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Updated August 13, 2008

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My parents were:
William Herbert Robinson of Laconia, N.H. and Florence Zemir LeTourneau of Haverhill, Mass.
Four children:
Aurelie Ann Higgins, husband Neil, children Kathy*, Jeff and Kim;
*Kathy: four children, Lydia, Annamarie, Adam and Christian
Pamela S. Robinson, daughter, Anna
Valerie Jean Stammitti, husband, Richard, children Emily and Bobby
William Jay Robinson, wife, Lisa, children Josh, Nathan and Emma.

--(I am uncertain about the information in this paragraph but think my father, William, is the son of William H. and Vera E. Robinson of Laconia. In the 1930 census, they were living in Lancaster, ages 35 and 25, respectively; they are also listed as having two daughters, Mary L. and Sally A.
William Sr.'s parents are listed as born in England (father) and Canada (mother), and Vera's, New Hampshire and Vermont. From the census, children: Mary L. 6; William H. Robinson Jr., 3; Sally A. 4 1/2--)

On the LeTourneau side: Our grandfather, Emile LeTourneau, came from Trois Rivieres, Quebec, born in 1888. The Social Security index says he died in September, 1973, in Andover, Mass. 1930 census says he entered the US in 1900, and was a World War I veteran, which coincides with family stories.

A great-uncle in Quebec who was a Marist brother, Brother Paul Joseph, recorded this info about his siblings and their children on Feb. 11, 1957, in letters to my mother. His letters name three brothers, not including our grandfather, Emile, or himself. I thought there were more siblings. I've added some info (in parentheses) found on the Internet. The letter says my grandfather, Emile, was 66 as of Nov14, 1954. and, according to the letters, his siblings were:

Eva married Lorenzo Roy=2 boys, 1 girl
Dara married George Witticker**=1 girl
Ida married Wilfrid Gaudett=2 girls
Lorraine married Benny De Lucas=1 boy
Alain married Jerry Myers=3 boys
Richard married --unknown=4 boys
Robert married--unknown--5 boys
Leo married--unknown--1 boy
Louis married unknown--2 boys
Albert married--unknown--no children
**(not sure of the handwriting)

--(1930 census says::
William 49 Delvina (wife) 44 Both born in Canada
Birth years are approximate; ages come from April 1930 census and match up with reports..
Eva 21, 1909?
Dora 20, 1910? not Dara?
Alain 16, or Allin (LDS records show an Alain James LeTourneau married Nov. 1946; died Jan. 1974), 1914?
Albert 13, 1917
Robert 11, 1919
Ida 9, 1921?
Leo 8, 1922
Louie 7, 1923
Richard 1, 1928
No listing for Lorraine in the 1930 census; born later?)--

Henry Jr. married Rita Myers=3 boys, 1 girl
Robert married Gertrude Langelier=3 girls
Delia married Larry O'Neil=1 boy, 1 girl
Rita married Ernest Terrio=2 boys
Raymond married Betty Mandry=1 boy

--(From the 1930 census
Henry (Sr.) LeTourneau 43 at time wife Delia 37
Henry Jr., 14
Delia, 12
Rita, 11
Robert, 9
Raymond 5 months)--

Reny married Violet Desrosiers=1 boy (Rene Paul Letourneau, born on 03/28/1922 in Lawrence, MA - died February 05, 2002)
Richard married Mary Murphy=2 boys
Annette married Rosaire Rossignol--no children
Theresa married Emile Levasseur=1 boy
Donat died March 6, 1954, according to the letter

--(from census, handwriting illegible:
Donat 37 (?) in 1930 census
wife Mathe? sp. 28, born in Maine (AKA Maddy?)
Annette, 9
Rene, 8
Richard, 6
Therese, 5 months?)--
---(ADDED: Rene(Reny?) Paul Jr. born 9/14/43, son David Michael Letourneau born 09/12/71. Rene Jr. married Georgina Ruth Ozinski, born on 11/24/1945 in Buffalo, NY ((That makes David my second cousin, once removed, I believe, if I'm reading the Wikipedia Cousin Chart correctly.))---

--(from the 1930 census, Emile was 41; wife, Florence M., was 45; daughter, Florence Z., was 9 months old.) They lived in Georgetown.) Emile's birthplace: Canada; Florence M.'s: Massachusetts; her father: New Hampshire, mother: Maine.

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