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Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney

Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney
birth: 5 Aug 1876 at Spencer, Owen Co., IN to Alfred Paul and Elizabeth Jane (Lehman) Viquesney
death: 4 Oct 1946, at Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 24 Jun 1904, Owen Co., In
Cora Belle Barnes
birth: c.1880, Kansas to Isaac and Laura (Dean) Barnes
death: 3 Oct 1933, Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney and Cora Belle Barnes:

  • No children

Ernest M. “Dick” Viquesney Lived In:

Shelbyville, IN very briefly

Also lived in Georgia

Other Information:

After Cora died, Ernest married Elizabeth Sadler. He was the creator of “The Spirit of American Doughboy” and other works of art. Ernest established the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana.

Submitter is not related.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

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Alfred Paul Visquesney

Alfred Paul Visquesney
birth: 12 May 1828, France
death: 15 Jan 1899, Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: Before 1854
Sarah E. Bell
birth: 5 Nov 1834, Virginia
death: 2 Mar 1866, probably Parke Co., IN
burial: Rockville Cemetery, Parke Co., IN

Children of Alfred Paul Visquesney and Sarah E. Bell:

  • Ella R. Viquesney, b. c.1854, m. James A. Strouse
  • Anna C. Viquesney, b. c.1856,
  • Charles W. B. Viquesney, b. c.1859
  • James Viquesney, b. c.1859, d. after 1899
  • Edward Viquesney, b. c.1860, d. after 1899

Alfred Paul Visquesney Lived In:

  • Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Parke County, Indiana
  • Owen County, Indiana
  • France
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Arbor Hill, Virginia
  • Augusta County, Virginia

Other Information:

After the death of his first wife, Alfred remarried twice; one child was born to each of the subsequent marriages. According to his obituary, published in the Danville (IN) Republican on January 26, 1899, “Paul A. Viquesney” died Jan. 15th at Spencer. The Spencer Journal says:

“Paul A. Viquesney died Jan. 15th at Spencer. Concerning him the Spencer Journal says: He was born May 12, 1828, near Paris, France, where he lived until about three years old when his parents came to this country and settled in Philadelphia and afterwards moved to Washington, D. C., from there to Arbor Hill, Va., where he was married to Sarah E. Bell, December 29,1852. To this union were born six children. He moved some time in the year 1860 to Danville, Hendricks County, Ind., where he lost one child, Anna C. Sometime in the fall of ’65 he moved to Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, where he lost his wife and three children. There are only two living of this marriage, James A. and George E. He afterward married Marie Tenbrook who had one child, Bert. He came to Spencer in 1872 and Dec. 24, 1894, married Jane Lehman. To this union was born one child, Ernest M.; who is at Ft. Barancas, Fla. Mr. Viquesney was in his 70th year. He was a member of Hobahlodge, I. O. O. F. and the Royal Arcanum. His funeral took place Tuesday at 3 PM under their auspices.”

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net