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immigrant - Canada to US  male ancestor  Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit)  DESMARAIS

  (b. 21 June 1855 Saint-Pie, Lower Canada   d. abt. 1926 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )  

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Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) DESMARAIS was born 21 June 1855 in Saint-Pie, Lower Canada. Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) DESMARAIS was the child of Michel-Gregoire DESMARAIS   and   Marie DALPE dite PARISEAU and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean-Baptiste DESMARAIS and Magdeleine (Madeleine) LACASSE (maternal)  Michel DALPE dit PARISEAU and Louise DANSEREAU

Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1874.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marceline RAPANAULT (CYRIAC) (SYRIAC) (THIRIAC) 23 August 1874 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marceline RAPANAULT (CYRIAC) (SYRIAC) (THIRIAC)  was born 7 January 1851 in L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie).  She died abt. 1941 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.  She was the daughter of Michel CYRIAC dit RAPONNEAU (TIRIAC) and Flavie MORIN.

Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) DESMARAIS died abt. 1926 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.

"My grandfather, Leon Rapanault's wife was ??? Desmarais.I can't remember her first name.She had a brother Cyril whose wife was Marceline Rapanault my grand-Father's sister. I can only Remember the names of two of Of their children, Telesphore And Leona." Source: Lionel Rapanault, 6/ 21/ 2006

Details of the family tree of Cyrille appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) DESMARAIS
    Baptism Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1855 Birth
    21 June 1855
    Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada
  • 1861 St-Damase, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
    Name: Michel Desmarais
    Gender: Male
    Event Place: St-Damase, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
    Age: 33
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1828
    Birthplace: Bas Canada
    Marital Status: Married
    Religion: Catholique
    Page Number: 115
    Line Number: 10
    GS Film number: 517424
    Affiliate Film Number: C-1319-1320
    Digital Folder Number: 4108829
    Image Number: 244

    Name: Marie Pariseau
    Gender: Female
    Event Place: St-Damase, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
    Age:...

    1861 Canadian Census

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1871 - St-Damase, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
    Name: Cyrille Desmerais
    [Cyrille Desmarais]
    Gender: Male
    Age: 16
    Birth Year: abt 1855
    Birth Place: Quebec
    Religion: Catholic
    Origin: French
    Province: Quebec
    District: St Hyacinthe
    District Number: 121
    Division: 01
    Subdistrict: St Damase
    Subdistrict Number: a
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Joseph Lacombe 68
    Joseph Lacombe 33
    Noil Lacombe 21
    Olivier Lacombe 18
    Valérie Lacombe 15
    Isaac...

    1871 Canadian Census
  • 1874 Marriage / Partner
    Cyrille (Michel Cyrille Agapit) DESMARAIS and Marceline RAPANAULT (CYRIAC) (SYRIAC) (THIRIAC) 23 August 1874, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

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