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Figian Joseph Guenette
2/16/1877 - 8/27/1919
Figian Joseph Guenette was born on February 16, 1877 in an unknown place overseas in Canada and died on August 27, 1919 somewhere in Michigan. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 42 years old.

He and Ida adopted two girls Virginia Price and Helen but Helen died, it is unknown her birth and death dates. Their daughter Marion Louise is their natural daughter.
Census4/16/1910 Ludington Ward 1 MI (Mason County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #209, family #37: Figian Gwenneth (age 33), Ida (wife, age 26), and Margarette Haralay (sister-in-law, age 13). Figian and Ida have been married 4 years (it is the first marriage for both) and they have no children. Figian was born in Canada/French as were his parents. Ida and Margarette were born in Michigan, their father in Finland/Sweden and their mother in Germany. 
Military9/12/1918 MI (Mason County) 41 yrs old 
Figian Joseph Guenette, born 2/16/1877, completes a World War I Draft Registration Card on 9/12/1918. He is working as a carpenter for Morton Belt Company. Next of kin is Mrs. Ida Guenette. He is medium height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair.  

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2 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
12 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
18 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
20 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
23 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
23 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
24 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
25 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
26 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
27 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
29 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
29 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
29 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
35 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
36 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
37 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
5 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
8 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
31 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
35 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
36 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
40 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
42 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1879 New State Capitol dedicated in Lansing. The structure cost $1,510,130.
13 1890 Between 1890 and 1900, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were among many automotive companies founded in southeastern Michigan.
32 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
33 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
32 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
37 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
40 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
42 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.

Ida Hakalax
Born on February 12, 1882 and died on November 26, 1955.
They were married 6/7/1905.

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Norma Virginia Guenette
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 6, 1908 and died in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida on March 18, 1999. She was 91 years old.

She was born Virginia Price and was adopted when she was 3 years old by Figian Guenette and Ida Hurley....
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