Celina/Salina Drollet (or Drowlette,Drolet,Draulette,Drollette,etc) (b. abt 1866) and James Comstock (b. 1874) were the parents of my grandmother Mary Amelia Comstock (Mary was b. Mar 1897 Saranac, NY and she died 1997 in Ithaca,NY).
Celina was married once before she married my great grandfather, James comstock, Born April 1874 in New York. I do not know her maiden name. I have absolutely no clues what her real maiden name was. That name is the key to tracing her geneology and without it I have nothing else to go on. I tried the LDS site, ancestry.com to no avail.
I cannot find any birth, marriage or death records for Celina or even definitive evidence for how her name was actually spelled. Every census has a different birth year for her.
I would like to find her headstone to see how her first name was finally spelled.
I saw on one census that neither she nor James could read or write. She spoke French among close family members. I find her on several census records and her son Frank and daughter Emma's marriage applications but that is it.Also, I noticed that her daughter Emma was born about 7 years before she married my great grandfather, yet Emma carries the name Comstock. Is Emma from the first marriage and was Selina about 10 years older than James Comstock?
Please help me find Celina's marriage record, burial place. Who were her parents?
Also, where is her husband James Comstock buried? I cannot find his death certificate or burial place or marriage application either.
Celina died first, around 1930 in Saranac , New York area and she lived her entire life in the Saranac, NY area. James went to live with my grandmothers sister at the end of his life somewhere in NY.