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Greniers from Quebec to West Warwick, RI

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Greniers from Quebec to West Warwick, RI

Posted: 5 Jul 2005 11:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2005 11:31AM GMT
Surnames: Grenier

I am seeking information on a Grenier Family which seems to have originated in Quebec and moved to West Warwick, Kent Co., RI. This is for my wife's side.

Her gr-grandfather was Aime Grenier, born about 1868. He married Rossanna, born about 1869. They are both buried in St. Joseph's Cemetary in West Warwick, RI. Aime's family immigrated from French-Canada (we are pretty sure Quebec) in 1886/87 (damn that lost 1890 census). I have found them in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses, all in W. Warwick. In the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Alphonse Grenier is listed as "Father" to Aime.

Alphonse was born about 1843 in French-Canada. I have located a 1881 Canadian Census record on that lists a widowed Alphonse Grenier with Aime, Oliver, and Elizabeth. The birthdates for both Alphonse and Aime match my U.S. census records, so I am confident this is them.

From there things get difficult. A Google search turned up this site:, which has an Alphonse married to Marguerite Bonenfant, with son Oliver. But few other details are listed (no birth dates, just marriages).

My wife's 98 year old grandmother (daugther of Aime) seems to recall Alphonse, an uncle Oliver, and grandmother Marguerite; but I would like to find documented evidence linking all of these finds together.

Any help filling in this side of the tree would be much appreciated.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BryanLeeLewis 5 Jul 2005 5:26PM GMT 
David Boudreau 26 Nov 2005 7:43PM GMT 
BryanLeeLewis 26 Nov 2005 8:12PM GMT 
David Boudreau 28 Nov 2005 8:45PM GMT 
BryanLeeLewis 28 Nov 2005 8:50PM GMT 
patrick knight 12 Jun 2006 11:33PM GMT 
BryanLeeLewis 12 Jun 2006 11:41PM GMT 
dfdrzewo 18 Feb 2013 7:43PM GMT 
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