|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1834, France|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1924|
Obituary -- Francis Xavier Garvoille
Belleville Recorder -- October 26, 1923
An old pioneer and a brave soldier has answered the last call. Francis Xavier Garoville (Gavoille) was born November 15, 1834, in the Canton of Coravillaire in eastern France. At an early age he joined the French army and remained with it until he was twenty-four. He then returned to his native town and was married to Miss Marie Carteron, who preceded him in death eleven years ago. In 1862, Mr. Garvoille left France for America, coming to Madison and from there to the Lysaught farm west of Belleville. Shortly after this he enlisted in Company H, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. After a season in Camp Randall, his company was sent to the defense of Washington, where he remained until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. Returning to his home, he engaged in the farming, having bought part of the old McFadden farm. In 1872, he moved with his family to Nebraska and pioneered there for five years. Chintz bugs and grasshoppers proved too much and Mr. Garvoille brought his family back to Montrose where he resided until his death, October 4, 1923, being nearly eighty-nine years of age. He leaves three sons and four daughters, who, with their families, will miss the kindly presence of Grandfather Garvoille: Victor, with whom he lived; Albert of Belleville; Olamp of Stoughton; Mrs. Roland Shepherd of Belleville; Mrs. D.R. Kerwin of Belleville; Mrs. Mary King of Beloit; Mrs. Paul Begey of Muscatine, Iowa. "God's finger touched him and he slept."
Marie Carteron Garvoille (1830 - 1912)*
Victor Garvoille (1860 - 1935)*
Euphemie Garvoille Kerwin (1868 - 1949)*
Louis Gavoille (1871 - 1918)*
Requies cant in pace.
Created by: Michelle Staff
Record added: Feb 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24464586
Military records show him as Pvt Xavier Gaville; enlisted 8 Dec 1863 in the 1st WI Heavy Artillery, Co.A; was discharged 18 Aug 1895.|
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