Re: Cléophas Claing et Joseph Claing (Province Québec)
Cleophas Claing and Mathilde Lemire married in New Hampshire, USA.They are my great grandparents.One of their children, Marie Malvina Claing, is my grandmother.
Part of her siblings stayed in the United States and part returned to Canada.
Their children are:
Joseph, Alfred, Cleophas, Jean-Baptiste, Georges, Albina, Antoine, Noel, my grandmother, Malvina, Joseph Cleophas and Yvonne.
Georges/George married three times.His 1st wife was Rose Leclaire.Rose died shortly after the birth of their only child, a daughter, who also died.He then married Elizabeth Benoit.They had at least 7 children.Two lived to adulthood.His 3rd wife was Bernadette Lebel.They had 5 children.One died young.One died during World War 11.All are now gone.
Albina married several times and I have found no children of any of her marriages.She is buried here in a local cemetery.
Yvonne returned to Canada and married.I was in touch with one of her descendants several years back and then she stopped speaking to me.She married in Canada and lived out her life there.
All the older boys married at least once and some a few times.When my computer crashed I lost some of the info and haven't yet put it into the new one.I do have the info in notes.
My grandmother married at the age of 15 years.She and my grandfather had 13 children.All but two aunts are now gone.Out of 13, a daughter and a son died very young.Some have now passed on.I am one of 6 children born of my father.One uncle had 2 marriages and 10 children.Another uncle had 5 children.One aunt had 2 children.Another aunt had 5 children.Another uncle had 3 children.Another uncle had 6 children.Another uncle had 1 son.Another uncle had 4 children.
Charlene "Messier" Crosthwaite