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Xavier Francois (Pitre) LaShomb (1842 - 1935)

Xavier Francois (Frank) LaShomb formerly Pitre
Born in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1861 in Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New York, United Statesmap
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Died at age 93 in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence, New York, United Statesmap
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Notes for Xavier Francois Pitre


- 1870 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Leashamb 28 (farmer), wife Emma 23, children Henry 7, Leora 3 (deaf), William 5, & Alexander 2.

- 1880 Helena, Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Lashamb 38 (farmer), wife Emma 35, children Henry 16, William 14, Florence 12, Alexander 10, Ellen 8, Allen 7, Mary A. 5, & Sarah 3.

- 1900 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Lashomb 56 (May 1844) (farmer), wife of 39 years Emma 53 (Jul 1846), Allen 22 and Anna 10; widowed daughter Mary A. Burget 35 (May 1865) and her 2 children Cora M. 1 (Dec 1898) & Guy Burget 1 (Aug 1898); and widowed daughter Lillia Besau 24 (Mar 1876). [The birth dates are in conflict with ages given in the 1880 census. Also it is noted that both widows have 1 child each, but Cora & Guy are listed as Burget.]

- 1910 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Lashomb 66, wife of 47 years Emma 64, Alixander 37, Allan 35, Anna 20, & grandchildren Cora 12 & Guy 11 [ED 111, p. 3B]

- 1920 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Lashomb 76 (dairy farmer), wife Mary 74, and Alexander 45 (Bush Road).

- 1930 Brasher, St. Lawrence, NY: Frank Lashombe 90 (widowed) with son Allen 50, & daughter Florence 55.

Massena Observer, Thursday 17 September 1931: Frank LaShomb is Honored at Party - Reunion is held on Home Farm on Maple Ridge near Brasher Center on Tuesday - Members of the LaShomb family gathered at the old home farm on Maple Ridge, near Brasher Center, Tuesday in honor of Frank LaShomb, the oldest member of the family, who celebrates his birthday this month. Mr. LaShomb does not know the exact date of his birth but believes it was in the middle of September about 89 years ago. Mr. LaShomb was born on a farm not far from his present home. He is a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Peter LaShomb, who came to this section from Canada. He grew to manhood and married Miss Emma Currier and she died two years ago. He has one brother, Lewis LaShomb, of Massena, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Raymo, of Maple Ridge. He also has three sons, William, of Massena; Henry, of Helena; Allen, on the home farm; two daughters, Mrs. Nelson Berry, of Raymondville, and Mrs. Henry Mayville, of Helena.


Massena Observer, Thursday, 29 August 1935: Brasher Center: Several from here attended the funeral of Frank LaShombe, aged 96 years, last Monday at the Roman Catholic Church, Brasher Falls. Mr. LaShomb was a life long resident of Brasher and the last surviving member of a large family. He leaves three sons, William, of Massena, Henry, of Madrid, and Allen with whom he lives; two daughters, Mrs. Nelson Berry, of Chase Mills, and Florence, of Brasher. We extend sympathy to the family.


Saint Patrick Cemetery, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA [1]

Notes for Emma Currier

Obituary: Massena Observer, Thursday, 28 February 1929: Mrs. Emma Currier Lashombe, aged 85 years, was taken to the Hepburn hospital Tuesday, February 19, and died Wednesday, having been in poor health all winter. Her remains were brought to her home about three miles from the Center on the Bush road, Thursday, and funeral services were held Saturday at the R.C. church at Brasher Falls. Burial in St. Patrick’s cemetery. Mrs. Lashombe was a good, quiet woman, who devoted her whole life to her home and family. Her husband, Frank Lashombe, three sons, William, of Massena, Allen and Henry F., of Brasher, and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Mayville, of Helena, Mrs. Nelson Berry, of Louisville, and Miss Florence Lashombe, of Brasher, survive.

Obituaries for the children

William Lashomb: Herald Recorder, Potsdam NY: Friday, 27 December 1946: Services were conducted in St. Mary's church, Potsdam, Monday morning for William Frank Lashomb, 84, Star Route, Potsdam, who died in Elm Street hospital Friday afternoon. Born in Brasher Falls, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma Currier Lashomb and for many years had been a farmer who retired in the late thirties. His wife, the former Miss Anna Harriman, died in May, 1938. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Carey (Jessie) Eddy of Watertown; Mrs. Fred (Lottie) Sutherland, Allston, Mass.; Mrs. William (Mildred) Hoover, Poughkeepsie; Mrs. Allie (Gladys) Foss, Lancaster, N. H., and Mrs. Claude (Anna) Hodgkins, Watertown and four sons, Hubert, Potsdam; Guy and Leon, Norfolk, and Arthur Lashomb, Watertown; 47 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgkins were residents of Winthrop in the teen years.

Florence Lashomb: Courier & Freeman, Potsdam, 27 May 1942: Funeral services were held May 16, at St. Patrick’s Church for Miss Florence Lashomb, who passed away Thursday at the home of her brother, Allen Lashomb, at Brasher Center. Miss Lashomb was born in the town of Brasher Sept. 12, 1867, one of six children of the late Frank and Emma Currier Lashomb. She was deaf and dumb. Several weeks ago she was operated upon at Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensburg, and was home only a short time before her death. Surviving, besides her brother, Allen, are two brothers, Henry of Helena and Will of Massena, and two sisters, Mrs. Nelson Berry, Raymondville, and Mrs. Henry Mayville, Helena. Rev. John A. Cotter sang the requiem mass. Interment was made in St. Patricks' Cemetery.

Alexander Lashomb: Massena Observer, Thursday, 9 June 1927: Alexander LaShombe, aged 55 years, died at the Hepburn hospital in Ogdensburg Wednesday, May 25, after an illness of one week. Undertaker Hammill, of Winthrop, went to Ogdensburg and brought the remains to the home of his aged parents, with whom he lived. Funeral services were held from St. Patrick church, Brasher Falls, Friday. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Surviving, besides his parents, are three brothers, Allen, of Sackets Harbor, William, of Massena, and Henry, of Brasher Falls; and two sisters, Mrs. Della Mayville, of Helena, and Mrs. Lillian Berry, of Chase Mills.

Lillian Lashomb: Massena Observer, Tuesday, 13 March 1973: Norfolk: Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian LaShomb Berry, 89, Norfolk, widow of Nelson Berry, were held Monday morning at the Church of the Visitation with the Rev. George Lemieux, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Brasher Falls Cemetery. She died Thursday, Mar. 8, 1973, in Potsdam Hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Irene Vari, Norwood, Mrs. Edith Cornish, Norfolk, Mrs. Mary Ploof, Massena; four sons, Carl, Peoria, Ill., Arthur, Spokane, Wash., Leo, Berlin, Mass., Jerry, Brasher Falls; 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Berry was born in Brasher Falls Nov. 14, 1883, a daughter of Frank and Emma Courier LaShomb. She was married to Nelson Berry and they lived in Potsdam. He died 20 years ago. Mrs. Berry moved to Norfolk two years ago.

Della Lashomb: Massena Observer, Thursday, 16 November 1933: The death of Mrs. Henry Mayville, 61, occurred Thursday evening at her home here following an illness of a few months of dropsy and liver trouble. Mrs. Mayville has lived in this vicinity for several years and has many friends who extend sympathy to her husband and stepchildren as well as brothers and several nieces and nephews. Before her marriage to Mr. Mayville she was Miss Della Lashomb, of Brasher. The stepchildren are Mrs. Peter Dumont and Nelson Mayville, of this place, Mrs. Louis Dumont, of Bombay, Mrs. Robert Donnelly, of Madrid. Several step-grandchildren also survive. The funeral took place at Brasher Falls Roman Catholic church Saturday morning and interment was at St. Patrick's cemetery there. Monsignor C. J. Crowley officiated at the mass. Mrs. Claude Hodgskins who has been caring for her aunt, Mrs. Mayville, returned to her home at Watertown Saturday afternoon.


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  • United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 July 2019), Frank Lashomb, Brasher Township, Election District 2 Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 77, sheet 7B, family 171, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,156.
  • United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 July 2019), Frank Lashomb, Brasher, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 111, sheet 3B, family 78, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1074; FHL microfilm 1,375,087.
  • New York State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2014), Frank Lashomb, Brasher, St Lawrence, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2012); citing p. 13, line 28, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 March 2019), memorial page for Frank LaShomb (29 Mar 1842–19 Aug 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28718262, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by just-me (contributor 47023020) .
  • "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2019), entry for Francois Xavier "Frank" Pitre /LaShomb/, cites sources; file (2:2:2:MMDV-XT2), submitted 16 October 2015 by SharpstenRichard [identity withheld for privacy].

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LaShomb-146 and Pitre-819 appear to represent the same person because: same parents, siblings, birth and death
posted by Cari (Ebert) Starosta

Rejected matches › Frank William Doxtader (1858-1923)

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