Blanche Joly

1919–1999 (Age 80)
Chelmsford, Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Blanche

Blanche Joly was born in 1919, in Chelmsford, Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada as the daughter of Johny Joly and Valada Daoush. She married Joseph Armand Noel Gratton on 23 January 1933, in Chelmsford, Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1999, in Sudbury Unorganized North Part, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Joseph Armand Noel Gratton
Blanche Joly
Marriage: 23 January 1933
Fernande Gratton

Spouse and Children

23 January 1933
Chelmsford, Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Johny Joly


    Valada Daoush




World Events (6)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 15

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 24

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 36

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

French: variant spelling of Jolly .

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

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