It has been a while since my last update. In this time i have found that my “Robineau” grandfather is in fact buried in Timmins. I also managed to find an obituary, coutesy of the Timmins Library. I now even have a death certificate for Leonel.
I am debating how much to put on Ancestry.com. I have a subscription there, but don’t know what happens to the tree if i end the subscription. I may try to set up the Robineau family tree on this web site. This sounds like a project for a snowy, winter weekend. Hey! we all knew this family tree stuff was not going to happen overnight especially when you are competing with a full-time job that pays a bit more.
I have spent a lot of time on my side of the family tree. I also plan to cover my wifes’ side of the family, That would be Powells, Jenkins, White and Honour.
The Powell line starts with Karens father who was Thomas Edward Powell. He was a farmer near Wingham Ontario. His father was Robert Armstrong Powell. Robert Powell’s father was T.K. Powell. TK died at 100 years of age. His father was Thomas Powell who arrived in the Wigham area around 1860 from Porlock, Comerset County, England.
Roch Adrien Sauve married Marie Rose Alicia Cartie. Her father was Anicet (Dit Laliberte) Cartie. His fathers name was Charles (Dit Laliberte) Carty. His father was Jean Baptiste Curti. He arrived in Canada in the late 1700’s and his birth place is cited as Dauphine in the Diocese of Grenoble.
Notice how the last name seems to change from generation to generation. Those are not typo’s. Apparently even members of the same family had different last names. Often this was due to parish priests writing the wrong name in the birth certificate.
My mother is a Sauve.
Her father was Roch Adrien Sauve. Much like the Robineau line he decided in the 1940’s to move from Valleyfield to the big city lights of Lancaster Ontario. Subsequently the family moved to Cornwall. He had a sister “Germaine” who married a Bourcier and settled in Saginaw Michigan. There are interesting sub-stories all over these trees. One of Roch
Roch Adrien’s daughters married a Lavimodiere. The Lavimodiere tree includes a connection to Louis Riel, but more on that later.
Adrien’s fathers was Onesime Sauve. They lived in Valleyfield.
The first Sauve in this line was Pierre Jacques Sauve (dit Laplante). He arrived from Bordeaux France around 1700.