First, this is how Gil fits into the Lachance family. Antoine Desjardins (1847-1916) who is Gil's Grandfather and my 2nd great-granduncle, married four times. Antoine's 2nd wife to whom he was married for 10 years before her death was actually Marie-Phébée Lachance, my 3rd cousin, 4 times removed (obviously very distant). It is through Antoine's 4th wife, Marie Louise Desrochers that Gilberte is related. Antoine is also my grandmother's grandfathers brother. (You begin to understand now... "Who's on first"?)
(1) Anais CARON, married February 12, 1876 at (Sts. Peter and Paul), Lewiston, ME. She was the daughter of Michel Caron and Monique Dessaint. I have not found much about her. I assume she died before he married his 2nd wife. While not proven, all indications are that they had, at least, one daughter, Marie.
(2) Marie Phébée LACHANCE, married January 24, 1881 at (Sts. Peter and Paul), Lewiston, ME. She was the daughter of Gabriel Pépin dit Lachance and Marie-Edesse Boule. Marie was born October 02, 1853 in L'Isle-aux-Grues, Québec, Canada, and died December12, 1891 in Lewiston, ME. They had 5 children.
(3) Marie Elmire DROUIN, married February 29, 1892 at (Sts. Peter and Paul), Lewiston, ME. She was the daughter of Isidore Drouin and Denyse Provencal. She died February 01, 1895 in Lewiston, ME. They had at least 2 children.
(4) Marie Louise DESROCHERS, married May 09, 1899 at (Sts. Peter and Paul), Lewiston, ME. She was the daughter of Fabien Desrochers and Cephise Mayrand. She was born in Sainte-Croix, Québec, Canada, and died May 10, 1944 in Lewiston, ME. They had 4 children, one of which was Gilberte's mother Regina Desjardins.