April 13, 2014

Re:  The http://www.reynoldstonnewyork.org website

Dear Friends,

First off I want to thank all of you for your generosity in sharing material related to your family and loved ones with us and the website.   Your support and encouragement has meant a great deal to us.

As many of you know, the website created by myself with the help of Robert McGowan, has not seen many changes over the past couple of years due to my own health issues.   The good news is that my health is improving and I am looking forward to putting my last health issue – leukemia, into remission by the fall of this year.

None-the-less, the complexities of running a website have grown over the years and I do not see myself as either willing or able to carry out the work of managing a website in an ever more complex technical environment.

Over the past five years, Mr. McGowan and I have worked very closely with SUNY at Plattsburgh – Special Collections – in the Feinberg Library.   We have now deposited all the original tapes, transcripts, photos, correspondence, manuscripts, and related documents that we collected for over fifty years into Special Collections for long term preservation.

In addition SUNY Plattsburgh has also generously agreed to take over the Reynoldston website and maintain it within their own systems.   This will mean changes of course, but the core of all the material contained on the site will be preserved. I know that they will treat you and the material you shared with us on the website, with the same respect we worked hard to demonstrate.  Mr. McGowan and I plan to continue to support the website through the SUNY at Plattsburgh.

Lastly, we want to encourage you to also consider donating your own original material to SUNY Plattsburgh to ensure it survives for many, many generations.  The history of Northern New York is not well known.  Thus the more material that is permanently preserved means that the lives and stories of our families and neighbors will be there for future generations to study and enjoy.

The contact at SUNY Plattsburgh, Special Collections is Debra Kimok who is just as devoted to the history of our area as we are.  You can contact her by email at kimokdm@plattsburgh.edu

With best wishes,

William Langlois & Robert H. McGowan


Moquin Genealogy


Moquin Genealogy

Henry Moquin  1862-

Wife:   Mary  1863 –



1.   Peter 1891-

2. Edward 1895

3. Angeline  1997

4.  Oscar  1901

5.  Armass 1906

6.  Elmer  1906- 1977




Philip J. Moquin  1873-1963)

wife  Mrs. Delia (Hooper)  Moquin  1884 –1987

See  the  interview about Reynoldston with Delia Moquin by clicking on the link (Delia Moquin)



1.   Eleanor  1901

2.  Anna1903

3.   Viola  1908

4.  Victor  1912

5.  Loretta  1914

6  May Veronica b. 5/31/1917

6.  Raymond 1919



*This information is based on 1910 & 1920 US Census Records


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