Melville Boniface Pepin

1894–1990
Algoma, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Melville Boniface

When Melville Boniface Pepin was born on 5 June 1894, in Algoma, Ontario, Canada, his father, Francis D'assise Pepin, was 35 and his mother, Marie Margaurite Heis, was 31. He married Mary Ann Mccullough on 4 June 1923, in Blind River, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. He died before 1990, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Melville Boniface Pepin
1894–1990
Mary Ann Mccullough
1892–
Marriage: 4 June 1923

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 June 1923
Blind River, Algoma, Ontario, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • Francis D'assise Pepin

    Male1858–Male

  • Marie Margaurite Heis

    Female1862–1922Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 12

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 40

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 49

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

French (Pépin) and English: from the Old French personal name Pepis, oblique case Pepin (introduced to Britain by the Normans). Of uncertain origin, it was borne by several Frankish kings, most notably Pepin le Bref, father of Charlemagne, and remained popular throughout the early Middle Ages. Reaney and Wilson suggest that late-formed examples of the English surname may alternatively be from Old French pepin, pipin ‘seed of a fruit’, and thus a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or grower of fruit trees. This surname is also established in northwest Germany, around Cologne.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melvill B. Pepin in household of Francois D. Pepin, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Melville Pepin, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Melville Boneface Pepin, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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