This post is my latest contribution to the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” or in my case, "52 Ancestors Whenever"! Entry #7 is Eugene Duprey (1862-1946), my maternal great grandfather.
Eugene or “Etienne” was born 25 January 1862 in St Hyancinthe, Quebec to Charles Duprey and Mary Jarvis (Marie Gervais). I know of 4 siblings, Elmer, Agnes, Ellen and Charles. The family moved from Quebec to the Black Brook, Clinton County, New York area in the late 1860’s-early 1870’s. I am still trying determine the exact date of immigration for the family.
Eugene married Melinda Sharrow (1875-1937) on 31 December 1891 in Black Brook at St Matthew’s Catholic Church. They had 6 children: Philip, Mamie, Anna, George, Leah and Eulalia (my grandmother).
I know he was a farmer and also did some logging. He also owned a few properties based on the deeds in my possession
My to-do list for Eugene include:
- add name to my order death certificate list
- verify baptismal entry as the given name is not matching known information
- if...no WHEN...I make my research trip to the area, research all properties owned
I am lucky to have several pictures of Eugene and here is one with his granddaughter, Constance Anne Jacobson Fisher (1941-1998):
|Eugene Duprey and|
Constance Anne Jacobson Fisher