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Armand Charest's DD214 Certificate
Armand Charest's DD214 Certificate
Discharge document showing Armand Charest's record of service in the US Army during WWII, and honorable discharge.  
 
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Baptismal Certificate of Martha Wilkens
Baptismal Certificate of Martha Wilkens
Baptismal Certificate of Martha Wilkens. Baptized 4 February 1928 
 
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Birth Certificate for Armand Charest
Birth Certificate for Armand Charest
Copy of birth certificate for Armand Charest. Armand's birth name was Joseph Armand Gabriel Charest, but Armand never used his name "Joseph" in any legal document.  
 
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Birth Certificate for Ronald Charest
Birth Certificate for Ronald Charest
Birth Certificate for Ronald Charest 
 
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Birth Certificate for Weifang (Charest) Li
Birth Certificate for Weifang (Charest) Li
Birth certificate for Weifang (Charest) Li, in accordance with international laws and the US State Department, required for her immigration visa 
 
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Birth Certificate of Erich Wilkens
Birth Certificate of Erich Wilkens
Birth Certificate of Erich Wilkens. This was apparently a sworn recreation of his birth certificate issued by the City of New York 16 July 1946. Born 29 April 1901 in Blexen, Germany. 
 
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Birth Certificate of Martha Alwine Reichelt
Birth Certificate of Martha Alwine Reichelt
Birth Certificate of Martha Alwine Reichelt. Born in Stadt Dobrilugk, Germany, January 18, 1984. This document appears to be a replacement birth certificate as it seems to have been issued 31 August 1955. This coincides with a trip Martha took back home to Germany that same year.  
 
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Birth Certificate of Martha Charest
Birth Certificate of Martha Charest
Birth Certificate of Martha Charest. Born October 20, 1927, at the home of her parents on the lower east side of Manhattan, New York City. 
 
9
Brief History of Clifton Gaunt
Brief History of Clifton Gaunt
Clifton Gaunt was the third husband of Therese Charest. They were together 11 years, until Clifton's passing at age 104. At the time of his passing, Clifton was one of the few remaining American World War I veterans.
 
 
10
Certificate Of Excellence in Tutoring awarded to Armand Charest
Certificate Of Excellence in Tutoring awarded to Armand Charest
After Armand's retirement as a tool and die maker, he worked part-time as an English language tutor through Palomar College Tutoring Center. His work continued until about 2002, when Armand suffered a stroke that left him half-paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, and requiring 24/7 nursing care. This certificate was awarded to Armand at conclusion of the 1998/1999 school year. 
 
11
Clair (Forand) Charest Funeral Card
Clair (Forand) Charest Funeral Card
Funeral card for Clair (Forand) Charest, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 
 
12
College Diploma Awarded To Armand Charest
College Diploma Awarded To Armand Charest
One of Armand's lifelong dream was to earn his Bachelor's degree. On December 23, 1986, at the age of 62, Armand did earn his Bachelor of Arts in English, through California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Armand did earn an Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering through Farmingdale Agricultural College in the mid-1960s. Armand was a Tool and Die Maker, and had hopes of getting into engineering work. However, Armand would later complain that holding an Associates actually hurt him in his career; His Associates Degree made him overqualified for some jobs and under-qualified for others.  
 
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Confirmation Diploma of Martha (Wilkens) Charest
Confirmation Diploma of Martha (Wilkens) Charest
Confirmation Diploma of Martha (Wilkens) Charest. Awarded by the Evangelical Free Church of South Ozone Park, April 27, 1941 
 
14
Death Certificate of Armand Charest
Death Certificate of Armand Charest
Death Certificate of Armand Charest. Armand died February 3, 2004 
 
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Death Certificate of Erich Wilkens
Death Certificate of Erich Wilkens
Death Certificate of Erich Wilkens. Erich died of an apparent heart attack while sitting in his recliner chair, in the main room of his cottage after dinner. He had cared for his farm animals and worked in his garden that day, and went into his cottage for dinner. He was found several hours later by a neighbor coming over for a visit. 
 
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Death Certificate of Martha Alwine (Reichelt) Wilkens
Death Certificate of Martha Alwine (Reichelt) Wilkens
Death Certificate of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens. Martha was killed crossing a street in Woodbridge, Virginia while her and her husband Eric were driving down to Florida on a spring vacation. Martha was struck by a car going at high speed and reportedly died instantly. Her body was brought back to Long Island, New York, and she was laid to rest at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale.
Martha's name is misidentified on her death certificate. Instead of "Martha Alwine Wilkens," her name is listed as "Martha Herta Wilkens, which was the name of her daughter."
Another inconsistency in this death certificate is the listed date of death. Recollections of her grandchildren place her death on a Monday evening. However, the listed date of 6 April is a Thursday.  
 
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Discharge Certificate for Louis George Charest
Discharge Certificate for Louis George Charest
Honorable discharge certificate from the US Coast Guard. During WWII, all Merchant Mariners were inducted into the US Coast Guard for military service, transporting troops and supplies. 
 
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Eulogy for Martha (Charest) Wilkens
Eulogy for Martha (Charest) Wilkens
This is the eulogy for Martha Wilkens (Charest), written and presented by her youngest son Jeff. The memorial service was held at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church on Thompson Ridge, New York, April 13, 2019.  
 
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Family Engagement Announcement
Family Engagement Announcement
Undated newspaper article from New Bedford, Massachusetts, written in French. Shows photos of Armandins Charest, Rose Bourque, Ilphonse (Alphonse) Charest, and Emilie Frechette. Pending translation, this may be a dual engagement announcement. Possible date about 1912 
 
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Funeral Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Card of Ildephonse Charest, back side with memorial prayer. 
 
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Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest 
 
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Funeral Memorial Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Memorial Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Memorial Card of Ildephonse Charest 
 
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German Document Baptismal Certificate for Anna Sackenvitz
German Document Baptismal Certificate for Anna Sackenvitz
German Document with name Anna Sackenvitz, date "11 Februar 1896." The title of this document translates to "Baptismal Certificate." Complete translation required. 
 
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German Document Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz
German Document Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz
German Document Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz, with date 22 Februar 1920. Possibly their marriage certificate. 
 
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German Document: Baptismal Certificate for Willy Franz Stolle
German Document: Baptismal Certificate for Willy Franz Stolle
German Document, with name "Franz Willy," believe to be Willy Franz Stolle, friend of Eric Wilkens. Includes a date of "9 Mori(?) 1895" and "24 Morog(?) 1895." Title translates to baptismal certificate, but requires complete translation. 
 
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German Document: Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz
German Document: Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz
German Document with the names "Willy Stolle," and Anna Sackenvitz. The title of this document translates to "Baptismal Certificate," Date on this document is "20 Februar 1920." This may be a baptismal certificate for thier only child, who died shortly after birth. A full translation is needed. 
 
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German Passport Issued to Martha Alwine Reichelt
German Passport Issued to Martha Alwine Reichelt
German passport photograph of Martha Alwine Reichelt. This is most likely the passport she used to emigrate to the United States. Issued in Dresden, Germany 27 July 1923. 
 
28
History of Louis George Charest
History of Louis George Charest
A history of the life of Louis George Charest. As written from brief interviews late in his life, and recollections of his family members.  
 
29
Ildephonse's Restaurant Check
Ildephonse's Restaurant Check
A small tribute to Ildephonse Charest, created by his daughter Noelle. This is the first check Ildephonse signed (as the anglicized spelling "Alphonse") to open his new restaurant. His restaurant still stands today, abet under other owners.  
 
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Marriage Certificate for Ronald Charest and Marilou (Charest) De Los Reyes
Marriage Certificate for Ronald Charest and Marilou (Charest) De Los Reyes
Marriage Certificate for Ronald Charest and Marilou (Charest) De Los Reyes, San Diego, California 
 
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Marriage Certificate of Armand and Martha (Wilkens) Charest
Marriage Certificate of Armand and Martha (Wilkens) Charest
Marriage Certificate of Armand and Martha (Wilkens) Charest 
 
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Marriage Certificate of Erich Wilkens and Martha Reichelt
Marriage Certificate of Erich Wilkens and Martha Reichelt
Marriage Certificate of Erich Wilkens and Martha Reichelt. Married February 4, 1927, Manhatten, New York City, New York 
 
33
Marriage Certificate of Mary Charest and George Ronald Williams
Marriage Certificate of Mary Charest and George Ronald Williams
Marriage Certificate of Mary Charest and George Ronald Williams 
 
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Marriage Certificate of Ronald and Weifang Charest
Marriage Certificate of Ronald and Weifang Charest
Marriage Certificate of Ronald and Weifang Charest as required by the US State Department for recognition as legally valid within the United States. Required for proof of marriage for Weifang's visa application. 
 
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Marriage Certificate of Rosaire and Duong Thi Ha (Linda) Charest
Marriage Certificate of Rosaire and Duong Thi Ha (Linda) Charest
Rosaire and Duong Thi Ha were married at a US Air Force base in Saigon, Vietnem. Later his wife would adopt an "American" name "Linda." 
 
36
Memoirs of Armand Charest Part I
Memoirs of Armand Charest Part I
Several years before Armand had his stroke which ultimately was fatal, he wrote some family history. This is part I in a three-part series.  
 
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Memoirs of Armand Charest, Part II
Memoirs of Armand Charest, Part II
Several years before Armand had his stroke which ultimately was fatal, he wrote some family history. This is part II in a three-part series.  
 
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Memoirs of Armand Charest, Part III
Memoirs of Armand Charest, Part III
Several years before Armand had his stroke which ultimately was fatal, he wrote some family history. This is part III in a three-part series.  
 
39
Merchant Marine Certificate - Louis George Charest
Merchant Marine Certificate - Louis George Charest
Certificate attesting to service in the US Merchant Marines 
 
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Naturalization Certificate of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens
Naturalization Certificate of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens
Naturalization Certificate of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens). Issued March 1, 1934, in Long Island City, New York.  
 
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Naturalization Document for Mary Theresa Charest (Williams)
Naturalization Document for Mary Theresa Charest (Williams)
Naturalization Document for Mary Theresa Charest (Williams). Mary was sponsored from Vietnam and adopted by Rosaire Joseph Charest. She awarded American citizenship upon arrival in America at age 15 
 
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Naturalization papers for Anna (Stolle) Sackenitz
Naturalization papers for Anna (Stolle) Sackenitz
Naturalization papers for Anna (Stolle) Sackenitz. 
 
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Naturalization papers for Willy Stolle
Naturalization papers for Willy Stolle
Naturalization papers for Willy Stolle, married to Anna Sackenvitz. They were naturalized on the same day. 
 
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Passport cover issued to Martha Alwine Reichelt
Passport cover issued to Martha Alwine Reichelt
Passport cover issued to Martha Alwine Reichelt, Dresden, Germany, 27 Jul 1923.  
 
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Passport Photo of Martha Alwine (Reichelt) Wilkens
Passport Photo of Martha Alwine (Reichelt) Wilkens
Passport photo of Martha (Reichelt) Wilkens with US Immigration and Naturalization reentry stamp of September 21, 1955. Martha took a trip back home to Germany to visit family, her first trip home since emigrating in 1923. The embossed stamp shows this was a US passport; Martha had become a naturalized US citizen in 1934. 
 
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Patricia Hurteau Funeral Card
Patricia Hurteau Funeral Card
Patricia Hurteau, wife of Paul Hurteau,  
 
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Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967
Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967
Pawtuxet Valley Times Article Jan 24 1967, Rita (Danese) Charest was creating a quilt with the largest number of pieces at 48,000. She intended to display it at that year's Brockton, Massachusetts Fair. 
 
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Ronald Hurteau Funeral card
Ronald Hurteau Funeral card
Funeral card for Ronald Hurteau. Fournier & Fournier Funeral Services was the main funeral home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and arranged burials for many members of the Charest Family Tree who are buried around Woonsocket.  
 
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Rosaire Charest's Burial Plot
Rosaire Charest's Burial Plot
Map of Quantico National Cemetery showing the burial plot for Rosaire Charest. Rosaire was buried with full military honors rendered by an Air Force honor guard. His flag was given to his Widow, Duong Thi HA (Linda Charest) 
 
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Rosaire Charest's DD-214 issued 1952
Rosaire Charest's DD-214 issued 1952
Rosaire Charest enlisted in the US Army Air Force 28 December 1948. This DD-214 was issued upon Rosaire's discharge in 1952. 
 

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