Death/Burial records for Marseille, France

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A few years back my dad told me that he had found out that my great great grandfather Frederick GEE (Gee-2064), who was a marine engineer, died and was buried in Marseille, France in Nov 1887. Sadly, my dad died a few years back, and I now live on the other side of the world, and mum wouldn't know where to start looking!

Frederick seems to have got about a fair bit, and if there's anyone who has any information about him (eg why was he born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1842(ish), what were his parents doing there? Is there any way of tracking his history as a marine engineer, because in 1875 he was in South Africa?) I'd be really interested.

Thanks

Ailsa
WikiTree profile: Frederick Gee
in Genealogy Help by Ailsa McLaren G2G Crew (970 points)

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L'acte est au nom de Frédéric Gée. Il est mort à l'hôpital de la Conception à Marseille. Il avait 43 ans et était mécanicien. Il est dit né à Halifax (Angleterre), époux d'Hélène TURNER. Le nom de ses parents n'est pas donné.

by D Q G2G6 Mach 6 (68.8k points)
Thank you David. That is definitely him. Do you have a reference for that information? I wonder what his cause of death was...

I think they/someone assumed he was born in Halifax, England (Angleterre) because the other records I have seen have him born in either Nova Scotia or America!

Sorry I haven't replied in French - my spoken French is good, but my written French is abysmal!
I added a link to the death record.
Got it! Thanks sooooo much! :-)
Did you find out why he was born in halifax?   His father James was the colour sargeant of the 89th regiment of foot which was stationed in Canada at the time Frederick was born.   Hope this is helpful
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I found a Frederick Gee b. 15 Feb 1840 in New Brunswick, Canada --Death : unknown - Gee Flat Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada - Find a grave memorial # 187323932,  Spouse:  Angeline Brown b. 18 Feb 1846 New Brunswick, Canada ---Death  21 March 1935  age 89 Barker Cemetery New Brunswick, Canada ---Find a grave # 187324794   --------------Father is Peter Gee b. 1815 New Brunswick, Canada  Death Unknown  ---Find a grave memorial # 186769468----------Spouse:  Elizabeth "Eliza" Kinney Gee b. 8 Jan. 1822 Carleton Co. New Brunswick, Canada ---Death unknown --Find a grave memorial # 186769054  -She was the daughter of Asa Kinney and Elizabeth "Betsy" Tompkins.  Elizabeth and Peter may have married around 1839 as their son Frederick was born around 1840.  Peter was the son of Loyalist Cornelius Gee b. 1757 and died 5 June 1844 and Rachel Fowler -birth and death is unknown  Find a grave memorial 186771259.  I did find 5 Frederick Gee's that died in France, However, there is no birth dates on any of the graves. And there is nothing listed on each one to identify who they were where they were born, or who they were married to, or the names of children. If you want those, I can write them down for you to look at.   If you need any more help just let me know. Nancy
by Nancy Turney G2G6 Mach 2 (27.0k points)

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