Posted By:Linda Peloquin
Subject:Look-up Request - Headstone Info St-Bonaventure-d'Upton, Co Yamaska, QUÉ
Post Date:December 03, 2012 at 09:46:35
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This is a request for a look-up of a headstone inscription of a DOD for a burial in the parish cemetery of St-Bonaventure-d'Upton, Co. Yamaska, Québec.

I hope somebody local to the parish of St-Bonaventure-d'Uptoncan visit the cemetery and, assuming there is a headstone on the grave, can tell me what vital dates are recorded for an infant named Joseph Ernest Laramée.

In 1906, parish members Herménégilde Février dit Laramée & his wife, Marie Odélie Desrochers had a son, Joseph Ernest, born to them & baptised in this parish.

By the time of the 1911 census, J. Ernest was gone.

Trees @ Ancestry give a DOD for J. Ernest but no one with this DOD seems to know just where it came from and source their DOD to other trees.

What I am looking for is the grave of Joseph Ernest Laramée b. & baptized 10 Apr 1906 and died sometime between his birth in 1906 and the 1911 census.

Trees @ Ancestry give a DOD of 14 July 1906 but have no sourcing to a répertoire entry, just to other trees.

I've checked page by page through Drouin filmings of the St-Bonaventure-d'Upton répertoire from J. Ernest's b/bapt through to the end of 1911. death/burial entry.

And, unfortunately the LDS filmings on line for this and other Qué. parishes end with 1900. I also don't see a FHL film in their library catalog for this parish beyond then.

Someone at some point must have gotten that DOD from somewhere.

The only "somewhere" I can think of is a headstone in a cemetery or perhaps the government's copy of the 1906 répertoire neither of which, living in the US, I have access to.

Other family members who might also be in the grave with J. Ernest are brothers:

Joseph Edmond b. 28 Mar 1891 d. 26 Sep 1891

Joseph Frédéric b. 5 Feb 1897 d. 3 Jun 1897

Joseph Dominique Télèspore b. 3 May 1898 d. 10 Jun 1898

Joseph Eliseé aka Alphonse b. 11 Dec 1903 d. 25 Mar 1904

Sometime between 1912 & 1914, the family moved out to Manitoba so neither the parents nor any of the other siblings of J. Ernest are buried in this parish's cemetery.

Is it possible for someone to go out to the parish cemetery and look for a burial for J. Ernest and if there's a headstone, tell me what is inscribed for his DOD?