18 May 1906–28 September 1985 (Age 79)
Raillencourt, Nord, France

The Life of Berthe

When Berthe LACROIX was born on 18 May 1906, in Raillencourt, Nord, France, her father, Auguste Joseph LACROIX, was 35 and her mother, Clemence FOURGNIER ou FOURNIER, was 32. She married Joseph VAN HERWEGEN on 27 June 1925, in Raillencourt, Nord, France. She died on 28 September 1985, in Cambrai, Nord, France, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Marriage: 27 June 1925

Spouse and Children

27 June 1925
Raillencourt, Nord, France

Parents and Siblings



    Albert Joseph Lacroix


    Louise Marie LACROIX


    Jean Baptiste Joseph LACROIX


    Marie Josephine LACROIX


    Joseph LACROIX


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World Events (8)

1914 · World War I

Age 8

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.
1920 · Treaty of Versailles 

Age 14

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris to formally end WWI. It established Peace between the allied forces and set guidelines for Germany.

Age 33

Second World War. Defeat and occupation by Germany. General de Gaulle leads the Resistance from London and Algiers. Allied victory came on May 8, 1945.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside or in the marketplace, from French la croix ‘the cross’ (Latin crux, crucis).In some cases the surname may have denoted one who carried the cross in church processions. Compare the English equivalent, Cross . It is a very frequent French Canadian secondary surname, perhaps for a person who swore by the cross, and has also been used independently since 1670 .

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

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