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John Albert Jarvis

Male 1866 - 1943  (77 years)

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  • Name John Albert Jarvis 
    Born 14 Feb 1866  S. Rockwood,Berlin Townshsip, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1943  Burial:St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I06919  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2010 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Trombley,   b. 15 Jan 1840, Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1906, St. Mary's Parish, Pinckney, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1862  St. Charles, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ? Luzon 
    Family ID F2608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ? Mexicot 
    Family ID F2609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Odion,   d. 1924, burial: in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, MI. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1899 
    +1. Crystal Jarvis,   d. 1961, Lincoln Park, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Marie Jarvis,   d. 1961
     3. Bernette Jarvis
     4. John Jarvis, Jr.,   b. Abt 1903,   d. Abt 1950, E. Detroit, MI, of brain tumor Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +5. Margaret Jarvis
    +6. Emmanuel R. Jarvis,   b. 14 Sep 1908,   d. Apr 1977, Wyandotte, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Katherine Jarvis
    +8. Joseph Jarvis
     9. Angeline Jarvis
    Family ID F2607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John married four times. All marriages were after the previous wife died, according to his son Emmanuel Jarvis of Wyandotte (19656) who gave this family history of John Albert Jarvis' branch.

      John's first wife's name was unknown to Emmanuel. She died inchildbirth as did her child. His second wife was Margaret Odien by who he had nine children. His thrid wife was a ? Luzon and this fourth wife, distantly related to him through his paternal Aunt Fanny's husband John Mexicot/Massicot/ Mexico, was ? Mexicot.

      John Jarvis as a result remained a catholic as none of his marriages ended in a divorce. He is buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, in Ecorse, MI.

      Margaret Odien had a son Alger Anteau by a previous marriage, who moved to California and was deceased as of 1965. She died in 1924 and is buried with John in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, MI (High St. and Salotte).

      In 1923, John Jarvis lived on Haltiner Street in River Rouge, MI. The property had an out door toilet. His daughter Angeline, age 4, strangled herself on the back fork of a convertible parked behind this outdoor toilet.

      John is said to have had four wives by his brother Charles and that he had six children by his econd wife, five of whose names were Crystal, Kate (Mrs. Walter Hill), Marie, Joseph, and Manuel. He felt this wife may have been Spanish, but it is more likely that he has confused John's fourth wife's last name Massicot, or Mexico, as noted elsewhere, with a nationality.

      John Jarvis, Sr. died of pneumonia. His son John died of a brain tumor.

      Charles also stated that his brothers Will and John and their father Ralph helped clear Belle Isle (about 1894) with teams of horses. Will once caught a snake on the island and tied it to the basck of their wagon. Will also may have driven a team to cinder Grand Blvd. (Historical Note: prior to being called Belle Isle, the island was called from French times Ile aux Cochons, or Hog Island, because pigs were put on it to kill the snakes.)

      Charles States that his brothers and sisters were born in a one room log cabin across from the brick house on Ready Road in Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI., built by his father in 1881. But Charles was born in the brick house.

    • * Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, 8850 Dix, Detroit, MI.

      The following entries were taken from the Detroit Directory for John Albert Jarvis:

      Jarvis, John A., laborer, bds 710 Mckinstry (See brother Frank's entry) (1890-92)
      Jarvis, John A., laborer, house west side of Riopelle, 3 s of river, River Rouge, 1893
      Jarvis, John, Teamster, Belle Isle Partk, 1894
      Jarvis, John A., teamster, h. 234 Chestnut, 1895
      Jarvis, Joh, wrecker, Arlington Hotel, 1896
      Jarvis, John A., laborer, Saliotte and Ferguson, residence, Ecorse, MI., 1897

      (No entries in the Detroit Phone Directory for John A. Jarvis for 1898-1902. His residence may have been Ecorse at this time and their City Directories should be consulted for this period. Presumably working for Saliotte and Ferguson at this time. Entries for the Detroit Directory commence again in 1903.)

      Jarvis, John, laborer, bds. J.R. Jarvis (his father), Woodmere (Spingwells Ave.)
      Jarvis, John A., carpenter, h 22 James Ave, River Rouge, 1904.

      (No further entries after 1904, like his father. he may have moved with his father to work the Chilson Farm, near Pinckney, MI., since, according to his younger brother Charles Jarvis, John was instrumental in getting his father to trade city property for the farm. Land records in Detroit and Pinckney are should be research to confirm details.) For further details see his father's entry {Ralph Jarvis})