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My Family Tree, by Patrick Tombeau, PhD White Feather
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Ivan D. LaVoy

Ivan D. LaVoy

Male 1908 - 1984  (76 years)

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  • Name Ivan D. LaVoy 
    Born 13 Mar 1908  Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1984  Dundee, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00133  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Clophus ("Clifford") R. LaVoy,   b. 22 Dec 1878, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1967, Petersburg, MI (10 Division St.) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sylvia Drew,   b. 8 Aug 1882, Dundee Twp., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1971, Toledo, OH (Pleasant View Cem, Petersburg) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1900  Erie, MI, St. Joseph Catholic Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gayle Frye 
    +1. Roger Duane LaVoy
    +2. Lynne Swaim LaVoy
    Family ID F0116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Clophus 'Clifford' LaVoy, Benjamin Drew, Ivan D. LaVoy, Curtis C. LaVoy
    Clophus "Clifford" LaVoy, Benjamin Drew, Ivan D. LaVoy, Curtis C. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan D. LaVoy

    Obituary for Ivan D. LaVoy
    Obituary for Ivan D. LaVoy
    Ivan's Archery Store Receipt
    Ivan's Archery Store Receipt

  • Notes 
    • Ivan D. LaVoy was a barber.


    • Thanks for updating the information on the website. I know Lynne and Roger also. They are my mother's cousins. That is interesting about where they live. I do not think my mother is aware of this. She will be interested in knowing that they are so close to the cabin where Francois and White Feather lived. Is there any information about the tribe itself that White Feather was from? Is there information about where the tribe ended up? I am interested in that information. Do you know how I could research for the information?
      My father has a scanner. I will see if he can get the pictures to you. My oldest son is a senior in high school and is taking a digital photography class. I will have him take pictures of the bow for you and send them in an email. My grandfather Curtis and his brother Ivan owned 40 acres of land in Michigan together. They would go bow hunting on their property. My grandfather told me it was the only way to hunt for deer. My mother told me that her Uncle Ivan made bows and sold them. I know he sold guns also. They had a cabin on the 40 acres. They had to sell the land because the state wanted to put a road through it.
      If my sisters want their information updated on your website, I will get the information for you.
      Have a good holiday.
      Gloria Anslow

      Patrick Tombeau wrote:
      I have recorded the latest information from your last two emails and I thank you for your informative and interesting letters. It is rare to hear of LaVoys moving away so far, although I do correspond with a LaVoy in Shanghai, China, and another one I will meet for the first time in Barcelona, Spain. (My wife and I are going to Spain and Portugal next Spring.)

      Your story about your grandfather's bow is most interesting. There are some more things related to our Indian ancestry in the Monroe County Historical Society ground floor exhibits, most notably a papoose carrier made by our Indian ancesstress, White Feather. If you look in Marie Gouin's entry you will probalby find a shot of it.

      I would appreciate it if you will get me two pictures of the bow: one taking the whole thing in and one focusing on the connection of the string to the bow and any thing else unusual about the bow.

      With respect to putting things on the Tombeau.net, you scan and send the identified pictures to me by attachment and then I send them on to my processor who puts them on the site as I am not very good with computer tricks.

      By chance I have known your great uncle Ivan's children, Lynne and Roger for many years. She helped setup our last reunion in 1997. They live in Temperance, MI, less than a quarter mile from the original log cabin site of Francois LaVoy and White Feather aka Marie Gouin LaVoy on the same road, Dean Road. See what I mean: 200 years later and still within a stone's throw. Every year she sends a nice Christmas letter along reflecting on what happened during the year in the family and in the world.

      I also wrote your grandfather Curtis many years ago when he was in Oak Ridge, TN, but I was told he would probably not respond. So you're right: he did not like to talk family. Besides I see how old he was and I don't blame him a bit for not writing me. You have good longevity genes in you.

      Well, I am glad you are thinking of sending pictures and I hope to hear from you again. I try to keep people's addresses on file, since email addresses change so much. So if you don't mind, send one along. I also have in mind that the person i am emailing is down the road until I see their address. Occasionally this helps me bring people together. I put three distant cousins together who were searching the same tree but did not know about each other until all three independently wrote to me though my site.

      I live at 1462 Middlewood Drive, Saline, MI, 48176-1278. It is just south of Ann Arbor, MI where U of M is, and 40 miles west of Detroit down Michigan Ave.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Gloria Anslow
      To: Patrick Tombeau
      Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:38 PM
      Subject: Re: Proposed Change: Gloria Stewart (I02469)

      Hello again.
      My parents were missionaries to India. They were actually teachers and taught other missionary's children. We grew up in a boarding school. All four of us were born in India and grew up there. When we graduated from high school we came back to the United States to go to college. My two older sisters, Lily and Kathy have stayed at home and raised their children. I am a registered nurse and have worked always. My younger sister, Phyllis, works in a grocery store and has no children. Lily Ann married Terence Yoder from West Liberty, Ohio. Her husband is the oldest of seven children. His father had a dairy farm, which I believe is managed by one of Terry's younger brothers.
      My father Kenneth Norman Steward was born in Minneapolis. He is the second of three boys. His parents were father, Merle Winnie Steward born in Edgerton, Minnesota (I forgot to get the dates.) and mother, Ethel Josephine Condon, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (I forgot to get the dates.) Both are deceased. Merle and Ethel were married in Minneapolis.
      My mother's parents. Father, Curtis C. Lavoy, born August 7, 1901 in Deerfield, MI and died December 28, 1997 in Oak Ridge, TN and mother, Lillian Josephine Samson born June 23, 1905 (I forgot to get the place) and died December 1, 1990 in Oak Ridge, TN. Curtis and Lillian had moved there to live near their daughter Sylvia LaVoy Rice and her family.
      Lily Ann was born in Nasik City, India
      Kathleen Dawn Steward was born in Nasik City, India
      I was also born in Nasik City, India
      Phyllis Eileen Steward was born in Chinchpada, India
      My father Kenneth Steward has traveled extensively to research his family's lineage. He has written his memoir's and is having the book published. I am anxious to read the book. He has a lot of interesting stories.
      I will call my parents again and obtain the additional information to fill in the blanks. In regards to the athena. My husband was in special forces in the army. While he was a captain he was nicknamed the "War God". When we were setting up email addresses later on he came up with using aris for himself and athena for me. I added dark to athena because someone else had used the athena and I have dark brown hair.
      I do not know a Brandi Walczak. My mother has pictures and will get them together to add. How do we add pictures?
      Thanks for your interest. A reunion sounds interesting.
      Gloria Anslow

      Patrick Tombeau wrote:
      Thank you very much. If you are inclined, tell me about how the family happened to be in India, and what town you were born in.

      Your sister Lily Ann married into the Lancaster Co., PA, Pennsylvania Dutch family of Yoder. My father's ancestors, despite the French spelling of the name, came from that county and were also Pennsylvnia Dutch.

      Some ambiguity as to whether your father Kenneth Norman Steward was born in Minneapolis or married there. Please advise. What were his parents' names?

      Where you have only dates, could you give me a town as well for the birth or marriage?

      Looking forward to any pictures you might have of the old LaVoy Family.

      I had another LaVoy cousin write me using athena in her email adsress. Do you know a Brandi Walczak?

      Are your parents still living?

      Hope to hear from you soon.

      I----- Original Message -----
      From: darkathena357@yahoo.com
      To: tombeau@comcast.net
      Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:13 PM
      Subject: Proposed Change: Gloria Stewart (I02469)

      Proposed Change: Gloria Stewart (I02469)
      Tree: Tombeau Family Tree

      Description: Gloria Ruth Steward
      Born December 30, 1954 in India
      Married August 22, 1986
      Husband David Douglas Anslow
      Born December 31, 1952 in Illinois
      John Kenneth Anslow
      Born September 18, 1989 in Illinois
      James Curtis Anslow
      Born September 8, 1995 in Illinois

      Gloria Anslow