Mary Jane Quay, nicknamed Minnie, was the subject of a "ghost story" in Port Sanilac, Michigan. She supposedly jumped into Lake Huron and drowned, despondent over a lost boyfriend, supposedly lost in a storm at sea.
The following is from the Geneological Death Indexing System - Michigan
QUAY, MARY JANE Date of death: 27-Apr-1876 Ledger Page: 71 Record Number: 93 Place of death: Forester County of Death: Sanilac Sex: Female Race: Not Recorded Marital Status: Single Age: 15 years 11 months Cause of Death: Suicide By Drowning Birthplace: New York Occupation: None Father's Name: Quay, James Father's Residence: Forester Mich Mother's Name: Quay, Mary Mother's Residence: Not Recorded Date of record: 5-Jun-1877
Friday May 12, 1876 (Date of Newspaper) A young girl named Minnie QUAY, about fifteen years of age, committed suicide by throwing herself into the lake from Smith's dock, at Forester, one afternoon last week. She was seen in the act of jumping by her little brother, who was on shore. A quick alarm was given, and men commenced at once to grapple for the body, but it was an hour before it was discovered. Her father is a mechanic in Smith's mill, and is highly respected. No cause is assigned for the rash act. Source: Fowlerville Review