Joseph Bessette

December 1881–1979
Iberville, Iberville, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Bessette was born in December 1881, in Iberville, Iberville, Quebec, Canada as the son of Solyme Bessette and Mathilde Lamoureux. He married Victorine Miclette on 7 February 1910, in Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada. He lived in Saint Jean Deschaillons, Lotbinière, Quebec, Canada in 1911. He was buried in Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada.

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Joseph Bessette
Victorine Miclette
Marriage: 7 February 1910

Spouse and Children

7 February 1910
Saint-Athanase, Iberville, Quebec, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Solyme Bessette


    Mathilde Lamoureux




Name Meaning

French: variant of Besset, from a diminutive of bès ‘birch’, or possibly of French Basset ( see Bassette ). The ending is not feminine, but reflects the Canadian custom of pronouncing a final -t, which is generally silent in metropolitan French.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Joseph Bessette, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Marriage record for Joseph Bessette & Victorine Miclette, St-Athanase-de-Bleury, Iberville, Quebec, 1910. In the Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968

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