Biography

DBFA Executive Board for 2018-2020

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David DuBois, President and Treasurer

David was raised in Highland, a city in Northwest Indiana, a member of a family of seven children. He is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management and then went on to receive a LL.B.degree in law from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Having completed his 48th year as a sole practitioner of law, he has always been active in his community affairs, including president of the Portage YMCA, president of the Chamber of Commerce, a life member of the Portage Exchange Club. He also wishes to note that he is the parent of 3 children and 6 grandchildren and a descendant of Louis DuBois.

Jenifer Scarisbrick, Secretary

Jenifer Scarisbrick is a descendant of Louis DuBois on her maternal side.  Her college studies focused on anthropology / archaeology, post-graduate study abroad in Naples, Italy and travel throughout Europe.  After that she moved to England, married and had her daughter there.  Eventually moving back to the US, she now resides in western Maryland.  She has one daughter and two grandchildren. She worked for 35 years with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in customer service retiring as Asst. Regional Service Manager.  She spends much of her retirement time involved in history related pursuits – as an 18th Century living historian and serving on boards of several history related organizations.  She is delighted to be able to pursue study of her Huguenot ancestry through association with the DuBois Family Association.

Other organizational affiliations:

Col. Ogden’s 1st NJ Regiment – reenacting unit / living historian

Friends of Fort Frederick State Park – President

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Smithsburg, MD. Advisory Board – Registrar

Washington County Association of Museum & Historic Sites – Executive Board – Secretary

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Frances Yoakam DuBois,  Vice President

  • Obtained B.A. with Gerontology major from Madonna College, Livonia, MI. 1980
  • Housing Director, City of Plymouth, 1970-1978
  • Housing Director, City of Northville 1978-1999.
  • Served on Area Agency on Aging 1-C board, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (state and regional boards), Michigan Non Profit Homes Association board and the Traverse City Housing Commission.

Native of Michigan and with the exception of 5 years in Northern Ireland, lived there until 2008 when I moved to Raleigh, NC to be closer to my eldest daughter.

Tod duBois, Vice President

As a new member of the DBFA Board, Tod, a fourth generation Californian, finds energy, and has passion connecting the family culture and histories over the recent and more distant past. He has two Master’s Degrees from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and did a career in the San Francisco area before retiring to Central Coast of California. Tod is joined by five sisters and over 70 “immediate” family members on the West Coast and wants to open the western frontier and connect the two coasts with family history and to generate donations from the West for the Association.

Angela Thompson, Vice President

Marjorie Findlay, Vice President of Membership

Originally from New York, Marjorie Findlay now resides in Michigan. She and her family became actively involved in DBFA ten years ago, when her daughter, Allison, received national recognition for rescuing abandoned DuBois Cemetery in Ingham County, Michigan.

Since retiring from careers in teaching and social work, Marjorie has been active in her church, DAR, volunteer activities, and is also a board member of the Orion Historical Society.

Marjorie has devoted much of her spare time to family history and genealogy. Her family is related to a branch of DuBois French Huguenots who settled in DuBoisville, Michigan, annexed by Detroit in 1925. Marjorie and her family are proud to be the keepers of their large DuBois family Bible with information dating back as far as 1814.  Marjorie describes herself as a taphophiliac and enjoys photographing headstones around the country for inclusion on Find A Grave.

                Appointed Representative & DBFA Ambassador to New Paltz

This position is currently vacant.  If you live near the New Paltz, NY area, please contact DBFA President, David DuBois at,  daviddubois.president@gmail.com  regarding the opportunity to join our team.