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Church Report Sunday: Mathilde Belair’s 1923 Burial Report Receive US

Mathilde Cloutier, second spouse of my paternal great-grandfather Pierre Belair, died 95 years in the past on 16 April 1923. [1]

Pierre’s first spouse, Angélina Meunier, died in July 1896, forsaking seven youngsters, together with my grandfather (Pépère) Fred, who was solely six years outdated.

A yr later, Pierre married Mathilde Cloutier, who was born and raised in Ste-Cécile-de-Masham, Pontiac County, Quebec, like Pierre and his household. That they had 5 youngsters: two sons and three daughters.

Mathilde’s burial report doesn’t point out the reason for demise (such data not often did), however she was 62 years outdated at her demise. Her husband was current on the funeral on 18 April, together with their son Joseph, my grandfather’s eldest half-brother.

I don’t know what sort of relationship Fred had together with his stepmother. I want I had considered asking him when he was older after I received serious about family tree.

Mathilde Cloutier burial report (Ancestry)

The burial report above reads in French:

Ce dix-huit avril mil neuf cent vingt-trois / je soussigné curé de cette paroisse ai / inhumé dans notre cimetière le / corps de Mathilde Cloutier, épouse / de Pierre Belair, de cette paroisse / et y décédée avant-hier âgée de / soixante ans. Etaient pré / sents Pierre Belair, Joseph Belair et autres dad and mom et amis qui ne / revinrent pas après le service. 
[signed] Hector Yelle, ptre

My English translation:

This 18 April nineteen hundred and twenty-three / I undersigned [parish priest] of this parish have / interred in our cemetery the / physique of Mathilde Cloutier, spouse of Pierre Belair, of this parish / and who died [the day] earlier than yesterday aged of / sixty years. Have been pre / despatched Pierre Belair, Joseph Belair and different family and mates who didn’t / return [to the church] after the [burial] service. 
[signed] Hector Yelle, [priest]


1. Ste-Cécile (Ste-Cécile-de-Masham, Quebec), parish register, 1918-1930, p. 95 verso, entry no. S.11 (1923), Mathilde Cloutier burial, 18 April 1923; Ste-Cécile-de-Masham parish; digital photos, “Quebec Important and Church Data (Drouin Assortment), 1621-1967”, Ancestry ( : accessed 30 March 2018).

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