Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Spin the Ancestor Roulette Wheel!

It’s Saturday, so it's time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun at Genea-Musings!

Tonight’s challenge is “Spin the Ancestor Roulette Wheel!” The mission: choose a great-grandmother, take her year of birth and divide it by 125. Round off the number and find the person it belongs to in your ancestor list. Write about that ancestor and give 3-5 facts about her. When done, share the details in a “post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment” in Randy’s blog Genea-Musings.

Here’s how I did.

1) I chose my great-grandmother Clémentine (Léveillé) Desgroseilliers (1878-1969). Her birth year of 1878 divided by 125 is 15.02, rounded down to 15.

2) #15 on my ancestor list is Olivine (Hotte) Beauvais (1877-1926). She was born on or about 10 January 1877 in Hartwell (now Chénéville), Papineau County, Quebec, Canada, the younger daughter of Louis and Marguerite (Lacasse) Hotte. Olivine married Joseph Beauvais on 16 August 1897 in Hartwell. She died on 4 June 1926 in Moonbeam, Cochrane District, Ontario.

3) Five facts about my great-grandmother Olivine:

i. Olivine and Joseph were sixth cousins through their common ancestors Guillaume Labelle (ca 1649-1710) and his wife Anne Charbonneau (1657-1729).

ii. Olivine was the mother of sixteen children – twelve sons and four daughters, the last two children being fraternal twin boys, born 23 years after their eldest sibling.

iii. Olivine and Joseph left their home in southwestern Quebec in about 1899 to live in Franklin County, New York for a few years. Their second child, son Oscar, was born there in Tupper Lake.

iv. After returning to Canada, Olivine, Joseph and their family later moved to northern Ontario in the early 1920s and settled in the village of Moonbeam.

v. Olivine died in June 1926 of cardiac asthenia, which seems to be an old-fashioned term for weakness of the heart or heart-exhaustion.

4) I'm done and I've blogged about it!

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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