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Toussaint LaVoy

Toussaint LaVoy

Male 1836 - 1911  (74 years)

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  • Name Toussaint LaVoy 
    Born 1 Nov 1836  Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1 Nov 1836 
    Died 24 Feb 1911  Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: pneumonia 
    Buried Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00053  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Charles LaVoy, Sr.,   b. 10 Aug 1809, Detroit, Mi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1858, Erie Twp, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Catherine Robidou,   b. 25 Nov 1814, St. Antoine, River Raisin, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1831  Erie, MI (St. Joseph Catholic Church) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marcelline LaPointe,   b. 21 Jan 1841, Bedford Twp., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1911, Meade Co., SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1858  Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Christopher LaVoy,   b. 21 May 1862, Monroe County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Amelia ("Millie") Alice LaVoy,   b. 28 Dec 1863, Monroe Co., MI. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1942, Chamberlain, S.D. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Johnnie LaVoy,   b. 15 Nov 1866, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1868, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Vollie Toussaint LaVoy,   b. 25 Aug 1870, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1957, Chamberlain, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Charles Cyril LaVoy,   b. 9 Nov 1873, Monroe, Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1930, Custer, Brule Co, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Franklyn Henry LaVoy,   b. 20 Apr 1876, Monroe Co., Whiteford Twp., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1921, Deadwood, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +7. Eunice Mary LaVoy,   b. 30 May 1880, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1959, Yakima, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. George Alvin LaVoy,   b. 21 Nov 1882, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1954, Slayton, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F0064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Toussaint LaVoy
    Toussaint LaVoy
    Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe LaVoy with children: Vollie, Charles, Franklyn, George, Eunice, and Millie
    Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe LaVoy with children: Vollie, Charles, Franklyn, George, Eunice, and Millie
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Toussaint LaVoy's log cabin in South Dakota
    Toussaint LaVoy's log cabin in South Dakota

    Documents
    Obituaries for Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe
    Obituaries for Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe
    Obituaries for Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe
    Obituaries for Toussaint LaVoy and Marcelline LaPointe
    Additional Obituaries

    Headstones
    Graves of Toussaint LaVoy, Marcelline LaPointe LaVoy, and Franklyn Henry LaVoy
    Graves of Toussaint LaVoy, Marcelline LaPointe LaVoy, and Franklyn Henry LaVoy

  • Notes 
    • Obituaries indicte that Toussaint and his family came to SD in 1885 from Monroe County, MI. His son Vollie's obit indicates they settled near Bijou Falls and Cahmberlain. Toussaint died in the house he was born in which at that time was owned by his brother Francis in Erie, MI. This home was originally Charles LaVoy Sr.'s homestead.

      On December 27, 1910, he left Belle Fourche, S.D., age 74, in the company of his son, Franklin, to visit his brothers in Erie, Michigan, where he caught double lobar pneumonia and died two months later.

      While Toussaint and his family first settled near Chamberlain SD, two years before his death settled on a ranch in Hoover, SD, near Belle Fourche. He is buried with his wife in Pine Slope Cemetery in the latter city. A photograph of the cemetery site exists in the photo collection and pictures of his family's log cabin and family. Rollie Knaggs states that Toussaint paid Dennis Knaggs (Rollie's older brother) $50 for the wagon Toussaint took his family in to South Dakota.

      He is described a s a family man, kind to all, and without an enemy (See several obits for other details)

      One obituary from a Monroe County paper contains a poem on his passing:

      "Sisters, brothers, friends so dear
      Father's spirit has flown to a brighter sphere.
      No more on earth will we have him to love;
      For God has called him to that home above.

      God's ways we do not understand,
      His wisdom we do not command,
      God's purposes we do not know:
      This is not given to man below.

      Twas hard to part with one so dear,
      We could not, would not check the rising tear
      We've met him so oft in times of yore,
      Must it be now we'll meet him no more?

      No, this can not be for God has said
      A crown of glory waits the victor's head.
      We may meet him, yes, on that better shore,
      Meet him in Heaven where parting is no more.