Émilie Dionne


Émilie Dionne Famous memorial

Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Death 6 Aug 1954 (aged 20)
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Laurentides Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 7014154 View Source

Folk Figure. She was one of the five Dionne Quintuplets, who became famous after being the first known quintuplets to all survive infancy. Born to poor farmers, after the births, it was a great concern that they would not survive, but as time went by there condition improved. After a short time the Quints were taken from their parents and guardianship was given to the Ontario Government, who exploited them as tourist attractions when it was realized that public interest in them was vast. Visited by millions of people, later in life they were returned to their parents' custody. They were used as models for many name brand products and were the subjects of films and documentaries. Including "The Country Doctor" (1936), "Reunion" (1936), "Going on Two" (1936), "Quintupland" (1938), "Five Of A Kind" (1938), "Unusual Occupations" (1942), "Year Of Siege" (1962) and "The Dionne Quintuplets" (1978). They wrote several books and in 1998 they sued the Ontario Government and were awarded $4 million in damages.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 15 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7014154
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Émilie Dionne (28 May 1934–6 Aug 1954), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7014154, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Corbeil, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find a Grave .