Many of you already know and follow Pierre Lagacé at one or more of his 17 blogs, written in English and/or French. My Canadian friend has been my teacher, editor and supporter. His historical research is amazing. Check out this post and his Gravatar profile – you’ll be amazed too!
Sometimes when you look for relatives while doing your family tree, you come across obituaries…
Like the one I posted yesterday on this blog.
Sometimes an obituary has to get to the point.
The obituary quickly mentions that Edna or Odna lost two boys in WWII, William and Robert.
Both were my 2nd cousins.
William Ritchie (1921 – 1944) and Robert J Ritchie (1925 – 1945) who were
the sons of Edna Lagasse (1893 – 1983) who was
the daughter of Dennis Lagasse III (1864 – 1922) who was
the son of Dennis Lagasse II (1842 – 1927) who was
the father of Léo Lagacé Senior (1888 – 1964) who was
the father of Léo Lagacé Junior (1927 – 1995) who was my father…
Edna Lagasse was a Gold Star mother twice.
Just in case you would like to know more about Robert J. Ritchie who gave his life for his country and did…
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