LaChapelle, Frances "Frank" (b. APR 1865, d. 1959)
Note: Frances married Florence (Floren) Micho (Michaud) who was, according to family
lore, the son of Alonzo Micho (Michaud), in 1882 at the age of seventeen. Two
of their seven children died before 1900; and, Floren died in 1897 at the age
Frances LaChapelle was 34 years of age when she married George Edgar. It is not
known whether or not there were children of this marriage. At the time of the
marriage George Edgar was a widower with three children.
Note: Isaac was employed as a teamster at the time of his marriage; a farmer at the
time of the 1880 census; and a railroad section hand at the time of the 1900
Note: There may be another child of this marriage.
Note: Changed her middle name to Monica from Monia
Occupation: Buick Employee
Occupation: General Motors Corp.
Pvt. U. S. Army WWII
Note: Second wife of Peter Edward (Ed) Dwyer (RIN 1948)
Note: Occupation: Lumberman/Farmer
Church: Roman Catholic
Resided in Ireland until 1869; 1869-1905 Harrisville, MI, except for one or two
years when he worked in the lumber business in Clam Lake, MI about 1871-1873.
Michael left Ireland in 1867 at the age of sixteen and came to Harrisville for
work in the lumber industry. the 1870 census show Michael and his brother,
John, living at a boardinghouse and working at the sawmill.
Michael and John Dyer were native Gaelic speakers and could read, write and
speak English. From 1871-1873 Michael and his brother worked in Clam Lake,
Michigan, apparently following the Harris brothers who had relocated their
lumber business to that area. From 1873-1905 Michael and Mary raised their
family in the Harrisville area. Sometime during the 1880's, as the lumber
business was folding, Michael took up farming.
Mary Dyer, her younger children and her brother Lorenzo LaChapelle, left
Harrisville for Detroit the year after Michael died. Mary operated a
roominghouse on Milwaukee Avenue East and later lived in a duplex on McGraw
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