Jacques Suzanne

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Jacques Albert Suzanne, Sr.
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Born (1880-04-17)April 17, 1880
Trouville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
Died August 1, 1967(1967-08-01) (aged 87)
Lake Placid, New York
Spouse(s) Juliette DuChemin (m. 1903; her death 1904)

Jacques Albert Suzanne (April 17, 1880 - August 1, 1967) was a French painter, artist, pianist, actor and explorer.


Suzanne was born Albert Jacques Suzanne April 17, 1880 in Trouville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. He trained in fine arts at the Le Havre art school.

He married Juliette Isabelle Emma DuChemin on December 5, 1903 and they had a daughter Isabel.[1] After his first wife died in childbirth he migrated to the United States arriving through Ellis Island October 21, 1905.[2]

He claims to have attempted to reach the North Pole but gave when up when Robert Peary made it in 1909.[3]

He married Hannah Moynihan in the early 1930s and had four children: Pierre, Jacques Albert Suzanne, Jr. (born 1934), Ninon and Anna. They lived in Lake Placid, New York where he bred husky dogs for film and tourism purposes. He appeared in several films including Out of Snows (1916) and The Spell of the Yukon (1916)

He had a great friend Noah John Rondeau, a well known hermit of the area.

He died on August 1, 1967 in Lake Placid, New York.[4] He was buried in North Elba near his friend Noah, who died 23 days later.


  1. ^ "Arctic Explorer Indicted. Captain Suzanne Cruel to His Child, Alleges Her Stepmother". New York Times. June 30, 1919. 
  2. ^ "Ship's Manifest for S.S. Hudson on October 21, 1905". Retrieved 2010-07-03. First Name: Albert Jacques; Last Name: Suzanne; Ethnicity: French; Date of Arrival: Oct 21, 1905; Age at Arrival: 25y; Gender: M; Marital Status: W; Ship of Travel: Hudson; Port of Departure: Havre; Manifest Line Number: 0006 
  3. ^ "Suzanne Off For Arctic Via 5th Ave. Explorer And Men Drive Sledges Up Thoroughfare On Way To The Frozen North". New York Times. May 17, 1914. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Jacques Suzanne". Social Security Death Index. Jacques A. Suzanne; 17 Apr 1880; 01 August 1967