Posted By:J Christiansen
Subject:Re: Loya family REPLIES for you
Post Date:January 02, 2013 at 09:03:02
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Below, information as found also for you on another forum. Hope you'll stop back here and there to read your replies!

In this query, your true focus is finding the facts of the adoption of Lucille. Yet you say very little about her - not even her birth year. Was her birth surname Drouin? Or was that the name of her adoptive parents? I did find the obituary for her second husband, but really it's the facts of her early life that are needed to begin to unravel the adoption mystery.

That said, it seems it's often pretty hard to trace the birth parents of adopted children outside official channels open only to family. So maybe you want to ask for advice on how to trace an adoption. Genforum has an Adoption Forum where your query might get a better answer than here.

I would delete this query (it contains information about living people that is intrusive of their privacy). Then write a new query asking about Lucille's adoption and saying as much as you possibly can about her, her adoptive family, and her birth parents (if nothing is known, state that).

Post records you've found, explain any searching you've done that didn't "pan out" (so that volunteers don't repeat your efforts) and share family stories (do family members say it was a matter of one family member giving the child to another - or was it a closed, blind adoption via an adoption agency - or what?)

I would definitely delete the living people stuff. Click the "notify administrator" button to do so. Your family members know who they are and can connect with your post via the shared grandparents. Meanwhile, their information does little to shine a light on the mystery of Lucille's adoption.

Okay, here's some

Social Security Death Index says Harry B. Loya of Fultonville, Montgomery, New York, was born 02 Nov 1921 and died 21 Oct 1997. SSN issue in Rhode Island before 1951.

Vermont Birth Records show Harry Loya born 02 Nov 1921
in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont. Mother Jessie Doner, born in Vermont, residence Cornwall. Father Thomas Loya born in New York

1930 Bellingham, Norfolk, Mass
Thomas Loya 53 born abt 1877 in NY, parents b French Canada
Jessie Loya 48 b Vermont, f French Canada, m Vermont
George Loya 32 son
Cora Loya 29 daughter-in-law
Dorothy Loya 10 granddaughter
John Loya 8 grandson
Laura Loya 4[4 2/12] grandaughter b Mass
Beatrice Loya 1[1 4/12] granddauaghter b Rhode Island
Herbert Loya 0 grandson b Mass
Pauline Blanchard 19 daughter
Wilfred Blanchard 20 son-in-law, b Rhode Island
Joseph Blanchard 1 year 7 months, grandson, b Mass
Thomas Loya 13 son
Harry Loya 8 son

1920 Shoreham, Addison, Vermong
Thomas Loya 46 born 1874 in New York, father b Canada, mother bNY
Jessie J Loya 39 [ user correction to 59]
Daniel A Loya 23 Married
George A Loya 21 Married
Pauline B Loya 9
Thomas E Loya 3 years 2 months
Bell C Loya 19 daughter-in-law
Cora A Loya 18 daughter-in-law
Andrew Loya 0[7/12] grandson
Dorthy M Loya 0[1/12] grandaughter
a hired man lives there too

1900 Shoreham, Addison, Vermont
Thomas Loya 26 born February 1874 in NY, parents b NY
Jessie Loya 20, married 5 years (married 1895)
Daniel Loya 4
George Loya 2

1880 Champlain, Clinton, New YOrk
Thomas Laya 40 born Canada
Lucy Laya 40 born New York
Cora Laya 17
Mary Laya 10
***Eliza Laya 8
Emma Laya 7
Thomas Laya 5 born New York
Sibyl Laya 2m

***Eliza married Theodore Beaudry; death cert gives mother's maiden name as Donner

A 13 July 1918 death cert for male (child?) in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont gives mother's name as Jessie Juliette Doner and father as Thomas Loya