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Historical Marker:

Burial Site of Josette Beaubien


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Location:
The marker is located in Franklin Park, near the Des Plaines River and the intersection of River Road and King Avenue.
Latitude:
41.9418
Longitude:
-87.8535
Dedication Date:
05/21/2006
Dedication By:
Village of Franklin Park and the Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
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 Potawatomie 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 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.
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