Monday, May 28, 2012

Malo Name Varients

Cousins de Malo de Salutations !

Have you hit a brick wall with your Malo genealogy? I would not be surprised if you have because I have been stuck many times searching for Malos in New England and Canada. I discuss my most recent state of "stuckness" below.  If you are stuck. try spelling out Malo phonetically several different ways and use those variants to search with. Another quick way to identify variants is to use a soundex. WeRelate offers an open-source database of name variants. Once you locate one variant in the records, try searching using that variant because it may have been used more than once. The links below will help you with your search.

Malo Name Varients
Here are the name variants I came across when searching for Malos:

Mollo, Moleau, Malh, Mello, Milo, Melo, Malow, Maylo, Maylow, Mallow, Melloh, Miilu, Milly, Miles, Mehl, Mahle, Mal, Mals, Male, Mall, Matos, Nalow, and Calo

Where I Continue to be Stuck
I am still trying to break through the brick wall I mentioned in a previous post and I hope someone can help me! I am searching for the parents of Louis Mao married to Sarah Vandal (also given as Harriett Vandale). I am not sure why on some census she is listed as Sarah, and Harriett on others, as they appear to be the same person. Though there are some discrepancies in the documents, I think this is the same family, please tell me what you think. Here are their details:

Louis Malo
Louis Malo (1863 in his Civil War record)
Lewis Milo (1880 Census)
Louis Malo (1900 Census)

Birth Year:
1838 (Civil War record)
1844 Canada (1880 Census)
Jun 1838 Canada (1900 Census)

Immigration Year:
1841 (1900 Census)
1863 Brimfield MA, (from what appears to be a Civil War record. He is listed as an alien and married)
1880 Putnam, Windham, CT.
1900: Ward 2, Worcester, MA

1872 (in what appears to be his naturalization record)

Death: July 7, 1908 Worcester, MA and buried in Putnum, CT


Sarah (1880 & 1920 census, and death record)
Harriet (1900 census)
Ardiet Malo (1910 census) (looks like the ‘H” was omitted from her first name)

1846 Canada (1880 and 1900 census and death record)
1842 Canada (1920 census)
Feb. 1850 Canada (1900 census)

Marriage Year:
1861 (1900 Census)

Immigration Year:
1852 (1900 Census)
1864 (1910 Census)
1849 (1920 Census)

1880 Putnam, Windham, CT.
1900: Ward 2, Worcester, MA
1910: Ward 2, Worcester, MA
1920: Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts

Death: Oxford 12 May, 1926

WeRelate - Home Page

WeRelate -  Name Variant Page

RootsWeb's Soundex Converter

Au revoir mes cousins!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Elmira La Fond and Louis Napoleon Malo

Cousins de Malo de Salutations!

I noticed on, that there were quite a few people with Elmira La Fond in their tree but they did not have her marriage. She was married to Louis Napoleon Malo, the son of Louis Malo and Sarah Vandal who are mentioned in the previous blog.

Elmira’s details are:

Birth16 Jun 1871 Weedon, Wolfe, Quebec, CanadaDeath Living

Death Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Elmira’s parents were:
  • Alexandre Lafond 1828 –
  • Caroline Marie Gauthier 1852 –
Elmira's birth record is posted below.

Elmira and Louis Napoleon had three children that are all late, the last living child passing on in 2000 at the age of 95.

Elmira and Louis Napoleon divorced and I have not been able to find any other records for her.

Louis Napoleon remarried Mary Annie Olds b. 1875.  I have no children for this couple. Mary Annie Olds parents were:
  • Albert Olds
  • Annie Mary Shears
Au revoir mes cousins!