County of Essex
Name: Besette, Corinne
Date of Birth: Feb 6, 1904
Name of Father: Louis Besette
Maiden Name of Mother: Liza Gagnon
Corinne Bessette was my great great grandmother, my father’s biological mother’s mother’s mother. She appears above in a list of births registered in Essex County, Ontario in 1904. Her parents were Joseph Louis Telesphore Bessette, or “Louis” and Clemence Josephine Elisabeth “Eliza” Gagnon.
Note also the other surnames in this record – LaFramboise, Antailla/Antaya, L’Esperance, Pare, Ouellette, Janisse, Rocheleau, Drouillard. These names are some of the more common names of the early French settlers to the Windsor/Detroit area, and they are still around today. They even show up further back in my ancestry – all of them.
This record is found on Ancestry.com, in their Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 collection.