Celina Brisson

1861–1938 (Age 77)
Spalding Township, Menominee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Celina

When Celina Brisson was born in 1861, her father, Narcisse Bissonette, was 40 and her mother, Marcelline Brosseau, was 37. She married Calixte Bourdon on 30 October 1877, in Châteauguay, Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Joliette, Quebec, Canada in 1881 and Joliette, Quebec, Canada in 1891. She died on 16 July 1938, at the age of 77, and was buried in Spalding Township, Menominee, Michigan, United States.

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Celina Brisson
Calixte Bourdon
Marriage: 30 October 1877
Marie F. Bourdon
Melvina Bourdon
Elizabeth Clotilda Bourdon

Spouse & Children

  • Female1861–1938Female

  • Calixte Bourdon


30 October 1877
Châteauguay, Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada


  • Marie F. Bourdon


  • Melvina Bourdon


  • Elizabeth Clotilda Bourdon


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of Brès ( see Brice ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Célina Brisson in household of Gilbert Brisson, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Celecia Brisson in entry for Elizabeth Clotilda Bourden, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Celina Bourdon in entry for Melvina Bourdon, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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