Emma Bernier Gauthier

20 March 1900–23 April 1985 (Age 85)
Chassell, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Emma Bernier

When Emma Bernier Gauthier was born on 20 March 1900, in Chassell, Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, Leger John Gauthier, was 35 and her mother, Mary Louise Berland, was 36. She married Joseph Grailer on 6 May 1919, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 April 1985, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Grailer
Emma Bernier Gauthier
Marriage: 6 May 1919
Mae Mary Grailer
Joseph G Grailer Jr.
Godfred Grailer

Spouse and Children

6 May 1919
Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan, United States


    Mae Mary Grailer



    Godfred Grailer


Parents and Siblings

    Leger John Gauthier


    Mary Louise Berland




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 3

Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car "Sweepstakes" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + hari, heri ‘army’ ( see Walter ). This name is also found in Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emma Grailes in household of Joseph Grailes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Grailer in household of Joseph Grailer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Gauthier in household of John Gauthier, "United States Census, 1900"

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