Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Obituary of Mrs Alice Mayotte nee Jodoin, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1953

Alice Mayotte nee Jodoin was the wife of Olympe Mayotte and the mother of Celine Courtois nee Mayotte. Celine, our daughter's namesake, was married to Albert H. Courtois, grandfather of my hard working, better half, Brian.

Published in The Lowell Sunday Sun, 20 Sept 1953, pg. 3.

Mrs. Alice Mayotte, widow of Olympe Mayotte, and a well known resident of this city, died last night at her home, 80 Ford street.
Mrs. Mayotte was born in Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph Jodoin and the late Parmelie Dupont. She was a parishioner of Ste. Jean Baptiste church and a member of Ste. Anne's sodality connected with her parish.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert Courtois and Mrs. Armand Marquis, both of Lowell; two sons, Gerard Mayotte and Robert Mayotte, both of Lowell; five sisters, Rev. Sr. Ste. Clemence of the Grey Nuns of the Cross in Ottawa, Mrs. Antolnette Sabourin of Upton, Canada; Mrs Clementine Benoit of St. Hyacinthe, Canada; Miss Germain Jodoin of Upton, Canada and Miss Sidonnie Jodoin of Montreal; one brother, Alfred Jodoin of Montreal; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

MAYOTTE--Died, in Lowell, Sept. 19, Mrs. Alice (Jodoin) Mayotte. Relatives and friends may call at the M. R. Laurin funeral home, 295 Pawtucket street from 1 to 10 pm today and Monday. Funeral Tuesday morning. A solemn high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at St. Jean Baptiste church. Burial in St. Joseph's cemetery. Funeral Director M. R. Laurin in charge.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Mrs. Marie Denomme nee Martin

Mrs. Marie Martin Denomme, widow of Ovila Denomme, died this morning at the Lowell General hospital. She moved here from Canada making her home here for the past 75 years. Her residence was at 27 Howard street. Surviving her are two sons, Arthur Denomme of Lowell and Joseph Denomme of Lowell, a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Bjorkman of Lowell; a sister, Mrs Ludger Hubert of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Published in The Lowell Sun, Lowell Massachusetts, 28 Jan 1957 pg. 3

She is buried at St-Joseph Cemetery Chelmsford, MA in section BB, lot 35.

Tombstone Tuesday: Ovila Denomme

A RAOGK I did a few years ago...

Ovila Denomme, husband of Marie Martin, died on August 1st 1903 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is buried at St-Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA in section FG. Section FG is the free ground section, there are no markers. St-Joseph Cemetery has his name recorded as Ovila Dieunomme.

All I could find in the newspaper was his funeral notice. I have a copy of the newspaper image if anyone wants it.

Published in the Lowell Sun, Lowell Massachusetts, Tuesday, 4 Aug 1903, pg. 1.

DESNOMME--The funeral of Mr. Ovila Desnomme took place yesterday at St. Joseph's church, Rev. Fr. Dubriel, O. M. I. officiating. The bearers were Messrs. Ludger Hubert, Joseph Leboeuf, Andre Aresenault and Octave Ouellette. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery and the Rev. Fr. Diss, O. M. I., committed the body to the grave. Undertaker Albert in charge.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Boston Public Library remote access to historical newspapers?!

Where the heck have I been? It seems that there is no more remote access to the BPL's historical Boston Globe or NY Times database. I have been able to search these databases but I am unable to retrive and read the search results. I also noticed that Heritage Quest isn't listed as an electronic resource anymore. What the heck?! I did a little research on the matter and I think that the BPL restricted these databases due to a contractual conflict with EBSCO. Something about letting MA residents that live outside of Boston obtain e-cards. Well, that just stinks. Why didn't anyone tell me about this?! Lol..what do I do now? As far as I know the Pollard Memorial Library and the MVLC do not have remote access to these databases'!! Any ideas?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Did She Really Runaway?


Neponset Girl, Alleged to Have Run Away, Held by the New York Police.

Louise E Wright, aged 16, daughter of Mrs. Joseph Wright of 25 Erickson st, Neponset, who is alleged to have run away with Perry H. Vreeland, a mess boy of the crew of the cup defense Vanitie, has been located in New York by the New York Police, in information furnished by the girl's mother, who is anxious to have her brought back to Dorchester.

Vreeland was arrested in Paterson, N.J. about a week ago and brought to the Dorchester court, where the charge of enticing the girl away from home was brought against him. The case was then continued until July 8, pending the round up of the girl. The girl wrote her mother a letter which was sent to New York and the detention of the girl followed. She will be held until special officer Patrick Williams of Station ll arrives.

The disappearance of the pair followed the arrival of the steamer City of Stamford, a tender to the cup Vanitie at Lawley's shipyards, in Neponset, near Wright's home. They met. fell in love, it was said and dispite the protest of the girls mother, went away. The young man, it was claimed, wanted to marry the girl, but Mrs. Wright objected on the grounds of youth.

Boston Daily Globe (1872-1922); Jul 2, 1914; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Boston Globe (1872-1926) pg. 18

Thanks to Carolyn Cusick Ravencroft for sending this article to me last year. Louise was my Memere Robillard. Did she really runaway? I have been told by my fb friend Ray Scanlon that there was a follow up article published in the Boston Daily Globe stating that Vreeland was arrested for white slavery. However, I have yet to see it because the BPL does not allow e-card holder access to the Historical Newspaper database any longer. For more information on my Memere, Louise E. Robillard nee Wright, please see my Wright and Robillard tags or search this blog..