Josephine Bourque

Female21 October 1861–17 January 1947

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Bourque was born on 21 October 1861, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Joseph C Bourque, was 32 and her mother, Elisabeth Richard, was 24. She married Charles Nicaise Lavergne on 11 February 1884, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ward Two, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 1947, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Nicaise Lavergne
Josephine Bourque
Marriage: 11 February 1884
Joseph Urbain Lavergne
Marie Lucille Martine Lavergne
Aurelien Lavergne
Charles Nicaise Lavergne Jr.
Ellena Lavergne
Marie Bernadette Lavergne
Lucius Jerriel Lavergne
Romain Lavergne
Aline L Lavergne

Sources (11)

  • Josephine Leverme in household of Charles Leverme, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Bourque, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934"
  • Josephine Bourque, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1884Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

    Age 7

    Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Lucien, Pierre, Andre, Aurele, Camille, Emile, Fernand, Henri, Jacques, Marcel, Normand.

    French (mainly Doubs): variant of Bourg and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    History: The (majority of the) American bearers of the surname Bourque are descendants of Antoine Bourg/Bourque from France (see Bourg ).

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

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