Payment Family Tree

Contributed by Delores Hall



Descendants of Francois Xavior Payment

Generation No. 1

1. FRANCOIS XAVIOR5 PAYMENT (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 20 Mar 1781 in Ste. Genevieve, Quebec/Canada, and died 13 Dec 1843 in Rigaud, Quebec/Can! ada. He married JOSETTE FORTIER 30 Jul 1804 in Ste.Joachim/Point Claire,Ontario/Canada, daughter of JACQUES FORTIER and AMABLE LEROUX. She died 15 Aug 1873 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada.

Children of FRANCOIS PAYMENT and JOSETTE FORTIER are:

2. i. FRANCOIS XAVIER6 PAYMENT, b. 17 Jan 1810, Pte. Claire, Quebec, Canada.

3. ii. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 07 Apr 1806; d. 11 Aug 1891, Sugar Island, Michigan.

iii. JOSEPHTE PAYMENT, b. 08 May 1807.

iv. EMELIE PAYMENT, b. 25 Sep 1811.

v. FELICITE PAYMENT, b. 30 Nov 1815; d. 21 Jan 1893, Garden River, Ontario/Canada.

Notes for FELICITE PAYMENT:

Felicite never did get married, instead she devoted her life to the 'JESUIT PRIEST' at Garden River, Ontario/Canada When she died, the Priest wrote this in their books.

'FELICITE WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED BY ALL, AND THE JESUIT PRIEST GREATLY HONORED HER.'

In her days, when you took on the job as a housekeeper in the Priest home, you were not allowed to be married. They took a vow of chasity. Today married couples takes turns wuth getting the Altar ready for Mass and what ever else that has to be done.

We have a picture of Felicite Payment and when you look at the picture you can see the cross she is wearing.

4. vi. MICHAEL GEOFFREY PAYMENT, b. 21 Jun 1814, Pointe Claire, P>Q> Canada; d. 18 Apr 1891, Bay City, Michigan.

vii. VERONIQUE ROSE PAYMENT, b. Abt. 1817; d. 10 Feb 1888, Bay City, Michigan.

Notes for VERONIQUE ROSE PAYMENT:

Saturday, February 11, 1888 Page 8

Evening Press Bay City

The announcement in last evening's Press of the death of Miss Rose Payment, was received with the utmost sadness by a large circle of friends, as well as her relatives. Miss Payment was 71 uears of age, went to Sugar Island ten miles from the Soo, 38 years ago, to her brother and has since been a mother to his children, caring for them as tenderly as if they had been her own. she removed with her brother to Detroit eighteen years ago, and thence to Bay City. She has always been a consistent Christian lady and notable in all works of charity, being an especially friend to the poor and distressed, who will sadly miss her kindly and gentle ministrations. Her remains will be taken to Sugar island for interment beside her mother, brother and uncle.

More About VERONIQUE ROSE PAYMENT:

Burial: Sugar Island; Chippewa County, Michigan

5. viii. FELIX MOISE PAYMENT, b. 20 Jul 1819; d. 26 Jul 1882, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

6. ix. PIERRE ALFRED PAYMENT, b. 26 Jul 1820.

x. MARGUERITE PAYMENT, b. 28 Nov 1835; d. 01 Feb 1916, Barron, Wisconsin; m. JOSEPH RICHARDS, 15 Apr 1859.

Notes for MARGUERITE PAYMENT:

From Barron, Wisconsin news paper: REST IN PEACE

Died at the home of her son, F.A. Richards, west of Chetek, February 1, 1916, Margaret Richards, aged 80 years, 2 months and 4 days.

"Gramma" Richards, as she was lovingly called by everyone, was born November 28, 1835, at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was united in marriage to Joseph Richards, April 15, 1854, who preceeded her in death, fourteen years ago. To this union was born six children; Georgianna; Walter; Helen; Florence; and Fred, four of whom are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Three years ago she was stricken with an illness from which she never fully recovered and a severe attack of grippe a month ago proved fatal to her.

Mr. and Mrs Joseph Richards were among the pioneers of Barron county, coming here about 45 years ago, and located on a homestead near Hillsdale, and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance throughout the county.

After her husband's death she continued on the farm about eleven years, and after suffering a bad fall some three years ago has made her home with her son Fred. Her husband was a Cival war veteran.

Funeral services were held at the home Saturday, conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Griffith of the Presbyterian church, and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot at Barron beside those whomhave gone before.

"Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her,"

7. xi. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 07 Apr 1806; d. 11 Aug 1891, Sugar Island, Michigan.

xii. MARGUERITE PAYMENT, b. 28 Nov 1835; d. 01 Feb 1916, Barron, Wisconsin.

Notes for MARGUERITE PAYMENT:

From Barron, Wisconsin news paper: REST IN PEACE

Died at the home of her son, F.A. Richards, west of Chetek, February 1, 1916, Margaret Richards, aged 80 years, 2 months and 4 days.

"Gramma" Richards, as she was lovingly called by everyone, was born November 28, 1835, at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was united in marriage to Joseph Richards, April 15, 1854, who preceeded her in death, fourteen years ago. To this union was born six children; Georgianna; Walter; Helen; Florence; and Fred, four of whom are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Three years ago she was stricken with an illness from which she never fully recovered and a severe attack of grippe a month ago proved fatal to her.

Mr. and Mrs Joseph Richards were among the pioneers of Barron county, coming here about 45 years ago, and located on a homestead near Hillsdale, and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance throughout the county.

After her husband's death she continued on the farm about eleven years, and after suffering a bad fall some three years ago has made her home with her son Fred. Her husband was a Cival war veteran.

Funeral services were held at the home Saturday, conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Griffith of the Presbyterian church, and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot at Barron beside those whomhave gone before.

"Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her,"

Generation No. 2

2. FRANCOIS XAVIER6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT! 1 LARIVIERE) was born 17 Jan 1810 in Pte. Claire, Quebec, Canada. He married DELPHINE LAVALLEE 16 Nov 1846 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, daughter of PIERRE LAVALLEE and CATHERINE ST. DENIS. She was born 21 Sep 1822 in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada, and died 11 Aug 1912 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for FRANCOIS XAVIER PAYMENT:

Certificates from the Register of Baptism, Marriages and funerals done in Sainte Madeleine de Rigaud, Diocese of Valleyfield, for the year 1846.

On the 16th of November, 1846, After the publication of three marriage bans announced in our parish masses, between FRANCOIS XAVIER PAIEMENT, farmer from Hawkesbury, Oldest son of the deceased FRANCOIS XAVIER PAIMENT and of MARIE FORTIER, also of Hawkesbury, on one hand.

and DELPHINE VALLEE, oldest daughter of PIERRE VALLEE, farmer, and of CATHERINE SAINT DENIS from this parish, on the other hand.

Not having discovered any objection to this stated marriage to which the parents have consented, we the undersigned Priest, have received their mutual consentment of marriage, and have given them the Nuptial Benediction (Have married them), in the presence of FELIX; MOISE; and ALFRED PAIEMENT, brothers of the husband, Of Pierre Vallee, Father of the wife, JOSEPH ET BERNARDIN VALLEE, Uncles of the wife, and of several other parents and friends who, just so (Have signed because) the spouces (Newelyweds) did not know how to sign.

This certificate, we the undersigned certify it all to conform to the original which is presented in the Parish archives,

SAINTE MADELEINE DE RIGAUD, April 19, 1983

GILLES SABAURIN, CSV.

(SIGNED THE FORM)

Notes for DELPHINE LAVALLEE:

From the Soo Evening News - obituary - - 'MRS. DELPHINE LAMBERT'

Mrs. Delphine Lambert passed away Saturday night at the home of her son Francis Payment - 807 Spruce Street, and was buried from St. Mary's Catholic Church this morning at 8 o'clock. Mrs Lambert has lived in the Soo for nearly 80 years and is well known and highly esteemed by many old citizens here. Although 88 years old, Mrs Lambert had seldom been ill and had always been very active up to the time of her death. She was taken ill last Thursday suffering with paralysis.

After the funeral services in the church the body was taken to Riverside cemetery where interment was made.

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After her first husband died, Delphine remarried Edward Lambert, it was interesting to find out Ed was also a boat builder in the Soo, just like her first husband Francis X. Payment, most likely this is how they met. Delores Hall met with Alice McLean and she said Delphine always wore an apron and carried pink wintergreen mints, so when any of the little ones would stopped by, they got a treat from her. It was also said that Ed Lambert made a model ship for the Soo Centennial and that Delphine took brances from the tree and would carve real little people, sailers and all, and even dressed them for the model. It was on display for the centennial, most likely the Soo Locks still has it in their position.

Ed's first wife was Lucille Boissineau and her ansestors built or helped build the first Catholic church in Soo Ontario. It was stated Joseph Boissineau was a gifted carpenter and wood carver, he did beautiful carvings for the Catholic Church on Queen Street.

The artist blood line continued on thru generations upon generations, not only with the Boissineau familys but also the Payment generations.

More About DELPHINE LAVALLEE:

Cause of Death: Valular Heart Disease

Children of FRANCOIS PAYMENT and DELPHINE LAVALLEE are:

8. i. FRANCOIS XAVIER7 PAYMENT, b. 29 Jan 1849, Rigaurd, Quebec; d. 04 Dec 1920, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

9. ii. MATHILDE AGNES PAYMENT, b. 17 Dec 1847.

10. iii. ALFRED PAYMENT, b. Abt. 1848, Rigaurd, Quebec; d. 21 May 1905, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

11. iv. CLAIRE PAYMENT, b. 19 Apr 1852, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 23 Aug 1898, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

v. MARIE PIONE PAYMENT, b. 18 Apr 1854.

12. vi. MARIE ELISA PAYMENT, b. 17 Oct 1855; d. 28 Sep 1948, Ken-Bow-Villa; Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan.

13. vii. JOSEPHINE AGNES PAYMENT, b. 07 Jan 1859.

viii. NICHOLAS PAYMENT, b. 17 Oct 1860, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 06 Sep 1929, Fairport, Ohio; m. MARY FISHER, 06 Feb 1888, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for NICHOLAS PAYMENT:

From Soo Evening News obituary we find: Mr. Payment had been sailing for thirty years with the Pittsburgh Steamship Company.He was a year on the William D. Dickson when he died. He was 68 years old and was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, until the past twenty-five years he had lived in the Soo.

Mrs. Nicholas Payment of Cleveland was visiting in the Soo when she received word of her husbands sudden death from geart failure in Fairport, Ohio. Mrs. Payment had returned home for the first time in twenty-five years. Surviving are the widow and two sisters Mrs, Edward Pink of Massachusetts and another sister in Vanderbilt. The body was brought back to the Soo. Mr. Payment was a member of the Holy name Society and the St. John de Baptiste society.

Funeral services for Nicholas Payment will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. St. Mary's Church, burial will be in Riverside cemetery. The body arrived at the Soo and was taken to the home of Charles Payment on Cedar Street.

More About NICHOLAS PAYMENT:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery; Riverside Drive; Chippewa County, Soo, Michigan

Notes for MARY FISHER:

From the Soo Evening News obituary column we find:

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Payment of Clevelandm who died in a Cleveland hospital Wednesday morning, May 8, 1940 at 3 o'clock following a stroke will be held here Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's Church.

The body of Mrs. Paymentm widow of the late Nicholas Payment of Cleveland, who died in 1929, is being removed to the Sault. It is expected to arrive here at 1;45 p.m. Friday and will lie in state at the Beaumier funeral home until time for services.

Mrs. Payment, who was born and raised in the Sault and who moved to Cleveland soon after her marriage, had been ill only a few days.

The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Friday evening

Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Church and burial will be in Riverside cemetery, in the family lot where the body of Mr. Payment is buried.

ix. EMILY PAYMENT, m. PAUL RENAUT, 05 Aug 1886, St. Mary's Catholic church-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

x. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 23 Sep 1865; d. 29 Sep 1893, Sault Ste. Marie; Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for JOSEPH PAYMENT:

September 30, 1893 Page 8

DEATH OF JOS. PAYMENT

After a Relapse Typoid fever Carried Him Off - Yesterday Forenoon.

Joseph Payment, aged 28 years, died at the residence of his brother-in-law E.J. Pink, yesterday morning at 10:15 o'clock. He had typhoid fever and suffered a relapse. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, and the remains will be interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Payment, on Sugar Island, opposite Garden River. Jos. Payment was a steady young man and was employed on the locks. He belonged to the numerous Payment family, was a brother of Frank X. Payment, of the Fourth ward, a step son of Edward Lambert and a brother-in-law of Jos. Crushier. During his sickness of six weeks he received every attention at the residence of his brother-in-law E.J. Pink. His companions knew him to be a jolly good fellow and they will mourn him and miss him.

More About JOSEPH PAYMENT:

Burial: 01 Oct 1893, Catholic Cemtery; Payment, Sugar Island, Chippewa Co.,Michigan

14. xi. MARIE EDESSE CATHERINE PAYMENT, b. 15 May 1857, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

xii. EMILY PAYMENT, m. PAUL RENAUT, 05 Aug 1886, St. Mary's Catholic church-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

xiii. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 23 Sep 1865; d. 29 Sep 1893, Sault Ste. Marie; Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for JOSEPH PAYMENT:

September 30, 1893 Page 8

DEATH OF JOS. PAYMENT

After a Relapse Typoid fever Carried Him Off - Yesterday Forenoon.

Joseph Payment, aged 28 years, died at the residence of his brother-in-law E.J. Pink, yesterday morning at 10:15 o'clock. He had typhoid fever and suffered a relapse. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, and the remains will be interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Payment, on Sugar Island, opposite Garden River. Jos. Payment was a steady young man and was employed on the locks. He belonged to the numerous Payment family, was a brother of Frank X. Payment, of the Fourth ward, a step son of Edward Lambert and a brother-in-law of Jos. Crushier. During his sickness of six weeks he received every attention at the residence of his brother-in-law E.J. Pink. His companions knew him to be a jolly good fellow and they will mourn him and miss him.

More About JOSEPH PAYMENT:

Burial: 01 Oct 1893, Catholic Cemtery; Payment, Sugar Island, Chippewa Co.,Michigan

3. JOSEPH6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE! end ) was born 07 Apr 1806, and died 11 Aug 1891 in Sugar Island, Michigan. He married EMILIE MALLETTE 28 Jan 1833 in St. Benoit, Mirabel, Canada, daughter of PHILIBERT MALLETTE and JUSTINE POIRIAU. She was born 30 May 1814 in Ste. Benoit, Quebec, Canada, and died in Massena, New York.

Notes for JOSEPH PAYMENT:

August 15, 1891 Page 1

Death of Old Joseph Payment

Grandfather Joseph Payment, who resided on Sugar Island opposite Garden River for forty years, died last Sunday morning, aged 89 years. He came to Sugar Island from New York state about the time his brother began operations on the island. Mr. Payment leaves three sons, four daughters, and numerous relatives, among his children are Mrs. E.J. Penny and Miss Vic Payment. His remains were interred by Undertaker Blacke at the old homestead on the island.

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Delores Pinder and her daughter Joanne; from the Boissineau family came from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada on the day of our 2nd Payment family re-union to meet some of her long lost relatives. She leads from Joseph Croshiere who married Claire Payment. She brought over a newspaper that was in the canadian Soo paper about "PENNY'S HOME ON SUGAR ISLAND" I rewrote the article and have this article in my book that I started my research on back in 1970. The problem was nobody knew Mrs. Penny was the daughter of Joseph Payment, so we lost a whole story here, as at the time the house was torn down. Joseph Payment's picture hung on the wall. The items in the house had been there since Joseph and his brothers and other family members built the home. Todate we do not know what happened to the items inside the home, when the home was torn down, but research will be done.

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The home was just across the street from the Old Catholic church on Sugar Island.

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Children of JOSEPH PAYMENT and EMILIE MALLETTE are:

15. i. PHILIBERT7 PAYMENT, b. 31 Jan 1834, Rigaud, Quebec/Canada; d. 21 Sep 1895, Sugar Island, Michigan.

16. ii. MARGUERITE PAYMENT, b. 28 Nov 1835; d. 01 Feb 1916, Barrbon, Wisconsin.

iii. VICTORIA PAYMENT, b. 12 Jan 1838.

Notes for VICTORIA PAYMENT:

July 15, 1893 Page 9

The Rev. Charles Henry Horn, who spent a summer three yesars ago at Miss Vic Payment's Garden river, was married at Olivet July 5, to Miss Hilda Frances Meads. they are now at home at Traverse City, Michigan.

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Victoria never married, after her Mother died, in New York, she and her Father Joseph Payment moved on to Sugar Island where she was a School Teacher, after her Father died, Victoria moved on to Detroit, moved in with a brother Moses, and she died and is buried in Detroit, Michigan

Victoire Agnes Payment was Baptised at Parish of St.Madeleine - Rigaud, Quebec, CanadaOn her Baptism it list her Father as a cultivator at Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada the city where Joseph's Dad died and is buried.

iv. MOSES PAYMENT.

v. JOSEPH PAYMENT.

vi. MATILDA PAYMENT.

vii. ADELINE PAYMENT, b. 17 Apr 1845.

viii. ADOLPHUS PAYMENT, b. 15 Oct 1849; m. MARGARET MCMAHON, 08 Jan 1898, Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Notes for ADOLPHUS PAYMENT:

From RHINELANDER PRESS - RHINELANDER, WISCONSIN - Saturday July 16, 1913

AL PAYMENT DEAD

Well known Camp Foreman Succumbs to Blood Poisoning

Al Payment, for many years camp foreman for Langly & Alderson, died at St. Mary's Hospital Sunday evening. Mr. Payment who in recent years has resided near Mercer was troubled with a small absess in the nose which he had treated by a physician. In some manner infection was incurred and he was brought to the hospital Friday with a well developed case of Blood-poisoning. All efforts to overcome the infection proved unavailing and death ensued.

The funeral was held at St. Mary's Church Tuesday morning followed by interment in Catholic Cemetery. Among the friends from out of town, who attended were Mr. and Mrs. McHon, and the latter, from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr and Mrs. Daniel Shea of Merrill, and Mr. Skud of Ironwood.

Alpheus Payment born in New York State 63 years ago, he leaves a wife, but no family..

ADOLPHES PAYMENT Baptised March 17, 1850 and was born October 15, 1849

His God-parents were Catherine Robair and Baptist Orma

17. ix. EMILY PAYMENT, b. 11 Mar 1852, Massena, New York; d. Detroit, Michigan.

4. MICHAEL GEOFFREY6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT! r 1 LARIVIERE) was born 21 Jun 1814 in Pointe Claire, P>Q> Canada, and died 18 Apr 1891 in Bay City, Michigan. He married CATHERINE EDESSE RIOPEL 02 May 1840, daughter of DOMIMIC RIOPEL and COLETA GOUIN. She was born 27 May 1820 in Detroit, Michigan, and died in Sugar Island, Michigan.

Notes for MICHAEL GEOFFREY PAYMENT:

The art of 'FURS" is what brought many of our people from Montreal to the United States. Michael was once involved in the Fur trading business. I read this in a book of "ROMANCE IN MUSKEGON" I felt it kind of proper to put it here. A GOOD DRINK COULD BUY ALMOST ANYTHING OF A RED MAN WHEN HE WAS THIRSTY, AND SO SOME OF THE TRADERS MADE A PROFIT OF FROM 600 TO 700 PER CENT. THE DIFFERENCE IN PRICES OFFERED BY THE FRENCH AND ENGLISH IS INDICATED BY THE FOLLOWING TABLE.:

MONTREAL - ONE JUG BRANDY FOR ONE BEAVER; EIGHT POUNDS POWDER FOR FOUR BEAVERS; ONE GUN FOR FIVE BEAVERS; 40 POUNDS LEAD FOR THREE BEAVERS; ONE RED BLANKET FOR TWO BEAVERS; ONE WHITE BLANKET FOR TWO BEAVERS; ONE LARGE COAT FOR TWO BEAVERS; FOUR SHIRTS FOR TWO BEAVERS; 10 PAIR HOSE FOR TWO BEAVERS.

THE FRANTIC ATTEMPTS OF THE FRENCH TO PRESERVE THEIR MONOPOLY OF THE FUR TRADE AND TO PUT ALL THE UNLICENSED TRADERS OUT OF BUSINESS MAY BE IMAGINED WHEN ONE READS WHAT M. DU CHESNEAU WROTE IN 1679:

"I have done all in my power......I have enacted ordinances against the coureurs de bois; against the merchants who furnish them goods; against the gentlemen and others who harbor them, and even against those who have any knowledge of them and will not inform the justices nearest the spot. All that has been vain."

LANMAN DESCRIBES THE COSTUME OF THE COUREUR DE BOIS AS FOLLOWS:

"The ordinary dress of the white portion of the Canadian French traders was a cloth passed about the middle, a loose shirt, and a red milled or worsted cap. The half-breeds.....sometimes wore a surtout of coarse blue cloth, reaching down to the mid leg, elk-skin trousers, with the seams adorned with fringes, a scarlet woolen sash tied around the waist, in which was struck a broad knife, to be used in dissecting the carcasses of animals taken in hunting; buck-skin moccasins, and a cap made of the same materials as the surtout."

One could just about take a piece of paper and start drawing the above person the writer has just explained. Many books have been written about French-Canadians and I have seen some of these drawings.similiar to the above explanations.

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April 25, 1891 Page 5

Death of an Old Sooite

M. G. Payment, Once the King of Sugar Island, Dies at Bay City.

Old residents of the soo will be pained to learn of the death of M.G. Payment, at Bay City. A very full biographical sketch appeared in a Bay City paper, from which the following was taken:

M.G. Payment, passed peacefully away at 1:05 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence on the southwest corner of Campbell and Johnson Street, in the 80th year of his age. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence and the remains will be interred in the family lot in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Bay City. Services will be held at the house by Rev. J.S. Holmes, pastor of the first Baptist Church.

"Deceased was born at Point Claire, near Montreal P.Q. january 20, 1812. After completing his education he was engaged in mercantile business at Montreal and Vaudrueil, and in 1837 he removed to Detroit, where he established trading posts with Lake Superior, Mackinaw and Sugar Island. In 1840, he was united in marriage to C.Edesse, the oldest daughter of Dominique Riopelle, a young lady of wealth and accomplishments, who died at Sugar island in 1850, at the age of 30 years, leaving four young children, the youngest an infant daughter two died at the age of six months. Miss Rose Payment, sister of the deceased, made her home with her widowed brother and his three sons until her death, which occurred in Bay City in 1888. In 1876 Mr. Payment removed Detroit to Bay city, where en engaged in the real estate business and devoted his spare time to the study of the English language, in which he was successful, becoming quite proficient in both Franch and English. Mr. Payment'! s life was one of constant struggle, but he was a man of uncommon natural talents and indomitable energy and activity, and he reemained perserverent to the end, in spite of the deepest calamities and loss of money in speculations of various kinds. He studied the scriptures diligently for twenty-five years and knew the New Testament by heart. His mental faculties remained bright and clear to the last, and the noble example which he set will make him regretted by all with whom he came in contact. He left a collection of valuable manuscripts to his son F.C. Payment, who was deeply attached to him and was constantly in his company for months up to the time of his death. The survivng members of his family are Dr.R.C. Payment, dentist of Detroit; Clovis C. Payment, engineer, at Sault Ste. Marie, and Fred C. Payment, of Bay City, who has been engaged in the real estate business, and was also connected with the grocery business for several years.

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'AT A RIPE OLD AGE'

DEATH OF M.G. PAYMENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, IN HIS EIGHTIETH YR.

M.G.Payment, passed peacefullyaway at 1:05 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence on the southwest corner of Campbell and Johnson streets. In the 80th year of his age. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence and the remains will be interred in the family lot in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Bay City. Services will be held at the house by Rev.J.S. Homes, Pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Deceased was born at Pointe Claire, near Montreal, P.Q. Jan. 20, 1812. After completing his education he was engaged in the merchantile business at Montreal and Vaudreuil, and in 1837 he removed to Detroit, were he established trading post with Lake Superior, Macckinaw and Sugar Island. In 1840 he was united in marriage to C. Edesse, the oldest daughter of Dominique Riocelle, a young lady of wealth and accomplishments, who died at Sugar Island in 1850, at the age of 30 years, leaving four young children, the youngest daughter an infant daughter, who died at six months. Miss Rose Payment, sister to deceased, made her home with her widowed brother and his three sons until her death, which occured in Bay City, where he engaged in the Real Estate Business and devoted his spare time to the stody of the English Language, in which he was successful. becoming quite preficient in both the French and English Languages. Mr. Payments life was one of constant struggle, but he wa! s a man of uncommon natural talents and indomitable energy abd activity, and remained perserverent to the end, in spite of the deepest cakamitites abd loss of money in speculations of various kinds. He studied the scriptures diligently for twenty five years and knew the Testament by heart. His mental faculties remained bright and clear to the last., and the nobel example which he set will make him regretted by all with whom he came in contact. He left a collection of valuable manuscripts to his son F.C.Payment, who deeply attached to him and was constantly in his company for months up to the time of his death. The surviving members of his family are Dr. R.C. Payment, Dentist of Detroit, Clovis C. Payment, Engineer of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Fred C. Payment of Bay City, who has been engaged in the Real Estate Business and was also connected with the grocery business for several years.

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Mr. M.G.Payment show up in the Census of 1850; 1860; and in 1870 living with Joseph Payment, Joseph was a brother to Michael.

You will find Michael G. Payment in a few History books on Sugar Island as the First Post Master.

Notes for CATHERINE EDESSE RIOPEL:

Catherine Payment died shortly after she gave birth to her daughter.

Children of MICHAEL PAYMENT and CATHERINE RIOPEL are:

18. i. RICHARD C.D.7 PAYMENT, b. 10 Jun 1841, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 22 Jan 1907, Detroit, Michigan.

19. ii. CLOVIS PAYMENT.

iii. FRED G. PAYMENT, b. Abt. 1848; d. 06 Jan 1898, Bay City, Michigan; m. (1) MARY; m. (2) MARY.

Notes for FRED G. PAYMENT:

SELF - INFLICTED INJURY - cause the death of F.C.PAYMENT in DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Had been in Ill-Health and was Despondent

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January 6, 1898 - THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE

Many people in Bay City will be shocked and surprised to learn of the death yesterday morning of FRED C. PAYMENT at St. Mary's hospital, Detroit, as a result of injuries inflicted by his own hand while temporarily insane.

The deceased came to Bay City over 30 years ago with his father who gradually accumulated considerable real estate in the Tenth ward in the vicinity of Belina Street. A few years ago the father died at the age of 82, leaving the son in charge of the property. The latter had been employed as clerk in various grocery houses and was known as a capable salesman, but in handling the property placed under his care he met with reverses, finally selling out every-thing, and early last summer, being out of employment, he removed to Detroit. There he did not meet with better success, and a couple of months ago, hearing of a vacant position here he returned to take it, but arrived only to learn that it had already been filled. He was then in rather feeble health and his ill-luck seemed to prey upon his mind to such an extent that his friends soon began to fear that his reason was departing. During his few weeks sojourn here he was constantly despondent, going so far on more t! han one occasion as to intimate that he would take his own life. Shortly before the holidays he became so ill that relatives sent for him and placed him in St. Mary's hospital in Detroit. Sunday he stabbed himself in the neck with a knife. It was thought at first that he would recover, but yesterday morning his condition changed suddenly for the worse and death soon ensued. He was aged 52 years, and a widower, his wife having died several years ago after a brief union.

The remains will be brought to Bay City for burial. The Detroit News says this about suicide: 'SISTER FRANCIS SAYS THAT BEFORE PAYMENT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, THE CITY PHYSICIAN ASKEF IF THERE WERE ANY OBJECTIONS TO RECEIVING A PATIENT WHO WAS SUFFERING FROM DESPONDENCY. SHE REPLIED THAT THERE WERE NONE IF THE PATIENT WAS QUIET, BUT WHEN PAYMENT WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL DID NOT KNOW THAT HE WAS THE MAN IN QUESTION.'

The sister in charge of the ward in which Payment was placed said that he appeared at times to be deranged.

Sunday evening one of the hospital patients noticed Payment in a closet, and saw blood on the floor. The attendant found him with a cut on the left side of the throat. They could not find the knife, and do not know where he procure fit. After the wound was sewed up and bandaged, Payment wanted to tear the bandages off.

Dr. Payment, the dentist at 83 Woodward a venuel is a brother of the deceased. He had a long talk with him a week ago, and says that he was suffering from temporary insanity. Another brother, Cloves Payment, lives in Buffalo."

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Wife - Mary Born May 1848 also in Canada Died May 8, 1902 - Sault Ste.Marie, Michigan

Children: 1) Samuel Gravel Born Feb. 1878

2) Clement Gravel Born April 1881

(Looks like Fred married Mary, she was divorced with two children)

My question is will the real Fredrick Payment please stand up. I just can't seem to fit him into the family line, but we are not giving up, we have questions and in time they will be answered.)

iv. PHILOMENE MARGARET PAYMENT, b. 18 Feb 1849.

5. FELIX MOISE6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1! LARIVIERE) was born 20 Jul 1819, and died 26 Jul 1882 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He married CATHERINE THIBAULT 20 Feb 1853 in St. Mary's Catholic church-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, daughter of PIERRE THIBAULT and ANGELIQUE DESCHENES.

Notes for FELIX MOISE PAYMENT:

We found a Moses Payment of Sugar Island, who died at the age of 17, succumbed to consumption on Sunday evening January 2, 1896 (Page 10). He was buried Tuesday morning in the Island cemetery at 9 o'clock. (Looks as thought they did not find his body right away, or was not able to identify him. As this article came out in the Saturday paper January 9, 1897 (Part 1 Page 2)

Said he died on Sunday, which means he had to have died the week before. At this time I have not been able to explain just whose son he was, but like always, we will try and solve the mystery. The above dates shows us he was born about 1880.

Children of FELIX PAYMENT and CATHERINE THIBAULT are:

20. i. ALPHONSE7 PAYMENT, b. 25 Mar 1855, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 25 Apr 1931, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

21. ii. MARIE ERMINE EMELIE PAYMENT, b. 08 Jun 1856.

22. iii. FELIX PAYMENT, b. 13 Jun 1858, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 11 Feb 1946, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

23. iv. LOUIS JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 20 Apr 1860, Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan.

24. v. ADELAID PAYMENT, b. 19 Jan 1866.

25. vi. ANGELIQUE PAYMENT, b. 14 Feb 1868, Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 25 Nov 1948, Garden River, Ontario, Canada.

vii. ANDREW ANDRE PAYMENT.

Notes for ANDREW ANDRE PAYMENT:

Andrew was 28 years of age when he died of gun-shot wound

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FROM SAULT EVENING NEWS

ANDREW PAYMENT DIES WITH BULLET IN HIS BRAIN.

BODY DISCOVERED IN HIS HOME ON EUREKA STREET

FOUND WITH REVOLVER CLASPED IN ONE HAND.

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_ MAD ACT WAS PROBABLY COMMITTED LAST SATURDAY - PAYMENT WAS AWAITING SENTENCE ON SERIOUS CHARGE IN CIRCUIT COURT.

With a bullet in his brain and the revolver with which the fatal shot was fired still clasped in his hand, the lifeless body of andrew Payment was found in his house on Eureka Street shortly before noon today. Coroner Edgerton r. shepley was notified and drove at once to the scene. The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Jacob Vanderhook and aninquest will be held.

The family of Louis Paquette, living next door became suspicious, as Payment was not seen about the place and nobody seemed to know anything about his movements. The last seen of him was Saturday. The doors of the house were locked and nobody answered when neighbors knocked on the door. Mr. Paquette notified officer, Michael Elligot, who called up Chief of Police Edgar J. Swart. Officer Louis Miniclier was sent to the house and they found an entrance.

The man's body was found on a bed in the front room of the little house. Clasped in one hand was a 32-calibre revolver, evidently new. Five cartridges were contained in the cylinder, all containing bullets with one exception. The pillow covered with blood and from the look on the dead man's face it is believed he died with-out a struggle.

Before laying down to take his last rest he took off his shoes and placed them on the floor beside the foot of the bed. By the side of the shoes was a pint whiskey bottle, which contained but a good sized drink. appearances indicate that he drank a large quantity of the liquor before firing the fatal shot.

It is believed Payment shot himself some time Saturday night, as the body was cold when found. The bullet remained in the head.

During the past few years Payment had been employed on the locks as a lineman. He was an erratic turn of mind and friends believed he was mentally unbalanced. He was recently tried by the circuit court before Judge Steere for taking indecent liberties with a young girl and convicted. Sentence had not been pronounced and it was understood in court circles that the supreme court was to be asked for an order for arrest of judgement, as his attorneys wished to move for a new trial.

The man led a lonely life. He was unmarried and lived in a small house on Eureka street, the building containing two rooms. In the rear room he did his cooking and washing, while the front room served as a parlor and bedroom. The house is well painted and while not large is better than the many small houses of the city.

Coroner shepley held a conference with Procescuting Attorney John P. Conrick after viewing the body. Mr. Conrick advised an inquest.

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viii. FRANCOIS MOISE PAYMENT, b. 19 Jun 1874, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 25 Oct 1930, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (1) MARGARET MCBRIDE, 11 Aug 1915, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (2) AGNES DUNNE, 16 May 1921, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. Ireland.

Notes for FRANCOIS MOISE PAYM! ENT:

From the Soo Evening News:

52-YEAR OLD MAN TRAPPED BY FIRE, DIED

FRANCIS PAYMENT SUFFOCATES AS FLAMES DAMAGE HIS HOME ON JOHN STREET - BOILING TAR While endeavoring to reach the kitchen door after being aroused by smoke and flames, Francis Paymentm 52 of 1222 John Street collapsed to the floor between the stove and the kitchen sink and died of suffocation early Saturday night as the interior of his home was destroyed by flames.

The fire started from a pail of tar which boiled over on the kitchen stove where boiled over on the kitchen stove where it was being melted. It is thought Payment put the tar on the stove and then lay down on his bed and perhaps fell to sleep. When he awoke the house was filled with heavy tar smoke. While endeavoring either to reack the sink to get water to put out the fire, or an effort to get to the back door, he was overcome by the smoke and fell to the floor where he was later found by Fire Chief Frank Trombley.

Payment lived aklone his wife having died about three months ago.

When the fire department arrived at Payment's John Street home at 7:30 Saturday night, the house was filled with heavy smoke. A stream was directed through one of the rear windows. Thomas Butler, U.S. Immigration patrolman who lived nearby, told the fire chief that he believed Payment was in the house. Chief Trombley, his face covered with a mask, fought his way through the smoke to the bedroom, but could not find nothing there. He came out for a breath of air and re-entered the house, finding Payment stretched full length on the floor, with his arm over his face. He was dressed only in his underwear and shirt.

Mr. Payment was born on Sugar Island, June 28, 1878, and had lived in and near the Sault all his life. He is survived by two brothers Felix and Albert, both of the Sault, and three sisters Mrs. Angeline Bell of Bell's Point, Mrs Addie(Anderson) of Ft. William, Ontario and Miss Kate Payment of Los Angeles, California.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at the St.Mary's Church. Burial will be at Riverside cemetery.

***************************************************************************************************************** A will was left by Francis M. Payment - filed November 17, 1930

Leaving to KATHERINE PAYMENT 2632 Highland Ave; Acean Park, California

ADDIE ANDERSON of Fort William, Ontario Canada

ANGELINE BELL - BELL'S POINT, VIA SOO, ONTARIO CANADA

FELIX PAYMENT 810 Cedar Street - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

DR. WILLIAM WINFREY (Nephew) Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ADELAIDE PAQUIN (Niece) 723 Cedar Street- Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

HATTIE HUDSOR (Niece) E. Portage - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

MARY HAMMOND (Niece) Daughter of Louis Payment

William Winfrey and Adelaid Paquin were children of Emily Payment and Hattie Hudsor was Daughter of Albert Payment.

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During my grade school years I became friends with Phyllis Hammond, my Mother told me we were cousins, we never ask questions how and why, we just excepted it, boy now I wish of would have kept in contact with Phyllis, have not heard from her since 1956/57. We was attending St. Joseph's School at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at the time(Delores Hall)

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Notes for MARGARET MCBRIDE:

From the Soo Evening News:

FROM THE OBITUARY OF AGNES PAYMENT

Mrs. Agnes Payment (66) of 1222 John Street, died Saturday night at 11:00 p.m. of a stroke of apolepsy. She had been ill health for four years. She was born in Ireland and came to Canada when she was fourteen years of age. She has been a resident of the Soo for 15 years. She is survived by her husband Francis Payment.

Funeral services will be held at Vanderhooks Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. the Rev. John Ver Straate officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. No children to this marriage.

ix. JOSEPH ULRIC PAYMENT, b. 23 Mar 1878; d. 07 Apr 1878.

6. PIERRE ALFRED6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1! LARIVIERE) was born 26 Jul 1820. He married (1) ADELINE BRISSON 10 Sep 1868 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada. He married (2) ADELINE BRISSON 10 Sep 1868 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada.

Notes for PIERRE ALFRED PAYMENT:

From 'GARDEN RIVER RECORDS' PIERRE ALFRED PAYMENT AND ADELINE BRISSON September 10, 1868

Three proclamations being omitted I joined in matrimony PIERRE ALFRED PAYMENT and ADELINE BRISSON in the Church of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Garden River (Upper Canada) Age of Spouse (m) 42 years, 26 July 1868. Francois Payment, Island of Montreal, Lower Canada, Father. Marie Josephinem Island of Montreal, Lower Canada Mother. Age of spouse (f) 30 years, 15 Nov. 1868 of St. Pierre a Bequet, Lower, Canada. Ambroise Brisson: Father. Adelaide Baul:Mother and witness Rev. Richard Baxter, S.J. Daniel Riordan, S.J. and Aug. Kohler S.J.

Children of PIERRE PAYMENT and ADELINE BRISSON are:

26. i. PIERRE ALFRED7 PAYMENT, b. 11 Aug 1872.

27. ii. MARIE ADELAIDE PAYMENT, b. 29 Aug 1873, Garden River, Ontario/Canada; d. 30 Apr 1930, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

28. iii. ROSE PAYMENT, b. 25 Jul 1876, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 03 Feb 1937, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

iv. MARTIN AUGUSTE PAYMENT, b. 10 Nov 1869.

7. JOSEPH6 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE! tend ) was born 07 Apr 1806, and died 11 Aug 1891 in Sugar Island, Michigan. He married EMILIE MALLETTE 28 Jan 1833 in St. Benoit, Mirabel, Canada, daughter of PHILIBERT MALLETTE and JUSTINE POIRIAU. She was born 30 May 1814 in Ste. Benoit, Quebec, Canada, and died in Massena, New York.

Notes for JOSEPH PAYMENT:

August 15, 1891 Page 1

Death of Old Joseph Payment

Grandfather Joseph Payment, who resided on Sugar Island opposite Garden River for forty years, died last Sunday morning, aged 89 years. He came to Sugar Island from New York state about the time his brother began operations on the island. Mr. Payment leaves three sons, four daughters, and numerous relatives, among his children are Mrs. E.J. Penny and Miss Vic Payment. His remains were interred by Undertaker Blacke at the old homestead on the island.

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Delores Pinder and her daughter Joanne; from the Boissineau family came from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada on the day of our 2nd Payment family re-union to meet some of her long lost relatives. She leads from Joseph Croshiere who married Claire Payment. She brought over a newspaper that was in the canadian Soo paper about "PENNY'S HOME ON SUGAR ISLAND" I rewrote the article and have this article in my book that I started my research on back in 1970. The problem was nobody knew Mrs. Penny was the daughter of Joseph Payment, so we lost a whole story here, as at the time the house was torn down. Joseph Payment's picture hung on the wall. The items in the house had been there since Joseph and his brothers and other family members built the home. Todate we do not know what happened to the items inside the home, when the home was torn down, but research will be done.

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The home was just across the street from the Old Catholic church on Sugar Island.

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Children of JOSEPH PAYMENT and EMILIE MALLETTE are:

i. MARGUERITE7 PAYMENT, b. 28 Nov 1835; d. 01 Feb 1916, Barrbon, Wisconsin; m. JOSEPH RICHARDS, 15 Apr 1854, Massena, New York; b. 14 Apr 1832, Masenna, New York; d. 21 Nov 1901, Baron, Wisconsin.

ii. JOSEPH PAYMENT.

iii. EMILY PAYMENT, b. 11 Mar 1852, Massena, New York; d. Detroit, Michigan; m. EDWARD J. PENNY; b. May 1850, England.

Notes for EDWARD J. PENNY:

I foind Edward Penny and his family living in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan in the 1900 Census; Edward was 50 years of age; Emily was 48; Edmund was 18; Charles was 13 and florence was 11, and Herbert was 7. It stated Edmund immigrated in 1873 at the age of 27. Now the census in 1900 shows Edmund to be 50 years of age; if he arrives in 1873 and was 27 years of age. Something is wrong here - right? Edmund was listed as working for the City. Said they were married for 25 years. Which means he married about two years after arrival. emily was born in New York, so the question is did they meet in New York and married there???

Generation No. 3

8. FRANCOIS XAVIER7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 29 Jan 1849 in Rigaurd, Quebec, and died 04 Dec 1920 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. He married HENRIETTE HARRIETTE ROBERT 01 Feb 1869 in Immaculate Heart, Garden River, Ontario, Canada, daughter of JEAN ROBERTSON and MADELEINE LESAGE. She was born 16 Aug 1847 in Drummond Island, Michigan, and died 05 May 1929 in S! ault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Notes for FRANCOIS XAVIER PAYMENT:

Francois Xavior Payment was quite a carpenter in his days; they said he often made sleighs in the winter, for the neighbor children, and just gave them away. Many fires hit a few of the Payment family homes, my parents had two house fires, this is where they lost there pictures, so history and pictures were distroyed.

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This came out of the Soo Evening News on F.X.'s obituary: When the earthly life of F.X. Payment, age 72, came to an end at his home in East Spruce Street. Sault Ste. Marie lost not only one of its esteemed citizens but it lost virtually its only remaining boat builder - a man who for more than two scores years phed his trade in his little shop near his residence 807 east Spruce Street.

Mr. Payments' death was due to an abcess which had formed in his head and which brought on paralysis. The funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. with burial following in Riverside Cemetery - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

"Knowing F.X. Payment all my life, I want to say that he was one of the most honorable men I have ever met." F.W. Roach told the News today, and the sentiment is the same as has been expressed by many other who knew him most intimately.

The largest vessel built by Mr. Payment was the government tug, "West Neebish" A large number of small craft which yet ply the river are the pruducts of his skilled labor. The coming of the automobile, which superceded the river craft tp a large extent, severely crippled the boat building business and that fact, together, with advancing age, practically put a stop to a work in the little shop of Mr. Payment.

The birthplace of Mr. Payment was in Montreal. He came to the Sault when he was five years of age.

Surviving members of the immediate family are his wife and two sons, Charles and Frank of Sugar Island. The two sons were at the bedside when death came.

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Their is a stained glass windown, located behind the Altar of St. Mary's Church that was donated by F.X. Payment, it was said he helped build the Altar and most likely many hours of his talents of carpentry also went into the building of the Church. What is interesting is how the carpentry trade or work of art thru wood led on down thru further generations.

Mr. F.X. Payment was not listed in a book written by Susan Payment, but just before her work went into print, Delores (Payment) Hall of Muskegon did contact her and gave her several Payment's names. She did not even know that Payment family's lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Plus their was a large Payment family that grew up near Traverse City, Michigan, this Payment, who was also Francois Xavior Payment, was a cousin to F.X. Payment, and apparently he came with the family from Montreal to New York, where he remained and joined the service, once out moved his family onto Traverse City. I hope to share this with you in this book. Joseph Payment was a brother of F.X. Payment, his family also remained in New York, except for a son, Philibert Payment, he made his home on Sugar Island, Michigan. Once Joseph's wife, Emily passed away he returned to the Soo and moved on to Sugar Island with his daughter Victoria, who was a school teacher, once Joseph passed away, Victo! ria moved on to Detroit to remain with her brother Moses, til she died.You can see the strong family ties here. I have much more of Joseph and his family to be included through out my work.

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More About FRANCOIS XAVIER PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Chronic Valvular Disease

Notes for HENRIETTE HARRIETTE ROBERT:

IN THE 1861 Census - I found Harriet living with Mary L. Lesage; this is the first time that I actually ran into something that showed me some results about Harriet; Mary L. Lesage was 28 years of age and Harriet was 15 years of age; so it is ovious, Harriet was not her daughter. Family members said she was raised by a sister of her Mother. Living in the same household was Mary who was five; Daniel who was 3; and Neil who was 1. Mary L. Lesage was married to John Baptiste McKay.

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From the Soo Evening News we located much history of the past, like this obituary: Mrs. Harriett Payment, aged 81, and a life long resident of Chippewa County, died Sunday morning at the home of her Son - Charles of 806 Cedar Street. After a year's illness with cancer. She was the widow of Frances S. Payment.

Mrs. Payment was born on Drummond Island, August 16, 1847. She was the Mother of two sons, Charles of this city and Frank of Barbeau, both of whom survive. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mrs. Payment took a keen interest in church affairs and was known as a kindly neighbor and friend of the poor. She was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart.

Harriet also ran a boarding house where her husband built boats. The boarding house was for men who worked at the Union Carbide Plant. What is interresting in 1976 Delores (Payment) Hall and her husband bought a home in the Lakeside area of Muskegon, Michigan, it wasn't til later they learned the Gramma had a boarding house their, for men who worked at the Paper Mill. Once they got up and went to work she would change sheets and get it ready for the next shift coming off from work. They say History repeats itself, Delores did not make her home into a boarding house, but once her children started to leave, abd she had a vacant bed-room, she and her husband would take in elders who were without a home. Cecil Alexander lived with them for eight years.

When Francis and Haenretta got married they were witnessed by a Joseph Lesage and Mary Lesage. We are trying to figure out relationship, but so far not much luck.

More About HENRIETTE HARRIETTE ROBERT:

Cause of Death: Uterus cancer

Children of FRANCOIS PAYMENT and HENRIETTE ROBERT are:

29. i. FRANCOIS XAVIOR8 PAYMENT, b. 22 Dec 1869, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 30 Aug 1938, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

ii. MARIA PAYMENT, b. 05 Mar 1905, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 07 Feb 1911, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for MARIA PAYMENT:

From the Soo Evening News: Mary, the 6 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Francis X. Payment, 807 Spruce Street east, passed away at 8:15 o'clock last evening of diptheria. The little girl was afflicted with the disease a couple of weeks ago, but had apparently recovered when she was taken with frequent bleeding spells from the nose. The funeral was held from the home this afternoon, no one except the members of the household being allowed to be present, even the family being decied the privilege of accompanying the remains to Riverside Cemetery where they were interred.

More About MARIA PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Diptheria

30. iii. CHARLES PATRICK PAYMENT, b. 23 Feb 1875, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; d. 16 Nov 1930, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

9. MATHILDE AGNES7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 17 Dec 1847. She married FRANCIS GAGNE.

Child of MATHILDE PAYMENT and FRANCIS GAGNE is:

31. i. ALBINA L. MARIE LOUISE8 GAGNE, b. 04 Sep 1869, Montreal, Quebec/Canada; d. 22 May 1948, Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.

10. ALFRED7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! 69PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born Abt. 1848 in Rigaurd, Quebec, and died 21 May 1905 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for ALFRED PAYMENT:

Found this is in the paper, but not sure what Alfred Payment. Saturday, August 12th 1899 Pagre 3

Josephine, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Payment, died sunday of cholera infantum, and was buried Monday in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

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From the Soo Evening News - obituary we find:

PAYMENT

ALFRED PAYMENT, AGED 57 YEARS, DIED OF CONSUMPTION LAST NIGHT AT THE HOME OF HIS BROTHER, 805 SPRUCE STREET. THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FROM ST. MARY'S CHURCH TOMORROW MORNING. HE WAS ONE OF THE OLD RESIDENTS OF THE SOO.

More About ALFRED PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Consumption

Children of ALFRED PAYMENT are:

i. MARIE8 PAYMENT.

ii. MARIE PAYMENT.

11. CLAIRE7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! 69PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 19 Apr 1852 in Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 23 Aug 1898 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. She married JOSEPH CROCHIER 20 Apr 1872 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada, son of JEAN CROCHIERE and JOLINEAU JOSETTE.

More About CLAIRE PAYMENT:

Marriage date: 12 Jan 1870, Canada

Notes for JOSEPH CROCHIER:

Joseph's Crushier spent alot of his time with his Daughter Mary Boussineau, who lived at Agawa, Ontario, Canada, His first trip was in September of 1915, Mary had written this in her diary, which was later put into a book and published, she writes her Dad was 71 years of age on this visit. He built several boats and some furniture while he was in Agawa, he was also a well known Boat Builder in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan where he lived. In the city directory for 1902, Joe is listed as a carpenter, living at 800 Cedar Street.

Children of CLAIRE PAYMENT and JOSEPH CROCHIER are:

32. i. MARY JANE8 CROCHIER, b. 06 Dec 1872.

ii. DELPHINE CROCHIER, b. 21 Oct 1874, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 26 Nov 1892, Sugar Island, Michigan.

iii. FLAVIE CROCHIER, b. 19 Nov 1876.

iv. AGNES CROCHIER, b. 17 Jul 1879.

v. MARIE ANNE CROCHIER, b. 23 Sep 1881, Sugar Island, Michigan; d. 06 Oct 1885, Sugar Island, Michigan.

vi. CLARA CROCHIER, b. 05 Oct 1883.

vii. JEAN B. CROCHIER.

viii. MADELEINA CROCHIER.

ix. ANNE CROCHIER, b. 07 Jun 1895.

x. SOPHIE CROCHIER, b. 08 Jul 1889.

12. MARIE ELISA7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2! , PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 17 Oct 1855, and died 28 Sep 1948 in Ken-Bow-Villa; Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan. She married (1) TOM TAIT. He was born Abt. 1853 in Canada, and died Abt. 1880 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan/Chippewa County. She married (2) BEN PRITCHETT. He died 31 Dec 1932 in Richmond Township; Osceola County, Michigan.

Notes for MARIE ELISA PAYMENT:

LAST RITES TODAY FOR MRS. PRITCHETT, 92

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Pritchett, 92, were to be held Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. at Moody funeral Home. A resident of the Michigan Gleaner home here for 18 years. Mrs. Pritchett died Tuesday afternoon at Ken Bow Villa, following an illness of two weeks.

She came to the home in 1930 from Vanderbilt with her husband, Ben Pritchett, who preceded her in death four years ago. Mrs. Pritchett was a member of the Gleaners. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, October 17. 1855.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Gingrich of Alma. President Dale D. Welch of Alma College will officiate for the funeral and interment will be made in Riverside cemetery.

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Michigan Department of Health

Full name

Local file No.

MRS. BELLE PRITCHETT

162

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Place of Death

Usual Residence of deceased

County GRATIOT

State Michigan County Gratiot

Township

Township

City or village ALMA, MICHIGAN

City or village ALMA, MICHIGAN

Name of hospital KEN-BOW-VILLA

street number Ken Bow Villa

Length of stay in hospital 2 weeks in community 18 years

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Sex Color or Race S - M - W - D MEDICAL CERTIFICATION

Female White widowed

date of death - September 28, 1948

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Name of husband or wife

I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from

Name - BENJAMIN PRITCHETT age if alive 1944

I last saw her alive on

Birth date of deceased October 17, 1855

September 27, 1948 Death is said to have occurred

Age: Years Months Days

on the date stated above at 5:45 p.m.

92 11 4 Immediate cause of death

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Birthplace - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich

CARDIAC DISEASE Duration 1 week

Usual occupation - Housewife

(mYOCARDIAL FAILURE)

Father - Mr. Payment

birthplace - Canada

Other contributory causes of importance

Mother - Miss Valley

Arteriosclerosis

birthplace Canada

Endocarditis (Mitral regurgitation)

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Informant Mrs. Elicabeth Gingrich

Address Alma, Michigan

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Burial creamation or removal

Place Alma, Michigan

Funeral director's signature W. E. MOODY

address Alma, Michigan

Was disease or injury related to occupation of

Filed September 29, 1948 A. O. Burkholder

deceased NO

Signature CHAS. F. DU BOIS M.D.

Address Alma, Michigan

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More About MARIE ELISA PAYMENT:

Burial: 30 Sep 1948, Riverside Cemetery

Nickname: Belle Payment

Notes for TOM TAIT:

We found in the 1861 Thomas Tait at the age of 56; and his wife Ellen age 36; living with them was Jane(age 14); John (age 13); David(age 12); Thomas(age 8); Eliza(age 6); James (age 5); and William(age 4). I haven't gotten into this family as yet, but I believe this thomas Tait age 8 later married Marie elisa Payment. From what I was told by a family member thomas Tait drowned during a "Tug-boat" accident after he was just married little over a year. It was believed thomas and his wife, who went by Belle, had a son rolland and Belle's sister adopted Roland after the accident. Prior to this marriage Belle had two other children Elizabeth and Charles. Charles was raised by her brother Francois Payment and Harriet Robair. It was said they adopted him but no adoption papers were ever filed. We don't believe Elizabeth was ever adopted out she married a Mr. Gingrich and at the time of her Mother's death, Elizabeth was at her Mother's side.

Children of MARIE PAYMENT and TOM TAIT are:

i. ELIZABETH8 PAYMENT.

ii. CHARLES PAYMENT.

13. JOSEPHINE AGNES7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! er 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 07 Jan 1859. She married JOSEPH EDWIN PINK.

Notes for JOSEPH EDWIN PINK:

Joseph Edwin Pink was a school Teacher on Sugar Island, Michigan. I believe later moved on to Detroit, but at this time no records of this.

Children of JOSEPHINE PAYMENT and JOSEPH PINK are:

i. ROSE SILA8 PINK, b. 17 Mar 1880.

ii. FREDERIC FRANCIS PINK, b. 07 Apr 1884.

14. MARIE EDESSE CATHERINE7 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! iddleend 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 15 May 1857 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. She married (1) MURRAY B. HEADINGTON. He died 10 Nov 1886. She married (2) JOHN HENRY LEE 26 Feb 1888.

Children of MARIE PAYMENT and MURRAY HEADINGTON are:

i. JOSEPHINE MYRA8 HEADINGTON, b. 21 Mar 1877.

33. ii. CATHERINE ALICE HEADINGTON, b. 21 Mar 1885; d. 26 Dec 1951.

Children of MARIE PAYMENT and JOHN LEE are:

iii. MARGARET ANN8 LEE, b. Aug 1888.

Notes for MARGARET ANN LEE:

In the 1910 Census I found Myra Heading at the age of 21, as a boarder living in Henry Ross's place. Myra's occupation is listed as a bookkeeper. Margaret Lee is also listed as a boarder at the age of eleven and still in school. I can understand Myra renting, but not Margaret as she is only eleven years of age. But apparently something took place in the home, be it sickness with the mother, loss of work with the father, who knows. But having the census helps us put together pieces we would not have known otherwise. Myra is a 1/2 sister to Margaret. Myra's father died in 1886. Two years later her mother married Mr. Lee and they had Margaret the same year.

iv. THOMAS H. LEE.

v. LILA MAY LEE.

vi. HAROLD LEE.

vii. SAMUEL H. LEE.

viii. JOHN JOSEPH LEE.

15. PHILIBERT7 PAYMENT (JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE! twnamefirstend PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 31 Jan 1834 in Rigaud, Quebec/Canada, and died 21 Sep 1895 in Sugar Island, Michigan. He married (1) MARY JANE LEASK 14 Feb 1895 in Garden River, Ontario, Canada, daughter of HENRY LEASK and CATHERINE SYRETTE. She was born Jun 1842 in Garden River, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, and died 27 Apr 1908 in Sugar Island, Chippewa County, Michigan. He married (2) ! namefirst MARY JANEwnamemiddleend LEASK 14 Feb 1895 in Garden River, Ontario, Canada. She was born Jun 1842 in Garden River, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, and died 27 Apr 1908 in Sugar Island, Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for PHILIBERT PAYMENT:

Philibert was a Lighthouse keeper at Payment range and Little Lake George crib in 1892

You will find he remained on Sugar Island, where his parents and sisters and brothers moved onto Messena New York. You may also want to read about his Sister Margaret who married a Mr. Richards, more information on them in Delores Hall's book of Sault Ste. Marie..

Children of PHILIBERT PAYMENT and MARY LEASK are:

34. i. HENRY8 PAYMENT, b. 27 Nov 1859, Garden River, Ontario, Canada; d. 26 Apr 1919.

ii. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. Abt. 1863.

iii. PAUL PAYMENT, b. 08 Sep 1866; d. 24 Feb 1874, Sugar Island, Michigan.

iv. PATRICK PAYMENT, b. 14 Oct 1869.

v. JOHN PAYMENT, b. 02 Nov 1871.

35. vi. JAMES PAYMENT, b. 14 Mar 1873.

vii. ANTHONY PAYMENT, b. 11 Jun 1875; d. 28 Dec 1903; m. LIZZIE LAWRENCE.

viii. MOSES PAYMENT, b. 19 Nov 1880; d. 02 Jan 1897.

Notes for MOSES PAYMENT:

Saturday, January 9, 1897 Part 1 Page 2

Moses Payment, late of Sugar Island, aged 17 years, succumbed to consumption on Sunday evening. He was buried Tuesday morning in the Island Cemetery at 9 o'clock.

More About MOSES PAYMENT:

Burial: 04 Jan 1897, Sugar Island; Chippewa County, Michigan

ix. MARY JANE PAYMENT, b. 07 Nov 1877; d. 28 Feb 1896, Sugar Island; Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for MARY JANE PAYMENT:

February 29, 1896 Page 10

Miss Mary Payment died at her home on Sugar Island Wednesday, of consumption, at the age of 19. Jas Payment, brother of the deceased, was in the city Wednesday on his way to the island to attend the obsequies.

36. x. WILLIAM PAYMENT, b. 01 Sep 1889; d. 02 Jun 1919.

xi. EMILY PAYMENT, b. 22 May 1884.

xii. PHILIBERT PAYMENT, b. 27 Apr 1886.

xiii. MARGARITE PAYMENT, b. 25 Sep 1861.

Children of PHILIBERT PAYMENT and MARY LEASK are:

xiv. HENRY8 PAYMENT, b. 27 Nov 1859, Garden River, Ontario, Canada; d. 26 Apr 1919; m. (1) ELODIE LYDIA MERCIER DIT FORD, 01 Oct 1883, Garden River, Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1865; d. 31 Dec 1884, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan/Chippewa County; m. (2) ANNA CATHERINE NIGHTENGALE, 02 Jul 1900; b. 23 Apr 1870, Whealing West Virginia; d. 09 Apr 1948, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

li1140Notes for HENRY PAYMENT:

OBITUARY ON HENRY PAYMENT

Death of Henry Payment: The body of Henry Payment 59 years old and a native resident of Sugar Island, arrived in the Soo today from Rochester, Minnesota. Where Mr. Payment Died, April 19th. He had gone to Rochester for treatment and an operation. The body was taken to the undertaker parlors of Ryan and Newhouse and will be sent from their, the the family home on Sugar Island. The late Mr Payment was born on Sugar Island and had lived their all his life. He leaves a widow, 2 sons and 2 daughters GEORGE; HERBERT; MARGARET; and KATHERINE, all residence of the Island. Also four brothers and one sister as follows: PATRICK of North Dakota: JAMES of Garden River, Ontario: JOHN and WILLIAM of BRASSER and Mrs Emily Johnson who resides in the west. Funeral services will be held at the Payment home.

Notes for ELODIE LYDIA MERCIER DIT FORD:

It is said that Elode died during child-birth. I got onto the internet and found alot of information on her family on the "Sneakers Site" then later got an e-mail from Delphine who was doing the research on the family tree. She wrote to me for further information on Henry's second family. We are still in contact.

Notes for ANNA CATHERINE NIGHTENGALE:

From Soo Evening News ANNA CATHERINE PAYMENT OBITUARY

Anna Catherine Payment of 1096 East Spruce Street died at her home at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 1948.

Widow of the late Henry Payment, she was born in Whealing W. Va., April 23, 1870, where she lived until 48 years ago, when she moved to Sault Ste. Marie.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church.

Ssurviving are two sons, Urban and George of the Sault; one daughter Mrs Adolph(Catherine) Cilrski of Detroit; nine grandchildren and one brother Urban Nightingale of the Sault., and two sisters Mrs Merlin Syrie and Mrs Ketz Wykurchner, both of Wheeling, W. Va.,

Her daughter, Mrs Cileski is here from Detroit; to attend the funeral.

The body rests at the Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home where prayers will be said at 8:30 Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 12 at St. Mary's Church with burial in Riverside cemetery.

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xv. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. Abt. 1863.

16. MARGUERITE7 PAYMENT (JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE ftwnamefirstend PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 28 Nov 1835, and died 01 Feb 1916 in Barrbon, Wisconsin. She married JOSEPH RICHARDS 15 Apr 1854 in Massena, New York. He was born 14 Apr 1832 in Masenna, New York, and died 21 Nov 1901 in Baron, Wisconsin.

Children of MARGUERITE PAYMENT and JOSEPH RICHARDS are:

i. GEORGIA8 RICHARDS, b. 22 Feb 1855.

ii. WALTER WILLIAMS RICHARDS, b. 13 Aug 1861.

iii. HELEN MABEL RICHARDS, b. 03 May 1866.

iv. ERVIN R. RICHARDS, b. 21 Jul 1869.

v. FLORENCE ISABEL RICHARDS, b. 23 Jul 1872.

vi. FRED ARCHER RICHARDS, b. 27 May 1875.

17. EMILY7 PAYMENT (JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE! amefirstend PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 11 Mar 1852 in Massena, New York, and died in Detroit, Michigan. She married EDWARD J. PENNY Abt. 1875. He was born May 1850 in England.

Notes for EDWARD J. PENNY:

I foind Edward Penny and his family living in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan in the 1900 Census; Edward was 50 years of age; Emily was 48; Edmund was 18; Charles was 13 and florence was 11, and Herbert was 7. It stated Edmund immigrated in 1873 at the age of 27. Now the census in 1900 shows Edmund to be 50 years of age; if he arrives in 1873 and was 27 years of age. Something is wrong here - right? Edmund was listed as working for the City. Said they were married for 25 years. Which means he married about two years after arrival. emily was born in New York, so the question is did they meet in New York and married there???

Children of EMILY PAYMENT and EDWARD PENNY are:

i. ARTHUR EDMUND8 PENNY, b. Jun 1882.

ii. CHARLES L. PENNY, b. Aug 1886.

iii. FLORENCE E. PENNY, b. Oct 1888.

iv. HERBERT PENNY, b. May 1893.

18. RICHARD C.D.7 PAYMENT (MICHAEL GEOFFREY6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 10 Jun 1841 in Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 22 Jan 1907 in Detroit, Michigan. He married (1) ELLA. He married (2) PAULINE PLANT DIT SOVA, daughter of JOHN SOVA and CHARLOTTE BOADWIN. She was born 07 Dec! 1849 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for RICHARD C.D. PAYMENT:

REPRESENTATIVE MEN of MICHIGAN - Sent to me by Detroit Library -

From book - 'AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY of Eminent and Self Made Men (book of 1878)

Richard C. Payment was born in Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1842. His Mother, Catherine (Ades) Payment, was born May 27, 1820. His father, Michael G. Payment, who was born in Canada, January 20, 1814, was early thrown upon his own resources, with a minited education. From the age of fourteen to the age of twenty-four, he held a position as clerk in a dry-goods store, receiving one dollar a month. In 1827 he went to Detroit, and found occupation in the dry-goods house of Buchard & Co., situated on the corner of Woodward and Jefferson avenues. Here he made himself useful to his employers that, in one year, they gave him an interest in the business; and, at the early date, dispatched him with a cargo of goods to Lake Superior. On the voage, he encountered very tempestuous weather; and, to save the vessel, was obliged to throw a great portion of the cargo over-board, this sacrificing the hard earnings of years. Not at all discouraged, he returned to Detroit, and starte! d with another cargo, for Mackinaw, on Lake Huron. He exchanged his goods with the Indians, at different points on the coast, for furs and other commodities. He then settled, about the year 1844, on Sugar Island, and commenced the life of a farmer. He also established a general store, at a place known then and now as Payment's Landing. These enterprises he carried on for twenty-five years, with maderate success. He then disposed of his interests in that region of country, and returned to Detroit in 1874. He has sinces retired from business, and removed to Bay City, where he now resides. Owing to his father's life among the Indians, R. C. Payment had few educational advantages. When fifteen years of age, he attended for three years, Notre Dame University, Indiana. Returning to the family home at Sugar Island, he took charge of his fathers business, which he managed successfully until 1870. He then went to Sault Ste.Marie, Michigan, where he remained three years, en! gaged in the drug business. After selling out his interest, he removed to Hancock, on Lake Superior, and engaged in the same occupation. One year later, he removed to Detroit, and, in connection with Mr. Dennis Robert Bogue, who belonged to an old French-Canadian family, opened a drug store under the firm name of Bogue & Co. Mr. Payment is now conduction this business successfully. From 1864 to 1877, he held the position of County Treasurer at Sugar Island; and, in 1872, was Postmaster of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. His experience in traveling, during his life among the Indians, is of much interest. He was obliged to undergo many hardships in fighting with the savages, and met with severe commercial losses. Mr. Payment is a Roman Catholic and is a member of St. Ann's Church. He was always felt an interest in the Republican party, but has taken no active part in politics. In his business relations, he maintains a high reputation for integrity, and is respected by all who know him. He is genial and generous, ever ready to give assistan! ce to those in need.,

TRIBUNE - DECEMBER 17, 1905

JUDGE THREATENS ARREST FOR PERSISTENT ARTIST

C. Payment's attempt to sell Donovan's picture arouses latter's Ire.

R.C.Payment, the artist who made a picture of Judge Donovan without an order from the judge and who roused the judicial ire by showing the grey hair and whiskers the judge possesses and which he disdains to mention because they show advancing age, threatens now to auction off the judge's picture. If the price of it is not forthcoming soon.

THIS IS PAYMENT'S STORY

"Judge, I've made a picture for you. I'd like you to come over and see it some day."

"All right, Mr. Payment, I will. Very thoughtful of you." "Why I always thought of you, judge, I worked pretty hard for you during the campaign. If it hadn't been for me you wouldn't have been elected. You had a recount as it was. "Oh, I'd a got it all right," somewhat testily. "I don't know, judge, it was a pretty close shave."

"Say, Mr. Payment, here are $2. this is not to go on the picture, mind you. No, that's all right. Keep it and buy yourself something nice." "thanks, judge, be sure and come to see the picture."

Judge Donovan did go to see the picture.

"What!, he shrieked, "That gray whiskered thing me!@ that 80-year-pld vagabound me!"

"Why, judge," gasped Mr. Payment, "I just had Judge Brooke here and he says it's an excellent likeness. He says I ought to get $100 for it."

"Brooke" You! A hundred dollars! Let me get at that hoary headed caricature and put my foot through it. My whiskers gray! My head bald! My brow furrowed! Say.!"

And so the judge went away protesting against the libel in art.

Payment sent numberous letters. In one letter the price is $30. In another the judge can pay just what he thinks is reasonable. A dozen pictures were sent to the judge by the anxious artist, but to them all came only this one reply:

"SHALL NOT SHOW IT - OWN IT - CLAIM IT - DID NOT ORDER IT (as yuo know). IF I FIND IT WITH A FRIEND, I'LL ASK HIM TO DISTROY IT. DON'T TELL ME MORE OF IT OR BOTHER ABOUT IT. NEVER KNEW ONE IT REMOTELY RESEMBLED."

Payment replied that the next thing he knew was that Detective Fenton came to him and threated to arrest him for violating the postal laws annoying the judge. Payment advised the officer to arrest him quick, but Fenton did nothing beyound warn him, the artist.

Payment is getting ready to sell tickets for the judge's rejected picture and the cry will soon be heard."

"HOW MUCH AM I BID FOR JUDGE DONOVAN?"

Notes for PAULINE PLANT DIT SOVA:

Received word from Dean Phillip Oberlin that Pauline Plant dit Sova is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Headstone reads - Pauline(Plant)LaLonde

Occupation - Domestic Housewife - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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Children of RICHARD PAYMENT and ELLA are:

i. RICHARD D.8 PAYMENT.

ii. ALICE S. PAYMENT.

iii. ANGELO PAYMENT.

Children of RICHARD PAYMENT and PAULINE SOVA are:

37. iv. FREDERICK RICHARD8 PAYMENT, b. 13 Jun 1873, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 10 May 1943, Detour Village, Michigan.

v. JENNIE PLAUNT.

vi. WILLIAM PLAUNT.

19. CLOVIS7 PAYMENT (MICHAEL GEOFFREY6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! 5869PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) He married MARIE BAMPTON.

Child of CLOVIS PAYMENT and MARIE BAMPTON is:

i. CHARLES JOSEPH8 PAYMENT, b. 24 Oct 1872.

20. ALPHONSE7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 25 Mar 1855 in Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 25 Apr 1931 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. He married MAGGIE COOPER 11 Jan 1900.

Notes for ALPHONSE PAYMENT:

From the Soo Evening News 'ALBERT PAYMENT'

77, former ship captain on the Great Lakes, died at the War Memorial Hospital at 5 a.m. this morning April 25, 1931 of complications following influenza.

Born on Sugar Island and sailed Lake Streamers til 4 years ago. He has been in the Sault since that time.

He is survived bt one brother Felix of the Sault, 3 sisters Mrs. Angeline Bell of Bells Point; Mrs. Hattie Anderson of Fort William, Ontario and Miss Kate Payment of Los Angelis, California.

The body will remain at Vanderhooks funeral home til Monday morning when Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church at 8:30.

Burial - Riverside Drive Cemetery.

Child of ALPHONSE PAYMENT and MAGGIE COOPER is:

i. HATTIE8 PAYMENT, b. Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; m. JOHN JOSEPH HUDSON; b. 17 Jul 1896, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; d. 02 Aug 1941, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan.

21. MARIE ERMINE EMELIE7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! d 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 08 Jun 1856. She married WILLIAM WINFREY 02 Jan 1875 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario/Canada.

Children of MARIE PAYMENT and WILLIAM WINFREY are:

i. WILLIAM8 WINFREY.

ii. ADELAIDE WINFREY.

22. FELIX7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! wnamebegin PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 13 Jun 1858 in Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 11 Feb 1946 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. He married (1) MARGUERITE SYLVESTER, daughter of LOUIS SYLVESTER and LOIS LEVENS. She was born 15 Oct 1861, and died 18 Oct 1886. He married (2) MARGUERITE SYLVESTER. She was born 15 ! Oct 1861, and died 18 Oct 1886. He married (3) dlo966MARGUERITE SYLVESTRE 18 Oct 1886 in Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan, daughter of LOUIS SYLVESTRE and LOIS LEVENS. She was born 15 Oct 1861, and died 18 Oct 1886. He married (4) MARGUERITE SYLVESTRE 18 Oct 1886 in Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan. She was born 15 Oct 1861, and died 18 Oct 1886. He married (5) MINNIE KEMPLE 15 May 1894 in Sault Ste, Marie, M! ichigan, daughter of ALBERT KEMPLE and LOUISE FOSTER.

Notes for FELIX PAYMENT:

From the Soo Evening News - obituary:

Felix Payment 88, retired lockman, died at his home, 810 Cedar Street, at 7:35 a.m. today. February 11, 1946, after an illness of four days.

Born on Sugar Island, June 13, 1858 Mr. Payment began work on the locks in 1880, retiring November 30, 1927.

He is survived by one son, Clement of the Sault, and one daughter Mrs. Henry Trempe also of the Sault.; two sisters Mrs. Angeline Bell of Bell's Point and Miss Catherine Payment of Santa Monica, California, seven grandchildren and 13 great grand children.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church, where services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13.

The body will rest at the family home beginning this evening, and prayers will be said there Tuesday evening at 8:30.

The body will be placed in the municipal vault for burial in the spring.

Pallbearers will be James Murphy, Glen Trempe, Albert Fuerstnau, Elmer Myotte, Donald McDonald and John McCarthy Jr.

Children of FELIX PAYMENT and MARGUERITE SYLVESTER are:

i. CLEMENT8 PAYMENT.

ii. MARY PAYMENT.

Children of FELIX PAYMENT and MARGUERITE SYLVESTRE are:

38. iii. CLEMENT8 PAYMENT, b. 13 Aug 1887.

39. iv. MARY MAUDE PAYMENT, b. 28 Dec 1889.

23. LOUIS JOSEPH7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2 i , PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 20 Apr 1860 in Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan. He married (1) MARIE BELL 21 Aug 1882, daughter of PETER BELL and MARIE BOURASSA. She was born 06 Jan 1865, and died 03 May 1889 in Sugar Island; Chippewa County, Michigan. He married (2) MARIE BELO! middleend BELLEAU 21 Aug 1882 in Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan.

Notes for LOUIS JOSEPH PAYMENT:

I Have Louis Joseph Payment listed with two women, my guess was Marie Bell died at an early age, as in the obituary of her sisters, she is not listed. If anyone can help me solve this problem, I would be greatly appreciated. Delores Hall

More About LOUIS JOSEPH PAYMENT:

Baptism: 20 Apr 1860, Garden River, Algoma district, Ontario, Canada

Notes for MARIE BELL:

May 4, 1889 Page 2

Mrs. Louis Payment died on Sugar Island on Monday and was buried on Tuesday. Miss Temperance Tate the fourteen year old daughter of Capt. Tate of Sugar Island, also died and was buried on Tuesday. Undertaker Gabriel, officiating.

More About MARIE BELL:

Baptism: 23 Jan 1865, Garden River, Algoma district, Ontario, Canada Burial: 05 May 1889

Children of LOUIS PAYMENT and MARIE BELL are:

i. ROSE LILY8 PAYMENT, b. 11 Jun 1884, Sugar Island, Chippewa County, Michigan; m. ALEXANDER CARCONEY, 19 Nov 1903; b. Abt. 1872, Goulais Bay.

ii. ANNE PAYMENT, b. 11 Aug 1886.

iii. FLORA PAYMENT, b. 05 Oct 1889.

24. ADELAID7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ftwnamebegin PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 19 Jan 1866. She married ALFRED ANDERSON 17 Nov 1885 in Sugar Island, Michigan.

Children of ADELAID PAYMENT and ALFRED ANDERSON are:

i. EDWARD ALFRED8 ANDERSON, b. 06 Jan 1886.

ii. AGNES MARY ANDERSON.

iii. JOSEPH A. ANDERSON, b. 20 Feb 1889.

25. ANGELIQUE7 PAYMENT (FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! 9PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 14 Feb 1868 in Payment, Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 25 Nov 1948 in Garden River, Ontario, Canada. She married JAMES P. BELL 21 Feb 1887 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada, son of PETER BELL and MARIE BOURASSA. He was born 04 Jul 1862, and died 17 Aug 1907.

Notes for ANGELIQUE PAYMENT:

Jeanette Lalomia wrote on the computor family information about Angelique Payment. Jeanette said when she was about 4 or 5 years of age, in the mid 40's she recalls going to visit her Grandmother Angelique Bell, going across in a rowboat to Bell's Point. She said they had a big old farmhouse right on the water.

Notes for JAMES P. BELL:

We found this information in Canada and decided to put it here on this page, as descendants of James Bell still lives at Garden river, Ontario, Canada

BELL, OCTOBER 18, 1939 - a daughter Born at the General Hospital Monday October 14th to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bell - 144 Biggings Avenue

BELL, March 20, 1940 - "Memoriam" In loving memory of Thomas G. Bell of Gordon Lake who passed away March 8, 1933 Wife and family

BELL, May 17, 1940 - - Born at 359 wilson Street - Thursday May 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bell (Nee Ruby Witt) - a daughter (stillborn)

Children of ANGELIQUE PAYMENT and JAMES BELL are:

i. LAURA MABE8 BELL, b. 21 Jan 1888.

ii. WILLIAM PETER BELL, b. 03 Jul 1893; m. (1) SARAH LESAGE; b. 24 Mar 1896; m. (2) SARAH LESAGE; b. 24 Mar 1896.

iii. MARGARET BELL, b. 13 Sep 1895.

40. iv. AGNES BELL, b. 12 Jul 1898; d. 10 Dec 1931.

v. EMILY LOUISE BELL, b. 05 Mar 1900.

vi. ANNE CATHERINE BELL, b. 24 Nov 1905.

vii. JOSEPH EDWARD BELL, b. 08 Mar 1902.

viii. JAMES BELL, b. 12 Jan 1891.

26. PIERRE ALFRED7 PAYMENT (PIERRE ALFRED6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2! , PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 11 Aug 1872.

Child of PIERRE ALFRED PAYMENT is:

i. JOSEPHINE8 PAYMENT, d. 12 Aug 1899, Sugar Island; Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for JOSEPHINE PAYMENT:

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this; but dates make sense, so putting it here til we find out differantly:

Josephine, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Payment, died Sunday of cholera infantum, and was buried Monday in Maple Ridge Cemetery

More About JOSEPHINE PAYMENT:

Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery; Sugar Island

27. MARIE ADELAIDE7 PAYMENT (PIERRE ALFRED6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 29 Aug 1873 in Garden River, Ontario/Canada, and died 30 Apr 1930 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for MARIE ADELAIDE PAYMENT:

From the Soo Evening News: April 30, 1930

Obituary: MARIE SMITH

Marie Smith 55 died at her home on 518 Oaka Street, Soo, Michigan. Very little isknown of the life of Mrs. Smith making a living as a fortune teller.

Survivors were listed as one Daughter "Myrtle" of LaPeer School for girls and one Sister Mrs. George Sylvester.

Delores Hall did some further research and found that Myrtle was transferred to Newberry State Hospital

No further information was found on this family.

Child of MARIE ADELAIDE PAYMENT is:

i. MYRTLE8 SMITH, b. 19 Jan 1904.

Notes for MYRTLE SMITH:

Myrtle Smith, born January 19, 1904 - Mother's name MARIE SMITH of 1018 Bingham Avenue - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Myrtle was admitted to LaPeer Home for Girls on March 20, 1922. Transferred to Newberry State Home on "placement" October 4, 1943.

28. ROSE7 PAYMENT (PIERRE ALFRED6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, ! twnamebegin PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 25 Jul 1876 in Sugar Island, Michigan, and died 03 Feb 1937 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. She married GEORGE A. SYLVESTER 07 Aug 1892 in Sugar Island, Michigan, son of LOUIS SYLVESTRE and LOIS LEVENS. He was born 15 Aug 1868 in Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, and died 29 Sep 1942.

Notes for ROSE PAYMENT:

From the Soo Evening News obituary - February 4, 1937 'MRS. ROSE SYLVESTER'

Mrs. Rose Sylvester, 89, died at her home at Febre, Michigan. February 3, 1937 at 3:25 p.m. after a nine-day illness.

Surviving are her husband, George, four daughters. Mrs. Lillian Dougherty of Manistique; Mrs Margaret Lenon; Mrs Elsie Siler; and Mrs Lois Beaulieau of Fibre; two sons Oscar of the Sault and Victor of Fiber.

Mrs Sylvester was born on Sugar Island July 19, 1877, She was resident of Fiber for the past 15 years.

She was a member of the Catholic Church

The body will remain at the Beaumier Funeral Home until the funeral, for which arrangements have not been completed.

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From the archives of the 'WIN AWENEN NISITOTUNG' A picture of Elsie(Sylvester) Filer, Rose(Payment) Sylvester, George Sylvester and twelve year old Victor "Dixie" Sylvester, and 10 year old Margaret(Sylvester)Lenon was put in their newspaper. They said the picture was taken about 1912 or 1913 at Napa, Michigan. For further viewing you can contact the Win Awenen Nisitotung Archives.

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Notes for GEORGE A. SYLVESTER:

August 20, 1892 Page 8

Geo. Sylvester and Miss rose Payment were united in marriage at Sugar Island last Monday. The happy couple are well known here on the island. The groom is a brother to Clem Sylvester, of P.M. Church & Co's hardware store.

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George Sylvester died of Dilatation of the heart. - 72 years of age.

George A. Sylvester, 74, a long-time resident of Chippewa county, was found dead Tuesday, September 29, 1942 at 3 p.m. by a neighbor at his home in Brimely. Death was from a heart attack, and as Mr. Sylvester was found seated in a chair, it was believed seated in a chair, it was believed he had died the day previously.

A farmer, Mr. Sylvester until a few years back, had operated a farm near Fibre for 22 years.

Surviving are two sons, Oscar and Louis of Fibre, and four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Daugherty of Manistique, Mrs. John Beaulieu of Brimley, and Mrs. Margaret Lenon and Mrs. Elsie Filer of Fibre. thirty-nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The body has been brought to the Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home where it will lie in state until Friday when funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathelic church.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery beside the grave of his wife, Rose, who died six years ago.

Children of ROSE PAYMENT and GEORGE SYLVESTER are:

i. MARIE AMEROSINE LILY8 SYLVESTER, b. 10 Aug 1893.
ii. LOIS ELIONORE SYLVESTER, b. 19 Jun 1895.
iii. OSCAR ALFRED SYLVESTER, b. 13 Nov 1897.
iv. LOUIS VICTOR SYLVESTER, b. 18 Mar 1900.
v. MARGARET SYLVESTER.
vi. MARIE AMEROSINE LILY SYLVESTER, b. 10 Aug 1893.
vii. LOIS ELIONORE SYLVESTER, b. 19 Jun 1895.
viii. OSCAR ALFRED SYLVESTER, b. 13 Nov 1897.
ix. LOUIS VICTOR SYLVESTER, b. 18 Mar 1900.
x. MARGARET SYLVESTER.
xi. MARIE AMEROSINE LILY SYLVESTRE, b. 10 Aug 1893.
xii. LOIS ELIONORE SYLVESTRE, b. 19 Jun 1895.
xiii. OSCAR ALFRED SYLVESTRE, b. 13 Nov 1897.
xiv. LOUIS VICTOR SYLVESTRE, b. 18 Mar 1900.
xv. MARGARET SYLVESTRE.
xvi. ELSIE SYLVESTRE.
xvii. MARIE AMEROSINE LILY SYLVESTRE, b. 10 Aug 1893.
xviii. LOIS ELIONORE SYLVESTRE, b. 19 Jun 1895.
xix. OSCAR ALFRED SYLVESTRE, b. 13 Nov 1897.
xx. LOUIS VICTOR SYLVESTRE, b. 18 Mar 1900.
xxi. MARGARET SYLVESTRE.
xxii. ELSIE SYLVESTRE.
xxiii. MARGARET SYLVESTER.
xxiv. ELSIE SYLVESTER.
xxv. MARGARET SYLVESTER.
xxvi. ELSIE SYLVESTER.

Generation No. 4

29. FRANCOIS XAVIOR8 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER7, FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3! , PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 22 Dec 1869 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, and died 30 Aug 1938 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He married JOHANNA (ZOE) LESSARD 07 Jul 1888 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, daughter of ELIGH LESSARD and EMERENTIE! NNE ST. LOUISstend . She was born 07 Jul 1870 in Kincardin, Ontario, Canada, and died 27 Jun 1943 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Notes for FRANCOIS XAVIOR PAYMENT:

March 1, 1890 Page 2

Patrick Malone died at the residence of Francois Payment last Tuesday night of heart failure, after an illness of three weeks, aged 23 years. He was taken sick in one of Hall & Buell's camps near Bay Mills. The deceased had no friends in this county and Mr. Payment buried him, bearing all expenses.

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July 15, 1893 Page 9

F.X.Payment Jr., is the father of a fine boy that arrived at his home Friday of last week; If we check this date out they are talking about his son Thomas Payment.

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Bernice Maleport told family members that her Father was a boat builder, this we know to be true, many people of the Soo new him as a boat builder. Francis made rowboats; skiffs and small launches - from wood he sawed himself. Francis died 30th of August 1938 at the War Memorial Hospital in the Sault, he had been ill for about six weeks. He was 68 years of age. Death was a result of complications following several operations. Death records shows cause of death 'BLEEDING OESOPHAGUS'

From the Soo Evening News Obituary of 'FRANK PAYMENT'

Frank Payment, 68, well known in local marine circles for many years as a boat builder, died at the Memorial hospital this morning August 30, 1938, at 4:15, after an illness of about six weeks.

Mr. Payment, who retired from boat building to take up farming at McCarron about eight years ago, had not been in good health for about a year. Death was a result of complications, following several operations.

Many of the boats, motor and steam tug types, built by Mr. Payment when he was in business alone and when he was in business with his father, the late F.X.Payment, are still in use on the Great Lakes.

The former boat builder, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is survived by his wife; seven sons; Elie; and Fred of Barbeau; Thomas; Russell; Clifford and Oliver of the Sault; and Lloyd of Detroit; and three daughters Mrs John Maleport; Mrs. Arthur Stevens of the Sault and Mrs Colen Hyslop of Marlett, Michigan. There are 54 grand-children and 12 great grand-children.

Mr.Payment was a member of St. Mary's Church. The body taken to Beaumier Funeral Home, was to be removed to the home of Russell Payment, 1800 Seymour Street, this afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

'PAYMENT FUNERAL'

Funeral services for Frank X. Payment will be held tomorrow at 8:45 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Msgr. Raymond G. Jacques will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

The Rosary will be recited at the home of his son, Russell Payment at 1800 Seymour Street at 8 pm today.

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Francois Xavior name goes back three generations, then their is a Francois Xavior a cousin to our lst Francois Xavior landed in New York and later moved to Traverse City where he and his wife had fourteen children, more information on this Francois X. Payment will be included in this book.

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Frank Payment made several home-made "Sleds", that teenagers around the area got to use and quite enjoy. One lady recalls, she went over their often to play with the children and was ask to spend the night, but Frank had to bring her home during the night, as she cried and cried and wanted her family. Frank thought with all them children around she would not get lonesome, but she did. she recalls Gramma Payment trying very hard to comfort her, but nothing seem'd to work.

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More About FRANCOIS XAVIOR PAYMENT:

Burial: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Cause of Death: Bleeding Ocsaphgial Varix

Notes for JOHANNA (ZOE) LESSARD:

When Zoie and Frank Payment got married the witness for the wedding was Henry Lessard, who was a brother to Zoie and Aimee Gross.

From the Soo Evening News - obituary we find:

Mrs. Zoe Payment died at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 1943, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Calvin Hyslop, 918 Maple street of complications incidental to age.

She was born at Kincarden, Ontario, July 15, 1868, and was the widow of the late Frank Payment.

She is survived by sevens sons: Clifford of Detroit; Eli; Fred; Thomas; Also surviving are three daughters Mrs. John Maleport; Mrs. Calvin Hyslop; and Mrs. Arthur Stevens; all of the Sault and a brother Albert Lessard of Montana.

The body lies in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Maleport, 1209 Seymour street, where prayers will be said Tuesday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at St.Mary's church.

Interment will be in the family lot in Riverside cemetery.

Cause of Zoie's death was ruled - CHRONIC MYOCARDITIS

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A grand-daughter to Zoie, Arlene Egert said she recalls Zoe living with them, that they lived over a grocery store. As a matter of fact, Arlene was sleeping with Zoe, when show got up the next morning found Zoe had died in her sleep. A daughter to Zoe, Olive Payment worked at a bar, she could not recall the name but something that sounded like the :bucket of blood: She recalls Zoie wanted Olive to bring her a pickled egg and a beer when she got off work. Arlene was also told Aunt Olive seemed to be Zoie's favorite. We as parents love all our children, we try not to show favortism, and don't really feel we do, but in the eyes of some of the other children, they feel neglected, for this we are deeply sorry, for sure it was not our intention.

Zoie's hair was white and had it cut in a dutch boy style. She often sat in a rocking chair with one leg tucked uner her body, other Grand-children often commented they do the same, is this heredity?

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Witness to Zoie's and Frank's marriage was Joseph Henry Lessard & Aimee Gross

More About JOHANNA (ZOE) LESSARD:

Burial: 30 Jun 1943, Riverside Cemetery, Chippea County;Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Cause of Death: Chronic Myocarditis

Children of FRANCOIS PAYMENT and JOHANNA LESSARD are:

i. FRANCIS ELIGH9 PAYMENT, b. 02 May 1889, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 10 Jul 1957, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. HANNAH TYSON, 05 Nov 1912, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 23 Feb 1887, Killarney, Ontario, Canada; d. 27 Apr 1955, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for FRANCIS ELIGH PAYMENT:

Eligh Payment was Baptised ay Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on May 5, 1889 his sponcers were Maria St. Louis and Elias Lessard.

Eli Payment was 2nd Assistant Keeper for the "Split Rock Lighthouse" for the season of 1934, and a short time into 1935. He resigned from the U>S>Lighthouse Service in May of 1935. The shipping season ended in December and started up in April, so it looks like Eli turned his resignation in early May and did not return for the 1935 season. This information came from the Minnesota Historical Society.

It is great getting proof of where and when our family members worked.

ii. FREDERIC PAYMENT, b. 25 Jun 1890, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 01 Feb 1956, Wayne, Michigan; m. (1) MARY AUGUSTA PROULX, 09 Aug 1911, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; b. 15 Dec 1887; d. 09 Sep 1915; m. (2) JOSEPHINE LAMORANDIERE, 19 Nov 1917, Killarney, Ontario, Canada; b. 22 May 1894, Killarney, Ontario, Canada; d. 03 Dec 1986, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

More About FREDERIC PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Cerebral vascular thrombosis

Notes for JOSEPHINE LAMORANDIERE:

OBITUARY from the Soo Evening News JOSEPHINE PAYMENT

Josephine Payment, Provincial House died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1986. She was born in Killarney, Ontario May 22, 1894

A homemaker, she predeceased by her husband Fred, who died in 1956, She is sirvived by two sons, William Payment of Sault Ste. Marie and Charles Payment of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is predeceased by one son.

Survivors also include eight daughters Hazel Bergeron and Ruth Hopper, both of Greenville, Michigan; Betty Lopes of Providence R.I. Gladys Stein of Duncombe Iowa; Veronica Jacobsen of Brimley and Helen Finner, Patricia Snider and Pearl Lamma, all of Sault Ste. Marie.

A sister, Jane DeLamorandiere of Killarney, also survives, as do 73 grand-children and 115 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours at Clarks Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m.

Funeral services wull be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Don Shiroda Officiating.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

More About JOSEPHINE LAMORANDIERE:

Burial: 05 Dec 1986, Riverside Cemetery; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

iii. THOMAS STANLEY PAYMENT, b. 07 Jul 1893, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 17 Mar 1984, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (1) ALICE MALEPORT, 12 Aug 1914, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 05 Apr 1896, Toledo, Ohio; d. 10 May 1997, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (2) ALICE MALEPORT, 12 Aug 1914; b. Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (3) ALICE MALEPORT! stend , 12 Aug 1914; m. (4) ALICE MALEPORT, 12 Aug 1914, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 05 Apr 1896, Toledo, Ohio; d. 10 May 1997, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (5) ALICE MALEPORT, 12 Aug 1914; b. Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (6) ALICE MALEPORT, 12 Aug 1914.

Notes for THOMAS STANLEY PAYMENT:

When Tom was born this article was in the soo paer:

July 15, 1893 Page 9; F. X. Payment Jr., is the father of a fine boy that arrived at his home Friday of last week.

Thomas and Alice celebrated their 50th Wedding Annaversary, shortly after that they had a fire, lost just about every-thing. I spoke to Aunt Alice during the fire, she was most worried over her 50th annaversary gifts. While I was at their place, during the fire, my own father had passed away, but I did not know til later that day. Delores(Payment) Hall

Tom Payment was a great carpenter, he built the Altar at St. Joseph's Church which no longer exist, a new Church was built. Many of his carpenter art was also included with St. Mary's Catholic Church.

More About THOMAS STANLEY PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Organic brain syndrome, atteriosclerosis

Notes for ALICE MALEPORT:

OBITUARY - ALICE PAYMENT

Alice M. Payment of the Sault died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Tendercare Nursing Home.

she was born April 5, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio. She married Thomas Payment on August 12, 1914 at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, and were married for 69 years. He preceded her in death March 17, 1984.

Survivors include three sons, Clayton(Lois) of Marquette, Merrill(Dorothy) of Mission, Texas and James(Sharon) of Garden.; 21 grand-children, 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also raised Joseph(Nancy) Arndt of Newberry; and Patricia(Don) Minshall of Medford N>J>

She was also preceded in death by one son, Alvin., three daughters Virginia-Marie and Doris; and her parents Adelore and Marie(LaFord) Maleport.

Visitation will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clark-Bailey Newhouse Funderal Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral with Fr. Ted Brodeor officiating. Bural will be in Riverside Cemetery.

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Notes for ALICE MALEPORT:

OBITUARY - ALICE PAYMENT

Alice M. Payment of the Sault died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Tendercare Nursing Home.

she was born April 5, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio. She married Thomas Payment on August 12, 1914 at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, and were married for 69 years. He preceded her in death March 17, 1984.

Survivors include three sons, Clayton(Lois) of Marquette, Merrill(Dorothy) of Mission, Texas and James(Sharon) of Garden.; 21 grand-children, 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also raised Joseph(Nancy) Arndt of Newberry; and Patricia(Don) Minshall of Medford N>J>

She was also preceded in death by one son, Alvin., three daughters Virginia-Marie and Doris; and her parents Adelore and Marie(LaFord) Maleport.

Visitation will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clark-Bailey Newhouse Funderal Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral with Fr. Ted Brodeor officiating. Bural will be in Riverside Cemetery.

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iv. CLIFFORD PAYMENT, b. 11 Apr 1896, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 16 Nov 1967, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. CECELIA ROY, 14 Jun 1920, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 05 Mar 1900, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 29 Nov 1978, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for CLIFFORD PAYMENT:

Clifford Payment was employed by the Union Carbide of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan until he retired.

He died in Wyandotte, Michigan where he lived for the past ten years of his life.

What I found interesting was Francis Beaudrue and Bernice Payment were witnesses to Clifford and Cecelia's marriage. I did not know Francis Beaudri until I started into family research, found Francis Beaudrie to be the only child of Louise Lessard Beaudrie. Louise was the youngest sister to Zoie Lessard Payment. Louise died during child birth, so she was quite young when she died. Bernice, we know was a sister to Clifford Payment.

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OBITUARY OM CLIFFORD PAYMENT

Funeral services for Clifford Payment who died Thursday will be held at St. Mary's church Saturday at 9 a.m.

Friends may call to pay their respects at the Bailey-Newhouse funeral Home today, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.

Among survivors are sons Robert of Commerce Lake, Michigan and Phil of Fort Lauderdale Florida, 12 grandchildren and three great-grand-children.

Pallbearers will be six nephews, Leo and russell Payment Jr., Kenneth and Gerald Maleport, Charled Hall and Harold Finner.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

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More About CLIFFORD PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Notes for CECELIA ROY:

Obituary - - - Cecelia Payment

Cecelia Payment of the Sault died Wednesday at War Memorial Hospital. she was born March 5, 1900, and was a lifetime resident of the Sault. She had recently been a resident of Provincial House.

She is survived by four sons,Clarence of the Sault; Robert of Union Lake, Phillip of Laport, Texas, and Roy of the Sault; two brothers, Bernard roy of Nova Scotia, Canada, and Edwin roy of New York; two sisters, Mrs. Leona McCoy of Brimley, and Mrs. Leo (Frances) Perry of the Sault; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home Friday from 7-10 p.m. Prayers will be at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at st. Mary's Catholic Church, Fr. Joseph Lawless officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

More About CECELIA ROY:

Burial: 01 Dec 1978, Riverside Cemetery/Chippewa County/Sault Ste.Marie,Michigan Cause of Death: Cerebrovascular Acct./Cereberl/Arterioscleg

v. RUSSELL CHARLES PAYMENT, b. 01 May 1898, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; d. 14 Apr 1976, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; m. (1) ANN CALIJURI; m. (2) PEARL AGNES LEASK, 06 Nov 1920, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; b. 18 Jun 1904, Sugar Island, chippewa County, Michigan; d. 17 Jan 1971, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan.

Notes for ! amefirst RUSSELL CHARLES PAYMENT:

When I was about five years of age, my parents bought a 'FISH MARKET" 1115 Ashmun Street - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Down in the basement he had his smoke oven for smoking of fish. Chubs was one of the most popular ones I remember.

Dad would soak his fish in "Salt brine" Dad told me one time he would test the salt brine with an egg. When the egg was floating on top, that meant enough salt had been added. He then cleaned the fish and the fish was soaked over night in the salt brine.

What I remember is the customers would line up down stairs and buy the fish right from the oven. they would also buy some beer. so a bottle of beer and eating fresh hot smoked fish, topped the list. but then the State stepped in and said the fish had to be refrigerated before it could be sold, that distroyed the smoke fish business big time. Dad in time sold the oven, where he smoked his fish, to Charlie McGahey out in Kinross, Michigan. I remember going for a ride with my parents one day, we drove to Kinross and my Dad saw his oven out back in a junk pile. this kind of made my dad sad, but said, "Oh well it is his to do with what ever he wanted to do with the oven."

In November, 2003 It was great seeing the article in the Sault Tribe Newspaper "KID'S SMOKE FISH AT TRIBE'S CULTURE CAMP" Josh Homminga was one of the teachers of the art of smoking fish. Bud Biron was seen showing the youth how to tend the fire to keep the flame down and make enough smoke for the fish. I don't recall seeing a picture of my Father taking fish out of the oven, but I'm sure there must be one around. My brother Russell Jr said he sure recalls them days as he had to work with Dad more so then me, my job was washing of clothes and dishes and cleaning house and making dessert for the Sunday dinner.

Dad later built an "ICE HOUSE" where he sold ice out of. Dad would take a trip over to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada to get the ice, again Russ or Gary would go with Dad, not me. I still have one of Dad's "ICE TONGS" Man you should have seen him handle the ice, it was like picking up paper, he just made it so easy. My daughter Lisa spent a few days helping grampa Payment work around the ice house. We have a picture of this for proof.

Dad as well as his brothers were all carpenters in one way or another, they learned this trade from their his father, who learned his trade from his father. I recall the first Payment coming across from France being a carpenter by trade. So the art of the hammer was well drilled into the family lines. My son wrote to me one day when he was in the Marines, he said he wanted to thank Dad for teaching him to work with a hammer. He said he was shocked as to the many guys in the Service that did not know what a hammer was.

More About RUSSELL CHARLES PAYMENT:

Burial: 16 Apr 1976, Riverside Cemetery, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Cause of Death: Coronary occlussion

Notes for PEARL AGNES LEASK:

"DATE FILLED COOKIES' Mom Payment recipe - 1946

1 cup shortening (Cut two rounds, fill with date filling and press together)
1 cup brown sugar (Mom rolled her dough thin)
1/2 cup sour milk
2 cups flour
FILLING: 1# pkg. of dates )
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar ) cook until thick
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 cup water ) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal
Bake 8 - 10 mins. 350 degrees

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From the Soo Evening News - Obituary

PEARL PAYMENT

Mrs. Russell (Pearl A.) Payment, 119 West 11th Ave., died at 1:30 a.m. today at War Memorial Hospital after an illness of six months.

Mrs. Payment was born in Sault Ste. Marie June 18, 1903, and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Daughters of Isabelle, St. Michael's Circle andn Royal Neighbors of America. She was married in 1922 in St. Mary's Church to Russell Payment, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Robert Wayne Payment of Weaverville, Calif.; Leo and Russell Payment Jr, both of Sault Ste. Marie, and Gary L. Payment of New Brighton, Minn., and twoaughters Mrs clayton(Marna) McGahey and Mrs Charles(Delores)Hall both of Sault Ste. Marie, 33 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs William(Marion) Gravelle of Sault Ste.Marie also survives.

Calling hours at the Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to rial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Pallbearers will be A.V.Menard, Louis Menard, Felix Tavern, Robert Caliguri, Clayton McGahey, Jr. and Ferdinand Mahl.

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More About PEARL AGNES LEASK:

Burial: 19 Jan 1971, Riverside Cemetery, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Cause of Death: Diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled

vi. BERNICE PAYMENT, b. 07 Jun 1903, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 06 Oct 1996, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. JOHN MALEPORT, 13 Jul 1921, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 30 Sep 1900, Toledo, Ohio; d. 26 Jul 1973, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for JOHN MALEPORT:

John retired from the Soo Builders Supply Company. He had been a Corporal in the Home Guards during Warld War I. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization for men. A member of the Senior citizens Club; the Sunshine Club of Soo, Ontario, Canada; and the Royal Neighbors of America.

vii. OLIVE PAYMENT, b. 10 May 1910, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. CALVIN GILBERT HYSLOP, 20 Feb 1932; b. 01 Apr 1908, Sandusky, Michigan.

viii. JOSEPH LLOYD PAYMENT, b. 29 Jan 1905; d. 08 Feb 1973; m. FREDA NEUMANN.

ix. LILLIAN PAYMENT, b. 01 Jun 1913, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. (1) ROBERT E. KENNEDY; b. 09 May 1906; m. (2) ARTHUR STEPHENS, 16 Apr 1935, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 02 Jul 1911; d. 18 Oct 1962, Marine Hospital/Detroit, Michigan.

Notes for ARTHUR STEPHENS:

Art Stephens worked for the Northwestern Leather Company until its closing, he then became a dredgeman. Art died in Marine Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, he had been ill the past nine months. His death was a result of cancer. He was 50 years old.

Arthur Andrew Stephens was born in Morristown, Michigan married Lillian Harriet Payment in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. When ever you was around Art he was full of laughter, a great person to have known, he and his family were well respected by all.

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STEPHENS-PAYMENT

Miss lillian Payment, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Payment of Barbeau, and Arthur A.Stephens son of Mr. and Mrs Fred J. Stephens also of Barbeau, were united in marriage at 2 o'clock Wedenesday afternoon April 24, at the home of the bride's sister at Algonquin. The Rev. Robert E. Nicholls read the service. Miss Mazie Stephens and Howard Atkins, both of Barbeau were the attendants. Mr and mrs Stephens will make their home at Barbeau.

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ARTHUR STEPHENS

Arthur Andrew Stephens, 50, of Riverside Mobile Village died in Marine Hospital in Detroit at 5:30 a.m. today. He had been ill the past nine months. Mr Stephens was born July 2, 1911 and was married in Sault Ste. Marie in April of 1935. He was a member of the Methodist Church. With Northwestern Leather Co. until its clothing. Mr. Stephens then became a dredgeman,

Surviving include his wife, Lillian; three sons, Arthur Jr. of Ann Arbor, Robert of Allen Park and donald at home. a daughter Sharon at home; his Mother Mrs violet Stephens of Sault Ste. Marie; a grand son Mark Stephens of Ann Arbor; a brother Fred, Castolia, Ohio; and four sisters Mrs Ivy Hatt, Mrs Ernest Hall and Mrs Howard Atkins all of Sault Ste. Marie and Mrs Elmer Kaul of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Friends may pay their respect at the Bailey-Newhouse funeral home beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. L.G.Ketchum will officiate, Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery,.

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x. FRANK PAYMENT.

xi. FRANK PAYMENT.

30. CHARLES PATRICK8 PAYMENT (FRANCOIS XAVIER7, FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3! , PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 23 Feb 1875 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and died 16 Nov 1930 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He married JULIA V. STACK 02 Aug 1905 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was born 06 Dec 1873 in Mt. Forrest, Ontario Canada, and died in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Notes for CHARLES PATRICK PAYMENT:

In the 1880 Census I found Charley living with Frank Payment and Harriet at the age of five, he is listed then as their Nephew. F.X. was listed as ten years of age.

Charles Patrick Payment did enter the seminary but did not stay, his son charles told us this at the Payment re-union in 2003. Charles Jr said, "JUST THINK I ALMOST WASN'T BORN"

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From the Soo Evening news obituries we find a Charles Patrick Payment of 806 Cedar Street - Lockmaster of the St. Marys Falls Canal, died at his home at 8:30 Sunday night following an illness that had its beginning when he fell at his work, a year ago.

Charles spent all his life in the Sault having been born here i 1875. He started to work on the locks September 13, 1909, as a laborer, and served until the spring of 1925 when he was made lockmaster. His death brought to a closeing of his 21st season at the locks.

You will also find he leaves behind his widow - Julia; two sons Charles abd Hoyt, all of the soo and one Sister Elizabeth Gingrich of Detroit and one brother Frank of Barbeau. Elizabeth does not show up in any census with his parents Harriet and F.X. Payment, but we later learned, Charles was adopted by Francois and Harriet, Elizabeth, apparently was old enough to get married, rather than be adopted out. Charles real Mother was a Sister to F.X. Payment, Isabelle Payment who went by Belle. Belle was married to David Tate who drowned and his death she took very hard, so in helping out his Sister, a decision was made for the adoption. Belle later married Ben Pritchett and when she died Elizabeth was with her. Again we find strong family ties.

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Charles Patrick Payment was the son of Isabelle Payment, later married Ben Pritchett- Francis Xavier Payment and Hariett adopted Charles. He also had an older sister Elizabeth - Madeleine, Charles daughter, said she wasn't sure if Elizabeth was adopted out or not. She married Mr. Gingrich. The Mother married Tom Tate and they had a son Roland, Tom drowned during a tug-boat accident and Roland was adopted out by another sister, Josephine Pink.

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More About CHARLES PATRICK PAYMENT:

Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorage

Notes for JULIA V. STACK:

From the Soo Evening News - Obituary on JULIA PAYMENT

Julia V. Payment of 806 Cedar St. died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Payment was born in Mt. Forrest, Ontario, December 6, 1873. She had resided in Sault Ste. Marie since her marriage in St. Mary's Church on August 2, 1905, to Charles Payment, who predeceased her. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Payment of Orlando, Fla., and Hoyt Payment of Ludington; one daughter Mrs Gordon MacMaster(Madeline) of Sault Ste. Marie; seven grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Stephen Stack of Mt. Forrest.

Calling hours at the Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday from St. Isaac Jogues Church, with the Rev. James D. Birney officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Paubearers will be Mike Payment, Garth MacMaster, Dr. Gordon MacMaster, Roy Askwith, Vic Napoleon and David Ripley.

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Charles Payment of Florida said that his mother met her husband while they were both working at the old lumbering town of Engadine in the Upper Peninsula, Julia worked at the hotel; Charles was a bartender. He also said he recalls visiting with his Grand-parents Ben Pritchett at their farm at Vanderbilt, Michigan, just below the Straits of Mackinac. Charles said Fred Gingrich, who was married to 'AUNT BETTY' a sister to Charles Payment, he was a timber cruiser in the lumbering industry. Elizabeth Gingrich lived in the Soo for awhile, then later worked as a housekeeper for the president of the Alma College.

More About JULIA V. STACK:

Cause of Death: arteriosclerotic

Children of CHARLES PAYMENT and JULIA STACK are:

i. MADELEINE9 PAYMENT, b. 14 Nov 1911, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; d. 13 Jun 2004, Tendercare Nursing Home; Chippewa County; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; m. GORDON MACMASTER, 13 May 1931, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; b. 13 May 1906, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; d. 25 Jul 1985, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Notes for MADELEINE PAYMENT:

When I first started digging into the family tree, I wrote to Madeleine, mainly because I knew when we was in High School that Garth MacMaster and I were cousins, but we did not know the hows. We really didn't care, just being cousins were great to us. Madeline sure did fill me into the family History, I wrote to her often and she answered me right away. She ask me to help find who her grand father was, as she knew Francois Payment and Harriet Robair was his adopted parents. I later learned that Francois's sister Belle Payment had two children out of wed-lock, at least to date we have not been able to find a marriage on her, we did find one later on and they had a son Rolland, and her husband Dave Tate drowned in a tug-boat accident. Through more research we found her grand father's Babtism, but it does not list a father. so it is unsolved at this time. Belle again married Mr. Gingrich and she is buried in Alma, Michigan. She died with her daughter at her side, Eliza! beth. We have a picture of Belle with Elizabeth. I owe many many thanks to Madeleine MacMaster.

Madeline Margaret MacMaster passed away at Tendercare Nursing Home on June 13, 2004. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on November 14, 1911 to Charles and Julia (Stack) Payment. She graduated from Loretto Academy in June of 1930. On May 13, 1931 she married Gordon R. MacMaster. Madeline was a life-long parishioner of St. Mary's Pro-Catherdral Church, Madeline and her husband owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store on East Spruce Street for 30 years. She enjoyed family gatherings, outdoor family Happenings of snowshoeing, skating, picnics and especially outings with her family to the cabin along Ankadosh Creek on the shore of Whitefish Bay. She was a compassionagte Mother and friend to all she met.

Madeline is survived by a daughter, Judith (Jay) Flowers of Gross Pointe, Michigan; two sons, Garth *Joan) MacMaster and Gordon (Harriett) MacMaster, both of Sault Ste. Marie, brother Charles Payment of Orlando, Florida; sister-in-law Ann Payment of Ludington, Michigan; 16 grand children and 30 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Madeline in death are her parents, her husband Gordon and her brother Hoyt Payment.

Madeline is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in the near future. Madeline wishes that memorials be addressed to St. Mary's Catholic School Endowment Fund, 360 Maple Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 49783

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hovie Funeral Home.

ii. CHARLES PAYMENT PAYMENT, b. 22 Jul 1913, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; m. RUTH ELSIE BOLDIG, 07 Jun 1939.

iii. JOSEPH PAYMENT, b. 29 Jan 1916, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; m. ANN FINDLING.

31. ALBINA L. MARIE LOUISE8 GAGNE (MATHILDE AGNES7 PAYMENT, FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, ! twnamebegin JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 04 Sep 1869 in Montreal, Quebec/Canada, and died 22 May 1948 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. She married ALBERT LOUIS I. JOSEPH KING 01 Aug 1887 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, son of CHRISTOPHER ! KING and rst CAMILLE BERGERON. He was born 09 Jan 1859 in Warwick, P>Q>,Canada, and died 11 Oct 1945 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan.

Notes for ALBERT LOUIS I. JOSEPH KING:

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNAVERSARY; Escanaba Couple married Fifty Years Ago - Family reunion Marks Annaversary; 1937 Information furnished by 'GENISE OJIBWAY GOLDBERG;

August 1 is a happy occasion in the community and at 617 Stephenson Ave., Mr and Mrs King's children are here, one from Seattle, WA., and another from Buffalo, NY, they were married in St. Mary's Church Rev. Fr. Chambeau performing the ceremony. They resided in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan until seven years ago, when Mr. King took employment at the Bird's Eye Veneer Co, their children with them today are Valida King O'Jibway of Wyandotte, Michigan, Arthur King of Buffalo NY, Doris King of Seattle WA., and Leo King of Escanaba.

From the Newspaper - DEATH-residence - Obituary on 'ALBERT KING'

Albert King, 86 died at his home 617 Stephenson Avenue, at 2:45 o'clock Thursday morning following a brief illness.

Mr. King was born in Three Rivers, Quebec on 9 Jan. 1859, and settled in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan when a young man. He came to Escanaba in 1921 to become plant superintendent of the Birds Eye Veneer Company, for whom he worked until his retirement nine years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish. Besides his widow, to whom he married in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on August 15, 1887, Mr. King is survived by two sons, Arthur Sault Ste. Marie and Leo King, Escanaba, two daughters, Mrs John Ojibway, Wyandotte, and Mrs Roy Walsh, Seattle, a sister Mrs Amand Bacon, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The body will lie in state at the Allo funeral hime beginning this afternoon, and will be taken to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church 9 o'clock Monday morning with Rev. Fr. Joseph Guertin officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

i Children of ALBINA GAGNE and ALBERT KING are:

i. MATILDA VALEDA RAY9 KING, b. 25 Jul 1888, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 05 Oct 1964, Wyandotte, Michigan; m. JOHN ALFRED O'JIBWAY, 12 Oct 1910, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. 12 Apr 1881, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 14 Jan 1958, Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan.

Notes for JOHN ALFRED O'JIBWAY:

JOHN O'JIBWAY The Evening News Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan January 15, 1958

Word has been received here of the death Tuesday in Wyandotte of John O'Jibway, 77 a former Sault Ste. Marie resident. He had been in ill health the past few years. Surviving Mr. O'Jibway are his wife, Valeda; two daughters, Evelyn and Mrs. P.N. (Florence) Burkhard of Wyandotte; and two sons, Albert of Pontiac and John, Jr. of Los Angeles. Two sisters, Mrs. Peter Chadanais and Mrs. Albert McCondra, and a brother, Leo O'Jibway of the Sault, also survive, Mrs. Chadanais and Mrs. McCondra will leave hereThursday by plane to attend the funeral.

The body rest at the Nixon Funeral Home in Wyandottte., Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park of Flat Rock.

ii. ALBERT LOUIS JOSEPH KING, b. 16 Dec 1889, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

iii. ARTHUR CHRYSOSTOM KING, b. 21 Jul 1891, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

iv. DOROTHY ALBINA KING, b. 23 Dec 1895, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. ROY WALSH.

32. MARY JANE8 CROCHIER (CLAIRE7 PAYMENT, FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3! twnameend , PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 06 Dec 1872.

Notes for MARY JANE CROCHIER:

Mary had a brother Joe (J.P.)Cruchier who was nineteen years younger than Mary, putting him born about 1881 or 1882, I have listed Jean B. Crushier, I'm not sure if this one is Joe, in time we will get our questions answered. Mary writes in her diary that when Joe was 15 years of age, he lived with Mary.

Later he became a Tourist Guide. He first arrived in 1920, Mary stated she had not seen her brother in six years. Joe became real good friends with Harry, the Bussineaus oldest son, they had a great time together. Joe stayed on thru the summer and well into 1923 and 1924.

Mary Boussineau was a 'LITTLE BITTY WOMAN - quite stout, bus wasn't even five feet tall" She was a hard worker, doing all the cooking; mostly stews and roasts, but no steaks or fancy foods. Berry pies, apple pies and things like that was often made. Her home-made bread was a hit with the Tourist, her day revolved around meal preparation, baking and housework. HMMMMMMM, that sounds familiary.

Picking berries was an important tast with the family, I guess this is why my Mother loved picking berries, brought us into this style of living and I did this quite often with my family, as a matter of fact my girls are married and still go berry picking, they said they loved doing it when they were young and hope to pass this love on to their children.

Two years ago I went blue-berry picking with my Daughter Debbie and her kids, Mickalee, our Grand-daughter was three years of age at this time, she had been walking around putting a berry or two into her bucket, all of a sudden she spotted my bucket, full of blue-berries, she looked at her paid, looked at mine, looked around to see if anyone was watching her and decided to set her pail down and pick up mine, but I said, 'OH NO YOU DON'T, gramma worked hard on that pail, she just laughed and went on her merry way. In case you don't know who I am, I am Delores (payment) Hall, family tree researcher.

Children of MARY JANE CROCHIER are:

i. HARRY9 BOISSINEAU, m. PEARL RENNER, 03 Nov 1931, Agawa Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Notes for HARRY BOISSINEAU:

Harry's Mom wrote in her diary that Harry killed his first deer in 1924. Harry watched the joy in his parents eyes, when they first heard a radio that someone gave them for pay for his stay, so he went shopping and bought his parents a WESTINGHOUSE RADIOLA' iT WAS THAT RADIO THAT REPORTED AN eARTH-QUAKE THAT STRUCK AND WAS FELT IN aGAWA ION fEBRUARY 28, 1925.

In 1931 Harry got a job working the right-a-way for Highway 17, North, and its construction. It was said the work was done by hand and horses. Then in 1941 Harry began working for the Algoma Central Railway, working on engines in the yard at Frater., then a year later transferred to Sault, Ontario, Canada, remained their til 1949, during the war he worked at Algoma Steel. Harry retired in 1970.

Harry started building his own home before he got married, but he was married and with three children by the time he finished it.

Harry and Uncle Clement were born on Sugar Island, Michigan. Harry moved to Canada when he was quite a young lad and worked for the Department of Highway at Agawa Bay, Ontario, Canada until he retired in his 60's. To his surprise he found out he was an American so before he could receive his pension from work he had to "SWEAR ALLIGIANCE TO THE QUEEN". He did this at the age of 65. I got this message from the "BUSSINEAU.COM" web site and wanted to record it here for out children and even their children. Hoping they will take interest in Family History like we have.

Notes for PEARL RENNER:

A wedding gift they received at their wedding was a rolling pin from Pete Bussineau's, he said it was his wife's and she died in 1930, Pearl was still using the rolling pin some 60 years later.

ii. CLEM BOISSINEAU.

iii. PETER BOISSINEAU, m. FANNY SCHELLIN.

iv. THEOPHILE BOISSINEAU.

Notes for THEOPHILE BOISSINEAU:

Theophile Boussine, Dave's brother often visit with Dave and his family and later he moved his family to Detroit. They said he had a better life by moving to Detroit, then he did while in the Sault.

v. SAM BOISSINEAU.

33. CATHERINE ALICE8 HEADINGTON (MARIE EDESSE CATHERINE7 PAYMENT, FRANCOIS XAVIER6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, ! namebegin JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 21 Mar 1885, and died 26 Dec 1951. She married GEORGE ABBOTT WILLIAMS.

Notes for CATHERINE ALICE HEADINGTON:

Mrs. Bonnessen wrote to Delores Hall telling her she grew up not knowing much about her Mother. She said she was orphaned and the older sister JOSEPHINE MYRA HEADINGTON CARED FOR cATHERINE AND A HALF-SISTER, mARGARET. mYRA DIED FROM A RUPTURED APPENDIX AT THE AGE OF 27.

catherine alice heading was a nurse, she was in the VICTORIA ORDERS OF VICTORIA, B.C. This is where she met GEORGE WILLIAMS, he was in the hospital recovering from the results of being gased in WW I. After he was discharged from the hospital, they moved on to Portland, Oregon.

Child of CATHERINE HEADINGTON and GEORGE WILLIAMS is:

i. MARY ANNE CATHERINE9 WILLIAMS, b. 29 Jun 1924; m. EMERY FARGUS BONNESEN, 29 Mar 1945.

34. HENRY8 PAYMENT (PHILIBERT7, JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! memiddleend 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 27 Nov 1859 in Garden River, Ontario, Canada, and died 26 Apr 1919. He married (1) ELODIE LYDIA MERCIER DIT FORD 01 Oct 1883 in Garden River, Ontario, Canada, daughter of MAURICE FORD and MARGUERITE BOISSONNEAU. She was born Abt. 1865, and died 31 Dec 1884 in Sault Ste, Mari! e, Michigan/Chippewa County. He married (2) 1012ANNA CATHERINE NIGHTENGALE 02 Jul 1900. She was born 23 Apr 1870 in Whealing West Virginia, and died 09 Apr 1948 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

Notes for HENRY PAYMENT:

OBITUARY ON HENRY PAYMENT

Death of Henry Payment: The body of Henry Payment 59 years old and a native resident of Sugar Island, arrived in the Soo today from Rochester, Minnesota. Where Mr. Payment Died, April 19th. He had gone to Rochester for treatment and an operation. The body was taken to the undertaker parlors of Ryan and Newhouse and will be sent from their, the the family home on Sugar Island. The late Mr Payment was born on Sugar Island and had lived their all his life. He leaves a widow, 2 sons and 2 daughters GEORGE; HERBERT; MARGARET; and KATHERINE, all residence of the Island. Also four brothers and one sister as follows: PATRICK of North Dakota: JAMES of Garden River, Ontario: JOHN and WILLIAM of BRASSER and Mrs Emily Johnson who resides in the west. Funeral services will be held at the Payment home.

Notes for ELODIE LYDIA MERCIER DIT FORD:

It is said that Elode died during child-birth. I got onto the internet and found alot of information on her family on the "Sneakers Site" then later got an e-mail from Delphine who was doing the research on the family tree. She wrote to me for further information on Henry's second family. We are still in contact.

Notes for ANNA CATHERINE NIGHTENGALE:

From Soo Evening News ANNA CATHERINE PAYMENT OBITUARY

Anna Catherine Payment of 1096 East Spruce Street died at her home at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 1948.

Widow of the late Henry Payment, she was born in Whealing W. Va., April 23, 1870, where she lived until 48 years ago, when she moved to Sault Ste. Marie.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church.

Ssurviving are two sons, Urban and George of the Sault; one daughter Mrs Adolph(Catherine) Cilrski of Detroit; nine grandchildren and one brother Urban Nightingale of the Sault., and two sisters Mrs Merlin Syrie and Mrs Ketz Wykurchner, both of Wheeling, W. Va.,

Her daughter, Mrs Cileski is here from Detroit; to attend the funeral.

The body rests at the Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home where prayers will be said at 8:30 Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 12 at St. Mary's Church with burial in Riverside cemetery.

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Children of HENRY PAYMENT and ANNA NIGHTENGALE are:

i. MARY MARGARET9 PAYMENT, b. 27 Dec 1884.

Notes for MARY MARGARET PAYMENT:

Received this from Delphine who is working on Elodie and her child's line.(I live in Livonia, Mich.)e-mail address is Delpearl@aol.com

found on two LDS microfilm reels #1311345 for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Garden River:

Elodie (Lydia) Mercier b.1865 m 10-1-83; d 12-21-84 Henry Payment Marguerite b 12-27-1884, bapt. 12-21-84, sponsors, Joseph Mercier and Maria Lesk, on Sugar Island

On reel #2 I found a 1891 Census of Paymentville, Sugar Island. Henri is living with his parents Philibert and Marie Lesk. Also, Marguerite 6, Infant de Honore. (Elodie's mother was Marguerite Boussineau)

ii. GEORGIANE H. PAYMENT, b. 29 Apr 1902, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; d. 27 Oct 1972, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; m. MARY JONES, 15 Oct 1925, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; b. Abt. 1903.

iii. URBAINE FILIBERT PAYMENT, b. 24 Jun 1903, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; d. Nov 1970, Sault Ste, Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan; m. MARY KEMP BOULLEY, 25 Jun 1930, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

iv. MARY CATHERINE PAYMENT, b. 06 May 1901, Michigan; d. 02 Feb 1983, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan; m. ADOLPH CILRSKI; b. 05 Feb 1900.

Notes for MARY CATHERINE PAYMENT:

Individual:
Surname: CILESKI
Given Name: Katherine
Initial: M
Sex: Female
Alias:
Day of Birth: 06
Month of Birth: May
Year of Birth: 01
Day of Death: 02
Month of Death: February
Year of Death: 83

More About MARY CATHERINE PAYMENT:
Death Certificate Number: Michigan - 9731

35. JAMES8 PAYMENT (PHILIBERT7, JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! amemiddleend 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 14 Mar 1873. He married NANCY ROBERTSON. She was born 02 May 1874.

Children of JAMES PAYMENT and NANCY ROBERTSON are:
i. PHILIPPE9 PAYMENT, b. 22 Sep 1898.
ii. HELENE PAYMENT, b. 27 Nov 1902.
iii. MARIE JULIE PAYMENT, b. 25 Sep 1904.
iv. ALPHONSE PAYMENT, b. 20 Dec 1906.
v. JAMES PAYMENT, b. 22 May 1909.
vi. VICTORIA PAYMENT.

36. WILLIAM8 PAYMENT (PHILIBERT7, JOSEPH6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE LARIVIERE! wnamemiddleend 2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 01 Sep 1889, and died 02 Jun 1919. He married WINIFRED CAIRNS 17 Jan 1914 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, daughter of JOHN CAIRNS and ABBIE LINGHURST. She was born Abt. 1889.

Children of WILLIAM PAYMENT and WINIFRED CAIRNS are:

i. BABY9 PAYMENT, b. 06 Feb 1917.

ii. GENEVIEVE M. PAYMENT, b. 24 Dec 1918; m. FORREST J. LEDY, 25 Jun 1927.

37. FREDERICK RICHARD8 PAYMENT (RICHARD C.D.7, MICHAEL GEOFFREY6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH! d 3, PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 13 Jun 1873 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, and died 10 May 1943 in Detour Village, Michigan. He married MINNIE JANE OLMSTEAD 09 Aug 1901 in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, daughter of PETER OLMSTEAD and R! HODA STILESnameend . She was born 14 Nov 1878 in Detour Village, Michigan, and died 28 Oct 1949 in Newberry, Michigan.

Notes for FREDERICK RICHARD PAYMENT:

I have researched this name and keep coming up with dead ends, what seems to be confusing me is when they get a divorce, so it is possible Frederick got a divorce. I do have Fred G. Payment born 1844 who died in Bay City, Michigan I have his obituary in this book. Frederick's middle name is listed as Richard. The obituary of the Fred I have listed, his middle initial is G. See these are the problems that we find in our research, so we need to further research for birth records and death records to further solve the puzzle.

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Frederick Richard Payment lived at 930 Cedar Street - Sault Ste. Marie in 1919-20 (R.L.Polk)

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In the 1900 Soundex, Payments of Michigan we find Fredrick Payment white Born August 1849 age 50 Born in Canada, French - Living Chippewa County at 804 Cedar Street - Sault Ste. Marie with wife Mary Born May 1848 age 52 Born in Canada, French. N.R. also living with him is Samuel Gravel - step son born Feb. 1878 age 22 - born in Michigan and Clement Gravel -step son born April 1881 in Michigan

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Also 1900 Census Fredrick Payment, white Born June 1872 age 27 born in Michigan - Chippewa county living 503 Portage Street - Sault Ste. Marie Step-son to Charles n LaLonda

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Then I find in the 1900 Census a Mary Payment, born September 1878 in Canada NR living in Chippewa county - Islands Little Rapids - Sault Ste, Marie a servant to Henriette A. Scranton

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Children of FREDERICK PAYMENT and MINNIE OLMSTEAD are:

i. RHODA LOUISE9 PAYMENT, b. 14 Feb 1903, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 06 Mar 1997, Oregon, Ohio; m. (1) SAMUEL H. DEROSE; m. (2) PETER JOHN TARDIFF, 08 Sep 1924, River Rouge, Michigan.

ii. FREDERICK RICHARD PAYMENT, b. 15 Apr 1906, Chippewa County, Michigan; d. 19 Nov 1966, Detour, Michigan; m. EDNA LEE, 30 Sep 1930, Detour Village, Michigan.

iii. CECELIA MILDRED PAYMENT, b. 05 Mar 1908; d. 02 Mar 1993; m. DANIEL S. JODWAY.

iv. MARY PAYMENT, b. 01 Nov 1909, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 12 Sep 1970, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; m. EDWARD MILLER.

v. FLORENCE B. PAYMENT, b. 23 Aug 1913, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan; d. 22 Oct 1992, Pine Knoll Nursing Home/Taylot, Michigan; m. JOHN GATES, 07 Feb 1940, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

38. CLEMENT8 PAYMENT (FELIX7, FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, PIERRE! stend LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 13 Aug 1887. He married ELLEN MARIE PETERSON.

Children of CLEMENT PAYMENT and ELLEN PETERSON are:

i. BARBARA9 PAYMENT, m. ARTHUR KOKKO, 23 Aug 1949, Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan.

ii. MARGARET PAYMENT.

39. MARY MAUDE8 PAYMENT (FELIX7, FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, ! gin PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 28 Dec 1889. She married HENRY TREMPE.

Children of MARY PAYMENT and HENRY TREMPE are:

i. ANASTASIA9 TREMPE.

ii. ELIZABETH TREMPE.

iii. FRANCIS TREMPE.

iv. FREDERICK TREMPE.

v. GLENN TREMPE.

vi. HENRY TREMPE.

vii. VERA TREMPE.

40. AGNES8 BELL (ANGELIQUE7 PAYMENT, FELIX MOISE6, FRANCOIS XAVIOR5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, ! egin PIERRE LARIVIERE2, PIERRE PAYMENT1 LARIVIERE) was born 12 Jul 1898, and died 10 Dec 1931. She married (1) JOHN LEWIS. She married (2) JOHN LEWIS. She married (3) JOHN LEWIS. She married (4) JOHN ! namelast LEWIS.

Notes for AGNES BELL:

Agnes was a home-maker. She was just 33 years of age when she passed away. Leaving seven children at home.

More About AGNES BELL:

Burial: Payment, Sugar Island, Chippewa County, Michigan

Notes for JOHN LEWIS:

John Lewis was a farmer and became third mate on the Great Lakes vessels. He acquired his Captain's paper, but because of his age, could not take command of a ship.

Notes for JOHN LEWIS:

John Lewis was a farmer and became third mate on the Great Lakes vessels. He acquired his Captain's paper, but because of his age, could not take command of a ship.

Children of AGNES BELL and JOHN LEWIS are:

i. OLIVE ADELINE9 LEWIS, b. 10 Jun 1919, Sugar Island, Michigan; m. EDWARD JOSEPH GUILLARD, 16 Feb 1942.

Notes for OLIVE ADELINE LEWIS:

Olive was quite a busy person, when she was younger she was invloved with Daughter's of Isabella; the Blue Star Mother; the church guild of St. Isaac's Catholic Church; St. Joseph's and as well St. Mary's.

In the early 70's she started taking notes at meetings with the Soo Tribal. Her Mother and her Grand Mother made quilts and this art was passed on down to Olive. Like all Grand Mothers, we make them when each and every one of our Grand children are born, or family members getting married, her art work is spread out with many.

Delores Hall graduated with Olive's Daughter Beatrice. They did not know how they were related, just that they were related and this made it all OK. Beatrice died of cancer, and was one beautiful girl, she leaves behind a family too.

ii. VERONICA THELMA LEWIS, b. 19 Mar 1918; m. JOSEPH HILTON, 02 Feb 1941.

iii. MILDRED ANN LEWIS, b. 16 Aug 1921; m. (1) LEONARD KOKKO; m. (2) LEONNARD KOKKO, 19 Apr 1943, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

iv. ANN MARIE LEWIS.

v. NOEL LEWIS.

vi. TROY LEWIS.

vii. KENNETH LEWIS.