How do I find a marriage certificate for Irene and Kenneth?

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My cousin recently sent me some photos of my grandfather and a woman identified in the photos as Irene Woodside.  When I did a search on I found info showing her in the 1940 census with my grandfather and one of my uncles.  How would I find more information about this woman?
WikiTree profile: Irene Woodside
in Genealogy Help by Shannon Verissimo G2G Crew (370 points)

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When you post a question, you should include any location for b, m, d that you are aware of - including Country, city, town as it makes it easier for someone to help.

PS in 1940 this Lenora I Bedford is also listed as living with her mother in CA???

This woman Lenora Irene Woodside, father George Bedford, mother Bessie Jumper is a possibility, but you would need to confirm by marriage or death certs.  The death records or Lenora Irene, Kenneth Sr. and Kenneth jr are all listed on   You might want to get the actual certificates to see if you can prove the connection.

U S Census, 1940  Ward 1, Bakersfield, Judicial Township 3, Kern, CA

head  Kenneth Woodside M 33 KS

wife  Irene Woodside  F 29 CA

son  Kenneth Woodside M 13 NE


California, Death Index, 1940-1997 

Citing this Record  "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (

Lenora Irene Woodside

Death  15 Apr 1988  Riverside, CA  

birth date: 21 Jun 1912   Wyoming

father: Bedford  mother: Jumper


U S Census, 1940  Tract 461, Covina, El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, CA

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (

head  Lenora I Bedford  F 27 WY

mother  Bessie I Bedford F 57 KS


U S Census, 1930  Covina, Los Angeles, CA

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (

head  George Bedford M 56 KS

wife  Bessie Bedford  F 45 KS

son  John Bedford M 18 WY

dau  Lenora Bedford F 16 WY



by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (790k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt

Thank you.  Sounds like I need to dig more?  smiley  I will keep at it.


Thanks so much for the good advice

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