Claudette Boissoneault's LineageLineage of Aline Sabourin


born 1863, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

My great grandfather.

He was born on May 16, 1863, in Sault Ste. Marie. He was married in 1888. He farmed 700 acres in Dunns Valley, Ontario. He married Annie McKensie, who was born in 1869, Southern Shire, Scotland.

Photo by F. J. Falkner, Photographer, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

They are both buried in Rock Lake, Cemetery, Ontario, Canada, plots number 34 and 36.

Obituaries of Anne and Joseph from the Bruce Mines Spectator

 


Joseph changed his last name between 1872 and 1899, a deduction based on census information. According to cousin Dave, it has been established that in 1907 there were over 47 people living in the Canadian Sault Ste Marie vicinity named Joseph Boissonneau or Bussineau. The reason for the name change was to help improve the reliability of Canadian postal delivery. My great grandfather must have been a pragmatic man, he couldn't fix the postal system, make his cousins change their name, so he changed his.


Joseph Bussineau

Joseph and Annie had eight children:

John Joesph Bussineau - Born October 19, 1890 at Cook Mills Township and baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. June 2, 1897. Died December 3, 1958. Buried at Greenwood Cemetary, Sault Ste. Marie. Lived at 143 Pine Street, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Married Myrtle Mitchell, had two sons George and Mitchell. John was a decorated soldier from World War I. Go to John's World War 1 Attestation papers. Mitchell had 4 children David,Carol (Hubley), Chris (McWilliams), and Mary-Jo (Eshkibok).
Angus Stewart Bussineau - Born November 2, 1892 in Galfrath Township and baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. June 2, 1897, died April 20, 1970. Buried at Rock Lake Cemetary. Lived in Ophir before his passing. Married Elva Mary McLennan and they had one son Lynn. Click here for photos of and with Angus.
Magloire "Mack" Bussineau - Born August 9, 1894 in Galfrath Township and baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. June 2, 1897, died August 27, 1957. Buried in Greenwood Cemetary. Married Olive, lived in the Sault, ran a tourist resort on Mashagama Lake. Had two daughters, one named Doreen. Click here for a postcard to Mack's camp.
George Mark Bussineau - Born Aug. 16, 1896 in Galfrath Township and baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. June 2, 1897. Died in WW1 in France at age 21, January 16, 1917. There is a memorail in Dunns Valley, Rock Lake Cemetery and George is buried in France. (thanks for catching that previous error Lynn) See the memorial.
Henry "Harry" Bussineau - Born August 9, 1898, baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Feb. 20, 1901, died 1967, buried in East Tawas. Married Ruth Nordstrom. They had four sons, George who died at nine months, John and Joseph who were twins, and Mervin.
Joseph Eldridge Bussineau "Josey" - Born October 3, 1900, baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Feb. 20, 1901. A bachelor all his life, died at age 52, January 24, 1953, after a tree fell on him has he was ploughing snow in Dunns Valley. Click here for the story.
Stella S. Bussineau - Born March 1, 1903, baptized at Precious Blood in Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 14, 1904, Married Dave Cohen, lived in the Sault. Dave and Stella had a son Wayne, who is a judge in Ontario.
Wilbert "Wilber" Bussineau - Born Februrary 9, 1906, died in 1978. Lived in Goulais Bay, Sault Ste Marie. Married Elsie Jones (daughter of Pete Jones and Agnes McKee, who lived in Goulais Bay). Wilber and Elsie had four children, Glen (born 3/8/31, died 8/21/95), Anna (or Magi), Roger, and Gerald or Gerley (who lived in Batchawana). Wibur's son Glen had a terrible tradgedy on Lake Mashagama where 4 sons drown. Glen had other children: Mark, and daughters Judy, Joanne, Glenda and Georgia. Please click here in the future for a more detailed description of Wilber's family.

Thank you to Roger, Lena, Anna, and Georgia for more info about your family. Please click here for Wiber and Elsie's Tree. If there are errors or additions please email.
   

Henry, Cousin Sister Geraldine Biron, Stella, Wilbur, and Angus about 1965, and other photos

Members of 1901 class at Dunn's Valley School

Go to the next son in the lineage, Henry Bussineau