In 2004, Acadian descendants visited Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia. Our ancestors had been deported from their lands in 1755. Many of our ancestors who lived here were also buried here. Sitting near the old willows planted by our ancestors and reflecting on their lives, a cool breeze suddenly blew through the willows. At that moment we felt the spirit of our ancestors. This blog is dedicated to their memory.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesdays Child - George Dumais/Goodrich

George Dumais/Goodrich 
was born circa 1915 in Cuba.  
He was the son of Napoleon Dumais aka
William Goodrich and Raquel Del Castillo.
George was named after his grandfather
George Dumais whose wife was Sara Demers.
We have no birth record for little George but according
to the 1917 passenger list when his mother Raquel 
and siblings sailed for Lawrence, Massachusetts
he was born in 1915.  It is believed he died at the 
age of two though his death record has not yet been 
found. I think he looks a bit older than two in the 
above photo. What we do know is that he was
not in the Federal Census of 1920. 
George is my first cousin once removed,
son of my great uncle who was my grandmother
Arthemise Dumais Levesque's brother.

All Rights Reserved
Whispers Through The Willows
Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
2011 - Present


TCasteel said...

He is pictured as an old soul - I am sure he was treasured.
Theresa (Tangled Trees)

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Theresa,

I agree with you. It seems his mother ordered the portrait from a photograph the family had of little George.

Thank you for your post.