Ernest J Collette Sr.

30 August 1891–12 October 1986 (Age 95)
Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest J

When Ernest J Collette Sr. was born on 30 August 1891, in Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota, United States, his father, Joseph Collette, was 27 and his mother, Marie Dezilda Celanire Huard, was 20. He married Alice Frances Maddock on 1 July 1918, in Reynolds, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Allendale Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1925. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 October 1986, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States.

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Ernest J Collette Sr.
Alice Frances Maddock
Marriage: 1 July 1918
Ellen Rose Collette
Terrence Joseph Collette
Denzil Francis Collette
Claire Patricia Collette
Loria Jean Collette
Marjorie Alice Ann Collette

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1918Reynolds, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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 7
    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 25
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Normand, Gilles, Alban, Alderic, Alyre, Amie, Fernande, Gaetan, Georges, Herve, Leandre, Monique.Altered form of French Collet , reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Collett .French: from a shortened pet form of the personal name Nicole, feminine form of Nicolas (see Nicholas ). Compare Colette .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Ernest Collette, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
    • Ernest Collette, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Earnest J Collette, "United States Census, 1930"

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