Marie Dubois

29 March 1831–
Lamboing, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Marie

When Marie Dubois was born on 29 March 1831, in Lamboing, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Henri Aimé Dubois, was 38 and her mother, Marie Madeleine Giauque, was 36. She lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1850.

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Henri Aimé Dubois
Marie Madeleine Giauque
Samuel Aime Dubois
Sophie Dubois
Marianne Dubois
Maria Rose Dubois
Joseph Aimé Dubois
Auguste Dubois
Marie Dubois

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 17

Made capital 1848

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

French and English (Norman and Huguenot): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from the fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ + French bois ‘wood’ ( see Bois ). In both England and America the name has been translated as Wood .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Maria Dubois in household of August Dubois, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Naissance et bapteme de Marie Dubois (1831)

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