Marion Boisot

Marion Boisot was born in LaGrange, Illinois on August 28, 1897.

Important Facts
August 28, 1897 Born in LaGrange, Illinois. Marion was the daughter of Emile Kellogg Boisot and Lillie Reid.
1910 The US Federal Census lists Emile K Boisot (51), Lily Reid (50), Louis M. (17), and Marion (12), living in 6-WD Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Source: 1910 United States Federal Census.
  She went to a finishing school in LaGrange, Illinois.
Patricia Patricia, Marion, Mary Jane
April 3, 1915 She and her parents traveled from Chicago to California staying at the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey. Source: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Page: 32.
  She was known to have dated Jack Neville, who helped design the Pebble Beach Golf Links. They called him "Apple Jack." Source: Conversation with Marion's daughter (Pat).
October 31, 1920 Marion Boisot's engagement to Byington Ford was announced in the the Chicago Sunday Tribune and he San Francisco Chronicle newspapers. Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune (Oct 31, 1920) and San Francisco Chronicles (Nov 7, 1920).
November 17, 1920 Marion was as married to Byington Ford at the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey, California (now the Naval Postgraduate School).
August 22, 1921 Mary Jane Ford was born in San Francisco, California.
1924-1935 Lived in Pebble Beach, California.

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Mary Jane, Marion, Patricia

May 17, 1923 Patricia Ford was born in San Francisco, California.
December 4, 1926 Audrey Ford was born in San Francisco, California.
1927 Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Byington and Marion Boisot were listed in the SF Social Register. There address was listed as Pebble Beach. Source: San Francisco Social Register 1927.
1930 US Federal Census lists Byington Ford (39), Marion B. (32), Mary Jane (8), Patricia (6), and Audrey (3) living in Pebble Beach, Monterey, California. Source: 1930 United States Federal Census.
  Byington bought a 400 acre ranch in Carmel Valley, California from the Pacific Improvement Company. Source: Conversation with Audrey Cordrey.
1932 Listed as "FORD, Mr. & Mrs. Byington (Marion BOISOT), Pebble Beach, Cal." Source: Social Register, San Francisco, California, 1932, Vol., XLVI, No. 9.


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1938 She divorced Byington Ford.
  They sold their house in Pebble Beach. Marion moved San Francisco, California. Marion and her daughters were living at 2170 Jackson St. San Francisco.
1938 They later moved to Pasadena, California (585 Belle Fontaine St.).
April 15, 1939 Marion B. Ford (40) and Howard W. Ernst (38) were passengers going to Ensenada, Mexico. Source: California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954.  
August 27, 1939 Her mother, Lilly R. Boisot, died in Carmel, California.
1940 Married to Howard W. Ernst in Pasadena, California.


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Feb 1, 1941 Her father, Emile Kellogg Boisot, died in Pasadena, California.
1946 Married to George Faunce Whitcomb in San Francisco. He wrote a book called Serpent's Credo in 1931.
  Maron married Dr. Dudley P. Sanford.
  She was a volunteer with the Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services Thrift Shop.
July 4, 1985 Dudley P. Sanford died in Carmel Valley, California. Source: California Death Index.
 June 15, 1990 Marion died at her home in Carmel Valley, California of a stroke. She was 92 years old.
  A Wake was held at her home in Carmel Valley, California. Her daughters, Mary Jane, Audrey, and Patricia were at the Wake.

Last updated: Thursday, September 16, 2021