Person:Ferdinand Foch (1)

Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch
b.2 Oct 1851 Tarbes, France
d.20 Mar 1929 Paris, France
m. 28 Nov 1832
  1. Dominiquette Jenny Foch1840 - 1924
  2. Gabriel Foch1850 - 1925
  3. Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch1851 - 1929
  4. Germain Foch1854 - 1929
m. 05 Nov 1883
  1. Marie Jeanne Louise Joseph Foch1885 - 1972
  2. Anne Marie Gabrielle Jeanne Foch1887 - 1981
  3. Eugene Jules Germain Foch1888 - 1888
  4. Aspirant Germain Jules Louis Foch1889 - 1914
Facts and Events
Name[1] Marshal Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch
Alt Name[1] General Ferdinand Jean Marie Foch
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 2 Oct 1851 Tarbes, France
Education[1] 1867 Saint-Étienne, Loire, Francenear Lyons
Education[1] 1869 Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, FranceJesuit College of Saint Clement
Military[1] -Jan 1871 Saône-et-Loire, FranceFranco-Prussian War, 4th Regiment of Infantry
Education[1] Tarbes, Tarben, Hautes-Pyrénées, FranceCollege of Tarbes
Residence[1] Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, Francechildhood
Education[1] 1871 Paris, Paris, FrancePolytechnic School at Paris
Education[1] 1873 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, FranceSchool of Applied Artillery
Education[1] 1878 Saumur, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, FranceCavalry School
Military[1] 1878-1885 Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, FranceArtillery Captain for 7 years
Marriage Banns 14 Oct 1883 St. Brieuc, Côtes-du-Nord, Franceto Julie Louise Bienvenüe
Marriage 05 Nov 1883 St. Brieuc, Côtes-du-Nord, Franceto Julie Louise Bienvenüe
Military[1] 1885-1887 Paris, Paris, FranceSuperior College of War
Military[1] 1887-1891 Montpellier, Hérault, France16th Army Corps
Military[1] 1892-1895 Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France13th Artillery Commander
Military[1] 1895-1901 Paris, Paris, FranceAssociate Professor, then Full Professor of Military History, Superior College of War
Military[1] 1903-1905 Vannes, Morbihan, Bretagne, France35th Artillery
Military[1] 1905 Orléans, Loiret, France5th Army Corps Chief of Staff
Military[1] 1907 Paris, Paris, Francegeneral staff of the French Army
Military[1] 1911 Chaumont 13th Division, Head (The Chaumont that is "just above the source of the Marne")
Religion[1][5] Roman Catholic, had a brother who was a Jesuit, NYT mentioned last rites
Military[1] 1912 Bourges, Cher, FranceHead, 8th Army Corps
Military[1] 1913-1914 Nancy, Moselle, FranceHead, 20th Army Corps, Battle of Lorraine
Military[1] 1914 Head, 9th Army, Battle of the Marne
Military[1] 1916 1st Section, General Staff of the French Army
Military[1] 1917 Head of General Staff of the French Army
Military[1][3] 6 Aug 1918 promoted to Marshal of France
Death[2][5][3] 20 Mar 1929 Paris, FranceRue de Grenelle
Cause of Death[2] 20 Mar 1929 Paris, Paris, Franceinfluenza and pneumonia
Probate[3] 4 Feb 1930 London, England
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    Foch the Man a Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies
    Clara Elizabeth Laughlin
    F.H. Revell, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918 accessed 14 Nov 2018

    This book says he had two sons-in-law, so we would assume that at some point he had a wife and two daughters. Sons-in-law were Captain Fournier and Captain Becourt. The book also mentions the sons-in-law had children, so General Foch must have had at least 2 grandchildren. At one point, the General played with his grandchildren at Morlaix.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferdinand Foch, in Find A Grave.

    Birth: 2 Oct 1851 Tarbes, Departement des Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France
    Death: 20 Mar 1929 (aged 77) Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
    Burial: Les Invalides, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
    Plot: L'eglise du Dôme
    Memorial #: 5607
    Bio: French military leader. Marshal of France and Commander of Allied forces during the closing months (March-November 1918) of World War One.
    Family Members
    Julie Bienvenüe Foch 1860-1950
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Added: 7 Jun 1999
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 15 November 2018), memorial page for Ferdinand Foch (2 Oct 1851–20 Mar 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5607, citing Les Invalides, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ferdinand Foch, in England & Wales. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (, 4 Feb 1930.

    Death Date: 20 Mar 1929
    Death Place: France
    Probate Date: 4 Feb 1930
    Registry: London, England

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    Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902

    View Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902
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    Name: Ferdinand Foch
    Marriage Bann Date: 14 oct. 1883
    Father's name: Bertd Napoléon Foch
    Mother's name: jacne Sophie Dupré
    Spouse's Name: Julie Louise Bienvenüe
    Source Information Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.

    Original data: Archives de Paris et sa région: Publications des bans de Mariages 1860-1930. Paris: ARFIDO S.A., 2006. © ARFIDO S.A.

  5. 5.0 5.1 The New York Times. (New York, New York), page 1, 21 Mar 1929.


    Articles continue on inside pages, including "World Mourns the Death of Marshal Foch and Praises His Military Genius" and "Story of Foch's Rise to Supreme Command"