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August Raphael Josachen Dusseau

August Raphael Josachen Dusseau

Male 1899 - 1965  (66 years)

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  • Name August Raphael Josachen Dusseau 
    Born 5 Jan 1899  1604 Dorr St.., Toledo, OH, 11:30 am Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1965  Tujunga, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00232  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Samuel Levi Dusseau,   b. Aug 1863, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1917, Toledo, OH (1650 Dorr St.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Matilda Mary Jarvis,   b. 26 Jan 1870, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1949, Toledo, Ohio (3819 Monroe St.) (Forest Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1887  Berlin Township, MI (probable) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pansy P. ?,   b. 27 Mar 1906, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1963, Los Angles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F0932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Sons of Samuel L. Dusseau: (left) Harvey, August, Rudolph, and Henry
    Sons of Samuel L. Dusseau: (left) Harvey, August, Rudolph, and Henry
    August Dusseau
    August Dusseau
    The Family of Samuel Levi Dusseau and Matilda Mary Jarvis
    The Family of Samuel Levi Dusseau and Matilda Mary Jarvis

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Like his maternal uncle, Francis Xavier Jarvis (See his entry), August Dusseau also suffered from schizophrenia. The following is the text of a letter sent to his sister Norma Dusseau Gray and her husband Robert Gray, Sr, dated July 14, 64 from Tujunga, CA. It was written in red ink. Peculiarities of style of the orginal have been kept in this transcription.

      "Dear Norm and Bob,

      "Pansy" (August's wife) "has been under the sod for 17 months, and She is now writing you a few lines to let you folks know that (it) is a lot more fun than anyone ever dreamed about. Her and I are getting reid of the worst case of cancer. Pansy is now helping me pull whiskers 7 days a week, and now we can do an advance Version of the TWIST and Ballet Dancing. I can now tell you where Ma and Pa Dusseau went." (End of page one of the letter)

      "They are now part of me and the rest of the Darn Family Same applies to Rudolph." (His brother who died in a World War I plane accident) "I see Her now and then for 1/2 a minute about ten times a Day and is She Pretty and does some of the most beautiful Dnacing and Singing I ever saw or heard Just before she disapears into My Head. Do you rmemeber the Valentine Twins, Minnie and Ellen? Well anyway Both twins are now under also, and ar now becoming Part of Me. They used to Live next to the Flat that Paw & Harvey" (End of second page)

      "built on Door St." (actually spelled Dorr) (I used to go to shcool with them and also Dance together with them. . How is Bob doing, I haven't heard any thing from Henry and Edith" (August's brother and sister-in-law) "for a year or So. Well anyway Pansy and I will be walking in on you Folks, in a few Months from now. The same old Pansy, but looking a lot Prettier. In Jan 5, 65 I will be 66 years young and by the time I am 70 years old, I will be able to do the splits. Also my favorite Hobby is to Look striahgt at the Sun every Day" (end of page three)

      "I haven't shaved for thee years

      "with 6 Power Binoculars' for about 10 minuts and my Eyesight is far better than when I was 30 years old. I have been at it for 11 years. Is Bob still working at the Scale works? I can read some very small Print. Inclosed is a sampleof wghat I can read without glasses, hee's hoping to hear from you soon. My ability to write used to be 3 times worse than it is now.

      "Gus and Pansy "Deceased"
      "Elma and Thelma "Deceased"
      "Valentine"

      (Enclosed with this letter was a small advertisement for moedls of old cars reduced to such a size that it was impossible even with a magnifying glass to read the printing. The letter itself was handwrittten and quite legible.

      In the summer of 1959, Patrick L. Tombeau met his great-uncle August at his small home. In a room about 10'x 10' he had two five foot square speaakers attached to a juke box of LP records and said when he played the music a ballerina doll on top of the juke box would get down and dance on the floor with him. He shwed me some pink ballet slippers he said he wore. He also talked aboutpulling whiskers, being able to look in the craters of themoon and seeing telephone wires three miles away. He had tight rubber bands around a section of his wrist stating he was killing cancer of the wrist with them.

      In 1951, I also met him and while he conversed quite coherently on his tool and die equipment in the shop attahced to his house, he easily skittered into irrational talk on other subjects.)

      This couple had no children.