 29 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and and 205 great-great-grandchildren. Of her 205 great-great-grandchildren, born from 1917 (Cléo Dupuis of Berlin NH, great-grandchild of Marie Bridget Boyce) to 1975 (Juleann Bukovchik of San Diego Cali., great-grandchild of John Owen Boyce), we know the places of birth of 178:  40 were born in VT,  28 in CT, 22 in Quebec (18 in S. Patrice and 4 elsewhere), 20 in NY (10 in NY city and 10 elsewhere), 15 in Wash. State, 9 in Illinois, 7 in Colorado, 7 in Cali., 5 in Rhode Island, 5 in Michig., 4 in NH, 3 in Maine, 3 in NJ, 3 in Minnesota, 2 in Missouri, 2 in West Virginia, 1 in Mass., 1 in MD and 1 in Oregon  Her 8 adult children who did not die accidentally reached 76 years of age on average: 82 (Annie), 55 (Michael), 85 (Catherine), 93 (Patrick), 75 (John Owen), 82 (James), 77 (Susan), and 58 (Peter E.).  Her 18  adult grandchildren who did not die accidentally reached 75.5 years of age on average, 77.5 years if we exclude Joseph William O’Connor, who died at 45. Her 12 children are:

1. Ann (Annie) Boyce (15 March 1843 S. Marie de Beauce -1925 S. Patrice de Beaurivage). She married (m.) Patrick Camden (7 Mar 1850 St. Patrice de Beaurivage – 31 Dec 1922 idem) on 5 Nov 1872 in S. Elzéar de Beauce. They had 4 children:

a- John Patrick Camden (24 Sep 1873 St.-Séverin-de-Beauce – 9 Apr 1962 S. Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Lotbinière) m. Elizabeth Wilhelmina Bourgault (6 Apr 1875 S. Patrice – 4 Sep 1969 idem) on 27 Oct. 1896 in S. Patrice, and had 10 children:

  • Mary Ann Elizabeth Camden (13 Sep 1897 S. Patrice – 30 Sep 1963 Worchester Mass.). She moved to VT in 1918. She m. George Lucia (~ 1894 – 18 Jan 1974 Worcester Mass.).
  • Jane Mary (Jenny) Camden (1 Jun 1899 S. Patrice – 1 Jun 1907 idem). She died of diphteria.
  • Eugena Mary Camden (23 Feb1900 S. Patrice – 23 Feb 1900 idem).
  • Lawrence Joseph Camden (11 Aug 1902 S. Patrice – 10 Oct 1989 Garden City, Wayne, Michig.) m. Marie Josephine (Alice) Larochelle (15 Dec 1911 St.-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage – 21 Oct 2006 Southfield, Oakland, Michig.), and had 7 children: 1) Henry  (12 May 1937 N. Y. City NY – 18 Sep 1951 Detroit, Michig.); 2) Donald  (24 May 1938 N. Y. City NY – 8 Aug. 2002 Oceola Township, Michig.) m. Barbara; 3) Roland  (19 May 1941 Dearborn, Wayne, Michig. – ) m. Gaile Manseil; 4)  Irene Mary (8 Jul 1943 idem.- ) m. Roger Onoufer; 5)  Lawrence Leo (16 Aug. 1944 idem -) m. Christine Greenwood; 6) Theresa Alice (14 Feb 1947 Detroit, Michig. – ); 7) Helen Mary (26 Jun 1954 idem – ) m. Mark Ross.
  • Samuel Camden (Aug 1903 St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage – ?).
  • Ann (Annie) Mary Camden (4 Nov. 1904 S. Patrice – 26 Jul 1997 AZ) m. George Roy (26 Feb. 1903 Canada – 27 Jan. 1965 Spikard, Mo.), and had 4 children: 1) Jeannette Anna (25 Oct.. 1938 VT – 30 jan.1950 Bloomfield, Stoddard, Mo.), 2) Irene (11 Feb. 1940 VT – ) m. Ray Helmer; 3) George Nelson (5 Mar 1941 Milton, Chittenden, VT – ) m. Glenda Helen Murphy; 4) James S. (23 March 1943 Long Island, Queens, NY – ) m. Rosala Keith.
  • Margaret Lillian Camden (26 May 1907 S. Patrice – 3 Sep 2001 Bristol, Hartford, CT) m. Leo Henri Sirois (30 Jan 1911 Waterville, Kennebec, Maine – 1 Jan 2007 Bristol, Hartford, CT) in Oct. 1939 in NH, and had 3 children: 1) Leo Jules (6 Oct. 1940 Hunting, Long Island, NY – ) m. Joann Wist; 2) Mary Ann (19 July 1942 Bristol, Hartford, CT – ); 3) Raymond Albert (10 Feb 1947 idem- ).
  • Albert Camden  (24 Aug. 1909 S. Patrice – 14 July 1996 idem) m. Elizabeth Mary Burns (18 Mar. 1916 S. Patrice – 11 Dec. 1998 idem) on 29 Aug. 1945 in S. Patrice, and had 4 children: 1) Evelyn Mary (6 June 1948 S. Patrice – ) m.  Domenic Tuzzolino (8 Dec 1949 -); 2) Raymond  (22 April 1950 S. Patrice – ) m. Donna Lynn Maura; 3) George (2 June 1954 idem – ) m. Carmelle Bélanger; 4) Stella Mary Alice (31 Oct. 1955 in idem – ) m. Richard Anthony Klein (3 Oct. 1950 Regina, Saskatchewan – ).
  • John Joseph Paul Camden  (15 Jan 1912 S. Patrice – 14 Jan 1997 idem). He m. Yvonne Roussin (1912 idem -). They had 4 children: 1) Irene (1944 idem- ) m. Marcel Bourgault (1944 idem – ) on 3 Sept. 1966 in S. Patrice; 2) Edward (26 Nov. 1945 idem – ); 3) Lorenzo (10 Sept 1947 idem – ) m. Madeline Dumas; 4) Phillip (24 March 1953 idem – ) m. Luce Capano.
  • Mary Catherine Jane (Jenny) Camden (6 Oct 1915 S. Patrice – 29 Nov 1979 Clinton, Henry, Mo.) m. James  Camden (2 Apr 1865 St.-Agathe, Lotbinière – 11 Feb 1951 Bloomfield, Stoddard, Mo.) probably around 1938. They had 4 children: 1) Mary Jane (25 Mar 1940 Duluth, St. Louis, MN – ) m. Jay Luther Renfro (30 Oct 1936 Pittsburgh, Crawford, KS – ); 2) James John (9 Nov. 1941 Duluth, St. Louis, MN – ) m. Jeanne Louise Adams (6 Dec. 1944 Kansas City, KS – ); 3) Patrick  (28 July 1943 Duluth, St. Louis, MN – ) m. Sharon Kay Elledge (25 March 1939 Cabool, Texas, Mo. – ); 4) Michael (24 Nov. 1949 Bloomfield, Stoddard, Mo. – ) m. Donna Ruth Henry (~1949 Clinton, Henry, Mo. – ); they eventually divorced and Michael m. Kathryn (KATY) Elizabeth Furrey (13 Dec. ? Las Vegas, Clark, NV – ). Both James and Jenny have been married twice. James Camden first m. Katherine Mullavey on 15 March 1890 in Quebec City. In her second marriage on 30 Aug. 1955, Jenny m. Estel (Jack) Wilson in Clinton, Henry, Mo..

b- Bridget Camden(15 Dec 1875 St.-Séverin, Beauce – 1962). She m. Jean Joseph Cleophas Bourgault (26 Jun 1871 St.-Sylvestre, Lotbinière – 25 Jan 1947 in St.-Patrice-de-Beaurivage), brother of  Elisabeth Wilhelmina, on 2 May 1899 in S. Patrice. They had 10 children:

  •  Patrick Bourgault (1 Mar 1900 S. Sylvestre – ). He was baptised in S. Patrice. In 1930, he was married and living in Ferndale, Oakland, Michig..
  • Mary Ann Clair Bourgault  (14 Jul 1901 Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Lotbinière – ).
  • Wilfred Bourgault (Nov 1903 idem – ).
  • Angeline Bourgault (~1904 idem – ).
  • Cecile Bourgault (Apr 1906 idem – ).
  • Leo Bourgault  (Jul 1907 idem – ) m. Anne-Marie Martineau (~ 1913 St.-Agathe, Lotbinière – ) on 20 Sept. 1933 in S. Agathe. They had 9 children: 1) Madeleine Bourgault (~ 1938 S. Patrice -  ) m. Bertrand Blais (~ 1938 idem- ) on 1 Aug. 1958 in S. Patrice; 2) Doris (~1939 idem – ) m. Jean-Thomas Sylvain (~1939 idem – ) on 27 Sept. 1958 in S. Patrice; 3) Marcel (1944 idem – ) m. Irene Camden (1944 idem – ), his second degree cousin, on 3 Sept. 1966 in S. Patrice; 4) Denis (1947 idem – ) m. Diane Breton (~1950 idem – ) on 25 July 1970 in S. Sylvestre; 5) Jeannine (~ 1947 S. Patrice- ) m. Jean-Guy Sylvain (~1948 S. Elzéar de Beauce) on 20 July 1968 in S. Patrice; 6) Gilles (~1951 idem – ) m. Madeleine Giroux (~1951 S. Bernard, Nouvelle-Beauce) on 10 Oct. 1970 in S. Bernard; 7) Normand (~1953 S. Patrice -  ) m. Judith Breton (`~1953 S. Sylverstre – ) on 29 Dec. 1973 in S. Sylvestre; 8) Roger (~1954 S. Patrice – ) m. Francine Guillemette (~1954 S. Malachie de Bellechasse – ) on 18 May 1974 in S. Marlachie; 9) Rolande (~1956 S. Patrice – ) m. Denis Jacques (~1956 in S. Sylvestre – ) on 31 July 1976 in S. Sylvestre.
  • Maria Anne Suzanne (Suzie) Bourgault (10 June 1908 S. Patrice – ) m. Sauveur Dumont (~1919 idem – ) on 12 Aug. 1939 in S. Patrice, and had 2 children 1) André (~1943 idem – ) m. Adèle Gosselin (~1943 S. Agathe de Lotbinière – ) on 8 June 1963 in idem; 2) Aline (~1946 S. Agathe) m. Yoland Martin (~1943 in S. Gilles – ) on 11 June 1966 in S. Gilles de Lotbinière.
  • Joseph James Rosario (Jimmy) Bourgault (7 Apr 1910 S. Patrice – 27 Feb 2008) m. Bernadette Bourgault (6 Sep 1913 idem – 20 Feb 1994).
  • Joseph Evangeliste Edward (Eddy) Bourgault (25 May 1912 idem – 8 Mar 1997).
  • Marie Anne Rose Bourgault  (4 Oct 1915 S. Sylvestre, Lotbinière – 30 Oct 1996 idem). Her godparents were Patrick Camden and Annie Lynch, as well as Joseph Demers and Adele Bourgault. She m. Valère Therrien (~1915 S. Sylvestre – ) on 26 June 1943 in S. Patrice. They had 6 children: 1) Monique (~1946 idem – ) m. Jacques Roger (~ 1946 S. Sylvestre – ) on 21 june 1969 in S. Patrice; 2) Agathe m. Gaétan Lévesque; 3) Francine m. Michel Couture; 4) Raymond m. to Yolande Rousseau; 5) Réjeanne; 6) Richard m. Louise Savoie.

c- Patrick Peter Jr Camden (3 Jul 1880 St. Patrice, Beaurivage – ~1944 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.)  He was a well-known automobile dealer in this district for nearly half a century. Before entering the automobile business he was an Engineer on the old Mt. Washington (NH) Cog Railway for several years. In 1922, a memorial to Mr. Camden’s father  (( or Mr. Camden uncle John (1861 – )?)), who worked for the famous mountain railway for many years, was erected on the summit of Mt. Washington in the form of a cottage haven for exhausted skiers and mountain climbers  ((the cottage was built in 1922; maybe it was named in honour of Camden later, like in 1944)). The cottage, called Camden cottage,  has been in use for many years and is a well-known landmark. In the book of Bruce D. heald, there is a photo of Patrick Camden, then track inspector, sliding down the cog railway in 1929. Patrick arrived in the USA in 1898 and married Annie J Lynch (19 Aug 1887 in Saint-Sylvestre, Lotbinière – 15 Aug 1985 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.) on 28 Feb. 1908 in Brookline, Norfolk, Mass.. She had arrived in the USA in 1903. They had 3 children:

  • Howard P. Camden (26 Dec 1911 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass. – 12 Dec 1979 Mass.) m. Marjorie (~1912 Mass. – ? Mass.) on 10 Dec. 1937 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass., and had one child: Mary Ann ( 25 Nov 1941 idem – ).
  • Rose Camden (~1914 idem – ).
  • Paul D. Camden (26 Dec 1917 idem – 26 Dec 2006 Braintree, Norfolk, Mass.). He had one child: Barbara A. (~25 Aug 1960 Mass. – ).

d- Joseph James Camden (~1885 St.-Patrice, Beaurivage – 2 Nov 1966 St.-Germaine, Québec) m. Celina Fabiola Breton (30 Aug 1892 St Jean-de-Québec, Québec – ) on 28 Oct. 1912 in St-Séverin-de-Beauce. They had 2 children:

  • Mary Rose Celina Camden   (~1913 S. Patrice – ) m. Joseph Rosario Lucien Nolette (2 Apr 1907 – 4 Mar 1982 in Montreal) on 27 jan. 1937 in S. Patrice. They had 3 children: 1) Georgette (Montréal – ) m. Guy Pomminville; 2) Jacqueline m. Jacques Marchand; 3) Rose (Montreal – ) m. André Vinet.
  • Joseph Edward Patrick Camden  (15 Apr 1918 S. Patrice, Beaurivage – ).

2. Marie Bridget Boyce  (21 May 1844 S. Marie de Beauce -16 March 1883 S. Patrice de Beaurivage). She m. Pierre Gagné (10 Aug. 1847 S. Sylvestre – ?) on Nov. 21 1871 in S. Patrice, in the presence of Catherine Boyce and Honoré Larivière.  (Marie lost 4 children between 1878 and 1887; her uncle James Loughery lost 4 children between 1876 and 1888.) She died 29 days after giving birth to Alexis William. Marie and Pierre had 7 children:

a- Mary-Ann Gagné (19 Aug 1872 S. Patrice – 21 Aug 1887 idem);

b- Suzanne Adeline Gagné (22 Dec 1873 S. Patrice – 12 Feb 1943 Hambleton, Tucker, WV) m. Damase (David) Vachon (Aug 1873 St.-Elzear, Beauce – 31 Aug 1949 in Tucker, WV) on 2 Sept. 1896 and they  had moved to Tucker, WV, by  1900. They had 14 children:

  • Mary Mildred (Millie) Vachon  (2 Aug 1897 West Milan, Coos, NH – 15 Sep 1970 San Francisco, Cali.). She m. Charles Nicholas Strawn (9 Jan 1903 Alpha, Boise, ID – 6 Feb 1989 San Mateo, Cali.) in 1925 in Tucker WV.  They had one child: Charles Burton (Chuck) Strawn (19 Jan 1927 Black Fork, Tucker, WV – 25 Jul 1999 Lubbock, TX).
  • Ernest Lawrence Vachon  (20 Mar 1899 Milan, Coos NH – 3 Nov 1968 Hambleton, Tucker, WV) m. Anna Fournier in Athens, Mercer, WV.
  • M Vachon (Apr 1900 Davis, Tucker, WV – 5 Feb 1901 idem).
  • Patrick Leonard (Pat) Vachon  (17 Mar 1902 Hambleton, Tucker WV – Sep 1970 Peoria, Peoria IL) m. Teresa (Veronica) Kelly (27 Dec 1909 Bradford, Stark, IL – 2 Dec 1981 Peoria IL), and had one child: Louise (~1934 Peoria, IL – ).
  • Joseph Thomas (Joe) Vachon  (6 Mar 1904 Hambleton, Tucker WV – Jun 1970 Athens, Mercer, WV) m. Mildred Elizabeth Gable on 28 May 1930 in Athens, Mercer WV, and had one child: David A Vachon (~1931 WV – ).
  • Veronia Kathryn Vachon  (16 Mar 1906 Black Fork, Tucker WV – 5 Jun 1957 in Saint Louis, Independent Cities, MO).
  • Foster Charles (Toot) Vachon (16 Feb 1909 Hambleton, Tucker, WV – 22 Nov 1983 Peoria,  IL) m. Mildred Eva Cramer (30 Oct 1910 idem – 17 Mar 2005 idem), and had 4 children: 1) Nancy Ellen (16 Apr 1934 idem – 12 Sep 2005 Creve Coeur, Saint Louis Mo.); 2) David A. (21 Nov 1935 Peoria, IL – 22 Oct 2002 Ardmore, Delaware, Penn.); 3) Mary Beth (~1943 Peoria, IL – ); 4) Martha  (6 Feb 1944 idem – ) m. Gregory Becks (~1944 idem- ).
  • Gilford Francis (Jiggs) Vachon  (29 Jan 1911 Hambleton, Tucker WV – 20 Jan 1994 East Peoria, Tazewell, IL) m. Louise Thelma Haddix (11 Mar 1916 Black Fork, Tucker, WV – 31 Jan 2002 Creve Coeur, Tazewell, IL) on 21 April 1935 in Black Fork, Tucker, WV, and had 4 children: 1) Coleen Susan (~1935 Peoria, IL – ) m. Joel T Yerby (1 Nov 1934 idem – ) on 22 June 1952 in Peoria, IL; 2)  Phillip David (2 May 1936 idem – ); 3) Frances Louise (~1940 idem – ) m. Karl Albert Johnson (~1940 idem – ); 4) Gary J (~ 1955 idem – ) m. Mary Sue Crusen (~1956 idem – ) on 24 Jan. 1981 in Peoria, IL.
  • Adell Francena (Dell) Vachon (29 Jan 1912 Black Fork, Tucker, WV – 8 Jan 1962 Denver, Col.).
  • Lela M Vachon  (26 Feb 1912 Hambleton, Tucker, WV – 15 Jan 1991 Parsons, Tucker, WV) m. Benjamin F. Long (9 Dec 1911 Clarksburg, Harrison, WV – 26 Jan 1992 Parsons, Tucker, WV) around 1938 in Hambleton, Tucker, WV.
  • John Lessard (Lux) Vachon  (23 Feb 1914 Hambleton, Tucker, WV – Aug 1977 Peoria, IL).
  • Wilford Boyce “Honey” Vachon  (28 Aug 1916 Hambleton, Tucker, WV – 21 Sep 2010 idem) m. Vivian Juanita Williams (4 Jun 1917 idem – 24 Mar 2005 idem) on 9 June 1940 in Thomas, Tucker, WV, and had 2 children: 1) Wilford Boyce (11 May 1945 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine – ) m. Ulrike (Ulli) Frisch (20 Feb 1947 Bad Nauheim, Wetteraukreis, Hesse, Germany – 11 Dec 2012 Portland, Maine); 2) Linda Ann (~1951 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine – ). “Honey” resided in Maine at least from 1940 to 1961.
  • Frank Lee Vachon  (5 May 1919 Hambleton, Tucker WV – 10 Mar 2005 Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ) m. Lona Lehmann Marsh on 9 Sept. 1950 in Black Ford, Tucker, WV.
  • Louise Vachon  (~1921 Hambleton, Tucker, WV – ) m. Lutz (~1922 idem- ).

c- Joseph Peter Gagné (10 Jul 1875 St.-Patrice, Lotbinière – Aug 1966 Berlin, Coos, NH) m. Rose Carrier (Jun 1875 Canada – 30 May 1943 Berlin, Coos, NH) on 3 June 1895 in idem. They had 11 children:

  • John R (Johnnie) Gagné (Feb 1894 Clinton, Worcester, Mass. – ) m. Lillian Laura Lefebvre (16 Apr 1900 Manchester, Hillsborough, NH – May 1986 Colebrook, Coos, NH) on 15 June 1920 in Stewartstown, Coos, NH. They soon divorced  and Lillian Laura married another man in 1929.
  • Mamie Gagné  (3 Mar 1896 Berlin, Coos NH – 9 Mar 1921 idem) m. George Rodrique (10 Sep 1892 St-Georges-de-Beauce -11 Sep 1947 Berlin, Coos, NH) but died soon thereafter. They had a child in 1917 in Berlin, Coos NH.
  • Mabel Louise Susie Gagné  (30 Mar 1897 Berlin, Coos NH – 1975 Groveton, Coos, NH) m. Joseph Emile Francis Dupuis (6 Jul 1895 Norton Mills, Essex, VT – Sep 1980 Groveton, Coos, NH) on 8 Jan. 1917 in Berlin, Coos, NH, and had 3 children: 1) Cleo (Jul 1917 idem – ); 2) Bella (Oct 1918 idem – ); 3) Roland (~ 1922 Northumberland, Coos, NH).
  • Stella Gagné (21 Nov 1899 Berlin, Coos, NH – ) m. Walter Muncino (~1897 Italy – ) on 21 Apr 1917 in Berlin, Coos, NH.
  • Archie Gagné  (16 Oct 1901 Berlin, Coos, NH – May 1972 idem) m. M. Côté.
  • Ethel M Gagné  (~1904 NH – ) m. Leo Nadeau (? – 1970).
  • Alfred John Gagné  (21 Dec 1906 Berlin, Coos, NH – 11 Feb 1982 Hartford, Windsor, VT).
  • Francis Gagné  (1907 Berlin, Coos, NH – ).
  • Bella Gagné  (1911 idem – ).
  • Peter E Gagné  (~ 1913 idem – ).
  • Lillie Gagné  (27 Apr 1914 idem- 17 May 1995 idem) m. Alfred Omer Gagnon (29 Jul 1910 Montmagny, Quebec – 21 Sep 1990 Hartford, Windsor, VT).

d- Jean-Baptiste Gagné (6 Oct 1876 St Patrice-de-Beaurivage – 17 Feb 1878 idem).

e- Peter Michael Gagné (11 Sep 1878 St Patrice-de-Beaurivage – 7 Mar 1880 idem).

f- Infant (12 Jun 1880 idem – 12 Jun 1880 idem).

g- Alexis William Gagné (17 Feb 1883 St Patrice-de-Beaurivage – ).

3. Michael Boyce (4 March 1846 S. Marie de Beauce – 1 Dec. 1901 Ashbury Park, Monmouth, NJ). He married unknown and had one daughter: Grace (1868 S. Marie – )

4. Catherine Boyce (31 Jan. 1848 S. Elzéar de Beauce – 1 May 1933 Quebec City). She became a nun.

5. Patrick Boyce (30 Nov. 1849 S. Elzéar de Dorchester – 1 March 1942 Everett, Snohomish, Wash.). ” Patrick A Boyce, one of the substantial farmers of Snohomish county, (Washington), has had a wide and varied experience in various parts of the country and has done his fair share in the development of this locality. Born about thirty miles southeast of Quebec, Canada, in 1854, he is the son of Owen and Bridget (Loghry) Boyce, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Ireland and Scotland (Editor’s note: according to parish records, Patrick A Boyce was actually born 30 Nov 1849 in St Elzear, Beauce county, Quebec, Canada). [Patrick A Boyce] is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent and has exemplified in his own makeup the sterling qualities of these nations.
His parents came to Canada in childhood in the early 1830′s, and met and were married there, both dying in the Parish of [St Elzear], where the father had followed farming. There was no school in the locality where Patrick A Boyce was reared, therefore he was deprived of that advantage but has made up for it in later life by much reading and close observation of men and events, so that he is well informed on a wide range of subjects.
He remained at home until about 17 years of age, when he went to Maine ((1866)) and spent a year in the woods. Then, after a short stay at home, he went to Bethlehem, NH, where he spent two years in the woods ((1867-1869)). He next worked on the Mount Washington Railroad, being employed about a year as a section hand, and afterwards for eight years in the machine shop at the base of the mountain ((1869-1878)). The railroad was in operation only during the summer months, so he spent his winters at Bethlehem, NH where he was employed as a milwright. Eventually, he became master mechanic on the Mount Washington Railroad, retaining that position two years, and then for two years he had charge of the mechanical equipment of an extensive private establishment in Florida ((1880-1884?)). 
In 1885 he went to Mount Vernon, Washington, here he spent the winter, and then removed to Snohomish, WA, where he was employed by Blackman Brothers two years. About 1887 he and his brother, Peter E Boyce, bought five hundred (500) acres of marshland, two hundred and fifty (250) acres being the present home of Mr Boyce.
Patrick A Boyce followed mining for twenty years, having worked in the woods until 1897, when he went to Dawson, Alaska, where he established himself in business as a machinist. In 1901 he returned to the States and bought mining machinery, which he took to Alaska and cleaned up a good claim, which he later sold. From 1904 until the World War (Editor’s note: WWI) he was mining for gold in British Columbia, and during his work there learned of a molybrite claim, which he investigated and developed. He had demonstrated its value and had closed a deal through which he was to [receive] one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000 ) for it. At that time, however, the United States entered the War and Canada shut off the export of molybrite, and the deal which was with New York parties, fell through. Mr Boyce did no mining during the war and thus lost his claim to the property, not understanding that it was necessary for him to maintain its active operation.
In 1922 he returned to his place in Snohomish, WA to which he has since devoted his attention. At one time he had a bad fire in the marshland, which he fought for thirty-five (35) days, and the gas and poisioned air so affected him that he was confined to a hospital (Editor’s note: often called sanatoriums) for some time. He now has about 100 acres of his land cleared, the remaining being good pasture, but rents the place.
In former years Mr Boyce served as a member of the French Creek School Board. He was formerly a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Snohomish, and is now an active member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons there, belonging to the Blue Lodge Chapter and Commandery. He is a man of splendid personal qualities, genial and friendly, and throughout this community he is held in the highest measure of regard.
Mr Boyce’s brother, Peter E Boyce, who died on Aug 04, 1922 was twice married, first to Miss Maggie Reilly, to which union were born two children, a daughter who died at the age of three years, and Augene (Editor’s note: ‘Augene’ is actually Eugene). His second union was with Mrs. M. Killegan (Editor’s note: Abbie McKilligan, according to death records). – Source: Whitfield, William, ed. History of Snohomish County, Washington. 2 volumes. Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, 1926. (NW 979.771 WHITFIELD), Pages 785 and 786.

6. John Owen Boyce (15 Nov. 1851 S. Elzéar de Beauce – 8 Oct 1926 Lower Websterville, Washington, VT) m. Mary Goils (Jennie Cecilia) O’Connors (19 Jul 1855 S. Sylvestre – 16 May 1936 Larchmont, Westchester, NY) on May 22 1883 in S. Séverin. John Owen, Mary Gois and their 6 children emigrated to Vermont on 22 Aug. 1896. He was a farmer and quarryman in Vermont. Barre, Graniteville, Websterville, Lower Websteville, Berlin, Northfield and Fayston are located within 8 km of each other, near highway 89, just South of Montpellier. They had 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 83 g-grandchildren and at least 139 g-g-grandchildren:

a- Rose Ann Boyce (23 Dec. 1884 S. Elzéar – 18 Oct. 1933 Barre, VT). She married William Donahue (8 June 1884 S. George, Charlotte NB – 14 Oct. 1933 Lower Websterville, VT) on 5 Oct. 1908 in Websterville, VT. Rose-Ann and William were struck by a car on 14 Oct. 1933 and both died within 4 days. They had 11 children:

  • Loretta Mary Donahue (3 Aug. 1909 Websterville VT – 30 Mar. 1989 Brooksville, Hernando, FL) m. James McTigue (23 Aug 1906 Milford, Worcester, Mass. – 28 Sep 1993 Waterford, New London, CT) on Sept. 19 1932. They had 9 children:
  • 1) Bernard Christopher McTigue (22 Apr 1933 Barre, VT – 21 Apr 1991 Waterford, New London, CT) m. Constance Murray (18 Oct 1934 CT – ) and had 5 children: Bernard (1955 – ), Veronica (1956 – ), Susan (1958 – ), Jennifer (1960 -) and John (1967 – ).
  • 2) Francis Peter McTigue (2 Jun 1934 Barre, VT – 2 Dec 2007 Old Lyme, New London, CT) m. Marie Anne Crotty (26 Aug. 1941 – ) on 22 May  1965 in CT, and had 4 children: Sean (1966 -  ), Kathleen (1967 – ), Sheila (1968 – ) and Erin Elizabeth (1975 – );
  • 3) Patricia Ann Elizabeth McTigue (1 Aug 1935 Barre, VT – ) m. George Wilford McLaughlin, Jr (18 Nov 1931 Provincetown, Barnstable, Mass. – ) on 9 June 1956, divorced on 20 Nov. 1975 in New London CT, and had 3 childrena) George Wilford McLaughlin III (27 Apr 1957 New London, CT – ) m. Joan Arlene Morrison (27 Jan 1958 – ) and had 2 children: Patrick James (27 March 1991 Los Angeles Cali. – ) and Megan Arlene (11 May 1993 Orange County Cali. – ); b) Brian Matthew (3 Aug 1958 New London, CT – ); c) Geoffrey William (5 Jun 1961 idem – ). Patricia m. again on 24 Dec. 1984;
  • 4) James Michael McTigue (5 Dec 1936 Waterford, New London, CT – ) m. Patricia Wrigley (1937 New London, CT – ) and had 4 children: a) Timothy Francis (19 Oct 1962 idem – ), b) Kenneth Richard (2 Jan 1964 idem – ), c) Eloise Mary (18 Jan 1965 iidem – ); d) James Michael (27 Oct 1967 iidem – );
  • 5) Theresa Mary McTigue (11 Jan 1938 Waterford, New London, CT – 15 Oct 2004 Quaker Hill, New London, CT) m. Richard Daniel Marlowe (21 Apr 1934 Waterford, New London, CT – ) on 4 Apr. 1959 and had 2 children: a) Catherine (~1960 idem – ); b) Patricia Ann (17 Mar 1966 idem – ).
  • 6) Monica Rose McTigue (4 Jun 1939 idem – ) m. Douglas Arthur Mcveigh (2 Mar 1942 New London  CT – ) on 17 July 1965 in New London CT and had 2 children: a) Douglas James (24 Jun 1966 idem – ), father of  Molly Orlee McVeigh (20 Dec 2007 Penn. – ); b) Nancy Marie McVeigh (14 Mar 1968 Waterford, New London, CT – ) m. Jason Jones (6 Dec. 1969 – ) and had 3 children: Mikaela (7 April 1999 – ), Jason (26 Aug 2001 – ), and Sophia (11 Oct. 2004 – ).
  • 7) Margaret Joan McTigue (16 Jun 1942 Waterford, New London, CT – ) m. Charles Edwin Aldinger (16 Jul 1943 – ) on 22 Apr 1967 22 in Oakdale, New London, CT, and had 3 children: a) Ellen Louise (18 Apr 1961 Groton, New London, CT – ) m. James Peters (3 Sep 1950 – ) and had 2 children: Jamison (16 Feb. 2002 – ) and Molly (16 Feb 2002 – ). b) Gregory Charles (1 Jun 1970 idem – ) m. Anne (18 Jul 1966 – ) and had  2 children: Cameron (11 Dec 2001 – ) and Madilyn ( 16 Nov 2005 – ). c) Daniel Joseph (23 Jan 1979 idem – ) m. Tara Andrelli and had one child:  Harrison Daniel (26 March 2010 – ).
  • 8)  William Edward McTigue  (2 Sep 1943 New London, CT – ) m. Diane Marie Bardele (26 Dec 1945 Milwaukee, Wisc. – ) in 1970 in Milwaukee Wisc.. They had 2 children: a) Mathew James (23 Jun 1974 Norwood, Bergen, NJ – ) m. Laura Haney (12 Ap 1975?) and had one child: Milo (13 Oct. 2003 – ); b) Scott Frederick (23 Jun 1974 Norwood, Bergen, NJ – ) m. Mellissa Bruck (24 oct 1975? – ) on 4 Aug 2007. 
  • 9) Arthur Kevin McTigue (16 Sep 1949 Waterford, New London, CT – ) m. 3 times. With second wife Raina, he had one child: John Michael “Jake” (23 Feb 1983 – ).
  • Madeline Helen Donahue (3 Feb 1911 Websterville, VT – 1947 Colchester, Chittenden, VT). She was a nun (sisters of Mercy) who pronounced her final vows in Articulo Morti;
  • Agnes Mildred Donahue (27 Jun 1912 Websterville, VT – 7 Jan 1999 Berlin, VT) m. Paul Bagalio (28 Jan 1910 Websterville, VT – 29 Jul 1998 Berlin, VT) on 18 Sept. 1933 in Graniteville, VT.  They had 6 children:
  • 1) Barbara Rose Bagalio (20 Feb 1935 Barre, VT – 1 Jun 2001 in Vacaville, Solano, Cal.) m.  Russell Seaver (23 Aug. 1936 – ) on 24 Sep 1955 in Abilene, Taylor, TX.  They had 4 children. a) Bruce Leigh  (3 Sep 1956 Eglin AFB, Oakloosa, FL – ) m. Teresa Brown (10 Jan 1957 Spartanburg, SC – ) on 17 Apr 1976 in Travis AFB, Solano, Cali. and had on son: Kevin Russell (2 Mar 1988 Vallejo, Solano, Cali. – ). b) Douglas (24 Jan 1961 Vacaville, Solano, Cali. – ) m. Kellie Hopper (4 Dec 1960 – ) on 25 Oct. 1980. They had 2 children: Jennifer Sara (28 Jun 1985 Vacaville, Solano, Cali. – 3 Jul 1985 in San Francisco Cal.) and Sarah Barbara (28 Feb 1986 idem – ). c) Gary (20 Mar 1966 Vacaville, Solano, Cali. – ) m. Amy Denton (10 Nov. 1965 – ) and had 3 children: – Christopher (16 Apr 1982 idem – ) m. Nikki Lonero (17 Jan 1984 Cali. – ) on 25 Sep 2010 in Vacaville, Napa, Cali. and had Olivia Lynn (18 Oct 2012 Vacaville, Solano, Cali. – ); - Janae Kathleen (16 Aug 1986 Yolo, Cali. – ) m. William Lawson;  - Tiffany Rose (18 Oct 1995 Vacaville, Solano, Cali. – ). d) Mark (22 Aug 1968 idem – ) m. Gina Garcia (9 Sep 1970 – ) on 8 July 1995. They had 2 children:  Colten Anthony (31 Oct 1992 – ) and Carlie Danielle (28 Mar 1997 – ).
  • 2) Rita Jane Bagalio (9 Jul 1937 Barre, VT – ) m. Raymond Henry Roy (23 Jul 1938 Northfield, VT – ) on 1 Dec. 1956 in Barre, VT. They had 3 children: a) Deborah Jane (25 Jun 1957 idem – ) m. in 1978 and divorced in 1995 without  children. b) Randall Paul (27 Dec 1959 idem – ) m. Jodi Lynn Hoskins (19 May 1968 idem – ) on 8 June 1990 in Barre. They have 2 children: Kaitlyn Elizabeth (22 Apr 1993 in Berlin, VT – ) and  Jeffery Raymond (12 Jul 1996 idem – ). c) Pamela Rae (26 Mar 1966 Barre, VT – ).
  • 3) John William Bagalio (16 Oct 1938 idem – ) m. Ellinor Clare Bishop on 22 Aug. 1959 in Lower Websterville, VT. They had 3 children: a) Gregory (17 Jun 1960 Barre, VT – ) m. Sheryl Robinson on 17 Jun 1960 and had 2 children:  Zachary Pasquale (26 Feb 1995 – ) and Noah Robinson (20 Nov 1996 – ). b) Sharon (29 Aug 1961 in Barre, VT – ) m. Scott Olson (1 Nov 1954 -) and had 2 children: - Benjamin Scott (15 Jan 1985 – ) m. Tacha Strom (2 Apr 1986 – ) and had Joseph Michael Strom-Olson (14 Aug 2009 Maine – ); - Isaac Scott (21 Mar 1988 – ). c) Christopher Bagalio (29 Sep 1968 Barre, VT – ) m. Lee-Ann H Gregory on 19 Oct. 1991 in Barre VT and had 2 children: Jordyn Victoria (29 Sep 1993 – ) and Cameron John (5 Feb 1995 – )
  • 4) Irene Mae Bagalio (4 Apr 1940 Barre, VT – ).
  • 5) Daniel Paul Bagalio (19 Jun 1946 idem – ) m. Penelope Fay DeCato (28 Mar 1958 NH – ) on 29 Oct. 1977 in Barre VT and had 2 children: a) Hollie Ann  (19 Dec 1980 Berlin, VT – ) m. Eric Bosse (27 Jul 1984 – ). b) Carrie Casondra (12 Mar 1982 in Berlin, VT – ).
  • 6) Paula Ann Bagalio (20 May 1952 in Barre, VT – ) m. Christopher Elstner on 17 Jun 1978 in Barre VT and had 3 children: a) David S (19 Apr 1985 Cali. – ); b) Colin Ross (20 Sep 1986 Cali. – ); c) Sean Patrick Elstner (20 Sep 1986 Cali. -)
  • William John Donahue (12 Jun 1913 Websterville, VT – 14 Dec 1958 San Francisco, Cali.) m. Shirley Ann Ryan (1921 – 1955) and died of throat canceer. He and shirly had 5 children.
  • 1) Mary Divina  (~1941 San Francisco Cali. – ) m. George James Bovone (22 Sep 1940 idem – ) in ~1968 in San Francisco Cali. and had 5 children: a) Shirley (30 Jan 1969 idem – ) m. Ralph King (~1968 Cali. – ) and had 2 children: Tyler (~2004 Cali. – ) and  Trevor (~2006 San Francisco Cali. – ). b) Mark (21 Oct 1970 idem – ). c) Adriane (19 Sep 1972 idem – ). d) Anne Marie (5 Jul 1974 idem – ). e) Michael (1 Jun 1977 idem – ).
  • 2) Sheilagh A  (1 Aug 1944 idem  – ) m. Ronald Joseph O’Connor (1 Mar 1946 San Francisco, Cali. – ) on 8 Oct. 1971 in San Francisco, Cali. and had 4 children: a) Kerry M (15 Aug 1973 idem – ); b) Kathryn D (13 Jun 1975 idem); c) Brendan Joseph  (4 May 1979 idem – ); d) Liam Joseph (8 Sep 1980 idem- )
  • 3) William John (27 Sep 1947 idem – 10 Nov 1983 Marin County, Cali.).
  • 4) Richard Dohanue (~1948 San Francisco  Cali. – ) m. Pam Christopher and had one child: Stephanie Lauren (24 Mar 1994 idem – ).
  • 5) Thomas (~1949 idem – ).
  • Howard James Donahue (24 Oct 1915 Lower Websterville, VT – 4 Jan 1968 Barre, VT) m. Beatrice Terese Demers (23 Sept. 1920 Wilmington, Windham, VT, – ), a registered nurse, on 29 Nov. 1952 in Montpellier VT. They had 5 children.
  • 1) Michael James (23 Oct 1953 Barre, VT – ) m. Paula Ann Flanigan (~1954 Maine – ) and had 2 children: a) Meaghan Elizabeth (~1986 Scituate, Plymouth, Maine – ); b) Christopher Flanigan (~1988 idem – ).
  • 2) William Arthur (26 Jul 1955 Barre, VT – ).
  • 3) Thomas Mark (29 Jul 1956 idem – ) m. Mary Bruce D Ketchum (~1962 NY – ) and had 2 children: a) James Tredwell (4 Jun 1994 Randolph, Orange, VT – );  b) Catherine Bruce (10 Nov 1998 idem – ).
  • 4) John Patrick (13 Jul 1958 Barre, VT – ).
  • 5) James Howard (28 Mar 1960 idem – ) m. Rachel Li (~1963 Dallas, Dallas, TX – ) and had one child: Jameson (26 Dec 2000 idem – ).
  • Edmund Francis Donahue (11 Jun 1917 Websterville, VT – 4 Jan 1926 Barre, VT). He died of dyphteria.
  • Eloise Catherine Donahue (13 Aug 1918 Websterville, VT – 19 Feb 1992 Colchester, Chittenden, VT). She was an nun: sister of Mercy.
  • Eugene Henry Donahue  (9 Jan 1920 Websterville, VT – 23 Dec 2007 Amesbury, Essex, Mass.) m. Eleanor Griffin (1922 Barre, VT – 21 Jul 2013 NJ) and had 4 children: 1) John ( ? Providence RI  – ); 2) Kathryn (~1954 idem); 3) James (~1956 idem) m. Marilyn (~1957 Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT – ) and had 3 children: Craig (? Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT – ), Gordon (? idem – ) and Erin (~1981 idem – ); 4) Mary (~1960 Providence, RI – ) m. Seamus O’Neill (~1960 Amesbury, Essex, Mass. – ) and had 3 children: Danny (~1984 idem  – ), Kathy (~1986 idem – ), and Libby (~1988 idem – ).
  • Monica Rose Donahue (5 Aug 1922 Websterville, VT – 5 Feb 2000 Colorado Springs, El Paso, Col.) m. Ray Tittes  (1 Aug 1914 – 16 Mar 1994 iidem) on 10 Oct. 1947 in Denver County Col.. They had 7 children:
  • 1) Ray Timothy Tittes  (26 Jun 1948 Denver, Col. – ).
  • 2) Eloise Kathleen Tittes (19 Sep 1951 idem – ) m. Charles Hansen  on 11 Mar 1989 and had one child: Clay William (12 Mar 1989 – ).
  • 3) Gary Richard Tittes (16 Oct 1953 idem – ) m. Debbie and had 2 children: John and Steve.
  • 4) Mary Sue Tittes (2 Apr 1955 idem – ) m. Jerry Carter Hillman.
  • 5) Michael Lee Tittes (11 Apr 1959 idem – ).
  • 6) Patricia Gail Tittes (4 Nov 1961 idem – ) – ) m. Scott Brian Conry (1964 – ) on 7 Jul 1997 and had 2 children: Samantha Raye (31 Jan 1988 – ) and Shannon Nicole (20 Aug 1990 – ).
  • 7) Kelly Evelyn Tittes (28 May 1964 Denver, Col. – ) m. John Hollingsworth and had 2 children: Tyson John (11 Feb 1994 – ) and Jordan Rose  (1 Jun 1997 – ).
  • Richard Cahill Donahue (26 Sep 1923 Barre, VT – 4 Sep 1975 De Quincy, Calcasieu, LA);
  • Margaret Cecelia Donahue (8 Dec 1925 Websterville, VT – ) m. John Frederick Bernard (6 Sep 1923 Wellesley, Mass. – ) on 15 Feb. 1951 and had 3 children.
  • 1) Shelley Bernard (13 Oct 1953 Glenridge, NJ – ) m. Timo Kuussalo (9 Feb 1946 Tampere, Finland – ) on 26 Sep 1978 in Hartford, CT (Divorced in 1999) and had 3 children: a) Allison (30 Nov 1980 – ) m.  David Gottin; b) Kate (11 Apr 1983 – ) m. W.Derek Tronzo (8 Feb 1980 Louisville, Jefferson, KY – ) on 18 May 2007 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY. They had 2 children: W. Nathan (19 Oct 2005 idem – ) and Noah Graham (22 Aug 2011 KY – ); c) Graham (21 Jul 1987 Louisville, Jefferson, KY – ).
  • 2) Jay Bernard (25 Jul 1955 Princeton, Mercer, NJ – ) m. Joan and had  one child: Lindsay (~ 1991 – 2013). He next married Shelley Conolly on 1 Dec. 2003.
  • 3) Peter Boyce Bernard (24 Nov 1956 Princeton, Mercer, NJ – ) m. Heather.

b-John Owen Boyce (13 Aug 1886 St.-Elzéar-de-Beauce – 19 Jan 1950 North Smithfield, Providence, RI), He married Annie Handfield but they had no children.

c- James Patrick Boyce (5 Jan 1888 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce – 5 Nov 1976 Seattle, Wash.) m. Marion Elizabeth Funk (27 Apr 1898 Monroe, Snohomish, Wash. – 22 Mar 1981 Seattle, Wash.) on 19 Jan 1925 in Monroe, Snohomish, Wash.. They  had 3 children:

  • Eileen Elizabeth Boyce (7 May 1926 Seattle, Wash. – 21 May 2002 Bainbridge Island, Kitsap, Wash.) m. Edwards John Stich (7 Jan 1921 Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Wash. – 23 Mar 1991 Seattle, King, Wash.) on 1 Sept 1948 in Seattle, Wash.. They had 5 children:
  • 1) Kevin Nicholas Stich (19 Sep 1949 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Elizabeth Ann Johnston
    (16 Jun 1960 idem – ) on 4 Jul 1987 in Seattle, Wash..
  • 2) Brian Christopher Stich (26 Sep 1950 idem – ) m. Robyn Lee Opstad
    (27 Jun 1954 idem – ) on 7 Dec 1974 in Des Moines, King, Wash. and had 3 children: a) Garrett James (30 Sep 1978 Seattle, Wash. – 26 Jul 1988 Manzanita, Tillamook, Ore.); b) Megan Elise (12 May 1980 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. KJ Arnold
    (~1980 Reno, Washoe, NV – ) on 22 May  2001 in Seattle, Wash.; c) Brianna Lee (13 Jan 1982 in Seattle, Wah.s – ) m. Mark Hector Gonzalez (3 Aug 1970 El Paso, TX – ) on 12 Nov 2005 in Bexar TX and had 2 children: Aziza Alexandra (2010 TX – ) and Xavier Rion (12 Aug 2011 San Antonio, Bexar, TX – ).
  • 3) Shawn Michael Stich (10 Dec 1951 Seattle, WA – 24 Sep 2010 idem) m. Alice L Porter (21 Feb 1960 Seaside, Clatsop, Ore. -30 Jul 2004 in Seattle Wash.) on 21 Nov 1987 in Seatle Wash..
  • 4) Darrin Edward Stich (12 Mar 1953 idem – ) m. Nancy Fuda
    ~1952 idem – ).
  • 5) Maurine Francis Stich (3 Feb 1961 idem – ) m. Michael Robert Chamness
    (21 Mar 1948 Sacramento, Cail. – ) on 2 Jun 1990 in Seattle Wash. and had one child: Merce Gabrielle Chamness-Stich (10 Jan 1994 Bainbridge Island, Kitsap, Wash. – ).
  • Richard John Boyce (28 Nov 1928 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Patricia Jane Hodgson
    (7 Nov 1931 Washington, D.C. – ) on 14 Feb 1953 in Seattle, Wash. (divorced in 1975 in idem).  They had 8 children:
  • 1) Jeffrey Carlton (5 Oct 1953 Myrtle Point, Coos, Ore. – ) m. Marilyn Sue Morton
    (21 June 1953 Bremerton, Kitsap, Wash. – ) on 4 Aug 1979 in Mercer Island, King Wash. and had one child: Dylan Everett (18 Apr 1989 Seattle, Wash. – ).
  • 2) Paul Gregory  Boyce (25 Aug 1954 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Cheryl Lou Pearson
    (23 May 1952 Mount Vernon, Skagit, Wash. – ) on 8 Oct 1983 and had 2 children: Stefan William (12 Dec 1984 in Seattle, Wash. – ) and Mikaela Kara (4 Mar 1986 idem – ).
  • 3) Kathryn Philomena Boyce (30 Jul 1955 Seattle, WA – )
  • 4) Patrick Joseph Boyce (30 Oct 1956 idem – ) m. Mary Disharoon (30 Jan 1954 Tacoma, Pierce, Wash. – ) on 19 Jul 1997 in Seattle and had one child: Daniel Disharoon-Boyce (18 Apr 1978 Tacoma, Pierce, Wash. – ).
  • 5) Monica Louise Boyce (5 Dec 1957 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Marcus Lehman (9 Nov 1954 idem – ) on 17 Mar 1978 in Mercer Island, King Wash. (divorced in 1992) and had 3 children: a) Heather Karina (24 Jan 1979 Redmond, King, Wash. – ); b) Marcus Ian (22 Apr 1982 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Brittnee Short (11 Mar 1986 Shoreline, King, Wash. – ) on 9 May 2007 in Shoreline, King, Wash. and had one child: Abigail Jayde (27 Dec 2008 Wenatchee, Chelan, Wash. – ); c) Rebekah Rae Danielle (30 Nov 1983 Burien, King, WA – ) m. Jon McKeefrey  in 2001 (divorced in 2005) and had 2 children: Hannah Marie (4 Mar 2001 – ) and Sasha Ray (9 Nov 2003 – ).
  • 6) Matthew Owen Boyce (22 Jan 1959 Bothell, King, Wash. – ) m. Lisa Kay Shore (11 Jun 1959 Seattle, Wash. – ) on 17 Aug 1979 in Seattle (divorced in 2006) and had 2 children: Maxwell Shore (14 Sep 1989 Bellevue, King, Wash. – ) and Haley Alexandra (28 Jun 1993 Bellevue, King, Wash. – ).
  • 7) Michael Anthony Boyce (1 Sep 1961 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Kimberly Suzan Handy (30 Aug 1963 in Detroit Michig. – ) on 24 May 1986 in Mercer Island, King, Wash. in a Lutheran church. They had 2 children: Michael Christopher (27 Aug 1987 Bellevue, King, Wash. – ) and Aaron Robert (12 Sep 1989 Seattle, Wash. – ).
  • 8) Jennifer Ann Boyce (28 Aug 1963 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Robert Bruce Miller II
    (19 Dec 1958 NJ – ) on 17 Jan 1987 in Seattle Wash. (divorced in 2005) and had 2 children: Nicholas Alan (24 Nov 1988 idem – ) and Alexa Marie (5 Sep 1992 idem – ).
  • William Henry Boyce (29 Feb 1932 Seattle, Wash. – 29 Oct 2013 idem) m. Sharon Anne Heib (18 Nov 1935 idem – ) on 4 Jun 1955 in idem and had 3 children:
  • 1) Cynthia Ann Boyce (25 May 1956 Seattle, Wash. – ).
  • 2) Dale Alan Boyce (5 Sep 1959 idem – ) m. Heather Tyler (28 Mar 1962 Spokane, Wash. – ) on 14 Mar 1986 in Lynnwood, Snohomish, Wash., and  had 3 children: a) Jessica Christine (12 Feb 1983 Kirkland, King, Wash. – ) had one child: Payton James Boyce
    (1 Oct 2001 Seattle, Wash. – ); b) Brianna Nicole (19 July 1987 Kirkland, King, Wash. – ) m. Kevin John Benn 12 Nov 1984 Snohomish County, Wash. – ) on 14 Aug 2010 in Bothell, King, Wash.; c) Rebecca Lynn (4 June 1990 Kirkland, King, Wash. – ) m. Kyle William Morris (4 June1986 Redmond, Wash. – ) on 27 Jun 2008 in Everett, Snohomish, Wash., and had one child: Jacquelyn Lauren (22 May 2009 Seattle, Wash. – ).
  • 3) Keith Evan Boyce (8 Apr 1966 Seattle, Wash. – ) m. Joni Irene Hoeft (1 Sep 1966 Goodhue, MN – ) on 27 July 1991 in Seattle, Wash., had 2 children: a) Christian P  (23 Sep 1995 idem  – ); b) Liam (2 Dec 1997 idem – )

d- Bridget Boyce (13 Jan 1890 St.-Elzéar, Beauce – Sep 1957 Larchmont, Westchester, NY). She remained single. She arrived in the USA in Aug 1896, together with her siblings and her parents, and was naturalized american citizen in 1902. She became an executive in a construction firm.

e- Michael Peter Boyce (16 Jul 1892 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce – 15 Nov 1895 idem). His godmother was Catherine Laughrea. On 13 Dec 1896, he was reburied in Barre VT

f- Catherine Boyce (22 Oct 1893 Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce -19 Jul 1950 Hartford CT). She remained single for a long time, living with her widowed mother, but was  considered married in 1950. Henry Joseph is  father of James Edward Boyce and grandfather of Tom Boyce (1956-) from Barre, Vermont. The parents of Mary Goils (Jennie Cecilia) are James O’Connors and Rose Ann Burke.

g- William Thomas Boyce Sr (4 Jul 1895 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce – 7 Mar 1961 Bayside, Queens, NY) m. Margaret Mary Porter (20 Feb 1900 Boston, Mass. – Feb 1976 Flushing, Queens, NY) on 15 May 1924 in Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, and had 5 children:

  • William Thomas Boyce , Jr (14 Mar 1925 Somerville, Middlesex, Mass. – ) m. Elizabeth Florence Ullman (27 Aug 1926 Bayside, Queens, NY – 1 Jul 2003 Atlanta, Georgia) on 23 Ap 1949 in Bayside, Queens, NY, and had 6 children:
  • 1) Margaret ‘Peggy’ Boyce (20 Feb 1954 Bayside, Queens, NY – ) m. Murray Smith
    ~1953 Atlanta, Georgia – ) in 1976 in idem, and m.Allen Lang Moss
    (11 Aug 1958 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia – ) on 16 Feb. 1985 in idem. She had 4 children: a) Margaret  (13 Jan 1977 Atlanta, Georgia – );  b) Melissa (6 Nov 1978 idem – ); c) Nicholas Allen (14 Aug 1985 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia – ); d) Michael David (4 Jun 1988 idem – ).
  • 2) Teresa ‘Terry’ Boyce (25 May 1956 Bayside, Queens, NY – ) m. John Walter McCracken (26 Jul 1955 Macon, Bibb, Georgia – 3 May 2009 Donalsonville, Seminole, Georgia) in ~1978 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, and had 3 children: a) John Michael  (12 Sep 1979 idem – ); b) Rachel Elizabeth (7 Oct 1981 idem – ); c) Sarah Elizabeth (29 Apr 1986 iidem – ).
  • 3) Daniel Gerard Boyce (24 Feb 1959 East Meadow, Nassau, NY – ) m. Suzanne Wasley (11 May 1958 Pittman, Gloucester, NJ – ) on 29 Dec 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, and had 2 children: a) Mary Ellen (13 July 1982 Tucker, DeKalb, Georgia – ) m. Guangyao Un (19 Dec 1981 Sydney, Werrington, Australia – ) on 6 Dec 2003 in Sydney, Werrington, Australia; b) Andrew Daniel (15 May 1984 Tucker, DeKalb, Georgia – ).
  • 4) Elizabeth Gerard Boyce (8 Sep 1960 Bayside, Queens, NY – ) m. Paul Robert Schultz (4 Oct 1965 – )  on 22 Mar 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia, and had 3 children: a) Ryan Frederick (12 Apr 1987 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia – ); b) Alexander Michael (14 Feb 1989 – ); c) Elizabeth Marie (1 May 1990 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia – ).
  • 5) Gerard James Boyce (22 Mar 1962 Bayside, Queens, NY – ) m. Janet Denise Mincey (26 Sep 1966 – ) on 15 Feb 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia, and had 2 children: a) William James (9 May 1986 Alpharetta, Fulton, Georgia – ); b) Amanda Denise (9 Feb 1988 Alpharetta, Fulton, Georgia – ).
  • 6) Ellen Gerard Boyce (27 Oct 1963 Bayside, Queens, NY – ) m. Dennis King Davidson (7 May 1955 – ) and had 3 children with him: a) Brooke Elizabeth (9 Oct 1984 – ); b) James Patrick (9 Oct 1984 Atlanta, Georgia – ); c) Samuel Owen (14 Sep 1989 – ). Ellen Gerard next m. J effrey Lewandowski (7 Sep 1962 Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia – ) on 14 Dec. 2002 in Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia and had one child:  Nicole Elaine (19 Jul 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia – ).
  • John D Boyce, Sr (14 Jan 1927 Philadelphia, Penn. – ) m. Marguerite (Meg or Mig) DiMartino (24 Jul 1929 Flushing, Queens, NY – ) in 1949 in Flushing, Queens, NY, and had 7 children:
  • 1) John Jr (Jack) Boyce (28 Nov 1950 Flushing, Queens, NY – ) m. Lucia Millard (9 Oct 1948 Mexico City – ) and had one child: Jeremy Welles Boyce (26 Apr 1974 Scottsdale, Maricopa, AZ – ) m. Caroline Denise Beghein (22 May 1975 Rocourt, Belgium – ) and had one child: Charlotte Lina (16 Apr 2011 Los Angeles, Cali. – ). John Jr divorced Lucia Millard in 1976 and m. Mary Theresa Breining (25 Sep 1955 San Francisco, Cali. – ) on 17 Mar 1989 in San Diego Cali..
  • 2) Jeanne Marie Boyce (30 Dec 1954 Mount Kisco, Westchester, NY – ) m. John McDonagh.
  • 3) James Francis Boyce (6 Jan 1955 idem – ) m. Ellen Greer and had 2 children: Coral and Willie.
  • 4) Robert Michael Boyce (6 Mar 1956 idem – ) m. unknown and had one child: Mia.
  • 5) Michael Thomas Boyce (9 Sep 1958 idem – ) m. Pamela Beirne
    (?  Hawaii, HI – ) and had one child: Britney.
  • 6) Patrick Gerard Boyce (11 Jul 1960 idem – ) m. Anne S Cornwall
    (29 Feb 1960 Los Angeles, Cali. – ).
  • 7) Kathleen Mary Boyce (23 Oct 1962 Mount Kisco, Westchester, NY – ) m. Thomas Rodgers and had 2 children: Anna Elise ( ? Pullman, Whitman, Wash. – ) and Emily rose (? idem – ).
  • James Patrick Boyce (4 Sep 1928 Bayside, Queens, NY – 12 Feb 1962 Fulton, Clarke, Georgia).
  • Mary Cecelia Boyce( 20 May 1930 Bayside, Queens, NY – ).
  • Ann Boyce (6 Aug 1936 idem -) m. Joseph Stephen Bukovchik
    (22 Mar 1939 Stratford, Fairfield, CT – ) in 1968 and had 4 children:
  • 1) Renee Ann Bukovchik (12 Mar 1969 Staten Island, Richmond, NY – ) m. Charles Van Vechten
    (21 Aug 1968 San Diego, Cali. – ) on 27 Feb. 1993 in San Diego Cali., and had 2 children: a) Ava (21 Feb 2001 idem – ); b) Zachary (21 Oct 2004 idem – ).
  • 2) Elise Y Bukovchik (3 Dec 1970 Staten Island, Richmond, NY – ) m. William M Augustyn (26 June 1964 Los Angeles, Cali. – ) on 25 Jul 1992 in Vista, San Diego Cali. and had 5 children: a) Luke Gregory (23 Jun 1993 Los Angeles, Cali. – ); b) Liam John (23 Oct 1994 idem – ); c) James Jude (3 Dec 2001 idem – ); d) Thomas Andrew (15 Jun 2004 idem – ); e)  Bernadette (5 Sep 2013 idem – ).
  • 3) Natasha A Bukovchik (19 Jan 1973 La Jolla, San Diego, Cali. – ) m. Alexander Jaksch (27 Nov 1967 Heidelberg, Germany – ) on 19 Jan 1996 in Heidelberg and had 2 children: a) Patrick Ryan (29 Oct 2001 Munich, Germany – ); b) Annika (17 Jun 2003 Oceanside, San Diego, Cali. – ).
  • 4) Juleann Bukovchik (16 Jan 1975 San Diego, Cali. – )

h- Helen Margaret Boyce (20 Dec 1897 Websterville, VT – 9 Nov 1992 Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisc.) m. Michael Joseph Campbell (8 Apr 1892 Broughton, Québec – 28 Feb 1961 West Hartford, CT) on 14 Aug 1922 in Graniteville, VT, and had one child: Joan L (11 Jul 1942 West Hartford, CT – ) m. George Donnie Oechsle (9 Feb 1933 Louisville, Jefferson, KY – ) on 29 Apr 1967 in West Hartford, CT and had one child: Shane K (6 Aug 1970 – ). Helen Margeret next m. Joseph Cyril Rourke (21 Mar 1885 West Hartford, CT – 11 Jan 1979 idem) on 18 Nov 1971 in idem.

i- Henry Joseph Boyce (25 Feb 1902 Websterville, VT – 20 May 1989 Berlin, VT) m. Laura Mary Murphy (8 Aug 1903 Barre, VT – 15 Nov 2001 Berlin, VT) on 29 Jun 1925 in Barre, VT, and had 3 children:

  • James Edward Boyce (20 Apr 1926 Barre, VT – 8 Jul 1984 Berlin, VT) studied at Loyola High School of Montreal from 1940 to 1942, gained a B. S. in electrical engineering at Boston College in 1949, m. Patricia Ruth Simmons (23 Aug 1929 Barre, VT – ) on 24 Nov 1951 in Barre, VT (divorced in 1973 after 5 years of separation), and had 7 children:
  • 1) Sharon Anne Boyce (14 Jun 1952 Providence, RI – ) m. Mark Allan Christie
    (27 Dec 1951 Barre, VT – ) on 31 Dec 1970 in Barre and had 2 children: a) Sarah Harmony (17 Apr 1974 Berlin, VT – ) m. Terrance Clarke Pendleton (26 Mar 1972 Rutland, VT – 25 Aug 1997 idem) and had one child: Joshua Sean (12 Mar 1995 idem – ); b) Joshua Mark (20 Aug 1976 Berlin, VT – 1 Jan 2002 Bangor, Maine ).
  • 2) Sheila Rose Boyce (13 Feb 1954 Barre, VT – ) m. Stephen Clifford Fraser
    (30 Apr 1953 Hartford, CT – ) on 25 Nov 1971 in Morrisville, Lamoille, VT, at the age of 17. They had 2 children: a) Kristin Heather (10 Apr 1972 Berlin, VT – ) m. David Andrew Sohlstrom (10 Jan 1972 Berlin, VT – ) on 22 Aug 1992 in Barre, VT and had 2 children: Emily Bryn (7 Jan 1995 Cape May Court House, NJ – ) and Conor Reid (3 Jul 1996  Berlin, VT – ); b) Erinn Elizabeth (1 Apr 1973 Berlin, VT – ) m. James Kan Wang (26 Aug 1970 – ) (divorced before 1998) and Eric William Boxrud (19 Sep 1970 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michig. – ) on 28 March 1998 in Ann Arbor (divorced in 2003).
  • 3) Shauna Marie Boyce (8 Sep 1955 Barre, VT – ) m. Thomas Grams Corley
    (29 Nov 1955 Saint Johnsbury, VT – ) and had one child: Travis William (3 Jul 1980 Hartford, CT – ) m. Molly Nichols (4 Sep 1983 Syracuse, NY – ).
  • 4) Thomas Anthony Boyce (10 Dec 1956 Barre, VT – ) was chess champion at VT high school for 4 years in a row (1971-1974), gained a B. Sc. from Vermont University in 1975 (that would be 1 year after graduating from high — to be checked), m. Linda Lee Bowen (14 Aug 1957 Barre, VT – ) on 30 Apr 1977 in Barre, and had 4 children: a) Christopher Thomas (2 Oct 1978 Berlin, VT – ) m. Teah Louise Fariole (18 Jan 1983 Nashua, Hillsborough, NH – ) and had one child: Zoey Elizabeth Claire (13 Sep 2002 Rutland, VT – ); next he m. Christina Michelle Mommerency (8 Aug 1979 Monterey, Cali. – ) on 17 Jan 2003 in Currituck, NC and had 2 more children: Eliana Elise (1 Apr 2008 Altoona, Blair, Penn. – ) and Amelia Grace (6 Jan 2011 Trenton, Wayne, Michig. – ); b) Kimberly Lynn (26 Oct 1979 Berlin, VT – ) m. Justin Matthew Roy (10 Nov 1981 Arlington, Virg. – ) on 10 May 2004 in Northfield, VT, and had 2 children: Daniel Joseph (2 Feb 2006 Fort Lewis, Pierce, Wash. – ) and Maddox Xavier (18 Sep 2007 idem – ); c) Joseph Henry (25 Aug 1980 Berlin, VT – 25 Aug 1980 idem) died during delivery; d) Katharine  (Katie) (25 Jan 1988 Berlin, VT – ) m. Henry Ashely Baker (5 Jun 1975  Moore, NC – ) on 29 Feb 2012 in Middlebury, Addison, VT, and had one child: Emmett Jackson (3 May 2012 idem  – ).
  • 5) Heidi Teresa Boyce (15 Feb 1958 Barre, VT – ) m. Kent Robert Beach (14 Feb 1956 Smithfield, Dutchess, NY – ) on 10 Oct 1981 in Barre, VT (divorced before 1998) and had 2 children: a) Korey Ryan (24 Sep 1982 Honolulu, Haw. – ) m. Ashley Warnick (~1983 Mount Airy, Frederick, MD – ) on 16 Sep 2012 in Mount Airy, Frederick, MD; b) Meghan Elizabeth (19 Oct 1983 Fairfield, Solano, Cali. – );
  • 6) Mari Kathryn Boyce (25 May 1961 Barre, VT – ) m. Barry Joseph Mulcahy (18 Jun 1961 Rutland, VT – ) on 23 May 1987 in Barre, VT, and had 2 children: Padraic Michael (27 Feb 1989 Middlebury, Addison, VT – ) and Jillian-Rae Elizabeth (11 Aug 1992 idem – );
  • 7) Timothy Andrew Boyce (3 Aug 1963  Barre, VT – ) m. Susan Diane Mansfield (25 Oct 1958 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT – ).
  • Henrietta Mary Boyce  (9 Aug 1929 Barre, VT – ) m. Dale Stanley Page (3 Sep 1923 Derby, Orleans, VT – 23 Aug 1999 Burlington, VT), a lawyer, on 6 Sept 1956 in Barre VT. They had 5 children:
  • 1) Michael Dale Page (16 Nov 1956 New Rochelle, Westchester, NY – ) m. Beth Ann Turner (8 May 1961 Plattsburg, NY – ) on 19 Jul 1987 in Burlington, VT, and had 2 children: Christopher Michael (24 Jul 1989 idem – ) and Kevin Michael (22 Sep 1994 idem – );
  • 2) Laura Mary Page (6 Jun 1958 Barre, VT – ) m. Anthony Buda (~1958 Fort Lee, Bergen, NJ – );
  • 3) Robert John Page (15 May 1962 Barre, VT – ) m. Lisa Marie Cox (27 Mar 1968 in Mass. or Miss. – ) on 1 Jul 2006 in Burlington, VT.
  • 4) Stephen James Page (27 Mar 1963  Portland, Maine – ) m. Julia Michelle Norton (17 Dec 1964 Messina, St Lawrence, NY – ) on 25 May 1996 in Winooski, Chittenden, VT, and had one child: Mary Margaret (6 May 2003 St Albans, Franklin, VT – ).
  • 5) Lolita Ann Page (12 Feb 1966 South Burlington, VT – ) m. David Scott George (22 Nov 1962 Barre, VT – )on 23 Sep 2006 in South Burlington, VT;
  • Henry Joseph Jr Boyce (9 Aug 1929 Barre, VT – 12 Oct 1929 idem), twin brother of Henrietta.

7. James Boyce (29 Sep 1853 Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 25 Mar 1935 Websterville, VT). He at least visited VT in 1885 and 1990 and he was a permanent resident of the USA at least since 1910. At the time of his death he was a retired NH Cog railroad man and farmer.

8. William Henry Boyce (1 Nov 1855 St. Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 4 Feb 1856 idem),

9. Susan, or Big Susan Boyce (29 Dec 1856 St.-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 7 Jun 1933 Websterville, Washington, VT).  Her godfather was Bernard Loughry (1834-1914) and her godmother was Anna Loughry (1839-1925), both siblings of Bridget Laughrea.  She married James O’Connor (16 Apr 1846 St Sylvestre-de-Lotbinière, Québec – 6 Feb 1899 Barre, VT) on 7 Nov 1882 in S. Elzéar-de-Beauce.  Her witnesses were Patrick O’Connor and her aunt Margaret Laughrey (1858 – after 1944). Her cousin, Susan Boyce married Patrick O’Connor. Thus, there were two Susan Boyce O’Connors in the family. In an effort to tell the two apart, the family called the taller of the two Susans, “Big Susan.”  She  was living in S. Sylvestre on 14 Apr 1891 but arrived in Vermont around 1888-1891 with her husband and many of her children, (her 4th child John was born in 1888 in VT; her third child Mary Helen arrived in the USA in 1887, resided in S. Séverin in 1891 and arrived again in VT in 1898). They had 6 children:

a- Joseph William James O’Connor  (2 Dec 1883 St Severin, Beauce, Quebec – Mar 1928 New Haven,  CT). In 1891 he was residing in S. Séverin, but in 1900 he was already residing in Websterville, VT. Most probably his parents and the whole family moved to VT around 1991

b- Pete O’Connor (27 Apr 1885 Saint Séverin, Beauce, Québec – 27 Apr 1947 East Barre, VT) m. Lula Edna Nye (21 Sep 1890 East Barre, VT – 1 Oct 1987 Berlin, VT) and had 6 children:

  • Mildred Evelyn O’Connor (7 Sep 1912 Barre, VT – 26 Oct 1995 Berlin, VT)  m. John Cozzi (23 Mar 1908 Mass. – 1 Jul 1987 Barre, VT) and  had 2 children: Marilyn (? Barre, VT – ) and Eugene (11 Feb 1943 Barre, VT  – )
  • Lawrence Nye O’Connor (16 Dec 1915 East Barre, VT – 26 Sep 1999 Berlin, VT) m. Josephine Antoinette Lorenzini (5 Jun 1917 Barre, VT – 7 Feb 1996 Berlin, VT ) and had 6 children:
  • 1) Lorraine Janet O’Connor (25 Jun 1939 Barre, VT – ) m. Earl Philip Porter (28 Nov 1941 Ticonderoga, Essex, NY – ) on 17 Jul 1961 in Barre, VT, and had 2 children: a) Karen Selena (16 May 1962 Barre, VT – ) m. Robert Glen Snyder (28 Jul 1960 Longfellow, Hampden, Mass. – ) on 21 Sep 1985 in Montpelier, VT and had 2 children: Selena Carolyn (8 Jun 1989 Springfield, Hampden, Mass. – ) and Emily Lorraine (2 Oct 1993 Cape Coral, Lee, FL – ); b) James Philip Porter (13 Feb 1965 Barre, VT – ) m.Stephanie Marie Bartlett (24 Dec 1966 Yuba City, Sutter, Cali.  – ) on 16 Nov 1984 (she was 17) in Yuba City, Sutter, Cali., and had 3 children: Ashley Marie  (22 May 1986 Yuba City, Sutter, Cali. – ), Joshua James (9 May 1988 idem – ) and Zachary Philip (22 Jun 2002 idem – );
  • 2) Robert Lawrence O’Connor (9 Nov 1940 Barre, VT – ) m. Yvette Marie Chaloux (20 Feb 1941 idem – ) on 25 May 1963 in idem, and had 2 children: a) Mark Robert (16 Mar 1964 idem – ) m. Elizabeth A Amell (28 Oct 1966 Northfield, VT – ) on 27 Apr 1991 in Northfield, VT, and had one child: Riley Mark (28 Oct 1992 Berlin, VT – ); b) Kristine Mary (25 May 1967 Barre, VT – ) m. Dayton Allen Babcock (29 Sep 1961 Virg. – ) on 19 Mar 1990 in Terrytown, Bradford, FL;
  • 3) Barbara Josephine O’Connor (13 Oct 1945 Barre, VT – ) m. Douglas Wayne Hersey (4 Oct 1938 Sherbrooke, Québec – ) on 4 May 1968 in Barre, VT.
  • 4) Patricia O’Connor (1947 Barre, VT – ) m. George Grother (1943  – ) and had 2 children: a) Karl Francis (3 May 1972 Springfield, Windsor, VT – ); b) Daniel (1977 – );
  • 5) Rose Marie O’Connor (22 Jun 1954 Barre, VT – ) m. John Fergus Steinmetz
    (13 Jan 1943 Summit, Union, NJ – ) on 9 Aug 1963 in Wilder, Windsor, VT (divorced in 1998);
  • 6) Eileen Margaret O’Connor (6 Oct 1960  Barre, Washington, VT -) .
  • Clifford Boyce O’Connor(19 Sep 1919 East Barre, VT – 10 Aug 1990 Northampton, Hampden, Mass.) m. Dorothy Smith (27 Sep 1923 CT – 18 Jan 2003 Windsor Locks, Hartford, CT)  in 1946 in Hartford CT, and  had 4 children: 1) Karen m. Gaither Calvin Bray on 25 Dec 1996 in Clark NV; 2) Kathleen; 3) Kenneth; 4) Peter m. Diane;
  • Bernard Wendel O’Connor (21 Oct 1921 East Barre, VT – 8 Jul 1944  Florence, Italy), died on duty as a soldier.
  • Cecelia Edna O’Connor (29 Sep 1924 Websterville, VT – 25 Sep 2004 Barre, VT) m. John A Liese ( 4 Nov 1923 Chelsea, Orange, VT – 13 Sep 1958 Barre, VT) on 2 June 1951 in Graniteville, VT and had 4 children:
  • 1) Chauncey Augustus Liese (27 Jul 1952 Barre, VT – ) m. Linda Lee (1 Jan 1955 – ) and had 2 children: Nathan Dickinson (4 Dec 1981 Berlin, VT – ) m. Amanda Rae Viens (27 Jul 1981 St Albans, Franklin, VT – ) and had one child: William Chauncey (12 Dec 2009 Burlington, VT – );
  • 2)  Audrey Liese (3 Jul 1956 Barre, VT – ) m. John Verner and had one child: John;
  • 3) Lawrence Liese (1957  Barre, Washington, VT – );
  • 4) Geralyn Edna Liese (2 Jan 1959  Barre, VT – ) m. Leland Earl Carpenter (24 Jan 1952  Middlebury, Addison, VT – ) on 16 May 1992 in Richmond, Chittenden, VT, and had 2 children:  Timothy Lee (1 Oct 1993  Burlington, VT – ) and Cynthia Ruth (12 Jun 1995 iidem – ).
  • Helen Lucille O’Connor (2 Apr 1927  Websterville, VT – 2 Jan 2013  Plattsburg, NY)  m. Norbert Joseph Donahue (13 Jul 1922  Graniteville, VT – 10 Mar 2001 Plattsburgh, NY) on 3 May 1947 in Graniteville, VT, and  had 6 children:
  • 1) Joan Donahue  m. Vince Adorno and  had 3 children: Michael (12 Jun 1983  Massena, St Lawrence, NY – ), Daniel (28 May 1985 idem – ) and John (17 Mar 1989 idem – );
  • 2) Kathleen Donahue m. Gordon Haze and had 2 children: David and Mark;
  • 3) Mark Donahue;
  • 4) Martin Donahue;
  • 5) Miles Donahue m. Deborah Woods and had one child: Eric;
  • 6) Susan Donahue  m. ? Cloutier and had one child: Bethany (~ 1988 NH – )

c- Mary Helene O’Connor (7 Apr 1887 St-Séverin-de-Beauce, Québec – 29 Aug 1967  Old Saybrook, Middlesex, CT) m. Thomas Nerney (14 Jan 1867  Fayston, Washington, VT – 16 Sep 1934  Websterville, VT ) in 1903 (she was 16). Mary Helen arrived in VT in 1898 .They had 5 children:

  • Harold R Nerney  (22 Jan 1906 Websterville, VT – 26 Oct 1959 Hartford,  CT) m. Rose Smith and had one child: William (? Hammond, Lake, Ind. – ).
  • Thomas M Nerney (12 Dec 1908 Websterville, VT – 20 Apr 1983 Danby, Rutland, VT) m. Dasey Ackert and had one child: Patricia.
  • Mary Anna Nerney (2 Jul 1911 Websterville, VT – 18 Jul 1990 CT) m. Herbert Armstrong (13 Aug 1899 – 18 Jun 1973  East Haven, CT) and had 3 children: 1) Elaine (New Haven, CT – ); 2) Herbert (13 Aug 1899 – 18 Jun 1973 East Haven, CT); 3) Thomas (New Haven, CT – );
  • Margaret Gertrude Nerney (7 Feb 1913  Websterville, VT – 3 Jul 1982 Berlin, VT);
  • Francis James Nerney (31 May 1922 Websterville, VT – 29 May 1997 Roxboro, Person, NC) m. Toini Sarri 26 Jul 1926  Upper Graniteville, VT – 7 Jul 1973  Berlin, VT) on 22 June 1946 in Graniteville, VT;

d- John O’Connor (10 Aug 1888  Websterville, Washington, VT – 25 Jan 1892 idem).

e- Anna Rose (Annie) O’Connor (25 Sep 1892  Websterville, VT – 16 Dec 1983  Colchester, Chittenden, VT) m. Joseph Gerald Cleary (13 Jul 1887  Saint-Basile-Sud, Portneuf, Quebec – 3 Mar 1965  Colchester, Chittenden, VT), and had 9 children:

  • Mary Julia Cleary (11 Feb 1912  Websterville, VT – 25 May 1981 West Hartford, CT) m. Donald Julian O’Connell (15 Decr 1901 West Hartford, CT – 1 Aug 1981 Manchester, Hartford, CT) on 4 Sep 1943 in Graniteville, VT, and had 2 children: Elizabeth and Suzanne ( Manchester, Hartford, CT – );
  • Joseph Gerald Cleary Jr (16 Oct 1913  Websterville, VT – 24 Jun 1934 Barre, VT) died in an automobile accident;
  • William James Cleary (30 Jun 1916  Barre, VT – Apr 1983 Farmington, Hartford, CT), a fireman, m. Lucille Marie Piggot (26 Feb 1917 Hartford, CT – 1 Jun 2013 Farmington, Hartford, CT) and had 7 children: 1) Cathy m. Stuart Barnes and had 2 children: Brian (Denver, CO – ) and Kelly (Denver, CO – ); 2) Elaine; 3) Joe; 4) Margaret; 5) Patricia m. Jeffrey Moore; 6) Sharon; 7) Maureen (18 Dec 1942 Hartford, CT – 27 Oct 2004) m. Herbert;
  • Anna Rita Gertrude Cleary (16 Sep 1920 Websterville, VT – 7 Mar 1997  Berlin, VT) m. Raymond Sylvester Fitzpatrick (16 May 1911 Graniteville, VT – 12 May 1995 Berlin, VT) on 31 Dec 1943 in Graniteville, VT, and had 3 children:
  • 1) John Fitzpatrick ( Barre, Washington, VT  – );
  • 2) Raymond Fitzpatrick (Barre, Washington, VT – ) m. Karen Reardon and had 2 children: Molly (1976  Washington, D.C. – ) and Kirt (1980 – );
  • 3) Kathleen Fitzpatrick (1945  Havre de Grace, Harford, MD – ) m. Kevin Fox (1939  Nashua, Hillsborough, NH – ) and had 3 children: a) Kathleen (1967 Philadelphia, Penn. – ); b)  Colleen (1969 idem – ); c) Kevin Archer (1970  Dunkirk, Chautauqua, NY – ) m. Jennifer Eck (1973 VT – ) and had one child: Sawyer Archer (2010 Honolulu, Haw. – );
  • Infant1 (16 Jan 1924 Websterville, Washington, VT – 16 Jan 1924 idem);
  • Infant2 (26 Jan 1926 idem – 26 Jan 1926 idem);
  • Patrick Harold Cleary (12 May 1927 idem – ) m. Florence Elizabeth Bourne (13 Oct 1928  Montpelier, VT – 15 Jan 2004 Essex Jct, Chittenden, VT) on 11 Jul 1953 in Graniteville, VT, and had 2 children: Sheila (Essex Jct, Chittenden, VT – )  and Patrick (1960 idem – );
  • Infant3 (3 Nov 1928  Websterville, Washington, VT – 3 Nov 1928 idem);
  • Owen Peter (Eugene) Cleary (29 Nov 1930  Websterville, VT – 29 Jan 1995  Manchester, Hartford, CT) m. Margaret Boyle (1930 – ) and had 5 children: James (Manchester, Hartford, CT – ), Margaret Ann (idem – ), Mary Ellen (idem – ), Michael (idem – ) and Eugene H Jr (4 Oct 1960 idem -  27 May 2011 NJ)

f- Margaret Katherine O’Connor (25 Jun 1895  Websterville, VT – Dec 1971  New Haven, CT) m. William Joseph O’Brien (28 Aug 1896  New Haven, CT – 8 Jan 1975 idem) and had 3 children:

  • Catherine O’Brien (12 Oct 1922 idem – 28 Jun 2011 Branford, New Haven, CT) m. William J Dornfeld (15 Aug 1921 New Haven, CT – 8 Sep 2003  Branford, New Haven, CT) ~1952 in New Haven, and had 5 children: 1) William R (Apr 1949 New Haven, CT – ) m. Kathleen Moran (~1956 CT, – ) and had 2 children: William ‘Willie’ (May 1978 New Haven, CT – ) and Melody (Aug 1980 idem – ); 2) James F ( May 1952 idem – ) m. Ruth Ann (Mar 1953 CT – ) and had 3 children: Caroline (~1977 idem – ), Rebecca (Mar 1978 idem – ) and Unknown (~1980 idem – ); 3) Catherine Ann (~1953 idem – ) m. Edward Figard (~1953 CT – ) and had 1 child; 4) David (Nov 1958 New Haven, CT – ) had 2 children; 5) Thomas G (16 Sep 1961  Branford, New Haven, CT – 20 Mar 2000 idem);
  • William F O’Brien (Jun 1927 New Haven,CT – ) m. Mary Ellen ‘Cecelia’ Cassidy (~1933 idem – ) and had 2 children1) Suzanne (~1956 idem – ) m. Mark Anthony Collins (16 Oct 1956  Somerdale, Camden, NJ – ) and had one child: Kadie Diane (Mar 2003 China – ); 2) Mary Beth (1963 New Haven, CT – );
  • Margaret Mary O’Brien (13 Jun 1930 idem – 7 Dec 1989 idem) m. William Bernard Bergers (2 Jul 1928 idem – ) on 13 Sept 1951 in New Haven CT, and had 3 children: 1) Barbara Ann (19 Jun 1953 idem – ) m. Robert Scalise (Apr 1954 idem – ) and had one child: Ryan (18 Jan 1982 idem – ); 2) William Maurice (4 Jan 1955 idem – ) m. Marilyn Corso (? idem – ) on 4 Jan 1982 in New Haven CT, and had 3 children: Christopher (14 Feb 1984 idem -), Matthew (1 Oct 1989 idem – ) and Joseph (3 Oct 1992  idem – ); 3) Marguerite ‘Peggy’ (22 May 1957 idem – )

10. Bridget Boyce (3 May 1859 Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 13 Jan 1877 Saint-Elzéar-de-Linière, Beauce). She died of “accidental drowning by suspicious means”.

11. Peter E. Boyce (26 Jun 1864 Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 4 Aug 1922 Monroe, Snohomish, Wash., now part of Seattle metropolitan area). He arrived in Snohomish ~1884 where he became a rancher. Peter E. became a famous and highly successful placer miner during the Yukon and Nome, Alaska Gold Rushes. He, along with his brother Patrick A. Boyce, purchased vast tracts of land in Snohomish and Monroe, Washington, and lived very wealthy lives. ” (Tom Boyce) Peter m. Margaret Genevieve Reilly (16 Oct 1869 in IA – 13 Oct 1960 Fresno, Fresno, Calif.)  on 25 Jan 1893 in Snohomish, WA and had 2 children:

a- Catherine Genevieve (Geneva) Boyce (5 Nov 1893  Snohomish, Wash. – 22 Nov 1896 Fresno, Cali.)

b- Eugene Patrick Boyce (7 Mar 1895 Monroe, Snohomish, Wash. – 29 Oct 1980  Fresno, Cali.).

12. William H.  Boyce (10 Aug 1865 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce, Québec – 9 May 1866 idem).James Loughery Tombstone 2

b) James Loughery (1821 or 1826 Ireland – Dec. 9 1889 in Whitefield NH) married Ann Gallagher (1833 – 25 Oct. 1883 in S. Séverin) on Feb. 22 1848 in St. Sylvestre. She is the daughter of James Gallagher and Mary Martin. Ann may be related to Francis Gallagher or heirs Gallagher: both are Patrick’s neighbors on Fermanagah range. In 1854-1858, James had 4 children  and was living on lot 4 of Monaghan range of St. Sylvestre, i.e. probably adjacent to Patrick’s lot, which was the 5th of Monaghan range. In 1861 he was living in a 1 story frame house, whereas Patrick’s was a log house. In 1882, James Laughrey owned lot 245 of Killarney range. This lot starts half-way up the western slope of Tara Mountain, at 1400  vertical feet, just after an affluent of the Beaurivage splits into two tributaries, and ends at an altitude of 1675 feet. James’ farm includes much of the course of the two tributaries. Going from West to East, lot 245 is  the third of Killarney range, after those of Francis Travers and John  O’Farrel.

James moved to Whitefield NH at a time  likely to be around 1883-1888: his daughter Anne died in S. Séverin in 1880, he was not located on the 1881 census, but his wife died in S. Séverin in 1883 and two of his children died in S. Séverin in 1885 and 1888 at the ages of 30 and 23 respectively. For example, widower James may have moved to Whitefield in 1886-1888 together with his son Michael (1860), his daughter Bridget (1867/1868), and his widowed step mother Mary, while Susan (1862) chose to marry in 1888 and stay in S. Séverin.  The railroad reached East-Broughton in 1879 (12) and James’ brother Owen moved to the Whitefield region in 1881. According to the tombstone of the S. Matthews catholic cemetery, Dalton Road/Route 142 just outside Whitefield, James was born in 1821.James  lost 4 children between 1876 and 1888 while his niece Marie Bridget Boyce lost 4 children between 1878 and 1887. James and Ann had 8 children and at least 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,  and 7 g-g-grandchildren:

1. Mary Ann Loughery (2 Jan 1850 St. Sylvestre – 10 Apr 1876 St. Séverin). Her godparents were Thomas Martin and Anastase Fortier. Mary Ann married John Harny, or Hanney, at Lévis on 16 Sep 1875, and gave birth to Sara Ann (5 March 1876 S. Séverin – 10 Aug 1876) 6 months after her marriage. She probably died from the sequel of childbirth. In the baptismal records of Sara Ann, Mary is described as “Mary Laughrey de Québec”.

In 1888 the farm of Thomas Harny, apparently a relative, faced that of my great-grandfather BERNARD (1834-1914). It covered both sides of the beautiful and crystal clear East Palmer River; its southern border is the route des Laughrea, also called “route Laughrea”. Both farms are in  Leeds East, which later united with West Brougthon to become St. Pierre de Broughton. My grandfather John Laughrea (1860-1946) reportedly said; “Harny down the road are family”.  Two brothers of John Harny were Patrick (1843-) and William (1845-). Both married in St. Sylvestre in 1873. John Harny might be the father of Patrick  Harny (1867-) and Thomas Harny (1869 -). Patrick Harny was mayor of Leeds East from 1903-1908 and from 1919 to 1923. A Patrick Harny sold the farm of Thomas Harny in 1945 to a Guay family. Thomas Harny (1869 -) was president of the Leeds East school commission in 1905. A Thomas Harny is recorded as owner of the farm around 1888. Maybe Patrick inherited the farm after the death of Thomas.

2. James  Loughery(1852 in St. Elzéar -). Sponsors were Owen Boyce and Bridget Laughrey.

3. Patrick Loughery (2 Nov 1854 St. Sylvestre – 26 Sept 1885 St. Séverin). The godparents were Bernard Loughrey and Catherine Loughrey.

4. Anne Loughery (May 2 1857 S. Sylvestre – Oct. 18 1880 St. Séverin). The godparents were Michael Laughrey and Rose Gallagher. During 1874-1875 and 1884-1885, a very large number of children and young adults died of epidemic diseases in S. Séverin; Mary, Patrick and Anne may have been such victims.

5. Michael Laughery (Sept. 23 1860 S. Sylvestre -). The godparents were Thomas McGee and Mary Martin. He married Lizzie Longway (1870 Jefferson NH – ? Whitefield, Coos, NH) on 21 Sep 1890 in Bartlett NH, in the White Mountains. Lizzie’s parents are David Longway (3 Apr 1848 Black Brook, Clinton, NY – 20 Dec 1889  Jefferson, Coos, NH)  and Mary McCormick (8 Sep 1850 Clinton County, NY – 18 Sep 1942 Jefferson, Coos, NH). A Michael Laughery lived on Beech Hill Road, Bethlehem NH near the house of Owen Loughrea, in 1910. Michael’s cousin Michael Laughery (1866-1944), son of Bernard, lived in Lancaster NH from 1920, or earlier, to 1944. Thus two Michael Laughery, grandsons of Patrick, may have lived in New Hampshire in the 1920s.

6. Susan Loughery (9 March 1862 S. Sylvestre - 23 Nov 1936 idem). Her godparents were Michael Martin and Mary Laughrey. She married Edward Gallagher (1 Dec 1852 idem – 13 Jun 1927 idem) on 18 Sep 1888 in St. Séverin. The witnesses were her brother Michael Laughrea and Edward’s brother John Gallagher.  Edward, widower of Ann Sheridan (21 Feb 1861 S. Sylvestre – 13 Jan 1886 idem), is the son of Francis Gallagher (~1813 in Ireland – 14 Feb 1908 S. Sylvestre) and Ellen Mullavey (~1826 Ireland – ~1899 S. Sylvestre), who married on Feb. 8 1847. Francis lived on Fermanagah range in front of Patrick Loughry, and is the son of Hugh Gallagher (~1785 Drimrock, Donegal – ~ 1860 S. Sylvestre) and Rose Travers (~1792 in Drimrock, Donegal – ). Hugh Gallagher owned two lots at the corner of Ste Marguerite Road (opened in 1852-1853) and chemin Ste Marie. The other children of Francis and Ellen were:

  • James Gallagher (9 Feb 1848 S. Sylvestre – 17 Sep 1867 idem); a bachelor; a Mr Begley was witness at the burial;
  • Hugh Gallagher (25 May 1849 idem – 7 Apr 1929   idem), a bachelor;
  • Ellen Gallagher (16 Jan 1851 idem – ~1930), m. to John Murphy;
  • Rose Gallagher (1 Oct 1854 S. Sylvestre – 29 Sep 1915 Bartlett, Carroll, NH), m. to Henry Gorman;
  • John Gallagher (~1856 S. Sylvestre – 1943), a bachelor
  • Elizabeth Gallagher (11 May 1860 S. Sylvestre – 4 Apr 1939 idem), m. to Francis Donahue on 27 Feb 1900 in S. Sylvestre;
  • Francis Gallagher (25 May 1864 S. Sylvestre – 29 Apr 1932 idem), a bachelor;
  • Catherine Gallagher (17 Sep 1866 S. Sylvestre – 25 Feb 1889 USA from an accident).
  • Mary Gallagher (1848 – Jan. 7 1908), m. Bernard Begley; another source puts her as born in 1858 and dead 3 months later.

It is conceivable that Susan lived her married life on Fermanagah range, which is in S. Sylvestre. In 2013, an 81 year-old land owner of Fermanagah told me that Gallaghers had lived there. Edward and Susan may even be cousins.  If Ellen and Elanore are interchangeable, Ellen Mullavey may be the aunt of Margaret Mullavey, wife of Owen Loughrea, i.e. Susan might be married to the cousin of Margaret Mullavey. We know that Edward Mullavey (1815-), father of Margaret Mullavey (1838-1870), had a sister called Eleanor (1825/1826-).

Edward Gallagher had 4 children between 1862 and 1886 from Anne Sheridan. With Susan Laughrea, he had 9 children:

a- John Arthur Gallagher (13 Jun 1889 S. Sylvestre – 5 Jul 1913 idem); his uncle John Gallagher was godfather;

b- Joseph Freddy Gallagher (16 Apr 1891 S. Sylvestre ~ 1961 Berlin, Coos, NH). The godparents of Joseph Freddy were his aunt Catherine Laughery and James O’Neil. Joseph Freddy m. Elizabeth Hogan (~1893 S. Sylvestre – ~1943 Berlin, Coos, NH) on 28 June 1920 and had one child: Edmond Gallagher (2 Jun 1921 Berlin, Coos, NH – Berlin, Coos, NH), indicating the Joseph Freddy and his wife had arrived in the USA by 1921.  Edmond m. Mildred Judson (16 Jan 1924 Berlin, Coos, NH – ) and had 5 children:

  • 1) Leonard Gallagher (? Berlin, Coos, NH – );
  • 2) Edmund Joseph Gallagher (11 May 1944 idem – 22 Nov 2003 idem);
  • 3) Martha Gallagher (~1946 idem – );
  • 4) Frances A Gallagher (18 Jan 1947 idem – ) m. Wiswell (~1946 idem – );
  • 5) Andrew P Gallagher (19 Feb 1950 idem – ) m. Ellen (~ 1952 idem – ).

c- Anna Lizzie Agnes Gallagher (17 Aug 1892 S.Sylvestre – 13 May 1967 Woodstock, Windsor, VT) Her godparents were Hugh Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher. She married her cousin Frederick James McGee (21 Aug 1890 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 4 Jul 1967 Taftsville, Windsor, VT) on 14 Oct 1919 in S. Sylvestre and had 3 children:

  • Edward Gallagher (~ 1923 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – );
  • Mary Helen Gallagher (8 Dec 1924 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – ) m. William Elliot Flower (20 Jan 1925 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – 22 Sep 2011 idem) on 30 Oct 1950 in Woodstock, Windsor, VT, and had 2 children:
  • 1) Lynn Marie Flower (19 Jul 1953 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) m. James Martin Budnik (19 Jul 1953 Allentown, Lehigh, PA – ) on 8 May 1981in Burlington VT and had 2 children: Lindsay Anne (1 Aug 1983 Burlington, VT – ) and Kathryn Margaret (22 Sep 1986 in Burlington, VT – );
  • 2) William Elliot Flower (2 Nov 1956 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) m. Adrianne Emanuel (24 Apr 1963 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) on 16 Aug 1994 in Woodstock, Windsor, VT, and had one child: Annie Faith (~1996 Hanover, Grafton, NH – );
  • Allen Gallagher (~1925 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – ).

d- Joseph Michael Gallagher (18 Apr 1894 St Sylvestre – 6 Dec 1941 Woodstock, Windsor, VT). He arrived in VT in March 1923.

e- Charles Edward Gallagher (19 Apr 1896 St Sylvestre-de-Lotbinière – ). The godparents were his uncle James Sheridan and his aunt Mary Ellen Gallagher.

f- Anonymous (7 Sep 1898 St Sylvestre – 9 Sep 1898 St Sylvestre).

g- Pierce William Gallagher (12 Apr 1900 St Sylvestre – Jun 1987 West Stewartstown, Coos, NH); Godparents Charles O’Neil & Mary Gallagher, widow of Bernard Begley, second cousin of the mother who with the father signed. The Godfather could not sign”;

h- Mathilda Suzanne Gallagher (4 Feb 1902 St Sylvestre – Aug 1972 Berlin, Coos, NH). Godparents Frank Begley, second cousin with the father, & Annie Dunn, both undersigned. She arrived in Berlin, Coos, NH in 1910 (with whom), m. James Hogan (~1901 Quebec – ~ 1942 Berlin, Coos, NH) around 1922 in Berlin Coos, NH, and had 8 children:

  • Andrew Hogan (~1923 Berlin, Coos, NH – ) m. Rachel Napert (~1925 idem – );
  • Gertrude Hogan (~1923  idem – );
  • Gerard  Hogan(~1925 idem – );
  • Pearl Hogan (~1926 idem – );
  • Mary Hogan (~1928 idem  – );
  • Theresa Hogan (~1930 idem – );
  • Robert Hogan (~1932 idem – );
  • Ruth Hogan (~1935 idem – );

i- Emily Gallagher (8 Nov 1906 St Sylvestre – ~1989 St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage). Godparents Thomas James Begley, third cousin of the father, & Rose Begley, the godfather’s sister, signed. She m. Joseph Alexander Doyle (~1905 in St Patrice-de-Beaurivage – ) on 11 Mar 1938 in S. Patrice and had one child, possibly adopted: Mary Audrey (25 May 1940 St Patrice-de-Lotbinière – )

7. John Loughery (March 1 1864 – 1888, in St. Séverin). His godparents were Bernard Laughrey and Cecilia Sullivan. There was an epidemy of diphteria in 1889-1890 in St. Pierre de Broughton. Perhaps this explains the death of John, James and Bridget in 1888, 1889 and 1890.

James Loughery next to daughter Bridget Loughery

James Loughery next to daughter Bridget Loughery

8. Bridget Loughery (1867/1868 – Dec. 6 1890, in Whitefield, NH). Her godparents were Francis Travers and Mary Gallagher. Francis Travers was the second neighbor of James on Killarney range. She married Thomas Mulhebin and is buried next to her father James in the Whitefield cemetery (there is a tombstone).

c) Mary Laughery (~1833 district of Saint-Elzear, Beauce – ~1914 North Stratford, Coos, NH) was born on Nov. 24 1833 and baptised on Dec. 1 1833 in S. Sylvestre according to Lavon Brown. Her sponsors were her uncle Edward Patton and (his wife?) Susan McAuley. This baptismal record may represent the earliest appearance of Patrick Loughry in Canadian records, Loughry becoming the first Canadian recorded spelling. (But is Lavon confusing with baptismal records of Catherine Laughrea?) Mary married Lewis Cowan (Conn in the USA) on May 20 1851 in S. Elzéar (she was 17!); by 1870, they had moved to North Stratford NH, 25 km North of Lancaster. James Loughery and John Boyce were the witnesses. John Boyce was described as “cousin of Mary” while he was probably the husband of Bridget Loughrey. Lewis Cowan (~1826 in Canada – ) was witness at the marriage of Catherine Laughry in 1855. He is the son of Felix Cowan from Pennsylvania and Mary Letter from Holland, Cowan and Conn being deformations of the German name Kuhn. Lewis and Mary Laughery had 10 children and at least 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 4 g-g-grandchildren,  with, in italics, alternative information from the caroljbryant website http://caroljbryant.com/genfiles/conn-laughery.html :

1. Patrick Cowan (~1851 S. Sylvestre – ) (~1855 – )

2. Susan Cowan (~1854 idem – ).

3. Mary Ann Cowan (~1856 idem – ) (1856 St. Agathe de Lotbinière – 1925 Stratford NH)

4. Michael Cowan (~1859 S. Sylvestre – ). (1857 Canada – 17 Jul 1889 Bloomfield VT)

5. James Cowan (~1861 S. Sylvestre – ) (11 Mar 1861 Canada – 20 Dec 1942 Brunswick VT).

6. Bridget Cowan (30 Sep 1863 S. Sylvestre de Lotbinière – 6 Apr 1893 Stratford NH). Sponsors were Owen Laughrey and his wife Margaret Mullavey Laughrey. She m. William Dexter (Alton, Maine – ), son of Loren Dexter and Emma Jackson, on 4 June 1881 in Bloomfield VT.

7. Catherine  Cowan(~1865 S. Sylvestre – ) (Oct 1865 Canada – ). The 1900 Census shows “Kate” Conn and Joseph Gaynor living in Northumberlan, Coos, NH with their son George.

8. Ann (Annie) Conn (Cowan) (13 Mar 1870 North Stratford, Coos, NH – 26 Mar 1909 Dedham, Norfold, Mass.) (1868 Coos NH —this is a strong discrepancy because the caroljbryant website states that Annie Conn was 2 years old in the 1870 census - ). Annie m. William Kennedy (May 1859 New Brunswick, Canada – 1927 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.) on 7 Jul 1886 in Bloomfield, Essex, VT, and had 3 children:

a- Charles Kennedy (Jul 1887 Bloomfield, Essex, VT – ).

b- Elizabeth Maud (Lizzie) Kennedy (5 Oct 1889 Bloomfield, Essex, VT – 22 Jan 1951 Boston, Mass.) m. Oliver Francis Hamilton (2 Dec 1882 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 17 Sep 1922 Boston, Mass.) on 1 Apr 1908 in Rhode Island, and had 7 children:

  • Thelma Lucille Hamilton (3 Jul 1908 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. -  Nov 1991 Boston, Mass.) m. Paul W Hutchins (13 Oct 1904 Kennebunkport, York, Maine, ~1967 Boston, Mass.);
  • Edward Francis Hamilton (17 Jun 1910 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – Feb 1979 North Stratford, Coos, NH) m. Grace Cecelia O’Connell (~ 1913 Boston, Mass. – );
  • Warren Louis Hamilton (10 Nov 1911 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 9 Feb 1971 Newton, Middlesex, Mass.) m. Beatrice Burns (2 Aug 1917 Mass.- 25 Apr 1989 Newton, Middlesex, Mass.) and had 3 children:
  • 1) Warren Louis Jr  Hamilton(2 Oct 1944 Newton, Middlesex, Mass. – 30 Nov 2006  Littleton, Middlesex, Mass.);
  • 2) Antonia Toni Hamilton (~1946 Newton, Middlesex, Mass. – ) m. Clint Anderson (~1946 Mass. – ) and had 3 children: a) Clinton (~1969 Littleton, Middlesex, Mass. -) m. Jennifer (~1970 Mass. – ) and had one child: Connor (~2000  Mass. – ); b) Michael (~1972  Littleton, Middlesex, Mass. – ); c) Kevin (~1975 iMass. -);
  • Raymond Hamilton (5 Jan 1913 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 12 Mar 1914 idem); he died from accidental ignition of clothing;
  • Oliver Walter Hamilton (5 Aug 1914 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 20 Feb 1984 Portland, Multnomah, Ore.);
  • Roy Charles Hamilton (6 Jan 1916 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 11 Mar 1981  Waltham, Middlesex, Mass.) m. Joyce Ann Melanson (9 Sep 1957 Mass. – ) and had one child: David C (9 Apr 1954 Mass. – 28 Oct 2003 West Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.);
  • Lillian Anna Hamilton (20 Jul 1917 Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. – 24 Jun 1994  Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.) m. Francis Joseph Boudreau
    (~1916 Mass.-  ~1953 Newton, Middlesex, Mass.)

c- Lester L Kennedy (Mar 1894 Bloomfield, Essex, VT – )

9. Charles Conn (Cowan) (7 Jan 1871 Stratford, Coos, NH – 16 Jan. 1941 West Stewartstown, Coos, NH).

10. Sarah J Conn (Cowan) (~1874 North Stratford, Coos, NH -

 

d) Owen Loughrea (1831 Ireland – June 24 1918 Boston) married Margaret Mullavey (22 Dec. 1838 S. Sylvestre – 27 april 1870 St. Patrice section of S. Sylvestre) on Aug. 25 1856 in St. Sylvestre, and Ann Haughey (or Haughery, Haughrey, Laughrey) (1833 – 1913) on Nov. 27 1871 in S. Patrice (20). Witnesses at the first marriage were James A Quinn, James Mullavey, Thomas Purcell, Mary Anne Boyce, & Bridget McCafffrey. At the 2nd marriage: Honoré Larivière and Catherine Boyce. Ann is the daughter of Daniel Laughrey and Ann Reid from S. Sylvestre, creating uncertainties as to her exact family name.The parish and municipality of S. Patrice were created on Oct. 2 1871 and June 6 1872, respectively: this is why Michael was born in 1870 in S. Sylvestre and died in 1873 in S. Patrice. In 1876, Owen was listed as living in S. Patrice and owning two lots on its Belfast range. The lots of Belfast range were first purchased for the purpose of colonization between 1829 and 1835. Belfast Road was opened sometime between 1840 and 1862. Owen most likely lived during 1856 to 1881 in a section of S. Sylvestre that became S. Patrice in 1872. Owen was recorded as a mechanic living in S. Sylvestre in a 1 story log house in 1861; living in his household was James Patton (1843-), Patrick (1844) and Ann, i.e. his brother Patrick and his sister Ann (1839). The second marriage of Patrick (1800-1886) with a woman with 3 children of her own, aged 9, 8 and 5 in 1861, might have prompted Patrick, Ann  and James Patton to move from Patrick’s house to Owen’s between 1858 and 1861. This way, Patrick (1800-1886) would have only his new wife and her children at home. Patrick (1844/1846-1895) might have taken care of Owen’s second lot and Ann might have helped Margaret with household duties. Owen is recorded as a widower living in S. Sylvestre in 1871; occupation: postmaster/storekeeper. Owen and Ann moved to New Hampshire in 1881 (12), seemingly after 2 or 3 of their sons had already moved there in 1875 or 1876. In 1900, Owen and Ann were living on Bethlehem Hollow Road, near the start of Beech Hill Road (now called River Road), in Bethlehem NH; Owen was a day laborer. He was naturalised american citizen on oct. 31 1890 in Bethlehem. In the 1910 census, Owen and Ann are both listed as aged 80 and 77; Owen is then retired.

Owen Loughrea was residing on 21 Gibson street in Medford when he died of arteriosclerosis on June 24 1918. Medford is a Boston suburb crossed by Highway 93. He is buried in New Cavalry cemetery in Boston. His son Daniel claimed that Owen was 94, suggesting that he was born in 1824. Most likely, he was born between 1829 and 1831.

Margaret Mullavey is the daughter of Edward Mullavey (1815 in Ireland- Nov. 5 1889 in St. Patrice)  and Catherine Purcell. Edward Mullavey is the son of Neil Mullavey (1787 in Ireland- Feb. 21 1859 in S. Sylvestre) and Elenore McCaffrey (1788/1792 in Ireland- May 28 1862 in S. Sylvestre). Both were already in Quebec in 1826. The siblings of Edward are Michael (1810- July 1850 by accidental drowning, S. Patrice), Honorah (1813- Ap. 2 1897 in S. Patrice), John (1816-), Eleanor (1825/1826-), Neil (1826/1827, and James (May 6 1830-). Owen L. had  6 children (5 from Margaret and 1 from Ann), at least 11 grandchildren,  at least 6 great-grandchildren and at least 4 g.-g.-grandchildren:

1. Patrick Loughrea (23 oct. 1857 in St. Sylvestre – ?). His godparents were Bernard Laughrey and Mary Ann Boyce. He moved to Bethlehem NH in 1876, according to the 1900 census and made a 2nd move before 1894 to Chippewa Falls WI. His occupation was lumberman in 1895 and day laborer in 1900. He  married Isabella McGee (June 1869 in Quebec-) on Nov. 27 1894 in Chippewa Falls and was living there in 1900. They had 5 children:

a- Mary Anna Loughrea (Nov. 5 or 28 1895-);

b- Francis Edward Loughrea (Feb. 15 1898-1955). He married Laura Paddon (1900-1968). They had two children: Jean (1926-) and Donald (1934-) who lived in Minnesota. According to another source, they had three children [Jean, Edward (1928-) and James (1934-)] while Robert (1907-), married to Celia Geiger, had two children (Donald and Robert).

c- Wilfred Loughrea (1900-),

d- Mildred K. Loughrea (1904-);

e- Robert Loughrea (1907-).

Isabella’s parents were Michael McGee (Sept. 1823 in Ireland- between 1900 and 1910) and Annie Hearn; her siblings were Catherine (March 1867 in Quebec-) and Edward (May 1869 in Quebec-). Michael, Annie, Catherine, Isabella and Edward moved to the USA in 1882.

2. Edward Loughrea (20 Aug. 1859 S. Sylvestre – ?). He married Katherine McHugh (Dec. 1867 in Wisconsin-) around 1890 in Chippewa Falls. They had 5 children:

a- Lillian Loughrea (March 1891-).

b- Hazel Loughrea (Aug. 1893-).

c- Cecile Loughrea (Nov. 22 1897- May 1983 Chippewa Falls). She did not marry.

d- Edward Loughrea (July 11 1902-Jan. 10 1955 Chippewa Falls). He married Mildred Inga Nelson (March 2 1915-Dec. 3 1984 Chippewa Falls). They had  4 children:

  • Edward Joseph Loughrea (March 15 1943-July 13 1999). He did not marry.
  • Maureen Loughrea (Ap. 5 1944-). Maureen married George White. They had two children: Renée (March 29 1963-) and Jeffrey (Sept. 05 1967-).
  • Sharon Lucille Loughrea (June 5 1946-). Sharon Lucille married Richard Thomas. They have one child: Michael (Sept. 23 1980-).
  • Michael Owen Loughrea (Dec. 19 1947 in Chippewa Falls – ), who lives in Topeka KS since around 1976. He married Sharon Irene Laird (Nov. 26 1951 in Chippewa Falls -). They have one daughter, Karen (Sept. 30 1971-). Karen has 2 daughters and 1 son: Maci (Jan. 21 1993-), Lauren (2006-) and Ethan (2007-).

e- Bernice  Loughrea (Ap. 17 1904-July 1984 Chippewa Falls). She did not marry.

3. Mary Loughrea (Nov. 7 1864 S. Sylvestre – March 5 1866 idem). Her godparents were Patrick Laughrey and Catherine Mullavey.

4. John Loughrey (16 march 1868 in S. Sylvestre -). In the 1900 census, he is recorded as having moved to Bethlehem NH in 1875. He was 7 years old! Owen lost his wife in 1870, leaving him with 4 children aged  9 days, 2 year, 10 years and 12 years. 19 months later, he married Ann (1833) who was already 38 years old. 12 months later Ann gave birth to Joseph Daniel (1872). 5 months later her stepson Michael (1870) died at the age of 2 years and 11 months. The surviving stepsons were then  5, 13 and 15 years old. Under these possibly stressful circumstances,  they may have been eager to strike it on their own as soon as possible, which they seem to have done 2 to 3  years later. In other words, I propose that Edward (1859) and John (1868) moved to NH together with Patrick (1857) in 1875 or 1876. The fact that Patrick and Edward later moved at the same time to Wisconsin in the 1890s is consistent with having moved together to NH previously. Thus, Ann  (1833) would have been without any stepchildren at home as soon as her son Joseph Daniel was 3 or 4 years old.

5. Michael Loughrea (April 18 1870 S. Sylvestre – April 15 1873 S. Patrice). Godparents were Thomas Moran and his spouse Anne McGee. Michael’s mother died 9 days after the birth. Ann married 3 months later.

6. Joseph Daniel Loughrea (14 Nov. 1872 in St. Patrice – 1938 in Boston). Daniel was living in Franklin, Merricmack County, NH in 1900, where he probably met his wife Elizabeth Maloney, and in Boston in 1917, at which date he was drafted for WWI. He was living on 20 Kimball street, Boston, in 1909 and on 349 Columbus ave, Boston, in 1918, at which time he was a conductor. He married Elizabeth Maloney, a singer, on May 6 1909. She was 30 and he was 36. Elizabeth was born in 1879 in Franklin NH; she is the daughter of John Maloney and Mary Garety. A Daniel Loughrea had a daughter Annie M., born on April 8  1897 in West Lebanon, NH.

e) Catherine Laughry (1833 “at sea” – 1908). She was born “at sea” according to her children Susan and Thomas. Tom Boyce has Nov. 1833 baptismal records suggesting that she was born several days or weeks earlier. Thus the Loughry family may have landed from Ireland during fall 1833. Birth dates for Mary  and Catherine need to be harmonised. Could it be that Catherine was born in 1832? Catherine married Thomas McGee (1831 or 1837 Ireland – Oct. 6 1902 in S. Séverin) in St. Elzéar on Nov. 6 1855.  Thomas is the son of Willam McGee and Bridget Monaghan ((?- 26 Aug. 1884 in S. Séverin). Witnesses at the wedding were Bernard Loughry and Lewis Cowan,  husband of Mary Laughery. Lewis Cowan was described as “friend of Catherine and of Bernard Laughrey”. At the time of the wedding, Thomas McGee was living in S. Sylvestre and Catherine in S. Elzéar; Thomas was further more described as “minor”, suggesting that he was born after  Nov. 6 1837.  Catherine was living in S. Sylvestre in 1861 and 1871, and St. Séverin in 1881 and 1891 (possibly on same lot); she was very likely to be living in S. Séverin in 1902. On range 12, a John McGee lived in S. Sylvestre two farms North of that of Bernard Laughrea, i.e. between Bernard’s farm and the East Palmer River; a James McKee lived 2 farms South of that of Bernard, i.e. on what will later become John Laughrea’s farm; and a Henry McKee lived 3 farms South of that of Bernard. Catherine had 11 children and at least 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 9 g-g-grandchildren, 11 g-g-g-grandchildren and 4 g-g-g-g-grandchildren:

1. Mary McGee (1856 -1857).

2. William McGee (1858-).

3. Susan McGee (26 Oct. 1859 S. Elzéar or 26 Oct.1860 S. Elzéar – 26 dec. 1935 Littleton NH, but buried in Whitefield NH). She was presumably baptized in S. Elzéar but her parents lived in S. Sylvestre. She arrived in Lancaster, Coos, NH  shortly after the 1881 census. She married Franklin Ora (Frank) Glidden  (2 Feb 1864 Whitefield, Coos, NH – 12 Dec 1938 Jefferson, Coos, NH) on 13 Sep 1886 in Lancaster NH and lived in Jefferson NH during at least the period 1888-1935 (she did not die were she was residing).  Jefferson is 12 km East of Whitefield and Bethlehem, where her uncles and aunts James, Owen, Patrick, Margaret and Peter had moved in the late 19th century. Susan and Frank owned the only grocery store in town. They lived on Main Street, probably above the store, and had one child: Ethel Mary Glidden (Mar 23 1888 Jefferson, Coos NH – Jan 1985 Littleton, NH). Ethel married Austin J. Bedell on 24 April 1908 in Littleton, Grafton, NH, and had 5 children:

  • Edward A Bedell (4 Aug 1905 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 4 Feb 1935 Lancaster, Coos, NH, but buried in Jefferson NH) m. Doris Arlene Silver (23 Mar 1905 Bloomfield, Essex, VT – Oct 1977 Lancaster, Coos, NH) on 26 Sept 1922 in Groveton, Coos, NH, and had 4 children:
  • 1) Pearle Silver Bedell (6 Feb 1923 Jefferson, Coos, NH-  21 Apr 1983 Randolph, Orange, VT) m. Warren Everard Gorman (1 Mar 1921 efferson, Coos, NH – 5 Oct 2009 Ludlow, Windsor, VT) in ~1940 in Jefferson, and Joseph Baxter Clement (~1922 Lancaster, Coos, NH – ) on 7 May 1946 in Lancaster, Coos, NH.
  • 2) Franklin J Bedell (15 Oct 1924 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 11 Apr 2000 Lancaster, Coos, NH). He was a Marine in both WWII and the Korean war.
  • 3) Caroline Bedell (~1929 Jefferson, Coos, NH – ).
  • 4) David B Bedell (26 Nov 1932 in Jefferson, Coos – 16 Mar 2013 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL) m. Frances J Doane (22 Jan 1940 Jefferson, Coos, NH – ) and had one child: Richard T Bedell (8 Aug 1969 Lancaster, Coos, NH – ). The main residence of snowbird David B at the time of his death was Israel River Road, Lancaster NH. Richard T Bedell m. Terri ( ~1970 Lancaster, Coos, NH – ) and had 2 children:  Kaiden (~1998 Lancaster, Coos, NH -) and Emerson (~2000 Lancaster, Coos, NH -).
  • Margaret D Bedell (13 Sep 1907 Littleton, Grafton, NH – Jun 1977 Canaan, Grafton, NH) m. Erlon George Eggleston (18 Jan 1905 East Burke, Caledonia, VT – May 1963 Canaan Center, Grafton, NH) on 19 June 1927 in Canaan Center, and had one child: Howard George Eggleston (27 Aug 1935 Lebanon, Grafton, NH – 16 Feb 2012 West Canaan, Grafton, NH) m. Caroline O (Sue) Collins (~1935 – ) and had 4 children: a) Pamela An Eggleston (27 Oct 1953 Lebanon, Grafton, NH -  ) m. Paul S Grandmaison (20 Sep 1953 NH – ). From 1983 to 1999 she was residing in Walpole, Cheshire, NH; b) Audrey M Eggleston (6 May 1955 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) m. Dwight D Barnes (22 May 1955 NH – ) and had one child: Allison Barnes (~1984 Deerfield, Rockingham, NH – ); c) Harold George (Beaver) Eggleston (~1956 in Lebanon, Grafton, NH – ); d) Paula Sue Eggleston (28 Oct 1963 Canaan, Grafton, NH – ).
  • Clayton Otto Bedell (~1909 Jefferson, Coos, NH – ~1968) m. Eleanor G (~1913 Maine – ).
  • Marian Pearl Bedell  (29 Sep 1912 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 10 July 2003 Lyndonville, Caledonia, VT) m. Ervin Mays Tewksbury (~1911 Bath, Grafton, NH – ) on 19 Apr 1947 in Littleton, Grafton NH, and had 3 children:
  • 1) Beverly Margaret Bedell (6 Jul 1933 Littleton, Grafton, NH – 14 Nov 2011 North Haverhill, Grafton, NH) m. Wendell Ernest Estes (~1929 Littleton, Grafton, NH – ) on 29 Nov 1951 in Bath, Grafton NH, and had 3 children: a) Dana R (15 Nov 1954 Bath, Grafton, NH – )  m. Vicky W (17 Oct 1957 NH -); b) Keith Wendell (~1955 Woodsville, Grafton, NH – 4 Dec 2009); c) Jody R (26 Feb 1956 Bath, Grafton, NH – ) m. Gary Youngman (~1953 Bath, Grafton NH – ) and had one son: Ryan (~1980 Woodsville, Grafton,  NH – );
  • 2) Delores E Bedell ( 23 Dec 1934 Littleton, Grafton, NH – May 1972 Whitefield, Coos, NH);
  • 3) Rodney Bedell (~1936 in Littleton, Grafton, NH – )
  • Calvin Edison Bedell (~1912 Jefferson, Coos, NH – )

4. James McGee (15 Jun 1860 Saint-Sylvestre, Lotbinière – 28 May 1926 Jefferson, Coos, NH)  William and James are described as both 12 years old in he 1871 census. William arrived in the USA in 1877, m. Josephine Fowler (Aug 1861 Prince Edward Island, Canada – 14 Feb 1935 Woodstock, Windsor, VT) and had 2 children:

a- Frances M McGee (17 Feb 1889 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 20 Aug 1963 Woodstock, Windsor, VT) m. William P Carr on 23 Oct. 1906 in Whitefield NH.

b- Frederick James McGee (21 Aug 1890 Jefferson, Coos, NH – 4 Jul 1967 Taftsville, Windsor, VT) m. his 2nd degree cousin Anna Lizzie Agnes Gallagher (17 Aug 1892 St Sylvestre-de-Lotbinière – 3 May 1967 Woodstock, Windsor, VT) on  14 Oct 1919 in S. Sylvestre. The godparents of Anna Lizzie were Hugh Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher. They had 3 children:

  • Edward McGee (~ 1923 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – );
  • Mary Helen McGee (8 Dec 1924 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – ) m. William Elliot Flower (20 Jan 1925 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – 22 Sep 2011 idem) on 30 Oct 1950 in Woodstock, Windsor, VT, and had 2 children:
  • 1) Lynn Marie Flower (19 Jul 1953 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) m. James Martin Budnik (19 Jul 1953 Allentown, Lehigh, PA – ) on 8 May 1981in Burlington VT and had 2 children: Lindsay Anne (1 Aug 1983 Burlington, VT – ) and Kathryn Margaret (22 Sep 1986 in Burlington, VT – );
  • 2) William Elliot Flower (2 Nov 1956 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) m. Adrianne Emanuel (24 Apr 1963 Hanover, Grafton, NH – ) on 16 Aug 1994 in Woodstock, Windsor, VT, and had one child: Annie Faith (~1996 Hanover, Grafton, NH – );
  • Allen McGee (~1925 Woodstock, Windsor, VT – ).

5. Bridget McGee (9 Feb1862 S. Sylvestre – ). Sponsors were James Laughrey and Mary McGee.

6. Patrick McGee (17 Oct 1863 S. Sylvestre – ). Sponsors were Michael Boyce and Ann McGee.

7. Anny McGee (~1865  S. Sylvestre- )

8. Michael  McGee (~1867 S. Sylvestre -) m. Marie Anne Couture (2 Jun 1872 St Séverin-de-Beauce – ) on 17 Oct 1893 in S. Séverin. Marie Anne is the daughter of Thomas Couture (10 Aug 1830 St-Séverin-de-Beauce – 14 Feb 1911 St-Séverin-de-Beauce) and Catherine Boyce (29 Jan 1842 St-Elzéar-de-Beauce -  27 Jan 1914 St-Séverin-de-Beaurivage). Catherine is the sister of Owen Boyce (1817- 1885), husband of Bridget Laughrea (1826-1883). Thus Bridget Laughrea is the aunt of both Michael McGee and Marie Anne Couture (blood aunt of Michael and aunt by alliance of Marie Anne). Michael and Marie Anne had at least 3 children:

a- Catherine McGee (21 Dec. 1894 S. Séverin – ).

b- Alfred (Freddie) McGee (18 oct. 1896 S. Séverin – ) m. Elzire Labbé on March 27 1923  in S. Frédéric de Beauce.  Elzire is therefore probalby from S. Frédéric

c- Delina McGee (11 June 1899 S. Séverin – ).

9. Thomas McGee (14 Jun 1869 S. Sylvestre-). The godfather was James Loughry and the godmother was Mary Loughry. In 1891 Thomas was living at home. In 1930, he was living with his sister Susan  and Frank Glidden in Jefferson NH.

10. Catherine McGee (13 Aug 1871 S. Sylvestre -). Sponsors were Johan Boyce and  Catherine Boyce.

11. John McGee (28 Jan. 1875 St. Séverin – 1926 S. Pierre de Broughton).

f) BERNARD Laughrea (1834 S. Sylvestre de Lotbinière – 23 Aug 1914 S. Pierre de Broughton) married Cecilia Sullivan (1841-1901 in S. Pierre de Broughton) on Nov. 23 1858 in S. Elzéar, 10 months after his father Patrick married again. Cecilia was 17 and described as “minor” in the marriage documents. Bernard was born on 13 Dec. 1835 according to Drouin Records. His godparents were Terrance Martin and Rose Martin. This leaves room for the possibility of Mary being born in 1834. He was living in S. Elzéar in 1866 and 1871,  and in S. Séverin in 1873 (where James was born). It seems likely that Bernard lived  in an area of S. Elzéar near Patrick’s lot from 1858 to 1873-1874 (maybe adjacent S. André range? maybe even Patrick’s original lot, Patrick having hypothetically moved to the lot of Mary McGown-Mahoney in 1858), by which time his S. Elzéar lot had become part of S. Séverin. Bernard  moved to lot 18b of 12th range of Leeds township (21) between May 7 1873 and June 27 1875, because James was born in S. Séverin and Peter in S. Pierre de Broughton.  Lot 18b is located between the East Palmer River (22) and the Palmer River, and near their junction; it starts at an altitude of 1000 feet and ends at an altitude of 1500 feet; the house was built at an altitude of 1100 feet.  Bernard lived on this lot until his death in 1914. His bachelor children Tom and Pete lived there at least from 1914 until their death in the mid 1960s. Without the extension, his house had a basement for food storage, 5 rooms on the ground floor, 4 rooms on the second floor and a porch as wide as the whole house. The one-floor extension, about 12 feet deep by 18 feet wide, served various storage purposes: wood, tools, etc.  The extension was built or finished by JOHN in 1890 (the initials “J L 1890″ are carved on its door). The house stayed in relatively good shape because my father Patrick (1920-1991) made essential preservative renovations in the early 1970s. But by 2013 the extension and the porch were gone, as well as much of the clapboard sidings of the first floor.

Route des Laughrea“ extends from the 15th range Road of Leeds East to the 12th range Road of Leeds East, enters lot 18b (18a on Steve Cameron’s map) 20 m above the entrance path to Bernard’s house and exit lot 18b at the bottom of the hill. From the 12th range towards the North-West, route “des Laughrea” becomes “de la Mine” (now “des Erablières”) until Craig’s Road (Route 269), and “de Ste-Agathe” from Craig’s Road to Ste-Agathe de Lotbinière.  The whole road, originally built to link Ste-Agathe to Harvey Hill mine at the 15th range, was first called “chemin des Mines” and next, until the 1950′s, “rang des Irlandais(23). This road was the first area of Ste-Agathe to be developed. It was probably built in the 1820′s or 1830′s.

Bernard was Leeds East city councillor in 1893. Bernard and Cecilia had 9 children from 1860 to 1877 (see below). He is buried in St. Pierre de Broughton (West Broughton); the white tombstone is near the parking lot, its back side facing the Palmer River.  All Laughreas in the world descend from Bernard Laughrea, as far as we know.

The parents of Cecilia Sullivan are John Sullivan (1811- 3 Nov. 1892), from Wexford, Ireland, and Mary Prendergast (1811- 3 Jan. or July 1874 in S. Sylvestre) (19). Cecilia’s sister, Mary, had 13 children with Michael Boyce (? -? in S. Sylvestre) (17). A Michael Boyce (or Boyle) was living on St-Paul range; he had the 7th farm East of Thomas Harny. But remember that Michael Boyce (?-? in S. Sylvestre) had 2 cousins of the same name: Michael Boyce (1833-1925) (16) and Michael Boyce (1846-).  Lore has it that Cecilia  weighted 380 pounds at the time of her death and that a door had to be forced to let her body through.

Here is an intriguing hypothesis: father Patrick and son Bernard switched houses upon their marriages. This is supported by the following facts. 1) Patrick and Bernard got married in the same year (1858), Bernard marrying for the first time in S. Elzéar and Patrick marrying a Mahoney widow in S. Sylvestre, as if the widow was living in S. Sylvestre in 1858; 2) Patrick lived in S. Elzéar in 1854, 1856 but in S. Sylvestre in 1861 and 1871, while Bernard still lived in S. Elzéar in 1871; 3) both Patrick and Bernard lived in S. Séverin in 1873.  I propose that Patrick chose to move into the Mahoney house in 1858 and lend his own house to Bernard upon his marriage. This fits the fact that the S. Sylvestre home of Patrick became part of S. Séverin in 1873, but requires verifying that the S. Elzéar home of Bernard was in a part of S. Elzéar that got annexed to S. Séverin in 1873.  It is known that S. Sylvestre and S. Elzéar lost land to the benefit of S. Séverin at the creation of S. Séverin on 22 Jan. 1873.

g) Ann Laughrey (Jan. 23 1839 S. Elzéar, Beauce – 3 May 1925 West Rutland, Rutland VT). Her godparents were John Boyce and Catherine Boyce. She was not listed with Patrick in 1861; she is most likely the Ann living with Owen at that time. Ann married James Gould on July 26 1870 in St. Sylvestre. They arrived in the USA in 1880 and were residing in West Rutland at least from 1900 to 1925. They had 6 children and at least 4 grandchildren: Ann, born on Sept., 10 1873 in S. Séverin, and at least 2 sons, born outside S. Séverin, who fought in World War I (I am assuming that they died but this remains to be checked) and whose names are recognized on a stone statue in the middle of Rutland (located at the town offices). James Gould sold his farm on 14 Aug. 1873 or 21 Dec. 1874. Soon thereafter, they moved to West Rutland, VT.  Rutland grew tremendously during the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. Third largest city in Vermont, it is known for its marble quarries.

James Gould is son of William Gould (1800-Oct. 26 1858, Leeds protestant cemetery) and Margaret Mitchell (?-June 1 1871). James’ sister Mary Gould married Michael Boyce (1833 in St. Sylvestre – 1925 in St. Sylvestre) on 29 Jan. 1862 in St. Sylvestre. Michael, son of Patrick Boyce and Alice Heynes, is thus the nephew of Bridget Loughrey, as his 2 other cousins named Michael Boyce.

William Gould and Margaret Mitchell (24) were married on 4 Oct. 1833 in Leeds (St. Jacques de Leeds). It is claimed that Margaret Mitchell poisoned William after he refused, yet again, to have the children baptized as Catholics. James Gould or more plausibly his mother Margaret donated land to build the church of S. Séverin, which was consecrated on 26 June 1877. Presumably, James Gould, who had married Ann Laughrey 10 months before Margaret died, inherited the Margaret Mitchell farm minus the space alloted for the S. Séverin church, sold everything 1 or 2 years later and moved to Vermont, leaving some  with the impression that the gift was his.

The 6 children of Ann Laughrey and James Gould are as follows:

1. Mary Ann Gould (8 Jun 1871 St Sylvestre, Lotbinière – 30 Dec 1942 Brattleboro, Windham, VT)

2. Anna Agnes Gould (13 Sep 1873 St-Séverin-de-Beauce – ~1955 Wallingford, Rutland, VT) m. Almer Alonzo Kelley (25 Oct 1874 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – 26 Feb 1942 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT) on 3 Dec 1895 in Rutland and had 3 children:

a- Florence Mary Kelley (24 Feb 1901 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – 20 Feb 1983 Great Barrington, Berkshire, MA) m. Frank Ernest Geerholt (13 Nov 1899 Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY -  Dec 1965 Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA) on 12 Feb 1923 in Wallingford, Rutland VT.

b- Hazel I Kelley (10 Jan 1906 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – ).

c- Helen A Kelley (10 Jan 1906 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – ) m. Frank Underwood
(~1905 Wallingford, Rutland, VT – ) on 19 Apr 1925 in Wallingford, and had 3 children:

  • Richard Underwood (6 Sep 1926 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – 12 Feb 1929 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT).
  • Irene Eleanor  Underwood(13 Jun 1927 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – 18 Nov 1992 Springfield, Windsor, VT) m. Congdon (~1925 Wallingford, Rutland, VT – ).
  • Carroll Joseph Underwood (6 Nov 1933 South Wallingford, Rutland, VT – 31 May 2003 North Springfield, Windsor, VT).

3. Michael Gould (4 Apr 1875 St Pierre-de-Broughton – ).

4. William Gould (1875 St Pierre-de-Broughton – ).

5.  Peter Gould (27 Jul 1876 St Pierre-de-Broughton – 5 Mar 1932 Rutland, Rutland, VT) m. Annie E Eustace (~1882 Rutland, Rutland, VT – ) on 20 Apr 1903 in Rutland.

6. Patrick Gould (26 Nov 1877 St Pierre-de-Broughton – ) m. Nellie Byrnes in 1907 in Providence, RI, and had one child: Mary (25 Dec 1913 – ).

h) Michael (Feb. 11 1841 S.Sylvestre – Feb. 17 1841 S. Elzéar). His godparents were Lawrence and Susan McElroy.

i) Patrick (1844 or 1846 S. Elzéar -  24 Nov 1895 Whitefield NH). He owned or tended a farm near Owen’s in 1871 in S. Sylvestre. It became part of S. Patrice in 1872. He died  from accidental drowning.

j) Margaret (Nov. 28 1858 S. Elzéar – after 1944, living in S. Séverin in 1891). She was born less than 10 months after her father married Mary McGown. Her godparents were William Crawford and Rosa Quinn. She married Frank P. Overbeck (~1865 New Brunswick – ), son of Chas S. Overbeck and Bridget Broderick, on 28 June 1892 in Whitefield NH. A Margaret Loughery and also a Marguerite Laughery lived in Whitefield NH. Cecilia Laughrea (1870-1963) visited “aunt Maggie” in Lancaster in 1945. Margaret (Nov. 28 1858 – after 1944) was indeed the aunt of Cecilia, and Lancaster NH is next to Whitefield. This is where Michael Laughrea (1866-1944), brother of Cecilia, lived for many years, and died in 1944. Note that before marrying Patrick, Mary McGown had had Mary (1852 -), Martin (14 Feb 1853 St Elzear, Lotbiniere -) and Bridget (1856 -) with Jeremiah Mahoney (~1816 Co.Tipperary, Ireland – 5 Feb 1856 St Sylvestre-de-Lotbinière), Mary Mahoney Laughrea (1852 -) might have been called Mary Laughrea in other sources. Jeremiah Mahoney m. Mary McGown on 30 Oct 1849 in Lauzon, Lévis

k) Peter Laughery (Feb. 16 1861 in St. Sylvestre – Aug. 20 1941 in Whitefield NH). He married Catherine (Kate) Gormley (1865 in S. Sylvestre- ~1946 Whitefield).  A James Gormley lived along Fermanagah North Road, near the Beaurivage River. Peter Loughery was living in S. Séverin in 1881, but not in 1891. He arrived in the USA in 1898 and lived on Brown street, Whitefield NH for 30 years. One of his occupations was railroad section man. He was a boarding house keeper in 1899.   Since he and Kate G. had 5 children who were all born in Whitefield NH, Peter must have lived in Whitefield from the late 1880s to 1941. Perhaps Peter and sister Margaret lived in the same house. A Frank J. Laughery was living in the home of Peter and Kate in 1910. Is he a real Laughrea, or a child Kate Gormley may have had before her marrigage to Peter? Peter is also called Preston in some records. The children of Peter and Kate are not known to have had progeny:

His children all died rather young and without progeny:

1. Frank J Laughery (1891 NH -) He is named as son  in the 1910 Census.

2. William Laughery (1893 in Whitefield –  March 29 1925 of tuberculosis).

3. Allen Laughery (July 31 1898- March 20 1921 of pulmonary tuberculosis).

4. Annie Marguerite Laughrey (Sept.15 1899 Whitefield NH – after 1930). She was living in Peter’s house in 1910, 1920 and 1930. Billy Laughrea () met a Margaret Laughrea in Whitefield who knew her ancestors came from S. Sylvestre, but they could not figure out the lineage. It is probably her that he met. Are we confusing Annie Marguerie, daughter of Preston J. Laughery and Kate Gormley and Marguerite F. Laughery (~ 1900 -), daughter of Peter J. Laughery and Kate Gormley?

5. Lawrence Laughery (1905-Aug. 18 1921 of meningitis and anemia).

l) Helen (March 25 1863 in S. Sylvestre -). Her godparents were Thomas Patton and Cecilia Sullivan. She married James Monaghan (Monahan) on Oct 25 1897 in S. Séverin. Her witness was Frank Loughry. James is the son of Patrick Monaghan and Elizabeth McKervey (McGregy) of Cheboygan MI. In 1876, Patrick Monaghan, Michael Monaghan and Thomas Monaghan owned lots in S. John range of S. Sylvestre;  a James Monaghan owned lots 685/686 at the North end of Ste Catherine range in S. Sylvestre; a Patrick Monaghan and heirs Monaghan owned the two northernmost S. Séverin lots of Ste Marguerite range, which next enters S. Sylvestre. Their farms abutted Fermanagah range on the East and touched the corner of Monaghan range; they were the 4th neighbors of Patrick Loughry. These farms, located on the West side of the Beaurivage River, started at 1300 feet in altitude on the Eastern slope of Mount Ste Marguerite and ended up at 2000 feet in altitude, near the top of Mount Ste Marguerite (22).  Ste Catherine range is immediately West of Ste Marguerite range and in S. Sylvestre; it is located on the Western slope of Mount Ste Marguerite and is bordered by Leeds East at the South end and S. Séverin on the East.

(( -) Joseph (1864-). He seems unlikely to be a son of Patrick. He is not listed as a member of the Patrick Loughry household in the censuses of 1871 and 1881, but a Joseph Loughry is listes as a farmer living in  S. Séverin in 1891. The only other Joseph Loughry known is one Joseph, born in 1874, who was son of Thomas Largey or Loughry, himself the son of James Laughrey (~1802 – ). ))

m) Eliza (Liza, Elisabeth) (Feb. 25 1866 S. Sylvestre – 27 Nov 1913 in Berlin, Coos, NH). Her godparents were Patrick McGunty and Catherine Travers. She lived in S. Séverin in 1881 but was not listed in 1891. She arrived in the USA in 1888 and m. Patrick Carberry (~1866 in Welford, Kent, New Brunswick – after 1936 ) on 18 Nov 1889 in  Whitefield, Coos, NH. From 1910 to her death she was residing in Berlin, Coos, NH; her husband Patrick Carbery was still living in Berlin in 1936. They had x children: Evelyn (21 Dec 1896 – ) who married James E. Howley on 22 Feb 1917 in Boston. She claimed to be 17 at the marriage. Patrick


n) Frank (Francis) (Sept. 7 1868 S. Sylvestre – ). His goparents were Hugh Connors (O’Connor?) and Anne Connors. He lived in S. Séverin in 1891. The 4 siblings Frank, Joseph, Bridget (Mahoney), Martin (Mahoney), and  their mother Mary McGown all lived in S. Séverin in 1891. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 remain to be “mined”.

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BernardL24) Generation four. BERNARD Laughrea (1834-Aug. 26 1914) and Cecilia Sullivan  (1841- Nov. 7 1901) (19) had 9 children from 1860 to 1877: John, Patrick, Mary, Michael, Thomas, Cecilia, James, Peter and Ellen.  BERNARD and Cecilia also had 25 grandchildren, at least 41 great-grandchildren and at least 73 g.-g.-grandchildren. Of the 25 grandchildren of BERNARD and Cecilia, 17 were born between 1895 and 1920; we have yet to find the years of birth for the 8 others. Of their 73 known great-great-grandchildren, 49 were born in Quebec and 24 in the USA, but we know only 37 dates of birth, which are spread from 1958 (William Jr Laughrea, great-grandchild of James Laughrea) to past 1996 (Judy Hallée, great-grandchild of Cecilia Laughrea).  The 8 children of known lifespan of BERNARD and Cecilia died at 88 years of age on average: 86 (John), 92 (Patrick), 84 (Mary), 78 (Michael), 98 (Thomas), 93 (Cecilia), 84 (James) and 89 (Peter). One source gives 13 dec. 1835 and 16 jan. 1836 as birth dates for Bernard and Cecilia.

a) JOHN Laughrea (2 Apr 1860 S. Elzéar – 14 Aug 1946 Thetford-Mines), my grandfather. His Godparents were James Laughrey and his wife Ann Gallagher. JOHN and siblings Mary (1964), Michael (1866) and Cecilia (1870) were not listed in the 1891 census, as opposed to siblings Thomas (1868), James (1873), Peter (1875) and Ellen (1877). It is known that JOHN spent quite a bit of time in the USA before marrying Lydia Cyr (June 21 1880 – Oct. 26 1977) (25) in S. Pierre de Broughton on June 10 1906, at the age of 46.  JOHN was president of the Leeds East school board from 1910 to 1915. BERNARD,  Patrick and JOHN  had adjacent farms on the Palmer side of the hill separating the East Palmer River from the Palmer river.  “Route des Laughrea” crosses each of their farms; starting at the East Palmer river, it crosses BERNARD’s lot, then Patrick’s, then JOHN’s. To celebrate their marriage, JOHN and Lydia erected in 1906 a croix de chemin on route des Laughrea on  Patrick’s lot. A wide family celebration, which I remember attending, was held in 1956 for the 50th anniversary of the cross. When JOHN  had a taste for trout, he would walk down to the Palmer River,  which his lot almost reached, fish downstream until it meets the East Palmer River, fish upstream the East Palmer until it crosses the route des Laughrea before penetrating the farm of aunt Mary Laughery-Harny, and walk the road until the third house, the first two being those of  Bernard and Patrick; he also killed a deer from inside the kitchen.  JOHN owned a grocery store in S. Sylvestre within the years 1906-1925; it was located at the North-East corner of rue principale and rue Côté.  Lydia worked hard both in the store and on the farm, which may explain why her first 3 pregnancies ended up in miscarriages or early deaths of newborns. JOHN and Lydia had 3 children between 1914 and 1920,  9 grandchildren between 1938 and 1959, and at least 20 great-grandchildren. Their children died at 76 on average: 65 (Gérard), 92 (Lucillle) and 71 (Patrick). JOHN moved to S. Sylvestre around 1920-1922, then to Thetford-Mines around 1924-1927,  and sold his farm in 1929. The inscription on his tombstone in Thetford-Mines is “John Laughera, époux de Lydia Cyr”.

Lydia was by far the youngest of 9 children: Célina (1859-), Moise (1860- March 8 1940; married Modeste Poulin on Aug. 9 1880), Marie-Zéline,  Joseph ( ? – before 1929), Alphonse Léopold, Georgiana (1865-), Louis-Richard (Dec. 22 1869 – Sept. 15 1940; he married 3 times—in 1899, 1924 and 1938), Delvina (1870-) and Marie-Elodie (Lydia) (1880-1977). Moise (1860- March 8 1940) and Modeste Poulin had 9 children; their son Louis-Richard married in 1912 and had 17 children. Thetford dentist Oliva Cyr (30 August 1888 in Capelton – Nov. 20 1980)  is  son of Joseph and nephew of Lydia.

Lydia is 6.25 % Acadian through her g.-g.-grandfather Pierre Cyr (1737- ?), who was 100 % Acadian and left Acadia for New France in 1755 (26). She descends from at least 21 pioneers who landed in New France before 1640 and at least 6 pioneers who landed in Acadia before 1640 (26). (Jean Guyon is  an ancestor of Céline Dion, Stéphane Dion and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.) Lydia told us she was the cousin of Louis Cyr, reputed to be the strongest man in History. So far, I have found no evidence for this connection.

1. Anonymous male (March 22 1910 in S. Pierre de Broughton – April 23 1910 in S.Pierre de Broughton).

2. Gérard Laughrea (March 26 1914 in S. Pierre de Broughton - Sept. 6 1979 in Longueuil). Witnesses at birth were Moise Cyr and his wife Modeste Poulin. He married Marie-Jeanne Doyon (1914-1991) on Oct. 27 1937 in Thetford-Mines. They had 3 children:

a- Stanley Laughrea (1938 Rock Island – ). He married Rose-Marie Alain in 1963 and had 2 children:

  • Sandra ( Sept. 24 1965 Trois-Rivières – ). She is a psychologist. She married Glimond Lapointe on July 10 1999  and has one child: Sébastien Laughrea (1999-), Laughrea being his last name, a generous allowance from her husband.
  •  Kathleen (Sept. 28 1968 Trois-Rivières -). She is also a psychologist.

b- Guy Laughrea (1941-199?). He married Nicole Aird. They have one child: Linda ( Nov. 1964-).

c- June Laughrea (1947-). She married Serge Fournier and has one child: Nadia.

3. Lucille Laughrea (Ap. 8 1917 in S. Pierre de Broughton - Jan. 18 2009 in East-Broughton). Witnesses at birth were Michael Laughrea and Cecilia Laughrea. She married Gérard Gagné (June 26 1914-19 Jan. 2004 in Thetford-Mines). Gérard was chief of the Police and Fire Department of Thetford-Mines from 1965 to 1979. They had 3 children:

a- Claudette Gagné (1943 Thetford-Mines – ). She is a teacher. She married Jean-Guy Tremblay in 1964. They have one child: Pierre-Alexandre.

b- Lise Gagné (1944 Thetford-Mines - ). She married Muzaffar Zaidi in 1967. They have 3 sons and one daughter:

c- Jean-François Gagné (1956 Thetford-Mines-). Jean-François was adopted. He married Josée Gagnon in 1978. They have two daughters: Caroline and Marie-Claude.

4. PATRICK Laughrea (May 21 1920 in St. Pierre de Broughton – June 7 1991 in Kuujjuaq, buried in Thetford-Mines), my father. Witnesses at birth were Patrick Laughrea Suzanne McCaffrey. On June 8 1950, he married Suzanne Labbé (Jan. 1 1925 in Thetford-Mines -), daughter of Annie Lachance (Feb. 26 1888  in S. Pierre de Broughton – Ap. 6 1962 in Thetford-Mines) and Tancrède Labbé (June 18 1887 in East-Broughton – Dec. 13 1956 in Thetford-Mines) (27),  who was mayor of Thetford-Mines (Feb. 1931- Feb. 1937; May 1946- May 1951), member of Parliament (1935-1939; 1940-1956) and minister of Mines (1944-1956) in the Government of Quebec. Tancrède is 3.12% Acadian through his maternal g.-g.-g.-grandfather Pierre Poirier (1772-?) (28). Annie shares an ancestor with US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (28). Note that Lydia Cyr lost her father when she was 9 (26), Annie lost her father when she was 5 (29) and Tancrède lost both father and mother when he was 12 years old (28). Patrick and Suzanne were engaged on Dec. 8 1949; in early 1950 Patrick purchased his first house. His mother Lydia lived with him in Black-Lake from 1948 to 1950.

Though it is probably the last thing she would want me to say of her, Suzanne was 1998 female personnality of the year, region of Thetford-Mines (MRC de l’Amiante), and 2008 laureate “ainés-solidaire” of the Centraide Québec Campaign, an honor bestowed by the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. During the electoral campaign of 1944, Suzanne spoke on behalf of Union Nationale and her father at CHRC radio station of Quebec City. Suzanne is the second degree  cousin of Laurent Beaudoin (13 may 1938 – ), who was chairman and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc. from 1966 to 2008.

PATRICK wrote his name “Laughera” until he was about 20 years old and changed thereafter to Laughrea. He was defence man in the hockey team of Séminaire du Québec and in the hockey team of Laval University (or the Faculty of Medicine of Laval; to be checked). He studied Medicine (1943-1948) and Anesthesiology (1952-1954) at Laval University, which had opened in 1946 in Hôtel-Dieu de Québec the first Canadian Chair in Anesthesiology under Dr. Fernando Hudon (30).  Patrick won the prix de ? while a rhetoric student in Séminaire de Québec, and he won the Morrin prize (31) twice while a medical student; he also published a paper in Union Médicale du Canada in 1955. At Séminaire de Québec, PATRICK was usually ranked second, sometimes third, in a class of 74 students; he was also, not unexpectedly, one of its 17 “academicians”; he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His cousin Oliva Cyr (30 August 1888- Nov. 20 1980) lent him the money that allowed him to go to Séminaire de Québec and Laval Medical School; Oliva would lend whatever Patrick would ask (basically food, clothing and tuition). Oliva was my dentist, pro bono, from 1956 to 1974 (he was then 86!). Oliva was échevin from 1924 to 1926, mayor of Thetford-Mines from 1929 to 1931, president of the Thetford School Board (1948-1950 and 1951-1954),  and Conservative candidate at Federal elections of 1949 (he ran 2nd with 30 % of the vote). He married Wilhemine Gagnon and Marie-Reine Trudeau. PATRICK was a general practitioner in Black-Lake from 1948 to 1952, and chief anesthesiologist at the Centre Hospitalier de la Région de l’Amiante from 1954 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he worked half-time at the same institution. From 1988 to 1991, he worked 2 to 3 months a year in Kuujjuaq and Povungnituk in 2-weeks stints as an anesthesiologist in a dental clinic. His 1990-1991 schedule was as follows: 16-30 March 1990 and 1-15 Feb. 1991 in Povungnituk, 10-24 Feb. 1990, Aug. 23 to Sept. 9 1990, Nov. 24 to Dec. 8 1990, 9-23 March 1991, 1-11 May 1991, and 1-13 June 1991 in Kuujjuaq.

     PATRICK was president of Club Richelieu Thetford in 1958 and 1978-1979; governor of Club Richelieu International in 1960-1961 and administrator of Club Richelieu International from 1962 to 1965. He was member of Club Kiwanis from 1948 to 1952.photo 3

PATRICK and Suzanne lived in Quebec City from Sept. 1952 to Sept. 1954, and on Labbé Street (Labbé in memory of my grandfather) from Sept. 1954 to June 1956. Then PATRICK gave the Labbé street house to my aunt Lucille and moved to a newly constructed dwelling at 515 Fecteau Nord, where the family, my parents and my mother lived until 2008, when Suzanne moved to a condo on Pie IX avenue. Spring 1956 was probably the time when the private road to the Lac-à-la-truite cottage was built; for sure, that was done before Tancrède died in Dec. 1956. Tancrède’s brother, Ti-blanc, cut the trees whose sale paid for road construction. I remember when explosives were used to break large stones that could not be moved by machinery.

     PATRICK and Suzanne had 3 children between 1952 and 1959 and 9 grandchildren between 1984 and 1991. These 3 children are 25 % Irish, because Patrick is 50 % Irish; they are also 2.34 % Acadian because Patrick and Tancrède are each 3.12 % Acadian.

a- Michael Laughrea (May 29 1952 Thetford-Mines – ). Biophysicist and professor of Experimental Medicine at McGill (…) I am “cousin Mike from Montreal” in the book “Here Comes a Miracle” of Lavon Mayfield-Brown (Tate publishing, 2005), and seen as “un appui de taille” in the book “Mailloux Le Paradoxe” of Dr Pierre Mailloux (Editions La Semaine, 2012). Coming out  blue at birth (Patrick had turned me around before delivery because of my breech position, but that wrapped the umbilical cord around my neck), a nun commented: “c’est moche; ça ne vivra pas (it’s an ugly one that won’t live)”. As if to reply, I started school at 4, jumped one school grade, won a medal of the Governor General and was accepted in Medicine at 16, and studied at 3 universities (Laval, Yale and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden). I live in Montreal since 1981 and married Hilda Magalhaes (Magellan) Lima (June 16 1954 in Rio de Janeiro – ) on Feb.  21 1987. She is the daughter of Dr. Manoel Ferreira Lima, an oncologist and colonel who was director of a research institute of the Brazilian army in Rio de Janeiro but who unfortunately got run down by a city bus in his early fifties, spent several months in coma and never recovered. We have 3 children:

  • Isabel Laughrea (Dec. 23 1988 in Montreal -);
  • Elisabeth  Laughrea (Apr. 27 1990 in Montreal-);
  • Patrick Laughrea (July 11 1991 in Montreal-).  (…)

b- Patricia-Ann Laughrea (July 13 1956 in Thetford-Mines -). Ophtalmologist. She married Pierre Douville (Dec. 9 1954 or 1955- ) on Oct. 2 1982. . They have 3 children:

  • Xavier Douville (Sept. 20 1985 Quebec City – );
  • Patrick Douville (July 26 1987 idem – );
  • Marielle Douville (Aug. 27 1989 idem – ). She earned the Medal of the Governor General at the end of high school, and again at the end of CEGEP.

c- John Laughrea (Sept. 3 1959 in Thetford-Mines – ). Pneumologist. He married Ann Laflamme (Aug. 21 1958 – ) on June 12 1982. They have 3 children:

  • Marie-Christine Laughrea (Dec. 7 1983 Quebec City -);
  • Catherine Laughrea (June 18 1986 idem – );
  • Sophie Laughrea (Nov. 4 1987 idem – ). (…)

b) Patrick (20 Dec 1862 S. Elzézr  – 5 May 1954 St. Pierre-de Broughton). ). His godparents were Michael Boyce and Ann Laughrey. He was  city councillor. Bachelor, no children. BERNARD, Patrick and JOHN had adjacent farms, from West to East along the “route des Laughrea”. The houses of JOHN and Patrick no longer existed by the eartly 1960s. During his declining years, perhaps starting in the late 1940s, Patrick joined Tom and Pete and lived with them in Bernard’s house.

c) Anonymous (3 Dec 1863 S. Elzéar – 3 Dec 1863 idem)

c) Mary (18 Oct. 1864 Lambton (!), Beauce -1948). She married Joseph Kellow on June 5 1894 in St.Paul, Minnesota, and had a daughter Mabel Lucille Kellow on 6 july 1899 in St. Paul. One source says that  Lucille married a Granger. Mary was not listed in the census of 1891, suggesting that she had moved to the USA by then.

d) Michael (23 Nov 1866 S. Elzéar – 24 Aug 1944 Lancaster NH). Another source says Ap. 20 1866 in S. Sylvestre. Michael Boyce (?-? in S. Sylvestre) (17) and his wife Mary Sullivan (23) were his godparents; none of them could sign their name. Michael L. emigrated to the USA in 1888; thus he was not listed in the census of 1891. He was living in Lancaster NH in 1890, 1900 and 1920. On the other hand, he was witness at the birth of of Lucille Laughrea.  Michael L. married Elizabeth Castillo (1875 – >1940) or Margaret Morin (Abt (~1874 Northumberland, Coos, NH – Lancaster, Coos, NH). They had 6 daughters and one son: Margaret G., Esther (1898 Lancaster NH – ), Gen* (1896 – ), Estel (1900 – ), Beatrice (1902 – ), Kathleyn (1911 – ), and Bernard (1918 – ) who apparently did not marry. All of this children, but Margaret G. and Esther, were living at home in 1900.

Beatrice married Pilgrime Bortolot and they had a daughter Elisabeth Margaret Bortolot who married Beverley Owen Salsbery on Ap. 1948 in Derby Vermont. My father Patrick (1920-1991) wrote about “uncle Mike and Beatrice” in 1943. My uncle Gérard Laughrea (1914-1979) wrote on May 30  1945: “Beatrice et ses 2 filles ont été à Lancaster aujourd’hui pour mettre l’épitaphe de mon oncle Mike”. Beatrice was clearly the daughter of Michael.

A John Costello owned lot 288 at the junction of S. André range and the Filkars River, West of Craig’s Road. A Michael Laughrey lived in Lancaster in a 1920 census.  He is listed on the 1940 US Census for Lancaster as a laborer working 10 hours weekly at age 73 and living with his spouse: the age fits his date of birth, as Michael would have reached 74 only on 23 Nov. 1940.

Godfather Michael Boyce (17) is the son of Henry Boyce and Anne McMonigle, the nephew of Bridget Loughrey and the brother in law of Bernard Laughrea. Michael B. is the husband of Mary Sullivan (1839-1925), and the father of 13 children. Mary is the sister of Cecilia, wife of Bernard Laughrea. Henry is the brother of John Boyce, who is married to Bridget Loughrey. Not to be confused with his cousin Michael Boyce, who is the son of Patrick Boyce and Alice Heynes (13). The first child  of Patrick and Alice was Bridget Boyce. She married the Big Patrick O’Neil — the person many people claim was responsible for the murder of Robert Corrigan — resulting in The Corrigan Affair.

Lancaster is the first town North of Whitefield-Bethlehem, where uncles James Loughrey and Owen Loughrea, as well as cousin Michael Laughery (son of James), lived.

e) Thomas (Nov.  18 1868 in S. Elzéar - Jan. 8 1966 in St-Pierre de Broughton). Bachelor; no children. From around 1875, he lived all his life in Bernard’s house.

f) Cecilia Laughrea (8 Dec 1870 S. Elzéar – 14 Dec 1963 St-Pierre de Broughton). She married James Custeau (June 28 1870 S. Sylvestre – June 9 1955 S. Pierre de Broughton) on Sept. 18 1894 in St. Pierre de Broughton. The mother of James, Bridget Boyce (25 Apr 1838 Ste Marie, Beauce – 30 Jun 1906 in St Pierre-de-Broughton), is the daughter of  William Boyce (~1805 Kilteevogue, Stranorlar, Donegal – 7 Dec 1879 St-Elzéar, Beauce). William Boyce is the brother of Owen Boyce (1817 -1885), who is married to Bridget Laughrea. Thus the aunt of Cecilia (Bridget Laughrea) was married to the grand-uncle (Owen Boyce) of James Custear; or the uncle of Cecilia (Owen Boyce) is also the grand-uncle of James Custeau. James Custeau had 11 brothers and sisters.  The farm of Cecilia and James, located in the 15th range of Leeds township and South of the Palmer River, is a beautiful place that borders Thetford township  and is crossed by a stream in which one could catch trouts by hand during periods of drought.   This stream is a tributary of Perry stream, which is itself a tributary of the Palmer River.  Cecilia was school teacher. She and James were also postmaster  at the Custeau Post Office from 1914 to 1931, at which time mail started to be home delivered.  Patrick (1920-1991) spent a number of summer weeks there and he also visited sometimes during winter, by skiing from Thetford-Mines to the farm. There are many photos of Cecilia’s family in the book “Saint-Pierre de Broughton 150 ans d’histoire 1856-2006″. The same 69 000 volts high voltage electric line crossed Cecilia’s farm on the 15th range as well as Bernard’s farm, Patrick’s farm, and John’s farm on the 12th range; it was operational from 1930 to 1994. James Custeau is the son of Jacques Custeau (1834-1922) and Bridget Boyce (1840-1906). Jacques Custeau, coming from S. Elzéar, first settled Cecilia’s lot, or the lot facing it (range 1 of Thetford) in 1859.  He married Bridget Boyce in S. Elzéar on Oct. 22 1860 (32).

Cecilia and James had 7 children (all boys) between 1895 and 1913, 22 grandchildren between the 1930s and 1962, and at least 29 great-grand children.  Their  6 children who are of known lifespan without dying accidentally died at 77 years of age on average: 90 (Joseph), 84 (James), 46 (William), 98 (Eddie), 49 (Georges) and 95 (Albert). Three of Cecilia’s sons married 3 Gagnon sisters! 

1. Thomas Custeau (2 Aug 1895 S. Pierre de Broughton – 24 June1918 idem).  He was killed overseas during World War I, according to one source. Maybe he was fatally wounded overseas. Witnesses at burial were James Custeau and John Laughrey.

2. Joseph Custeau (June 30 1902 S. Pierre de Broughton – Nov. 23 1992). Godparents were Bartholomew McCaffrey and Ellen Laughrey. Joseph married Louise McCauliff in fall 1940. They had one daughter, Kathleen (? S. Pierre de Broughton – ).

3. James Custeau (March 4 1905 S. Pierre de Broughton – Dec. 3 1989). The Godfather was Bernard Laughrea and  the Godmother was Mary Ann Monaghan. James married Atice Wintinuer or Wintinner on Sept. 15 1930 in St Johnsbury, Caledonia, VT. They had one son, James Jr. Custeau, presumably born in the 1930s.

4. William Custeau (Nov. 15 1907 S.Pierre de Broughton – May 9 1953) married Irena Gagnon on June 19 1940. They had 4 children:

a- Willie (Bill) Custeau (11 Apr 1941 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). He married Micheline Gagnon on July 19 1969. They have 2 children:  William (July 16 1974 S. Pierre de Broughton -) and Mélanie (Aug. 25 1976 S. Pierre de Broughton-).

b- Louise Custeau (June 19 1944 S. Pierre de Broughton – ).

c- Wilfrid Custeau (Aug. 24 1947 S. Pierre de Broughton – ).

d- Anne Custeau (Sept. 20 1951 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). Soon after Irena became a widow, Cecilia moved with her in the village and stayed with her until her death in 1963. The move probably occurred  in 1955, after Cecilia herself became a widow. Otherwise, both Cecilia and James would have moved with Irena between 1953 and 1955, the house  on the 15th Range getting crowded with Albert’s numerous children.

5. Edward (Eddie) Custeau (Nov. 2 1909 S. Pierre de Broughton – 2007 Sherbrooke). He married Iréna Huppé in 1939 but she died in 1945. He next married Mary Gagnon (?- Jan. 25 2001) in 1949. They had 5 children and 6 grandchildren:

a- Judith Custeau (Aug. 12 1950-). She married Lennox Béland on Sept. 1 1973. They have 3 childrenThomas (June 14 1974-), ?, (Sept. 1977 – Sept. 1977), and Jason (July 25 1979).

b- Mary Custeau (Sept. 1959 – Sept. 1959).

c- Barbara Custeau (Dec. 8 1960 – ). Barbara married Douglas Sullivan on July 11 1992. They have 3 children: ? (June 1 1993 – June 1 1993), Lynzey (June 13 1994 – ), and Kody (June 26 – ).

d- James and Joseph Custeau (both born and deceases in Feb. 1962).

6. Albert Custeau (July 6 1911 S. Pierre de Broughton -  13 Jan 2007 idem) married Rita Gagnon (Aug. 10 1922-) on June 18 1941 in S. Pierre de Broughton. They had 9 children and 19 grandchildren:

a- Mary Custeau (Feb. 23 1942 S. Pierre de Broughton – March 14 1942).

b- Léo Custeau (May 19 1943 S. Pierrre de Broughton – ).He married Gisèle Goulet  (~1948 S. Pierre de Broughton – ) on July 14 1973 in S. Pierre de Broughton. They have 3 children: Eric ( June 9 1975 idem – ), Ricky (Jan. 27 1979 idem – ) and Melissa (Oct. 20 1991 idem – ). Léo cultivates Albert’s 15th range farm.

c- Gérard Custeau (April 19 1946 S. Pierre de Broughton-). He married Gisèle Nutbrown (~1941 S. Pierre de Broughton – )  on July 22 1967 in S. Pierre de Broughton. They have 4 children:  

  • Nancy Custeau (Aug. 28 1968 S. Pierre de Broughton -). Nancy married Denis Couture on June 20 1992.
  • Tina Custeau (Oct. 14 1972 S. Pierre de Broughton-). She is a bachelor.
  • Sandra Custeau (July 25 1975 S. Pierre de Broughton -). She married Mario Hallée on June 3 1995. They have 2 children: Dave and Judy.
  • Cindy Custeau (June 2 1978-). She married Jamie Dupuis on July 28  2001.

d- Evelyne Custeau (March 7 1947-). She married Donald Beattie on Aug. 23 1969 in S. Pierre de Broughton. They have 2 children: Donald and Debra

e- Lawrence Custeau (Feb. 2 1948-). He did not marry.

f- Edna Custeau (Jan. 19 1952 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). She married Kevin Campbell (~1949 Ste-Agathe – ) on Aug. 3 1973. They have 3 children: Jennifer, Julie and Emily.

g- Liliane Custeau (Jan. 31 1954 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). She married Christian Noel on Aug. 19 1978 in S. Pierre de Broughton. They have 3 children:

  • Annie Noel (Ap. 5 1981-). She married Dany Bolduc (Feb. 19 1973-)
  • Christina Noel (Feb. 22 1985-).
  • Jonathan Noel (Aug. 22 1988-).

h- Shirley Custeau (Oct. 18 1959 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). She has 2 daughters: Jessica and Marissa.

i- Carole Custeau (Aug. 25 1960 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). She married Alain Thivierge on Aug. 20 1983 in idem. They have two children: Sara and Laura.

Albert always lived the house of Cecilia and James. Albert would do sugaring on his farm for 75 straight years. I visited Albert a number of times. He was still very fit at 90 years of age.  Around 1970, after Patrick (1920-1991) had purchased Bernard’s farm, Albert, Patrick and myself walked the perimeter of Bernard’s farm.

7. George Custeau (Ap. 13 1913 S.  Pierre de Broughton – March 30 1962) married Cecilia Gagnon (Jan. 12 1926 S. Pierre de Broughton – ) on Oct. 2 1948.  Cecilia was a teacher in S. Pierre de Broughton for a periode of 40 years. They had 2 children and 2 grandchildren:

a- Vincent Custeau (July 20 1950 S. Pierre de Broughton – July 20 1950).

b- Bernard Custeau (Nov. 23 1952 S. Pierre de Broughton – ). He was a journalist at La Tribune of  Sherbrooke. Bernard married married Francine Grégoire (July 14 1950-) on Aug. 25 1979. They have 2 children: Jennifer (Feb. 10 1981 – ) and Jonathan (July 15 1983 – ). Jonathan became a journalist at La Tribune.

g) James Laughrea (May 6 1873 in S. Séverin – June 9 1957; St. Patrick cemetery in Watertown MA.). He was living in Leeds in 1891. He married Josephine Sands (1871-June 16 1957 Watertown Mass.) on June 18 1894,  and moved to Greater Boston. He became an american citizen in 1899. They had 4 children between 1896 and 1903, at least 6 grand-children and 24 great-grandchildren. The 3 adult ones died at 75 years of age on average: 63 (Joseph), 73 (Giles), 88 (Frances)James and Josephine had at least 8 grandchildren, 6 of whom were born between 1922 and 1938.

1. Joseph Laughrea (27 Mar 1896 Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. -1959 Watertown). He married Julia Lyons (15 Sep 1893 Cohasset, Plymouth, Mass. -13 Jun 1976 North Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.) He married Julia Lyons and  had 2 daughters:

a- Mary Laughrea.

b- Virginia Laughrea (deceased).

2. Giles Laughrea (1898 – 1971). He married Irene Marsh (1902-1991) and had 6 children. Their 5 oldest ones died at 72.5 years of age on average: 64 (Ursula), 73, (Mary), 69 (Giles Jr.), 81 (William) and 75 (Thelma).

a- Ursula Laughrea (1922-Feb. 26 1986). She married Robert Darnell (1923-2012) and had 8 children: John, Deborah, Thomas, Catherine, Kevin, Mary, Alice (deceased), William and Ronald.

b- Mary F. Laughrea (1923 – Dec. 27 1996). She married Joseph F. O’Connell (18 av. 1923 Mass. – 1 nov. 2001 Waltham Mass.) and had 5 childrenJames, Maureen, Jay, Patricia, Eileen (deceased) and Michael.

c- Giles Jr. Laughrea (1924-1993).  He married Alice Hyde. They had 2 children:

  • Ann-Marie Laughrea (), married to  ? Powell ().
  • Jim Laughrea ().

d- William (Billy) Marsh Laughrea (1928 Watertown Mass. – 3 Jan 2009 Watertown). He married Marie Loughlin (1927-) in 1955 and had 3 children:

  • William M Jr “Biff” Laughrea (1958-). He lives in Lowell Mass.
  • Nancy Laughrea (1959-). She married George Downing. They live in Richmond, Virginia, and have 2 daughters: Molly (1989-) and Megan (1992-).
  • Robert J. Laughrea (1963-). He married Cindy Holle. They live in Florida and have 2 daughters: Cassandra and Courtney.

e- Thelma Laughrea (1930- Nov. 30 2005). She married James Leary and had 3 children: Amanda, Patrick and Kerry (deceased).

f- James E. Laughrea (1938-). He married Pauline Berard. They live in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Mass., and have 3 children:

  • David Laughrea (1962-). He married Suzanne Packard. They  live in California and have 2 sons: Jim and Matt.
  • Susan Laughrea (1964-). She married Michael Melisi. They have 4 sons: Zachary, Sam, Brad and Nicholas.
  • Donna Laughrea (1966-). She married Stephen Milliard. They have one daughter: Allison.

3. Frances Laughrea (1901-1989). She married Mason Foley.

4. Mary Laughrea (1903-1926). She died in a sledding accident.

James and his son Giles visited often the S. Pierre de Broughton area during summer times.  This tradition continued with his two grandsons Giles Jr (1924-1993) and William (Billy) (1928-2009): both had summer cottages in S. Pierre de Broughton even though they worked in the Greater Boston area.  As a result,  Ann-Marie, daughter of Giles Jr, married a native Quebecker and lives in St. Agathe de Lotbinière. All “Laughreas”  in the world appear to be descendants of James (1873-)and John (1860-). The others spell the name differently.

h) Peter Laughrea (June 28 1875 in S.Pierre de Broughton – March 13 1964 in St. Pierre de Broughton). Witnesses at birth were Thomas Forestall and Anna Forestall. Bachelor; no children. He lived all his life in Bernard’s house.

i) Ellen Laughrea (Oct. 22 1877 S. Pierre de Broughton – ~1908 S. Pierre de Broughton)). Witnesses at birth were Joseph Ford and Anna Mullen. She married Bartholemey McCaffrey (Aug. 8 1867 or 25 Oct 1868 S. Pierre de Broughton – ~1932 S. Pierre de Broughton) on Sept. 30 1900 in Broughton.  They had 3 children:

1. Owen McCaffrey (9 Jun 1901 St Pierre-de-Broughton – ~1932 or 1923 St Pierre-de-Broughton). Godparents were James Custeau and Cecilia Laughrea. He died of accidental drowning in a lake.

2. Margaret McCaffrey (19 Jan 1903 S. Pierre de Broughton – after 1992 in Montreal). She did not marry and came to Montreal in 1933 after the death of her father. She was a blonde and blue-eyed woman whom I met at Father Dowd nursing home a few years before her death.

3. Wilfrid McCaffrey (26 Jul 1905 in St Pierre-de-Broughton – ). Godparents were Michael Custeau and aunt Mabel McCaffrey. Restaurant owner, he married Loretta Rachele Paré and had 2 children.  Note that Owen, Margaret and Wilfrid were around around 7, 5 and 3 years  old when Ellen died.

Bartholemey McCaffrey is the son of Owen McCaffrey (1832-) and Margaret Johnston (1837-). The two married on June 12 1855 in S. Sylvestre, and had 6 children:

  • Joseph (~1856-).
  • Mary (Nov. 28 1858 in S. Sylvestre-1908).
  • Owen (~1860-).
  • Patrick (~1862-).
  • James (~1865-).
  • Bartholemey (1867-).

Owen (1832-) is son of Charles McCaffrey (1805-), who was mayor of S. Sylvestre in 1864 and 1865; the brothers of Owen (1832-) are Patrick (1827-), John (1836-), Philip (1838-) and Richard (1840-). Charles (1805-) is the son of Patrick McCaffrey and the brother of Sarah (1801-) and Owen (1805-). Owen (1805-) sells land in S. Sylvestre on Aug. 11 1826. Owen McCaffrey (1805-?; 1832-?; 1860?) owned lots 133 and 135 at the corner of route King and Craig’s Road in 1880. A Patrick McCaffrey owned lots 574-579, lots located on both sides of the bend of the East Palmer. These lots end at the border of Leeds and are 600 m from the lot of Bernard Laughrey and 100 m from that of Thomas Harny.

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Footnotes:

(1) Whether or not they were brothers remains to be more firmly established. At the least, they are Loughreys that emigrated to Canada at around the same time.

(2) Independent confirmation would be useful. It seems surprising that her father would have emigrated, but not her. Maybe James McCordick is her brother. On the other hand, McCordick is a rare name and there cannot have been that many “Belle McCordick”…

(3) It should be better confirmed whether James, Thomas, Robert, William and Clark are brothers of Patrick.

(4) See article “Information on the Laughreas: where they live, from a snapshot of all Laughrea scholars in the fields of humanities, social, physical, life, health sciences (1) (les détails sont en français)”, at http://michaellaughrea.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/information-on-the-laughreas-where-they-live-les-details-sont-en-francais/

According to Scopus, Laughrea (all orthographs accepted) is 7, ≥ 20, 30 and 50 times more frequent in Northern Ireland than in the Republic of Ireland (R of I), any place out of Ireland, Canada and the USA, respectively. Patton is most frequently found in Scotland. There, it  is 2.5, 4.5, 5.3 and 13 times more frequent than in Northern Ireland, England, the USA or the R of I. Strictly Patton (no other orthograph accepted) is most frequently found in Northern Ireland. There, it is 3, 3, 5 and 5 times more frequent  than in Scotland, the USA, England or the R of I. The most common spellings for the Laughrea name are, in descending order: Loughrey (20),  Laughery (10), Loughry (9), Laughrey (4), Laughrea (3), Lockery (3), Loughery, Lochery, Lochry, Lockrey (1 each), Laughry, Loughrea, Loughera, Lochrey, Laughera, Laugheray, Lockry, Loughary, Laughary, Loughray, Loughrie (0 each).

((According to the World Book of Loughreys, the name Loughrey is most frequently found in Northern Ireland. There it is 2.2, 13 and 21 times more frequent than in the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Great Britain. It is most frequently found in counties Londonderry and Tyrone. In these 2 counties, the name Loughrey is found 3.3 times more frequently than in Northern Ireland. In county Donegal, the name Loughrey is found 1.8 times more frequently than in Northern Ireland and 4.3 times more frequently than in the Republic or Ireland)) ((If the proportion of Loughreys in the general population is arbitrarily set at 100 for Northern Ireland, the proportion of Loughreys in counties Londonderry, Tyrone, Donegal, Galway, Antrim, Mayo, Dublin and Cork is 419, 194, 178, 143, 65, 63, 39 and 14. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -The raw data are as follows for the indicated counties or countries: 72 Loughreys in Londonderry (pop 247 000), 24 in Tyrone (pop 178 000), 20 in Donegal (pop 161 000), 25 in Galway (pop 250 500), 28 in Antrim (pop 618 000), 6 in Mayo (pop 130 138), 35 in Dublin (pop 1 300 000), 5 in Cork (518 000), 126 in Northern Ireland (pop 1 811 000), and 131 in the Republic of Ireland (pop 4 588 000). – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – These data are given for the Loughrey spelling, using the World book of Loughreys, because this is the most frequent spelling of this family name. According to Scopus, which covers all cited scholars, Loughrey is at least 2 times more frequent than any other spelling among scholars. The most common spellings, with number of scholars between parentheses, are as follows: Loughrey (20) Laughery (10) Loughry (9) Laughrey (4) Laughrea (3) Lockery (3) Loughery (1) Lochery (1) Lochry (1) Lockrey (1), Laughry, Loughrea, Loughera, Lochrey, Laughera, Laugheray, Lockry, Loughary, Laughary, Loughray, Loughrie (0 each)-)) 

According to the World Book of Loughreys (strictly Loughrey recorded), the Loughrey name is 3.3 times more frequent  in the North-West of Northern Ireland (i.e. counties Tyrone + Londonderry) than in Northern Ireland in general. Among the 26 cities with the greatest number of Loughreys, one finds:

  • 10 Northern Irish cities: Londonderry with 28 households, Coleraine with 17, Belfast with 14, Portstewart with10, Magherafelt with 9, Limavady with 8, Strabane with 8, Portrush and Omagh with 6 each, and Cookstown with 5);
  • 7 English cities (London with 20, Birmingham with 10, Manchester with 8, Liverpool with 6,  York, Bradford and Northampton with 5 each);
  • 4 American cities (Saint-Paul-Minneapolis with 24, Oswego NY and Kittaning PA with 10 each, and Wilmington DE with 5);
  • 2 Republic of Ireland cities (Dublin with 34 and Cork with 5), 1 Scottish city (Glasgow with 22), and 1 Canadian city (Toronto with 5).

(5) Monaghan range is surrounded by Fermanagah range (S. Sylvestre) Northward, S. Elzéar Eastward, Ste Marguerite range Westward and Killarney range Southward. West of Ste Marguerite range is again S. Sylvestre, indicating that Monaghan, Killarney and Ste Marguerite ranges form a wedge taken away from S. Sylvestre at the foundation of S. Séverin in 1873. On June 6 1872, S. Sylvestre lost territory to the benefit of S. Patrice; on January 22 1873, both S. Sylvestre and S. Elzéar lost territory to the benefit of S. Séverin. From West to East, Monaghan range starts at the Beaurivage River and rises on the Western slope of Mount Tara (8), now Mont S. André, until it reaches S. Elzéar. The Beaurivage River flows between Mount Ste Marguerite on the West side and Mount Tara on the East side. North of Fermanagah is a range bordered on the North by chemin Ste Marie, which was opened in 1817, to connect Craig’s Road to Ste Marie de Beauce, and gave rise to S. Sylvestre (1828) and S. Elzéar (1835) along it; these two ranges are separated by Fermanagah Road. South of Killarney is S. George range; the Ste Marguerite range, whose road opened in 1852-1853, runs perpendicularly to Monaghan, Killarney and S. George.

(6) Killarney Road starts on the Eastern slope of Mount Tara (8), rises to 1800 vertical feet to  cross Tara Mountain, descends towards the Beaurivage River without reaching it, and separates Monaghan from Killarney ranges. I suspect that Killarney Road served mainly residents of Killarney range, hence its name, just as Fermanagah road may have served only residents of Fermanagah range. Like farms North of Fermanagah Road, Patrick’s Monaghan lot was road accessible at both ends in 1882, but probably not when he first settled it. Anyhow, Killarney Road, also called Xavier-Moisan Road in the 1920s, was at best a private trail or road  from 1883 to perhaps the 1950s.  On July 2 1883, S. Séverin planned to open Killarney Road, but it was at best only sporadically opened to circulation from 1883 to presumably the 1950s (33).

(7) These 5 lots were first purchased in 1835 by Michael Martin (#223-225), Mary Kerr (#226) and W m. Monoghan (#227).

(8) Mount Tara is very similar in shape and height to the Hill of Tara, an important burial site in Ireland. Mount Tara and ranges such as Fermanagah, Monaghan and Killarney stress that most settlers of its western slope and the upper Beaurivage River were Irish. It may be the only mountain in Quebec with such an extended Irish connection. St. Séverin can be seen as located on a south-eastern slope of the Mount Tara massif.

(9) Fermanagah Road was opened sometime between 1840 and 1862.  It is probable that, once Fermanagah South Road and the bridge were constructed, Patrick would reach his farm from S. Elzéar by riding up the S. Elzéar-S. Sylvestre road until 1000 vertical feet, turning left on S. André range until 1200 vertical feet, then right on Fermanagah Road to cross the Beaurivage at 1025  vertical feet, then up Fermanagah Road to 1250 feet and down Fermanagah South to the bridge at 1065 vertical feet, cross the river and climb to his farm at 1300 feet. Before that time, he might have followed the Beaurivage from 1025 vertical feet and gradually move up to his farm; or he might have followed S. André range until about 1300 vertical feet, then turn right through the forest and reach his lot.

(10) The Gallagher, Martin, Begley and Shallow families have owned these lots since 1835 or 1836.

(11) On top of benefiting from mills and good agriculture, Lancaster, Whitefield, Bethlehem and Jefferson were then popular touristic attractions because of the cool clean mountain air, the proximity of the White Mountains and the easy train access from Boston and New York City, a rail line reaching Bethlehem in 1867. The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa was established in Bethlehem in 1866. Thirty hotels would line Bethlehem main street at some point, with seven trains arriving daily.  Many Inns and Hotels were also found in Whitefield. Jefferson was a popular summer resort, boasting one of the largest “grand hotels” in the White Mountains—the Waumbek, with accommodations for nearly 300 guests. At tourism’s peak in the pre-automobile era, Jefferson had over 30 inns and boarding houses.

(12) The Quebec Central Railway line, built to originate from Sherbrooke in 1875, follow up the St. Francis River and join the Lévis & Kennebec railway at Vallée-Jonction, on the Chaudière River, in 1881, reached Disraeli and Coleraine in 1877, Thetford-Mines and Robertsonville in 1878, and East Broughton in 1879. Thus, starting in 1879, residents of West Broughton, East Leeds and St. Séverin had a facile access to Sherbrooke, New Hampshire, Portland Maine and Boston. By a stroke of luck, the railway line passes within 1 or 2 km of  the yet to be discovered or exploited asbestos mines of Coleraine, Black-Lake, Thetford-Mines, Robertsonville and East Broughton. The original purpose of the line was exploitation of forest resources and colonization. It operated a passenger service from Sherbrooke to Lévis from 1881 to 1967, and a freight service from 1881 to 1994. Despite the fancy name, the Lévis & Kennebec railway was simply a line joining Lévis to St. Joseph de Beauce in 1876. The Lévis & Kennebec line was purchased by the Quebec Central railway in March 22 1881 for $192 000.

(13) We have the names and years of birth for 52 of the 54 known grandchildren, but no name and no year of birth for the 2 sons of Ann Laughery (1839 – 1925). There is a 90 % probability that these two sons were born before 1878, if we judge from the ages at which Ann’s sisters gave birth.

(14) Seven of PATRICK‘s children were born after he had become grandfather. The years when 2 or more children and grandchildren were born, for a total of 41 in 15 years, are the following.

  • 1844: granddaughter Marie (Br), and son Patrick.
  • 1855: grandsons James (Br) and Patrick (Ja).
  • 1859: grandchildren Bridget (Br), William (Ca) and James (Ca), and daughter Margaret!
  • 1860: grandchildren Michael (Ja), Edward (Ow), Susan (Ca), and John (Be).
  • 1862: grandchildren Susan (Ja) and Patrick (Be).
  • 1863: granddaughter Bridget (Ca), and daughter Helen.
  • 1864: grandchildren Peter (Br), Mary (Ow), and Mary (Be), and son Joseph.
  • 1865: grandsons William (Br), John (Ja) and Patrick (Ca).
  • 1866: grandchildren Anny (Ca) and Michael (Be), and daughter Eliza.
  • 1868: grandchildren Bridget (Ja), John (Ow), Michael (Ca), and Thomas (Be).
  • 1869: grandson Thomas (Ma) and son Frank.
  • 1870: grandchildren Michael (Ow), Thomas (Ca), and Cecilia (Be).
  • 1872: grandchildren Daniel (Ow) and Catherine (Ca).
  • 1873: grandchildren James (Be) and Ann (Ann).
  • 1875: grandsons John (Ca) and Peter (Be).

Uncle Frank (1869-) was  younger than 36 of his nephews and nieces, and 26 years younger than his niece Annie (Br). Uncle and aunts Margaret, Peter, Helen, Joseph and Eliza were each younger than at least 17 of their nephews and nieces. The Patricks of PATRICK, James (1826-1889) and Bernard (1834-1914), and the Michaels of PATRICK and Owen (1831-), had no children. But the Patricks of Owen (1831-) and John (1860-1946), and the Michaels of James (1826-1889) and Bernard (1834-1914)  were fruitful…

(15) To get 141 xx, we extrapolate from the progeny of his grandchildren blessed with a complete record, namely Peter E (Br) (item 1 below), Patrick (Ow) (item 2), etc., and Susan (Ca) (item 10). These 10 grandchildren had 38 children, an average of 3.8 each. We also extrapolate from the fact that at least 15, i.e. probably ~18, of 39 sufficiently documented grandchildren were childless (items 14 and 15).

Overall, we estimate that 23 (43 %) of the 54 known grandchildren were childless and that 31 (57 %) procreated, namely 13 (items 1 to 13)  plus 9 (item 15) plus 9 (item 16). 31 x 3.8 = 118 great-grandchildren.  Of the ~ 11 grandchildren  who are yet to be identified (they are all from Mary McGown), we assume that 6 procreated. 6 x 3.8 = 23 great-grandchildren (item 15).  118 + 23 = 141.  Details below.

  1. Annie (Br) had 4 children;
  2. Bridget (Br) had 7 children;
  3. Michael (Br) had 1 child;
  4. John Owen (Br) had 9 children;
  5. Susan (Br) had 6 children;
  6. Peter E (Br) had 2 children;
  7. Patrick (Ow) had 5 from 1895 to 1907;
  8. Edward (Ow) had 5 from 1891 to 1904;
  9. John (Be) had 3 from 1914 to 1920;
  10. Michael (Be) had 7;
  11. Cecilia (Be) had 7 from 1900 to 1913;
  12. James (Be) had 4 from 1896 to 1903;
  13. Ellen (Be) had 3 from 1903 to 1906;
  14. Joseph Daniel (Ow) had 1 daughter in 1897;
  15. Susan (Ca) had 1 child in 1888;
  16. John Owen (Br) had at least 5 children.
  17. Michael (Ca) had at least 3 children from 1894 to 1899.
  18. Mary (Be) had at least 1 child;
  19. At least 15 grandchildren did not procreate, or were unlikely to have, because:
  • Bridget (Br), William H (Br), Mary (Ja),  Sara Ann (Ma), Mary (Ow), Michael (Ow) and Lawrence (Pe) died prematurely;
  • Catherine (Br), Patrick (Br), James (Br), Patrick (Be), Thomas (Be) and Peter (Be) were bachelors.
  • Bridget (Ja) died soon after marrying; Patrick (Ja), Anne (Ja), John (Ja), and Allen (Pe) died at the ages of 30, 23, 23 and 24 without any evidence of marriage.

15. Twelve grandchildren reached middle adulthood but we know no more.  They are Annie (Br), Marie (Br), Catherine (Br), Patrick (Br), James (Br), Susan (Br), Michael (Ja), Susan (Ja), Patrick (Ma), Thomas (Ma), John (Ca), and William (Pe). We assume that 9 procreated and 3 did not, producing 34 great-grandchildren.

16.  For 15 grandchildren, we only know their year of birth. They are Michael (Br),  James (Ja), John (Ow), 8 of the children of Catherine, ≥ 3 children of Ann, and Annie (Pe). We assume that nine procreated and six did not, producing 34 great-grandchildren.

17.  Mary McGown and PATRICK begat  Margaret, Peter, Helen, Joseph, Eliza and Frank. We assume that 4 procreated and had 11 grandchildren, 11 of whom are yet to be identified (Peter had 4 children but none of them had progeny). We assume that 6 of these 11 procreated, producing 23 great-grandchildren. 

(16) The 9 children of Patrick Boyce and Alice Heynes are, according to Tom Boyce:

1) Bridget. She married Patrick O’Neil (some claim he was responsible for killing Mr. Corrigan in St. Sylvestre, resulting in the “Corrigan Affair“). They begat five children: Charles, John, Alice, James and Patrick (who died during infancy). Bridget and her children moved to Cheboygan MI. She had many grandchildren.

2) John Patrick. He married Catherine Osborne. They had no children but brought up many of the Boyce family orphans. Catherine died at 58 years of age and was buried in St. Elzear. After her death, John Patrick moved to Websterville VT and, later, participated in the Yukon Gold Rush with his cousins Patrick and Peter E., sons of Bridget Loughrey. He came back to Websterville and lived with Boyce and O’Connor (originally from St. Sylvestre) relatives for several years. He, then moved to Bethel, VT where he worked his newly purchased farm. After his death in 1907, his nephew William A. Boyce, son of Michael (1833-1925), claimed John’s body and, by train transported it to be buried in Saint Monica’s Cemetery, Barre, Vermont.

3) Michael Boyce (6 Jan 1832 Kilteevogue, Donegal, Ireland – 22 Jan 1927  St-Sylvestre de Lotbinière,). He married Mary Gould on Jan. 29 1862 in S. Sylvestre. After Mary died at the age of 30, Michael married Katherine McVey. Michael lived his entire life in St. Elzear, St. Severin and St. Sylvestre. Mary Gould, buried in St. Séverin, is the sister of the James Gould, husband of Ann Laughrey (1839-). Michael Boyce and Mary Gould. had seven children:

  • Margaret Ann.  Never married, buried in S. Sylvestre.
  • Patrick James. He married Julia Brennan. They begat  Marion Boyce and Francis Allan Boyce (1920 in St. Sylvestre-June 7 1944, probably over France; flying officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force). Marion Boyce married Joseph Donahue and is the mother of John Donahue, professor of Spanish and Irish at Concordia University. Patrick James died in Quebec.
  • Joseph William; died in Quebec
  • William A. He moved to East Barre VT. He married Hannah Conway.
  • Marie Alice; she moved to Wilmington MA
  • Mary Helene; died in Quebec
  • Mary Belia Isobel Boyce; she moved to Cheboygan and, later,  Graying MI.

Katherine McVey divorced Michael B. and moved to Cambridge, MA with their only son, John (Jack).

4) Peter Boyce. He married Mary Byrnes and, after her death at a young age, married Sarah McMahon, producing six children.

5) Annie. She married John Owens and begat three children, Thomas Hageon, John Franklin and Alice L , who were all born in Moscow or Bingham, Maine.

6) Catherine. She died at the age of 9.

7) Patrick Jr.. He married twice. First, to Mary Ann O’Leary, begatting four children: William Patrick (died in infancy), Joseph John (died in Montreal), Elizabeth Alice (died in Verdun, PQ) and Mary Ann Josephine Boyce (died in Sillery, just outside Quebec City). Second, to Anastasia Brown from Sillery, Quebec.

8) Mary. She married Joseph Pooler (Poulin in Quebec records, but Pooler in United States records ). They had 9 children — Rose E, William H (1871-1873 in Moscow, Maine), Joseph Elwin, Alice M, Mary A, Florence G, Lawrence G, Birdena B, and John Boyce — all born in Aroostook County, Maine. Mary and Joseph are buried in Moscow, Maine.

9) William. He died at the age of 23 years while in the United States.

(17) The 13 children of Michael Boyce (?-? in S. Sylvestre) [son of Henry Boyce and Ann McMonigle] and Mary Sullivan (1839-1925) are:

11) Edward Francis, born a few minutes before his twin Michael Peter.

12) Michael Peter, known as “Red-Mike”. He was the chief engineer on the Cog Railway on Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, NH. He married Ida Gibbons (from Newfoundland) and they begat three children: Catherine, Mary and Clarence Michael. Only Clarence Michael survives to this day in Keene, NH.

13) Francis, born 2 years after Michael Peter.

(18) Peter Boyce (1833-1909 in S. Sylvestre) had 6 children with his second wife Sarah McMahon (his first wife died in 1877):

  1. Mary Ann. She died at 18 years.
  2. William John. He married Mary C Walsh. They begat three children — Mildred, Ethel, and Wilbert.
  3. Michael Peter. He married Mary E. Lynch, one of the Lynch girls from St. Giles and St. Sylvestre. They they lived in Dorchester, MA and had three children —Charles Gerard, Allen F, and Robert — all  born in and around the Boston, MA area. This family was very good friends of the O’Rourke/Boyce family from S. Sylvestre and S. Severin (O’Rourke’s wife was Henry Boyce’s daughter), who settled in Salem, MA, and of  the Twomey/Boyce family from Frampton and St. Elzear, who settled in Wilmington, MA.
  4. Joseph James. He died soon after birth.
  5. Katharine, well known as Katie Boyce. She married Francis Lynch of St. Giles and St. Sylvestre. They had nine children: Margaret, Sarah Ann, Mary Celia, Katharine, Thomas, an anonymous stillborn child, a second Margaret, Theresa, and Frank Hugh Travers.
  6. Joseph Francis Xavier. He died an early death in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

(19) John Sullivan (1807 or 1811- 3 Nov. 1892) married Mary Prendergast (?- Jan. 3 1874 in S. Sylvestre) on Aug. 13 1833 at Notre-Dame de Québec, and settled in 1835 on lot 235 of St. Paul range in S. Sylvestre (531 on map of Steve Cameron).   John  is the son of Denis Sullivan and Margaret Dunn.  Mary Prendergast is the daughter of Margaret Walsh  and Thomas Prendergast (? –  1 Aug. 1848 in S. Sylvestre) or Patrick P. according to a secondary source (Patrick P. was a smith and he settled on lot 476 of St. André range in 1829).

John S. and Mary P. were living in S. Sylvestre in 1871. They had 10 children:

  • Eliza (1837-?) married Michael Hogan on 17 Jan. 1865 in St. Sylvestre.
  • Margaret (1839-?) married Patrick Noran on 8 Apr. 1856.
  • Cecilia (1841-1901)  married Bernard Laughrea on Nov. 23 1858 in S. Elzéar.
  • Patrick (1842-?).
  • Mary (1839-1925 in S. Sylvestre) married Michael Boyce (?-? in S. Sylvestre)  on 8 Jan. 1861; they had 13 children (17).
  • Anasthasia (1846-?) married Thomas Quinn on 13 Apr. 1858—dates seem a bit improbable!); The parents of Thomas Quinn are John Quinn and Rosanna Tonery.
  • Thomas (1848-?) married Ellen O’Donnell on 2 June 1877.
  • Catherine (7 Nov. 1848-?).
  • Catherine (2 Aug. 1850-?). Her godparents were Hugh O’Donnel and Ann Rourke.
  • John (1852- after 1874).

John and Mary died at 84 and 66, respectively, suggesting that  both were born in 1808. The witnesses to Mary’s mass and burial were John Sullivan (1852-), Bernard Loughrey (1834-1914) and Peter Boyce (1833-1909), both brothers in law of Mary Sullivan (1839-). The witnesses to John’s were Michael Boyce (?-? in S. Sylvestre), nephew of Bridget Loughrey and cousin of MIchael Boyce (1833-1925) and Michael Boyce (1846-),  and  John Loughrey (1860-1946).  Note the spelling of the Laughrea name.

In 1854/1858, a John Sullivan had lot 6 on St. Peter range of S. Sylvestre; I suspect that his lot extended from St-Paul Road to St-Pierre Road. A Lawrence Dunn owned lot 523 on S. Paul range, 6 farms West of John Sullivan and 5 farms East of Michael Boyce. An Andrew Dunn lived in range 11 of Leeds, 4 lots South of Broughton Road. A Lawrence Dunn owned a lot located between that of Thomas Harny and the border of S. Sylvestre; and also a Thomas Dunn. A John Walsh lived along Fermanagah North Road, the next road East being St. André Road; and a James Walsh lived on S. Pierre range. A Michael Hogan had lot #569 on the South side of St.-Paul Road, i.e. three lots East of the bend of the East Palmer in the Handkerchief. While following an affluent of the East Palmer, I walked until his farm without knowing. A Michael Hogan also had lot 697 in Ste Catherine range.

(20) Novelist Madeleine Ferron mentions Owen Loughrea  and Ann in her 1983 novel “Sur le chemin Craig“, but she has this Ann be the wife of Robert Corrigan before his murder in 1855. In reality, the wife of Robert Corrigan was Catherine Morton.

(21) The municipality of “Leeds and Thetford Township”, as well as the municipality of “Broughton township”, were created in 1855. Leeds and Thetford Township was divided ini 1874  into two municipalities, “Leeds township” and “Thetford township”. Leeds township was further divided in 1881 into the municipalities Leeds and Leeds East. Leeds East included ranges 12 to 16 of Leeds township plus parts of ranges 1 to 4 of Thetford township. Broughton township was divided in 1877 into  two municipalities, East-Broughton and West-Broughton (S. Pierre de Broughton).  Leeds East and S. Pierre de Broughton united in 1973 to form one municipality named S. Pierre de Broughton. However, for religious purposes, Leeds East has been part of the parish of S. Pierre de Broughton since its foundation in 1856. Note that the township of Thetford and Leeds, as opposed to the municipalities, were established in 1801 and 1802.

(22) Going West to East, or South to North, Mount Handkerchief separates the East Palmer from the Filkars River, Mont Ste Marguerite separates the Filkars from the Beaurivage River, and Mount Tara separates the Beaurivage River from the Chaudière valley. The Filkars River flows between Mount Ste Marguerite and Mount Handkerchief.

(23) Harvey Hill copper mine operated in the 15th range of Leeds from 1856 to 1903 and from 1973 to 1976. It was the first underground copper mine in Quebec, one of the earliest mines in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, and its first copper mine. Copper was discovered there in 1850, and the samples sent to London for analysis in 1853 contained 39 % copper. ”De 1858 à 1866, le minerai était expédié en Angleterre depuis le port de Québec”: it most probably transited through the “route des Laughrea”  (From Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Québec: http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/chaudiere-appalaches/mines/mines-activite-exploitees.jsp.)

“C’est à partir du chemin Craig que fut construit le premier chemin qui se dirigeait vers le territoire qui devait former plus tard, la paroisse de Ste-Agathe. Ce chemin a longtemps été nommé Harvey Hill ou encore chemin des Mines parce qu’il partait de la mine de Harvey Hill, située au sud du Craig et traversait ce dernier pour se diriger vers Ste-Agathe.

Ce chemin avait été ouvert aux prospecteurs pour leur permettre de trouver des gisements de cuivre ou d’autres métaux. On peut lire dans Mines et Canada qu’il y eut dans ces années beaucoup de prospections dans les environs dans le but de trouver des gisements importants. Le tout a été abandonné et la mine Harvey Hill fut fermée définitivement en 1899.

Suite à la construction de ce chemin, quelques colons en ont profité pour s’établir et s’adonner à l’agriculture. Ce sont surtout des Irlandais qui se sont regroupés le long de ce chemin. Encore dans les années 1950, plusieurs personnes l’appelaient le rang des Irlandais. Un autre indice qui nous prouve que c’est la partie de la paroisse qui s’est développée la première, c’est que l’on a établi une commission scolaire et on l’a nommée commission scolaire no 1 ou commission scolaire des Irlandais. Elle comprenait deux écoles, la première étant construite à l’intersection du rang St-Michel et du chemin des Mines. L’autre école était située à environ deux milles plus au nord, sur le même chemin.” (From Web site of Ste-Agathe de Lotbinière).

(24) The Mitchells of St. Sylvestre settled in Barre, VT and Rutland. They currently own the second largest newspaper in Vermont called the Times Argus/Rutland Herald.

(25) Lydia’s father, Richard Cyr ((~1830 [?] - Ap. 30 1889), established himself in the 10th range of Broughton in 1854. He married Celina Caron (?- before 1906) on May 1 1855 in S. Sylvestre. He worked in various mines (Harvey Hill, Capelton, Black-Lake) and lost an arm in 1878 while working in Harvey Hill mine (23), 2 years before the birth of Lydia. He died when Lydia was 9 years old. This means that three of my grandparents lost their fathers between the ages of 5 and 12 and one lost his mother at 12. Lydia told us that her mother was 52 or 54 when she was born and that she was much younger that her next youngest sibling.

Her brother Louis-Richard (Dec. 22 1869 – Sept. 15 1940) discovered soapstone in ranges 15 and 11 of S. Pierre de Broughton in 1923. In 1924 he founded the Broughton Soapstone Quarry, a quarry that employed 75 people at its peak. In 1944 it was the most important sopastone mine in Quebec. The famous Christ the redeemer of Rio de Janeiro is made of soapstone. Louis-Richard managed and administred the company for many years. His nephew, dentist Oliva Cyr (30 August 1888- Nov. 20 1980), was from the beginning an important shareholder. The mine closed in 1976. Louis-Richard started his productive life as a miner in Harvey Hill mine (23), became a foreman in Black-Lake mine, and helped exploit a Chromium mine in Coleraine between 1914 and 1918, accumulating some capital. After the war he became a prospector, which led him to discover soapstone in 1923. He married 3 times: Léa Langlois on Feb. 13 1899 in Black-Lake;  Marie Bilodeau on March 1 1924 in Thetford-Mines and  Amanda Morin in Thetford-Mines in1938. From this first marriage, he had a daughter, Juliette, who married Charles Latimer.

Lydia’s brother Moise (1860 – March 8 1940) owned a lot on the 13th range of Broughton. He married Modeste Poulin (1858- Sept. 18 1950) on Aug. 9 1880. They had nine children: Joseph (died young), Onésime (M. Alma Fortier in 1911), Louis-Richard (married Valéda Fecteau in 1912 in S. Pierre de Broughton and had 17 children), Moise-Albert (M. Emilienne Vachon in S. Pierre de Broughton), Kilda (M. Francis Lavallière), Georgianna (M. Hilaire Hébert), Rose-Anna (M. Alphonse Pomerleau), Marie-Anne (died young) and Malvina (M. Wilfrid Morissette).

(26)  The ancestors of Lydia Cyr (1880-1977), up to 124 of her (great)5-grandparents, 188 of her (great)6-grandparents, 138 of her (great)7-grandparents and a number of her  (great)9-grandparents are found at:

http://nodiffamation.com/2013/09/22/genealogie-and-histoire-des-ancetres-de-lydia-cyr-1880-1977-tancrede-labbe-1887-1956-et-annie-lachance-1888-1962/

(27) Tancrède married Annie on June 27 1911. Soon after, Annie’s mother, Olive Collet, moved into the house of Tancrède and lived there until her death. The brothers and sisters of Annie were Gédéon, Laura and Jean. Gédéon staid in Lowell MA (29); the other brothers and sisters returned to Canada. Annie Lachance was working in the Magasin Général of Léonidas Beaudoin, cousin of Tancrède Labbé, when she met Trancrède. Gédéon had at least 3 children: Olivette, Rolande and Jean-Marc, all living in Lowell. They would often come to live for weeks in the house of Tancrède during summer time. Olivette’s french was excellent.

The brothers and sisters of Tancrède were Odélie (M. Pierre Gravel), Emilie (M. Généré Perron and Alyre Lessard), Raymond (M. Adélia Vallée), Théophile (M. Marie-Louise Bolduc), Arthur (M. Maria Joséphe)  and Joseph  (M. Laura Lafrance), who was injured in combat during World War I. Odélie, Emilie, Raymond and Théophile had 148 grandchildren, while Tancrède, Arthur and Joseph had only 16. Tancrède moved to the house on Notre-Dame street in 1926. This house is now the property of his son François (Sept. 23 1928- ). François is a pioneering  Canadian mass media owner who started the first commercial French language radio network in Canada, the Réseau des Appalaches, in 1972. He married Marthe Loubier (22 sept. 1930 – ), sister of Gabriel Loubier (1932- ), who was leader of the opposition in the National assembly of Quebec from 1971 to 1973. They had 4 children [Marc, Marie (Jacques Vachon), Annie (Réjean Charette) and Paul] and  5 grandchildren.

Tancrède and Annie had 7 children but 5 died prematurely. Daughter Colette died  of tuberculosis on 21 June 1935 at the age of 21 years and 8 months. Daughters Marguerite, Françoise and Denise died of infectious diseases on Jan. 1 1919, in 1919 and on Jan. 2 1919, at the ages of 7, 5 and 1.5 years, respectively.  Note that spanish flu hit Thetford-Mines in Oct. 1918. Son Jean-Marc (1917-1948), father of 5 children with his wife Jeanne D’Arc Dubois (19 oct. 1921- ), died of accidental drowning in Lac-à-la-Truite  on July 4 1948 at the age of 31 years 4 months. The family was living in a large 4-floor house on Cyr street. All 5 children were born  there.  They kept living in this house for at least the next 25 years after the death of Jean-Marc. Tancrède had lent the money for the purchase of the house and assumed the cost of the house after Jean-Marc’s death. The 5 children of Jean-Marc are Colette, Andrée, Pierre (1944-2004), France and Louise.

Tancrède lost his father and his mother in 1899 when he was 12 years old.  Tancrède is the cousin of:

  • Leonidas Beaudoin, father of Arthur Beaudoin who started Laiterie Beaudoin in Thetford-Mines.
  •  Jos T. Beaudoin, manufacturer of “sacs de jute et de coton” and mayor of Thetford-Mines sometime between 1937 and 1946.
  • Pierre-Aurèle Beaudoin, father of Laurent Beaudoin, who was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. from 1966 to 2008.
  • Jean-Robert Beaudoin, father of Louise Beaudoin (26 sept. 1945 – ), minister of various offices between 1995 and 2003 within the government of Quebec, and of Maurice Beaudoin, owner of a printing company in Thetford-Mines.

(28) The ancestors of Tancrède Labbé  can be found at http://nodiffamation.com/2013/10/04/genealogie-et-histoire-des-ancetres-de-tancrede-labbe-1887-1956-ministre-des-mines-1944-1956-dans-le-gouvernement-du-quebec/

(29) The ancestors of Annie Lachance can  be found at http://nodiffamation.com/2013/11/09/genealogie-et-histoire-des-ancetres-dannie-lachance-1888-1962-epouse-de-tancrede-labbe-1887-1956/

(30) Hudon was a famous professor of Anesthesiology who discovered a new anesthetic (a halothane/ether mixture) and developed the naso-tracheal intubation. He was president of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ society in 1949-1950 and vice-president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in ?-?. From 1953 to 1958 he trained 110 physicians in Anesthesia.

(31) A prize given yearly since 1859, and based on an endowment from Joseph Morrin.  http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=4611

(32) Jacques Custeau and Bridget Boyce had 5 sons and 2 daughters who reached adult age:

  • James, married to Cecilia Laughrea.
  • Michel (Mike) (1865-Dec. 7 1941) had a lot on the 14th range of Leeds East. He married Mary-Ann Monahan (?-Feb. 17 1953) on Oct. 8 1894. Mary-Ann is probably the daughter of Thomas Monahan (1831- Aug. 13 1917) and Ann McTeague (1834- June 16 1924), who had a lot on the 15th range of Leeds East.
  • Joseph (Dec. 4 1867- May 3 1941). Bachelor. He had a lot on the 14th range of Leeds East.
  • Henry (1875- Feb. 16 1953). Bachelor
  • John (?- Oct. 12 1916). Bachelor. Died accidentally.
  • Mary-Ann. (June 1877- Ap. 12 1960). She married John Coarr (1880- Ap. 23 1942) in 1909. They lived on a lot 23, 15th range of Leeds, a lot touching the boundary  of S. Sylvestre. They had a daughter Dorothy (nov. 27 1918- after  2005) who married Gérard Goulet on Sept. 21 1944. John Coarr is son of Thomas Coarr (1838- Sept. 28 1905) and Ann Ogle (1841- July 28 1933). They married on Feb. 12 1879. Lot 23 was first settled by John Coarr, grandfather of John (1880-). The two brothers of John (1880-), Francis and Henry, moved to the Canadian West.
  • Margaret. She married James Connolly  in 1918. James is son of Edward Connolly (1851- Ap. 24 1928) and Alice Fahey (1840 – June 15 1922). Edward is son of Terence Connolly (1800- Dec. 15 1884) and Alice Fahey (1823- Jan. 23 1901). They married on Jan. 9 1849. Three of their 4 sons remained bachelors. Terence had already established himself in 1845 on lot 8 of 1st range of Thetford, i.e. adjacent to 15th range of Leeds East.

(33) ”Le 2 juillet 1882 ou 1883, un règlement est adopté pour l’ouverture d’une route dans le rang Monaghan, route qui a fait parler d’elle dans les années 1921, 22 et 1923, sous le nom de route Xavier-Moisan. Cette route fut-elle jamais ouverte à la circulation? Les délibérations du conseil dans les années 1920 laissent bien entendre qu’elle ne le.fut jamais. En 1898, le 5 septembre, une résolution du conseil, suite à une requête présentée par M. Xavier Moisan, ordonne de réouvrir et entretenir la route dite Killarney. II a déjà été question de cette route en 1883, et il en sera encore question beaucoup plus tard, ce qui laisse bien supposer que les règlements ou résolutions concernant cette route ne furent jamais appliqués, puisque le 7 novembre de cette même année, une autre résolution dit que la route qui passe sur la terre de Xavier Moisan sera entretenue par les intéressés, mais non clôturée avant que la route de St-Sylvestre, qui lui fait suite, ne soit entretenue. En 1925, vu que la route Xavier-Moisan est définitivement fermée, une requête des contribuables intéressés aux routes St-Richard et St-Charles demande l’aide des contribuables du rang Monaghan à l’entretien de ces deux routes. Après plusieurs séances orageuses et plusieurs votes des conseillers, la requête est accordée.” (Livre du Centenaire de St-Séverin 1871-1972).

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Acknowledgements: this genealogy would have been much shorter without the generous contributions of Richard Zaidi, grandson of Lucille Laughrea-Gagné (1917-2009), Tom Boyce (1956-), g.-g.-grandson of Bridget Loughrey-Boyce (1826-1883), Lavon Brown, member honoris causa of the Laughrea family, Billy Laughrea (1928-2009) and Jim Laughrea (1938-), grandsons of James Laughrea (1873-1955) and great-grandsons of Bernard Laughrea (1834-1914), Michael O. Loughrea, great-grandson of Owen Loughrea (1831-after 1910), and Steve Cameron of Sainte-Agathe de Lotbinière.

Michael Laughrea (1952-), grandson of John Laughrea (1860-1946) and great-grandson of Bernard Laughrea (1834-1914).

If the proportion of Loughreys in the general population is arbitrarily set at 100 for Northern Ireland, the proportion of Loughreys in counties Londonderry, Tyrone, Donegal, Galway, Antrim, Mayo, Dublin and Cork is 419, 194, 178, 143, 65, 63, 39 and 14. – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -The raw data are as follows for the indicated counties or countries: 72 Loughreys in Londonderry (pop 247 000), 24 in Tyrone (pop 178 000), 20 in Donegal (pop 161 000), 25 in Galway (pop 250 500), 28 in Antrim (pop 618 000), 6 in Mayo (pop 130 138), 35 in Dublin (pop 1 300 000), 5 in Cork (518 000), 126 in Northern Ireland (pop 1 811 000), and 131 in the Republic of Ireland (pop 4 588 000). – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - These data are given for the Loughrey spelling, using the World book of Loughreys, because this is the most frequent spelling of this family name. According to Scopus, which covers all cited scholars, Loughrey is at least 2 times more frequent than any other spelling among scholars. The most common spellings, with number of scholars between parentheses, are as follows: Loughrey (20) Laughery (10) Loughry (9) Laughrey (4) Laughrea (3) Lockery (3) Loughery (1) Lochery (1) Lochry (1) Lockrey (1), Laughry, Loughrea, Loughera, Lochrey, Laughera, Laugheray, Lockry, Loughary, Laughary, Loughray, Loughrie (0 each)- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -IInterestingly, according to 2014 Scopus, I am the most cited Laughrea scholar, no matter the spelling. Note that among the 3 strictly spelled Laughrea scholars, the 2 others are my sister and the daughter of my cousin Stanley;
Probabilities of Patrick Laughrea and Mary Patton having scottish roots: low for the Laughrea name but high for the Patton name
michaellaughrea added this on 18 Mar 2014
Patton, Paton, Payton is most frequently found in Scotland. There, these names are 2.5, 4.5, and 13 times more frequent than in Northern Ireland, England, or the Republic of Ireland. Strictly Patton (no other orthograph accepted) is most frequently found in Northern Ireland. There, it is 3, 5 and 5 times more frequent than in Scotland, the USA, England or the R of I. These data ara based on Patton, Paton and Payton scholars reported by Scopus. – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – According to the World Book of Loughreys, the name Loughrey is most frequently found in Northern Ireland. There it is 2.2, 13 and 21 times more frequent than in the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Great Britain. It is most frequently found in counties Londonderry and Tyrone. In these 2 counties, the name Loughrey is found 3.3 times more frequently than in Northern Ireland. In county Donegal, the name Loughrey is found 1.8 times more frequently than in Northern Ireland and 4.3 times more frequently than in the Republic or Ireland – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - There are only 3 towns in the Republic of Ireland with at least 5 Loughreys: Dublin (34), Moyvalley (6) and Cork (5). But there are 9 towns in Northern Ireland with at least 5 Loughreys: Londonderry (28), Coleraine (17), Belfast (14), Magherafelt (9), Limavady (8), Strabane (8), Omagh (6), Portrush (6), Cookstown (5). On the other hand, there are only 3 towns with more than 5 000 people in Donegal.

One thought on “Genealogy and History of the Loughrey (Loughry, Loughery, Laughrea, Laughrey, Laughery, Loughrea, Laughry) family of Canada.

  1. My grt grandmother was Bridget Loughrey (born 1857 in Upper Rooskey, Donegal) to Bernard Loughrey (born 1831 in Upper Rooskey to James Loughrey.
    Bernard Loughrey married Margaret McCaffrey abt 1850-1855 in Donegal.
    In the Griffiths Valuation under Raphoe Parish you will find James Loughrey, John Loughrey and an Owen Loughrey living in side bye side. In the 1901-1911 census John Loughrey was living in Scotland also a Charles Loughrey who inherited his father property (Owen Loughrey) resided in Scotland. Many of this clan (Bernard, Owen and John) had similar naming patterns for their offspring as you have listed. Also many of the sir-names occur within my clan. I know my Bernard died abt 1910 his wife 1894. Owen Loughrey died in 1888 per will listed on the proni.

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