Valentine Marie Besson

15 June 1913–25 April 1996 (Age 82)
Belmont-de-la-Loire, Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France

The Life of Valentine Marie

When Valentine Marie Besson was born on 15 June 1913, in Belmont-de-la-Loire, Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France, her father, Jérémie Ambroise Besson, was 36 and her mother, Claudine Marie Danton, was 31. She married Louis Duperron on 11 April 1942, in Belmont-de-la-Loire, Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France. She died on 25 April 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 82.

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Louis Duperron
Valentine Marie Besson
Marriage: 11 April 1942

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11 April 1942
Belmont-de-la-Loire, Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France

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World Events (8)

1914 · World War I

Age 1

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 7

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 26

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

Southern French: nickname for a twin, from Occitan besson ‘twin’, a derivative of Latin bis ‘twice’.

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

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