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Re: Rose Alba Poirier
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: November 21, 2012 at 09:43:08
In Reply to: Rose Alba Poirier by Sherry Kennedy of 15980

Hi. I'm not related to this family. This might be Rose in 1920:

1920 United States Federal Census about Rose Poiries
Name:        Rose Poiries
[Rose Poivier]
[Rose Poirier]
Age:        37
Birth Year:        abt 1883
Birthplace:        Canada
Home in 1920:        Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Race:        White
Gender:        Female
Immigration Year:        1902
Relation to Head of House:        Wife
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Joseph Poiries
Father's Birthplace:        Canada
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada
Able to Read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Joseph Poirier        38 b. 1882 Can-Fr, parents b. Can-Fr; Twister, Cotton Mill; imm 1902
Rose Poirier        37 -wife- 1883 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; imm 1902
Alfred Poirier        11 -son- b. 1909 Conn
Philip Poirier        9 -son- b. 1911 Can-Fr; imm 1915
Lillian Poirier 6 -dau- b. 1914 Can-Fr; imm 1915
Lucy Poirier        4 -dau- b. 1916 Can-Fr; imm 1915
Antoinette Poirier 2 -dau- b. 1918 Conn
Theresa Poirier 1 -dau- b. 1919 Conn
Arsen Poirier         4 mon -son- b. 1920 Conn

Here is a border crossing for this family:

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954 about Lillian Poirier
Name:        Lillian Poirier
Arrival Date:        Sep 1916
Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age:        3
Birth Date:        abt 1913
Birth Country:        Canada
Gender:        Female
Race/Nationality: French
Record Type:        Manifests
--Joseph Poirier 30
--Rose Poirier 34
--Alfred Poirier 6
--Philip Poirier 2
--Lillian Poirier 3
--Lucille Poirier

Here is a possible baptism for daughter, Lillian from the Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967:

Marie Irene Liliane Poirier, b. 12 Sep, bap 14 Sep 1913 Eastman (St-Edouard), Brome County, Quebec, daughter of Joseph Poirier & Rose Alma Bessette.

And for Philip:

Louis Philippe Poirier, b. 10 Nov, bap 13 Nov 1910 Eastman (St-Edouard), Brome County, Quebec, son of Joseph Poirier & Rose Alba Bessette.

And Lucille:

Marie Rose Alma Lucille Poirier, b. 9 Nov, bap 14 Nov 1915 Eastman (St-Edouard), Brome County, Quebec, daughter of Joseph Poirier & Rose Alba Bessette -godparents- Rodrigue Ste-Marie & Rose Alma Besette, his wife of the parish of St-Alphonse-de-Granby.

This might be a baptism for Rose Alba Bessette:

Rose Alba Bessette, bap 14 Sep 1884 Granby (Notre-Dame), Shefford County, Quebec, daughter of Moise Felix Bessette & Elizabeth? Cyr.

This might be Rose Alba in 1891:

1891 Census of Canada about Rose Alba Bessette
Name:        Rose Alba Bessette
Gender:        Female
Marital Status:        Single
Age:        6
Birth Year:        abt 1885
Birthplace:        Canada
Relation to Head of House:        Fille (Daughter)
Religion:        Roman Catholic
French Canadian:        Yes
Father's Name:        Moise Bessette
Father's Birth Place:        Canada
Mother's Name:        Charlotte Bessette
Mother's Birth Place:        United States
Province:        Quebec
District Number:        187
District:        Shefford
Subdistrict:        Granby
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Moise Bessette         27 b. 1864 Canada; Macon
Charlotte Bessette        28 -wife- b. 1863 U.S., par b. Can
Rose Alba Bessette        6 -dau- b. 1885 Can **
Mina Bessette         4 -dau- b. 1887 Can
Hormisdas Bessette        3 -son- b. 1888 Can
Theodore Bessette        1 -son- b. 1890 Can

Here's a baptism for Hormidas:

Joseph Hormidas Bessette, b. 10 Mar, bap 1 Apr 1888 Granby (Notre-Dame), son of Moise Bessette & Charlotte Cyr.

This family had many more children, as evidenced by the 1901 Census:


1901 Census of Canada about Moise Besette
Name:        Moise Besette
Gender:        Male
Marital Status:        Married
Age:        37
Birth Day & Month:        27 Dec
Birth Year:        1863
Birthplace:        Qc
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Racial or Tribal Origin:        French
Nationality:        Canadian
Religion:        Roman Catholic
Occupation:        S Mason
Province:        Quebec
District:        Shefford
District Number:        192
Sub-District:        Granby
Sub-District Number:        C-3
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Moise Besette         37 b. 27 Dec 1863 Quebec; Macon
Charlotte Besette 35 -wife- b. 2 Oct 1865 U.S.
Rosalie Besette 17 -dau- b. 3 Sep 1883 Que [sic]
Moise Besette         17 -son- b. 3 Sep 1883 Que
Mina Besette         15 -dau- b. 5 Aug 1885 Que
Medas Besette         12 -son- b. 10 Mar 1889 Que
Theodorè Besette 10 -son- b. 2 Jun 1890 Que
Sara Besette         8 -dau- b. 9 Mar 1893 Que
Felix Besette         6 -son- b. 15 May 1894 Que
Omer Besette         5 -son- b. 6 Mar 1896 Que
Edouard Besette 2 -son- b. 17 May 1898 Que
Edmond Besette 1 -son- b. 7 Aug 1900 Que

This family appears to have ties to VT. Here is a marriage for a son, Armand:


"Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," Moise Bessette in entry for Armand Arthur Bessette and Lea Alice Santerre, 1933

name:        Armand Arthur Bessette
event:        Marriage
event date:        08 Aug 1933
event place:        Winooski, , Vermont
gender:        Male
age: 28
estimated birth year: b. 1905 Grandby, Quebec       
father:        Moise Bessette, b. Canada
mother:        Charlotte Cyr, b. Colchester, VT
spouse:        Lea Alice Santerre
spouse's father:        
spouse's mother:        
film number:        1983422
digital folder number:        004703626
image number:        01032
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFKR-DDD

Here is a baptism for Armand:

Armand Arthur Bessette, b. 10 Dec, bap 11 Dec 1904 Granby (Notre-Dame), son of Moise Bessette & Charlotte Cyr.

This child died in 1992:

Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 about Armand Arthur Bessette
Name:        Armand Arthur Bessette
Gender:        Male
Birth Date:        10 Dec 1904
Birth Location: Quebec, Canada
Death Date:        4 Jan 1992
Deathplace:        Inpatient
Death Location:        Colchester, Chittenden
Cause of Death:        Concestine Heart Failure
Veteran:        Non applicable
Residence:        Winooski, Vermont
Mother's Maiden Name:        Cyr
Mother's Name:        Charlotte
Father's Name:        Moise Bessette
Date Filed:        07 Jan 1992
Vital Event Type:        Certificate of Death

Here is a baptism for his father, Moise:

Felix Moise Bessette, b. 27 Dec 1863, bap 17 Nov 1864 Dunham (Ste-Croix), Missisquoi County, Quebec, son of Antoine Bessette & Emilie Langlois of Granby.

That's a lot of info on Rose, but nothing on her husband Joseph Poirier, b. abt 1882 Quebec. He will be a lot harder to find. This might be a death record for him:

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 about Josep A Poirier
Name:        Josep A Poirier        
Death Date:        1 Mar 1955
Death Place:        Preston, New London, Connecticut
Age:        73 Years
Birth Date:        abt 1882
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse:        Rosa
State File #:        05220
Residence :        New London, New London, Connecticut
Gender:        Male
Race:        White

A tree on Ancestry gives a birth date for him - 17 Nov 1881 St-Sebastian, Canada, and a marriage to Rose Bessette - 25 Nov 1907 Taftville, CT. I can't verify any of that info.

If we assume that the above info is correct, then this might be a baptism for him:

Joseph Aldee Poirier, b. 19 Nov, bap 20 Nov 1881 Iberville (St-Sebastien) Quebec, son of Joseph Poirier & Delphine Brault.

There is a WWII draft card that matches pretty closely:

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Joseph Alfred Aldee Poirier
Name:        Joseph Alfred Aldee Poirier
Birth Date:        18 Nov 1881
Birth Place:        Canada
Residence: Stovington, New London, Connecticut
Mailing address: 20 East Main St, Mystic
Race:        White
Age: 61
Occupation: Delite Fabrics Inc, Paweatuck, New London, Conn
Person who will always know your address: William Backanosky, 2 amry St., Jewitt City, Conn


Hope this helps. Annie



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