Monday, January 18, 2016

Cabinet Photograph of Mrs. Octave Lafond of West Gardner, Massachusetts

Cabinet photograph of a woman identified on the reverse as Mrs. Octave Lafond of Reagan Street, West Gardner, Massachusetts.  I believe the person providing the identification meant Regan Street.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions requested]

Octave Lafond was born January 7, 1852 at Nicolet, Quebec, son of Gregoire Lafond and Angele (Beausoleil) Lafond.

Based on the age of the photograph, unless the identification was written at a later date, Mrs. Octave Lafond was likely his first wife Delia (Normandin) Lafond, born about 1852 in Canada, daughter of Louis Normandin and Marie (Lariviere) Normandin.   Delia died January 4, 1906.

On October 3, 1908 at Gardner, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both, widower Octave Lafond married Lea (Galarneau) Filion, who was born about 1855 in Quebec, daughter of Joseph Galarneau and Florence (Belanger) Galarneau.  I haven't found information yet on Lea's first husband, Mr. Filion.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, and if you can identify which Mrs. Octave Lafond is in the photograph, based on your family research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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