Palmire Dube


The Life of Palmire

Palmire Dube was born in 1875, in Canada as the daughter of Michell Dube and Diai Nadeau. She married Alphonse Couture on 18 February 1896, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940.

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Alphonse Couture
Palmire Dube
Marriage: 18 February 1896
Joseph Amédé Couture
Joseph Eugene Leo Couture

Spouse and Children

18 February 1896
Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Joseph Amédé Couture


    Joseph Eugene Leo Couture


Parents and Siblings

    Michell Dube


    Diai Nadeau




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 0

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 French (Dubé): of uncertain origin. It may be a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Le Bec, which are named either from Gaulish becco ‘high ground’ or from Germanic bec ‘stream’ ( see Beck ).2 Breton: nickname meaning ‘pigeon’.3 Eastern German, Sorbian, or other Slavic: from Sorbian or Slavic dub ‘oak’, hence a nickname for a strong or solid man, a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak or in an area where oak trees were abundant, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example Dubá or Doubé, both frequent Czech place names.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Palmie Couture in household of Amede Couture, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmire Dube in entry for Eugene Leo Couture, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"
  • Elmire Dubé in entry for Joseph Léo Ujaine Couture, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"

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