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Subject: Looking for birth info on Bessie (Kennington) Arseneau
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Do you have any information about the birthplace and parents of my grandmother Bessie Kennington Arseneau, who was married to George Arseneau from Bourbonnais, IL?
I believe her father was George Kennington & her mother was his first wife Lizzie Caughlin Kennington from Chillocothe, Peroria, IL. Her Mother died 6 weeks after birth, lived with Frank and Ann Kilroy until she was 5, became a boarder with CND Nuns in Bourbonnais, Il around 1905, married George Arseneau, children George, Paul, Delores, Robert, Richard, Ramona, and Margaret "Duke," & died 1953.
she was not on the 1900 census with George-Lizzie- and 2 year old son Charles, and was not reported in the 1910 in-so-far as I can find., but was in the 1920 census as a boarder in the RH Raymond family in Bourbonnais, IL.