John Elmer Duvernay (1886-1955)

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John Elmer Duvernay, Sr.
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Born: 18 Apr 1886 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 27 Aug 1955 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: John Henry Kedgnal Duvernay
Mother: Lucy Trotochaud
Siblings: Eliza Duvernay
Rosa Duvernay
Charles Duvernay
John Elmer Duvernay
Ida Duvernay
James Francis Duvernay
Spouse: Anna Cecelia Sherman
Married: 23 Oct 1922 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Marion Betty Duvernay
John Elmer Duvernay Jr.
Ida Duvernay
Robert W. Duvernay


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, August 29, 1955:

John E. Duvernay
Dies Suddenly

Services for John E. Duvernay, Sr., 69, of 439 Grove-st., who died suddenly Saturday afternoon at Little Traverse Hospital following a heart attack, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Assembly of God church.

Mr. Duvernay was born April 18, 1886 in Petoskey and lived here all of his life. He was married to Anna Cecelia Sherman, October 23, 1922 in Petoskey. Mr. Duvernay was a member of the Assembly of God church.

By trade he was a sign painter and an artist. Many of his paintings have been hung in churches and business places. He did painting for Michigan Bakeries for about 10 years.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Friedli of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Ida Farmer of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, John Jr., of Petoskey and Robert of Inidanapolis; four grandchildren; a brother, James of Flint.

The body is at the Stone Funeral Home where friends may call.

Rev. Harold H. Evans will be in charge of services and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, September 1, 1955:

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank everyone for their kind help, gifts and flowers at the passing of our loved one, John Elmer Duvernay, Sr.

Wife Anna, sons John and Robert; daughters, Ida and Betty; brother James, and families.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 10/23/1922
Liber: 4
Folio: 60
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Duvernay, John Elmer Sr.
Date of Death: 8/27/1955
Liber: 2
Folio: 256
Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
Greenwood Cemetery
Duvernay, John Elmer Sr.
Age: 69
Born: 04/18/1886
Died: 08/27/1955
Burial: 08/30/1955
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Stone Funeral Home at Petoskey Cremation
Lot H-36-3
  • Headstone Photo: Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Michigan, taken July 2009, by S. Robison.
  • Photo: Wendy Duvernay Morris