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Owlisnapp (#46878071)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 26 days
S.A. Watts
Eward D Gervais
I have included all the resources that state that this is NOT the son of Joseph Gervais. I have been researching this family for 27 years...

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
St. Paul Oregon Volumes I, II, & III
Annotations [last section of book] page A-35
Gervais, Edward 1836 after 1912
Edward was a child of 4 when his mother Yaimist died [27 Jan 1840] and he was reared by a stepmother Angelique Chinook. [actual Tchinook] He married Nancy Nehalem at the coast, where he lived to a great old age, still remember about Tillamook as a guide, a teller of stories, a master hand at clam bakes, and a general town favorite --- " He always had a bunch of kids around him". All three of the younger sons of Joseph Gervais --- Isaac, Xavier [ this is Francois Xavier] and Edouard --- served in the Indian wars; Edouard is buried with a military stone in the Legion Cemetery in Nehalem

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
St. Louis, Oregon Volume I
Under Cecile Gervais [first section of book] Page 201 & 202 # S-8
The 27 November 1867, we undersigned priest have buried Cecile daughter of Theodore Gervais and Angelique, deceased yesterday, age 6 years and a half. Present Edouard Gervais uncle and Theodore father of the dead child. L.M. LeBas, MP Priest, Miss, a post.

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
Joseph Gervais and Marguerite Clatsoppe [first section of book] Page 31 &32 # M-20
This 28 January 1839, in view of the dispensation of 2 bans of marriage granted by us Vicar General, and the publication of the third between Joseph Gervais of Maskinonge in Canada, and farmer of this place, on the one part and of Marguerite Clatsoppe by nation on the other part, nor any impediment being discovered, We priest undersigned missionary have received their mutual consent of marriage and have given them the nuptial benediction in presence of Amable Arcouet and of Pierre Stanislas Jacquet, witness before the said [spouses] have recognized as their legitimate children, Isaac aged 10 years, Xavier aged 8 years, Francoise aged 7 years, Edouard aged 3 years, Adelaide aged 9 months, finally, Julie aged 19 years and David aged 16 years whom the groom has had with another woman now dead. The said spouses as well as spouses [ sic, witnesses is meant] have not known how to sign FN. Blanchet, Priest

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
Baptisms Edouard Gervais [ first section of book] page 33 & 34 # B-80
This 3 February 1839, we priest undersigned have baptized Edouard, age 4 years, legitimate child of Joseph Gervais farmer of this place, and Marguerite Clatsoppe. Godfather Francois Rivet who has not known how to sign. The father absent. F. N. Blanchet Priest V.g. [Edouard had also been baptized on 14 January 1838 in the Methodist religion as the Catholic Priest where not present in the Oregon Territory at that time]
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
under Edouard Gervais [back of book] page A-30 same printing as St Paul Oregon book, Vol I, II & III
Collection on Joseph Gervais [manuscript], 1944-1958. Author: Loeb, Betty L
Call Number: Mss 446 Location: Vault Collection Type: Manuscripts
Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC Bibliographic (OCLC)

Letters, [manuscript] 1836-1837. Author: Gervais, Joseph, 1777-1861.
Call Number: Mss 83 Location: Vault Collection Type: Manuscripts
Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC Bibliographic (OCLC)

Joseph Gervais : a familiar mystery man / Thomas Vaughan & Martin Winch.
Author: Vaughan, Thomas, 1924- Call Number: PAM 979.133 V369j
Location: Main Floor Publisher: Oregon Historical Quarterly, Date: 1965.
Collection Type: Pamphlets Media type: Pamphlet Database: OCLC-MARC
Bibliographic (OCLC)

Vertical File : Genealogy - Gervais family. Location: Main Floor Collection Type:
Vertical File Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC
Bibliographic (OCLC)
The vertical file folders contain clippings from newspapers and magazines, brochures, leaflets, reprints, photocopied excerpts from printed sources, ephemera, short unpublished writings, and other miscellaneous material. The Gervais family file is large and contains biographies on Joseph, Isaac, Jean Baptiste Gervais among others.
Joseph Gervais (1777-1861) was a trapper and settler. He came to Oregon from Canada in 1811 with the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition. In 1834 his home was the location of first school in Oregon. He was one of four justices of the peace in 1841. The town of Gervais is name in his honor.
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume IX January 1908 pg 157
Joseph Gervais personally related to Henry Williamson
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume XLIII September 1942 By Oswald West
Oregon's First White Settlers on French Prairie
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume 4 Number 3 September 1903
"Reminiscences" Anne Sterling Cone, Mrs Rebeka Hopkins,
Mrs Anna Tremewan & Louis Labonte's Recollection of men"
Nehalem Valley Historical Society Online Archive
Family Genealogy of Betty Obeist written out in long hand.
She states that " Edward married Nancy ESAHTIN who was full blood Nehalem Indian". [Nancy's father was Chief of the Nehalem Tribe] Edward was Betty's Great Grandfather, & Grandfather James W. Hackman.
St. Paul Mission Historical Society
Gervais Register 1875 - 1893
Oregon County Marriages 1851 - 1995
Edward Gervais and Nancy Esahtin [b 1834 d 28 Dec 1916]
Married 4 November 1860 Clatsop County Oregon, witnesses Fredrick Kelehum & Sylvester Ingalls
Nancy Esahtin Gervais b. Dec 1833 d. 28 Dec 1916 in Bay City Tillamook County Oregon. Nancy is buried Bay City IOOF Cemetery Lot 82 grave # 2

Added by S.A. Watts on May 05, 2016 2:40 PM

RE: James M. Coburn
I do not accept Family Trees that have no source information. Therefore, I will not insert the exact date of birth without a primary source.

However, I will change the year of birth to 1830 based on the information in his obituary. Be aware that according to the 1860 census he was born about 1832 and according to the 1870 census he was born about 1831.

I was unable to find him in the District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964 to determine which year of birth was reported. His name must be indexed incorrectly.

Added by SLGMSD on Apr 01, 2016 11:07 AM

James M. Coburn
Find A Grave Memorial# 97068383

Your edit:
Birth Date:
Sep. 10, 1829
Birth Place:
District Of Columbia, USA

I have been unable to verify this date of birth. Can you please direct me to a source for this information? Thank you for your help.

Added by SLGMSD on Mar 31, 2016 12:28 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Kyle Leonard
Until Alexander's memorial is fixed, I will leave them unlinked. His memorial says that he died in 1902.

Let me know if, and when, that info is corrected. Otherwise, I will probably get another message that says "Alexander Leonard cannot be Kyle's father because . . . " etc.


Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 14, 2016 5:33 PM

B.J. Waters
Kyle Leonard
The links you sent to me in 2013 turned out to be wrong, so I have removed them, as well as the bio information. Someone pointed out to me that Kyle (b. 1907) was linked to a person (Alexander Leonard) who died in 1902.

Please check your info before asking for links! I didn't notice the dates when I got your request, I just linked them, assuming that you had done the research.

Best regards,


Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 14, 2016 3:48 PM

Daisy Taylor
Shirley Ann Taylor Jordan
Thank you so much for the transfer of my cousin

Added by Daisy Taylor on Feb 16, 2016 8:52 AM

Alison Fuchs
Incorrect Photo
I believe you uploaded the wrong photo to Memorial ID 51924429 for Lillian Alspach. If so, please delete it.

Alison Fuchs

Added by Alison Fuchs on Jan 16, 2016 4:45 PM

Bill Vanderpool
RE: Photo Request ~ Effie Bancke
I was traveling through Tillamook last month and stopped by the cemetery and found Effie's headstone. Thank you for your time and help. Bill

Added by Bill Vanderpool on Oct 04, 2015 9:44 AM

Margaret (Irvine) Burr
Thank you for letting me know she doesn't have a marker - I appreciate it! :)Jessica

Added by jessicado on Sep 01, 2015 11:02 PM

Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
RE: Charles Morris
Thanks again for all you do Cindy.

Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Aug 26, 2015 4:41 PM

Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
Charles Morris
Thank you for trying to find his marker. Did you place the flower on the no marker picture? Looking at his wife Elizabeth's stone, there is plenty of room for Charles. It looks like he was suppose to be on the marker with her because of the room below her name. It never got engraved.

Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Aug 25, 2015 8:29 PM

Nancy Ritter Rau
RE: Elizabeth Wridge
Thank you for updating Elizabeth Spencer Wridge's Memorial (# 78338502)

Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Aug 13, 2015 5:18 AM

Nathan Haines
RE: Minnie Straight Grady
You are welcome very much.
Nope not related.
I looked around and I don't see anything about Pearl Smith. Looks like she did a disappearing act on you. Maybe she remarried before she died.

Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 09, 2015 8:18 PM

Bette Hartman
Dea, John Newton Parmenter
I have not entered the birth information you provided for Deacon John because I could not find a source giving his birthplace as Rhode Island. I did find a reference to him being christened in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts on 19 August 1742. I would be glad to include your information if you can verify with a source.

Bette Hartman

Added by Bette Hartman on Aug 09, 2015 7:39 AM

Nathan Haines
Minnie Straight Grady
I got your pics today for Minnie Grady. Interesting that there are no dates on her gravestone.

Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 07, 2015 4:55 PM

Carolyn Arntson
A - took the photo today AND added a memorial for Gertrude. Sorry the photo isn't very clear but its up high and shiny finish..


Added by Carolyn Arntson on Aug 03, 2015 2:33 PM

Williams Family Cemetery

Sent you an email - if it does not show up it may be in your Spam folder.


Added by Oregone on Jul 14, 2015 6:47 PM

Sheri West
Leta Waldron
Thank you for trying to locate her tombstone :)

Added by Sheri West on Jun 20, 2015 3:17 PM

oscar moody
Calvin Tibbetts memorial 27785647
I was wondering were you came up with his birth date and place of birth.

Added by oscar moody on Jun 19, 2015 2:06 PM

Gloria Barnes
William Lyle
Thank you for photographing the spot of his unmaked grave & posting it. Gloria

Added by Gloria Barnes on Jun 19, 2015 9:05 AM

Jeri Herbert
Ole & Martha Beyer
Thank you for taking the pictures of the markers for Ole & Martha Beyer. I really appreciate it. He was my father's cousin.

Added by Jeri Herbert on Jun 18, 2015 7:12 PM

Donna Wetzel
Many thank you for your time and service for the photo of their memorial markers. It's most kind of you.

Added by Donna Wetzel on Jun 15, 2015 9:03 AM

Donna Wetzel
Many thank you for your time and service for the photo of their memorial markers. It's most kind of you.

Added by Donna Wetzel on Jun 15, 2015 9:03 AM

RE: Bay City IOOF Cemetery
Hi, thank you, I couldn't find the cemetery, I am not from Tillamook :--) So that works out, not sure why someone requested photos :-)

Added by lisa on Jun 13, 2015 8:15 PM

RE: Re: Find A Grave Correction: John McLoughlin

You are welcome and I did read his biographical information. Thank you for your source. I am familiar with the "Lives Lived West of the Divide" "A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858" - volume 2, 2010. Here is a link to the online book:

My source for re-internment in St James Church Cemetery on 2 of October 1843 is from "The Mantle of Elias: The Story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in Early Oregon" by E. Leona Nichols; Binford & Mort Publisher, Portland Oregon, ©1941; Forward: material taken from original source and translated from French. “Made possible by the opening of the archives of the Arch Diocese of Portland, Oregon by permission of Right Reverend Edward D. Howard, Archbishop of Portland, in Oregon,” assessed 8 Jun 2015 [Ancestry], unigift.

The discrepancy in re-internment dates could be a typo error. I have found some other date discrepancies in the "Lives Lived West of the Divide" that are different from actual records for other people. May I make a suggestion that you cite your source in his bio this way others will know.

Best wishes,


Added by MEB on Jun 10, 2015 4:57 PM


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