|TITLE||Annie Madore Theriault Wedding Ring|
|DESCRIPTION||This is a 10K gold ring or gold band, modified to a size 13.|
|MARKINGS||Inside ring: a symbol followed to the right with a star then followed further to the right with the words '1OK', then ending with another star.|
is the gold ring that was presented by Joachim Thériault to his
bride, Annie Madore on Monday morning, 23 August 1909 at the parish church
of Ste-Luce in present-day Upper Frenchville, Maine. The time of the wedding
is not known although the tradition in those times for weddings was a very
early 8 o'clock in the morning. Joachim, who had just turned 23 years old
less than a month before, came across the St-John River from his paternal
home in Baker-Brook/St-Hilaire. He was on time... but his bride was not.
She was very late coming down from the 'deuxieme rang' back settlement
above Glass Hill/Cote Vitrée which is about two miles from church.
One of her brothers had taken seriously ill the night before and Annie
had stayed up with him nursing him through the night. The wedding reception
was probably held according to tradition at the Madore home on the Cote
Vitrée in Ste-Luce.
This ring was given by Annie to her son, Theodule some time in the early 1950's. By then, she had lost Joachim in 1947 and she herself was working at the Sanitorium in St-Basile. Theodule had come by to visit with her when she gave him the ring.
Theodule had the ring expanded to his size (13) and he wore the ring for several years.