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René François GandaisAge: 40 years18501891

René François Gandais
Given names
René François
Birth August 24, 1850 36 25
Birth of a daughter
Emilie Marthe Gandais

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Death of a maternal grandfatherJean Pierre Simon Sonnet
1863 (Age 12 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Death of a maternal grandmotherJeanne Judith Beaupied
1867 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Death June 17, 1891 (Age 40 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 17, 1849Montourtier, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, FRANCE
14 months
Family with Victoire Dufut - View this family
Isidore Catois + Victoire Dufut - View this family
wife’s husband



  1. Generation 1
    1. René François Gandais, son of René Gandais and Françoise Sonnet, was born on August 24, 1850 in Montourtier, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire and died on June 17, 1891 in Couterne, Orne, Basse-Normandie at the age of 40.

      Children of René François Gandais and Victoire Dufut:

      1. Emilie Marthe Gandais
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Emilie Marthe Gandais, daughter of René François Gandais and Victoire Dufut.