More than a year ago, I blogged about the fact that I could find no death record for my great-great grandmother Marie Bonin. Marie was born to Jacques/Jean Bonin and Amable Dupre and baptized at St. Ours, Lower Canada on 28 July 1827. She married Joseph Pierre Allard 30 January 1849 at St-Denis-sur-Richelieu. She had 15 children, at least 7 of which died in infancy. Her husband died in 1875. Until now, I hadn’t been able to trace her past the 1881 census when she was still in St-Denis.
Yesterday, October 30th, I posted a query on the Quebec-Research list and quickly found my answer. A “genealogy angel” found her death record in Millbury, Massachusetts on 26 October 1895. She died of pneumonia.
Obviously, sometime after 1881, she moved to Massachusetts! At least 2 of her sons, were there, although my great grandmother Onesime Allard had already emigrated to Manitoba.
She was not buried in Massachusetts however. Her body was sent “home” to St-Denis where she was buried on…..wait for it…October 30!
She definitely wanted me to find that record!
I have no photo of her grave, if it even is a marked grave after all this time. However here’s a picture of the beautiful church, built in 1796.