Recently I blogged about my search to find out more about Elizabeth Hogue, daughter of Amable Hogue and Marguerite Taylor (see here). I have now received her death certificate from North Dakota.
Interestingly, it lists her father as having been born in France, and her mother in England! The informant for this information was her daughter-in-law, Emma Campagna nee Boucher.
Given that Emma herself was a great granddaughter of Amable and Marguerite as shown here,
I have to wonder was Emma herself unaware of her roots, or was this just another case of hiding Metis identity? Unfortunately that was not an uncommon situation.
In 1941 Emma returned to St. Louis, Saskatchewan for a family reunion, according to this newspaper article.
It seems unlikely that she didn’t know her family history.