John Vernou Bouvier III

Brief Life History of John Vernou

When John Vernou Bouvier III was born on 19 May 1891, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, John Vernou Bouvier Jr, was 24 and his mother, Maude Frances Sergeant, was 21. He married Janet Norton Lee in East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1928 and New York, United States in 1957. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 3 August 1957, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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John Vernou Bouvier III
Janet Norton Lee
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Caroline Lee Bouvier

Sources (134)

  • John V Bouvier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Vernon Bouvier, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • John V Bouvier, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Laurier, Pascal, Adrien, Armand, Christophe, Constant, Dominique, Edouard, Jean Pierre, Jean-Paul, Lucien, Marcel.

French: occupational name for a herdsman, Old French bouvier (from Late Latin bovarius, a derivative of bos, genitive bovis ‘ox’). Compare Bouvia and Bovia .

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

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