Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Pierre Dextraze and family

Photo courtesy of Annie Carlile

This is a photo of the gravestone of my fourth-great-grandparents, Pierre Dextraze and Charlotte Robidoux of Quebec, Canada. I've done some research on this family, and I've found a lot of information with the help of other researchers, but my information on them is by no means complete. I'm sure that the second Pierre Dextraze listed is the son of the first, as the age matches that of the son listed in the 1881 census I've found for Pierre Sr. Adeline is probably Pierre Jr's sister, given the birthdate. The third Pierre could be the son of Pierre Jr, which would make three generations of Pierre Dextraze's buried in the same place.

The IHS on the cross looks familiar. This family was Catholic, as was Michael Barrett, whose gravestone I saw this symbol on previously. So it's neat to see some consistency in religious symbols, even though these families were separated by language, culture, country, and distance.


Gibson Family said...

How are you related to him?

ironhide781 said...

He is Frenchy's great-grandfather.

Seashell2014 said...

I was doing a search for images of the cemetery at Mont Saint Gregoire and came across this post. These people are in my family tree! Pierre (b. 1810) and Charlotte are my 2nd great grandparents. You are correct - there are 3 Pierre's buried here. It's always interesting to find distant "cousins" this way!

ironhide781 said...

Hi Seashell, nics to meet you cousin! How are you descended from Pierre and Charlotte? I'm descended from their daughter Scholastique Dextraze. Do you have much info on events in their lives? All I have so far is some birth, marriage, and death dates.

Thanks for writing.