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Severin Joseph "Sammy" Jean, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1896
Linwood
Bay County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1971
Portland
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

Severin (aka Sammy) Joseph Jean was the son of Marie Alida Lydia (known as Libbie") LaChance and Sovereign/Severin Jean, both French Canadian immigrants from Quebec, Canada. Severin was the 10th child of 18 total children born to his father Sovereign via three wives. Libbie was Sovereign's 4th and last wife, and bore him the last 13 children, Severin #5 of those 13.

{NOTE: See Sammy's father and mother biographies for more information on his siblings}.

Severin is brother to Lawrence Jean, with whom he worked and co-owned various restaurants and lounges in the Lansing/East Lansing area in the 1940s/1950s. Severin and Lawrence married the Warner sisters, Adah and Fern respectively, daughters of Warren Carl Warner and Maud (Palmer) Warner of Aurelius, Ingham, MI USA.

On 07 Oct 1916 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, Severin married Marguerite Eva Noble (1898-1924). They had five children:

Madaline V. (1917-1982)
Catherine M. (1918-2000)
Severin J. (1919-1921)
Ronald E. (1921- )
Harold Maurice (1923-1979)

Eva died in 1924 and Severin married Adah L. (Warner) Collins about 1926. Adah lost a baby in infancy and together, Severin and Adah had no children. They worked alongside one another in the restaurant businesses, and in raising the five children.

The last restaurant Severin and Adah operated was Jean's Restaurant on Kent Street in Portland. The old Opera house was located above their business. They were well-known and liked in the Portland community.

When Severin died in 1971, Adah maintained the restaurant for a few more years before selling it. As the oldest, she outlived her sisters and died in Dec. 1988.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Severin (Sovereign) John Jean (1853 - 1915)
  Marie Alida Lydia (Libby) LaChance Jean (1871 - 1954)
 
 Spouses:
  Marguerite Eva Noble Jean (1898 - 1924)
  Adah Lavone Warner, Collins Jean (1903 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  Severin Jean (1919 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Mary LaRocque (1884 - 1929)*
  Wilfred Jean (1890 - 1927)*
  Winifred Garver (1892 - 1972)*
  Severin Joseph Jean (1896 - 1971)
  Tenoise A Jean (1905 - 1982)*
  Lawrence John Jean (1909 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Portland Cemetery
Portland
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Originally Created by: Marilynn Johnson
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37977797
Severin Joseph Sammy Jean, Jr
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Severin Joseph Sammy Jean, Jr
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Severin Joseph Sammy Jean, Jr
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