The reason that circa 1870 is listed as a birth year is because of the age-at-death listed on her death record in the Mass. Vital Statistics. I have since done some investigation and did, also, find a Parmelie Ledoux born circa 1864 in St. Liboire. The circumstantial evidence makes her a high possibility for my ancestor:
My ancestor’s daughter Marie Aurore was baptized at St. James in Manville, Rhode Island. The godparents were Emma Ledoux and Saul Benoit.
My mother said her grandmother came from Canada from a place that sounded to her child’s ears like “St. Neboire.”
My mother also said her grandmother had relatives in Fall River MA.
The Parmelie b. 1864 in St. Liboire, had a sister Emma and a neighbor Saul Benoit in the 1881 Canadian census. Neither of them are recorded in the 1891 census I saw.
Looks like Saul Benoit is the brother of Ursule Benoit who was the mother of this Parmelie in St. Liboire. And it looks as if Saul was in Fall River in the mid-1880s.
So, I’m thinking that I need to find some collateral record from a known relative that places St. Liboire as the place from which my Parmelie came. 1864 seems like it would be a good fit for a birth year since my Parmelie married Francois Xavier Brunelle who is reported to have been born in 1863. I am looking for their marriage record, which, according to family lore was in Manville Rhode Island. But the repetoires and registers I found in Woonsocket don’t list them.
That’s where my search went in May. Do you have other information?