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From: "Wendy Ward" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Dumesnil..Legault Ancestors
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 21:17:21 -0400

Hi Don,
I don't "want to beat a dead horse" but would you be interested in getting
the info on Ferd & Angele from the 1881 census? I did manage to find them
(another creative surname spelling):)


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From: "Don W. Diminie" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Dumesnil..Legault Ancestors
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 21:01:39 -0700

Wendy et al:
Thanks for the note and info. I'm not surprised at the spelling...I have
seen it
like that. It along with my other french ancestors names got spelled 100
ways from
Sunday. Even today into it's third spelling...a so called angication, it's
often fact, some foks thik its an Italian name!! is the *Siblings* that I am looking for..I have Ferd and Angeles
back to the old country!! Its their siblings who were born in
Quebec..Coteau du Lac
& St Clet respectively, that I am looking for. Or anyone descended from
thanks again. Don

Wendy Ward wrote:

> Hi Don,
> Didn't know if you had checked the 1871 Ontario Census for your family
> believe I found your "Ferdinand" there and the surname is spelled
> This might help others with your search. I haven't checked the 1881
> using this spelling. Do you know if his siblings remained in Quebec or
> to Ontario? And what about Angele's brother?
> Cheers,
> Wendy
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Don W. Diminie" <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Q-R] Dumesnil..Legault Ancestors
> Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 16:58:59 -0700
> Frances et al:
> I just *knew* this was a great list...Gigi said it was and she's right.
> First I got a terrific accent chart...thanks for that and now Frances
> responds to my inquiry.
> However Frances...perhaps you misread my note; I am looking for the
> siblings of Ferdinand & Angele (Angeline) In 1881 they were tucked away
> in Belleville, Ontario. I was lucky because my Dad had told me of his
> grandparents who are buried in St James RC cemetery in Belleville
> Ontario..with a huge stone, names etc. *But*...I had trouble finding
> them in a record, until I looked in the Assesment Rolls for the city of
> Belleville Ontario...where I found them with their name spelled as Gumie
> or something similar. Obviously the person writing it down just
> scribbled what they thought they heard. Ferd & Angeline spoke French in
> an anglo Grandfather & his siblings spoke both...sadly
> the French language got lost from Gramp to me! Although I keep on
> trying!
> Many thanks Frances for your efforts...I do appreciate it. Just to
> recap...Ferdinand Dumesnil was born 9 Mar 1834 in Coteau du Lac, Quebec;
> parents, Francois Dumesnil and Marie Louise Morineau. Angleline or
> Angele LeGault was born 27 March 1829 in St Clet, Quebec. parents,
> Joseph Legault and Marie Vande(t) They married in Notre Dame Montreal,
> 12 Aug 1857. Moved to Bellevile Ontario ca 1860 or later. Had four
> children, Angus (correct) 1861; Joseph 1863; William (my GF) 1865 and
> Mary Jane 1868 All born in Ontario.
> I have both the Dumesnil (dit Ladoceur) and Legault (dit Deslaurier)
> lines traced back to France, but I would love to find the Siblings of
> both Ferdinand from Coteau du Lac and Angeline from St Clet.. It may be
> an impossible task...but, I am hopeful that perhaps someone else is also
> searching this line and is perhaps a Cousin. Thanks again Frances. Don
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