Florent Leclerc

18 August 1859–
Van Buren, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Florent

When Florent Leclerc was born on 18 August 1859, in Van Buren, Aroostook, Maine, United States, his father, Francois Leclerc dit Francoeur, was 27 and his mother, Madeleine Violette, was 23.

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Francois Leclerc dit Francoeur
Madeleine Violette
Laurent Francoeur
Florent Leclerc
Denise Leclerc
Francois Leclerc
Jean Leclerc
Vitaline Francoeur
Anastasie Leclerc
Cezarine Leclerc dite Francoeur
Suzanne Leclerc
Sylvain Leclerc
Julienne Leclerc
Jean Leclerc

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World Events (3)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 39

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Name Meaning

1 French: from le clerc ‘the clerk’, occupational name for a scribe or secretary ( see Clerc , Clark ).2 North American spelling variant of Leclair , Leclere .

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

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  • Florent Leclerc, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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