July 6, 1939
John Senecal, Sr., long time resident of this vicinity died June 29th following an illness, resultant from advanced age. Death occurred at this home of his sister-in-law in Keeseville, where he had lived the past year.
Mr. Senecal was a well known figure in Au Sable Forks and vicinity where he had made his home for the past eighty years. He was born in Champlain, N.Y., on June 24th, 1849, and soon thereafter moved here. He owned and actively managed a farm in Swastika ans was also for many years affiliated with the lumber industry.
He is survived by two sisters [sic], Mrs. Edward Disco of Bloomingdale and Mrs. Arthur Rougeau Dudley of Black Brook; and by three sons, John, Jr., and Henry Senecal of Au Sable Forks and George Senecal of Glen Valley. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren.
The funeral was held at St. Matthew's Catholic church in Black Brook, Rev. Father Doyle officiating, with burial in the cemetery there. The Misses Mary Bean, Mary Meconi and Mary Deloria, members of Holy Name choir of Au Sable Forks, sang during the service. The bearers were six grandsons, Raymond and Ernest Senecal and Wilfred and Hector Rogeau of Au Sable Forks, Prosper Senecal of Black Brook and Edward Disco of Bloomingdale.
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John Senecal, Sr. is my maternal great great grandfather.