17 February 2014

52 Ancestors: #5 Eugene John "Red" Senecal

I am a bit behind in my posting in Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge" but I will be catching up soon!!

This entry is for my maternal grandfather, Ernest John "Red" Senecal (1905-1967).

"Red" was the second son (first to survive) of John Senecal Jr (1872-1952) and Georgiana Yelle (1876-1946) born in Jay, Essex County, New York on December 23, 1905 and baptized at Saint Matthew's Catholic Church, Black Brook, Clinton County, New York.  He grew up in the Jersey section of Au Sable Forks/Jay.  He was known for playing baseball and basketball in local leagues. He worked for J & J Rogers Company (paper mill) for almost 40 years.  He served in the Army during World War II with the 94th Infantry. Red married Eulalia Mary Duprey (1911-1979) on June 23, 1935 (see Wedding Wednesday-Maternal Grandparents).  He died on February 17, 1967 shortly before my birth.

This challenge has caused me to review what I do and do not have for each person.  For Grandma Red I do not have his death certificate or the marriage license for the wedding.  I also still want to go through the commutative books he had of the 94th Infantry.

My mother always said we got our love of sports from Grandpa Red.  So as my favorite sports season is about to begin (BASEBALL!!), I say "thank you" to Grandpa Red!!

1 comment:

  1. No greater bequest than a love of baseball! Another thanks to one of our greatest generation.