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RE: Jemima Mercer
Hi Robert - I can't resolve the David/William issue, but I also found David "Cimble" listed as her father in the 1861 Census of Canada, where her name is listed as "Jamima Cimble". And, her name is listed in the obit on David Kimball's record. Sibling names also match. The only place I found "William listed was on the index-only death record, which I can't review online. I wonder if that is an error. -- Linda
Added by LDR on Apr 10, 2016 3:28 PM
Pat Allan
RE: Emely Portice
She was George's first wife (he married 4x) ... only Mary Ann married both brothers; this has been most confusing to sort out as names recorded differently on various records!
Added by Pat Allan on Mar 20, 2016 1:52 PM
Bill Porteous
RE: Mary Ann Young Portice
Yes, George's father George, is in findagrave at

I assume that someone estimated the 1881 birth date because that is the parents got married.

I have put in a request to correct both the birth date and death location for George Marsden.

The given names of George, Marsden, and William are pretty common for the Marsden Portice descendants. In my records alone I have probably a half dozen of each so it is easy to have a mix up.

I am not aware of any issues with your work and I thank you for your time and diligence.

Near as I can tell there are two maybe three Portice groups in Michigan. One are the descendants of Marsden Portice I, Zelotes's father.
Another is a group in the U.P. in the Chippewa County area. A third is a group in the Saginaw area who are not related to the first group, but may be to the second.

I have record for over 100 people with the Portice surname that are in the first group though not necessarily in finadagrave.
Added by Bill Porteous on Mar 16, 2016 8:43 PM
Bill Porteous
RE: Mary Ann Young Portice
George and Zelotus are brothers, but different people. See the public note I sent to Pat Allan which explains this.

Ora Leonard Keenmon was the name of Mary's husband, which is why she was refered to as Mrs. Ora Keenmon. Both Mary and Cora are daughters of Mary and Zelotus.

I would be interested in a good copy of the 1894 census. Is it online?
Added by Bill Porteous on Mar 16, 2016 3:39 PM
Bill Porteous
RE: Mary Ann Young Portice
Mrs. Ora Keenmon is correct.
Added by Bill Porteous on Mar 16, 2016 2:29 AM
abby bodeis
Fred Kiddle {Wagg}
Hello wondering if you have interest in wagg family.trying to find connection with fred kiddle my gr gr uncle by marriage.his obit said he is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs John Kiddle of Port Huron Mi.4 brothers Thomas and Abbott Wagg both of Port Huron. Edwin Wagg Ontario.and Samuel Wagg Cass City Mi.Have also seen him and younger sister Clara called Hiltz
Thanks for reading
Added by abby bodeis on Mar 15, 2016 11:03 AM
Bill Porteous
RE: Mary Ann Young Portice
Mary Ann's obituary was in the April 11, 1946 issue of the Sandusky Republican. p1, col 2, cont'd p3, col 5.
Added by Bill Porteous on Mar 15, 2016 10:48 AM
Bill Porteous
Mary Ann Young Portice
This is part of her 1946 obituary:

Died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lewis Dunbar in Detroit.
Funeral at Sandusky, Buried in Argyle, Mi. Cemetery
Mrs. Lewis Dunbar (Cora), Detroit
Mrs. Ora Keeman (Mary Ellen), Detroit
Mrs. Clarence Rich (Olive), Sandusky
George Portice, Onaway
William Portice, Port Huron
Richard Portice, Deckerville
Charles Portice, Pontiac
Added by Bill Porteous on Mar 14, 2016 7:15 PM
Gloria Day
Charles Goddeyne

There appears to be no way of proving that Charles is buried in St. Patrick Cemetery except maybe from the church records of either St. James or St. Joseph Church. Sometimes the priest actually recorded in the record where a person was buried, but not normally. I would believe that he WAS buried in St. Patrick Cme., because his widow Barbara was, but I am unable to verify that assumption with any proof.

Gloria Day
Added by Gloria Day on Mar 11, 2016 10:02 PM
Gloria Day
Charles Goddeyne
Carolus, son of Jean Godeyne and Anne Therese Staelens was born on 8 March 1824 in Torhout, West Flanders. He married Barbara De Corte on 12 September 1851 in Kortemark, West Flanders. Carolus's date of birth is also verified by the same data from his marriage record.
Please note that the spellings for both surnames and given names in Belgium depend upon the person writing down the record, and, also, which country controlled the town when the records were written.
Since I use the "pen name" of Gloria Day, I do not have the surname Day in my ancestry. However, many thanks for the offer.

Gloria Day

Added by Gloria Day on Mar 10, 2016 9:02 PM
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