Taken in Trois Rivieres, Canada. Founder of the Parish of St. Narcisse in June 1803
born Oct 17, 1781
died June 30, 1876
Emma and George Cossette
Maggie, Arthur, Ernest
Phillip and Napoleon in back
Phillips brother Joseph B. Cossette
It was common in that era to take photos of deceased people. Joseph lived for 2 days.
Emma Landry Cossette (She married George Cossette)
Emma in later years.
Phillip Joseph Cossette
Ern and Art Cossette (Phil's brothers)
Grandpa Phillip on right. His silly postcard to one of his brothers. Funny guy!
Grandpa Phillip and friends. (Phil is upper left)
Grandpa Phil Cossette. (I think Kent Renier-right- looks just like Grandpa!)
Kent Renier 1969
Sadie (Sarah) Sullivan and her brother George
Phillip Cossette's first wife. She died 12-1-1922 in the flu epidemic - they had no children. Grandpa was sick himself but he tried to take care of her for the three days she was ill. Sarah's family blamed him for her death.
Phil holding the horse tail, Sadie and friend on horse. Taken on a Sunday when the banns were read at church and they were engaged.
Phil kissing Sadie at their picnic. Sadie died in the flu epidemic.
Phyllis Anne Cossette with her parents late 1920's.
Phyllis and Ray 1930
Robert Cossette - lived 3 months
Phillip and Anne had three children: Phyllis, Ray and Robert
Ray Cossette 1955
Grandpa Phillip Cossette's cameras - that he gave me in the 1960's when I was a young girl. He did love to take pictures - of which I am truly thankful!
Phyllis Cossette 1944
Phillip's brother Ern and Kate Cossette with Leslie, Gary, Louise, and George 1959
Fr. Ray Cossette with his parents Phillip and Anne Cossette - mid 1960's
The grandpa's: Phillip Cossette and Justin Renier at Renier's Duluth home mid 1960's.
Phil died in 1968 and Justin in 1980