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From: "Meg Staton" <>
Subject: [Q-R] M. Albina Alberta (AKA Bertha) Larin married to ? Mercure orMacure or Mercurie
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 14:06:12 -0400
I have been looking for this marriage for about 13 years, the last 3 years actively. After picking my 90-year old, but still very sharp-witted, father’s brain again, he says that he only remembers 4 very specific things about his great-Aunt Bertha (She was the younger sister of Leda Larin):
1) He remembers visiting their home in Quebec, but not where it was.
2) He remembers his grandmother, Leda, receiving correspondence from her sister and is pretty certain that the last name was spelled either Mercure or Mercurie.
3) He remembers one of Bertha’s children, Camille, who was probably 15-20 years older than my father. I have pictures of Camille and in the one he looks about 25 while my father looks about 4 or 5. My dad says he was a giant of a man.
4) Somebody in the family owned a quarry.
I can add that since Alberta was born 6 Jan of 1879, I have estimated her date of marriage as sometime between 1897 and 1910. Although she and the other 19 children of Charles Larin’s family were baptized at Basilique Notre-Dame, the family seemed to have either moved or just switched churches, as both of her sisters by mother, Azilda Tellier dit Lafortune, were married in St-Louis-de-France.
If SKS can give me some help, I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried both Ancestry’s and FamilySearch’s search engines with variations on Bertha’s full name and variations of Mercure spellings every way I can imagine and came up blank and unfortunately I don’t read enough French to browse through the FamilySearch Quebec records. I also think that Bertha and her family may have moved to somewhere outside of Montreal. The name Sherbrooke keeps ringing in my head.
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