Pierre Jean Baptiste Folse

1 April 1892–24 November 1985 (Age 93)
Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Pierre Jean Baptiste

When Pierre Jean Baptiste Folse was born on 1 April 1892, in Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States, his father, Antoine Joseph Folse, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Marie Foret, was 24. He married Anita Marie Matherne on 27 January 1915, in Lockport, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ward Three, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 November 1985, in Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 93.

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Pierre Jean Baptiste Folse
Anita Marie Matherne
Marriage: 27 January 1915
Irene Folse
Jules G Folse
Guy J Folse
Genevieve Folse
Sophie Folse

Spouse and Children

27 January 1915
Lockport, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States


    Irene Folse


    Guy J Folse


    Genevieve Folse


    Sophie Folse



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Volz .2 Perhaps an altered spelling of English False, a nickname for a deceiver, from Old French fals, faus ‘false’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pierre Folse, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pierre Folse in household of Antoine Folse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pierre Folse in entry for Antoine Folse, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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