When Joseph Levi LAURIE Amirault was born on October 8, 1861, in Pubnico, Canada, both his father, Marc and his mother, Rosalie, were 28. He was the oldest of five children (of whom I'm aware). Many of my ancestors in Pubnico went by their middle names, however, I'm not sure how the name LAURIE came to him.
He married Rose ADELINE on January 11, 1893, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Middle East Pubnico. Because Pubnico was such a small fishing village at that time, clergy was not always available all the time to perform nuptials for those in the village wishing to get married. Another reason was because the men were busy fishing usually late into the fall.
|Laurie and Laurent (Laurence) wedding announcement - |
Courtesy of Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos (copy made 6/7/2012)
Lea went on to say Laurie was always kind of a serious guy, never played with his kids like her father did with them but he was a good man. I think it is because they probably lived a hard life up there in the little village.
Laurie died on October 8, 1930, in Pubnico, Canada, at the age of 69.
I'm forever grateful to Lea for sharing her story with me and the photos.
NOTE: Apparently all photos that existed of Laurie and Deline were tossed after their death by a nephew. I ache thinking of the genealogical goldmine of information that is now lost in time. If he were alive today I'd most likely ask what type of wedding celebration he and his brother shared (was there one?). Also, I would have him smile for the camera and say cheese!