Esther Anne Meraw1

F, b. 23 July 1878, d. 1 April 1970
FatherLouis-Treffle Merand b. 14 Sep 1829, d. 21 Sep 1913
MotherHarriett Pelland dit Beausoliel b. 24 Feb 1840, d. 23 Aug 1924
Annie [Meraw] Lemire
     Esther Anne was born on Tuesday, 23 July 1878 in Hungerford Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada. She was christened there on 28 July 1878 in Madoc Township at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. Her sponsors were John Hunt & Elizabeth Hott.2 She was often referred to as Annie. Esther Anne married George Lemire on 5 June 1906 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.3 George and Annie had children: Charles & George Joseph [9/02/1917-9/07/1917]. 25 April 1910, Esther listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at Labrosse & 3rd Ave.. Enumerated in this household were George J. Lemire [29 Canada, immigrated 1900], his wife, Anna E. [29 Canada, immigrated 1900], sister-in-law, Addie B. Meraw [35 Canada, immigrated 1892. dressmaker], & sister-in-law, Ethel M. Meraw [24 Canada, immigrated 1906, tailoress]. George & Anna had been married 4 years.4 6 January 1920, Esther and her husband, George, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at 982 Greenwood Ave. Enumerated in this household were George J Lemire [38 Canada], Anna E. [34 Canada] & sister-in-law Ada Meraw [45 Canada.] The couple is renting their home. George is an inspector at an adding Machine Manufacturer and Ada is a cloak fitter at Spiegals Department Store.5 2 May 1930, Esther and her husband, George, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Detroit at 13565 Stoepel. Enumerated in this household were George Lemire J. [47 Michigan], Anna [45 Michigan] & Sister-in-law Ada Meraw [51 Michigan]. George was an inspector for an Adding Machine Manufacturer and Ada is a dressmaker for private customers.6 30 April 1940, Esther and her husband, George, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Ferndale, Wayne County, Michigan, at 315 Withington. Enumerated in this household were George Lemire [59 Canada] & Anna [53 Canada]. They own their home valued at &4500; they lived in Detrroit in 1935. He was a foreman at Buroughs Adding Machine Company.7 Esther's husband, George, died before 2 September 1965 in Ferndale, Wayne County, Michigan, leaving her a widow. Esther departed this life on Wednesday, 1 April 1970 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, at a nursing home at age 91 years, 8 months and 9 days. She was buried there in Southfield, Southfield Township in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In section 15, lot 65, grave 9 alongside her husband. Anna's funeral was held on 3 April 1970 but her body was placed in the moscelum until 26 May 1970 because the grave diggers were on strike.8

Family

George Lemire b. 7 Sep 1880, d. b 2 Sep 1965

Citations

  1. [S334] Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Wayne County - Volume 11: page 131 - George 25 years, s/o Joseph Lemire & Susan Seguin, b. Canada, bookeeeper, resided at 27 Labrosse, Detroit & Anna E. Meraw 25 years, d/o Trifley Meraw & ______ Bosley, b. Canada, resided Detroit. Witnessed by Daniel & Mary McDonald of Detroit. They were married by John A. owe, clergyman.
  2. [S1560] Ontario Catholic Church Records: Baptism: 28 July 1878 - Esther Anne Mareu, born: __ of the
    the lawful marriage of Trefle Mareu & Harriet Pellon; sponsors: John Hunt & Elizabeth Hott. signed by L. Fitzpatrick, pastor at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Madoc - familysearch.org.
  3. [S500] Wayne County, Michigan Marriage Records: 31 May 1906 - George Lemire, 25 years, born: Canada, Bookkeeper; son of Joseph Lemire & Susan Seguin; Anna Meraw, 25 years, Born: Canada; daughter of Triffley Meraw and Bosley; Married by John A. Crowe in Detroit.
  4. [S680] 1910 United States Federal Census: Wayne County, Michigan - Volume 097; Enumeration District 49, Family Number 0177 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  5. [S681] 1920 United States Federal Census: Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan - Enumeration District 146, Sheet 6A, Line 12. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  6. [S682] 1930 United States Federal Census: Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan - Enumeration District 82-537, Sheet 38B, Line 62. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  7. [S683] 1940 United States Federal Census: Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan - Enumeration District 63-4213, Sheet 6A, Line 7. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  8. [S499] Records of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan: Cemetery records: give birth date of 23 July.