Re: Besset/Dextraze marriages
My grandmother Odina Dextraze, AKA Alice, AKA Audine, was the daughter of Leon Deztraze and Elmire Bessette. They were married in Mont St-Gregoire Iberville on April 9, 1866.
Odine was born June 26, 1867 and married Hormidas Messier in Iberville on Jan. 7, 1889.
From what I remember of children, all last named Messier:
George, Laura, Gaston, Raoul, Laurette, Roland. Laura was my grandmother. She married Joseph Doria Nadeau and my father Yves Nadeau was her oldest son.
It has taken me three years to track down Odina Dextraze. The name on the wedding license was Odina Dextras, or Destrosses-Bergiers. See my dilemma? She was listed in the 1881 Census of Canada as Alice Dextraze.