Jean Baptiste Guy

July 1896–1985 (Age 88)
Quebec, Canada

The Life of Jean Baptiste

When Jean Baptiste Guy was born in July 1896, in Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Alphee Guy, was 31 and his mother, Marie Genevieve Roy, was 22. He married Elise Roy on 5 July 1920, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. He lived in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in 1985, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Jean Baptiste Guy
Elise Roy
Marriage: 5 July 1920

Spouse and Children

5 July 1920
Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Joseph Guy


    Odile Guy



    Charles Guy


    Emma Guy


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 2

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some derive this name from the French word "gui," meaning mistletoe. Others think it comes through the Celtic name "Kei," from Caius. Others belive the name comes from the French words "guide," a leader, or "guidon," a banner. The name may come from "Guillaume" (William), from which have also come the French names Guyot and Guion.

Sources (3)

  • John B Guy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John B Guy, "Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957"
  • Jean B Guy, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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