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|A memorial Letter for Julius "Joe" Floro
A letter to the Editor of the local Rohnert Park, California newspaper honoring the life of Joseph Floro. Rohnert Park, is in Sonoma County, California. Joe and Therese (Charest) Floro lived there for many years after Joe retired. He moved back to Millville, Massachusetts, with Therese in April 1990, a few months before he died.
|Armand Charest's DD214 Certificate
Discharge document showing Armand Charest's record of service in the US Army during WWII, and honorable discharge.
|Army Separation Qualification Record
Army Separation Qualification Record of John B. Danese. This is military information in addition to his DD 214
|Assorted Newspaper Clippings on Rita (Danese) Charest
Assorted Warwick Pawtuxet Valley newspaper slippings on Rita (Danese) Charest and her award-winning quilt
|Assoted Newspaper Clippings on Rita (Danese) Charest
Assorted newspaper clippings from the Warwick Pawtuxet Valley Newspaper on Rita (Danese) Charest. 18 July 1968
|Baptismal Certificate of Martha Wilkens
Baptismal Certificate of Martha Wilkens. Baptized 4 February 1928
|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.
|Birth Certificate for Ronald Charest
Birth Certificate for Ronald Charest
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
|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
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Clair (Forand) Charest Funeral Card
Funeral card for Clair (Forand) Charest, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
|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.
|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
|Confirmation Flyer for Ronald Charest
Confirmation flyer from St Luke's Lutheran Church, Farmingdale, Long Island, for the confirmation service that included Ronald Charest. St. Luke's Lutheran Church was the family church during the time they lived in Farmingdale. Armand (father) was Catholic and typically went to early Catholic service less than one mile away from St Luke's, then met the rest of the family for service at St Luke's. St Luke's also provided children's Sunday School classes and all the Charest children attended Sunday School prior to church service each Sunday. 2 May 1971
|Death Certificate of Armand Charest
Death Certificate of Armand Charest. Armand died February 3, 2004
|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.
|Death Certificate of John B. Danese
Death certificate of John B. Danese. John died of heart failure on 10 Jun 1975.
|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.
|Eulogy for Frank Watson
Frank watson's eulogy, written by his wife Pauline (Watson) Herteau
|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.
|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
|Fencing Certification for Ronald Charest
Fencing certification awarded to Ronald Charest upon completion of his fencing novice program. Fencing was offered through the local YMCA in Ocean Spring, Mississippi. 21 April 1998
|Funeral Card for Eric Wilkens
Funeral Card for Eric Wilkens
|Funeral Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Card of Ildephonse Charest, back side with memorial prayer.
|Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
Funeral Memorial Card for Noella (Papagno) Charest
|Funeral Memorial Card of Ildephonse Charest
Funeral Memorial Card of Ildephonse Charest
|Genealogy of the Charest Family
A detailed genealogy of the Charest family, as researched by Roger Forbes. Much of his source information comes from French-language documents maintained at the French-American Association, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
|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.
|German Document Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz
German Document Willy Stolle and Anna Sackenvitz, with date 22 Februar 1920. Possibly their marriage certificate.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Good Conduct Award letter
A letter from the US Army to parents of John B. Danese, on the occassion of John's Good Conduct Medal award. No date, but John served from 26 May 1942 until 23 Oct 1945.
|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.
|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.
|John B. Danese DD 214
Military DD 214 for John B. Danese
|Letter from Knitting Equipment Manufacturers to Rita (Danese) Charest
Leter from C.J. Bates & Son incorporated, a manufacturer of knitting equipment, to Rita (Danese) Charest.
|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
|Marriage Certificate of Armand and Martha (Wilkens) Charest
Marriage Certificate of Armand and Martha (Wilkens) Charest
|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
|Marriage Certificate of Mary Charest and George Ronald Williams
Marriage Certificate of Mary Charest and George Ronald Williams
|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.
|Marriage Certificate Rosaire and Linda (Duong Thi Ha) Charest
English translation of marriage certificate of Rosaire Charest and Duong Thi Ha (Linda). Married at a US Air Force base in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. July 9, 1972. Duong Thi adopted the "American" name "Linda."
|Melinda (Torrence/Fodor) Charest's Storyworth Narratives
in 2023 Melinda's oldest son Terry gifted her a subscription to "Storyworth," an online service for recording personal stories. The service included one question per week for the year, a total of 52 questions/answers. Melinda's stories are compiled into on PDF document and posted here.
|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.
|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.