The Family of Georges A LaPlante

+5 votes
I am really stuck on the Laplante side of the tree and I'm hoping some of the nice Quebecois people and others here can lend me a hand. I have bare bones sources for this side. Here's what I DO know thanks to a book my grandmother gave me:

Joseph Laplante married Georginna Ross June 3, 1895.  Joe was born circa 1874 and died 9/17/1957 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.

His dad was Georges A. Laplant/Laplante and Familysearch doesn't have much on him save for the source I included when I made his profile. My grandmother's book makes mention of a Francois LaPlante and someone with the last name of Godier as a spouse.

If someone can help me fill in the gaps, that would be great. Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Georges Laplante
in Genealogy Help by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (415k points)

3 Answers

+7 votes

According to the LAFRANCE database subscription), there's record of the following marriage:

George Laplante, the son of Jean Laplante and Marie Charest, married Marie Philomène Godier, the daugher of François Xavier Godier and Olive Blanchet on 31 May 1864 in Cap-St-Ignace.  This is the only Laplante/Godier marriage in the database.  This George(s) must have died in the 1870s, as the widowed Philomène Godier married Paul Moreau in 1877 in Cap-St-Ignace.  

by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (290k points)
He had to have died after his son Joseph was born in 1874. Here's Joseph's profile:

It might also explain why the censuses don't mention him. He most likely died in Canada before Joe immigrated to the US.

Godier and Blanchet are both mentioned in the book. No first names. So, these have to be them! Thanks!

There anything about those two? I can't even find these two on the Genealogy of Quebec site.
Yup. And am editing accordingly. Just found Philomene Godier. Just added a ton of info! Thanks! Working on Philomene's profile now.
Wow. Had to be careful with Francois Xavier Godier. There were two according to Familysearch. One was married to Olive Blanchet and the other was a child. No sources, yet.
+1 vote

George, the son of Jean Baptiste Labourière dit Laplante and Marie Marguerite Chorette was  born:  

26 juil 1832 St-Louis de Kamouraska

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch( : 16 July 2014), Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska > Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1826-1840 > image 300 of 497; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
Thanks, E! Did you fill in the tree? I go eat and come back and suddenly the tree is full. Thanks!

FamilySearch's tree looks sort of like this. Sort of. It's a mess.
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Chris,   Canadian French names are very complicated,once in United States

there names are simplified.The book you have does it give there French Canadian,names ??? There birth names.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
My grandmother just listed the names as she knew them.

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