My name is Lisa Revard-Trudeau and I am the Webmaster of this site.
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. My display picture is a memorial picture of my Dad. He passed away on March 15, 1985 at the age of 42. In memory of Richard Elmer Revard. Until we meet again, Dad, I love you.
This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 6338 names in our family site. The site was last updated on Aug 30 2017, and it currently has 10 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.
The picture of the street located in the upper right hand corner on this page is a street named Rivard St. in Detroit, Michigan, which is named for my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather, Jean-Baptiste Rivard.
[quote from http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/12/sidebar.html] The Filles du Roi, or King's Daughters, were women shipped to New France under royal auspices in the mid-seventeenth century to rectify an imbalance of the sexes in the colony of New France.From 1608 to 1663, the colony of New France had been under the administration of commercial companies, formed by merchants from various cities in France. These companies promised to settle and develop French land in return for exclusive rights to its resources.But colonization led by business meant that economic interests and trade took priority. The population was mostly men: traders, storekeepers, workmen, indentured servants, dockhands, soldiers, seamen and clerics. Bringing wives and children meant more mouths to feed. Family members weren't all able to contribute for the profit of the colony. As a result, these French companies failed to achieve the desired results of establishing a colony of settlers. In 1663, after half a century of occupation, only one percent of the land claimed by France was being used and the population of New France numbered scarcely 3,000, 1,175 of whom were Canadian born. British colonies at this time had expanded to 100,000.In an attempt to increase the fortunes and families of the colony, the impotent company rule of New France was replaced by a royal government. The young monarch, King Louis XIV, initiated a new French era in Canada with an aggressive immigration policy and incentives to encourage marriage and child bearing. One of his strategies was to even out the imbalance of the male and female populations by sending to New France what has become known as the "King's Daughters," or "les filles du roi".The King's Daughters were women of marriageable age who were sent to New France at state expense as wards of the King between 1663 an 1673. An estimated eight-hundred to one thousand girls arrived during the first 10 years of the royal government and were commonly referred to as "les filles du roi." They were brought under the careful supervision of various authorities such as the clergy. These women brought trousseaus and in some cases, were supplied with a small dowry if they could not afford their own. Some were Parisian beggars and orphans. Others were recruited from the La Rochelle and Rouen areas. Administrators' reports suggest that many were ill prepared for the arduous life of the Canadian peasant.Quick marriages and families were encouraged. Almost all of the King's Daughters found husbands quickly. Further incentives to procreate were given in money grants to young married men and fathers of large families. Annual gratuities of up to 400 livres were rewarded to families of 12. Bachelors were penalized; hunting and fur- trading privileges were withheld to encourage them to settle down and start a family. Marriages between French and aboriginals were also encouraged. It was an active campaign supporting family values and it reaped the desired results. When the offspring of the "filles du roi" came of age 20 years later, the demographic situation of New France had indeed changed.In 1663 there had been one woman to every 6 men; now the sexes were roughly equal in number. By 1671, there had been 700 births. During the first decade of royal government, in fact, population climbed to over 9,000. From then on, immigration fell away, largely due to declining government aid as France became caught up in costly new wars in Europe. Nevertheless, the tradition of large French- Canadian families was now well established. The still-growing colony went on replacing over ninety percent of its people through natural birth, rather than immigration.
Lorraine E. Dyer, 65, of Epoufette, died Friday morning, April 3, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
She was born October 10, 1943, in Mount Clemens to Richard T. and Betty Jane (nee Tromley) Revard.
She married Alfred Dyer November 27, 1992, in Rexton.
Mrs. Dyer worked at Kewadin Casino as a change director until she retired owing to health reasons.
She had many friends and enjoyed communicating with them on the computer. She loved her family and kept in touch with them often, especially her son, Mike, and stepdaughter, Alli. Mrs. Dyer was proud of her husband's role as fire chief of Hendricks Township, friends said.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Betty Revard of Logansport, Indiana; a son, Michael McDonald of Logansport; three sisters and their families, Betty Snay of Florida, Jenny and Timothy Jamerson of Logansport, and Frances Colpitts of New York; three brothers and their families, Pete and Sandy Revard...
Gerald H. Snay, 72, passed away November 13, 2010 at Florida Hospital Orlando.
He worked in the documentation department for the power distribution industry and was a member of the Moose Lodge in DeBary and loved karaoke.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Snay; step-son, Thomas (Trish) Snay; step-daughters, Theresa (Chris) Rowe and Jane Coghill; brothers, Thomas (Jane) Snay, Gilbert (Dorothy) Snay, Robert James (Penny) Snay and Patrick (Ellen) Snay; sisters, Florence Rush, Ellen (Glen) Zeider, Ruth Jackson, Joan Parson, and Judy Hizer; six step-grandchildren, Ted, Mitchell, Eliseo, Heather, Stephanie and Bill; step-great-grandchild, Braxton; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Thursday at the Gramkow Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m.
Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford, is in charge of all arrangements.
Kenneth Orville Tromley, age 90, a resident of St. Clair, Michigan died on Thursday, May 6, 2010 in his home. He was born on June 22, 1919 in Mount Clemens, MI to the late Elmer and Blanche (nee Humphrey) Tromley. He was united in marriage to the former Betty Jane Sneath... who preceded him in death on November 23, 2006. Mr. Tromley proudly served his county in the United States Army - Company B 755th Tank Battalion during World War II. He and his comrades fought in the European African Middle Eastern theater for 18 months where he earned the Bronze Star Medal for his bravery. Upon his return home, he returned to truck driving, a career he enjoyed for many years. In his younger days he could often be found going to the race tracks and watching stock car races or spending some time fishing on a lazy afternoon. More recently he became a fan of NASCAR who enjoyed the tranquility of his home. He always looked forward to attending a party with family and friends, and always welcomed the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his children; Dorothy (Kenny) Tikkanen of Linden Lake, MI, Marion (Roger) Tikkanen of Imlay City, MI, Kennita (Don) Megie of St. Clair, Lawrence (Theresa) Tromley of St. Clair Shores, MI, Kenneth (Patricia) Tromley of Sterling Heights, MI, Melodie (Mark) Lenartowicz of St. Clair Shores, 13 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Osborne, granddaughter Debbie, and 7 siblings. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 (location and time are pending). Services entrusted to Harold W. Vick Funeral Home of Mt. Clemens. Burial will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Clinton Twp., MI. Memorial donations in memory of Kenneth may be sent to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201. Share memories with the family at www.vickfuneralhome.com.See More
Durwin M. Tromley, 102, of Mount Clemens, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. He was born Jan. 31, 1906, in Turner, Mich.
Mr. Tromley married Emma Martha Schade on Dec. 3, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, and they settled in Mount Clemens.
He retired after 25 years of employment with Schaeffer Painting and then worked for Utica Community Schools for six years before retiring again in 1970.
He is survived by his children, Alice Collins of Phoenix, Ariz., Edward (Beverly) Tromley of Harrison Township, Myrna Jean Agee of Georgia, and Ronald (Cheryl) Tromley of Grand Blanc; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Emma, on Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Clinton Township; parents, Theodore and Rose (Vanatter) Tromley; siblings, Theodore, Albert, Elmer, Claude, Edward and Lula Weisgerber; and great-grandson, Vin...