I need help with my biggest roadblock. I have been trying to determine who my 4th great grandparents are. I believe the following to be true from research:
William Cormier born Fiskdale, MA abt 1857
Frances Cormier " " " " 1864
JULIE/A Cormier " " " " 1864 (my 2nd gg)
Edouard Cormier " " " apr 4 1867
Odenea Cormier unknown
All born of Theophile Cormier of Berthier and Modeste Godbout (my 3rd gg).
This is all I have been able to find. Ideally, I would like the parents of Theophile and Modeste. And to see if they were married in Fiskdale. I would also like the birthdate of Julie/a Cormier.
Is anyone able to tell me more regarding this couple? Or, does anyone know where these records are kept? Are they in Fiskdale? Because I can make a day trip there...
Thanks in advance,
ADDED ON JAN. 19, 2013:
Theophile Cormier's obituary reads:
from the Evening Reporter (Woonsocket, RI), January 14, 1903, page 5:
Theophile Cormier died at his home, 26 Fourth St., Tuesday evening, after an illness of six months, aged 77 years. He was born at St. Berthier, P.Q., and had lived here for the past 15 years. Previously he had resided at Albion and at Fiskdale, Mass. Deceased leaves one son, Edmund Cormier, of Gaulin Avenue, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Roy and Miss Odenea Cormier, both of this city. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Ann's Church.
(Due to living in areas without a lot of French people, they often Anglicized their names. So, you will see the Cormier family under the following names: Colmer, Colman, Comea or Corner.)
Modeste Godbout (aka Mary Goodnough, Goodnow)died on Nov. 26, 1877 in Sturbridge, Worcester, MA. Is anyone able to find a death record or obituary?
Thank you in advance,