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Re: Jos Oliver Sorel and Dorothy from Pontiac
Posted by: Tina Kernen (ID *****7009) Date: September 05, 2005 at 20:45:44
In Reply to: Jos Oliver Sorel and Dorothy from Pontiac by Denise Gorka of 1003

I hope this helps: Good Luck to you:

I found your family on the 1920 Census in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan:

Sorel, Joseph: 47 Yrs old: Immigrated in 1890: Born in Canada: Father Born in Canada: Mother born in Canada: Toolmaker:

Dorothy: 37 yrs old
Evelyn: 16
Marguerite:13
Gertrude: 10
Joseph: 8
Paul: 4
Rosalind: 1

Other in Household:
Hess, Charles: Roomer: 50 Yrs Old: Born in Virginia: Carpenter:

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I also Found your family on the 1930 Census living in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan:

Head of Household:
Joseph Sorel: Male: White: 57 Yrs Old: Married: Married at age 31: Born in Canada: Father Born in Canada: Mother Born in Canada: Language French Candian: Immigrated in 1900: Occupation Tool Maker in a Factory:

Wife:
Dorothy: Female: White: 48 Yrs Old: Married: Married at age 20: Born in Michigan: Father Born in PA: Mother Born in NY:

Children:
R??hardo Evelyn S.: daughter: Female: White: 26 Yrs Old: Widow: Married at age 23: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan: Occupation bookkeeper:

Marguerite: Female: White: 23 Yrs old: Single: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan: Occupation Clerical:


Gertrude: Daughter: Female: White: 20 Yrs Old: Single: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan: Occupation Clerical:


Joseph: Son: Male: White: 18 Yrs Old: Single: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan:

Paul: Son: Male: White: 15 Yrs old: Single: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan:

Rosalind: Daughter: Female: White: 11 Yrs Old: Single: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan:

Lawrence: Son: Male: White: 9 Yrs Old: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan:

Dorothy: Daughter: Female: White: 6 Yrs Old: Born in Michigan: Father born in Canada: Mother born in Michigan:

Other Listed in House Hold:
Ricardo Evelyn D.: Granddaughter: Female: White: 1 1/2 Yrs Old:
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I also found Joseph's World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918:

It reads:
Joseph Oliver Sorel: 235 Pontiac St, Oakland, Michigan:
Age: 45 Yrs Old: Born Oct. 6th 1872: Brown Eyes: Brown Hair: White: ? Something about Great Britain: Works for Genral Motors: Wife: Dorothy Sorel: Signed Sept 12 1918

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I belive your Joseph is a match for just one more:
1900 Census for Clay, Saint Clair, Michigan


Name: Joseph Sorel: Home in 1900:Age:26 Estimated birth year:1874: Race:White:Relationship to head-of-house: Bachelor - Border: Fisherman




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