MANCHESTER — Five generations of Dumas descendants came together for a pre-Fourth of July weekend on Fairbanks Pond in Summerhaven. Brothers Francis and Roger Dumas and their families hosted the event at the waterside properties.

The Dumas clan descended from Francis Dumas and Marguerite Foye (Les Filles du Roi) who landed in Quebec in the 1640s, according to a release.

The seventh great-grandchild, Honore’ Dumas and his wife Azilda Martineau immigrated to Maine via Jackman around 1919 eventually settling in the greater Augusta area.

Surviving children and the extended families still reside in the area. Their daughter, Ida Yvette Bouchard, 91, and her sister Theresa Beaulieu, 82, spent the day looking at old family photos, telling stories and enjoying the barbecue. The youngest attendee was five-month-old Isabelle Dumas.

The reunion was triggered by the eight children of Augusta resident Joseph Dumas. The siblings had not been photographed together as a complete group for nearly 20 years. Sisters Ronda Aurand and Billie-Jo St. Amand organized the reunion. Families traveled from Colorado, Alabama and Florida to attend. Approximately 100 people attended.

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