Should I absent myself from contributing, except to comment on others absolutely arresting additions? Should I simply stay abed and abjectly abandon, abnormally abdicate, any role in the start of Round 10? No! I acknowledge that is not acceptable! Is there an acquaintance, or better yet! an ancestor I could admit to Round 10? Whew, ambling around on the keyboard had once more unaddled my brain. I not only have ancestors, I have ancestors whose name begins with A -- the Archambaults of South Bend, Indiana and Saint Roche de l'Achignan, Quebec.
In this photo from circa 1905 all are gathered around the matriarch and her children and their spouses. The second person from the left in the front row is my grandmother, Eveline Archambault McCauslin. She is sitting next to her mother with the beautiful name of Chantal Desormiers Archambault who came to South Bend with her husband Jean Louis Stanislas Archambault just after the U.S. Civil War. He went to work in the Studebaker Wagon factory. My grandfather is the first person on the left in the back row, Augustus Holmes McCausland, who came from London, Ontario, first to Chicago, then to South Bend, in the late 1890's. In addition to the Archambaults and McCauslands are a Bale, a Charron, a Donahue, a Doolin, and a Landgraf.
For less ancient additions to A, please visit ABC Wednesday.