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Phillip J. Marcotte / Josephine T. Marcotte - Momence IL (+ TIFFANY family)
Posted by: Susan Doran (ID *****4100) Date: March 30, 2011 at 01:10:21
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~~~APOLOGIES IF THIS APPEARS TWICE - I WROTE IT UP ONCE BUT DIDN'T SEE IT POST~~

hi, I just came upon some family papers that could possibly be of interest to ancestors of Phillip J. Marcotte and his wife Josephine T. Marcotte -- buried in Momence Cemetery, Momence IL.

Phillip J. Marcotte's dates: 10/13/1892 - 07/24/1966, and
wife Josephine T. Marcotte: 03/19/1980 - 11/21/1975

My great great grandparents are Joel Tiffany and Margaret Mason Tiffany. One of their sons (my great grandfather's brother) was Leon Joel Tiffany (08/28/1863 - 08/06/1931) who married Nellie Graham (06/24/1869 - 05/29/1925).

THEIR daughter was the above-mentioned Josephine, who married Phillip J. Marcotte.

I do not know whether Phillip J. Marcotte and his wife Josephine T. Marcotte had any children. But if they DID,
Leon Joel Tiffany and Nellie Graham Tiffany would be their grandparents. And therefore, I thought some of these papers might be of interest to family researchers.

From what I have been able to ascertain, Leon Joel Tiffany and Nellie Graham Tiffany had no children other than daughter Josephine. So I cannot contact other Tiffanys in this line, since there *are* no other Tiffanys.

The papers came to me through a woman in Illinois whose grandmother found them among article she purchased in an auction in the 1980s. I found mention of these papers a few weeks ago, and the woman whose grandmother's found them in the 1980s just sent them to me.

The papers are nothing "profound" or of earthshaking interest, but they're at least something, and--although I will hold onto the original papers unless I find a direct Tiffany descendant (my mother is a Tiffany)--thought someone would like to know about them. There are some letters mostly talking about the weather etc, a poem, a love letter to Nellie, and some Ouija board readings (yup, I said Ouija board readings--some of the family from Joel on down were Spiritualists).

Anyway, let me know if you're interested in seeing or knowing more about these papers. Eventually I will have to scan them and make them available to anyone who wants to see them (anyone have any ideas of where to posts such papers?).

thanks!
Susan


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