MORE THAN "MOM 1920"
The note on the photo identifies her as "Mom 1920." But, if you could ask her, she would tell you that she was much more than that in her lifetime. In fact after genealogical research we know she was born Marie Clothilde Leduc in Canada in 1902. She was left to her grandparents at the age of four when her mother died giving birth to the step-sister she would never come to know. She was a mother to seven children two of which died in infancy, and at the age of 35 she became a widow. She was also a US immigrant and a business woman, as the owner and operator of "Claudette's Beauty Shoppe." My research enabled us to go beyond "Mom 1920" and allowed Clothilde to tell us who she truly was during her lifetime. How proud she would be to know that her legacy lives on in the family. Clothilde's tree includes four generations in the salon business, herself, her daughter, a granddaughter, and two great granddaughters!