Marquette, Edward Mont.

Biography

Marquette, Edward Mont. (birth name MontMarquette, Eddy Horatio); b. May 10 (11), 1910, New Bedford, Massachusetts; French Canadian; father Archie Mont Marquette, mother Anna Blanche Eudorie L’Heureux (1887-1970); Prior service in the US Army Air Force, enlisted June 7, 1927 discharged July 6, 1928; Single; Accountant, Young Progressive League; Travelled on a Spanish Passport; Domicile 360 Shawnet Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts; Sailed January 9, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain on January 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE; At Jarama led a Section in the attack on February 23rd; In November 1937 the State Department Received a cable that Marquette had been arrested and charged with espionage; Sentenced to 30 years for espionage, held in Prison Celular, Galerie No. 1, Cell 106, Valencia; Marquette was in prison the remainder of time in Spain; Returned to the US on April 14, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Manhattan; Married Marie Bertha L’Heureux (1918-2005) on June 9, 1939, daughter Kathleen Helena Ann Marquette (1940-2014); WWII US Army Air Force enlisted May 8, 1942, released December 21, 1946; Divorced Marie Bertha L’Heureux in September 1969 in San Diego City, California; d. February 9, 1989, Lake Elsinore, Riverside, California, ashes spread in the Columbia River; Spoke 14 languages.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 450, ll. 143- 144, Letter to Juzgado Especial, No. 2, Del Tribunal De Espionage, Valencia Re: Eduardo Mont Earquette, from Phil Detro, September 18, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 1, Special List for Personnel Service, I. Political Suspect and Bad Element List, January 16, 1938; Opis 6, Delo 885, ll. 24; USSDA 2:0753, 57:0383, L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photographs: Edward Mont Marquette postwar with his wife Marie Bertha l’Heureux, family photographs.