Marie Benjamin

11 December 1870–1958 (Age 87)
Iberville, Iberville, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Marie

When Marie Benjamin was born on 11 December 1870, in Iberville, Iberville, Quebec, Canada, her father, Albert Benjamin, was 49 and her mother, Marie Amedee Adie Andre Gladu, was 42. She married Joseph David Carreau on 10 November 1890, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada in 1881. She died in 1958, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joseph David Carreau
Marie Benjamin
Marriage: 10 November 1890
Joseph Edeas Carreau
Joseph William Carreau
Leo Arsene Carreau
Joseph L. E. Carreau
Yvonne Carreau
Agnes Alexandrina Carreau

Spouse and Children

    Joseph David Carreau



10 November 1890
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Joseph Edeas Carreau


    Joseph William Carreau


    Leo Arsene Carreau


    Joseph L. E. Carreau


    Yvonne Carreau


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Benjamin


    Marie Amedee Adie Andre Gladu





    Joseph Benjamin


    Roch Benjamin


World Events (8)


Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, French, and Hungarian (Benjámin): from the Hebrew male personal name Binyamin ‘Son of the South’. In the Book of Genesis, it is treated as meaning ‘Son of the Right Hand’. The two senses are connected, since in Hebrew the south is thought of as the righthand side of a person who is facing east. Benjamin was the youngest and favorite son of Jacob and supposed progenitor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:16– 18; 42:4). It is rare as an English and French surname; the personal name was not common among Gentiles in the Middle Ages, but its use was sanctioned by virtue of having been borne by a saint martyred in Persia in about ad 424 . In some cases in medieval Europe it was also applied as a byname or nickname to the youngest (and beloved) son of a large family; this is the sense of modern French benjamin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Benjamin in entry for Charles Sylvia and Yvonne Evelyn Carreau, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Marie Benjamin in entry for Eloi Levesque and Agnes Alexandrina Carreau, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Benjamin in entry for Leo Arsene Carreau and Annie Waring, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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