I was born in 1954, and we also went to Massena to visit (during the late 50's/early 60's)my mom's Aunt Irene Lacombe, Uncle Erwin Lacombe, and Uncle Irving Lacombe. They were the siblings of Joseph Earl. They were definately all of short stature!
My brother who was born in 1948, remembers visiting with a gr. Grandmother Emma Barney Lacombe, all the Aunts and Uncles too. He recalls that she ran a boarding house, which provided good meals and her children assisted.