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Marie Bernadette (Lajambe) Howden (1914 - 1996)

Marie Bernadette Howden formerly Lajambe
Born in Lambert, Red Lake County, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 19 Jul 1947 in Vancouver, Washingtonmap
[children unknown]
Died at age 82 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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Marie Bernadette was born in 1918. She was the daughter of Joseph Gaspard Lajambe and Adeline Langlois.

In 1930, Marie Bernadette LaJambe was living with her father and siblings in Lambert, Red Lake, Minnesota. Her mother, Adeline Langois LaJambe, had passed away. [1]

  • 1930 United States Census
  • Gaspard LaJambe Head 48 Quebec
  • Edmond LaJambe Son 21 Minnesota
  • Evelyn LaJambe Dau 18 Minnesota
  • Bernadette LaJambe Dau 15 Minnesota
  • Antoinette LaJambe Dau 14 Minnesota
  • Lester LaJambe Son 13 Minnesota
  • Alice LaJambe Dau 12 Minnesota

Based on the date of her son Harold, in the 1940 census, Marie's marriage to Oscar Torgerson was around 1934.

In 1940 Marie was married to Oscar Torgerson and their two children [2]

  • 1940 United States Census
  • Oscar Torgerson Head Male 36 Minnesota
  • Bernadette Torgerson Wife Female 25 Minnesota
  • Harold Torgerson Son Male 5 Minnesota
  • Arlene Torgerson Daughter Female 2 Minnesota

On 12 Jul 1947 in Maria married Maurice Albert Howden in Clark, Washington, USA. On the certificate Maria marks that she is divorced and this is her 2nd marriage and she has been living for 6 months in Portland, Oregon. For Maurice, he is also divorced and this is his 3rd marriage and he has been living in Portland, Oregon for the last 6 months. [3]

She passed away in 1996. [4]


  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 September 2019), Gaspard Lajambe, Lambert, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 2B, line 93, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1113; FHL microfilm 2,340,848.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 July 2019), Bernadette Torgerson in household of Oscar Torgerson, Lambert Township, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 63-7, sheet 7A, line 14, family 110, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1951.
  3.  :Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 Source Citation: Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington Description: Year: Marriage Applications 1947 May-Aug
  4. "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2014), Bernadette Marie Howden, 21 Sep 1996; from "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2000); citing Multnomah, Oregon, certificate number 96-20976, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.

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