Annie Charest – Maine

Charest Family Tree

In the Enhanced News Archive blog, I’ve featured family trees that were created to hold an obit, that I found in an old newspaper. Usually when I find one item in a newspaper, I can find some more family items in the same newspaper collection. The Annie Charest family tree is the latest example of this phenomenon.

I found the following obit:

obit - Annie Charest age 31 obit Jun 1928 - Maine

I then create a text file to help me build a tree to hold the screen print of the obit.

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Annie Charest
age 31

born: Abt. 1897

died: Jun 1928
Wednesday
at Hebron Sanatorium
had lived there for eleven (11) years

father: Pierre Charest
mother: late Annie (Reymond) Charest

survive:
father

five (5) brothers
Joseph – Lewiston, Maine
Alphee – Hartford, Conn

Adelard – Lewiston, Maine
Jean – Auburn, Maine
Ludger – Lewiston, Maine

six (6) sisters
Mrs. Samuel Gauvin – Winooski, Vt
Ernestine – Mrs. Charles Ouellette – St. Philomene, Que
Dorlida – Mrs. Sylvio Plourde – New Bedford, Mass
Desneiges Desverge – Mrs. Wilfred Raymond – Auburn, Maine
Beatrice – Mrs. Donat Tardif – Auburn, Maine
Miss Mathilda Charest – Auburn, Maine – Mrs Thomas Garvey

address: 132 Sixth Street
Auburn, Maine

[I added the screen print to the FindAGrave page.]
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The screen print of obit is on:
Find A Grave Memorial# 76582033
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Tree created:
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Tree Name: Annie Charest – age 31 obit Jun 1928 – Maine – Family Tree
Tree Owner: josemunoz2546
Tree Link: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/114862274/family/
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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Jun 14, 1928

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mYEpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0mYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1639%2C6084943
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I started populating the tree with the above information and also picked up records.

Some of those records had death dates for the people and I was able to find nine other obits. and I created screen prints and text files for each of the nine.

Gallery - from one obit Charest Family Tree

The Gallery collection comes off of the Ancestry dot com tree file. The first obit I found is the one with a think red box around it. Notice that on long obituaries, I crop the image and create a screen print that fits better on the tree. I also created screen prints of records that I felt would be needed to confirm names, dates or locations.

The following family tree shows what the tree can become by picking up one obit and filling in the branches as new records are found, confirmed and brought into the tree.

The tree is for illustration only. The boxes are too small to read but you can see how a huge tree can be created from just one obituary.

Charest Family Tree

I hope this information will help the Charest family with their trees.

Thank You.

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan


Below are the text files for each of the additional nine obits that I was able to fine. Note each has the name of the newspaper and link to the page or item. There are several newspapers in the Maine collection that come from Lewiston [See at bottom of this blog.]

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Wilfred Raymond
age 86

born: 07 Jul 1892

died: 24 Apr 1979 Thursday
at St. Mary’s General Hospital

father: Joseph Raymond

mother: Roseanna Boisvert

1959 – retired 20 years ago
as an IGA supervisor for Milhken Thomhson Co
after 41 years with the firm

survive:

one (1) daughter:
Mrs. Milton (Muriel) Burnham – East Hartford, Conn

one (1) son:
Dr. Bertrand W Raymond – Freeport

five gchildren four ggchildren

address: 132 Sixth St, Auburn, Maine
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Lewiston, Maine
The Lewiston Daily Sun – Apr 27, 1979

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=F2EgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wmUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1436%2C5132961
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Rene P Charest
age 79

born: 25 May 1922
in Auburn, Maine

died: 30 Jul 2001
at Bolster Heights Health Care Facility

father: Ludger Charest

mother: Amaryllis Charest Charest

wife: Rita Laberge – she died 26 Jan 1990
married: 1941

survive:
one (1) niece:
Diane Meservier of Lewiston, Maine

one (1) nephew:
Lucien Charest Jr – Auburn

preceded by one brother:
Lucien in 1968

resident of community all his life
employed in the shoe industry

WWII vet (Army)

address: 26 Bolster St. Auburn, Maine

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Lewiston, Maine
Sun Journal – Jul 31, 2001

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8aZGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6_MMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1624%2C4724540
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Pierre Charest

 

born:
at Cacouna, Canada

died: Saturday
at son Ludger’s home

1926 – wife died at Auburn

Survive:

five (5) sons:
Adelard Charest – Lewiston, Maine

Jean Charest – Lewiston, Maine

Ludger Charest – Lewiston, Maine

Joseph Charest – Lewiston, Maine

Alphee – Hartford, Conn

six (6) daughters:

Ernestine – Mrs. Charles Ouellette – St. Clement, Canada

Beatrice – Mrs. Samuel Gauvin – Vermont, USA

Dorlida – Mrs. Sylvio Plourde – New Bedford, Mass

Deuere – Mrs. Wilfred Raymond – Auburn, Maine

M Louise – Mrs. Donat Tardif – Auburn, Maine

Miss Mathilda Charest – Brunswick, Maine [Mrs. Thomas Garvey]

one (1) sister:
Mrs. William Bourgoin – Providence, R. I.

35 gchildren
5 ggchildren

was a farmer at Cacouna, Canada for most of his life

1908 – came to USA

1925 – returned to USA after a nine year leave in Canada

son’s address: 94 Oak St, Lewiston, Maine

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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Jan 4, 1930

See to the right of this link:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkYpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q2cFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4622%2C416902
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Desneiges Charest
age 86

address: 132 Sixth St, Auburn, Maine

born: 25 Nov 1886
at Cacouna, Quebec, Canada
[Cacouna, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada]

died: Friday Jun 1973
at St. Mary’s General Hospital

father: Pierre Charest

mother: Annie Raymond

husband: Wilfred Raymond

survived by:
husband

one (1) daughter:
Mrs. Milton Muriel Burnham – East Hartford, Conn

one (1) son:
Dr. Bertrand Raymond – Lewiston, Maine

two (2) sisters:
Mrs. Doat Beatrice Tardif – Auburn, Maine

Mrs. Mathilda Garvey – New York City, NY

one (1) brother:
Ludger Charest – Lewiston, Maine

five gchildren two ggchildren
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1906 – came to Auburn, Maine
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obit – Mrs Wilfred (Desneigesa) Raymond Jun 1973 – Maine

Mrs Wilfred Raymond
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Lewsiton, Maine
The Lewiston Daily Sun – Jun 2, 1973

See to left of this link:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YpQgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7WcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=957%2C227833
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Ludger Charest
age 86

born:
at Cacouna, Quebec, Canada

died: 20 Jan 1975
Monday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home

father: Pierre Charest

mother: Annie Raymond Charest

wife: Amarylis ( ) Charest died in 1961

survive:
one (1) son:
Rene – Lewiston, Maine

two (2) sisters:
Mrs. Donat (Beatrice) Tardif – Auburn
Mrs. Matilda Garvey – Bronx, NY

two gchildren
four ggchildren

resident of Lewiston since 1906

retired shoe worker

address: 167 Bartlet St, Lewiston, Maine

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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Jan 21, 1975
Tuesday

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KqMgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mGgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2270%2C2484492
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Lucien Charest Sr.
age 51

born: 08 Dec 1916
in Auburn, Maine
[Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA]

died:
in Brunswick, Maine
[Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA]

father: Ludger Charest

mother: Ann Marie charest Charest

wife: Germaine Derosier

survive:
wife:
father:

one (1) daughter:
Mrs. Armand (Diane) Meservier

one (1) son:
Lucien Charest Jr.

one (1) brother:
Rene Charest

two gchildren

all from Lewsison

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He always resided in the twin cities

proprietor of a Brunswick cobbler shop

address: 62 Maple St., Lewiston, Maine

interment:
St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine
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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Apr 1, 1968

See to the right of this link:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=viBHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ifMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2791%2C3498561
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Donat Tardif
age 87

born: 08 Mar 1892
in Lewiston, Maine

died: Nov 1979
in Lewiston Gen. Hospital

father: George Tardif

mother: Clara Boivin

wife: Beatrice Charest
marriage:

survive:
three (3) daughters:
Mrs. Gerard Gertrude Fornier – Sabattus
Vivian Tardif – Auburn
Mrs. Lionel (Rejeanne) Chiasson – Auburn

two (2) sons:
Donatien Jack Tardif – Hartford, Conn
Gerald Tardif – Lisbon

three (3) brothers:
Lorenzo Tardif – Lewiston, Maine
Wilfrid Tardif – Lewiston, Maine
George Tardif – Lewiston, Maine

12 gchildren nine ggchildren

 

resident of Auburn his whole life

retired textile worker – loom fixer

address: 98 Gill St., Auburn, Maine
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Lewiston, Maine
The Lewiston Daily Sun – Nov 26, 1979

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gTwpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rWUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1259%2C5101986
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Beatrice Charest Tardiff
age 84

born: 20 Nov 1890
in Cacouna, Quebec, Canada

died: Nov 1975

father: Pierre Charest
mother: Annie Raymond

husband: Donat – Auburn

three (3) daughters:
Mrs. Gerard (Gertrude) Fournier – Sabattus

Mrs. Vivian Tardif – Aubrun

Mrs. Lionel (Rejeanne) Chiasson – Auburn

two (2) sons:
Donathien (Jack) – Hartford, Conn

Gerald – Lisbon, Maine

one (1) sister:
Mrs. Matilda Garvey – New York, NY

12 gchildren, 4 ggchildren

resident of Auburn since 1906

address: 98 Gill St
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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Nov 8, 1975

See to left and down from this link for a horizontal page with her obit.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RWAgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=uGUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1415%2C1234838
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obit

Mrs Ludger Charest

Amaryllis (Charest) Charest
age 78

born: 24 Mar 1883
at Riviere de Loup, Quebec

died: 06 Apr 1961
at her home

father: Vitale Charest

mother: Adele Parent Charest

lived in community (Lewiston area) for 65 years

address: 167 Bratlett St., Lewiston, Maine

 

huband: Ludger Charest

survived:
husband

two (2) sons:
Lucien Charest – Brunswick, Maine
Rene Charest – Lewiston, Maine

one (1) brother:
Ovide Charest – Auburn, Maine

interment:
St Peter’s Cemetery
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on tree:
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/114862274/person/160138238007/facts
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Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston Evening Journal – Apr 6, 1961

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=69hGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xvMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4540%2C3703390
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