Marie Antoinette Bernadetta DeSilva

28 January 1897–27 November 1953 (Age 56)
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Marie Antoinette Bernadetta

When Marie Antoinette Bernadetta DeSilva was born on 28 January 1897, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, her father, Walter Joseph DeSilva Sr, was 19 and her mother, Marie Smith, was 19. She had at least 4 sons with Paul James Wilson Sr. She died on 27 November 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Worth, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Walter Joseph DeSilva Sr
Marie Smith
Walter J DeSilva Jr
Marie Antoinette Bernadetta DeSilva

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Joseph DeSilva Sr





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Portuguese Da Silva . This name is common in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bernadin Desilva in household of Walter Desilva, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bernedette Desilva in household of Walter J Desilva, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie B A Desilva in household of Walter J Desilva, "United States Census, 1910"

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