Charles Elwin QUENETT
Alice Catherine "Kate" YOUNKER

Husband: Charles Elwin QUENETT
Birth: 25 Jun 1894, Menahga, Wadena Co., Minnesota
Death:
(obituary) 29 Nov 1964, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana      
Cause of Death:  Acute Myocardial Infarction
Burial: 2 Dec 1964, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake Co., Indiana     (pic)
Father:  Charles Francis QUENETT
Mother: 
Safrona Lillian "Fronie" MORGAN

Marriage: 1 Feb 1916, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota

Wife: Alice Catherine "Kate" YOUNKER
Birth: 7 Mar 1897, Summit, Roberts Co., South Dakota
Death:
(obituary) 15 Nov 1977, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana      
Cause of Death:  Breast Cancer Metastasized to Liver
Burial: 18 Nov 1977, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake Co., Indiana     (pic)
Father:  John YOUNKER
Mother: 
Johannah Raphael MAHER

Children:
1. Lucy Safrona QUENETT, b: 12 Nov 1916, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
2. Nellie Raphael QUENETT, b: 2 Jan 1918, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
3. Harvey Morton QUENETTE, b: 29 Mar 1919, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
4. Lloyd Atwood QUENETT, b: 4 Sep 1920, Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada
5. Clayton Francis "Jerry" QUENETT, b: 6 Sep 1924, Penzance, Saskatchewan, Canada
__________

Notes:
Charlie moved to Saskatchewan, Canada with his parents in 1912.  Kate was in Saskatchewan babysitting for a family.  They met at a barn dance and returned to Minnesota to get married.  Following their marriage in 1916, they lived in Penzance, Saskatchewan for a short period of time and then filed for their own homestead in the Sweet Hills district, west of Simpson, Saskatchewan
(Homestead description: Part SW, Section 23, Township 29, Range 27, Meridian W2). Their first four children were born there.

1916 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Canada Census Data (Dist. 20, S. Dist. 17, Page 7),
                                                                                 Wood Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, June-1916, #86

 NAME

 Relation

Sex

M/S
W/D

Age

POB

Yr. of Imm.
to Canada

Religion

Occupation

Industry

 QUENETT, Charles

 Head

M

M

22

US

 1912

 Methodist

 Farmer

 Farm

                   Kate

 Wife

F

M

19

US

 1913

 Methodist

 None

 

The family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan about 1920 where Charlie joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a short period of time.  They then moved to Gary, Indiana but Charlie wanted to return to Canada.  After returning to Saskatchewan, they settled in Penzance, where their last child was born.  Charlie worked as a mechanic with his father and brother in his father's garage in Penzance.  In 1925, the family, again, moved back to Gary, Indiana where Charlie worked for Polk Dairy for many years.

1930 Federal Census Data (T626_0600, Page 140B), Gary 9th Ward, Calumet Twp., Lake Co., Indiana,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 59, Enumeration Date: 16-Apr-1930, Family #138

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

Age Marr

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

 In Sch

Occupation

 QUENETT, Charles E

 Head

M

35

M

21

MN

IA

IA

 

 Mechanic / Dairy Co.

              Catherine A

 Wife

F

33

M

19

SD

MN

WI

 

 None

              Lucy S

 Daughter

F

13

S

 

Can

MN

SD

X

 None

              Nellie R

 Daughter

F

12

S

 

Can

MN

SD

X

 None

              Harvey M

 Son

M

11

S

 

Can

MN

SD

X

 None

              Lloyd F

 Son

M

9

S

 

Can

MN

SD

X

 None

              Clayton F

 Son

M

5y4m

S

 

Can

MN

SD

X

 None

1940 Federal Census Data (T627_01121-00992, Page 1498B), Gary Ward 6, Lake Co., Indiana,
                                                                              Enumeration District: 95-91, Enumeration Date: 8-Apr-1940, Family #179

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

In
Sch

Gr.
Cmp.

POB

Occupation / Industry

 QUENETT, Charles

 Head

M

44

M

 

8

MN

 Mechanic / Dairy Co.

                   Catherine

 Wife

F

42

M

 

8

SD

 

                   Nellie

 Daughter

F

22

S

 

H-4

MN

 Inspector / Hosiery Factory

                   Harvey

 Son

M

21

S

 

H-4

MN

 New Worker

                   Lloyd

 Son

M

19

S

 

H-4

IN

 Butcher Appr. / Ret. Groc. & Meat Mkt.

                   Clayton

 Son

M

15

S

X

H-1

IN

 

Because of leaving the United States and moving to Saskatchewan, they lost their U. S. citizenship and had to be re-naturalized after they returned.  This is the reason for all of the official documents being dated in 1946 and being from Lake County, Indiana.

In 1960, Charlie and Kate bought a resort in Monticello, Indiana which had six rental cottages.  He became ill in 1964 and they had to sell the resort and return to Gary where they lived until he died.  Kate went back to Monticello and stayed there until she was wiped out by a tornado in 1974.  After that, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana near her daughter, Nell, where she stayed until she died.

Charlie's (Delayed) Birth Certificate shows:

 Wadena Co. MN

  Birth Registration

 

 

 NAME:

 Charles Elwin Quenett

 DOB:

  25 Jun 1895   

 SEX:    RACE:

  M       W

 POB:

  Menahga, Minnesota

 FATHER:

 Charles Francis Quenett

 FATHERíS POB:

  Huston, Minnesota

 FATHERíS AGE:

 

 FATHERíS OCCUPATION:

 

 MOTHER:

 Safrona Morgan

 MOTHERíS POB:

  Ossin, Iowa

 MOTHERíS AGE:        

  

 DRíS NAME:

  Dr. J. Thomas

 DATE REG:

 9 Aug 1946  (Delayed: via

 Superior Court Lake Co., Ind)

 

Charlie's Birth certificate shows a few errors: DOB should be 1894, not 1895; spelling of Huston should be Houston; spelling of Ossin should be Ossian

Kate's (Delayed) Birth Certificate Shows:

 Roberts Co., SD

  Birth Registration

 

 

 NAME:

 Catherine Alice Younker

 DOB:

  7 Mar 1897   

 SEX:    RACE:

  F       W

 POB:

  Summit, South Dakota

 FATHER:

  John Younker

 FATHERíS POB:

  New York State

 FATHERíS AGE:

 

 FATHERíS OCCUPATION:

 

 MOTHER:

  Catherine Mahar

 MOTHERíS POB:

  Sparta, Wisconsin

 MOTHERíS AGE:        

  

 DRíS NAME:

  Midwife

 DATE REG:

 9 Aug 1946  (Delayed: via

 Superior Court Lake Co., Ind)

 

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Sources:
1) Marriage:  Hennepin County Minnesota Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book 91, Page 415 (certified copy available)
2) Birth-Husband: Wadena Co., Minnesota Birth Registrations, Delayed Reg. (via Superior Court, Lake Co., Indiana) 9 Aug 1946
3) Birth-Wife: Roberts Co., South Dakota Birth Registrations, Delayed Reg. (via Superior Court, Lake Co., Indiana) 9 Aug 1946
4) Husband - Death:  Lake County Indiana Vital Statistics - Deaths, Certificate #604200
5) Homestead:  Western Canada Land Grants; Liber: 883, Folio: 454, File Reel Number C-6648
6) Biography:  a) Down Memory Lane, Simpson History Book Committee, 1987
                       b) Penzance Prairie Profiles, Penzance Historical Society, ISBN 0-919533-12-4