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Flora Cote (b. July 19, 1885, d. February 24, 1948)Flora Cote (daughter of Elzear (John) Cote and Victoria Morin) was born July 19, 1885 in Alpena, Alpena,Michigan, and died February 24, 1948 in Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan.She married John Peter Meyers on May 11, 1902 in L'Anse, Baraga, Michigan, son of Franz Joseph Meyer, Sr. and Eliza Best.
Notes for Flora Cote:
In 1902/3 my Grandfather was looking for a wife, and in the U.P. white women were scarce.He was made aware of this fatherless family in L'Ance with many female children.He approached the family and Flora was his - she was 17 and a very good Catholic - sex was a sin (she never changed her mind, it was a sin and dirty).In all fairness, my Grandfather probably could have used some sensitivity - don't know, I wasn't there.Her two oldest girls were educated (Lucille, a School Teacher and Nat, as a Nurse) so they could provide for the family when Flora left Grandpa.Didn't happen, they met fellas and started their own families.Grandma never forgave the men, I know of only one occasion when she permitted my father to cross her threshold, to eat, not sleep - he slept in the car.The two youngest girls were also educated and she had longer to indoctrinate them, they supported her and Dalton, but resented it to their very end.In 1934 they lived in Munising, Mi.
More About Flora Cote:
Burial: Unknown, Calvary Cemet, Cheboygan, Michigan.
More About Flora Cote and John Peter Meyers:
Marriage: May 11, 1902, L'Anse, Baraga, Michigan.
Children of Flora Cote and John Peter Meyers are:
- Joseph Leonard Meyers, b. January 10, 1904, Norway, Dickinson,Michigan, d. April 03, 1910, Niagara, Florence,Wisconsin.
- +Lucille Victoria Meyers, b. January 08, 1905, Green Bay, Brown,Wisconsin, d. September 20, 1941, Flint, Genesee, Michigan.
- +Natalie Meyers, b. August 29, 1906, L'Ance, Houghton, Michigan, d. November 04, 1990, Breckenridge, Michigan.
- +John Lawrence Meyers, b. August 08, 1908, Cusino Lumber Camp, Alger,Michigan, d. February 05, 1953, Saginaw, Saginaw,Michigan.
- Marceline Meyers, b. November 30, 1910, Munising, Alger, Michigan, d. March 14, 1966, Grand Traverse, Michigan.
- Dalton R. Meyers, b. May 15, 1913, Munising, Alger, Michigan, d. August 14, 1940, Cheboygan, Michigan.
- Clarice Adele Meyers, b. October 10, 1916, Munising, Alger, Michigan, d. November 19, 1957, Cheboygan, Michigan.