I talked to my mom (Diane St. Pierre) and she stated Rose Petitgrew was born about 1902 and died on 17 Oct 1950. I can't find a death record on SSDI or Ancestry. I am still trying to figure out her last true last name and that of her parents. Rose was married with the last name of Langlois to Henri St. Pierre but her listing for the Saint Peter Cemetry in Lewiston, Maine was Petitgrew. As always any help is appreiciated.
Here is Rose's obituary from the Lewiston Daily Sun of 18 Oct. 1950:
One of Rose's brothers married a Langlois in 1904.
Any luck on finding a marriage record? My aunt said she thinks Rose's father was Elois? Langlois and her mom was Georgine Petitgrew (daughter of Jovide and Celina). My aunt Sue thinks Rose was married as a Langlois. 1st marriage maybe? Thanks for all the info.
This PDF file of marriages at St. Peter and Paul Church in Lewiston has the following entry for Henri and Rose:
Groom: ST.PIERRE HENRI
Bride: LANGLOIS ROSE
Date: 13-Feb 1927
Groom's Parents: ST.PIERRE Alfred & Zephirine Paulin
Bride's Parents: LANGLOIS Eloi & Georgine Pettigrew
Rose's parents, Jovide and Celina, were quite old when she was born. I'm wondering if her parents passed away when she was young and she was adopted by her older sister Georgine. Georgine was 30 years old and not yet married in 1911, and may not have had children of her own.
If you review Henri and Rose in these church records, they have Rose's last name as Pettigrew when it is listed as brides/grooms parents. How would I find the adoption record?
Yes, it looks like she identified herself as a Langlois when she married, but later reverted to Pettigrew. If she was in fact taken in by her sister, the adoption or guardianship might not have been officially recorded. If it was recorded, and it happened in Maine, the record would probably be found in county probate records. If it was recorded in Quebec, I'm not sure where the record would be found, or whether the record would be open for inspection.
Two other ideas for further research: Find Rose's border crossing record (FamilySearch has an index; Ancestry.com has images); and check the 1921 Canadian census (due for release later this year) to see if she was living with the Langlois family, and whether she is called their daughter, adopted daughter, sister, etc.
Hi Richard, Vicki is my wife. She cant remember her log on stuff for this site. I am wondering if you could email her any of the family info, or email it to me. Vicki is on Facebook if you want to connect with her directly.