The name of Médard Tourville was challenging me on my Most Wanted List for way too long. Still, I knew he died between 1871—he was listed on the Canadian Census for that year—and August 1873, when his son Olivier was married. Continue reading
Charles Tourville is my great-great-grandfather. He was born in Lachenaie in 1840. He moved to Montréal with his parents and siblings in 1862, and married three years later my great-great-grandmother Marie-Louise Lascelle. Continue reading
As you may remember, some of Prosper Tourville and Julie Bélisle’s children emigrated to the West. While daughters Marie-Louise and Julia, and son Magloire (Mack) settled in Montana—Marie-Louise will actually return with third husband to Montréal—, their son Napoléon and wife Marie-Louise Labelle had chosen Brandon, Manitoba as their home—and so did Napoléon’s brother David.
Watchman, Montpelier, Friday, July 28, 1865
The Second Vermont Regiment, the first of the three years’ regiments to leave the state, with one exception, is the last to return home, having reached Burlington on Wednesday. Well may it be said of it that it has seen the war through and with its valor achieved a record which few if any regiments in any army can equal.
Unfortunately, life happens and gets in the way of genealogy! I was not able to publish for a few weeks. The Vermont Project will be back next Thursday.
In the meantime, I thought I could share with you this article on the return of the Vermont Second Regiment from the Civil War. Louis Tourville was mustered out on July 15, 1865. He was one of these men.
Middlebury Register, Friday, August 27, 1915, Page 6
Funeral of Joseph Germain
The funeral of Joseph Germain, whose remains were brought here Saturday from the retreat at Brattleboro, where he was taken for treatment two weeks ago, was held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s church. Rev. E. F. Cray officiated. The bearers were William and Lewis Germain, William Kent and Edward Chandler. The floral offering was very large, many beautiful flowers being sent from different lodges and societies. Joseph Germain was 80 years of age and an old resident of Brandon, and was well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Joseph Benoir of Forestdale, four daughters, Mrs. Peter Blair of Pittford, Mrs. Edward Chandler of Brandon, Mrs. Felix Cole of Middlebury and Mrs. Griffith Floyd of Granville, N.Y., and two sons, Lewis Germain of Bridport, Vt., and William Germain of Binghamton, N.Y. Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Floyd, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Mrs. Edward Williams, William Kent, Miss Irene Kent and Miss Nettie Curtis of Granville, N.Y., William Germain of Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Peter Blair of Pittsford, Mrs. Felix Cole and three sons, Felix, Clarence and Laurence of Middlebury, and Lewis Germain of Bridport, Vt.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, Tuesday, September 22, 1896, page 10
WEDDED AT CLAYTON.
Charles B. Tourville and Miss Katherine F. Molzier Married.
Charles B. Tourville is a widower with romantic ideas. He concluded to take a wife to comfort him and look after his three children. He went out of town to get a wife and to preserve the harmonies he went out of town and got married. The lady’s name is Katherine F. Molzier and she hails from Greenville Ill.
The couple were married at Clayton Monday. Tourville was formerly a conductor on the Southern Electric Railway.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, April 27, 1888, page 2
FATAL ACCIDENT AT SHELBURN
A Brakeman has Both Legs Cut off by a Train — His Injuries Fatal.
While the freight train which left Burlington at 3 o’clock Monday morning was shifting on a side track at Shelburn, Joseph S. Germain, a brakeman, slipped under the cars and had both legs cut off just above the knee. Part of the train was being backed, and two cars and the tender passed over the unfortunate man, but his cries were heard and the engine was stopped just before its hind wheels reached him. He was taken into the depot and Dr. Stoddard was summoned. It was decided to bring him to the Mary Fletcher hospital, and the train accordingly backed to this city, arriving about 4:30 o’clock. Continue reading
Jersey County Democrat, 1932 [exact date unknow, after 27 April]
DEATH OF LOCAL TWIN RECALLS FAMILY HISTORY
Spelling of Name Changed to Conform With Pronunciation
With the death of James Chappee, life-long resident of the Newbern vicinity, which occurred a few weeks ago, interesting history concerning the Chappee family was recalled, and sent to the Jersey County Democrat by Jos. Chappee who lives in Pine Lawn, Missouri. The deceased was the twin brother of John Chappee who died two years ago. Continue reading