Posted By:J Vincent B
Subject:Re: Rock / Latlippe in MA
Post Date:August 07, 2004 at 08:45:30
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Dear Ms. Beach,

I have read your posting and believe I have some limited information. Yes, Latlippe is a version of the French Latulippe, the form with my grandfather and great-grandfather used. I have two photographs in my grandmother’s photograph album, both from the mid 1920’s, which have always been a mystery to me. Both were taken when my mother was on vacation in Randolph, MA visiting family. The first is a photo captioned “Joe Latlippe (my great-grandfather) and Mae Rock Latlippe”. Perhaps Mae is Mary. The lady in the photo would look to be the age of someone born in 1881. There is a small boy in the picture with Joe and Mae, but no caption to identify him. On the back of the picture in my mother’s handwriting is “Grandma Mae and Grandpa Latlippe”. I have always wondered whether Mae is my great-grandmother. In the second picture are George Rock (a boy of about 6 years old) and my mother Violetta Latlippe and her brother Vincent Latlippe. All three are holding kittens. They are in front of what appears to be a grapevine.

What I have put together over the years is that my great-grandfather Joe was married twice. He had two sons, Walter and Arthur (my grandfather) with his first wife Addie. She died in 1920. In his will of 1925 he is residing in Randolph, but does not mention a wife. In his will of 1935, he mentions his address as 12 Woodlawn Road in Randolph, and wills it to Walter. He indicates that “$200.00 to be put in the bank, to be used for the burial of my wife, Mary Latlippe. $100.00 to buy clothes for my wife, Mary Latlippe. Not the money but clothes to be bought for her. $200.00 to be used to buy clothes for Bertie Rock. Shoes underwear, clothes to keep her warm. Balance to go to all my sisters and brother. If Sophie should come, she is to take her expenses extra beside what is coming to her…Two lots on Mellyn Street…All of Mary Latlippe’s married children cannot be buried in my lot in Randolph Cemetery.”

I never knew who Bertie Rock was. In his will of 1925 he mentions Mandy Buso of Randolph as his housekeeper and mentions a house of Richwood Avenue in Randolph. He also mentions Mandy Buso’s sons, Thomas and Frank. In the same will he writes: “To Saint Francis de Sales Church of Waterville, Maine, one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the perpetual care of the lot number 444 in the cemetery where my father and mother, Edward and Mary Latlippe, are buried, and, also, for the perpetual care of the lot numbered 239 in the same cemetery where my beloved wife Addie Latlippe, is buried.

Arthur Latlippe, my grandfather, was married twice. There were three children from the first marriage, my two uncles and my mother, all deceased. Arthur married a second time and from that union only Robert Latlippe survives. He saw Joe Latlippe from time to time when he was growing up. Robert lives in Auburn, ME.