Need help with David Doucet profile ends in an orphanage and he listed parents on son's marriage record

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David Doucet ,b.1873 . d.1 Sept. 1941 Magog Quebec Canada.
All traces end at orphanage in Montreal, he listed his parents on son Edgar Doucet's marriage certificate. Following these names Louis Leon Doucet was found and it is listed that he had daughters only. Document pics in profiles
WikiTree profile: David Doucet
asked in Genealogy Help by Elaina Doucet G2G Crew (590 points)

7 Answers

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This is in the era when boatloads of British Home Children were being shipped out to Canada to work on farms. Have you considered the possibility that the Doucet family might have taken in an orpan for similar purposes?
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (617k points)
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Marriage 1897-03-01 Magog
David Doucet, Son of Louis Doucet and Émilie Guay

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899W-X86K?cc=1321742&wc=9RLK-4WY%3A15749001%2C15749002%2C14994803 : 16 July 2014), Magog > Saint-Patrice > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1885-1899 > image 420 of 692; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

answered by E Martin G2G6 Mach 4 (49.5k points)
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Mariage 1877-01-23 St-Gilles (Lotbinière)
Louis Léon Doucet, jardinier,
natif de la paroisse de Perrière*, Calvados, en France
et Émilie Guay

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99S-LWCC?cc=1321742&wc=9RLC-PTT%3A20923701%2C21295701%2C13626703 : 16 July 2014), Saint-Gilles > Saint-Gilles-de-Beaurivage > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1877-1900 > image 16 of 461; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

* Perrières est une commune française, située dans le département du Calvados en région Normandie, peuplée de 321 habitants. Wikipédia
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perri%C3%A8res
 

answered by E Martin G2G6 Mach 4 (49.5k points)
edited by E Martin
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Child - Marie Léontine Emma
"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99S-LWCD?cc=1321742&wc=9RLC-PTT%3A20923701%2C21295701%2C13626703 : 16 July 2014), Saint-Gilles > Saint-Gilles-de-Beaurivage > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1877-1900 > image 20 of 461; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

answered by E Martin G2G6 Mach 4 (49.5k points)
Joseph Guay was the child's grandfather, this child is a female , biological child to Louis Leon Doucet & Emilie Guay, the child in question was Baptized Joseph David, he is listed as (enfant ne la veille) parents unknown. This is were my trace ends, till I find evidence he was adopted or he just adopted their names. They where listed as dead on marriage certificate, yet Louis Leon Doucet remarried in 1900.
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answered by E Martin G2G6 Mach 4 (49.5k points)
This proves Louis and Emilie lived in Canada, this is not in question, I do not deny they exist. My Trace is to find David before 1901 and the only thing I have found is baptism of orphan child Jos. David 1873.
this also shows that Louis and Émilie have no children with them in their household.
+3 votes
ok, have entered the data in his bio on what shows on his baptism, as well as his marriage data, and purported father's marriage data.  Right there is conflicting info, on David's marriage his supposed deceased father is listed as having been a mechanic, but Louis Léon on his own marriage is listed as a gardener.  

Cannot find David by name in 1881 census.  I don't know how any children in orphanages were recorded in that census, if you actually know which orphanage then you can possibly find the census data for it for 1881 and see if he is listed on it.  Sorry, this boy appears to be one of these dead ends we all run into sometimes.
answered by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
My point exactly, thank you Danielle. This brick wall is killing me and my cousin who is in his mid 70's.
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RESUME

On a le mariage de Louis Léon Doucet et Émilie Guay en 1877 à St-Gilles de Lotbinière.

Ensuite, j'ai trouvé la naissance de 2 filles, Léontine (1877-1878) et Louise (31 août 1879) à St-Gilles.

Au recensement de 1881, le couple Louis et Émilie Doucet est sans enfants et demeure avec les beaux-parents Joseph Guay.

On ne retrouve pas Louis et Émilie Doucet dans le recensement de 1891 de la paroisse St-Gilles.

Ensuite, on a le mariage de David en 1897 à Magog.

(...) David, journalier de cette paroisse (Magog),

fils majeur de feu Louis Doucet, en son vivant mécanicien,

et de feue Émilie Guay,

ci-devant de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, (...)

Donc, Louis Léon est décédé avant le mariage de David, et ce n'est probablement pas lui qui s'est remarié en 1900 ???


Il manque beaucoup d'informations : la naissance de David, le décès de Louis Léon et Émilie...

David, adopté ou pas adopté, je ne sais pas ???

 

answered by E Martin G2G6 Mach 4 (49.5k points)
edited by E Martin

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