Genevieve Marie Humbert

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Genevieve Marie Humbert

Birthplace: Oakland, Alameda, CA, USA
Death: Died in Eldridge, Sonoma, CA, USA
Cause of death: chronic epilepticus, lung abscess, sec. to pneumonia
Place of Burial: Imola, Napa, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Leon Sebastian Humbert and Ada Emma Munsterman
Sister of Effie Henrietta Nelson; Lucile Rosalie Chute; John LeRoy Humbert; <private> Mix (Humbert) and Leone Ellen Osborn

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About Genevieve Marie Humbert

Genevieve is her correct name, from vital record sources. I changed it here from Genevive, which was copied in error from an old 1997 web page.

Genevieve was severely brain damaged from birth or infancy, and was institutionalized in Sonoma State Home as an adult, as she reportedly became violent. However, her sad, early death was attributed in part to chronic epilepsy. So there simply may not have been much help, or knowledge, for her condition at the time.

The Oakland City Directory shows a Genevieve Humbert in 1932 living at 2174 Bush, and working as a machine operator. But no other such entries have been found, and so this mysterious possible connection to our Humbert family remains unproven. [entry by Steven Mix, 2012]

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Genevieve Marie Humbert's Timeline

- 1911
Oakland, Alameda, CA, USA

655 27th St. was this next home for the Leon and Ada Humbert family. This property was known as the Humbert Building, and was still standing as of 2012, as a 2-unit flat at the southwest corner of Grove (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Way) in West Oakland. While the Humbert family lived here, daughters Genevieve and Helen were born, and the oldest daughter Effie met and married Hokan Nelson. Source: Oakland City Directory

February 16, 1907
Oakland, Alameda, CA, USA
July 1911
- September 1911
Age 4
Arcadia, DeSoto, FL, USA

Immediately after leaving Oakland, the Humbert family traveled across country to settle in Arcadia for only three months. Source: Leon Humbert's obituary

September 1911
- December 1911
Age 4
Nodaway, Adams, IA, USA

The River Bottom Place farm, section 16 of Nodaway Twp., ne. of Nodaway near Corning was this short-term Humbert Home after Florida, when the family returned to Leon's home town, after a dozen years' absence. Source: anecdotal per John Humbert, Jr.

December 1911
- June 1912
Age 4
Nodaway, Adams, IA, USA

The Leon and Ada Humbert family moved briefly here to a farm across the road and north of the River Bottom Place, on section 9 of Nodaway Twp. Source: anecdotal per John Humbert, Jr.

June 1912
- September 1912
Age 5
Nodaway, Adams, IA, USA

Section 4 of Nodaway Twp., ne. of Nodaway, became the next brief farm home for Leon and Ada Humbert's family here. Leone was born while the family lived here. Source: anecdotal per John Humbert, Jr.

September 1912
- 1920
Age 5
Nodaway, Adams, IA, USA

East section 8 and west section 9 of Nodaway Twp., ne. of Nodaway, became the next and final family farm for the Leon and Ada Humbert family. While living here, Leon was struck down by meningitis early the next year. In 1915, Lucy married Lon Chute. Source: anecdotal per John Humbert, Jr.

- 1922
Age 12
Oakland, Alameda, CA, USA

1244 52nd Ave., above E. 12th St., in the western Melrose District was the first home back in Oakland when Ada brought the family back after Leon's death some half dozen years earlier. Ada's oldest daughter Effie and Hokan Nelson also returned to Oakland from Iowa that year, and the Nelsons lived in their own home some miles away from Ada, on Piedmont Ave. Source: Oakland City Directory

August 23, 1921
- November 25, 1944
Age 14
Eldridge, Sonoma, CA, USA

Institutionalized at Sonoma State Home, at least as of Aug. 23, 1921. Source: Helen Mix letter? and death certificate.

November 25, 1944
Age 37
Eldridge, Sonoma, CA, USA