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Mary Trombley

Female 1840 - 1906  (65 years)


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  • Name Mary Trombley 
    Born 15 Jan 1840  Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 1906  St. Mary's Parish, Pinckney, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jan 1906  St. Mary's Parish, Pinckney, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I03222  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2014 

    Father John Baptiste Trombley,   b. 22 Feb 1803, St. Regis, Huntingdon County, NY/ ON/QC,Canada borders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1877, St Charles Parish, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Baumier,   b. 17 Jan 1816, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1899, Newport, Monroe County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1835  St. Antoine de la Riviere aux Raisins (now St. Mary), Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ralph ("Raphael") James Jarvis,   b. 8 Mar 1839, Montreal, (St. Philippe de la Prairie?) Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1911, Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1862  St. Charles, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Francis Xavier Jarvis,   b. 2 Jun 1863, Berlin Township, S. Rockwood, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1929, cause: intestial nephritis; burial: Holy Cross Cem, 8850 Dix, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. John Albert Jarvis,   b. 14 Feb 1866, S. Rockwood,Berlin Townshsip, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1943, Burial:St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Esther Mary Jarvis,   b. 27 May 1868, Berlin Twp. near S. Rockwood. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1894, Rockwood, MI (burial in Rockwood) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +4. Matilda Mary Jarvis,   b. 26 Jan 1870, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1949, Toledo, Ohio (3819 Monroe St.) (Forest Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. William Jarvis,   b. 20 Nov 1872, Berlin Twp, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, burial: Holy Sepulchre, 25800 W. 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Mary Anna Jarvis,   b. 22 Aug 1874
    +7. Mary Alice Jarvis,   b. 27 Sep 1877, Berlin Township, near S. Rockwood, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 28 years)
     8. Mary Celena "Alvina" Jarvis,   b. 23 Oct 1879,   d. 1893, of diphtheria, age 12. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     9. Charles J. Jarvis,   b. 13 Apr 1882,   d. Mar 1968, MI 48085 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F0190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Norma Mary Dusseau and Mary Trombley
    Norma Mary Dusseau and Mary Trombley


    Headstones
    Headstone of Mary Trombley Jarvis
    Headstone of Mary Trombley Jarvis

  • Notes 
    • According to her grandson, A.J. Larabell, in a letter dated August 23, 1964, Mary Trombley Jarvis was the first one in her district to teach school, prabably the one across the road from where they lived.

      Charles Jarvis, son of Mary Trombley Jarvis, made the following statements to Patrick L. Tombeau in the 1960's:

      His mother, Mary Anne Trombley and her mother (Mary Baumier) were brought up among the Indians on Point Mouille, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI., a jut of land into Lake Erie. The Black hawk Indians were their neighbors. Charles' maternal grandmother (Mary Baumier) nursed an old Inidan Chief's wife back to health from stab wounds. But the Chief got drunk again and killed both his wife and child.. The government sent an agent in to arest the Indian. He was given a trial and subsequently hung.

      Charles' grandmother (Mary Baumier) used to feed the Indians and had come to like the chief's wife very well.

      Charles Jarvis' mother (Mary Trombley) was born in a log cabin with five or six rooms and two floors. (See Moses Trombley entry for a description of this log cabin. Moses was Mary Trombleys brother. Charles Jarvis's description is probably in error in view of the description by his uncle Moses, as two rooms and a loft,)

      When Charles Jarvis was a boy he slept in his maternal grandparent's log cabin
      one winter night, only to wake up to find snow on his second floor bed.

      Mary Trombley, died on the Chilson farm, of a chronic stomach complaint in Jauaury, 1906, which son Charles Jarvis states was stomach ulcers. She was stout and short like her mother (Mary Baumier), about 5 feeet tall.





    • I will add Jon's name. As to the use of "distant", Rule # 1 in Prose writing: make it interesting. I am you distant cousin, not emotionally, but genealogically speaking, since we are third cousins. "D instant cousins" meeting on the internet is more interesting than close cousins who didn't know each other. Allow me my artistic license.

      I will be sending along a corrected version since as time lines also don't match about how long they were there in Pinckney.

      Since you are far more adept at computers than I, now that the write up is electronically recorded, you can send it on to the Livingston Newspaper Butch
      mentioned. Please bring your camera for an exciting posed picture with shovel, flowers, new tombstone and distant cousins for the proposed article.I will bring some mums and a shovel as props.

      I think we usually meet at Sam's at about 9:30 AM Saturday.

      See you at above time and place, Thanks
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Germaine
      To: Patrick Tombeau
      Cc: Joann Jarvis
      Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:19 PM
      Subject: Re: Corrections to Mary Tombeau Biography.

      Greetings!

      It's great to be back in touch! It's been a long time, it seems..... My new job is keeping me hopping, and Jon is crazy-busy too. Jon's been sick TWICE already this fall..... It's all those kids coughing and sneezing on him!!

      What is the plan for Saturday? Is Mary's gravestone installed, or will it be done on Saturday while we're there?

      THANK YOU to Joann and Butch for Mary's gravestone, and thank you to Patrick for the write-up.

      Do any of you object to removing the word 'distant' before 'cousins'? Butch is my first cousin, once removed..... That's not too distant! Patrick, you're not THAT distant, either! Patrick's website drew us together, and we've spent some great times together......and we look forward to more in the years to come.

      Also.... Jon's last name is ZNAMIEROWSKI.......I'd like to add that after 'Jon'. :-)

      Can't wait to spend time together on Saturday. What time should we pick you up at Sam's, Patrick? Joann and Butch, where do you want to meet?

      With much aloha,

      Germaine





      On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Patrick Tombeau wrote:
      Here is the corrected version.


      Mary Trombley Jarvis of St. Mary’s Parish, Pinckney, was honored recently by her descendants, three distant cousins who found each other on an internet family tree.She was born in Berlin Township, Monroe Co,. in 1840 in a two room log cabin and was raised among the Black Hawk Indians living nearby. She was the first school teacher in her district. With her husband Ralph Jarvis, she lived in Detroit for ten years and then in 1904 with several of their nine children, the family moved to the Chilson Farm in Pinckney, located at Schafer and Brady Roads..

      Mary and her husband cared for the 180 acre farm growing wheat, oats, barley, and corn for three or four years, Then tragedy struck. Mary died of bleeding ulcers, January 8, 1906. The farm was soon lost to land speculation .Ralph and his children moved back to Detroit. Within three years of their departure their farm house burned down. Mary was left behind in an unmarked grave in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Pinckney. Her husband survived her by only five years.

      Recently three cousins, and their spouses, Germaine Jarvis (Jon), “Butch” Jarvis (Joann) and Patrick L .Tombeau, put things to right. They located Mary’s grave, had a stone placed on it and brought some memorial flowers, to honor this diminutive five foot pioneer woman. They are currently looking for the farm house foundations which are located on hunting land.