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Florance, Edward (The family Bible gives his name as Edwin and was commonly called Ted)
B: 13 Jan 1875, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Bap: 19 Jan 1878, Records from All Saints Church, Collingwood, Ontario shows his birth date as 05 Nov 1876, the same time as his brother, Sidney.
D: 22 Dec 1968, Orange County, CA.
Buried: Per his son, Glenn, his ashes are in a vault in Houston, TX.
M: 25 Nov 1899, (1) Anne Blanche Carey
b. 1874 d. 1937 of leukemia. Family Bible says Blanche and Edward were married in Northcote, MN. According to her cemetery head stone in Crookston, MN and a newspaper article, Blanche Carey was b. 1874 d. Aug 1937 of leukemia.
M: 24 Dec 1937, (2) Mildred Gjesfield (moved from Detroit Lakes, MN to Orange County, CA and later divorced). She was b. 17 Sep 1908 in Brainard, MN. She was of French extraction and her parents are unknown. She was adopted by Rev. Knute Gjesfield and his wife. They married in Valpariso, Indiana. She is still living as of November 2002.

Edwin / Edward signed legal documents as Edward but was commonly called Ted.

FN: Edward C. Florance
MN: Margaret Riddell

Children of Edward Florance and Anne Blanche Carey:

1. Madrine Florance
B: 01 Nov 1900, Humboldt, MN
D: 05 Feb 1994, Palm Springs, CA. Buried in National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.
M: Dr. Thompkins and had two children: Tom and John.

2. Maurice Florance
B: 11 Jan 1902, Humboldt, Minnesota
D: Struck on the head with a pipe by a mugger.
M: 28 Nov 1924, in Grand Forks, ND, Florence Ann Freeman d. 12/1998 in Minneapolis, MN at age 100+

4. Sidney Florance
B: Unknown
D: 20 Jun 1904, per family Bible

5. Rodney Edward Florance
B: 28 Aug 1905
M: 03 Jul 1939, Katherine H. Bauler, in Chicago, IL

6. Robert Glenn Florance
B: Abt 1908, Humboldt, MN
M: Eleanor Colladay Jones from Kansas City, MO

Children of Edward Florance and Mildred Gjesfield:

Mildred LaVonne Florance
B: 11 Jun 1933, Chicago, IL
M: Joe Andrus

Charles Stephen Florance
B: 13 May 1940, Chicago, IL
D: Orange County, CA ?
The family moved from Chicago to Detroit Lakes, MN in the summer of 1940. This Charles Stephen is not to be confused with his uncle, Charles Stephen Florance. Charles is presently living in eastern Washington.

Charlotte Florance Florance
B: 03 Jan 1942, Detroit Lakes, MN
M: Unknown. There were three children born to this union. The family had a wonderful housekeeper in Detroit Lakes, MN whose name was Lucille but she was not related to the family.

Sources or contributors:

LaVonne Florance Andrus

David Glenn Florance

Florance, Edward C. - (1) First State Bank of Humboldt (2) First State Bank of Humboldt

Florance, James - Mentioned in the History of Humboldt