Olive Euphroisine Gagnon

Brief Life History of Olive Euphroisine

When Olive Euphroisine Gagnon was born on 17 March 1853, in Barachois, Beaubassin East, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, François Xavier Gagnon, was 34 and her mother, Pélagie Leger, was 31. She married Amand Surette on 17 October 1880, in Barachois, Beaubassin East, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Shediac, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871.

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Amand Surette
Olive Euphroisine Gagnon
Marriage: 17 October 1880
Armenie Almanda Surette

Sources (2)

  • Olive Gagnon in household of Francois Gagnon, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Olive Gagnon, "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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World Events (5)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.



1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Andre, Marcel, Normand, Emile, Jacques, Pierre, Gilles, Cecile, Fernand, Georges, Laurent.


occupational name for a farmer or peasant, from a diminutive noun derivative of the Old French verb gaaignier ‘to cultivate or work (the land)’; compare Wagnon 1.

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

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