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Labor Day With The Marvels

The origins of Labor Day are more than a century old. The first Labor Day parade in New York City was held in September 1982. Two men are credited with playing an important role not only in bringing about the parade but the holiday as well. Matthew Maguire, a machinist from Paterson, N.J., and Peter J. McGuire, a New York City carpenter who helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, are said to have suggested a holiday to honor working people in the United States. In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day a legal holiday, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday.

Labor Day is observed as a legal holiday on the first Monday in September throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In Australia, Labor Day is called Eight Hour Day, and it commemorates the successful struggle for a shorter working day. In Europe, Labor Day is observed on May 1, also known as May Day.

Labor Day means different things to different people. My version of Labor Day is when we have The Marvel Family Reunion. We attend every year on the first Saturday of Labor Day Weekend in Illinois ~ The Marvel Farm. I will post each year what we are doing.

Below are some of the family members who attended last year. We sure had a good time and always love seeing you guys! See you all next year!

This site is dedicated In Loving Memory of John Earl Marvel and Charles Henderson.

Bill & Eva Marvel
Uncle Bill & Aunt Eva

Earl & Ann Marvel
Uncle Earl & Aunt Ann

Neal & Rosemary Marvel
Aunt Rosemary & Uncle Neal

Janet & Alvin
Cousins Janet & Alvin

Arle & Chuck
Cousins Chuck & Arle

Cousins Dee & Bill

Cousins John Gary & Ann

Labor Day and Family History Sites

Marvelicious Genealogy
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123 Greetings (Labor Day)

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