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Ada Dusseau

Ada Dusseau

Female 1876 - 1893  (~ 17 years)

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  • Name Ada Dusseau 
    Born Sep 1876  Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Oct 1893  Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00241  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Joseph Dusseau,   b. 18 Sep 1835, P.Q., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1914, Toledo, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Cluckey,   b. 9 Nov 1835, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1912, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1860  Erie, MI ,St. Joseph Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ada Dusseau
    Ada Dusseau
    Clara and Ada Dusseau with their mother Mary Cluckey
    Clara and Ada Dusseau with their mother Mary Cluckey

    Documents
    Vault Permit for Ada Dusseau
    Vault Permit for Ada Dusseau

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

  • Notes 
    • Alice May Lerby Zimmerman Dusseau Lisle, widow of Richard Dusseau, Sr., in an interview with Patrick L. Tombeau on July 17, 1964, narrated the following about Ada Dusseau:

      Ada Dusseau, daughter of Joseph Dusseau and Mary Cluckey/Cloutier, was 17 years old when she died. Thinking to rid the mop boards of her upstairs bedroom of bed bugs, she started applying gasoline to the woodwork along the floor and reaching a dark cormner of the front bedroom (ay appoint on the second floor just above the home's front door), she lit a match to see better only to burst into flames when the gasoline can exploded.

      She immeidately jumped over the bannister to the stairway which was a few feet from the door of her room. she fell on the second step and rolled into the living room in a ball of flames. Her grandfather, John Baptiste Dusseau IV, who had been an invalid for several years, sat in a huge rocking chair in the living room. Accountably, he jumped from the chiar and rolled her in throw rugs.

      But Ada had been injured internally by her fall down the stair well, her haird and clothes burnt up in the fire and she died shortly thereafter of the 14th of October,
      1893. Her 90 year old grandfather died two months later, the death apparently being brought on by his burns, according to the William Dusseau Family descendants.

      Vault certificae says she died in Nov., 1893. She was engaged at the tiem of hr death according to her sister Lena. She was 17 years and 2 months old at time of death, accroding to the Vault Certificate.