Alice J. Eagan and Francois John Baptiste Hebert

When Alice J. Eagan was born on July 7, 1886, in Providence, Rhode Island, her father, Michael Eagan (1849-1930), was 37, and her mother, Catherine (nee Trainor) (1850-1907), was 36.

Alice J. Eagan married Francois John Baptiste Hebert on November 2, 1913, in Middlesex, Massachusetts. At the time of the marriage, both the bride and groom are listed as living at 315 Tremont Street in Boston. Their parents are in Rhode Island, so the reason they’re living in Massachusetts is unknown.

Marriage Certificate (image via Rhode Island Records Office)

When Francois John Baptiste Hebert (John) was born in January 26, 1884, in Warwick, Rhode Island, his father, Pierre Hebert (1846-1927), was 38 and his mother, Mary (née Danis) (1848-1915), was 36.

(Trimountaine was the name given by the 1630 settlers to the peninsula that would later become City of Boston. Tremont Street still carries an alternative form of the original name.)

They had three daughters:

  • Dorothy A. Hebert (1914-?)
  • Miriam C. Hebert (1914-1991)
  • Evelyn Marie Hebert (1917-1991) married Harry W. Barrett (1913-1994)

Dorothy and Miriam Hebert (twins) were born on February 22, 1914. At the time the family was living at 231 Northhampton Street in Boston, Massachusetts. John’s occupation is “Laborer.”

Massachusetts Birth Records (image via
231 Northampton Street, Boston, Massachusetts (image via GoogleMaps)

On the 1920 US Federal Census, the family is living at 15 Elm Street in Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts. John’s occupation is an electrician in a shipyard (which may give us an explanation of how they came to be in Boston, as it is a major port).

1920 US Federal Census (image via

By the 1930 US Federal Census, the family has moved to Buffalo, New York. The family is living at 1773 Broadway Street. John is working as a welder in a car shop. All three girls are still living at home.

1930 US Federal Census (image via

John Hebert died on October 31, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 46.

On the 1940 census, the widowed Alice is living on her own on Spring Street in Buffalo, New York.

Alice died on July 10, 1941, in Barton, New York, at the age of 55.

The Children

It is unknown what happened to Dorothy after the 1930 census, but there is a record in the 1940 census of a Dorothy Hebert in the Buffalo State Hospital (originally the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane) that matches Dorthy’s general information. I have no further information on her twin sister Marian after 1930. (I also never discovered what their middle names were – they list initials on the 1930 census, but it’s not on their birth records).

Evelyn Marie Hebert married Harry W. Barrett. They had two sons. Both of them died in the early nineties in Sarasota, Florida, and they’re buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Oswego, New York.

Main image: Tremont Street, Boston, via Wikimedia


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