I have a friend, whose grandmother was Bernadetta/Bernadette M. James (married name).She was married to G. Cleveland James when their son Arland Victor James was born in 1914 in Vigo county, IN.She was married at least five times, of which the family is aware, but no one knows all of the names of the men she married.
She had a daughter the family called Esther May Poole, the above mentioned Arland Victor James and two sons named John and Robert.No one knows the last names of the two boys.
My friend never met her grandmother.She lives in California, and when she talked about not know much about her family, I told her I would try to help her learn about them.Unfortunately, we have a family, that does not seem to know very much.All the information she has given me is very sketchy.She has a sister in CA, but she does not know much either.
These are possible marriages for Bernadette/Bernadetta:
A person named Hoffman (or it could be her maiden name) G. Cleveland James (definite) Fred H. Kaade (possible) A Sorg (or it could be her maiden name) Fred C. McGinnis (possible)
Records have been a little hard to find.She is going to order her father's birth certificate from Indiana.We know when and where he was born, per his SS application.His mother was listed as B. M. Hoffman and father as G. Cleveland James.With the many marriages, of Bernadette/Bernadetta, and not very much in the say of family history passed on to children, it's hard to know if I have found the right connections.Does anyone know this family.Any help anyone can give, would be very appreciated.
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