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Yesterday's ride was one of discovering were my GF ancestry is from.
Here are a few pics of her Grandfathers roots and his final resting area.

1st picture of the map of regions where he's from:



1st Stop - Where he grew up- Town of Chesterville used to be known as St-Paul de Chester.



He was originally from the USA lived in Maine and crossed over to Canada because of hard times there and was a Master Carpenter who specialized in building Churches.
Next picture is the local church of his home town where he was honoured by his Parish - But he did not build this church.



Only plaque on the found on the front of the Church honoring his contributions to the Parish.


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View from inside the Church looking out:



His final resting Grounds:



The best view of the lot



Final toast



I should have taken a pic of the local bar in Chesterville - It was so small, it did not have good footing for the bikes so we road out to the next local city of Victoriaville about 20 minutes away to toast the family and its history.

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hhmm was in the Navy with a guy named Ouellette

neat stuff

my family had a book written around 1980 , I'm a big genealogy fanatic

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hhmm was in the Navy with a guy named Ouellette
I'm a big genealogy fanatic
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That's pretty cool I wonder if they are related somehow or have connection from Maine?
I'm becoming more and more a genealogy fan also has everyone from both my mom and dad side of my family are all gone..just got 3 left on my father's side that includes my father who is 86 and his 2 surviving sisters.

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Carol and I will be riding back to Kansas the middle of June for a family reunion. After the reunion she flys back to Las Vegas and work. I'm goin out to Colorado for a few days then head home. When I get back I'd like to make a contribution.

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My best friends name is Ouellette. His parents are both from Maine. They met 50 or so years ago. Funny part is they have the same last name but different spellings. One is Ouellette and the other only has 1 T(Ouellete), and thier not related. Bob and Francouis Ouellette.

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I don't know much about my roots on my fathers side since that a$$wipe split before I hit the age of one. On my mom's side, however this is my grandfather in 1926 - one of 3 "motor cops" in Fresno, CA. I've posted this picture before but I figure I have some pretty good genes so I like to brag a little.


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[QUOTE[My best friends name is Ouellette. His parents are both from Maine[/QUOTE]

Lot of French families from the St John Valley and Ft Kent/ Aroostook County area have branches in Conneticut, they moved down for work at Pratt and Whitney, Phizer and the the other big companies. Ouellette is the most common spelling up there, But I've seen it with no E on the end, one T , and I knew a guy from Presque Isle that spelled it Willette.

I'd bet there are more than a few Pelletier' s, Clukey's, Daigles, Morneault's,
Cote's, Dubois ( du Bay, du bwah , du Boys) Thibodeaus , Theriault, Soucier, Saucier, Belanger, and Rioux (reo) in the phone books there.
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I don't know much about my roots on my fathers side since that a$$wipe split before I hit the age of one. On my mom's side, however this is my grandfather in 1926 - one of 3 "motor cops" in Fresno, CA. I've posted this picture before but I figure I have some pretty good genes so I like to brag a little.

GREAT genes. Nuff said.

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1st & 3rd Generation

Here is my Grandpa back in 1943 with his '42 Indian leaving home in Minnisota
to migrate to California.. stayed in Cali the rest of his life, he told me he couldn't stand the winters in Minnisota and Cali was better for motorcycling.


Here is Me in 2007 with my 2004 RoadKing stripped down trying to duplicate the look in B&W


My Dad stills rides (2009 RK) but at this time i don't have any pics of him, and he don't know how to photo bucket.....
Me and my 2012 RGU

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