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.
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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.
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.