I could really use some help with my great grandmother Catherine Eleanor Fleet (Leopold-152) formerly Leopold; Born approx. March 17, 1893 in New Ross, Nova Scotia, Daughter of Burton John Leopold and Serilla Ann (Dorey) Leopold. Wife of Mather Asaph Fleet — married October 15, 1912 in Nova Scotia. Died December 24, 1931 in Nova Scotia Canada.
According to her death certificate, her mother is Serilla, however I suspect that may not be accurate as her father Burton John Leopold (approx. August 17, 1856; Nova Scotia) was married before Serilla (approx. October 24, 1875; Nova Scotia) to a Ellen Hiltz or Hilty........I could have the name wrong, I am just going by what I have found on free sites, mainly Family Search.
I have not been able to find enough information to tell me when Ellen died and Burton married Serilla. I have also not been able to find Catherine's birth certificate.
Because Serilla was 25 years old in the 1901 census and Catherine was 8, I suspect that Serilla was really Catherine's stepmother.
If anyone could help to clear this up, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks