When two of the four daughters of my grandfather Richard Gwinn, Jr. married Canavan descendants John Casey and my father William Bowe, Sr., it created a path for a French branch of the extended Canavan family.  This came to pass in 1933, when Nancy Gwinn, the youngest Gwinn daughter, married a French national, Jacques Riboud.

The de la Chapelle, Lacombe and Riboud families followed when Nancy and Jacques’s children had their own children.  Then, when some of Nancy and Jacques’s grandchildren had children, the Kuhn and Corderoc’h family names joined the extended Canavan family.