|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1923|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1947|
Annette and her sister, Suzanne, were born in the United States but returned to France with their mother, Blanche Duval, just before the stock market crash. They both lived in a boarding school in Poligny, Jura, France, while their mother worked in Paris. Their father, Rene, remained in the states until 1937.
Annette loved to write and wanted to be a journalist. She practiced by translating English articles into French and vice-versa, and then wrote her own. The sisters planned to collaborate, with Annette as the author and Suzanne as the illustrator. During World War II, during the German Occupation of France, both young women volunteered as American citizens in the French Resistance .
After the War, Annette was gravely ill with tuberculosis so could not immediately follow her sister back to the States. She never made it. She died in Paris with her mother by her side in 1947. She was 23.
Annette was buried in one of Paris' city cemeteries, rent was paid as is required, people were hired to take care of her grave site, even after her parents came to the U.S.--however the monies after that point were no longer used by the trusted friends so Annette's remains were disinterred and placed into a common grave. This the family found out after returning to Paris barely a year after she died to visit her and make arrangements to transfer her to the U.S. There were many searches and queries but no happy results.
As children, we knew her although we never met face to face. We read things she wrote, looked at photos, and listened to our mother speak of her with love, pride, and sorrow.
Jules Rene Duval (1876 - 1969)
Blanche Amelie Gerbet Duval (1889 - 1974)
Robert August Duval (1905 - 1999)**
Elise Juliette Duval Kehoe (1907 - 1980)**
Susanne Duval Fonnesbeck (1921 - 2004)*
Annette Duval (1923 - 1947)
Note: This is from the actual record of where Annette was buried, although she could not be located there. pfp 8/2011
Cimetière de Thiais
Departement du Val-de-Marne
Plot: div. 52, ligne 16, no. 15
Created by: Pat Pitcher
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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