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Notes for Marie-Elise BARNUM

She also appears as both Marie-Elisa and Mary Alice. A translation of her baptismal record reads: Diocese Catholique Romain de Sherbrooke, Extrait du registre des baptemes, Paroisse Sainte-Anne de Danville, 144 Daniel-Johnson C.P. 960, Danville, Québec, JOA 1AO. On twentieth of May One Thousand Eight Hundred sixty six, we the undersigned Priest, baptized Marie-Elisa, Born Twentieth March last of the legitimate marriage of Johial Barnum (Protestant), farmer and of M. Adelaide Morin, of Ste Anne de Danville. Godfather Oliver Gregoire and Godmother Eloise Hamel. Who together with the father, could not sign. L. A. Masson, P.M (Priest).

Baptism records show her name as Marie-Elise. The priest may very well have understood Alice as Elise. As all children baptized in Canada at that time were required to have the first name of a saint on the baptism record, Mary becomes Marie and Elise becomes Alice.

Census Records Canada. 1871 Census, Richmond County, Cleveland, district 138, sub district d, Québec, Canada. Allice, female, age 5, Catholic Religion, born Québec.

1880 Census United States. Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, Enumeration District 22, Pg 280C, taken June 1, 1880. Daughter, M. A. Barnum age at last birthday 14. Born March (Note on birth year 1880-14=1866). At school. Born Canada, mother and father born Canada

1900 Census. Chicago City, South Town, Cook Co Illinois, 4th ward. Enumeration District 95 page 55A (Ancestry.com image 45). Taken June 29th. No age given. Born Canada, Married 17 yrs. 5 children born 5 living.

1910 Census. City of Chicago, Cook County, Ward 3, Page 100. Living at 3725 Elmwood Ave. Cleary, Mary A. Wife, Age 44, married, married 5 years, 5 children born and 5 living, place of birth: Canada, Father born Maine Mother born Canada, immigrated to US in 1878.

1920 Census. City of Chicago, 3rd Ward, Cook County, Illinois. Enumeration District 164, pg 180B (Ancestry.com image 12) taken January 9th. Head of House, Age 50, Widow. Born Nebraska, father born (blank) mother born Nebraska. A son age 26 with only the last name of Stanfield living with her. (A son Richard born July 1893 would be 26 at this time) Alice should be 53 at this time and 54 in March. They are living at 4522 Cottage Grove Ave., Apt 148. In 1920 there is a Frank S. Stanfield living in a rooming house on Washington Blvd. with wife Emma. He is 57, born in Ohio, mother and father born Germany. Alice and Frank divorced, she married Joseph Cleary and is now a widow of Joseph Cleary.
She was baptized in Sainte-Anne de Danville Anglican Church, Danville, Shipton, Quèbec. Her godparents were Francois Xavior Hamel and Marguerite (Morin) Hamel.

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