Figuring out who is who in these old DeLesseps family portraits. The problem is especilly difficult because there were so many children and grandchildren. A HBC reader has provided us detailed information about the children. Here is a complete list of the children of Ferdinand de Lesseps. From his first marriage he had 5 children. Only Charles and Victor suvived to adulthood. From his second marriage he had 12 children, 6 boys and
6 girls. One of the girls died in infancy. Ferdinande was his third child. Before here came Pierre and Ismael Paul was born in 1880 and Jacques (John) in 1883. Jacques was the aviator who died in Quebec in 1927.
The first marriage took place December 19, 1837.
| | de LESSEPS Charles Théodore (o 08/11/1838 + 28/11/1838)
| | de LESSEPS Charles (Aimé Marie) (o 18/10/1840 + 1923 x 01/05/1862) married CONTE DUBOIS DESCOURS de La MAISONFORT Jeanne Désirée Antoinette (o 15/04/1844 + > 08/1901)
| | de LESSEPS Ferdinand Marie Jules (o 01/06/1842 + 17/05/1846)
| | de LESSEPS Ferdinand Marie Victor (o 01/06/1847 + 28/07/1853)
| | de LESSEPS (Aimé) Victor (o 01/07/1848 + 06/10/1896 x 09/1878) married SINADINO Despina Calliope (o 24/12/1850 + 23/10/1927)
The second marriage took place November 25, 1869. DeLesseps was 50 years old at the time. His new wife was 21 years old.
| | de LESSEPS Mathieu (Pierre) (o 12/10/1870 + 07/10/1953 x 25/11/1902) married de La FONTAINE SOLARE Jeanne )( (o 03/07/1878 + 06/06/1966)
| | de LESSEPS (Ferdinand Marie) Ismaël (o 27/11/1871 + 30/09/1915 x 21/10/1902) married de La FONTAINE SOLARE Marie Gabrielle Louise Valentine (o 21/02/1877 + 21/07/1944)
| | de LESSEPS Ferdinande (Hélène Marie) (o 03/12/1872 + 04/05/1948) ép. de GONTAUT BIRON Ferdinand Marie Philippe )( (o 10/11/1868 + 06/12/1898 x 10/05/1890)
| | de LESSEPS Marie Eugénie (o 14/01/1874 + 19/05/1874)
| | de LESSEPS Marie Consuelo (o 03/02/1875 + 26/01/1944 x 20/04/1897) married de La GRANGE Prosper Amaury Louis (o 26/10/1870)
| | de LESSEPS Bertrand (Marie) (o 03/02/1875 + 1917 x 15/04/1902) married FAVRE Marguerite Sara (o 17/12/1877 + 13/05/1969)
| | de LESSEPS Marie Eugénie Hélène (o 08/07/1876 + 02/12/1958 x 11/12/1900) married du BOUAYS de La BEGASSIèRE (Marie) François (Joseph) (Cte) (o 01/08/1875 + 17/09/1914)
| | de LESSEPS Marie-Solange (o 10/09/1877 + 12/01/1943 x 11/01/1910) married MESIA del BARCO y FITZJAMES-STUART Fernando (Guillermo German José M.A.) (o 24/10/1881 + 10/07/1948)
| | de LESSEPS Paul (Marie) (o 13/08/1880 + 11/07/1955 x 30/10/1902) married de BETHUNE-SULLY (Joséphine Marie) Marguerite (o 13/01/1879 + 18/11/1975)
| | de LESSEPS Robert (Georges Marie) (o 23/05/1882 + 1916 x 27/02/1911) married ALLARD Marthe Josépha Sophie (o 17/05/1884 + 19/07/1970)
| | de LESSEPS Jacques (Benjamin Marie) (o 07/07/1883 + 18/10/1927 x 25/01/1911) married MACKENZIE Theresa Grace (o 15/12/1890 + 04/1946)
| | de LESSEPS Gisèle (Diane Marie) (o 16/12/1885 + 04/07/1973 x 03/09/1906) married LA CAZE Louis (Jacques Jean Marie Joseph) (o 28/07/1883 +
De Laat, Chris. E-mail, October 26, 2003.
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