Mrs Frances Marie Lefebvre

Marie Lefebvre (née Daumont) was born on 18 March 1872 in Escaudain, Valenciennes, France, the daughter of Anselme Daumont and  Catherine David.  She was married to Franck Marie Joseph Lefebvre on 25 January 1896. Prior to marriage, the couple had three children Marie, Franck and Celina.  Following their marriage, a further five children were born.  Mathilde, Anselme, Jeanne, Henri and Ida.

In 1910 Franck relocated to Mystic, Iowa and was joined by four of the children.  Frances would follow in April 1912 with the four other children and would travel on the Titanic.

Newspapers at the time speculated that in the meantime he had been cohabiting with another married woman, Mary Dupont.

Frances and all the children died in the disaster. 

Franck was later deported back to France.  See The Lefebvre family by Olivier Mendez.

Research Articles

Olivier Mendez Titanica! (2004) The Lefebvre family
A tribute to a French family who were all lost in the Titanic.

Newspaper Articles

Semi Weekly Iowegian (19 April 1912) MYSTIC MAN LOSES WIFE AND CHILDREN
Semi Weekly Iowegian (23 April 1912) FRENCH CHILDREN MAY BE HIS - FRANK LEFEBRE GOES TO NEW YORK FROM MYSTIC TO IDENTIFY TWO UNKNOWN FRENCH CHILDREN
Chicago Evening Post (25 April 1912) CHICAGO HEARS ECHO OF NEW TITANIC WOE
Semi Weekly Iowegian (30 April 1912) GIVES UP HOPE OF CHILDREN - MYSTIC MAN FINDS THAT THOSE FROM TITANIC WERE NOT HIS - RETURNS A SAD MAN
Centerville Daily Citizen (13 July 1912) FRANK LEFEVRE BEREAVED MINER CALLED ELOPER
Semi Weekly Iowegian (16 July 1912) Frenchman had too many wives
Centerville Daily Citizen (17 July 1912) FEDERAL WARRANT FOR MYSTIC COUPLE FRANK LEFEBRE AND MARY DUPONT TO BE GIVEN A HEARING
Semi Weekly Iowegian (30 July 1912) TAKEN EAST TO BE DEPORTED - LEFEVRES AND WOMAN AND HER CHILD BEING TAKEN BACK TO NEW YORK TO SAIL FOR FRANCE

Images

Mine where Marie Lefebvre's husband was employed
Only known picture of Marie Lefebvre
Marie Lefebvre was a 3rd class French passenger
(2002) Memorial to the Lefebvre family in Lievin, France
Memorial erected by the Association Francaise du Titanic
Search archive online

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Bottle of Mathilde LEFEBVRE (27 posts)
Photo of the Lefebvre children (19 posts)
The Lefebvre Family (11 posts)

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Frances Marie Lefebvre (ref: #966, last updated: 23rd September 2015, accessed 13th June 2021 18:11:17 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/frances-marie-lefebvre.html

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