I am seeking information on my great great grandparents. The surname is HAINAULT. There were 3 children from the Hainault marriage: Alvina, Aurora and Rose. I am their parents were between 1850 and 1885 because my great grandmother, their child, Alvina Mary Hainault was born May, 1898. Alvina may have been born in Saranac, NY. She lived in New York until her death on Dec 29, 1985 (Social Security Death Index).
In the 1920 Saint Lawrence County, NY census I discovered that Aurora (age 23), her husband Fred Gaynor (age 32) and son, Victor W. Gaynor (age 1) lived with Alvina Hainault (age 21). They lived in the town of Gouvernour and their address was 5 Mill Street. Alvina was an office clerk at the time. The census confirmed that her parents, the HAINAULTS were born in New York.
Alvina's husband, Frank Dominic HAMEL was also possibly born in Saranac, NY. I am unsure of his birth date but I believe he died around 1949.
Alvina Hianault and her husband Alfred Hamel are buried in Redford, NY in Clinton County.
Alvina and Frank had 9 children: Leo Hamel; Veronica Hamel; Galen Hamil; Madelyn L’Heureux (my grandmother); Joyce Williams; Roger Francis; Gail Hamel; Carol Siskavich; Bertha Bennett.
Phonetically, Hianault is actually pronounced [A-Nault] in French. I do not know how many generations my family goes back as Americans, but I do know my ancestors in this line are from Canada.
Any idea on the names, birthplaces and any other information on Alvina Mary HAINAULT’s or Frank Dominic HAMEL’s parents would be greatly appreciated.
I am researching: L'Heureux, Mabon, Hamel and Hianault