Jean Ebene Touissaint

–16 August 2009
Petit Goâve, Ouest, Haiti

The Life of Jean Ebene

Jean Ebene Touissaint was born in Petit Goâve, Ouest, Haiti as the son of Bellame Touissaint and Eximene Gabriel. He died on 16 August 2009, in his hometown.

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Parents and Siblings

    Bellame Touissaint


    Eximene Gabriel




World Events (3)


President Woodrow Wilson orders the U.S. Marines to occupy Haiti and establish control over customs-houses and port authorities. The Haitian National Guard is created by the occupying Americans. The Marines force peasants into corvée labor building roads. Peasant resistance to the occupiers grows under the leadership of Charlemagne Peralt, who is betrayed and assassinated by Marines in 1919.

The U.S. withdraws from Haiti leaving the Haitian Armed Forces in place throughout the country.

Thousands of Haitians living near the border of the Dominican Republic are massacred by Dominican soldiers under the orders of President General Trujillo.

Name Meaning

French: apparently from elements meaning ‘St. Louis’, but perhaps an altered form of a habitational name from Luisant in Eure-et-Loir.

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

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