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Re: FERNANDES/COOKE
Posted by: Jenna (ID *****3372) Date: February 17, 2011 at 03:38:08
In Reply to: FERNANDES/COOKE by DAN OGLETREE of 3765

I would have expected this to appear at
www.novascotiagenealogy.com

Is it possible your date is off?

https://www.familysearch.org/
has a marriage in Virginia in 1934 for a Mary Josephine Fernandes, b. Norfolk Virginia, parents Bernard Fernandes and Nellie Cook Fernandes, and a marriage in 1905 in VA for Bernard J. Fernandez (b. Portugal) and Nellie T. Cook (b. Nova Scotia).

Their parents are both listed; I think Nellie's mother Felicia married in 1894 to Frank Lee Stokes (listed as divorced) and then soon after to "Cainaso Fernando" (listed as widowed).

They are in the 1900 census of Norfolk, VA, on the above site as Fernandes; Nellie is with them under the same surname. From this, Felicia's third husband was from Portugal, her father was from Portugal, her mother (also living with them) Italian.

Her first marriage is indexed under "Falecia Alfonso" (her husband, James G. Cook).


On the Fernandes size, in 1910 Bernard is away (maybe working?) but Nellie has two "nephews" in the house with her (the family is indexed as "Fernander" at familysearch): Pedro, 24, emigrated 1908, and Joe, 22.

http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/norfolkcity/cemeteries/stmarys/sm-fa-fi.html
- interestingly his burial gives his birthdate as 14 May 1873. It also says he was in the US Navy, so tracking down those records might help you.

In 1900 I think he's on the Navy census records; gives an address for him in Norfolk, VA, says he came to the US first in 1892, and that both he and his parents were b. Madeira



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