My search and research of the Parisé Family Line and genealogy now has revealed the apparent reason for CK’s gggg-grandmother Catherine (née Grenier) becoming a widow. Her first husband Romain Huard died sometime around the 17th of May 1865 and was buried in the Parish Cemetery on the 19th. Their son, half-ggg-granduncle, also named Romain Huard had just passed away in infancy on the 21st of January in that same year.
The following is the Burial Registration from the New Carlisle Register as obtained from The Drouin Collection and downloaded from Ancestry.ca.
My transcription –
Le dix-neuf Mai mil huit cent soixante cinq
nous prêtre curé soussigné avons inhume dans la cimetière
de cette paroi∫se le corps de Romain Huard décédé l’avant
veille à l’âge de vingt huit ans; épouse légitime de Catherine
Grenier de cette paroi∫se. Présents à l’inhumation Edouard
Huard père de defunct. James Loisel & un grand nombre
d’autre qui n’ont pas signer.
J. G. Fournier Ptre
And my attempted translation –
On the 19th May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty five, we the undersigned parish priest have interred in the cemetery of this parish, the body of Romain Huard who died two days before at the age of twenty-eight years; legitimate husband of Catherine Grenier of this parish. Present at the burial, Edouard Huard, father of the dead, James Loisel & many other who did not sign.
J. G. Fournier Priest
Based on the information that I have chanced upon from the Registers, gggg-grandmother Catherine (née Grenier) was married in January 1860 to Romain Huard, possibly her 1st cousin. Romain Huard passed away in May 1865. GGGG-Grandfather Thimothée Parisé married his first wife, Julienne Chapados in August 1865. Julienne Chapados may have been gggg-grandfather Thimothée’s 1st cousin. She passed away July 1866. Then gggg-grandparents Thimothée and Catherine, who also appear to have been 1st cousins, married in August 1867. And now you understand why I have been taking a wee bit of time deciphering who was who was who…
Stay tuned for my next installment.