I am away from home this week and don’t have access to my paperwork, so I’ll skip a week for the family of Charles Tourville and Sophie Arpajou.
Joséphine Cantin is my maternal great-great-grandmother. Well, she is also my paternal great-great-grandmother. My parents were first cousins so I have a lot of duplicates in my tree but this one came as a surprise as I discovered last year that Joséphine’s grandmother is Josephte Hubou-Tourville, daughter of Jérôme Hubou-Tourville and Catherine Brunet. So that makes another line of Tourvilles in my tree!
Born in Lachenaie in 1830 to Nicolas Cantin and Clémence Content, Joséphine married Antoine Laneuville on May 3, 1858 in Notre-Dame Church in Montreal. Antoine had lost his wife, Adélaïde Laurendeau, one year earlier with whom he had 10 children. You would think that Adélaïde would show on my genealogy program as my step-great-great-grandmother. Not she’s not. She is my great-great-great-aunt because Antoine first wife was the sister of Esther Laurendeau, a paternal great-great-grandmother (and also a maternal great-great-mother of course). Are you still following?
Joséphine must be the earliest ancestor for whom I have a picture. This picture was taken around 1864-65 because my great-grandfather was born in 1861 and he’s not older than 4-5 years old. Antoine died in July 1867 at age 52 so I wondered why this picture was taken without him. Perhaps he was sick?
Joséphine died in 1909, she was buried in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.