Where Is Leda Gariepy, My Grandmother, I Am James Laurent

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I Am James Laurent, Leda Was My Grandmother, Married To John Laurent... Each Died Years Ago...
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Do you know what year they were born and married? Is there a country, county and city for the births and the marriage and the location at death?

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I found her on the 1930 and 1940 United States Federal  Census


Name: Leda Laurant
Respondent: Yes
Age: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Same Place
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Flint Street
House Number: 132
Inferred Residence in 1935: Maine
Residence in 1935: Maine
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 12B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Laurant 55
Leda Laurant 51
Wilfred Laurant 18
Irene Laurant 14
Albert Laurant                        11  

also in the U.S City directories for 1950

Name: Leda E Laurent
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1950
Street address: 821 S Main
Residence Place: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: John A Laurent
Publication Title: Fall River, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1950

Hope that helps :)


by Wendy Sullivan G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
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In 1921, Mrs. Leda Laurent, 32 years old b. Biddeford, Maine, but of Canadian citizenship, crossed into Canada. French was her native language. She was going to visit her father-in-law Alfred Laurent of Derome?, Quebec, and she intended to remain in Canada. Her last permanent residence was 238 Pleasant St., Fall River, Massachusetts.  Her travel ticket was from Fall River to Montreal.(Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Border Entries. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG 76-C. Department of Employment and Immigration fonds. Library and Archives Canada; 1908-1935 Border Entries; Roll: T-15299)

Leda came back to the USA in Feb 1922. Her nearest relative in Canada was her father-in-law Alfred.  She was going to be staying with her brother, Leon Gariepy at 238 Pleasant St., Fall River, Massachusetts.  She was born in Biddeford, Maine.  She had lived in the Unites States all her life.(Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Alphabetical Index to Canadian Border Entries Through Small Ports in Vermont, 1895-1924; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1462; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85; Roll Number: 6)

In 1910, Leda E. Gariepy, 21, lived in Old Orchard, York, Maine, with her father, Hermenegilde Gariepy, 58 b. French Canada, and her mother, Vitalino C Gariepy, 48 b. French Canada. Two other children, Eva P., 24 b. Maine, and Leon J., 25 b. French Canada. Mother-in-law Elizabeth M. Chartier, an 83 year old widow b. French Canada, lived with the family. Vitalino has had 7 children, only 3 of whom are living.  Elizabeth has had 12 children, 4 of whom are living.("United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (1910 US Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22993-7045-52?cc=1727033 : accessed 8 June 2016), Maine > York > Old Orchard > ED 254 > image 11 of 21; citing NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Year: 1910; Census Place: Old Orchard, York, Maine; Roll: T624_548; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0254; FHL microfilm: 1374561)

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (335k points)
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In 1900, Leda E. Gariepy, born in Jan 1889, lived in Biddeford, Saco, Maine, with her parents Herman*** and Vitaline Gariepy.(Year: 1900; Census Place: Biddeford, York, Maine; Roll: 602; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0225; FHL microfilm: 1240602)

Given a birth date in January 1889, it is possible that the Leda E. Laurent who died in Coweta County, Georgia, on 27 Jan 1987 is the same person.(Georgia, Death Index, 1919 - 1998 [Ancestry.com.database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-1998. Georgia, USA: Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.

The Social Security Death Index shows that the Lena who died in Georgia was born on 6 Jan 1889 and that her Social Security card was issued in Massachusetts, which fits with her residence in Massachusetts in 1950, as shown in Wendy's answer..(U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014  [Ancestry.com.database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Number: 014-14-5829; Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: Before 1951)


by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (335k points)

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