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  • [Unintelligible], Eleanor
  • Desrosiers/Joyal Family Collection -- VFC2011-0009. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.

  • Gagné, Alberta (Singer)


    Biographical Note:

    Alberta Gagné (1908-1999) was born in Roxton-Falls, Quebec to Édouard and Ozanna (born Gagné) LaRoche. She was the second-youngest daughter and had eleven siblings, of whom only her younger sister Beatrice (1916-2013) was still living in 1998 at the time of this recording.

    Alberta immigrated to Vermont with her family in 1913. Her father bought a farm in Highgate Springs and Alberta grew up there. She first met her husband Antoine Horace Gagné (1904-1966) when he was in his early teens and accompanied his mother, who came to the Laroche farm to visit her cousin Ozanna, on a family visit.  Alberta married Antoine in 1926 and they farmed for a short period before relocating to Newport, New Hampshire where Antoine worked in the mills and Alberta took charge of raising their fifteen children. During WWII, Alberta worked in a coat shop and joined her husband in millwork when the war ended. In 1998, eleven of Alberta’s children were still living, including her second eldest daughter Laurianne (1930-2013) who sings and plays guitar in these interviews.

  • Gagné, Laurianne (Singer, Musician)

    Biographical Note:

    Laurianne Gagné (1930-2013) was the second eldest daughter of Alberta and Antoine Gagné. She married Lionel H. Gagné (1929-2013) and they moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, where Lionel worked construction as a cement finisher and he and Laurianne raised eight children. They moved back to Highgate in 1969, where Lionel built a home and continued working construction until his retirement in 1991. In 2020, Laurianne was living in Highgate Springs, Vermont.

  • Gagné, Normand Donald

    Biographical Note:

    Normand Donald Gagné (1932-2017) was the youngest of sixteen children born to Lucien and Dolores (Betournay) Gagné. His parents immigrated from Quebec to Vermont in 1926 and Normand was born in Highgate on July 27, 1932. Normand attended and graduated from St. Anne's Academy in Swanton, class of 1951. He worked alongside his father on the farm until he purchased it in 1958 and continued to farm with his wife, Georgette (Larose), and son, Mark, until 2001. Alberta Gagné was Normand’s paternal aunt. According to the obituary notice which appeared in The Saint Alban’s Messenger: “Normand’s greatest passions were flying his own plane and attending many fly-ins. He was proud to wave his wings over the farm. He was credited with starting the Highgate hockey youth program in the 1960s and was also known as the ‘Father of Missisquoi Hockey,’ having coached the T-Birds from 1971-73 and ‘79-82 and later coached the Highgate North Stars. For many years, Normand and Georgette hosted Franco-American soirees with family, neighbors, and friends which Normand loved. Normand was a die-hard New York Yankees and Boston Bruins fan. He also enjoyed deer hunting with his sons, fishing with his cousins, watching Mary, Carly and Katie play high school softball, traveling to historical landmarks and trips twice to Alaska.”
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  • Adelard Guay
  • Allen, Nellie
  • Anderson, Edward
  • Atwood, Fred
  • Austin, Helen
  • Austin, Theron
  • Austin, Theron (Interviewee)
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  • Bailey, Alice Snow
  • Beaudoin Therrien, Lisa
  • Beaudoin, Louis
  • Bettis, Alden
  • Bettis, Alden (Interviewee)
  • Bills, Gertie
  • Bills, Gertie (Mrs. Emery)
  • Bissel, Gladys
  • Bissel, Gladys (Interviewee)
  • Blair, Rupert
  • Blair, Rupert (Interviewee)
  • Blanchard, Shirley Curtis
  • Bob Desrosiers
  • Bragg, Erlene
  • Bragg, Willis
  • Bragg, Willis (Interviewee)
  • Brick, Richard
  • Brick, Richard (Interviewer)
  • Brick, Richard (Interviewer)
  • Brick, Richard (Interviewer)
  • Brick, Richard (Recording Engineer)
  • Brick, Richard (Recording Engineer)
  • Brick, Richard (Recordist)
  • Brick, Richard (Recordist)
  • Brooks, Ruth
  • Brooks, Ruth (Interviewee)
  • Brown, Hildreth
  • Bruce, Natalie
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  • Carpenter, Dorothy
  • Carpenter, Dorothy (Interviewee)
  • Carpenter, George
  • Carpenter, George (Interviewee)
  • Chase, Jean
  • Chase, Mrs. Philip
  • Chase, Philip
  • Chase, Philip, Mr.
  • Chase, Philip, Mrs.
  • Clogston, Mary
  • Conrad, Lettie
  • Conrad, Lettie (Interviewee)
  • Curtis, Josiah
  • Cutler, Frena
  • Cutler, Frena (Interviewee)
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  • Danis, Alice Lacourse
  • De Freest, David
  • De Freest, Marlene
  • De Freest, Marlene (Interviewee)
  • De Long, Alice
  • De Long, Alice (Interviewee)
  • Deering, Samuel (Black Sam)
  • Derry, Olive
  • Desrosier, Charlie
  • Desrosier, Rose
  • Desrosiers, Charlie
  • Desrosiers, Robert
  • Desrosiers, Robert
  • Dunbar, Agnes
  • Dunbar, Gerald
  • Dunbar, Gerald (Interviewee)
  • Durham, Marla
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  • Edson, Delia Harding
  • Elliott, Rudolph F.
  • Elliott, Rudolph F. (Interviewee)
  • Eurich, Arlene
  • Eurich, Arlene (Interviewee)
  • Eurich, Clesson
  • Eurich, Clesson (Interviewee)
  • Eurich, Ed
  • Eurich, Ed (Interviewee)
  • Eurich, Florence
  • Eurich, Florence (Interviewee)
  • Eva Lacourse
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  • Fairbanks, Lester
  • Farrington, James
  • Ferris, Bernadette
  • Ferris, Bernadette (Interviewee)
  • Fish, Lena Bourne
  • Fletcher, Edna
  • Fortna, Lixi
  • Fortna, Lixi (Interviewee)
  • Fuller, Earl
  • Fuller, Floyd
  • Fuller, Floyd (Interviewee)
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  • Gaylord, Eloise
  • Gaylord, Hadley M. 'Hap'
  • Gaylord, Hadley M. 'Hap' (Interviewee)
  • Gaylord, Hayden
  • Gaylord, Hayden (Interviewee)
  • Goodyear, Ina
  • Goodyear, Ina (Interviewee)
  • Gould, Florence
  • Gould, Florence (Interviewee)
  • Gove, Bob
  • Gove, Bob (Interviewee)
  • Graves, Charles
  • Greenslit, Ruth
  • Greenslit, Ruth (Interviewee)
  • Greenwood, Florence
  • Guay, Adelard
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  • Hartshorn, Katharine 'Kit'
  • Hartshorn, Katharine 'Kit' (Interviewee)
  • Haskin, Eleanor
  • Haskin, Eleanor (Interviewee)
  • Hastings, Ethel
  • Henry, Kathryn (Kay)
  • Henry, Kathryn (Kay) (Interviewee)
  • Herrick, Mary
  • Herrick, Mary (Interviewee)
  • Hicks, Dawn
  • Hinman, Bernice
  • Hinman, Bernice, Mrs.
  • Hooper, John
  • Houston, Virginia R. (Ginny)
  • Houston, Virginia R. (Ginny) (Interviewee)
  • Humphries, Mrs.
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  • Ingram, Helen
  • Ingram, Herbert
  • Irma Labonté
  • Irma Labonte
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  • J., Richard
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  • Kingsbury, Madaline
  • Kingsbury, Madaline (Interviewee)
  • Kuhn, Anna
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  • Labonté, Irma
  • Lacourse, Eva
  • Lacourse, Eva (Scribe)
  • Lamorder, Henry
  • Lamorder, Henry (Pete)
  • Landman, Winfred
  • Larrow, Jack
  • Larrow, Jack (Interviewee)
  • Larrow, Jessamine
  • Larrow, Jessamine (Interviewee)
  • Linden, Barbara
  • Livingston, Guy
  • Livingston, Guy (Interviewee)
  • Livingston, Hester
  • Long, Earl
  • Long, Earl (Interviewee)
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  • MacArthur, Margaret
  • MacArthur, Megan
  • MacArthur, Megan
  • Maire Alice Lacourse
  • Manchester, Letitia
  • Maynard, Wilma
  • Maynard, Wilma (Interviewee)
  • McGinn, Barbara Landman
  • McGinn, Phyllis Landman
  • Mondel, Leone
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  • Neill, Elwin
  • Neill, Elwin (Interviewee)
  • Neill, Thelma
  • Neill, Thelma (Interviewee)
  • New, Lillian
  • Nichols, Austin
  • Nichols, May
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  • O’Donnell, Helen
  • O’Donnell, Helen (Interviewee)
  • O’Donnell, Helen (Interviewee)
  • O’Donnell, Kenneth
  • O’Donnell, Kenneth (Interviewee)
  • O’Donnell, Kenneth (Interviewee)
  • Opton, Suzanne (Interviewer)
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  • Palmer, Everett
  • Palmer, Everett (Interviewee)
  • Palmer, James
  • Palmer, Katherine
  • Palmer, Katherine (Interviewee)
  • Patch, Nelson
  • Patch, Nelson (Interviewee)
  • Pellerin , Yvonne
  • Pellerin, Hervé
  • Pellerin, Hervé
  • Pellerin, Martha
  • Pellerin, Yvonne
  • Pellerin, Yvonne
  • Pellering, Yvonne
  • Perkins, Henry
  • Perkins, Henry (Interviewee)
  • Phillips, Kathleen
  • Phillips, Kathleen (Interviewee)
  • Putnam, Karma
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  • Reagan, Mary
  • Reagan, Mary (Interviewee)
  • Reed, Jane
  • Robert Desrosiers
  • Robert Desrosoiers
  • Robinson, Ruby
  • Ronert Desrosiers
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  • Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church.
  • Schroeder, Henry
  • Schroeder, Henry, Dr.
  • Smith, Jack
  • Smith, Judy
  • Smith, Judy (Interviewee)
  • Stetson, Minnie
  • Stiller, Bob
  • Stiller, Bob (Interviewee)
  • Swain, Martha
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  • Thompson, Peggy
  • Thompson, Peggy (Interviewee)
  • Thompson, Tex
  • Timmis, Pierce
  • Toomey, David
  • Tucker, Bertha
  • Tucker, Bertha (Interviewee)
  • Turner, Frederick
  • Turner, Tinkie, (Katherine)
  • Twomey, David P.
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  • Unattributed
  • Unknown
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  • Vasseur, Arthur 'Spike'
  • Vasseur, Arthur 'Spike' (Interviewee)
  • Von Trapp, Bernard
  • Von Trapp, Bernard (Interviewee)
  • Von Trapp, Maria
  • Von Trapp, Maria (Interviewee)
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  • Wallis, Clifford
  • Wallis, Clifford (Interviewee)
  • Wallis, Marion
  • Wallis, W. Otis
  • Wallis, W. Otis (Interviewee)
  • Ward, Aline
  • Ward, Aline (Interviewee)
  • Ward, Holly
  • Ward, Holly (Interviewee)
  • Waters, Lela
  • Watson, George, Mrs.
  • Watson, Mrs. George
  • Watson, Susan
  • West, Mrs.
  • White, Dot
  • White, Dot (Interviewee)
  • White, Nora
  • White, Warren
  • Wilbur, Frank
  • Williams, Sewall
  • Williams, Sewall (Interviewee)
  • Wimble, Ralph
  • Wimble, Ralph (Interviewee)
  • Wimble, Robert
  • Wimble, Robert (Interviewee)
  • Wright, John
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  • Yvonne, Pellerin