Eugene Francois Magloire
Eugene Francois Magloire
|Commandant of Grande-Riviere du Nord|
January 5,1903 – February 6,1908
|President||Pierre Nord Alexis|
|Preceded by||Cyriaque Celestin|
|Died||February 6, 1908 (aged 66)|
|Relations||Jean-Jacques Magloire Francillette Celestin|
|Children||Paul Eugene Magloire
Arsene Magloire Herzulie Magloire Adelaide Magloire Josephine MagloireGrand-Jean Magloire
|Occupation||Military (Division General)|
|Years of service||Circa 1855-1908|
Eugène Francois Magloire ( July 1841-February 6, 1908) was a career officer and general of the Haitian army from circa 1855 to 1908.
Life and career
Eugene was the son of Jean-Jacques Magloire and Francillette Celestin of Dominica that came to settle in Quartier Morin, Haiti around 1828. He was born in the summer of 1841. He was the youngest of the eight children. Eugene had 6 brothers named Urbain, Jean-Pierre, Riche, Julien, Desauguste, and Pierre-Jacques and a sister name, Juliette. During his studies in Grande Riviere du Nord in 1855, Jean-Jacques Magloire was assigned to the east of the country at the head of the fifth regiment and made a soldier.
While in the army, he married his general's niece Philomene Mathieu in February 5,1908 at Ouanaminthe. In 1885, his wife gave birth to their first son Grand-Jean. Later that year he met Louise Virgile, who later gave birth to two other kids for. Eugene had sixteen children and several mistresses. . During the Firminist revolt in 1902 President Nord Alexis assigned to him the defense of Fort Belair in Cap-Haitien. That same year, Haiti entered into a Civil War to know who would become president, and Eugene was one of the Spies during the war. Those who coveted the power to be emboldened and to advise him in the war department, establishing his headquarters in Cagnette, L'Acul du Nord. General Magloire took the lead with his chief and distinguished himself with him at the boulevard of Limbe. On January 5, 1903, he became commandant of Grande Riviere du Nord by succeeding general Cyriaque Celestin. Later that year, he became the honorary aide-de-camp and general of division of President Nord Alexis. The president kept him in Port-au-Prince at the trusted post at the Fort National of Haiti. On August 15, 1907 General Albert Louis Gousse passed away and He commanded His funeral at St Anne Church of Limonade. He became Commandant of Fort Alexandre.
Death and funeral
On the morning of February 6, 1908 Eugene passed away after an accident at Port-de-Paix. It was during the military mission with which he had been charged during the last scuffle and valiant soldier, taking off saying that his wallet from his pocket dropped his revolver inadvertently, one of the bullets exploded and penetrated him into the spinal column. He died as a result of an accident when the government attacked he found himself without gestures, without a sentence at his combat station.The next morning, the Haitian Government gave him an imposing funeral. His body was installed in the House of Representatives then at 8 o'clock a convoy shook. General Jules Coicou ordered numerous officers and Major State Members of the President of The Republic to precede the hearse. They had the services at a cathedral. Numerous crowns worn by delegations preceded the hearse. At the cemetery Frédéric Marcelin read a speech to recall the qualities of General Eugene.
Eugene descendants also involves in politics. His sons Jacques Magloire became a deputy and Arsene Magloire became Minister of Defense from 1950 to 1952. He's youngest son Paul Eugene Magloire joined the army in 1930 and he became the President of Haiti from 1950 to 1956. He's great-grandnephew Luc Alexis later became the commandant of Grande Riviere du Nord and Milot, in 1960.
On December 8, 1954, Paul Eugene Magloire inaugurated a barrack name Caserne Eugene Magloire in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. This barrack is where Eugene use to work and Eugene is believed to die in that barrack.
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