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.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Holy Cross Cemetery, Londonderry, New Hampshire - May 5, 1924 Death Record for Napoleon Dumais aka Goodrich

Napoleon Dumais aka William Goodrich 
died 20 March 1925 in Pembroke, New Hampshire.
No one knew when or where Napoleon had died.
What was known is that a few years earlier, his wife
Raquel Del Castillo left for Cuba with their five children.
I had been searching in Massachusetts to find his death record.
I went to and did not enter a state.
Immediately Napoleon's death record appeared.
He was at the Pembroke Sanatorium having died from tuberculosis.
This has put to rest an old family tale that attributed his death to something
other tuberlosis and the belief that he had died three years earlier.

The record states that he is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire.
Holy Cross Cemetery is actually located in Londonderry, New Hampshire but it is quite
possible that at one time the whole area was simply called Derry.

I will soon visit the Holy Cross Cemetery in
hopes that there is a marker on this grave.

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Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
2011 - Present


Heather Rojo said...

Holy Cross is mostly free of snow now, so come visit soon! We still need to do that lunch! Have you looked for records in Cuba? Their church records are very good. Even though they are a communist country they allowed the church to continue.

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Heather.. I might not get there until after NERGC and AFGS the following Saturday. When I plan to go I'll let you know so we can do lunch;o)


Barbara Poole said...

What a great discovery. I'll need to remember to not always put in a state when searching, good tip. Glad you found this.

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Barbara.. I was totally amazed when this record popped up... I've lots to blog about in the coming weeks. I'm finding all kinds of half-aunts and uncles in Ma that I never knew lived here. I'll be heading for a visit to Oxford, MA if you are ever interested in coming along for the ride.



Don't you just love it when through persistent research you find the 'find,! Great Job. And, I have a close friend, Margie, that will be attending the NERGC, she will look you up. Have a great successful Week!

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Thank you Renée! The goal is to never give up and the hunt is part of the fun ;)

I look forward to meeting Margie at NERGC!


Keeper of the Tales said...

Hi Lucie,

I was looking around your blog and found we share an ancestral home. I have ancestors from Nova Scotia as well. In your research have you come across any Savoie's in Nova Scotia?


Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Cousin Hillary,

My gggg grandmother was Marie-Joseph SAvoie who married Michel Dupuis 20 January 1744 in Port-Royal, Acadia.

The line goes back to the marriage of Francois Savoie and Catherine Lejeune who married abt 1651.

Thanks for stopping by.