Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich.
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Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - Bird's Eye View East from Majestic Building, Detroit, Mich.
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Bird's Eye View East from Majestic Building, Detroit, Mich.
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Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
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Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - Looking East on Fort Street, Detroit, Mich.
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Looking East on Fort Street, Detroit, Mich.
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Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - Capital Square Park - Griswold St., Detroit, Mich.
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Capital Square Park - Griswold St., Detroit, Mich.
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Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
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Where is Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA?  Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the seat of Wayne County. Detroit is a major port city on the Detroit River, in the Midwest region of the United States. Located north of Windsor, Ontario, Detroit area is the only major U.S. city that looks south to Canada. It was founded in 1701 by the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

It is known as the world's traditional automotive center — "Detroit" is a metonym for the American automobile industry — and an important source of popular music, legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown.

In 2006, Detroit ranked as the United States' eleventh most populous city, with 918,849 residents. At its peak, the city was the fourth largest in the country, but it has rapidly declined in population since the 1960s. wikipedia

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1701 - French settlement established (Detroit)
June 24 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a 43-year-old French army officer, selects a site at le détroit (the straits) - the waterway between Lakes St. Clair and Erie - and establishes a French settlement.

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1760 - French surrender Detroit to British
The French surrender Fort Pontchartrain to the British, ending French rule in Detroit.

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1763 - Indians capture all forts in Michigan, except Detroit
May 7 - During the Indian wars in the area, Pontiac leads a 135-day siege of Detroit. Indians capture all the forts in Michigan, except Detroit.

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1796 - British evacuate Detroit
July 11 - The British evacuate Detroit and abandon their posts on the Great Lakes.

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1805 - Detroit becomes seat of Michigan Territory
The Michigan Territory is created, with Detroit designated as the seat of government. William Hull is appointed as governor. Detroit is destroyed by fire.

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1812 - Detroit surrendered to British
Detroit and Fort Mackinac are surrendered to the British during the War of 1812.

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1848 - TERRIBLE FIRE IN DETROIT
DETROIT, May 10 – 9 A. M.

Detroit was visited yesterday by the most destructive conflagration, yet known in its history. A fire broke out about half past 11 in the morning, in a large yellow warehouse, between Randolph and Bates streets, between 80 and 100 buildings were lain in ashes, including ...Read MORE...


1864 - THE PROPELLER NILE BLOWN UP. SIX PERSONS KILLED, AND ELEVEN INJURED.
From the Det. Advertiser and Tribune.

Our city was visited Saturday morning by an appalling calamity. The propeller Nile, of Evans & Co.'s line of propellers, from Buffalo to Chicago via Milwaukee, exploded her boiler about half past 7 o'clock, just as the passengers were about to sit down to bre...Read MORE...


1869 - Detroit is the residence of an enterprising boy of six years, who can hardly speak, but has run away eight or ten times during the present year.
Several times he has reached a distance of one hundred miles from home, and was sent back by conductors.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
October 30, 1869
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1869 - A fire at Detroit a few days ago destroyed the Fulton Iron Works. Loss $50,000. Ten firemen were injured while attempting to subdue the flames.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869
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1880 - RIVER RACING -- SAD RESULT OF THE PRACTICE ON DETROIT RIVER.
A PLEASURE YACHT LOADED WITH CATHOLIC EXCURSIONISTS RUN INTO - THE YACHT CUT IN TWO AND SUNK, SIXTEEN OF THE OCCUPANTS GOING DOWN WITH HER.

Detroit, July 23. - A terrible accident occurred about ten o'clock last evening on the Detroit River, some nine miles below this city. The excursion steamer ...Read MORE...


1883 - Big Explosion at Detroit.
DETROIT, May 21. - About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a terrific boiler explosion occurred at the New Wolverine paper mill, in the eastern part of this city.

The walls of the building were blown down, and the explosion was felt many blocks away.

W. L. THOMPSON, engineer, a one-armed man, was undo...Read MORE...


1884 - A Serious Blaze in Detroit
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18. Fire broke out yesterday afternoon in Thomas Moore’s planing-mill on High street. Delbridge, Brooks & Fisher’s planning-mill was also ignited, and the flames soon leaped across Grand River avenue, setting fire to Reed’s block of stores, Crapo’s lumber yard and Engel’s brick...Read MORE...


1887 - Death In The Flames
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 31. - The livery barn of J.H. COLES, No. 151 Gratiot Avenue, burned this morning with all its contents.

George S. HALL, a farmer from near Mt. Clemens, 65 years old, perished in the flames, and his son Henry HALL, about 20 years old, and a farmer named John PEARSEAL, barely e...Read MORE...


1892 - A Millionaire Killed by a Fall.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 23,- J. H. Wicks, a millionaire of New York city, and president of the Wick's Refrigerator Company, with headquarters at Rochester, N. Y., fell out of the second-story window of a house tonight and was instantly killed. He was entirely nude, and it was supposed was intoxicated....Read MORE...


1895 - THREE FIREMEN FATALLY HURT. A Freight Train Dashed Into a Hook and Ladder Truck.
DETROIT, Mich., March 7. - A shocking accident occurred at the intersection of Canfield avenue and the railroad tracks early this morning. There had been a fire to which Hook and Ladder Company No. 5 had been called. As the truck was crossing the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee tracks a freight t...Read MORE...


1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Detroit, Feb. 9. - Dispatches received here indicate that the storm center for the southern peninsula of Michigan is in the southwestern portion, where trains area all badly delayed by the combination of fierce winds and heavy snows. At Benton Harbor a 48 mile gale is reported. No Big Four trains...Read MORE...


1896 - March 6 - Charles King test drives gasoline-powered automobile
March 6 - Charles King of Detroit is the first person to test drive a gasoline-powered automobile in Michigan.

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March 6, 1896
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1896 - June 4 – The Ford Quadricycle, the first Ford vehicle ever developed, is completed, eventually leading Henry Ford to build the empire that "put America on wheels".
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the "Quadricycle," the first automobile he ever designed or drove.
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June 4, 1896
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1897 - DETROIT'S FIRE LOSS $700,000.
FOUR LARGE BUILDINGS AND TWO SMALLER ONES DESTROYED WITH THE OPERA HOUSE.

Detroit, Oct. 7. - The fire which began in the Detroit Opera House this morning did from $600,000 to $700,000 damage. Five large buildings and two smaller ones were destroyed.

The flames leaped out at the rear of the the...Read MORE...


1899 - Ransom E. Olds established first automobile factory in Detroit

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1901 - Detroit - The Queen City by Silas Farmer
"Here, beside the broad, blue river buflded, I am Queen City of the Lakes."

A STREAM of crystal clearness, wide and swiftly flowing, the waters of silver and blue alive with fins and scales, a course dotted with islands large and small, wild ducks in myriads diving and dining along shores bordere...Read MORE...


1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

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1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.

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September 27, 1908
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1913 - OLD DEPOT BURNS; NEW ONE IS READY
Detroit Has Spectacular Fire Which Does $250,000 Damage to Michigan Central Railway.

Detroit, Mich., Dec. 26.- A spectacular fire, starting from a cause undetermined, swept through the main depot of the Michigan Central Railway here this afternoon. The blaze, which started in one of the office ro...Read MORE...


1916
Detroit, de-troit' (Fr. Detroit, da'trwa', from the " strait" which constitutes the Detroit River), the metropolis of Michigan and seat of justice for Wayne co., is a port of entry very favorably situated at the head of the Detroit River, 18 miles above Lake Erie, and at the foot of Lake St. Clair, ...Read MORE...


1920 - March 22-23 - A spectacular display of the Northern Lights at Detroit, Michigan, was described so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude.

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1931 - October 4 – Dick Tracy, the comic strip detective character created by cartoonist Chester Gould, makes his debut appearance in the Detroit Mirror newspaper.

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October 4, 1931
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1934 - The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934, pitting the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears and sparking a new tradition.

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1934 - July 17 - One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan, including 300 in Detroit alone.

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1939 - September 15 - The temperature at Detroit MI soared to 100 degrees to establish a record for September.

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1959 - Motown Records
Berry Gordy, Jr. founds Motown Records in Detroit.

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1967 - Racial Riots
Riots erupt in Detroit amidst racial tensions.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bergeron
America/USA  Marie Catherine Bergeron (07/02/1757, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 03/19/1798, Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada (Assumption) (Sandwich) (Walkerville))

Bombardier
America/USA  Jean Bombardier (18 July 1707, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Bonhomme
America/USA  Marie Charlotte Bonhomme (29 July 1725, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 13 November 1749, La Prairie (Laprairie), Québec, Canada (Saint-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis))

Colebrook
America/USA  Christine Colebrook (12/03/1904, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 06/02/2003, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada)

Compain dit Lespérance
America/USA  Pierre Compain dit Lespérance (12 January 1710, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Duplessis dit Lenoblet
America/USA  Jean Baptiste Duplessis dit Lenoblet (10 June 1714, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Durivage dit Ango
America/USA  Marguerite Durivage dit Ango (25 August 1716, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Hofsommer
America/USA  Helena Hofsommer (January 1875, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - June 21 1956, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Kaiser
America/USA  Robert H Kaiser (1916, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - aft. 1954, )

LaJoie
America/USA  Lawrence Edward LaJoie (5 January 1932, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 28 July 1981, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Mallet
America/USA  Antoine Mallet (16 August 1706, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Millson
America/USA  Edith Millson (7 June 1889, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 7 February 1920, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Miner
America/USA  Charlotte Marie Miner (December 10, 1914, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - January 21,2001, )

O'Connor
America/USA  Charles L O'Connor (16 February 1876, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 27 May 1939, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Poirier
America/USA  Angélique Poirier (10 March 1709, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - , )

Roy
America/USA  Marie Louise Roy (19 May 1708, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 3 December 1735, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Stewart
America/USA  John Pershing Stewart (1/07/1919, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 8/05/1998, Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, USA)

Tarte
America/USA  Alexander Tarte (August 24, 1873, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - June 2, 1916, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)
America/USA  Harold Tarte (December 29, 1894, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - September 18, 1970, Warren, Macomb, Michigan, USA)
America/USA  John Tarte (June 1,1920, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - August 14, 1984, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Taylor
America/USA  John Taylor (03/29/1917, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - May,1977, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA)

Théroux dit Laferté
America/USA  Pierre Théroux dit Laferté (22 January 1707, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 2 August 1781, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))

Victor
America/USA  Hebert Victor (april 3, 1915, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - January 22, 2002, Florida, USA)

Whitaker
America/USA  William H Whitaker (15 February 1872, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA - 26 May 1926, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1703
Pierre Roy (3 January 1677 - ) & Marguerite Ouabankékoué ( - )
married abt. 1703

1710
Martin Cirier dit Argenteuil (1678 - 16 March 1751) & Marie-Anne Baune (Beaulne) (25 November 1678 - 24 December 1764)
married 12 June 1710

1711
Prudent Robert (1 June 1686 - 3 August 1742) & Marie-Madeleine Fafard dite Delorme (29 September 1691 - 6 December 1754)
married 7 January 1711

1716
Guillaume Boucher dit St-Amour (19 January 1665 - ) & Angélique Ptolomee (18 September 1679 - )
married 16 August 1716

1728
François Picard (03 August 1673 - 07 October 1728) & Marie-Anne-Geneviève Desforges dite St-Maurice (9 November 1691 - )
married 25 January 1728

1732
Joseph-Marie Desrosiers Du Tremble (12 March 1687 - ) & Marguerite Durivage dite Ango (25 August 1716 - )
married 20 January 1732
Bonaventure Desrosiers Du Tremble (24 June 1703 - ) & Marie Ango dite Durivage (25 August 1717 - 16 December 1750)
married 20 January 1732

1735
Alexis Trottier dit Desruisseaux (21 October 1688 - 05 June 1769 ) & Marie Louise Roy (19 May 1708 - 3 December 1735)
married 6 January 1735

1739
Alexis Trottier dit Desruisseaux (21 October 1688 - 05 June 1769 ) & Catherine Godefroy (22 August 1716 - 21 July 1777)
married 30 December 1739

1753
Simon Bergeron (16 November 1724 - abt. 4 March 1775) & Catherine Lebeau dite Lalouette (10 July 1738 - abt. 21 August 1778)
married 29 October 1753

1869
Charles Tarte (Feb. 1827 - November 2, 1906) & Matilda Dufault (Aug. 1835 - December 2, 1923)
married 31 December 1869

1892
Alexander Tarte (August 24, 1873 - June 2, 1916) & Helena Hofsommer (January 1875 - June 21 1956)
married 19 February 1892

1913
Robert Calvin Kaiser (29 November 1882 - 27 May 1954) & Edith Millson (7 June 1889 - 7 February 1920)
married 17 September 1913
Walter Charles Allard (6/4/1893 - 9/8/1965) & Marie Eclesta McCarron (4/3/1895 - 10/11/1978)
married 7 January 1913

1921
Robert Calvin Kaiser (29 November 1882 - 27 May 1954) & Alice Elizabeth Halladay (7 May 1876 - 12 February 1971)
married 14 February 1921
 




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