Joseph Theroux

28 February 1891–3 April 1982 (Age 91)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Theroux was born on 28 February 1891, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Louis Théroux, was 28 and his mother, Philomene Vaillancourt, was 23. He married Leah Marie Quesnel on 12 February 1917, in Terrebonne, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Red Lake Falls Township, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Red Lake Falls, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 3 April 1982, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Red Lake Falls, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Theroux
Leah Marie Quesnel
Marriage: 12 February 1917
Clinton Theroux
Rita Rose Marie Theroux
Reba Theroux
Eva Mae Theroux
Marvin Theroux
Barbara Theroux
Jeanne Marie
Paul Theroux
Dorothy Theroux
Mark Theroux
Gary Jean Theroux

Spouse and Children

12 February 1917
Terrebonne, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States



    Rita Rose Marie Theroux


    Reba Theroux


    Eva Mae Theroux


    Marvin Theroux


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Philomene Vaillancourt




+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 2

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 24

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

Name Meaning

Southern French (Théroux): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone living by ‘the wells’, from a plural variant of Occitan théron ‘well’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joe Theroux, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Theroux, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Theroux, "United States Census, 1930"

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