Mary was born in 1850 in Canada (as were her parents). (1880 census)
At her burial site, her name is recorded as "Mary Louise", but in the 1880 census she goes by her middle name "Louise". In 1900, she is recorded in the census as "Mary L."
After the death of his first wife Mary Ann in July 1869, Charles Manaige married Mary Louise Benjamin. Given that their first child was born in July 1870, they must have married the same year (1869) in which his first wife had died.
1880 Minnesota State census shows the children of Charles and Mary Louise Menaige:
She passed away on Christmas Day 1921 (aged 71) in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. (Find a Grave)
1880 Federal Census for Hilton, Blue Earth, Minnesota; Roll: 615; Page: 276B; Enumeration District: 003: Township 107-25. The Town of McPherson. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1900 Federal Census for St Paul Ward 5, Ramsey, Minnesota; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0095; Description: St Paul City, 5th Ward; 4th Election District bounded by Walnut, W 7th, Wilkin, Ramsey, Irvine; FHL microfilm: 1240784. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Registration State: Minnesota; Registration County: Ramsey. United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 17 December 2019), memorial page for Mary Louise Benjamin Manaige (Sep 1850–25 Dec 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162100461, citing Calvary Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Clarice Courneya (contributor 46550274) .
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mary: