Lewis Co, Tennessee-
Pictures from our Past:
 August Bresbois & Melvina M. Carroll

This photograph of Melvina Carroll and August Bresbois is from one of 11 copies.  My brother found this picture under a copy of my grandfather's US Army WWII photograph.  This picture is currently in the possession of Cheryl Zelek.   
Melvina is the daughter of William Andrew Carroll and Sarah Jane Quillen of Lewis Co, TN.  Melvina was born 1875 in Lewis Co, TN, and died June 1945 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN.  She is buried in Piney Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN.  August, the son of Peter Bresbois and Vanentina Anglish, was born 25 December 1882 in Alsace Lorraine, France.  August arrived in the United States on 26 March 1890 on the ship, La Champagne, which departed from LeHavre, FRANCE.   He traveled with his parents and his siblings, Marie, Henri, Elisa, and Alfonse Bresbois.  August  died 22 December 1968 in Linden, Perry Co, TN and was buried 24 December 1968 in Piney Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, next to Melvina. 
According to their daughter, Jessie Bresbois  Spears, Vanentina Anglish Bresbois  died while visiting her son and is buried in Downey Cemetery.  There is no marker on the grave.  The date is unknown.
Melvina and August were married on 21 January 1900 in Lewis Co, TN and were the parents of ten children:
[1] Turner BRESBOIS b: 1 April 1901 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN USA d: 23 October 1978 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: 26 October 1978 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA +Maibelle MILLER b: 1 October 1901 in Hickman Co, TN, USA d: 29 January 1960 in Nashville, Davidson Co, TN, USA Burial: 31 January 1960 in Swiss Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: Joe MILLER Mother: Callie Frances WILLIAMS.  Turner married 2nd- Hettie Mae CROWELL 
[2] Alice BRESBOIS b: 16 February 1903 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: September 1969 in Monticello, Jefferson Co, FL, USA +Red SLAUGHTER
[3} Rosa BRESBOIS b: 30 January 1906 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 3 November 1988 in Centerville, Hickman Co, TN, USA Burial: 5 November 1988 in Swiss Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA +Sam CHURCHWELL b: 19 June 1908 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA m: 19 January 1947 in Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 19 September 1984 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: September 1984 in  Swiss Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: James A CHURCHWELL Mother: Mary Caroline HENSLEY
[4] Jessie May BRESBOIS b: 20 October 1907 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 13 June 1992 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: 15 June 1992 in Springer Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA +Omer C SPEARS b: 28 August 1906 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA m: 28 March 1931 in Centerville, Hickman Co, TN, USA d: 19 April 1994 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: in Springer Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: Willie James SPEARS Mother: Eliza J "Lizza" CAMPBELL
[5] Esther Marie BRESBOIS b: 1 January 1909 in Hickman Co, TN, USA d: 5 February 1994 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: February 1994 in Loveless Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA +Carl BAKER b: 6 August 1908 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 29 January 1994 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: in Loveless Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: William Daniel BAKER Mother: Eliza MCCLAIN
[6] Bertha BRESBOIS b: 10 July 1910 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 8 July 1953 in Highland Park, Wayne Co, MI, USA Burial: July 1953 in Grinder's Creek Church of Christ Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA +James Thurston FITE b: 3 August 1908 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA m: 28 March 1931 in Hickman? Co, TN, USA d: 21 July 1988 in Wyandotte, Wayne Co, MI, USA Burial: 26 July 1988 in Grinder's Creek Church of Christ Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: Francis Jefferson FITE Mother: Margaret Anne MILLIKEN
[7] Grace BRESBOIS b: 9 February 1911 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 23 June 1950 in Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA, USA +Chesley WARREN b: 8 September 1911 d: September 1987 in Hermitage, Davidson Co, TN, USA 
[8] Gertie BRESBOIS d: in AL, USA +Frank JOHNSON
[9] Pauline BRESBOIS b: 16 August 1914 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 28 May 1997 in Centerville, Hickman Co, TN, USA Burial: 29 May 1997 in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Centerville, Hickman Co, TN, USA +??? STAGGS
[10] Gusta BRESBOIS b: 22 February 1916 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 18 August 1998 in Hendersonville, Sumner Co, TN, USA Burial: 21 August 1998 in Downey Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA +Frank W BAKER b: 5 October 1912 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA d: 15 October 1981 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, USA Burial: October 1981 in Loveless Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, USA Father: William Daniel BAKER Mother: Eliza MCCLAIN  

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