Ancestors of Paul Croteau



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John Yanchus and Annie Thurick




Husband John YANCHUS [21152]

            AKA: Joseph Yanchus
           Born: Jun 1863 - , , , Hungary
     Christened: 
           Died:  - Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: YANCHUS [21154] (Cir 1849-      )
         Mother: 


       Marriage: 1900 - Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA

   Other Spouse: Anna SCHNEIDER [21161] (Cir 1865-Cir 1898) - Cir 1889 - , , , Austria

Noted events in his life were:
Immigration, from Hungary to USA, 1889 - Mount Carmel, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA

Census, 12 Jun 1900 - Mount Carmel, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA

Name: John Yancho [John Yanchus] Home in 1900: Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania Age: 37 Birth Date: Jun 1863 Birthplace: Hungary Race: White Ethnicity: American Immigration Year: 1889 Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Hungary Mother's Birthplace: Hungary Spouse's Name: Anie Marriage Year: 1900 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 0 Residence : Mount Carmel Township, East District, Northumberland, Pennsylvania




Wife Annie THURICK [21149]

           Born: May 1881 - , , , Austria
     Christened: 
           Died:  - Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
         Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 12 Jun 1900 - Mount Carmel, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA

Name: Anie Yancho [Annie Yanchus] Home in 1900: Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania Age: 19 Birth Date: May 1881 Birthplace: Hungary Race: White Ethnicity: American Immigration Year: 1898 Relationship to head-of-house: Wife Father's Birthplace: Hungary Mother's Birthplace: Hungary Spouse's Name: John Marriage Year: 1900 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 0 Residence : Mount Carmel Township, East District, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

This is a SECOND Annie that John married.


Children

Notes: Marriage

It is believe that John married a second time to another lady named Anna Thurick in order to take care of his children. The first wife named Anna Schneider, may have died with the birth of Mary Yanchus.
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Elza D. Ward and Genevieve T. Timberlake




Husband Elza D. WARD [17399]

           Born: Aug 1916 - Scioto, Delaware, Ohio, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: Roy F. WARD [4218] (1898-      )
         Mother: Catherine [18397] (1900-      )


       Marriage: 

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 3 Jan 1920 - Scioto, Delaware, Ohio, USA

Name: Elza Ward Home in 1920: Scioto, Pike, Ohio Age: 3 years 4 months Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916 Birthplace: Ohio Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Roy F Father's Birth Place: Ohio Mother's Name: Catherine Mother's Birth Place: Ohio Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Image: 785

Census, 21 Apr 1930 - Valley View, Scioto, Ohio, USA

Name: Elza Ward Home in 1930: Valley, Scioto, Ohio Age: 13 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Roy F Mother's Name: Catherine

Charles and Sarah Timberlake live a few houses away.
Occupation: Steam Locomotive Fireman

Military, WW II, 30 May 1945 - Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA

Name: Elza D Ward Birth Year: 1916 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Ohio State: Ohio County or City: Scioto Enlistment Date: 30 May 1945 Enlistment State: Ohio Enlistment City: Fort Hayes Columbus Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 3 years of high school Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test Marital Status: Married

Residence, Cir 1990 - Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, USA

Name: Elza D Ward Birth Date: Aug 1916 Street address: 2746 52nd Ave City: Vero Beach County: Indian River State: Florida Zip Code: 32966 Phone Number: 772-562-5736 Record Number: 734974334




Wife Genevieve T. TIMBERLAKE [11021] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: Charles Horace TIMBERLAKE [11006] (1888-1959)
         Mother: Sarah Jane SHIELDS [11020] (1888-1966)





Children

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Peter Timberlake and Anna Margaret Wagner




Husband Peter TIMBERLAKE [1519]




            AKA: Peat Timberlake, Peet Timberlake
           Born: 27 Nov 1875 - Manila, Johnson, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 29 Jul 1947 - Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: Pleasant TIMBERLAKE [1514] (1836-1919)
         Mother: Ann Eliza REEVES [1521] (1847-1877)


       Marriage: 1898 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA (Widowed in 1916)

   Other Spouse: Ona Mae PHILLIPS [1656] (1894-1958) - Cir 1925 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1 Jun 1880 - Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Name: Peter Timberlake Home in 1880: Globe School House, Greenup, Kentucky Age: 4 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of Household: Son Father's Name: Pleasant Father's birthplace: Virginia Mother's Name: C. Ann Mother's birthplace: Kentucky Neighbors: Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male

Census, 15 Apr 1910 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Name: Peter Timberlake Age in 1910: 35 Estimated birth year: abt 1875 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky Spouse's name: Anna M Home in 1910: Magisterial District 4, Greenup, Kentucky Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male

1910 Index Record
Name: Peter Timberlake
Birthplace: Kentucky
County: Greenup
Relatives: Wife Anna M 30, Ohio
Daughter Lilliam I 09, Kentucky
Daughter Silva M 06, Kentucky
Son James A 03, Kentucky
Son Georgia C NR, Kentucky
Enumeration District: 0068
Visit: 0002
Color: W Age: 35

Military Service, WW I - Kentucky Infantry PFT 2 INF, 12 Sep 1918 - , Greenup Co, Kentucky, USA

Name: Peet Timberlake City: Not Stated County: Greenup State: Kentucky Birth Date: 27 Nov 1875 Race: White Roll: 1653474 DraftBoard: 0

Census, 6 Feb 1920 - Fullerton, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

listed as widowed.

Residence, 295 White Oak Rd.,, 25 Apr 1930 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Name: Pete Timberlake Home in 1930: Springville, Greenup, Kentucky Age: 54 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Oney Race: White

Death Record, 29 Jul 1947 - Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Name: Peet Timberlake Death Date: 29 July , 1947 Death Place: Greenup Age: 071 Residence: Greenup Volume: 31 Certificate: 15344




Wife Anna Margaret WAGNER [1667]

           Born: 14 Feb 1880 - , , Ohio, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 25 Dec 1916 - Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 15 Apr 1910 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA

Name: Anna M Timberlake Age in 1910: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880 Birthplace: Ohio Relation to Head of House: Wife Father's Birth Place: Germany Mother's Birth Place: Ohio Spouse's Name: Peter Home in 1910: Magisterial District 4, Greenup, Kentucky Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Female



Children
1 F Lillian J. TIMBERLAKE [1668]

           Born: 30 Mar 1901 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 8 Jul 1969 - South Shore, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Arthur C. MEENACH [10310] (1895-1968)
           Marr: Cir 1920 - , Greenup Co, Kentucky, USA



2 M William Bradley TIMBERLAKE [1666]

           Born: 20 Mar 1903 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 20 Mar 1903 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 



3 F Sylvia Marie TIMBERLAKE [1665]

            AKA: Silvian Timberlake
           Born: 11 Mar 1904 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 9 May 1987 - Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Arthur ANDERSON [10318] (1904-1985)
           Marr: 1924 - Scioto, Delaware, Ohio, USA



4 M James Augustus TIMBERLAKE [1664]

           Born: 9 May 1906 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 25 Jan 1972 - South Shore, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Edna Mae [10307] (1909-2000)
           Marr: 1927 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA



5 M George Carl TIMBERLAKE [1663]

           Born: 27 Jun 1908 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 1 Feb 1992 - Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA
         Buried: 



6 M Howard E. TIMBERLAKE [1662]

           Born: 3 Jul 1910 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 6 Jun 1982 - South Shore, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 



7 F Majorie Elizabeth TIMBERLAKE [1659]

           Born: 19 Jul 1912 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Status: Twin



8 M Clyde H. TIMBERLAKE [1660]

            AKA: Cliff Timberlake
           Born: 27 Mar 1913 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 4 Jun 1939 - Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 



9 M Milford L. TIMBERLAKE [1658]

           Born: 19 Jul 1916 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 1916 - Springville, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Did Not Marry



Research Notes: Wife - Anna Margaret Wagner

Inscription on Grave: Wife of Pete Timberlake


Notes: Marriage

1910 Census reports this the first marriage for Peter and Anna and they have been married for 10 years which places it at 1899 - 1900 range.


Research Notes: Child - Clyde H. TIMBERLAKE [1660]

Find a grave web site lists Clyde born 27 Mar 1913 instead of 1915.
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James H. Tobin Jr. and Jana M. Wortman




Husband James H. TOBIN Jr. [9315] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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         Father: James H. TOBIN [8202] (1903-1977)
         Mother: Claire J. CROTEAU [8201] (1916-2001)


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Patricia A. [18940]




Wife Jana M. WORTMAN [18942] (details suppressed for this person)

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Children

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Nazaire Tourigny




Husband Nazaire TOURIGNY [20972]

           Born: 1824 - , , Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died:  - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada
         Buried: 
       Marriage: Cir 1844 - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 13 Apr 1891 - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada

Name: Nazaire Tourigny Gender: Male Marital Status: Widowed Age: 67 Birth Year: abt 1824 Birthplace: Quebec Relation to Head of House: pere (Father) Religion: Roman Catholic French Canadian: Yes Father's Birth Place: Quebec Mother's Birth Place: Quebec Province: Quebec District Number: 152 District: Drummond and Arthabaska Subdistrict: St Albert de Warwick Archive Roll #: T-6394




Wife

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Children
1 M Calixte TOURIGNY [6779]

           Born: 5 Jun 1844 - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Julie BOURASSA [20976] (Cir 1845-1890)
           Marr: Cir 1879 - Saint Eulalie, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
         Spouse: Emilie CROTEAU [6776] (1845-      )
           Marr: 26 Mar 1892 - Becancour, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada



2 M Onesime TOURIGNY [20970]

           Born: 1852 - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Sophie [20971] (1858-      )
           Marr: Cir 1878 - Saint Albert de Warwick, Arthabaska, Quebec, Canada




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Romeo B. Zuccherato and Jacqueline Toye




Husband Romeo B. ZUCCHERATO [22443] (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Jacqueline TOYE [22438] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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         Father: Gladwyn TOYE [22437] (1908-1996)
         Mother: Lillian Elizabeth CROTEAU [4928] (1914-1984)





Children

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Bob Zagers and Jean Toye




Husband Bob ZAGERS [22447] (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Jean TOYE [22445] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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         Father: Gladwyn TOYE [22437] (1908-1996)
         Mother: Lillian Elizabeth CROTEAU [4928] (1914-1984)





Children

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George Albert Tucker Jr. and Esther M. Treadwell




Husband George Albert TUCKER Jr. [22329]

           Born: 12 Dec 1924 - Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 Apr 2002 - Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: George Albert Vincent TUCKER [11676] (1899-1969)
         Mother: Gertrude H. DWYER [22328] (1900-1974)


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Beverly SMITH [22346]

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 5 Apr 1930 - Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Name: George A Tucker Home in 1930: Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts Age: 5 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: George A Mother's Name: Gertrude H Race: White

Death Record, 27 Apr 2002 - East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Name: George A. Tucker SSN: 030-16-4214 Last Residence: 02333 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America Born: 12 Dec 1924 Died: 27 Apr 2002 State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)

Name: George A Tucker Death Place: Stoughton Death Date: 27 Apr 2002 Birth Date: 12 Dec 1924 Spouse: Esther Treadwell




Wife Esther M. TREADWELL [22351] (details suppressed for this person)

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Children

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Adolphe Verville and Clara Trottier




Husband Adolphe VERVILLE [9041]

            AKA: Dolphis Verville
           Born: 20 May 1862 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: Felix VERVILLE [9045] (1838-      )
         Mother: Phelanise [9046] (1835-      )


       Marriage: 15 Jan 1889 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 31 Mar 1901 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada

Name: Delphise Verville Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Age: 38 Birth Date: 20 May 1862 Birthplace: Qc Relation to Head of House: Chef (Head) Spouse's Name: Clara Racial or Tribal Origin: Francaise (French) Nationality: Canadien (Canadian) Religion: Roman Catholic Occupation: Cultivater Province: Quebec District: Nicolet District Number: 179 Sub-District: Gentilly Sub-District Number: C-3 Family Number: 52 Page: 6




Wife Clara TROTTIER [9042]

           Born: 12 Apr 1867 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 31 Mar 1901 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada

Name: Clara Verville Gender: Female Marital Status: Married Age: 33 Birth Date: 12 Apr 1867 Birthplace: Qc Relation to Head of House: epouse (Wife) Spouse's Name: Delphise Racial or Tribal Origin: Francaise (French) Nationality: Canadien (Canadian) Religion: Roman Catholic Province: Quebec District: Nicolet District Number: 179 Sub-District: Gentilly Sub-District Number: C-3 Family Number: 52 Page: 6


Noted events in their marriage were:
Marriage, 15 Jan 1889 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada

Name: Dolphis Verville Spouse: Clara Trottier Event Year: 1889 Event: Mariage (Marriage) Religion: Catholique Place of Worship or Institution: Gentilly Province: Quebec (Quebec)


Children
1 F Marie VERVILLE [21768]

           Born: 10 Aug 1894 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



2 F Florida VERVILLE [8344]

           Born: 15 Jan 1897 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Roland CROTEAU [8337] (1892-1940)
           Marr: 14 Sep 1921 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada



3 M Alphonse VERVILLE [9043]

           Born: 3 Mar 1898 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



4 M Dona VERVILLE [9044]

           Born: 7 May 1900 - Gentilly, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 




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Eric Paul Tucker and Diana Wallace




Husband Eric Paul TUCKER [22352] (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Ralph Steven TUCKER [22348]
         Mother: Carolyn Joy COTE [22349]


       Marriage: 




Wife Diana WALLACE [22354] (details suppressed for this person)

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           Died: 
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Children
1 M Johnathan Scott TUCKER [22355] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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           Died: 
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2 F Jillian Amanda TUCKER [22356] (details suppressed for this person)

           Born: 
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           Died: 
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David Emro Else Ure and Isabella Ida Watson




Husband David Emro Else URE [21014]

           Born: 17 Jan 1879 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: William URE [17817] (1850-1942)
         Mother: Margaret LITTLE [17818] (1848-1929)


       Marriage: Cir 1905 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Birth Record, 17 Jan 1879 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: David Emro Else Ure Date of Birth: 17 Jan 1879 Gender: Male Birth County: Essex Father's Name: Wm Ure Mother's Name: Margaret Little Roll Number: MS929_42

Census, 6 Apr 1891 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: David Ure Gender: Male Marital Status: Single Age: 11 Birth Year: abt 1880 Birthplace: Ontario Relation to Head of House: Son Religion: Methodist French Canadian: No Father's Birth Place: Ontario Mother's Birth Place: Ontario Province: Ontario District Number: 62 District: Essex North Subdistrict: Sandwich East Archive Roll #: T-6334

Census, 1901 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: David E Ure Gender: Male Marital Status: Single Age: 21 Birth Date: 17 Jan 1880 Birthplace: Ont Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: William Mother's Name: Margaret Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish) Nationality: Canadian Religion: Methodist Occupation: Farmers Son Province: Ontario District: Essex (North/Nord) District Number: 59 Sub-District: Sandwich (South/Sud) Sub-District Number: E-2 Family Number: 92 Page: 10

Census, 1911 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: David Ure Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Age: 31 Birth Date: Jan 1880 Birthplace: Ontario Family Number: 81 Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Idabella Tribal: Scotch (Scotish) Province: Ontario District: Essex North District Number: 67 Sub-District: Sandwich South Sub-District Number: 16 Place of Habitation: Sandwich South Census Year: 1911 Page: 9

Note: David lives beside his father in the next house.




Wife Isabella Ida WATSON [21018]

            AKA: Ida Watson
           Born: May 1882 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
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Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1911 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: Idabella Ure Gender: Female Marital Status: Married Age: 29 Birth Date: May 1882 Birthplace: Ontario Family Number: 81 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: David Tribal: Irish Province: Ontario District: Essex North District Number: 67 Sub-District: Sandwich South Sub-District Number: 16 Place of Habitation: Sandwich South Census Year: 1911 Page: 9



Children
1 M Wilfred URE [21021]

           Born: 22 Nov 1907 - East Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 10 Dec 1907 - East Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
 Cause of Death: Improper Feeding
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Did Not Marry


2 M Elmer D. URE [21019]

           Born: Dec 1910 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 




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George Wells and Elizabeth Ure




Husband George WELLS [17814]

           Born: Cir 1839 - , , , England
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Oct 1886 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
            AFN: B7SL-ZR


         Father: William WELLS [19253] (Cir 1810-Bef 1891)
         Mother: Elizaberth MARSHALL [19255] (Cir 1809-After 1891)


       Marriage: 3 Jun 1872 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1851 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Census, 1881 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Birth Year <1839> Birthplace England Age 42 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M <Married> Ethnic Origin English Head of Household George WELLS Religion Episcopal

Source Information: Census Place Sandwich West, Essex, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375917 NA Film Number C-13281 District 181 Sub-district J Division 1 Page Number 26 Household Number 128

Death Record, 21 Oct 1886 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: George Wells Death Date: 21 Oct 1886 Death Location: Essex Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840 Birth Location: England




Wife Elizabeth URE [17813]

           Born: 4 Jul 1846 - Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 16 May 1890 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
            AFN: 19W9-5J


         Father: David URE [17810] (1807-1870)
         Mother: Jane ORR [17811] (1820-1909)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1881 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Birth Year <1847> Birthplace Ontario Age 34 Occupation Marital Status M <Married> Ethnic Origin Scottish Head of Household George WELLS Religion Episcopal

Source Information: Census Place Sandwich West, Essex, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375917 NA Film Number C-13281 District 181 Sub-district J Division 1 Page Number 26 Household Number 128


Noted events in their marriage were:
Marriage, 3 Jun 1872 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: George Wells Birth Place: England Age: 31 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Father Name: William Wells Mother Name: Elizabeth Wells Spouse Name: Elizabeth Ure Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father Name: David Ure Spouse Mother Name: Jane Ure Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1872 Marriage Place: Essex Marriage County: Essex Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_6


Children
1 F Jane Elizabeth WELLS [17815]

            AKA: Elizabeth Jane Wells
           Born: 4 Mar 1873 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 1961 - Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Vickers GRAY [17859] (1870-      )
           Marr: Cir 1895 - Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada



2 M William George WELLS [17860]

           Born: 15 Oct 1875 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 1962 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: BOISMER [17861] (Cir 1874-      )
           Marr: After 1911 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada



3 F Bertha Elenor WELLS [17862]

           Born: 8 Nov 1876 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 1961 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 



4 M Arthur Frederick WELLS [17863]

           Born: 15 Jul 1880 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 1979 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Barbara Ella SPIERS [17864] (Cir 1883-      )
           Marr: 1 Jan 1908 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada




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Joseph Williams and Janet Ure




Husband Joseph WILLIAMS [17848]

           Born: 7 May 1850 - Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 20 Feb 1928 - Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
         Buried: 24 Feb 1928 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
       Marriage: 1877 - Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1884 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Occupation: Carpenter as mentioned in Joseph Gordon's Birth records.

Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, 24 Feb 1928 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA




Wife Janet URE [17847]

            AKA: Jessie Ure
           Born: 5 May 1861 - Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 23 Jul 1939 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: David URE [17810] (1807-1870)
         Mother: Jane ORR [17811] (1820-1909)



Noted events in her life were:
Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Alt. Birth, 5 May 1860



Children
1 F Bertha Anne WILLIAMS [17845]

           Born: 6 Sep 1878 - Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 27 Oct 1878 - Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada
           Died: 30 Jun 1924 - Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Buried: 2 Jul 1924 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Spouse: John Franklin LITTLE [17836] (1878-1972)
           Marr: 21 Jul 1904 - Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada



2 F Mary Adeline WILLIAMS [17841]

           Born: 19 Apr 1880 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 19 Aug 1961 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Henry SAUNDERS [17904] (Cir 1880-      )
           Marr: Cir 1900 - , , Ontario, Canada



3 M George Irvin WILLIAMS [17905]

           Born: 14 Feb 1882 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Janet McDONALD [17906] (Cir 1886-      )
           Marr: Cir 1905 - , , Ontario, Canada



4 M Gordon Joseph WILLIAMS [17837]

            AKA: Joseph Gordon Williams
           Born: 4 Apr 1884 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 18 Jun 1933 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Sylvia Miles WITHEFORD [17893] (1890-1983)
           Marr: 21 Jan 1913 - Bleinheim, Essex, Ontario, Canada



5 M Charles Wesley WILLIAMS [17907]

           Born: 23 Aug 1886 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Grace [17908] (Cir 1886-      )
           Marr: Cir 1905 - , , Ontario, Canada



6 M Arthur Myrven WILLIAMS [17852]

           Born: 19 Dec 1887 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 31 Dec 1945 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Amy Evelyn FULLER [17894] (Cir 1890-      )
           Marr: Cir 1910 - , , Ontario, Canada



7 M Carl Marvin WILLIAMS [17851]

           Born: 1 Jan 1889 - Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 17 Jun 1938 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Flora Fae YOUNG [17909] (Cir 1893-      )
           Marr: Cir 1910 - , , Ontario, Canada



8 F Gertrude Blanch WILLIAMS [17850]

           Born: 24 Aug 1892 - Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 17 Jun 1938
         Buried: 



9 M Glenn Leroy WILLIAMS [17910]

           Born: 19 Jul 1898 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 31 Mar 1918 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Buried: 




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Jerome Van Dyke and Alice M. Vangilder




Husband Jerome VAN DYKE [20322] (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Alice M. VANGILDER [20321]

           Born: 23 Mar 1966 - Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin, USA
     Christened: 
           Died: 1 Sep 2005 - Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: Raymond J. VANGILDER [20320]
         Mother: Carol A. CROTTEAU [9677] (1943-2006)



Noted events in her life were:
Death Record, 1 Sep 2005 - Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA

Name: Alice M. Van Dyke SSN: 392-88-5714 Last Residence: 54729 Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin Born: 23 Mar 1966 Died: 1 Sep 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (1982 )

Obituary, 8 Sep 2005 - Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, USA

Name of Deceased: Alice M. Van Dyke Dyke Age at Death: 39 Birth Date: 23 Mar 1966 Death Date: 1 Sep 2005 Newspaper Title: Sheboygan Press Newspaper Location: Sheboygan, WI, Us Obituary Publication Date: 8 Sep 2005

Obituary:
Alice M. Van Dyke, age 39, of 428 W. Cedar St., Chippewa Falls, and formerly of Rice Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. She died peacefully with family and loved ones at her side.

Alice was born March 23, 1966, the daughter of Raymond and Carol (Crotteau) Van Gilder in Rice Lake. She graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1984 and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County and Marquette University where she met her husband, Jerry Van Dyke. Jerry and Alice were married at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Dobie, Wis. on Aug. 12, 1989, and resided in Milwaukee until they moved to Chippewa Falls in 1992.

Alice and Jerry were thrilled to adopt their sons, David in 1998 and Daniel in 2001 through Lutheran Social Services. She was very passionate about sharing the joys of open adoption. Alice was proud to be a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed baking, scrapbooking, camping and especially having fun with family and friends. She was active as a volunteer at St. Charles Primary School and on the LSS Adoption Advisory Board. She was a member of Notre Dame Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; two young sons, David and Daniel, both at home; two brothers, Mike (Tracey) Van Gilder and Jeff (Stephanie) Van Gilder, both of Rice Lake; her parents, Ray and Carol Van Gilder of Rice Lake; her mother-in-law, Jeanette Van Dyke of Kellnersville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanne (Don) Duenkel of Manitowoc, Jim (Tammy) Van Dyke of Green Bay, Joann (Gary) Mueller of Kellnersville, Judy (Tim) Glander of Sheboygan, Janice Van Dyke of Kellnersville, and Jeff (Lisa) Van Dyke of Reedsville; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Van Gilder and maternal grandmother, Eleanor Crotteau, both of Rice Lake; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one uncle, Dale Van Gilder, Jr.; one aunt, Alice Marie Van Gilder; her father-in-law, John Van Dyke; maternal grandfather, Lloyd Crotteau; and paternal grandfather, Dale Van Gilder, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Brian J. Jazdzewski will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Alices family would like to thank Dr. Muslim and the staff of the 5th floor at Sacred Heart Hospital and the Regional Cancer Center of Eau Claire for their outstanding care and compassion.

Family prefers memorials to Chippewa Area Catholic Schools in Alice?s memory.
Herald Times Reporter
Sept. 3, 2005


Children
1 M David VAN DYKE [20323] (details suppressed for this person)

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2 M Daniel VAN DYKE [20324] (details suppressed for this person)

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Frank Delaney Vervalin




Husband Frank Delaney VERVALIN [17294]




           Born: 1 Nov 1898 - Afton, Chenango, New York, USA
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       Marriage: Cir 1920 - , , New York, USA

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 15 Apr 1910 - Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA

1910 Unadilla, NY USA Census:
Name: Frank D Veralin
[Frank D Vervalin] Age in 1910: 26 Estimated birth year: abt 1884 Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Son Father's name: William C Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's name: Addie Mother's Birth Place: New York Home in 1910: Unadilla, Otsego, New York Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male


Military, WW I Draft, 5 Jun 1917 - Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA

Name: Frank Delaney Vervalin City: Not Stated County: Otsego State: New York Birthplace: New York;United States of America Birth Date: 1 Nov 1898 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1818709 DraftBoard: 1




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Children
1 M Frank L. VERVALIN [12883]

           Born: 1923 - Owego, Tioga, New York, USA
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         Spouse: Pauline CROTEAU [12872] (living)




Birth Notes: Child - Frank L. VERVALIN [12883]

Place of birth is a guess. I found Frank Delaney Vervalin b: 1 Nov 1898 also living in Ostego, NY, USA.

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Charles Watson




Husband Charles WATSON [11000]

           Born: Oct 1884 - Aroma Park, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
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         Father: George WATSON [10997] (1860-      )
         Mother: Minerva [10998] (1861-      )


       Marriage: 

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 14 Jan 1920 - Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, USA

Name: Charley Watson Home in 1920: Kankakee Ward 1, Kankakee, Illinois Age: 35 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: George Father's Birth Place: Indiana Mother's Name: Minerva Mother's Birth Place: Illinois Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 235




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Children
1 F Charlotte WATSON [22374]

           Born: 1909 - Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
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2 M Elmer WATSON [22375]

           Born: 1911 - Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
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Carl Marvin Williams and Flora Fae Young




Husband Carl Marvin WILLIAMS [17851]

           Born: 1 Jan 1889 - Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 17 Jun 1938 - , , Ontario, Canada
         Buried: 


         Father: Joseph WILLIAMS [17848] (1850-1928)
         Mother: Janet URE [17847] (1861-1939)


       Marriage: Cir 1910 - , , Ontario, Canada




Wife Flora Fae YOUNG [17909]

           Born: Cir 1893 - Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada
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Children

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Gordon Joseph Williams and Sylvia Miles Witheford




Husband Gordon Joseph WILLIAMS [17837]

            AKA: Joseph Gordon Williams
           Born: 4 Apr 1884 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 18 Jun 1933 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
         Buried: 


         Father: Joseph WILLIAMS [17848] (1850-1928)
         Mother: Janet URE [17847] (1861-1939)


       Marriage: 21 Jan 1913 - Bleinheim, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Noted events in his life were:
Birth Record, 4 Apr 1884 - Maidstone, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: Joseph Gordon Williams Date of Birth: 4 Apr 1884 Gender: Male Birth County: Essex Father's Name: Joseph Williams Mother's Name: Janet Ure Roll Number: MS929_64

Immigration, from Canada to USA, 1890 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Census, 18 Apr 1910 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Name: Gordon J Williams Age in 1910: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Canada English Relation to Head of House: Roomer Father's Birth Place: Canada English Mother's Birth Place: Canada English Home in 1910: Detroit Ward 4, Wayne, Michigan Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1890

Census, 1 Jan 1920 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Name: Gordon Williams Home in 1920: Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan Age: 35 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Sylvia Father's Birth Place: Canada Mother's Birth Place: Canada Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Year of Immigration: 1894 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 665

Occupation: Works for a Creamery.

Census, 1 Apr 1930 - Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, USA

Name: Gordon Williams Home in 1930: Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Age: 46 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Sylvia Race: White

Naturalization, 25 Aug 1932 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Name: Gordon Joseph Williams Birth Date: 4 Apr 1884 State: Michigan Locality, Court: Detroit, District Court Title: Index Cards to Naturalization Petitions for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, Detroit, 1907-1995 Description: W-445 Wilhelmina, Marjorie-W-520 Waines, George Series: M1917




Wife Sylvia Miles WITHEFORD [17893]

           Born: 21 Jan 1890 - Bleinheim, Essex, Ontario, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 13 Apr 1983 - Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, USA
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Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1 Jan 1920 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Name: Sylvia Williams Home in 1920: Detroit Ward 10, Wayne, Michigan Age: 30 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Gordon Father's Birth Place: Canada Mother's Birth Place: Canada Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Female Year of Immigration: 1903 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 665

Census, 1 Apr 1930 - Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, USA

Name: Sylvia Williams Home in 1930: Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Age: 40 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Gordon


Noted events in their marriage were:
Marriage, 21 Jan 1913 - Bleinheim, Essex, Ontario, Canada

Name: Gordon Joseph Williams Birth Place: Essex Centre Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885 Father Name: Joseph Williams Mother Name: Jesse Ure Spouse Name: Sylvia Miles Witheford Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim Ont Spouse Father Name: John Witheford Spouse Mother Name: Maria Fellows Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1913 Marriage Place: Kent Marriage County: Kent Family History Library Microfilm: MS932_257


Children
1 F Verna WILLIAMS [17913]

           Born: 1916 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
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2 M Donald Raymond WILLIAMS [17914]

           Born: 3 Feb 1918 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
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           Died: 6 Jul 1971 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
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         Spouse: Blanche RHODES [17915] (living)




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Michael Zeh Croteau and Denise Williamson




Husband Michael ZEH CROTEAU [22624]

            AKA: Mike Croteau
           Born: 20 Feb 1949 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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           Died: 4 May 2009 - Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, USA
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Noted events in his life were:
Birth Record, 20 Feb 1949 - , Los Angeles, California, USA

Name: Michael Anthony Zeh Birth Date: 20 Feb 1949 Gender: Male Mother's Maiden Name: Weaver Birth County: Los Angeles

Note: I'm not positive this is the correct record. I can't figure out how the Croteau name came to Michael... or there is another Michael Zeh born on the same day.

Employment, 1962-2007 - , , California, USA

The surf industry has lost another industry giant with the May 4th passing of legendary shaper Mike Croteau. Mike passed away due to complications with his medication prescribed from surviving a successful brain tumor surgery on May of 2007.

A Memorial Paddle out ceremony for Mike is being planned for Sunday May 24th Memorial Day weekend in conjunction the Santa Cruz Longboard Union Coalition Surf Club Contest at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz.

A local of the North Shore Oahu, Santa Cruz, and La Jolla, Mike was known and celebrated worldwide for his innovative shaping genius that spanned over 45 years. A protege of Master Shaper Dick Brewer, Mike consistently created innovative, cutting edge progressive designs, yet freely shared his skills and knowledge with surfers and shapers on every continent.

Mike is survived by his wife, three grown children, three grand kids, and forth grandchild on the way. A Memorial Fund has been set up to help Mike's family with financially devastating Medical bills.

Memorial donations should be addressed to: Mike Croteau Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 1862
Soquel, CA 95073

RUSTY EXTENDS HIS RESPECT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
(Rusty's Blogg)
I think the first time I put a Skil 100 planer in my hands and pulled the trigger, it was Mike's.

The initial torque on the barrel freaked me out. I thought the machine was going to jump out of my hands.
Mike used to make all kinds of funny weird sounds and noise instead of real words sometimes.
I heard a harrumpfsnortgiggle come from behind me.
He was 6'3" and looked more like a bodybuilder than a surfer. His reputation for being unpredictable and short fused magnified his physical presence. Probably 250lbs and zero body fat. Mike got this simple, bemused, delight out of my reaction.
He let me butcher the blank for a few minutes and then relegated me to a far corner in the shaping room.
I ended up with a 6'10" swallow tail that I thought was way too thin for me. I have distinct memories of the board being incredibly difficult to paddle compared to my previous board. I also have vivid recall of how the board flexed and jumped out of turns. It was a lot of work to paddle and catch waves, but once up it was a joy to ride.
We would surf together at Wind n Sea and Blacks. Winter of 69/70 I was next to him when we had to push through a substantial north peak set. We didn't have leashes then. I think I tried to "turn turtle" and got violently dismissed. He did a duck dive long before duck dives were invented. He simply tried to push his board under the breaking 6 foot wave. His board was probably about 8'0", 20.5 wide, 3.75" thick, " spruce stringer, double 6 top, single 6 bottom. He made it through with the front half of his board.
The back half ended up on the beach. Physically unfazed but not very happy.
At Wind n Sea, he was at home in the power that back in the day was considered a North Shore Hawaii training ground. If his size didn't get your attention, some of his antics would leave indelible and formidable impressions. He took bites out of unwelcome visitors rails. If you really pissed him off, he would simply take your board from you and knock your fin off with a "palm heel" and point to the beach. A little trick he learned from Fred Kenyon. Fred, a martial arts pioneer in Southern California and Wind n Sea local, had some how ended up as Mike's surrogate older brother during his time in La Jolla.
Mike was 4 or 5 years older than me, but was already living a gypsy life. One afternoon I had to take Mike to the public library in Pacific Beach. He had a vision: his new surfboard label was to be called Mars Orange. He had checked out books with pictures of Mars. We looked at dozens of images and picked the best one. He had to have board laminates printed up with his new logo. I have no idea how many he built but some of the first Mars Orange boards were shaped in the Bridgeman garage. Another La Jolla board builder, Guy Hansen, spent quite a bit of time with Mike, surfing and creating forward-looking mind machines.
There were some incredibly futuristic endeavors. One board comes to mind:
A board with two 2" holes in the mid deck, cut at slight backwards angle through to the bottom. These were meant to function as vents. The bottom had a long oval shaped concave that the vents opened into. There was a faring, flush with the bottom, which covered the front half of the concave and functioned as the vent exit. This Magic Carpet/hovercraft rode on a cushion of air.
His stay in La Jolla/Pacific Beach lasted a year or so.
He headed up to Santa Cruz. Later that winter we hooked up to surf. My family had moved to Carmel Jan 1970. I did my second semester of 11th grade up there. I'd surf Carmel Beach on the weekdays, surf permitting. Weekends, I would drive my fathers 1960 black VW Beetle to Moss Landing and beyond to Santa Cruz if necessary. One weekend I hooked up with Mike and we were driving around looking for waves.
At the time I was 6'4" 210 (still growing) and Mike was 6'3" and 250 lbs of muscle. To casual observers it had to have been hysterical to watch these 2 xxl people climbing in and out of a little black VW bug, with boards strapped on top, to check the surf.
Mike managed to get a little media attention in the early seventies. He shaped and modeled for an Agua Jet hollow, honeycomb, board design.
Crotanimal, was, by all accounts, indestructible. He ran into a farmer's boundary chain, dirt biking at the Hollister Ranch. It would have cut a normal person in half.
Mike was in the hospital for a month. He lost 70 pounds.
He healed, regained his strength, and kept shaping.
Mike ended up spending time in Hawaii. As it was with most of us at the time, he dreamed of being connected to Brewer in some way, shape, or fashion.
I remember seeing Shaun Tomson on a board at Sunset that looked different, in a good way, from the other equipment of the day. It was a Croteau shape, sporting Mike's Equipe "target" logo. Uberclean, minigun, with a low entry, blue rails, looking like a good fit. Shaun still has fond memories of this board.
Conceptually still valid.
Mike was obsessed with speed and power. He was a mad scientist and an artist. The boards he loved to build reflected that. Long, clean lines that always seemed to flow together from every angle.
I lost track of Mike later that decade. 30 or so years later we reconnected one morning at the Shores. He was just passing through.
He spoke fondly of his son was still passionate about board building.
As always, his head seemed to be brimming with ideas.
He was driving north later that morning.
That was the last time I saw Mike.
If I were to ever write a book about my life as a board builder, my time with Mike Croteau would be an early chapter.
Rest in peace my brother.
Rusty

http://rusty.com/blog/

Obituary, 20 May 2009 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Eccentric and pioneering surfboard shaper Mike Zeh-Croteau dies
By GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Posted:05/20/2009 01:30:04 AM PDT
SANTA CRUZ -- Michael Zeh-Croteau, a maverick surfboard shaper known
for unique, cutting-edge designs and a personality to match, died May
4 of complications after surgery in 2007 to remove a brain tumor. He
was 60.

"Mike was fearless in trying new designs and was known to snap shaped
blanks in half if a board didn't come out like he envisioned," said
longtime surfer Dan Young of Santa Cruz. "He'd then grab a new blank
and start mowing foam again."

Terry Campion, who owns Santa Cruz Board Room on 41st Avenue and Santa
Cruz Apparel in the Capitola Mall, credited Zeh-Croteau with teaching
him how to build surfboards in 1983, and motivating him to build a
life in the business.

"He gave me my first crack," Campion said. "Mike Croteau gave me the
momentum to be able to live in Santa Cruz and raise a family and work
in the surf industry. I respect him for that. That was a very cool
thing and he gave me my chance."

Born in Hollywood, Zeh-Croteau moved to Santa Cruz soon after
graduating from high school. He called Santa Cruz County, La Jolla and
Oahu, Hawaii, all home, said Denise Croteau of Watsonville, his wife
of 31 years. Zeh-Croteau added his father's surname, Zeh, to his own
later in life. Croteau was his mother's last name, Denise said.

Zeh-Croteau's career included work designing wetsuits and clothing.
But it was his drive to break barriers with surfboard foam -- and
teach others how to do it -- for which he will be most remembered.
"He would be willing to make boards that weren't very good because
maybe every fourth or fifth or 10th one would be brilliant," said
childhood friend Guy Hansen of San Diego, who remembered visiting
Zeh-Croteau in Santa Cruz and sanding his creations.

Hansen said Zeh-Croteau would consult with sailboat designers, naval architects and DuPont chemists in his constant quest to build a better board.
Some of the ideas that Zeh-Croteau first promoted -- like four-fin
boards and multiple concave bottom contours -- were originally
considered outrageous but now are mainstream, fellow shapers said.
"His creativity has influenced a lot of people," said shaper Randy
French, owner of Surftech in Eastside Santa Cruz. "I certainly
consider him one of the most creative shapers that probably ever
shaped and designed surfboards."

Zeh-Croteau's boards often sported a simple-but-memorable bulls-eye
logo. One can be seen under the arm of Shaun Tomson in the classic
1970s surf flick "Five Summer Stories," Hansen said.

But Zeh-Croteau also shaped just to see how his boards would ride.
"At one time or another Mike basically shaped boards in Hawaii for all
the leading riders," Hansen said. "Sometimes they would put their
sponsored logos on them and he didn't really care. He just wanted to
see how they would go out and perform."

In his younger days, Zeh-Croteau also was known for wild parties and a
fierce temper. A 1984 Sentinel story told how, while intoxicated, he
plowed his pickup truck into the front porch of his Beach Hill home
during a domestic dispute. At 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Zeh-Croteau
swung the officers trying to restrain him from his arms.

"If you called around, everyone would say, Oh I've got Croteau
stories,' of which there are many," chuckled French. "He was a very
colorful character."

But Denise said Zeh-Croteau's later years were focused on family,
surfing and his Christian faith.

"Right now I believe he's actually putting concave foils on the frames
of angels," Denise said. "That's how good he was."

Michael Anthony
Zeh-Croteau
BORN: Feb. 20, 1949
DIED: May 4, 2009
HOME: Watsonville
OCCUPATION: Surfboard shaper
EDUCATION: Graduate of Newport Harbor High School
SURVIVORS: Wife of 31 years, Denise Croteau of Watsonville; daughter
Beaulette Rachael Croteau Garland of Watsonville; son Titan Xavier
Zeh-Croteau of Santa Cruz; daughter Angela Allen of Watsonville; and
three grandchildren
SERVICES: A paddle-out memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Surfers should meet at the surfer statue on West Cliff Drive. A
Christian memorial service will be 10 a.m. on May 31 at Monterey Bay
Christian Church, 12 Brennan St., Watsonville. Guests should bring a
potluck dish. RSVP to Beaulette at 707-4471 or Denise at 808-620-3660.
to help: Donations to help the family pay Croteau's remaining medical
bills can be sent to Mike Croteau Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1862,
Soquel, CA 95073




Wife Denise WILLIAMSON [22625] (details suppressed for this person)

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Children
1 F Rachael ZEH CROTEAU [22628] (details suppressed for this person)

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2 M Titan Xavier ZEH CROTEAU [22629] (details suppressed for this person)

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3 F Angela ZEH CROTEAU [22630] (details suppressed for this person)

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Willie F. Willis




Husband Willie F. WILLIS [14507]

           Born: 1859 - , , New Hampshire, USA
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           Died: 
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       Marriage: Cir 1880 - , , , USA

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 14 Apr 1930 - Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Name: Willie F Willis Home in 1930: Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts Age: 71 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859 Birthplace: New Hampshire Relation to Head of House: Head Race: White




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Children
1 F Gladys L. WILLIS [6345]

           Born: 25 Jun 1901 - , , New Hampshire, USA
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           Died: 2 May 1981 - Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Theodore Joseph BRUSO [6344] (1904-After 1962)
           Marr: Cir 1929 - Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA





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