Francois Violette

Male 1744 - 1824  (79 years)


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  • Name Francois Violette 
    Born 16 Oct 1744  Saintes-Est, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 16 Dec 1744  Saintes, Charente-Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Apr 1824  Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Apr 1824  Van Buren Maine USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2415  OGrady Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 May 2020 

    Family 1 Marie Luce Thibodeau,   b. 24 Mar 1748, Grand-Pré, Acadia, New France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Jul 1803, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Marguerite Genevieve Violette,   b. 25 Jul 1770, Kennebeccasis, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1802, Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Marie Genevieve Violette,   b. 15 Mar 1774, Kennebeccasis, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1853, Saint Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 May 2020 
    Family ID F945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marie-Rose Cormier 
    Last Modified 5 May 2020 
    Family ID F946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Genevieve Tardif 
    Last Modified 5 May 2020 
    Family ID F947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Francois had a most interesting and full life, He died at the age of 80 according to the book by Rita Lippe on 10 Apr 1924 in St. Basile, M.T. However should remember this was the location of the only church in those early days and he would have been registered there for his funeral. We can probably assume he actually died in Van Buren, Maine and not in Canada. Francois married 3 times ( The Descendants of Francois Violet by Rita Lippe, copyrighted 1984 ) A curiosity about Francois. During his lifetie he maintained the name VIOLET while every one of his children were baptized VIOLETTE. This is unusual in view of the fact his name would have been changed by clergy somewhere along the way. The change of name is rather important in its origin. In France the name Violet which has evolved into Viollet stands for the color. Mr Fernand Videau, Mayor Emeritus of Fontenille who completed great research in the Violet/Viollet names in Fontenille provided a complete list of names and dates of birth stated the name Violet came from an ancient people who wore Violet clothing. Probably due to the production of wine as it required stomping on the grapes in the early days. In America, the name Violette stands for the flower. So we have both. Let's keep them. "