Socio-economic study of the north-western part of the ancestral land of the Laberge family in L'Ange-Gardien in 1947- Editing of a master’s thesis presented in Quebec in 1948.
A message appeared once on the website, at the time of the golden age of the family forum, reported that in 2012-13, I celebrated the 90th anniversary of my birth, since I was born in October 14, 1922, the twelfth of seventeen children of my dear and venerable parents Joseph-Edouard and Marie-Laure Lachance. I wanted to highlight in particular this event and make a royal gift publishing my master’s thesis presented to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Laval University in Quebec in 1948. That thesis has been just released as "L'Habitant de la Coste des Beaux Prés ". Socio-economic study of a rural family from L'Ange-Gardien a suburb of Quebec in 1947, " XVIII, 190p.
This study presents in 1947 the story of my family and the L'Ange-Gardien family farm which is none other than the southwest part of the land of the ancestors. We do know that Robert de la Berge, a native of Normandy, bequeathed his estate of three acres in 1697, after dividing it into two plots of 1.5 acre each, respectively assigned to each of his two sons. Nicolas received the western part and Guillaume the eastern, with the family home built above. Nicolas went to the fur trade in the west to make money and he never came back, then his ownership moved to the families of William Marois, bailiff of Beaupré, who married a daughter of Robert. This land will remains owner of the Marois family until August 20, 1850, while the land of Louis Marois was sold by the sheriff to pay its debts. This plot of land of the ancestor is the Purpose of this study. The picture of the house is published on page 46 of the book, which also shows several historical views of the farm in 1947 and the parish of L'Ange-Gardien. This family home was built in 1854 by Louis Goulet, full aged-man and carpenter, to provide shelter to his family after his marriage a year later. Note that I related these events in my memoirs published in 2005 as " Confidences dans les Jardins de Bois-Lotinville", XLIV, 479p, which completed our family story saga. Everyone knows that the ancestral home of the Laberge family now belongs to our cousin Philippe C. from Texas, who wants to make it a family museum that’s well underway. Note as well that our cousin Ronald H. from Albany, New York, published in 2009 a beautiful translation of the life of the ancestor under the title: "Research on the origins of ..."42p. 363p.
The four major divisions of"L’Habitant..." – the place, family, workshop, external organizations (religion, neighbourhood, parish) – group together the 12 chapters that present over time, a realistic portrait of a period that almost no longer exists of the ancestral land, where are from the 12 generations of a large and proud Laberge-Labarge family, Quebecers and American.
Suzanne Marchend published in 2002 his beautiful and well documented doctoral thesis under the title "Partir pour la famille". "Pregnancy and childbirth in Quebec 1900-1950 ", 269P. She noted among the authors who have observed and analyzed the lifestyles of men and women of that time, and I quote "... and Lionel Laberge, whose thesis " Portait sur une famille rurale" submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1948 (his own family) living in the village of L'Ange-Gardien "p. 14, 257. Suzanne Marchand added that "despite the passage of years" the works of some of these researchers are still considered to be exceptionally high quality and the observations they provide us are exciting ". Translated from French by Joseph Christollin E-mail: email@example.com http://www.finestranslations.comhttp://www.finestranslations.com