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Franklin Park in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burial Site of Josette Beaubien

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
1. Burial Site of Josette Beaubien Marker
Inscription.  Josette Beaubien, a survivor of the Fort Dearborn Massacre, was buried here in 1845. She was married to Jean Baptiste Beaubien, one of Chicago's first settlers. Her brother was Claude LaFramboise, a chief of the Potawatomi Indians. Chief Alexander Robinson and Claude LaFramboise, local Native-Americans, were rewarded with large tracts of land after the War of 1812. These properties composed much of present-day Franklin Park and Schiller Park. Eventually this site was sold to the Schultz family. The original plot survey details this burial site. It is approximately twenty-feet square and additional graves are present.
 
Erected 2006 by Village of Franklin Park and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812Women. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 56.506′ N, 87° 51.226′ W. Marker is in Franklin Park, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker
Burial Site of Josette Beaubien Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
2. Burial Site of Josette Beaubien Marker
is on North River Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3412 North River Road, Franklin Park IL 60131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Robinson (approx. 1.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); River Forest, Illinois (approx. 4.4 miles away); Edison Park World War I Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Charles N. Loucks House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Treaty Elm (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
Burial Site of Josette Beaubien image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
3. Burial Site of Josette Beaubien
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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