Posted By:Kathy
Subject:Francis Napolean Robillard 1870s Quebec/New York
Post Date:February 07, 2002 at 20:42:43
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Forum:Robillard Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi - Looking for info on my grandfather, Francis Napolean Robillard, birthdate unknown but probably in the 1870s. Born near Quebec/New York border, naturalized American. Family lived in Worchester, Mass. "Nappy" moved to New York City where he was a professional musician, flute and piccolo player, in Musician's Union, played big bands in New Orleans, Haiti, and Cuba, as well as NYC and elsewhere. Had at least two and perhaps three daughters in the late 1800s. First wife died. Then married my grandmother Rose Sebastian Robillard and had two other daughters, Marian b. 1902 and Ruth b. 1910. Particularly looking for info on Nappy's parents, who spoke only French, on his first family, or in relation to his death. Thanks.