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born 24 Feb 1845, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada;
died 27 Aug 1913, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

My great great grandmother.

Marguerite Boissineau was the third known child of Joseph Boissineau and Marie Louise Ross, nie Boyer. She was born on the North Bank of the St Mary’s River in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada.

On the 24 Aug 1864, when she was 18 years old, she married Maurice Mercier dit Morris Ford (born 1836, Chateauguay, Quebec), in Marquette, Michigan. It is assumed family members migrated to Marquette when iron ore was discovered in that area. Marguerite and Maurice stayed in Marquette for at least 10 years. When Maurice became a U S. Citizen in 1888, he was unable to speak English, so the immigration authorities changed his name to Morris Ford, so that it would be easier to speak and write in English.

In 1891 Morris Ford obtained a U.S. land grant; an Indian census taken in 1891, finds them living on Sugar Island, back in the Sault Ste Marie, Michigan area. Maurice’s occupation was listed as farmer.

Marguerite Boissineau and Maurice Mercier had twelve known children:

1. Elodie Lydia Mercier b. abt. 1865 Marquette, MI; m. Henry Payment; d childbirth 1884, Sugar Island, MI.
2. Joseph Mercier b. 2 Sep 1866, Marquette, MI; m. Marie Elizabeth Tardiff 4 Jun 1888; d. Houghton, MI.
3. Maria Virginia Mercier b. 26 Oct 1868, Marquette, MI.
4. Pierre Maurice Mercier b. 1870 Marquette, MI; d. 25 Nov 1894 Sault Ste Marie, MI.
5. Maria Essther b. 22 Mar 1872, Marquette, MI.
6. Jacques Mercier dit James Ford (MY GRANDFATHER) b. 4 May 1874 Marquette, MI; m. Mary Adeline Campbell Sault Ste Marie, MI; d. 26 Oct 1938 Dearborn, MI.
7. Ellen (Helen) Mercier b. 1879 Sault Ste Marie, MI; m. Robert Murphy.
8. Malvina (Vinny) Mercier b. 25 Apr 1880 Sault Ste Marie, MI; m. "Capt" John Steele; d. 1 Jan 1964.
9. Emily (Selma) Eloise Mercier b. 25 Apr 1880, Sault Ste Marie, MI; m. Henry Nault.
10. Julius "Mac" Mercier b.16 Nov 1881 Sault Ste Marie, MI; d. 3 May 1913 Lapeer MI.
11. Henry Mercier b. 9 Mar 1885 Sault Ste Marie, MI; m. 15 Oct 1919 Cora Peterson,Detroit MI; d. Oct 1949 Mio, MI. 3 sons Frances, Jerome and Norbert.

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