My Great Grandfather's name was Edward Plude.I know he was born March 6, 1866.Died in Big Falls, Mn 9/10/1937.
The family story is that he was born in Maine and left home at the age of 13.He then moved to Washington, Ballard, Kings County.He met my Great Grandmother Ada LaBelle there and they were married and came to Minneapolis, MN.I have some old notes that possibly his parents died when he was 7 years old.
I can track him in MN 1895 and beyond through census records.I find Ada in Washington 1892 spelled as La Bell,but not Edward.She was 14 at the time and was married I belive at 16.
In searching Census records I find at times he said he was born in Maine, and sometimes in Canada.
I found 2 family's in the 1870 Census with the last name Pluard.Father St Maria, Mother Katie, Biddie,Edward,Martha, Julia.But can't find any other information on this family or the other Pluard family (Joeseph & Archemise) listed on the census.The were living in St Francis, Aroostook, Maine.
Also I find a Baptism record in Acadia French Catholic Church Records ( Drouin Collection) 1670-1909.
Place of Worship St Francious- Xavier Province Acadie (Nova Scotia & New Brunswick) Edward Plourde - or - Edward Plurde was Baptised the 11th, born on the 6th of ?, (but in the feb, March records) legitimate marriage of Tizzie Plurde and Catherine Kennedy. Sponsors Thomas Kennedy & Bridget Kennedy.
My family had some Kennedy's in St. Cloud MN at one time that they said were relatives, but know one knows how.I found a Funeral card for J.Leo Kennedy 5/24/1893 Foreston, MN Death 1/3/1975 St. Cloud, MN.
I would like to hear from anyone who is familiar with this family or these records.