Saturday, December 17, 2005

Rhéal VIAU (1926-2005)

We wish to extend our condolences to the family of RHÉAL VIAU, who died Saturday, 2005.12.10 around 10:30AM. Born 1926.05.06, he was the son of ISIDORE VIAU (1893-1990) and BLANCHE MARENGER (1905-1991), who were married in 1924.07.30 in Saint-Simon parish (founded in 1919), Trécesson (Villemontel) Abitibi County, QC. Other than Rhéal, the VIAU+MARENGER couple had the following chidren: Cécile, Aurèle, Georgette, Paul-Émile, Patrice (died at birth in 1934) and Fernande.
Pictures of ISIDORE VIAU and BLANCHE MARENGER, of RHÉAL and members of the family may be seen in ALBUM # 36 on our Webshots site:


I have been searching for the marriage date & place of DELPHIS BOISVERT+MARIE GERVAIS for more than a year. All I know is that 5 of their children (don't know how many they had) were married at St. George parish, Manchester, NH:
OLIVINE m. Ulric GAMELIN in 1892;
ÉVA m. Joseph ST. GELAIS in 1911 (our lineage);
CLARA m. Oliva LAPLANTE in 1911;
ARTHUR m. Marie-Anne TREMBLAY in 1913;
NAZAIRE m. Joséphine ROY in 1902
I've read somewhere (can't recall where), that DELPHIS BOISVERT was born in Saint-Zéphirin, QC & MARIE GERVAIS was born in Sainte-Élizabeth, QC. No counties were mentioned. Thus far, I've checked the DROUIN (masculine & féminine) & have not found this couple. Nor have I found them in the following marriage directories in Manchester, NH (St. George, St. Marie, St. Augustin, St. Edmond, Blessed Sacrament), nor have I found their deaths listed in the PHANEUF Funeral Home Directory nor that of BOUFFORD. I have also checked the following MES AIEUX site:
and they are not there.
Any help in traving the Delphis BOISVERT+Marie GERVAIS marriage & lineages would be appreciated. I would like to connect them with the many BOISVERT in my lineage, who were living in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH


At mom's death in 1998, my sister & I found a shoe box full of old, unidentified photos. We did recognize some of our relatives; but, for the most part, we didn't know the persons pictures.
Intrigued by these photographs, I showed them around but relatives could still not identify many of the people. That being the case, I decided to create some albums on Webshots
uploading the identified & unidentified photos.
Much to my delight, previously unknown relatives began getting in touch with me saying we shared the same gr.grandparents, etc.
Since then, I've uploaded 2,062 pictures to our albums and have had more than 366,667 viewers to date, most of whom are in search of their French-Canadian ancestors.
It is a delight to meet so many relatives as well as Franco-Americans with whom I share a common background, commong ancestry, that of QUÉBEC.
You're all most welcome to visit our Webshots site:
and freely download the pictures that are of interest to you. Of course, we'd also be delighted to hear from you. Just click one of the albums & leave a message in the GUESTBOOK, & I'll get back to you.