Joseph Eugene Willet

18 February 1876–1 March 1961 (Age 85)
Quebec, Canada

The Life of Joseph Eugene

When Joseph Eugene Willet was born on 18 February 1876, in Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Bruno Willet or Ouellet, was 31 and his mother, Marie Zenaide Aubin, was 28. He married Elizabeth L. Grondin on 26 February 1906, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1900 and Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1906. He died on 1 March 1961, in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Togus, Chelsea, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Joseph Eugene Willet
Elizabeth L. Grondin
Marriage: 26 February 1906
Jennette W Willett

Spouse and Children

26 February 1906
Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States


    Jennette W Willett


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Bruno Willet or Ouellet


    Marie Zenaide Aubin




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 22

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Willett .2 French: cognate of 1, from a pet form of Willaume.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph E Willet in household of Briney Willet, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Eugene Willett, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Joseph Eugene Willett, "Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919"

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