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Leo P. Duguay
« on: Monday 05 February 18 13:28 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find info on my great uncle Leo DUGUAY, he was the son of Joseph Paul DUGUAY and Marie Ida CHIASSON.

My cousin and I have hit a dead end, we've not been able to find anything on him. The only things we found to his name is he's in the 1940 census with an estimated birth year 1927, and an old newspaper article in Massachusetts announcing his marriage to Alice LAMPERT in 1946. My cousin said her father told her that he died at a young age (like before 30 or so.) in some kind of accident...other than that, we've been unable to find a birth date or place of birth, and no death information. We'd really like to find this out, as it's the only family mystery we've been unable to solve...we don't even know if he had any children or not...it's really odd.  :-\ The two of us have been struggling trying to solve this family mystery for quite a while, but have run out of ideas. Can anyone help us, please? Thank you.

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 13:45 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 13:47 GMT (UK) »
There's an entry in the Massachusetts marriage index that matches the announcement. 

There is a Leo Duguay who died 1949 in Gardner, Massachusetts according to the Massachusetts death index.

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Gardner Public Library

http://www.leviheywoodmemlib.org/ResponsiveLocalHistory.html

Obituary searches can be requested at a fee of $5.00 per request, regardless of if the information requested is found or not. This fee covers staff search time as well as postage and photocopying fees. Requests can be submitted by email to jjanell@cwmars.org or by contacting him at 978-632-5298 during the times listed above.

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http://www.athollibrary.org/index.cfm?p=p.16

Research fees start at $5.00 for a basic request to a maximum of $15.00 depending on the time spent and level of research involved. Copies cost 5 cents per page.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Here is an article about the accident he was involved in and that he died the next day from injuries recieved in the accident the night before. The article also names his wife, parents and siblings and mentions funeral & burial.

These are only previews and you need to play around with searh criteria to see the whole article. Here's what i've been able to come up with.


Springfield Union
Springfield, Massachusetts
August 15, 1949

Preview 1: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lhl/

Preview 2: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lhm/

Preview 3: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lhn/

Preview 4: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lho/

Prieview 5: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lhp/

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, Genealogy Bank seems to have changed their previews so non-subscribers can't see much of anything.

There are Springfield newspapers here, and the headline about an accident can be seen if you search for Leo Duguay.  http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives/?p_product=HA-SUNB&p_theme=histpaper&p_nbid=&p_action=keyword&f_editSearch=yes&p_queryname=2

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:28 GMT (UK) »
I'm a non-subscriber and can see all the previews as before. They have changed their format, so how one approachs and manipulates the search criteria is different, but the results are the same.

The five previews links should show the whole article (in parts), just using different search words.

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:30 GMT (UK) »
I used to be able to see their previews by scrolling around, but they seemed to have changed it in the past few months.  Now, everything is covered by a big box that says Start a 30-Day, No-Risk Trial Membership, and it won't let me scroll at all.  I even tried a different browser, and it's the same.

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Re: Leo P. Duguay
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:32 GMT (UK) »
That's what I see, too.  You can see a little of the text below the box.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr