Sunday, December 9, 2012

Malo Families in Lewiston, Maine

Salutations Malo Cousins!

Recently I have been researching the Lewiston, Maine Malos.  One thing I noticed on was that there was a lot of confusion on this line so I thought I would relay that line here and I request that anyone who has information to add to this Malo line or if there are corrections I need to make, please message me below.  I do have 5th and 6th generations, but I have omitted them here for privacy.  

The Lewiston Malo line originates from two sons of Pierre Hayet dit Malo (1810-1899) and Charlotte Amiot (1818 – 1881). These sons are: 1. Louis Pierre Hayet dit Malo (1843-1894) and 2. Charles Hayet dit Malo  (1854-1914). These brothers emigrated from Quebec to Lewiston, Maine.

There are quite a few points of confusion on this line. In this blog I will look at what seems to be the three biggest points of confusion surrounding the Lewiston Malos.  That is, four Joseph E Malos all born around the same time, Doris Malo, and where Jean Baptiste Stanislaus Malo was born. 

The main point of confusion is the four Joseph E Malos as they have been mixed up in various trees on I wanted to delineate these four Josephs here. Two of these Josephs are not from this line, but they have been confused with it. I hope this will lead to some conversation as to the details of these Malo cousins:  
1.      Joseph Emerilde Malo b. 1898 in Lewiston, ME (death date unknown). Though his birth record indicates his parents were Stanislaus B Malo (1873 – 1956) and Marie Emelina Caron (1877 – 1969) he does not show up on the 1900 census with his family  He may have died as an infant since no other record was found for him.
2.      Joseph Emery Malo b. 1898 in MA. According to the 1930 and 1940 census he lived in Searsport, ME. He died in Searsport, ME 1963. His parents were Emery Malo (b. 1872 - 1932) and Rose Anna Goulet (1870 – 1912). Though not a Lewiston Malo, Joseph Emery is a cousin of these other Josephs and he has been mixed up with them in some family trees on Joseph Emery is descended from Jean Baptiste Stanislas Hayet dit Malo, who just happens to be the the brother of Pierre Hayet dit Malo mentioned above. Joseph Emery's wife was Rose Mary Socea.
3.      Joseph E Malo was born 1898 in Canada and in 1940 was living in Seattle, Washington.  His parents are currently unknown to me. Though not a Lewiston Malo, this Joseph E Malo has been mixed up with the Lewiston Malos in some family trees on
4.      Joseph Emile Malo (1902 -1977) was born in Lewiston, ME, son of Louis Malo (1871 – 1938) and Marie Caroline Turcotte (1872- 1957). He has also been confused in the various trees on His spouse is a point of confusion in her own right. According to the Maine marriage record his spouse was M. B. Lessard. The 1930 census gives her name as Blanche. According to this record, Blanche was born in 1906 in Canada. Many people have Joseph's spouse as Marie Rose Alma Lessard also born in Canada abt.1906, or they have listed both Blanche (no last name) and Marie Rose Alma Lessard. I found this confusing as there is only one marriage record for Joseph Emile on and at These two Lessard girls had different parents so they are not the same person. It could be that Joseph married twice, but I am doubtful of that. Perhaps someone found a second marriage record for him offline.  
The second point of confusion I want to report on is that of Doris Malo. Doris is the granddaughter of Stanislaus B Malo and Marie Emelina Caron and lived with them in 1940. On various family trees, Some people report her as Dolly, others as Doris, and some people have her as Dolly Doris Bernice Malo, daughter of Louis Edward Stanislas Malo (son of Stanislaus B.) and Marie Anne Vermette/Mariann. I was not sure at first if Dolly and Doris were the same person or two different people as I had not found a birth record for Doris, Dolly or a Doris Dolly yet. I did find three marriage indexes for Doris. A descendant of Doris said that Doris and Dolly are the same person and that Doris had a brother named Robert G.  Marie Anne Vermette parents were Edward Vermette and Demerise Demers. Demerise's parents are believed to Evangeliste Demers and Adele Boucher. 

The birth record below should resolve the third point of confusion. This record is for Jean Baptiste Stanislaus Malo, better known as Stanislaus B. Malo, the one mentioned above. Though most people on have him born in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, he was born in St-Damase, Québec, Canada. Next to the birth record is a photo of Marie Florida Malo, sister of Jean Baptiste Stanislaus Malo.

              Marie Florida Malo (1887-1978)

The census below is the 1930 census with Joseph Emery Malo located in Searsport, Maine, USA

Here is how I have constructed the Lewiston line, any suggestions are welcomed as my goal is to provide quality information! 

1 Pierre Hayet dit Malo b: 1810 in Quebec, Canada, d: Abt. 1899 in Quebec, Canada

  ... + Justine Chagnon b: Abt. 1813 in Quebec, Canada, m: Abt. 1833 in Verchères, Québec, d: 1839 in St Damase, St Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

......2 Olive Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1835 in Quebec, Canada

...     ......2 Marg Delphine Hayet dit Malo b: 19 Nov 1834 in Verchères, d: 23 Oct 1905 in St-Damase (St-Hyacinthe), Québec
......2 Pierre Ayet Dit Malo b: Feb 1839 in Quebec, Canada
...+ Charlotte Amiot b: Abt. 1818 in Quebec, Canada, m: Abt. 1841, d:1881 Quebec, Canada
......2 Olympe Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1852 in Quebec, Canada
......2 Omer Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1854 in Quebec, Canada
......2 Arsene Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1844 in Quebec, Canada
......2 Damase Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1848 in Quebec, Canada
......2 Louis P Hayet dit Malo b: 05 mai 1843 in St. Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: 05 Jul 1894 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA
...... + Celanire Darsigny b: Feb 1848 in St-Daase, Quebec, Canada, m: 24 Oct 1865 in St-Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: ; Y
.........3 Philias Malo b: Abt. 1876 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 25 Feb 1951 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
.........3 Rosa Malo b: Abt. 1878 in St-Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: 28 Oct 1881 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
.........3 Louis Pierre Malo Jr. b: 07 Aug 1871 in St-Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: 05 Apr 1938 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
......... + Marie Caroline Turcotte b: Sep 1872 in Quebec, Canada, m: 10 Aug 1891, d: ; Y
............4 Eva Malo b: 12 Oct 1911 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
............4 Felix Malo b: 30 May 1893 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, d: 17 Jun 1967 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA; Age: 74
............ + Eva Beaudoin b: Aug 1893 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA, m: 11 Oct 1915 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
............4 Alfred Malo b: 08 Jan 1895 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA, d: ; Y
............4 Alphonse Malo b: 22 Mar 1898 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA, d: 19 Mar 1908 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
............4 Joseph Emile Malo b: 29 Jun 1902 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA, d: Jun 1977 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA
               + M. Blanche Lessard b: 1906, Canada.
............4 Lucien Laurent Malo b: 13 Jan 1908 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA, d: Aug 1991 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA
............4 Philibert Malo b: 21 Feb 1910 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
............4 Maurice Malo b: 10 May 1900 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States of America, d: Nov 1985 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States of America
.........3 Stanislaus B Malo b: Abt. 1873 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 23 Oct 1956 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
......... + Marie Emelina Caron b: 27 Apr 1877 in Quebec, Canada, m: 01 Mar 1897 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 25 Sep 1969 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA
............4 Therese Malo b: Abt. 1925 in Maine
............4 Joseph Emerilde Malo b: 30 Mar 1898 in Lewiston, Maine
............4 Edward Malo b: Abt. 1899, d: 27 Jun 1901 in Lewiston
............4 Louis Edward Stanislas Malo b: 09 Dec 1900 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
............ + Marie Anne Vermette b: Mar 1889 in Canada
............4 Joseph Antonio Malo b: 16 Dec 1899 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine USA
............ + Marie Ann Florence Halle b: May 1902 in Canada
.........3 Delima Malo b: 17 Oct 1866 in St-Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: 31 Jan 1951 in Lisbon, ME
.........3 Almaide Malo b: Abt. 1869 in Lewiston, ME, USA, d: 04 Sep 1944 in Lewiston (Androscoggin) Maine, USA
.........3 Clairilinda Malo b: 01 Oct 1890 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 06 Feb 1981 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
.........3 Marie Florida Malo b: 30 Apr 1887 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 02 May 1978 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
.........3 Eva Malo b: 17 Dec 1888 in Lewiston Ward 6, Androscoggin, Maine, d: 13 Sep 1951 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
.........3 Leonie Malo b: Sep 1880 in St-Damase, Quebec, Canada, d: ; Y
.........3 Anna M Malo b: 31 Dec 1882 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA, d: 14 Feb 1932 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
......2 Louise Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1850 in Quebec, Canada
......2 Armenie or Hermine Hayet dit Malo b: Abt. 1842 in Quebec, Canada
+ Pierre Joseph Vincent
2 Charles Malo b: Apr 1854 in Canada French, d: Lewiston, ME
+ Belzemire Welch b: 1860 in Quebec, Canada, m: 1889, d: Lewiston, ME
.........3 Alice Gracia Malo
.........3 Laura Malo b: 25 Dec 1889 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, d: 25 Oct 1972 in Boston, Suffork, Massachusetts, United States
......... + Peter O Dandurand b: 01 Mar 1888 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, m: Massachusetts, United States, d: Mar 1969 in Boston, Suffork, Massachusetts, United States
.........3 Corine Malo b: 1900 in Massachusetts, d: 1984
.........3 Yvone Malo b: 1892 in Maine

Au revoir mes cousins!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eugene Ayet dit Malo and the French Prairie

Good Morning to all my French Canadian Cousins!

First I have to say thanks to Record Click for allowing me to double post this blog that I originally titled The French Prairie - A Hidden Piece of Oregon History. I was working on a family tree with roots in Oregon last month and I came across a Malo family while searching through the 1895 Oregon census. I was a bit surprised because the various Malo branches that left Quebec generally immigrated to New England. Being a Malo family researcher I just had to figure out how Eugene Malo wound up in Gervais, Oregon living on the French Prairie, and who his parents were.

Anyone who has studied American history knows about the Oregon Trail. Did you know that before the pioneers came to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, there was already a settlement in the Willamette Valley known as the French Prairie? Even the State of Oregon on their Oregon History website that begins with prehistory of Oregon, had failed to mention this community except as two small blurbs. No mention of the people of the French Prairie, who they were, or the role they played in Oregon history. I just had to find out!

The original European settlement on the French Prairie was populated by French Canadians, Acadians, and Metis people from Quebec and the Red River Valley. While the Americans were busy with the War of 1812, the North West Company brought them there in 1813 as fur trappers under the auspicious of the Willamette Trading Post. By 1821 the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) absorbed the North West Company and took over the Willamette Trading Post. If you had ancestors that lived in the French Prairie community, you may find records about them in the Manitoba archives as the HBC donated their records to the province of Manitoba.

Coming across this lapse of history on the official State of Oregon website it made me wonder what else about Oregon history was hidden. As a descendant of the Red River Valley community, Acadians and Amerindians, it occurred to me genealogy and politics were intrinsically linked. I have this urge to advocate for my ancestors buried there on the French Prairie, so far away from home and loved ones. The critical role they played in the history of Oregon should not be swept away for the more quixotic notion of pioneers and wagon trains. These pioneers were amazing and courageous, but none more so than the settlers in the French Prairie community. These French Canadian and Metis settlers paved the way for the pioneers. To know more about the French Prairie visit the website of the St. Paul Mission Historical Society.

Why Eugene Malo came to Oregon is still a mystery to me. Maybe if I dig a bit deeper I will find out. What I do know is that he is my 5thcousin. He first arrived in Oregon at the age of 17 in 1876, he is back with his family in Quebec in 1881, then he arrived in Oregon again in 1882 at the age of 22, and also in 1888 at the age of 29. He married Eulalie Foisy, who was born on the French Prairie, daughter of Medard Godard Foisy b. 1816 in Quebec d. 1880 on the French Prairie, and Marie Anne Delard 1833 – 1908, born and died on the French Prairie. Eugene and Eulalie had nine children. I found his obituary and a gravesite photo on the Find-a-Grave website. I posted his genealogy below.

Line of descendency from Gilles Hayet b. and d. in France, perhaps in the area of St Malo, to Eugene Malo.
1-Gilles Hayet (1610 – )
+Jeanne Héreault (1615 - 1669)
. . . . 2-Jean Hayet dit St. Malo (1639 - 1721)
. . . . +Catherine Galbrun (1667- 1744)
. . . . . . . . 3-Louis Hayet dit St Malo (1691 -1770)
. . . . . . . . +Marie Madeleine Emery dit Coderre (1698- 1753)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Michel Ayet Malo (1733 - 1791)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Marie Cecile Petit (1737 - 1771)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Joseph Ayet Malo (abt. 1766 -)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Rose Mabriand (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Joseph Ayet Malo (16 August 1791 - 7 March 1857)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Marie-Anne Gravel (21 July 1801 -)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Jean Baptiste Malo (about 1828 - 8 December 1906)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Délima Pelletier (15 July 1836 - 26 October 1867)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Eugene Malo (1859 - 6 January 1920)

This photo of Catherine Malo (daughter of Eugene Ayet dit  Malo and Eulalie Foisy) and Juanita Gleason is from the St. Paul Mission website. Catherine Malo is on the left.
The Alfred Perkins Frost Bible has reference to Roy Octave Malo and his sons. Roy Octave is the son of Eugene Malo and Eulalie Foisy.  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Confused Over Leon Malo?

Three Leons and Two Philomènes

I got a little caught-up on these three Leon Malos and their two Leon sons so I hope that this information helps any of you interested in these families.

1.      Leon Malo

Birth 13 Feb. 1833 in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
he married:

Philomène Brodeur

Birth 05 November 1836 in Varennes, Québec
Death 16 April 1905 in Ste-Julie,Co. Verchères, Quebec 

They had the following children:

Olympe Ayet dit Malo 1862 –
Rachel Ayet dit Malo 1863 –
Théodore Ayet dit Malo 1864 –
Eugénie Clara Ayet dit Malo 1866 –
Maxime Ayet dit Malo 1868 –
Zenon Malo 1870 –
Leon Arsène Urgèle Ayet dit Malo 1871 –
Sara Malo 1874 –
Joséphine Anna Malo 1878 –
Orpha Malo 1880 –

This couple and their children lived in Quebec and did not immigrate to the United States.

2.      Leon Malo

Birth Dec 1836 in Quebec
DeaDeath 7 Aug 1900 in Somersworth, New Hampshire

He married:

Philomène "Phebe" Muir or Muire

Birth: 16 May1836 Beloeil (St-Mathieu),Co. Verchères, Québec

They had the following children:

Angeline Malo 1865 –
Napoleon Malo 1865 –
Edmund Malo 1871 –
Milena Malo 1875 –
Alida Malo 1876 – 1960
Lydia Malo 1877 – 1925
Tancrede Peter Malo 1878 –
This couple and their children immigrated to Somersworth, New Hampshire, United States.

3.   Leon Malo

Birth abt. 1848 in Varennes, Verchères, Quebec where he lived and was married
DeDeath 28 Apr 1900 in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts

He married:

Vitaline “Victoria” Payette

Birth Dec 1852 in Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Death 7 Mar 1937 in Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

They had the following children:

Leon Malo 1870 –
Napolean Malo 1871 – 1914
Ernest Malo 1874 –
Oscar Malo 1876 –
Regina Malo 1878 –
Clara Malo 1879 –
Delia Malo 1881 – 1907
Charles Malo 1887 –
Albina Malo 1888 –
Eva Malo 1889 –
Anna Leodivine Malo 1895 – 1990

Signing out,

Jacques Malo

Monday, May 28, 2012

Malo Name Varients

Cousins de Malo de Salutations !

Have you hit a brick wall with your Malo genealogy? I would not be surprised if you have because I have been stuck many times searching for Malos in New England and Canada. I discuss my most recent state of "stuckness" below.  If you are stuck. try spelling out Malo phonetically several different ways and use those variants to search with. Another quick way to identify variants is to use a soundex. WeRelate offers an open-source database of name variants. Once you locate one variant in the records, try searching using that variant because it may have been used more than once. The links below will help you with your search.

Malo Name Varients
Here are the name variants I came across when searching for Malos:

Mollo, Moleau, Malh, Mello, Milo, Melo, Malow, Maylo, Maylow, Mallow, Melloh, Miilu, Milly, Miles, Mehl, Mahle, Mal, Mals, Male, Mall, Matos, Nalow, and Calo

Where I Continue to be Stuck
I am still trying to break through the brick wall I mentioned in a previous post and I hope someone can help me! I am searching for the parents of Louis Mao married to Sarah Vandal (also given as Harriett Vandale). I am not sure why on some census she is listed as Sarah, and Harriett on others, as they appear to be the same person. Though there are some discrepancies in the documents, I think this is the same family, please tell me what you think. Here are their details:

Louis Malo
Louis Malo (1863 in his Civil War record)
Lewis Milo (1880 Census)
Louis Malo (1900 Census)

Birth Year:
1838 (Civil War record)
1844 Canada (1880 Census)
Jun 1838 Canada (1900 Census)

Immigration Year:
1841 (1900 Census)
1863 Brimfield MA, (from what appears to be a Civil War record. He is listed as an alien and married)
1880 Putnam, Windham, CT.
1900: Ward 2, Worcester, MA

1872 (in what appears to be his naturalization record)

Death: July 7, 1908 Worcester, MA and buried in Putnum, CT


Sarah (1880 & 1920 census, and death record)
Harriet (1900 census)
Ardiet Malo (1910 census) (looks like the ‘H” was omitted from her first name)

1846 Canada (1880 and 1900 census and death record)
1842 Canada (1920 census)
Feb. 1850 Canada (1900 census)

Marriage Year:
1861 (1900 Census)

Immigration Year:
1852 (1900 Census)
1864 (1910 Census)
1849 (1920 Census)

1880 Putnam, Windham, CT.
1900: Ward 2, Worcester, MA
1910: Ward 2, Worcester, MA
1920: Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts

Death: Oxford 12 May, 1926

WeRelate - Home Page

WeRelate -  Name Variant Page

RootsWeb's Soundex Converter

Au revoir mes cousins!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Elmira La Fond and Louis Napoleon Malo

Cousins de Malo de Salutations!

I noticed on, that there were quite a few people with Elmira La Fond in their tree but they did not have her marriage. She was married to Louis Napoleon Malo, the son of Louis Malo and Sarah Vandal who are mentioned in the previous blog.

Elmira’s details are:

Birth16 Jun 1871 Weedon, Wolfe, Quebec, CanadaDeath Living

Death Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Elmira’s parents were:
  • Alexandre Lafond 1828 –
  • Caroline Marie Gauthier 1852 –
Elmira's birth record is posted below.

Elmira and Louis Napoleon had three children that are all late, the last living child passing on in 2000 at the age of 95.

Elmira and Louis Napoleon divorced and I have not been able to find any other records for her.

Louis Napoleon remarried Mary Annie Olds b. 1875.  I have no children for this couple. Mary Annie Olds parents were:
  • Albert Olds
  • Annie Mary Shears
Au revoir mes cousins!