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William Earl LaVoy

William Earl LaVoy

Male 1890 - 1977  (86 years)

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  • Name William Earl LaVoy 
    Born 29 Aug 1890  Stateline (Toledo, OH) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Mar 1977  Toledo, OH (Toledo Memorial Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00194  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father Moses LaVoy, Sr.,   b. 1841, Erie, Mi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1929, Stateline Home (Toledo, Ohio) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Knaggs,   b. 1855, Bedford Twp. Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1921, Stateline Home (Toledo, Ohio) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1880  Erie, MI, St Joseph Catholic Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bertha Perry,   b. 1892, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1971, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1910  St. Joseph Church, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Charles LaVoy, Sr.,   b. 8 May 1911, Monroe Co, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1979, Dunsmuir, CA (cremated) (heart attack) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Ruth LaVoy
    +3. Agnes ("Helen") LaVoy,   b. 6 Jan 1914,   d. 13 Jan 1987, Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Vivian LaVoy,   b. Abt 1919,   d. 1977, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     5. Charles LaVoy,   b. Abt 1921,   d. Abt 1943, England, WWII airplane explosion, mechanic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Family ID F0146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pearl L. Martens,   b. 18 Dec 1894,   d. 25 Nov 1979  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 15 May 1922 
    Children 
    +1. Mary LaVoy
    +2. Helen LaVoy
    +3. John LaVoy
    +4. Robert LaVoy
    +5. Richard Earl LaVoy,   b. 26 Jun 1931, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 March 2009  (Age 77 years)
     6. Dorothy LaVoy,   b. 18 Aug 1934,   d. 20 Nov 1998, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F0147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    William C. LaVoy, Sr. and William Earl LaVoy
    William C. LaVoy, Sr. and William Earl LaVoy
    William Earl LaVoy and Gertrude Sarah LaVoy
    William Earl LaVoy and Gertrude Sarah LaVoy
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    William Earl LaVoy
    William Earl LaVoy
    William Earl LaVoy and Bertha Perry LaVoy
    William Earl LaVoy and Bertha Perry LaVoy
    Knaggs' Reunion (After 1912)
    Knaggs' Reunion (After 1912)
    William LaVoy: (man next to Harvey Dusseau, holding child). He is the son of Moses LaVoy Sr. and my great great-grandfather, and a full brother of my grandmother, Gertrude LaVoy.
    Patrick LaVoy Tomebeau

    Written on the back of the photo:
    Old women with white lace collar in center leaning in her chair is Angeline Cousino Knaggs, my great-great-grandmother. To her right is Sarah Knaggs LaVoy, my great-grandmother. Gertrude LaVoy Dusseau, my grandmother, is the fourth women from left standing in white. My grandfather Harvey Joseph Dusseau stands behind the man holding the child (fat face). Victor Knaggs (my great-grandmother's brother) stands behind Angeline.
    Patrick LaVoy Tombeau

    Documents
    Obituaries for William Earl LaVoy
    Obituaries for William Earl LaVoy

  • Notes 
    • William Earl LaVoy lived at his Stateline Home on the Ohio side for 48 years. He died March 5, 1977. His land was deeded to him by his father, Moses LaVoy, Sr., who divided all of his land whose boundaries were Michigan State Line, Dixie Highway, State line Road, and the railroad tracks to the west among his surviving children.

      After purchasing the two properties facing State Line Road from his siblings, William named the road leading to his house, Joann, after his granddaughter Joann King who lived next door.

      His half brother Frederick laVoy (by Moses' first wife, Eunice de Shetler) lived north of his property across the creek that divided their properites, but still in Ohio, purchased the rest of Moses' land in Ohio from his siblings.

      While the Moses LaVoy homestead is now torn down and replaced by a collision business, Frederick's small house still stands as a real estate office.

      William had 11 children by two wives, 44 grandchildren and at this writing (1996) he had 88 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great- grandchildren and 2 great-great-great-grand children.

      The above information was supplied by Helen LaVoy Jensen Rudnicki, William's daughter, who lives in Toledo, OH.

      He married twice: (1) Bertha Perry, 30 March 1910, St. Joseph Chruch, Erie, MI. She was the daughter of Charles Perry and Flora Horusky. (2) to Pearl L. Martens on May 15, 1922. William died March 5, 1977 in Toledo, OH. He may have been a twin. See his brother George LaVoy's entry.