Francis W DesJarlais

Male15 January 1928–20 October 1968

Brief Life History of Francis W

When Francis W DesJarlais was born on 15 January 1928, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frank Xavier Desjarlais, was 39 and his mother, Harriet M Hoffman, was 31. He married Donna L Ravey before 1874. He lived in Little River, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 October 1968, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 40.

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Francis W DesJarlais
Donna L Ravey

Sources (3)

  • Francis Desjarlais in household of Frank Desjarlais, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Desjarlais, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Frances Dejarlais in household of Frank Dejarlais, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 4

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.


Age 13

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Gilles, Marcel, Armand, Eugenie, Germaine, Herve, Mireille, Normand.

French Canadian: altered form of Walloon De Gerlaise, itself a variant, with the preposition de ‘from, of’, of Gerlache (see Herlache ). In the US, the surname Desjarlais is also common among Native Americans (Chippewas). The surname (De) Gerlaise is no longer found in Belgium.

History: The progenitor of the Desjarlaises was Jean-Jacques de Gerlaise dit St. Amand, a soldier from Liège in Wallonia, Belgium, who in 1667 married Jeanne Trudel in QC.

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

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