Edgar Benjamin Fontaine

25 May 1894–17 December 1953 (Age 59)
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Edgar Benjamin

When Edgar Benjamin Fontaine was born on 25 May 1894, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, his father, Valentin Fontaine, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Agnes Mulholland, was 33. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Clotilde Marie Sicard. He died on 17 December 1953, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 59.

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Edgar Benjamin Fontaine
Clotilde Marie Sicard
Edgar Benjamin Fontaine Junior
Mary Elizabeth Fontaine

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    Edgar Benjamin Fontaine Junior




    Mary Elizabeth Fontaine


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Northern and central French: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, Old French fontane, Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons ( see Font ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edgard Fontaine, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edgar B Fontaina in household of Sarah A Fontaina, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edgar Fontaine in household of Valentine Fontaine, "United States Census, 1900"

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