Lillian in Northborough Howard family photo

Lillian in Northborough

Taken in Northborough, MA USA in .

Lillie was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, the oldest child of a “third” family. Lillie’s father was Arthur Desrosier. His first family had seven children, when his wife died of consumption. A ... show more

Lillie was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, the oldest child of a “third” family. Lillie’s father was Arthur Desrosier. His first family had seven children, when his wife died of consumption. At the time, his sister Louise adopted the youngest child, named Hattie. Lillie’s mother was Jeannia Rousseau Corriveau. She had her own family in Rhode Island with two children, when her husband died after being bitten by a rabid dog. Arthur and Jeannia met and married in Northboro, and decided to start a third family together. Lillian was the oldest of this third family. She knew everyone from all three familes and lived in a small house with most of them. So, as she would say, “It was a pretty mixed up family!”

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