Josephine Lavallee

31 May 1868–6 May 1953 (Age 84)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Lavallee was born on 31 May 1868, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Jean John Sylvestre Lavallée, was 26 and her mother, Julia Tarte, was 18. She married Jean Baptiste Boisvert on 25 October 1886, in Washington, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Oneka Township, Washington, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for about 5 years. She died on 6 May 1953, in St. Paul County No. 19, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Legal, Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Jean Baptiste Boisvert
Josephine Lavallee
Marriage: 25 October 1886
Libbie Josephine Boisvert
Antoine Jean Boisvert
Alexander Boisvert
William Joseph Boisvert
Eugene Boisvert
Denis Louis Ajib Boisvert
Benjamin Emile Boisvert
Arthur George Boisvert
Joseph Boisvert
Mina Boisvert
Aurelie Lillie Boisvert
Paul Boisvert

Spouse and Children

    Jean Baptiste Boisvert



25 October 1886
Washington, Minnesota, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jean John Sylvestre Lavallée


    Julia Tarte




+10 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 25

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

Name Meaning

1 French and Canadian (Lavallée): topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Old French val (Latin vallis), with the definite article la; or a habitational name from any of numerous places called Lavallée.2 French Canadian: secondary surname, used to distinguish a branch of a family (for example the Paquettes) living in a valley, as opposed to others, for example those living by a river (Paquette dit LaRivière).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Boisvert in household of John Boisvert, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Josephine Boisvert in household of John Boisvert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Lavalle in entry for Marie Aurelia Lutz, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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