Dean, Thank you very much for the wonderful and informative information!
I have Mary's death certificate, and it indicates that her father's name as Arthur Grainer and mother asMariette LaChapelle. Could it be that the informate was uninformed when he gave his statement? Other then the last name difference, everything appears to fall in order.
I notice that your last name is LaChapelle. Do you live in Oregon? I do. I am making a memory book for my children, and am very interested in gathering correct information and documentation. I own the Oregon Death Index data base 1903-1998 which has proven to be very helpful in my searches. I would be more then happy to do any look ups for you. Also, I noticed that there are about 7 LaChapelle's buried in Hubbard, which is just down the street from where I live. Are these family members related to Mariette and in turn to me? Are we related in some small way? Are the LaChapelle's of Indian decent? I have a photo of Violet Perchette, Mariette's granddaughter, and there are strong Indian features, which I think is pretty cool! My Uncle is very interested in knowing if there is documentation of Indian blood in the family as well.
I have gone on long enough. I thank you very much for the info and look forward to chatting with you again.