Hilda and both her parents were born in Nova Scotia. She came from a town called Camperdown. She later moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her parents.
According to Peg Nelson, Hilda's name at birth was "Hildred" but she changed it.
The 1901 Census of Canada has Hilda living in Bridgewater, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia with Leonard Womboldt (spelled Wambolt) and his wife Olivia as well as their sons Isaac and Bennett. Hilda is listed as Leonard's adopted daughter. 
"Hilda lived with Olivia when she was small and thought she was her mother until one day she heard the old man Leonard tell Olivia that Maggie (Nana Beaton) should come and get her own brat. Leonard was old and feeble and probably rather jealous of the attention given Hilda. Hilda adored her grandmother (who also adored her). Hilda (our mother) said that Ruben Boliva was a very kind, dear man."
She came to the US in 1906 as a minor with a sponsor, her aunt Adelia. Apparently Adelia and her family had a boarding house. This is where she met Stewart.
She married Stewart April 28, 1917.
At the time of the 1920 census, the family (with just Jimmy and Elsie) were living at 6 Stanford Terrace in Somerville, Mass.
Hilda was a charter member of V.F.W. in Billerica and was honored by them as a Gold Star mother.
She lived at 23 Church Lane in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Rock and Harriet (Howes) Boyd rented the little house below Hilda and Stewart. For the first years of their marriage, Bill and Barbara (Oldford) Waldroup rented the upstairs apartment in Hilda and Stewart's own house.
↑ This was reported by Peg Nelson and is supported by the 1910 census.
From Peg: "There is a man in Nova Scotia named Ivan Womboldt who has all the family history. He gave Bud and I quite a bit." Some people spell the Womboldt name without the "d," but Peg always knew it with the "d". Elsie (Oldford) Howes spelled it Wamboldt (unless her cursive o's just look like a's, and Elsie's birth certificate has it recorded this way (but her birth certificate also has her father's name as Steward). Peg (Oldford) Nelson spells it Womboldt. Barbara (Oldford) Waldroup is confident it is Wambolt. Barbara has naturalization papers and other official documents with this spelling.
From the 1910 Census for Cambridge Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts:
Charles E. McPhee, age 38, married 16 yrs, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, Came to the US in 1870, Occupation: Tailor
Adelia C. McPhee, wife, age 38, married 16 yrs, had 3 children, 1 living child, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, Came to the US in 1870
Roy E. McPhee, son, age 8, b. MA
Hilda Wambolt, niece, age 16, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, Came to the US in 1906.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by multiple DNA test matches between Chris Whitten and Wambolt descendants including three great-grandchildren of James Albert Wambolt: R.B. and his son E.B. on 23andMe who share a 30 cM segment on chromosome 8 between 4000000 to 19000000 on 23andMe, and D.Y. on Family Tree DNA who shares a 24 cM segment on chromosome 8 between position 5216304 and 19765113.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hilda by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Name Hildred May WAMBOLT Marriage 4/28/1917 Location Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Father Leonard Wambolt Mother Olivia Daury Spouse Stewart Oldford
Name: Hilda May Wambolt Gender: Female Marital Status: Single Age: 7 Birth Year: 1893 Birthplace: Ns Relation to Head of House: Adopted Daughter (Adopted) Racial or Tribal Origin: German Nationality: Canadian Religion: Lutheran Province: Nova Scotia District: Lunenburg District Number: 37 Sub-District: Bridgewater (South/Sud) Sub-District Number: G-1 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Leonard Wambolt 81 Olivia Wambolt 55 Isaac Wambolt 27 Bennett Wambolt 21 Hilda May Wambolt 7 Save Cancel Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: Bridgewater (South/Sud), Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Page: 19; Family No: 199
Gold Star Mothers, Massachusetts