François Robitaille

26 January 1823–
Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada

The Life of François

François Robitaille was born on 26 January 1823, in Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada as the son of François Robitaille and Josephte Boucher. He married Émilie Audet dit Lapointe on 19 August 1845, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Springwells, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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François Robitaille
Émilie Audet dit Lapointe
Marriage: 19 August 1845
Elizabeth Robitaille
Nancy Robitaille

Spouse and Children

19 August 1845
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Elizabeth Robitaille


    Nancy Robitaille


Parents and Siblings

    François Robitaille


    Josephte Boucher




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 14

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 31

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Of French origin; unexplained. It is sometimes Americanized as Robtoy.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis Robitaille, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francois Robitaille, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Francois Robitaille, "Michigan Civil Marriages, 1834-1974"

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