Hi. My name is Donald Theroux. I was born in West Warwick, RI on 16 Aug 1939. My father was Philip Francis Theroux, and his father was Francis Xavier(Charles) Theroux born on 3 Feb 1887 in St Genevieve deBastican to Eusebe Theroux and Philimena Veillet. As the story goes, Eusebe was a navigator in a long line of same in his family. His wife, Philomenna was helping him in his work within 1 month of F X Charles' birth when she fell in the frigid waters and died of pneumonia. One of Philamena's brothers was Eugene Veillet who married Etudienne Brouillet on 14 Sept 1880. he died sometime later within several years of their marriage. prior to his death she and Eugene had a baby girl, Marie Louise b. 12 July 1882. Now Eusebe was a widower with a 1 month old child, Charles....and Etudienne a widow with a girl only 5 years old. On 11 Sept 1888, Eusebe and Etudienne married and had other children, the first being Joseph Eugene (Raoul) b. 12 June 1889 (Wow, they just made the 9 mos of marriage)in St Genevieve. I have obtained a bith certificate for Eusebe during a visit to the Town several years ago. Sometime after this period, Eusebe, together with his father, Theophile Theroux, and his Uncle Joseph both of St Aime, Yamaska,(the area in Quebec generally accepted as the homeland of the Theroux family) left for work in the textile mills of New England. Specifically, Warwick, Rhode Island. (The section where they lived would become a separate Town, West warwick in 1913). Now the two children, Charles and Marie Louise, at birth first cousins and now also step brother and sister would be joined by other 1/2 brothers and sisters in addition to Raoul. They would be Bernadette b. 24 Jan 1893; Albertina (Eva) Marie b. 6 Apr 1895; Adjutor Homidas b. 21 sept 1897 and marie Ann b. 11 April 1900.Bernadette and Marie never married and lived together with Bernadette filling the role of homemaker and Marie becoming a supervisor working for the department of the Navy at the naval base, Quonsett Point. Their older brother, Raoul, also, never married. Adjutor married Mae Pierpoint and had 2 boys, Marshall & Albert. He had a very prestigous job and worked for RCA Records recording many of the country's biggest musical stars. He moved from Rhode island and lived most of his life in an apartment overlooking New York City's Central Park. The other girl Albertina (Eva)Marie had a job as Cashier at the local Centreville National Bank. These jobs during the early 20th century were generally not available to women but because of her talents she fulfilled this role. I have been in banking for over 40 years, most recently as a Vice President of Bank of America in Florida but started my career in that same local bank as Eva and working with some of the same people that still admired her skills. Despite her successes in the business world, she had another calling to the covent. She would become know as Sr. Marie de Precieux Sang of the cloistered order of nuns, of Precieux Sang, located in Nicolet, Qc, so very close to her mother's and father's home in Canada. I guess I can really appreciate her callings as besides my banking career for a brief period, I became a brother in the teaching order of the Brothers of the Christian Schools founded by Jean Baptiste de la Salle in France. However, now, instead of being a brother, I am a father of 2 boys and 2 girls and have 7 grandchildren with my wife Susan Jean Leduc. In 1988 we relocated from Rhode Island to Florida to enjoy the Winter sunshine and warmth. Finally after semi-retiring from Bank of America, we purchased a home overlooking the beautiful St Laurence River in LaMalbaie, Chalivoix. We were dran to the area when in the 1980's we were in search of records of my ancesters. Besides obtaining my grandfather, Charles, birth certificate St Genevieve we traveled to Baie St Paul to obtain information on my first ancester born in Canada, Andre Terou on 4 mar 1721 who was the child of Antoine Terou, a member of the French Army, and Margaret LaForest of Beaupre. It should be noted that since Antoine was the one and only Terou dit Laferte to arrive in New France that all persons sharing my name or it's derivitives are related with Antoine and margaret acting as our own Adam and Eves. I Hope I have expanded a little knowledge on a small portion of the Veillet family that you have found interesting. I would lke to receive information on Philomine and Eugene's siblings, Zoe, Marie H, Edouard (I have obtained info on his family from this site), Francois Xavier (for whom I'm sure my grandfather was named),Dolphis, Adelaide and finally, Sophie. These are the children I have listed of Narcisse and Euphresine St Arnaud. As parents of Nnarcisse, I have Joseph and Marie Louise Quessy (the grandmother of Marie Louise the daughter of Eugene for whom she was most likely named) and finally Michel Veillet and Josephte Normandin. i have no dates for most of these people or other children or information of them. i have checked the white pages for St Genevieve and have found no Veillet family members listed in the area, but with several located in nearby Vilages, i.e. trois Rivieres, Nicolet, etc.
My Great-aunt Marie, who is only 9 years older than my father and her sister, Bertha told me that every year they would travel to see their sister, Eva in the convent and they would visit several members of the Veillet family during those times. Sr Marie passed away in the 1970's and Marie and Bertha in the 1980's so perhaps someone will remember them. If you cannot sign on to GenForum please email me at dontheroux2@MSN.com. Thank you, and Bonjour, moi francais is une peu.