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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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ACHILLES (m): The great Greek warrior hero of Homer's Iliad. The name was used by the French and Scots especially. Captain Achilles Preston, who “was at the capture of Ticonderoga and Montreal and under Gen. Wolfe,” died in Providence, Rhode Island, on July 1, 1814 (Rhode Island Vital Records, 1636-1850, on AmericanAncestors.org). On October 26, 1908, Achilles Frichette married Angelina Bergeron in Lewiston, Maine (Maine Marriages Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996, on AmericanAncestors.org). There were three men named Achilles in the 1790 census, in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. In the 1850 census, there were 323 men with the name, and in 1940, 361.

Posted by Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek at 06/04/2013 09:25:46 AM | 


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