I am trying to find out if my Marie/Mary Arsenault, born 02 April 1867 in New Brunswick, Canada might be the Marie born 1867 to Pascal and Mary Doucet Arseneau. She married a James or John Downey/Downie and had 2 children that I know of, Mary Josephine Downie and Emma Ileen Downie. Mary Josephine is my great grandmother. Also, there is a Lilly Arsenault, born 29 April 1881. I don't know what relationship to Marie but I think that she is related somehow. Is this your Pascal and is the Reine DOUCET maybe a sister of Mary Doucet's come to look after the children after her death? Also, I think I have found where Pascal had moved into the city of Saint John with Mary, 2nd wife.
Household Record 1881 Canadian Census
Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Pascal ARSENEAU W Male French 48 New Brunswick Cultivateur & Journalier Catholique
Thomas ARSENEAU Male French 18 New Brunswick Cultivateur Fils Catholique
Celestin ARSENEAU Male French 16 New Brunswick Cultivateur Fils Catholique
Marie ARSENEAU Female French 14 New Brunswick Catholique
Elizabeth ARSENEAU Female French 12 New Brunswick Catholique
Helene ARSENEAU Female French 10 New Brunswick Catholique
Joseph ARSENEAU Male French 8 New Brunswick Catholique
Rose Delima ARSENEAU Female French 6 New Brunswick Catholique
Reine DOUCET Female French 41 New Brunswick Servante Catholique
Census Place Beresford, Gloucester, New Brunswick
Family History Library Film 1375822
NA Film Number C-13186
Page Number 24
Household Number 88
And here they are in the 1901 census:
District: NB SAINT JOHN (#21)
Subdistrict: Prince (Ward/Quartier) e-3 Page 16
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Images are from National Archives Web Site
Details: Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6443
Transcriber: Fran Broomer
39 180 Arsanault Pascal M Husband M Oct 15 1833 68 PANB
40 180 Arsanault Mary F Wife M Dec 24 1861 39 PANB
41 180 Arsanault Frank M Son S Jul 17 1883 17 PANB
42 180 Arsanault Gertrude F Daughter S Mar 15 1886 15 PANB
43 180 Arsanault Gilbert M Son S Apr 3 1892 9 PANB Links *
44 180 Arsanault Hattie F Daughter S Jun 11 1895 5 PANB
45 180 Arsanault Flora F Daughter S Feb 3 1898 3 PANB
46 180 Arsanault John M Son S Jan 15 1899 1 PANB
47 180 Arsanault Thomas M Son S Jan 17 1862 38 PANB
*Dataset: County Birth Registers PANB RS141A2/2
GILBERT ARSENEAU (M), PASCAL ARSENEAU, MARY CORMIER, 03 April 1892, BATHURST, GL
Link: 1901 Census (Line 43)
The following note applies to line 47:
'this line is struck out'
Is this Thomas a son by his first marriage? I think he is struck out on this page because he might be visiting and is listed somewhere else.
By 1901 my Marie/Mary Arsenault is widowed and remarried to a man named Thomas Wisted and living in Victoria Ward of Saint John City. Do you think she could be the 14 year old Marie in the 1881 census with Pascal?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Terry Sale