Bernadette Melinda Constance

16 April 1912–27 February 2003 (Age 90)
Rosiere, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Bernadette Melinda

When Bernadette Melinda Constance was born on 16 April 1912, in Rosiere, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Raymond William Constance, was 27 and her mother, May B. Fraley, was 25. She married John Everett Chapman on 22 November 1939. She lived in Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 February 2003, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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John Everett Chapman
Bernadette Melinda Constance
Marriage: 22 November 1939

Spouse and Children

22 November 1939

Parents and Siblings



    Marie Constance



    Agnes Ruth Constance


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 5

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and French:1. from the medieval female personal name Constance, Latin Constantia, originally a feminine form of Constantius ( see Constant ), but later taken as the abstract noun constantia ‘steadfastness’. 2. habitational name from Coutances in La Manche, France, which was named Constantia in Latin (see above) in honor of the Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus, who was responsible for fortifying the settlement in ad 305 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bernadette Constance in household of Ray Constance, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernadette M Constance in household of Raymond W Constance, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bernadette Melinda Constance, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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