William August Brunette

4 April 1876–24 February 1953 (Age 76)
White Earth, Becker, Minnesota, United States

The Life of William August

When William August Brunette was born on 4 April 1876, in White Earth, Becker, Minnesota, United States, his father, William A. Brunette, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Bellecourt, was 20. He married Angeline Blair in 1895. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pembina Township, Mahnomen, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Island Lake Township, Mahnomen, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 24 February 1953, in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lengby, Polk, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William August Brunette
Angeline L. Jourdain
Marriage: about 1903
William Brunette Jr.
Edward Brunette
Daniel Joseph Brunette
Cecelia Brunette
Irene Brunette
Ora Brunette
Myron Brunette
Violet Elisabeth Philomine Brunette
Harriet Angeline Brunette
Mylo or Milo Brunette
Orlean Orville Brunette
Webster Ballinger Brunette
Bernice Adora Rose Brunette

Spouse and Children

about 1903
Minnesota, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William A. Brunette


    Elizabeth Bellecourt





    Frank Brunette


    Peter J. Brunette


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Brunet , reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willie Brunett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Brunette in household of Lizzie Brunette, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William A Burnette, "United States Census, 1910"

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