|About Hamelin Family
The purpose of this site is to connect to those who have gone before us. As with most trees, most of those in this one have had little impact on history, but We exist because, in some cases, they did. Family trees are like a house of cards, remove a piece and it all comes apart. One of My Ancestors, My GGG Grandfather, Joseph Jacques Robert was executed by the British in 1838 for his part in the rebellion in Quebec the year before. Fortunately, for me, He was older and already had Children by then, including my gg grandmother, Melina Robert. One of my Uncles from that same era, Francois Xavier Hamelin, was also hung for his actions in that same rebellion, He was young and had no children. His descendants never came into being. Many others in this line took part in defending their nations, Most survived and had Children and their lines continue on today. Others died without Children and their lines snuffed out. Of course there are many people, living Today, In this tree, that I have never had the honor of meeting and may never get that opportunity, but the fact remains we are related, however distantly, because we share 1 or more ancestors who, of course, had Children which through the generations, resulted in Our being here today. Genealogical research is an ongoing project. It can never end, really ,since one can, with the right information, trace their line back as far as written history began, My main focus as been
on the Hamelin side of my tree, with The Hamelin line on that side resulting in the majority of surnames In Here. I am sure, however, that some of these names will also be found in my Deyette line, when I can find information on that line. One of the issues with the Deyette Line is that, unlike Hamelin, the surname of Deyette has changed over time with many variations of the spelling of the original surname and it's changes.
Eventually, I hope to remove the roadblock on the Deyette side of my Hamelin line, and perhaps be able to work on My Mother's lines of Duraj, and Dyba. That side being Polish is harder to trace because of Poland's history of being invaded repeatedly by her neighbors, Russia, Austria,
and Germany. The borders of Poland have been drawn and redrawn since WWI, and WWII. This makes tracing that side difficult, as I am not sure of which nation the town they came from is now a part.
The fun part of researching my tree has been uncovering the Saints,( St. Marguerite D'Youville
founder of the order called The Sisters Of Charity( commonly known as the grey nuns),and sinners (Lucien Rivard, a Canadian Mobster thought in some circles to have been connected to the JFK Assassination) in here. I also have uncovered relationships to people I personally know or knew, but had not known we were related, however distant the relationship.
One of the things I learned early on is that, due to the small French Population in Canada at the end of the French and Indian war, and the resulting Surrender of the French Territory in Canada, all of those who are of French- Canadian descent are related to each other. This has borne true, so far, though a search on the relationship tool may not show a connection to any 2 people in
here. everyone in here, though, is related to at least 1 other person in here. not finding a relationship doesn't mean there isn't one, it just means if there is one,(and there probably is) it
hasn't been uncovered yet.
Most of the people in here however are normal everyday people who went about their daily lives in anonymity but they live on today in their descendants. though I don't list my sources in here they are many, much of my information comes from obituaries either posted online or found in newspaper archive sites like old Fulton postcards and NY Historic newspapers, both of which can be found through links on the 'useful sites tool in addition they have newspaper articles about the members of this tree such as births, family gatherings, arrests, convictions, births, weddings, Etc., that helped me link people to others in here. some of the sites listed under "Useful Site" were helpful to me in gathering my information. I also received some help, early on, from other members of Ancestry.com. I also discovered that many names were misspelled in census forms, due to the French accents, and the fact that the last letter in French surnames tend to be silent. the Census takers would write the names as they heard them. I had great difficulty in finding my Father's Father until I found afew censuses, each one with the Hamelin name misspelled or badly mutilated by the census taker. another example of a name change, due to mishearing of the surname, is My Father's grandmother, I hit a roadblock with her because her surname was Seymour, Seymour is a difficult surname to research because it isn't a French name, and rather common, however once I discovered that it was originally Simard, a name whose pronunciation, in French, sounds like Seymour to English speaking ears, I was able to uncover her line.
years ago, most people went by their middle name, or a nickname, rather than their first name, this was due in part to the practice of parents giving several of their Children the same name. in addition , just as today, some people chose to go by their middle name. or a nickname, rather than their first name. in any case I have the people here listed by their given first name rather than by the name they were generally known. The obituaries I used and have posted in here, of course, use the name the individual was known by rather than their given name. In those cases the name will be different from the one I have them entered in here under, Even official legal documents like death certificates will list the deceased, or parents of the deceased under the names they went by rather than their legal given names.Some families had a 'dit' name added to their surname. Dit names were sort of a way of distinguishing one family from another with the same surname. if a family name continued on without the dit name I eliminated the dit from that person and used just the surname. if the dit name was the one that continued on, I kept it for that individual, and following generations until the dit was dropped, as a way of explaining how the surname got changed. Headstones can be of some help, but even they can be wrong. My Mother's Mother was a twin, Her Twin sister and she have different years of birth on their headstones. I know, however, for a fact that they were twins. they came over to America together and the Ellis Island records list them as being the same age. Of course when someone dies the family may not know the exact date of birth for the deceased, they may know the day, and the month, but not necessarily the year. Another factor with obituaries is that, at one time, generally, only living family members were mentioned in them. If a family member died before the deceased, they would not be mentioned in the obituary. This is true if My Father's Mother Whose obituary doesn't mention a brother, but I know He existed because I have cousins with my grandmother's maiden name in the same city other members of my family live.The person I have, as her brother. did indeed die before She did.
Headstones, obituaries, and death certificates have one thing in common, all the information in them comes from surviving family members who provide the information as they know, or believe they know it. the one providing the information may have never have thought to ask beforehand, where or when the decedent was born, and gave the information the did based on assumption. Subsequently, the headstone, obituary, and death certificate may be off on some of that information. I use the information I find in them, unless, and until, I have or find better information to the contrary. While it's important to be correct in researching genealogy, one cannot be strict in deciding whether a person belongs in a tree or not, Spelling errors are common with many surnames, and again
many times people used Middle names or nicknames rather than the given first name. The reality is that why there may be more than one person with the same name, generally, there will be enough other information to collaborate whether one belongs in a tree or not. for example how many John Does are there out there married to Mary Roe, with a child name Nancy Elaine Doe?. This site is not perfect there are errors and duplications in here. Because of the huge number of names in here now, I fix those as I encounter them. If anyone encounters an error or duplication I haven't discovered, or wishes greater access to this site, please feel free to contact Me.
Flag raiser on MT. Suribachi, Iwo Jima immortalized on the USMC Monument
Pvt. Rene Arthur Gagnon
Crew Member of the Enola Gay on 8/6/45
Staff Sgt. George Robert Caron Tail Gunner / Cameraman
Men who perished aboard the USS Arizona (BB 39) Pearl Harbor, HI 12/7/41
Ens. Edward Webb Gosselin USN RM 1/C Joseph Adjutor Alfred Gosselin USN
Men who were in the crew of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on 7/30/1945 *= survivor
S2 Lester James Ayotte US GM3 Charles A. Bruneau USN S2 Joseph E.J, Dronet* USN
MM2 Leslie Robert St. Pierre USN LT. Edmund Arthur Trudeau USN ___________________________________________________________________________________
Sailors who died in the sinking of the USS Reuben James (DD 245) 10/31/41
Water Tender First Class Gilbert Joseph Doiron Sanford, ME
Coxswain Gerald Joseph Delisle Fitchberg, MA
Winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor (Name war date of action) * awarded posthumously
David George Ouellet Vietnam* 3/6/67 ___________________________________________________________________________________
Winners of the Silver Star (Name war date of action) * awarded posthumously
Lawrence Joseph Doucette* Korea 9/21/50
Richard D. Abare Korea 5/24/51
Joseph John Albert Lemieux* Korea 9/3/51
Winners of the Bronze Star (Name war date of action) * awarded posthumously
Members of This Tree who were Portrayed in movies
Lou Boudreau " The Kid From Cleveland' (1942)
Marie Aurore Lucienne Gagnon " Little Aurore's Tragedy (1952) "Aurore" (2005)
Leo Durocher 'Whistling in Brooklyn" (1943) "Main Street to Broadway" (1953) "42" (2013)
Eddie Cicotte "Eight Men Out" (1988) "Field of Dreams" (1989)
Francis Ouimet "The Greatest Game ever Played" (2005)
Maurice "The Rocket" Richard "The Rocket" (2005)
Rene Arthur Gagnon " The Outsider" (1961) "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006)
Ron Guidry " The Bronx is Burning"-TV mini series (2007)
Lucien Rivard "The American Trap" (2008)
Ron Turcotte "Secretariat" (2010)
Cyprien Noé Cyr "Louis Cyr" (2013)
Philomene Berger Cyr " Louis Cyr" (2013)
Justin Trudeau "God Save Justin Trudeau" (2015) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Members of this tree, who played for the greatest MLB team ever, The New York Yankees
( From 1903-1913 they were known as the New York Highlanders)
Leo Louis Leroy 1905-1906
Leo Durocher 1925-1929
Joe Giard 1927
Al Cicotte 1957
Ron Guidry 1975-1988
Members of this tree who made their MLB debut Vs. The New York Yankees
Bob Hamelin 9/12/93 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB ___________________________________________________________________________________
Members of this tree in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 1937 Lou Boudreau 1970 Harmon Killebrew 1984 Leo Durocher 1994
Members of this tree named MLB MVP
Lou Boudreau AL 1948 Denny McClain AL 1968 Harmon Killebrew AL 1969
Members of this tree named MLB CY YOUNG Winner
Denny McCain AL 1968.1969 Ron Guidry AL 1978 ___________________________________________________________________________________
Pitchers who threw No Hitters
Charles Monroe "Jeff" Tesreau 9/6/12 NY Giants 3 @ Philadelphia Phillies 0
Eddie Cicotte 4/14/17 Chicago White Sox 11 @ St. Louis Browns 0 ___________________________________________________________________________________
Members of this tree named MLB Rookie of The Year
Bob Hamelin Kansas City Royals AL 1994
MLB Batting Champions
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 1901 Philadelphia Athletics (582 PA.426),
1902 Philadelphia Athletics AL (4 PA .250) Cleveland Naps AL (381 PA .379)(385PA .378)
1903 Cleveland Naps AL (525 PA .344) 1904 Cleveland Naps(594 PA .376)
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians AL 1944 (681 PA .327) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Highest Career Batting Average
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 21 Seasons .3382 tied for 18th on all time list
Lou Boudreau .2951 15 Seasons tied for 283rd on all time list
Seasons Played MLB
Harmon Killebrew 22 1954-1975
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 21 1896-1916
Mark Belanger 18 Seasons 1965-1982
Clem Labine 13 Seasons 1950-1962
Andre Ethier 12 Seasons 2006-2017
Games Played MLB
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 2480
Harmon Killebrew 2435
Mark Belanger 2016
Lou Boudreau 1646
Leo Durocher 1637
Andre Ethier 1455
Robert James Hamelin 497
Larry " Napoleon" Lajoie 9590
Harmon Killebrew 8147
Lou Boudreau 6029
Mark Belanger 5784
Leo Durocher 5350
Andre Ethier 4800
Robert James Hamelin 415 ___________________________________________________________________________________
Larry "Napoleon' Lajoie 1599
Harmon Killebrew 1584
Lou Boudreau 789
Andre Ethier 687
Leo Durocher 567
Mark Belanger 389
Games Played as Pitcher
Eddie Cicotte 502
Eddie Cicotte 3226
Ron Guidry 2392
Denny McClain 1886
Charles Monroe " Jeff " Tesreau 1679
Clem Labine 1079 2/3 ___________________________________________________________________________________
MLB HR Champions
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie AL 1901 (14) Harmon Killebrew AL 1959,(42) 1962.(48) 1963,(45) 1964,(49) 1967,(44) 1969 (49) ___________________________________________________________________________________
All Time SB Leader
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 380
MLB Triple Crown Winners
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie AL 190 ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie 134
Charles Monroe "Jeff" Tesreau New York Giants NL 1912 1.96 Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox AL 1917 28-12 1.53 Ron Guidry New York Yankees AL 1978 25-3 1.74 ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Legal spitball pitchers in this tree Charles Monroe "Jeff" Tesreau New York Giants NL 1912-1918 Eddie Cicotte Detroit Tigers AL 1905, Boston Red Sox AL 1908-1912, Chicago White Sox AL 1912-1920
single Season Leader in saves
Clement Walter "Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers NL 1956 19 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 1957 17 __________________________________________________________________________________
single season Leaders in wins
Eddie Cicotte AL 1917 28, 1919 29
Denny McClain AL 1968 31, 1969 24
Ron Guidry AL 1978 25
Single Season Leaders in Complete Games pitched
Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox AL 1918 30
Denny McClain Detroit Tigers AL 1967 28
Ron Guidry New York Yankees 1983 21
lifetime leader in complete games pitched
Eddie Cicotte 1905, 1908-1920 249
Single Season Leaders in Shutouts
Jeff Tesreau 1914 New York Giants NL (8)
Denny McClain 1969 Detroit Tigers AL (9)
Ron Guidry 1978 NY Yankees AL (9) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Career Leader in Shutouts
Eddie Cicotte Detroit Tigers AL 1905 (0) Boston Red Sox AL 1908-1912 (7)
Chicago White Sox AL 1912-1920 (28) (35)
Season Leaders in Wild Pitches
Eddie Cicotte 1908 Boston Red Sox (14)
Family Tree Leader in Lifetime wins Eddie Cicotte (209) Detroit Tigers AL 1905 (1), Boston Red Sox AL 1908-1912 (52) Chicago White Sox AL 1912-1920 (156)
Family Tree Leader in Lifetime HR's given up by pitcher Denny McClain (242) Detroit Tigers AL 1963-1970,(195) Washington Senators AL 1971 (31) Oakland Athletics AL 1972 (4) , Atlanta Braves NL 1972 (12) ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Leo Durocher 1939-1946, 1948-1955, 1966-1973 Lou Boudreau 1942-1950, 1952-1954, 1955-1957, 1960
Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers 1939-1946, 1948,(738) New York Giants 1948-1955 (637) Chicago Cubs 1966-1972 (535) Houston Astros 1972-1973 (98) 2,008
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians AL 1942-1950,(728) Boston Red Sox AL 1952-1954 (463) Kansas City Athletics AL 1955-1957 (151) Chicago Cubs NL 1960 (54) 1162
Longest MLB Hitting streak in this tree Larry "Napoleon" Lajoie Cleveland Naps AL 31 Games 1906 ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Family Tree Leader Lifetime HRs
Harmon Killebrew 573
MLB All Stars
Lou Boudreau AL 1940-1944, 1947-1948 Leo Durocher NL 1936, 1938, 1940
Clement Wallace "Clem" Labine NL 1956-1957
Denny McClain AL 1966, 1968-1969
Mark Belanger AL 1976
Ron Guidry AL 1978-1979, 1982-1983 Harmon Killebrew AL 1959 (2) ,1961 (2), 1963-1971
Andre Ethier NL 2010-2011 ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Ejections as MLB Manager
Leo Durocher (94)
Leo Durocher Quotes
"What are we at the park for except to win?"
"If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom,' but nobody beats me."
"I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a zebra. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are traded." ( settling the issue of Dodger players refusing to associate with Jackie Robinson in 1947)
"Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you."
"I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"
"I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."
"I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules."
"You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
"God watches over drunks and third baseman"
"Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop"
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
"It was Brooklyn against the world. They were not only complete fanatics, but they knew baseball like the fans of no other city. It was exciting to play there. It was a treat. I walked into that crummy, flyblown park as Brooklyn manager for nine years, and every time I entered, my pulse quickened and my spirits soared."
“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.”
"There is only one way to pitch to Musial - under the plate."
"Ballplayers are a superstitious breed, nobody more than I, and while you are winning you'd murder anybody who tried to change your sweatshirt, let alone your uniform"
"I would have liked to go into the ninth inning with a two-run lead. I’d take my chances” (when questioned after the Dodgers lost a three-game playoff to the Giants in 1952)
“Something went out of baseball when the Dodgers left Brooklyn, and neither all the king’s horses nor all the king’s men can ever put it back again.”
“By my rules, the manager is the boss, and you respect him and you play like hell for him. If they weren’t going by my rules anymore, I didn’t have to go by theirs.”
Members of this Tree in the NHL Hall of Fame
Georges Vezina 1945 Newsy Lalonde 1950 Frank "Raffles" Boucher 1958 George "Buck" Boucher 1960
Maurice "Rocket" Richard 1961 Emile "Butch" Bouchard 1966 Jean Beliveau 1972 Bernie Geoffrion 1972
Jacques plante 1978 Henri Richard 1979 Serge Savard 1986 Guy Lafleur 1988 Mario Lemieux 1997
Bryan Trottier 1997 Patrick Roy 2006
NHL MVP Winners
Maurice "Rocket" Richard 1947 Jean Beliveau 1956 1964 Bernie Geoffrion 1961 Jacques Plante 1962
Guy Lafleur 1977 1978 Bryan Trottier 1979 Mario Lemieux 1988 1993 1996
NHL Rookie of the year winners
Bernie Geoffrion 1952 Bryan Trottier 1976 Mario Lemieux 1985
NHL Leading scorers
Bernie Geoffrion 1955 1961 Jean Beliveau 1956 Guy Lafleur 1976 1977 1978 Bryan Trottier 1979
Mario Lemieux 1988 1989 1992 1993 1996 1997
NHL All time points Leader
Mario Lemieux 1723 (690 G 1033 A) ___________________________________________________________________________________ ________________+
NHL All Time Assists Leader Ray Bourque 1,169
Goals Against Average Leaders
Patrick Roy 1987 1988 1989 1992 2002 ___________________________________________________________________________________ _________________
Members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Francis Ouimet 1974
Members of the National Racing Hall of Fame (Thoroughbred Racing) Ron Turcotte (Jockey) 1979
Triple Crown Winning Jockeys Ron Turcotte (Secretariat) 1973 ___________________________________________________________________________________ __________________
Olympians in this Tree Charles Hamelin ( Canada-Winter) 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 Gatean Boucher (Canada-Winter) 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988
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