So, it wasn’t so far-fetched of an idea that after all of the years of being out on the Bay, that Grandpop thought he should give something back. He decided that after he died, he wanted to become fish food.
Rosalie Marie Fountaine, 1932
On my mother’s French side of the family, my Mississippi roots, I have a great-great grandmother, Mary Louise Fournier. She was born on the first of November in 1844, daughter of Andrew (or Andre) and Marie Morin Fournier. She married Francois “Frank” Fountain, Jr. in 1866, not long after the Civil War.
My Fountain family descends from Francois Fountain, who came to the U.S. from France, sometime between 1814-1829 (depending on which version of the story is correct) and settled in the Biloxi, Mississippi area.