Introduction Doloress Note Family History
Acknowledgements Contact Information
|Thank you for dropping by my site,
Rosealee and I hope you enjoy your visit with us.
One day I recived a package in the
mail, It would change my life for ever! It was a black
book! named "The
Granger Family History" My mother Mary Lorraine
Granger was an Acadian and this book is her family
opened the book, the first thing I saw was a note from my
of my mother's sister, Rosalie! This page contains her
My Cousin Aurel's under taking was to leave a "Family Record", so we would know from where we came.
Before my cousin Dolores sent the Book of the "Granger Genealogy", she added not only the new births that took place since Cousin Aurel's passing in August of 1991, but the Family History too!
It was this history that brought the family alive for me! My mother never talked about her family outside of her sister and two brothers and their children. So my family knowledge was restricted to a very small world of aunts, uncles and first cousins. This very same thing happened with my fathers family too.
Young Bill Campion
|I was born on the 19 of December, 1933 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mother once said, that I was born in the middle of the worse snow storm in the history of Springfield! At that same time dad was serving his printers apprenticeship at a local news paper. When he finished his apprenticeship and became a journeymen he was informed by the news paper, they had a company policy of not hiring family members, (his father worked at the same news paper). At the same time the great depression had struck and work was impossible to find! The printers union|
informed my father, if he was willing to relocate to Baltimore, Maryland there was work to be had at the News Post, News Paper. So when I was only three years old my family and I moved to Baltimore. This cut me off from the rest of the family. Accept for a visit every three to six years to Springfield, where we always stayed at my mother's sister Rosalie's home. Most of the visits like most seperated families were becouse of funerals.
Except for my loving wife and four wonderful children, I had little sense of belonging or being part of a family after the passing of my parents. For this reason I undertook this task of publishing "the Granger and Campion History", so that my children and their descendants would know who they are as well as where they came from. And just maybe, why the're the way they are!
Thanks to my brother Kenneth, I have met (over the computer) a very distant cousin in Louisiana, who was involed in the gathering of the Granger history for "La Reunion des Babineaux et Granger" held 1999 in Louisiana and sent me a copy of the book "La Famille De Granger" that was used at the reunion. It had information that I did not have, so I wrote and asked if I may use the information from the book for my Granger web site?
| This is what
she wrote back: " Please
feel free to use anything you can from the 1999 Granger
Book, I consider all the information included in the book
available to anyone who needs it ". . On behalf of
all who may benefit, Thank You Cousin.
To my children and their descendants, I hope you enjoy Cousin Aurel's and my gift to you. A special thank you to Cousin Dolores for
sending me the book and for your work in adding all the new births and history, there by giving me the two missing pieces of my life, My Family and My History".
Also thanks to a friend that I met on the internet, William Coveduck who made this site possible. He designed and constructed this site, for which my family and I will always be greatful. It's act's of kindness like this that make the world a better place to live.
William Adalor Campion, Sr.
20 January, 2002
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| Bill: I cant remember if I
included this introduction to Aurel's family history when
I sent your copy. It helps to explain where he got most
of his information on the family.
Regarding that pirate story I told you about. I clearly remember when Uncle Tully, Uncle Ted, Uncle Al, Aunt Josie, Aunt Mary and Aunt Mable, (Pepe's brothers and sisters), would come to our house for a visit or to dinner, afterwards talking about
the Indian Maiden, and the Pirate
who was hung from the yardarm! As a kid I was all ears.
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|This genealogy was developed partly
out of curiosity about the origin of the name of Granger
and because of the realization families today tend to
grow apart and lose contact. Some written record,
therefore, I hope will preserve the identity of family
members and their ancestors. This is an effort to provide a written record of the paternal ancestors of Theodore Granger and his descendants.
When I started to do this genealogy, my first approach was to find out if
someone else had already researched
and prepared some publication on the Granger family
James Nathaniel Granger makes reference to
some Canadian French Grangers who
However, interestingly, his frist
generation ancestor, Launcelot, came from
My research was further enhanced by an old
family picture of great grandfather Candide and his family taken
on his golden wedding arnriversary, which had been handed
Aurel J. Granger
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Genealogical information on the Granger
ancestors, generation (1) throng six (6) and the information on
the seventh (7) generation having origin in Canada was provided
by LUCIEN GRANGER of Drummondville, P.Q. Canada. He had been
researching the Granger family for fifteen years and used "Historie
et Genealogie Des Acadiens" by Bona Arsenault for the very
early information. LUCIEN GRANGER is a descendant of Pierre
Granger, a brother to Felix I, fourth (4th) generation Granger in
this genealogy. Similar information was also
| The information from LUCIEN
GRANGER included the date of birth, marriage and wife's
name of Dieudonne (James) Granger, older brother of
grandfather Theodore. His death date was obtained from
the Courthouse in Rutland, VT. and information on his
children and descendants was provided by Kay Stewart,
Norma Anderson, his granddaughters and by Gene Granger
his great grandson. Gene Granger and Kay Stewart both
live in Rutland, VT.
Information on Theodore Granger descendants
was obtained in part from the Springfield City Hall, Springfield
MA., West Springfield City Hall, West Springfield, MA.
I want to also acknowledge the assistance I
received from my sisters, Laura Michaud
Curiosity may have been a motivating force
in starting this little excursion into
Aurel J. Granger
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Last revised: Date
April 02, 2002