On 4 June 1849, Marie married Louis Robidas at Saint-Norbert d'Arthabaska, Quebec. The marriage was witnessed by her father and by his, Jean-Baptiste Robidas.
Over the next 23 years, Marie and Louis had at least 11 children (a suspiciously large time gap between Jean and Georges suggests there may be at least a couple of missing offspring there):
- Louis Robidas (AKA Louis Rabideau) (1850-1921), married 1) Marie Celina Cloutier, 2) Marie-Beatrice Croteau
- Joseph Robidas, b. 1852
- Jean-Baptiste Robidas, b. 1853
- Marie-Marguerite Robidas, b. 1855
- Alfred Robidas (1856-1920), married Olive Breton
- Louise Robidas, b. 1858
- Marcelin Sinaie Robidas (AKA Samuel Rabideau) (1861-1904), married Alvina Doyon dit Moreau
- Jean Robidas (AKA James Rabideau) (1863-1939), married Vitaline Mary Lemay
- Georges Robidas (AKA George Rabideau) (ca 1870-1901), married Domithilde Samson
- Anastasie Robidas, b. 1870
- Alred-Dominique Robidas (1872-1873)
A number of their children emigrated to Maine and New Hampshire, altering their surname to Rabideau. On 11 July 1870, Marie and Louis Robidas stood as baptismal sponsors for their oldest son's first child, Peter Louis Rabideau, born three months earlier in Milan, New Hampshire, and brought by his parents to Sherbrooke to be baptized at Saint-Michel-de-Sherbrooke.
Marie died 10 May 1895 in Bromptonville, Quebec, and was buried the next day at Sainte-Praxède-de-Brompton-Falls Roman Catholic Church in Bromptonville. Louis outlived her by 26 years, dying in 1921 in Sherbrooke.
My descent from Marie St. Cyr:
- Marie Pauline St. Cyr + Louis Robidas
- Louis Rabideau + Marie Célina Cloutier
- Peter Louis Rabideau + Eva May Woodward
- Glenna Marie Rabideau + William George Murphy (my maternal grandparents)
(Note: This post is in response to Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge at No Story Too Small.)