An American Family History

Genevieve E. Jones Marvin


Children of Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr. and
Rachel Lapoint

  • Victoria Zellena Dwinnell Miller
  • Holland Orville Dwinnell
  • Charles N. Dwinnell
  • Sophia Floritine Dwinnell Byrne
  • Napoleon B. (Charles) Dwinnell
  • David Lancaster Dwinnell

    Children of Rachael Lapointe
    and David Lancaster Jones
  • Lewis Kossuh Jones
  • Ida Ann Jones
  • Genevieve E. Jones Marvin
  • Genevieve E. Jones Marvin was born December 19, 1858 in Upper Canada. She was the daughter of Rachael Lapointe and David Jones. She was called Neva. She was age three at the time of the 1861 census and her name was listed as Geneva.

    On July 14, 1887 she married Moses H. Marvin. Marvin was born in July, 1846 in New York. His parents were Luke Marvin and Phylinda Woolman. Moses had been married before to Lizze F. who was born in 1859 in New York.

    By the time of the 1900 census, they were living in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Moses was working as a machinist. The census taker recorded their names as Genny V. and Otis.

    At the time of the 1910 census they were living in Rochester, New York where Moses died August 5, 1911.

    After his death, Genevieve went to San Diego to live with her sister, Victoria Miller.

    She died February 15, 1915 in San Diego and is buried in San Diego at Mount Hope cemetery next to John Wilson Miller who was her half brother-in law.

    MARVIN--In this city [San Diego].  Feb. 15, 1915, Genevieve Marvin; sister of Mrs. B. (sic) Z. Miller and aunt of John D. and Robert W. Miller of San Diego, Cal.; a native of Canada aged 56 years 1 month 272 days.

    Announcement of funeral services will be made later by Johnson, Connell & Saum

    Miller Family Plot
    Photo taken 1915

    San Diego, California was incorporated in 1850, the same year California became a state. The original Old Town was located several miles inland. In the late 1860s, Alonzo Horton promoted a move to New Town on the bay. New Town grew quickly and became the city center. In 1915, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition.


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    The name Lapointe is a dit name. It could have been a nickname for a soldier (the point of a lance) or for a family who lived on a point of land.
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