Peter Lashombe who has been sick for the past year, passed away Friday by dropsy, aged 70 years 8 months. Mr. Lashombe was a man of excellent habits, was liked by all. He leaves a wife and large family of grown children. The funeral was held on Monday, burial in the Catholic cemetery at Brasher Falls.
The Ogdensburg advance and St. Lawrence weekly Democrat., July 07
Son of Peter and Sophia (Moreau) LaShamb. Married Elmira Quenell October 19, 1855. Father of William, Virginia, Elmira, Beulah, Florence, Elizabeth, Alvin, Ann, Elmer, Ellen, June, Charles, Peter, Hanna, Frederick and Bert.
The "IV" in Pierre's name indicates that he was the fourth child born to his parents. This is done to distinguish him from a brother also named Pierre (II).
Notes for Pierre Pitre:
- 1860 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Peter Lowshom 40 (farmer), wife Amina 19, children Ellen 4, Jane 2, & Henry 1 month.
- 1870 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Peter Lashamb 38 (farmer), wife Almira 32, Ellen 14, Henry 10, Anna 8, Willie 6, Elmore 4, Alvin 1.
- 1880 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Peter Lashamb 47 (farmer), wife Meira 42, Henry 20, Hannah 18, William 16, Elmer 14, Elvira 12, Jane 7, Freddie 5, Lizzie 3, and his widowed mother Sophia 70.
- 1900 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Peater Lashomb 67, wife Elmira 63, Jennie 27, Lizzie 25, Bert 19, Fred 25, & his wife of 1 year Addie 20.
- 1910 Lawrence, St. Lawrence, NY: Widowed Elmira Lashomb 72 [Noted that she had 11 children and 10 still living.]
Ogdensburg Advance & St. Lawrence Weekly, Thursday 12 November 1903: Brasher Falls: Peter Lashomb of the Ridge is dangerously ill.
Obituary: Ogdensburg Advance, Thursday 7 July 1904: HELENA. Death of Peter Lashombe - Peter Lashombe who has been sick for the past year, passed away Friday by dropsy, aged 70 years 8 months. Mr. Lashombe was a man of excellent habits, was liked by all. He leaves a wife and large family of grown children. The funeral was held on Monday, burial in the Catholic cemetery at Brasher Falls.
Notes for Almira Quesnell:
Obituary: St. Lawrence Republican: Wednesday 5 Apr 1916: Mrs. Elmira Lashomb, who moved here from Brasher about 10 years ago died at her home here Saturday afternoon April 1st after a long illness. Mrs. Lashomb was born in Brasher 78 years ago and resided in that town for a great many years. For the past year she has been ill and unable to care for her home and has been cared for by her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lashomb, who moved from their home north of the village to their mother’s home here. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church here Monday morning, April 3rd, Father St. Jacques officiating, burial in the Catholic cemetery at Brasher Falls. Those left to mourn the loss of this mother and sister are her daughters Mrs. Charles Bostic and Mrs. Levi Youmell of this place, Henry, Fred and Bert Lashomb of Brasher, Peter of Antwerp, and her sisters, Mrs. Eliza Lashomb of Fort Jackson, Mrs. Anna Mousow of Bellingham, Washington, and Mrs. Alice Crapser of Nashua, Iowa, and her brothers, Moses Quinell of this place, Julius Quinell of Lawrenceville, Paul Quinell of Helena, Levi Quinell of Massena.
Obituaries for the children:
Ellen Lashomb: Massena Observer, Thursday, 18 February 1926: Mrs. Ellen Bostic, wife of Charles Bostic, passed away at he rhome in this village Sunday evening, February 7, after several months' illness, aged 70 year. She was born in Brasher, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lashomb and was united in marriage with Charles Bostic about 46 years ago and had had lived in this village nearly all the time since their marriage. Mrs. Bostic was highly respected and made many friend by her quite, unassuming ways and will be missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Peter Post, of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. l.evi Youmell, of this village, and Mrs. Lizzie O'Keefe, of Syracuse; five brothers, Henry, Fred and Bert Lashomb, of Brasher, Peter Lashomb of Florida, and Elmer Lashomb, of this village. The funeral services were held in the Catholic church Tuesday morning, Rev. J. L. St. Jacques officiating. Burial was made in Brasher Falls.
Anne 'Hannah' Lashomb: Massena Observer, Tuesday 21 June 1938: Mrs. Youmell Dies Suddenly at age of 76: Mrs. Hannah Lashomb Youmell, has died suddenly yesterday morning at her home at 13 Clark St. She had been in declining health for the past six months. Mrs. Youmell had arisen as usual about -- o'clock yesterday morning and was getting breakfast when she suffered a heart attack about 6 o'clock and died within a few minutes. Dr. Herbert Engel was called but Mrs. Youmell was dead when he arrived. Born in Maple Ridge District of the Town of Brasher, May 17, 1862, a daughter of Peter and Elmira Quenelle, she was married on July 3, 1884, to Levi Youmell at Brasher Falls. The couple lived here for four years and then went to North Lawrence where Mr. Youmell managed farms, operated a store and conducted an undertaking establishment until he retired 12 years ago and came to live in Massena. They had eight children, all of them died before they were a year old. Surviving are the husband, an adopted son, Earl Doren Youmell, Watertown; three brothers, Henry Lashomb, Maple Ridge; Peter Lashomb, Antwerp; Bert Lashomb, Brasher, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Keefe, Syracuse. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church with burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery at Brasher Falls.
Elizabeth Lashomb: Massena Observer, Thursday, 17 August 1950: Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth LaShomb O'Keefe, 72, were held in Syracuse Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Martin funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fayetteville. Interment took place in St. Agnes Cemetery. Mrs. O'Keefe died after a long illness on Thursday, Aug. 10, 1950 in Syracuse. A resident there for the past 40 years, she was born in Brasher Falls; a daughter of the late Peter and Elmira LaShomb. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Benjamin of North Syracuse and Mrs. Marion Silkworth of Daytona Beach, Fla., and two brothers, Peter LaShomb of Antwerp and Bert LaShomb of Brasher Falls Two grandchildren, Donald and Richard Benjamin and several nieces and nephews also survive.
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