Ancestor Spotlight: Edward John Lanctot (1921-2011)

I don’t have many memories of my grandfather, as we moved across the country when I was only 5 years old, so I mostly remember my grandfather as an adult, and – I’ll regret it for the rest of my life – I didn’t see him as often as I should have. In the few … Continue reading “Ancestor Spotlight: Edward John Lanctot (1921-2011)”

Surname Saturday: Lanctot

Surname Origins According to the Internet Surname Database, the Lanctot surname has not been researched.  It is my belief that it originated in France with its original spelling of “Lanqueteau” … that belief is completely undocumented at this point, but it’s all I’ve got. Surname in my Tree My closest Lanctot ancestor is my grandfather Ed Lanctot (1922-2011).  His … Continue reading “Surname Saturday: Lanctot”

Follow-up Friday: Joseph Zenophile Lanctot

This is where I’ll be posting the results of my What Next? Wednesday efforts to further my research. Last Wednesday, I posted a summary of what I know and what I don’t know about my 2nd great grandfather, Joseph Zenophile Lanctot. Using that “brainstorming” list, I created a list of potential places to find the records that … Continue reading “Follow-up Friday: Joseph Zenophile Lanctot”

What Next? Wednesday – Joseph Zenophile Lanctot

Joseph Zenophile Lanctot is my paternal 2nd great grandfather.  He was born in Quebec, Canada, on 14 Jan 1861, the 5th of 8 children born to Pierre Lanctot and Sophia Longtin.  The family lived in Saint-Philippe, Laprairie, Quebec. In April 1877, he emigrated to the United States by way of the port of Detroit, Michigan. … Continue reading “What Next? Wednesday – Joseph Zenophile Lanctot”

Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Alice Schneider Lanctot Chambers

Service To Be Thursday MRS. E.A. (Alice) Chambers, 77, of 20 7th Ave S.W., died Friday morning at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Services are to be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton. Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 29 September 1969, p. 3, col. 6 Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. … Continue reading “Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Alice Schneider Lanctot Chambers”