Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Louis Malo and Sarah (Harriett) Vandale Family Revisited

Tom Brummett sent me the information below on the Louis Malo and Sarah/Harriett/Henriette Vandal family. Thanks Tom! 

Elmira (Lafond) Malo, spouse of Louis Napoleon Malo, date of death 26 February 1949, burial Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, MA. Source Worcester, MA death records 1949, #466

Louis Napoleon Malo marriage to Marie Elmire Lafond - 10 September 1886 - Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut. He list his age as 22, she as 21. She misstated her age to avoid parental consent. No license exist, just index entry as CT did not require certificates to be filed until 1888.

Louis Malo - circa 1838

1872 naturalization record is for a different Louis Malo.  I researched the Voluntown vitals and a Louis with a different named wife had children there. (Kim’s Note:  the Louis Malo in Voluntown moved to Massachusetts, he married Marie Alexandrine Herbert)

He and Henriette were in Brimfield, MA in March 1867 as she gave birth to daughter Ellen who died in Putnam in April 1868.

Still at a wall for Louis Malo’s parents names - death certificate list names as "unknown", His marriage took place 3 Sept. 1859 in Putnam, Ct, recorded as general index entries only (no parent info) as CT did not require certificates to be filed until 1888.  St. Mary’s Curch, Putnam, published records start in 1866.  Still some hope there as I found out the church had a mission known as the "Quinnebaug Hall" where they held services, need to find out from the diocese if those records exist and will they share them. 

I suspect Louis came from the St. Ours/Sorel, Richelieu area of Quebec.  Many of the town and church records list that as where various community members came from.  This is common for the mill villages, as the textile mills advertised for workers from Quebec and they seemed to avoid areas where other mills were advertising (honor among thieves I suppose).

Harriet/Henriette Vandale - born 24 May 1850 in St. Ours as Hermine to Pierre Vandal (no 'e', that is a U.S. name variation) and Angeline Poncy dit Dauphine.  I have no idea where Sarah came from in the 1860 Census.

Louis Napoleon Malo - I have birth, children and many residences and occupations, no death yet.  I think it will be in Otsego county NY, because he and Annie Mary are there in 1940 and searches on her indicate she was from there as a young girl/woman.

Elmire Lafond - as she is not a direct descendent, my work has centered on her relationship with Louis N. Malo I have searched in several northeast CT towns and as yet have not located a marriage, theirs may turn out to be a common law marriage.  I have no death date/location yet, but I am convinced it will be Worcester, MA as two of her daughters lived their later years there (Elmire Malo Boivin is buried there).

Elmire Malo Boivin (Aug 1890, Ipswich, MA) - if some researchers have trouble locating her, that's because she was placed with Herod & Adeline Vandal Talbot (her great aunt & uncle) early in life to be raised as their own (see 1890 Census, Thompson, CT. she is 9 years old and listed as their daughter).  I have her vitals from birth to grave and all confirm her identity

Kim's Note:  I have attached some hard to find items, Louis Malo's naturalization record, Harriett (Sarah) Vandale's baptism record, and a copy of the 1860 census with Harriett (Sarah) Vandale.