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Octave Richard-Marie DeGroote
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Birth: May 12, 1880
Lille, France
Death: Mar. 31, 1950
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Octave Richard-Marie DeGroote (original spelling of the family name in Belgium is "De Groote") in Bousbecque, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His birth was recorded in Lille, France. His parents were Richard-Marie De Groote (1850-1922) and Catherine Marie-Joseph (Ghesquiere) De Groote (1854-1918). Octave was an Electrician by profession, and worked in Canada and Mexico also, before settling in the United States. According to family history, Octave was one of the main Electrical engineers who helped to set up Long Beach's modernized power plant. He was naturalized as an American citizen on September 26, 1926, in Alameda County, California, USA. All the rest of his family and parents stayed in Belgium and France. According to family history, and papers sent to and from Octave and his family, the De Groote family had owned a large weaving mill, which was destroyed in World War I, and the family received compensation for it after the war. Octave died of Tuberculosis.

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  Marie Agnes Lister DeGroote (1882 - 1969)*
  Jeannette Nathalie De Groote Alvord (1917 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Liminal Portal
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53250811
Octave Richard-Marie DeGroote
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Octave Richard-Marie DeGroote
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 Added: Oct. 27, 2012
Great-grandfather, you are remembered.
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 Added: Jun. 4, 2010

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