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About Ralph Marcotte Sr & Rose Mercier
Wish I knew how they met. But this tall giant fell in love with this petite young gal, married in 
1921. Had 8 living children who they raised in Bourbonnais. Those 8 grew and married, with most 
staying in the Bourbonnais area, and raising their own children. Ralph grew up on Main Street 
across from the Legris home. Did not serve in the War. Ralph's ancestor's came with Noel Levasseur 
from Quebec. Found some notes about Rose. Worked at Bear Brand, was laid off and then worked at the 
Kankakee State Hospital. (possibly in the kitchen) met Ralph, who was a caregiver @ the State 
Hospital before he went to Kroehler's for 40 years. At some point moved to 481 Main Street and 
raised their kids. The Marcotte's lived in the same house on South Main in Bourbonnais until 
Ralph's retirement, when the couple moved a few feet from their original home to another house on 
Rivard Street. Next door was Mush (EJ) and in their old home, Ralph Jr moved his tribe. Down the 
street was Henrietta and her tribe. Main Street became a little village of Marcotte's, Kyrouac's 
and Rivard's. This tree will show the many branches of their union. Also in this orchard of 
love, the Mercier side was a big part of many reunions. Rose's dad would live to be 94 and his tree 
is a large expansive oak, lots of branches. If there are more to be added please let me know!  
Thanks !
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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