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Cecilia Marie (Menard) Kerns (1911 - 1996)

Cecilia Marie Kerns formerly Menard
Born in Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham, Saint-Eugène, Drummond, Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 84 [location unknown]
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Biography

Cecile Maries Menard was born 9 Nov 1911 in Canada and died 6 Feb 1996 with burial in Calvary Cemetery Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota, USA (PLOT New Addition, Lot 275, Grave 1). She married John M. Kerns (1905–1978).[1][2]

Cecilia Menard (then 8 years) is listed as returning to Canada with Mary Menard (Marie Domithilde Brisson), who is listed as crossing the border into Canada with Albina (19), Fabiola (11), Cecilia (8) & Gerard (3). All are Canadian, and all speak French. Their address is listed as St-Eugene, Canada (presumably St-Eugene de Grantham Parish, Quebec). Mary’s nearest relative is Rebecca _____ in Drummondville, Quebec. They were listed as returning from Crookston, North Dakota (presumably Crookston, Minnesota where Rebecca Menard’s funeral was held - Rebecca died 8 February 1920 near Crookston).[3]

In the 1940 United States census we find Cecelia has returned to Crookston, Polk, Minnesota where she was living with her sister and sister's husband[4]:

  1. Leo Boucher 33 - head of household
  2. Fabiola Boucher 31 - his wife (and the sister of Cecilia)
  3. Mary La Framboise 70 - mother in law to head of household (Marie Domithilde Brisson)
  4. Adelore La Framboise 75 - father in law to head of household
  5. Cecelia Menard 28 - sister in law to head of household
  6. Gerard Menard 23 - - brother in law to head of household

Sources

  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #49540156
  2. "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V47T-472 : 4 December 2014), Cecile Marie Kerns, 06 Feb 1996; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Polk, Minnesota, record 2565877, certificate number 004850, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.
  3. "Public Member Trees", database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/85817391/person/410020808635/facts : accessed 3 December 2017), profile for Cecilia MENARD.
  4. Year: 1940; Census Place: Crookston, Polk, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1949; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 60-22 1940 United States Federal Census




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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Cecilia by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' 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 Cecilia:

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