Muguette Kathern Biver

Documented History


Muguette Kathern Lucy Biver was born 30 August 1922 in Elizabeth City, Virginia according to Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911.

In 1930, per the United States Federal Census, Muguette lived with her parents and sister at 53 Kelly Ave, . Her parents were Clemens Biver, age 37, and Mary A., age 27. Clemens and his parents were born in Lorraine, France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and was naturalized. Clemens was a carrier for the post office.

MKB 1930 US Federal Census

MKB 1930 US Federal Census

 

Mary and her parents were born in Brest, France. She immigrated to the United States in 1921 and was also naturalized. Both were French speaking. Mary was 18 years old when she married Clemens, he was 28. Muguette’s sister, Lucette, was 5 and Muguette was 7 years old at the time, they were both born in Virginia.

MKB 1940 US Federal Census

MKB 1940 US Federal Census

 

In 1940, Muguette lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. She lived with her parents, Clarence age 47 and Mary age 37 Biver, as well as her sisters, Lucille age 16 and Yolande, age 7. Muguette was 18 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time. Muguette and her sisters were born in Virginia. Clarence was a parcel post carrier for the post office.


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Marriage


Muguette married Joseph Stanley Rovansek on 11 May 1940 in Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Muguette’s parents are listed as Clemens Biver and Mary Augusta Piquet. Muguette was 18 years old at the time.

MKB 1940 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

MKB 1940 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

 

Joseph was 27 years old. He was a soldier born in Johnston, Pennsylvania. He lived at Fort Monroe, Virginia. His parents were Vid Rovansek and Katherine Belec.

MKB 1948 Arrival from Japan - Redacted

MKB 1948 Arrival from Japan – Redacted

 

Muguette and her children arrived in Seattle, Washington on 18 August 1948 aboard the USAT “Edmund B. Alexander”, sailing from Yokohama, Japan on 7 August 1948. Her children were with her, though I have redacted their names and birthdays to protect the living.

MKB 1955 U.S. City Directories

MKB 1955 U.S. City Directories

 

Muguette and Joseph lived at 2209 N. Meade, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1955 per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

2209 N Meade

2209 N Meade in 2015

 

Muguette and family arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on 10 August 1959 on the ship President Wilson from Vancouver per Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959.

MKB 1959 Arrival to Hawaii - Redacted

MKB 1959 Arrival to Hawaii – Redacted

 

Muguette and Joseph lived at 1860 Ala Moana Blvd, Apt 1008, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Joseph was an employee with the United States Army Reserves at the time.

MKB 1973 U.S. City Directories

MKB 1973 U.S. City Directories

 

Muguette and Joseph lived at 1860 Ala Moana Blvd, Apt 1008, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1975, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Joseph was an employee with the United States Army Reserves at the time.

MKB 1860 Ala Moana Blvd

MKB 1860 Ala Moana Blvd in 2015

 

Muguette lived at 26624 S. Fair Oaks Ct., Sun Lakes, Arizona, 85248-9256 in 1993 through 1999, per U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.

 

Death


According to U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Muguette passed away on 15 December 2012 in Sun Lakes, Arizona at the age of 90. She is now resting in Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. Her Find A Grave Memorial is #103357179 and there is another one: 104044989.

MKB Find A Grave Memorial

MKB Find A Grave Memorial

 

If you knew Muguette and would like to share her memories, please leave them in the comments box below.  Let’s keep her memory alive.

I will update this post if I find any additional information about Muguette.

That’s all for now,

~Kris

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