Hey, Global Family Reunion members (and everyone else, too!)
AJ is working to set up an interview with the hosts of the television talk show, The View. Nicolle (Devenish) Wallace isn't connected to the tree yet, but I think I've got a French Canadian lead to work from. I've been poking around online, and it looks like it would be an easy connection to make and verify if you have access to the Drouin Collection.
Here's the family in question: Emmanuel Etienne.
We also need proof that this is the Emmanuel Etienne who married Nicolle's great-grandmother May Hands in London, England in 1917.
Here's why I'm leaning toward it being the same man:
There is a record in the BMD index for an Emmanuel A. Etienne who died in England in 1941, and was born in or around 1881.
I couldn't find an Emmanuel Etienne in the 1911 or 1901 Census of England, so it looks like May's (then future) husband was not counted, or not from England.
Emmanuel's wife Clarinda is listed as widowed in the 1921 Canada Census, but I was unable to find a record of Emmanuel being killed during WWI, or a death record for him in Ontario. (Of course, he could have returned to Canada ill, and been sent to a Veteran's hospital in another part of the country, and died there.)
Can someone help figure out if these two Emmanuel Etiennes are the same man, and connect him to the tree?