The Stories

The lives of our parents and their parents and so on are what genealogists hope to learn about.  Dry facts gathered in libraries and archives and even family trees themselves, are but the bare bones onto which the real challenge will be arranged.   This challenge is to add personal details and allow us to perceive the humanity of our long-departed relatives.  While history tells us about great leaders and events, family histories strive to put ourselves and our ancestors into those pictures, to make history in general personally relevant and meaningful.  With Pilons on all continents and speaking a wide range of languages, there is much that we have to learn about each other and the worlds that our relatives have lived in and in many cases, helped build.

The Pilon stories below are about events that involved a Pilon.  They are all examples of how our ancestors lived.  Some are involved and reflect a lot of research while others are reminiscences being shared; recollections of meaningful moments.

You are invited to contribute and share your memories or your research with Pilons around the world.  If you have Pilon stories and images which you think would be of interest to others, please contact one of the Page Makers who will help you post this information.

Ambrose Pilon's Reminiscences about Pilon's Bakery
Benefits Forgot, Kent College, Canterbury and Edward Pillow (1827-1909)
Pilons at the 1914-1918 Vigil
Germain Pilon Street, Paris, France
French-Canadian Battalions of the CEF and the Participation of French-Canadians in WWI
The Pilons of London, England, Threadneedle Street and Soho Square (updated January, 2010)
Well-Travelled Photographs; photos of Grannies and Aunties
Dead of Starvation at the Fort of the Forks
The Letters Home from Vietnam of Cpl. Alan Everett Pilon, USMC
This is Who We Are: The Launching of Mikinok, a Pilon Canoe
If Stones Could Speak, The Story of a Tombstone
The Saint-Patrice Church, Bayeux, Normandy, FRANCE
The Antoine Pilon House in Pointe-Claire, Québec, CANADA
"Return to The Antoine Pilon House", 1992, Pointe-Claire, Québec, CANADA
The Dedication of Antoine Pilon Park in Pointe-Claire, Québec, CANADA
A Visit to Batoche, Saskatchwan, CANADA
A Pilon in Viet-Nam: Alan Everett Pilon 
A Family Found
Notes on the Pilons who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I
Lest We Forget - Notes on Canadian Pilons who died or were wounded during World Wars I & II

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