Does Helena Bertha (Adams) Lambert really exist?

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There's reason to believe this name is completely wrong:

The 1910 census records "Helina Lambert" as Celia's daughter-in-law along with George (her son) and Elaine (her granddaughter). The obvious assumption is that George married Helina prior to April of 1910 (unsubstantiated marriage date is April 21, 1909) and had a daughter with him named Elaine (unsubtantiated birth date is February 3, 1910.)

"Helena Bertha Lambert" does not exist in the 1900 census records as part of Alfred and Virginia Adams' family. Their daughter Eleanora is listed as born in 1885 on the 1900 census, but does not appear on the 1910. Another daughter, Orora, is listed on the 1910 census, but with a birth year of 1892. So, although "Orora" could have been a faulty rendition of "Eleanora" by the census taker, Eleanora would have been 25 years old, not 18.

There is also a Lena B. Adams - Father Alfred, Mother Eliza - from Oneida, NY with a birth year of 1878. Theoretically, her full name could be Helena Bertha Adams, but she would be 7 years older than George Napoleon Lambert, which would have been unconventional for a marriage at the time. (Not to say impossible.) If that's great-great-grandma, then that whole branch of the tree is wrong. 


WikiTree profile: Helena Lambert
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George Lambert

mentioned in the record of Dr Elaine Hoffmeister Rivet

Name George Lambert
gender Male
Wife Helena Adams Lambert
Daughter Dr Elaine Hoffmeister Rivet

Other information in the record of Dr Elaine Hoffmeister Rivet

from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries


Name Dr Elaine Hoffmeister Rivet
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 18 May 2002
Event Place Albany, New York, United States
Residence Place Cohoes
Gender Female
Age 92
Occupation Homemaker
Birth Year (Estimated) 1910
Birthplace Cohoes
Death Date 16 May 2002
Burial Place Waterford
Newspaper Times Union, The

Spouse and Children

Helena Adams Lambert Wife Female
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Citing this Record

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 16 May 2018), George Lambert in entry for Dr Elaine Hoffmeister Rivet, Albany, New York, United States, 18 May 2002; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Times Union, The, born-digital text.

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George Napoleon Lambert

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name George Napoleon Lambert
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Albany County no 1, New York, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 28 Aug 1885
Birthplace , , United States

Citing this Record

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch( : 13 March 2018), George Napoleon Lambert, 1917-1918; citing Albany County no 1, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,711,819.


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United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Affiliate Publication Number M1509
Affiliate Publication Title World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
GS Film Number 001711819
Digital Folder Number 005262553
Image Number 05212
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