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Jacques Marchais: HERStory - The visionary behind Staten Island’s Shangri-la
Updated: May 19, 2022
Jacques Marchais, (1887-1948): Jacques Marchais Coblentz was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1887. According to Marchais, her father John Coblentz chose the male name, ‘Jacques Marchais’ – a family name of importance to him before her birth, and did not change it to the feminine form of Jacqueline after she was born. Her father died when she was a small child.