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Katherine Paula (Lester) Quinn (1911 - 1995)

Katherine Paula Quinn formerly Lester aka DeMille
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 3 Oct 1937 (to about 1965) [location unknown]
Died in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Apr 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2021
07:41: Jessica Key added Edward Gabriel Lester (1887-1917) as father for Katherine Paula (Lester) Quinn (1911-1995). [Thank Jessica for this]
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Katherine (Lester) Quinn is Notable.

Daughter of a Canadian Army officer who died in World War I in the Battle of Vimy Ridge and a mother who was lost to tuberculosis in 1920.

Adopted daughter of Cecil B. DeMille and his wife Constance Adams

Wife of Anthony Quinn - they had 5 children together

Katherine (Lester) Quinn was adopted 1920
Adoptive Parents Biological Parents
Father: Cecil B. DeMille Father: Edward Gabriel Lester
Mother: Constance Adams Mother: Cecile Bianca Bertha Colani


  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 August 2020), John B Demille in household of Cecil B Demille, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 26B, line 93, family 192, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 134; FHL microfilm 2,339,869.
  • "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Anthony Quinn and Katherine L De Mille, 02 Oct 1937; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,153.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 27 April 2020), memorial page for Katherine DeMille (29 Jun 1911–27 Apr 1995), Find A Grave: Memorial #109145590, ; Maintained by gordonphilbin (contributor 47346381) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports Somewhere in California.

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