Helen Gauvreau

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Gauvreau was born in 1889, in Golden Lake, North Algona Wilberforce Township, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, her father, Albert George Gauvreau, was 41 and her mother, Marie Anne Melina Antaya, was 38. She married Ernest LaBrecque on 12 May 1913, in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 March 1966, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Ernest LaBrecque
1888–1958
Helen Gauvreau
1889–1966
Marriage: 12 May 1913
Leo LaBrecque
1918–1999
John LaBrecque
1925–

Sources (9)

  • Helen Labruque in household of Earnest Labruque, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Gauveran, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Helen Lebrecque in household of Earnest Lebrecque, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1910 · The BSA is Made

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Emile, Andre, Gaston, Jacques.

French: probably an altered form of Gaboriau, which is derived from Gabory, a variant of Gaboury . Alternatively, perhaps a derivative of the personal name Gauvain . Compare Gover , Govero , Govreau , and Govro .

History: Étienne Gauvreau from La Roche-sur-Yon in Vendée, France, married Marguerite-Françoise Legris in Quebec City, QC, in 1712. His descendants also bear altered forms of the surname, mentioned above.

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

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