Ian MackyGenealogy • Great-Grandmother •
Fanny Chevrolet

Fanny is my great-grandmother. She is of the famous racing Chevrolets, sister of Louis and Gaston. They were French-speaking Swiss from Bonfol. The family story is that "Louis and Fanny met in a French speaking neighborhood in Brooklyn."

6 Catherine-Rosalie BAURON
Bonfol, Switzerland
b.9/8/1820
Pierre-Joseph MAHON
Beurnevesin, Switzerland
b.1/11/1806
Chevrolet Family
Chevrolet Family
Arthur, Louis, Fanny, Bertha, Alfred
Joseph, Gaston, Marie-Anne, Martha
Marie-Anne CORBAT
Bonfol, Switzerland
b.2/19/1821
Laurent-Victor CHEVROLET
Bonfol, Switzerland
b.2/25/1821
= 1875? = 11/9/1852
5 Marie-Anne Angéline MAHON
Charmoille, Switzerland
b.10/3/1850 — d.1916
Marie-Anne Angéline Mahon Chevrolet
Joseph-Félician CHEVROLET
Bonfol, Switzerland
b.8/5/1853 — d.3/9/1902
Joseph-Félician CHEVROLET
4
Édouard-Alfred
b.1876 — d.1933
Louis
b.1878 — d.1941
Fanny CHEVROLET
Bonfol, Switzerland
b.7/31/1881 — d.1959

Fanny Chevrolet
Berthe
b.1883 — d.1957
Arthur
b.1884 — d.1946
Marthe-Marie
b.1885 — d.1885
Marie-Marthe
b.1888 — d.1974
Gaston
b.1892 — d.1920

Fanny & Louise Franck, wedding day 1906 Arthur, Fanny, Louise and Marthe, 1912 Fanny, Marie-Anne Angéline, Marthe, Louise and Arthur, 1914
1906
Fanny & Louis
Wedding Day
1912
Arthur, Fanny,
Louise and Marthe
1914
Fanny, Marie-Anne Angéline,
Marthe, Louise and Arthur
M. Navelle and Franck family, Plainfield, New Jersey Fanny & Louise Franck, 1941 Fanny & Louise Franck, 1942 Katie, Louise, Margaret & Fanny, 1942
Undated
M. Navelle and Franck family
Plainfield, New Jersey
1941
Fanny & Louis
1942
Fanny & Louis
353 Main St.
Oct, 1942
Katie, Louise,
Margaret & Fanny
Fanny (Chevrolet) Franck Louis & Fanny (Chevrolet) Frank, Kathleen, Margaret & Louise (Franck) Smith, 1951 Fanny & Louise Franck, 1966
Undated 1951
Louis & Fanny,
Kathleen, Margaret & Louise
1956
Fanny & Louis
Golden Anniversary


Fanny was of the famous racing Chevrolets; Louis and Gaston were her brothers. Louis is shown in the first photo in a Buick he designed, ca 1900. The second photo is board track racer number 5, pilots unknown.
Louis Chevrolet in the Buick he designed, ca 1900 Unidentified board track race car #5
ca 1900
Louis Chevrolet in the
Buick he designed
Unidentified board track racer
Gaston?

This is two-time Indy 500 winner Tommy Milton (at the wheel) before the start of the 1921 race. To his right are racing champions Barney Oldfield and Louis Chevrolet. Original inscription on the back reads "[to] John & Helen / Tommy & I / Before". Another hand notes, "UNCLE HENRY WITH FOOT ON CAR, TOMMY BEHIND WHEEL. UNCLE LOUIS CHEVROLET IN BLACK HAT, SUIT, MOUSTACHE & DARK TIE".
Tommy Milton, 1921
1921
Tommy Milton (behind wheel),
Barney Oldfield, Louis Chevrolet