Searching for Henry Beaufain and Augusta Grobe




Picture taken at Civitan Hall Monthly auction in Almonte. In most cases I try and rescue them– but this one I could not.

So today I spent many hours trying to find this family– Beaufain is a rare name– there were a couple in Lac Megantic, and then some in  Charleston, South Carolina. But every corner I  reached to came to an abrupt stop.


If anyone has any ideas– please contact  me. I am curious. So Tammy Marion came up with the answer.. Thanks:)

Tammy Marion Linda SeccaspinaLanark County Genealogical Society. The surname appears to be Beaupain- at least according to this…They are all listed together on the June 1880 US census living in New York,New York. The father was born in Germany in approx: 1829 and is listed as being Keeps Beer Saloon – Augusta was born in Germany approx:1841 and is listed as Keeping House – Henry (Jr) born approx: 1859 in New York is listed as a Carver – Theodore born approx: 1863 in New York is listed as a Carver – Ernestine (Erstein) born approx:1858 in New York and is listed as At Home……Theodore was married in Manhattan,New York on Jan.8th 1890 at 28 yrs old. He married a Alida Middlebrooks Howell….Hope this info helps in your search. Be interesting to know how their picture ended up at this end and in Almonte at an auction.



Lanark County Genealogical Society Website

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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