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The Montgomery Family is a family that minorly features in A Series of Unfortunate Events and is associated with VFD.

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It is known that Monty's sister married Bertrand's cousin, though which cousin, and if that cousin was adoptive or biological, is unknown.[1] It is also unknown if either partner is still alive, as they were never considered as Baudelaire guardians, though they might have simply passed on the opportunity to foster them due to fears of Count Olaf, as several relatives did.[2]

Monty Montgomery was known to be a member of VFD, training reptiles to deliver messages.[3] He was so focused on his herpetology that he "forgot" to get married and have children, though he always wanted a family. He temporarily adopted the Baudelaire children after the death of their parents, but after about a week he was murdered by Count Olaf by being injected with the venom of the Mamba du Mal.[1]

While Monty is known to have been a member of VFD for quite some time, seemingly since childhood,[4] it is unknown if his family was a noted Volunteer family such as the Snickets or Widdershins, and thus if his sister or other relatives were in VFD.

2004 film Divergent Canon

In the 2004 film adaptation, Monty's family history is retconned to the opposite of the books; he tells the Baudelaires that he formerly had a wife and children, who all died in a fire. (Likely set by the firestarting side of VFD.) After his murder, his gravestone reads that he was a "beloved father."

His sister (and exact relation to the Baudelaires) is not mentioned.[5]

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown if adoptive or biological
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
Unnamed Guardians
 
 
Biological Parents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnamed Mother
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monty Montgomery
 
 
 
Monty Montgomery's Sister
 
Bertrand's Cousin
 
 
 
 
Bertrand Baudelaire
 
 
 
Beatrice Baudelaire
 
 
 
Gregor Anwhistle
 
Ike Anwhistle
 
 
Josephine Anwhistle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Violet Baudelaire
 
Klaus Baudelaire
 
Sunny Baudelaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beatrice Baudelaire II
 
 
 


As Monty's sister married Bertrand's cousin, the Montgomery family is connected to the Baudelaire Family, making Monty's adopted children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, his first cousins once removed-in-law.[1]

2004 film Divergent Canon

Wife
 
 
 
Monty Montgomery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Violet Baudelaire
 
Klaus Baudelaire
 
Sunny Baudelaire
 


As Monty's relation to the Baudelaires is not mentioned, it is unknown if his sister or her spouse are canon to the 2004 film.[5]

Trivia

  • "Montgomery" is an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name in Calvados, France. Translated, it means "mighty man's mountain" or "ruler's mountain."[6]
    • The family may have been named after the character of Montgomery from H.G. Wells's 1896 science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, who is a doctor who assists another on a deserted island.
    • The family may also have been named after author Florence Montgomery, known for writing pious novels about children, some of which were intended more for an adult audience.
    • They may also have been named after Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, a famous series about an orphan child happily adopted.

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