Robert LeBrun

1931–2006 (Age 74)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert LeBrun was born on 27 September 1931, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Edward LeBrun, was 24 and his mother, Marie Cecile Gauthier, was 31. He married Phyllis Esther Thompson about 26 March 1951, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 9 February 2006, in Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Robert LeBrun
Phyllis Esther Thompson
Marriage: about 26 March 1951

Spouse & Children

about 26 March 1951
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 10

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1943 · The Detroit Race Riots

Age 12

The 1943 Detroit Race Riot started on the evening of June 20 and lasted through June 22. It occurred in a period of dramatic social tensions associated with the military buildup of World War II, as Detroit's automotive industry was converted to the war effort. What fueled the fire the most was the arrival of nearly 400,000 migrants, both African-American and White Southerners, and the competition for space and jobs. It was suppressed after 6,000 federal troops were ordered into the city to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them African-Americans and most at the hands of white police or National Guardsmen; 433 were wounded, 75 percent of them African-American.
1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 23

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Brun (‘brown’), with the definite article le. This is a name associated with the Huguenots in the U.S.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Labrun in household of Charles E Labrun, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Lebrun, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert LeBrun -

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