Emma May Falkner Alfaro (1909-1934)

Emma May Falkner Alfaro (1909-1934). She was my maternal great-aunt, the daughter of George Ernest Falkner, Sr. and Florence Jones Falkner of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her mother died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 and the family moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA in the 1920s. She married her dance partner, Jesus Alfaro, Jr. in 1926 under the name “Aurora Menendez,” representing her age as 19 years (she was 16). The couple parted in the early 1930s, when Emma went to New York City to seek work as a dancer. She died of typhoid fever in 1934 in San Antonio, Texas, USA at the age of 25. The death certificate is in her stage name, Greta Kingston. I was able to resolve the genealogical puzzle of Aunt May’s multiple names using DNA, official records, and old family letters. #falknerjarrell #falknergenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #detroit #michigan #dancer #flamenco #dance #newyorkcity #newyork #falkner #studioportrait #headshot #headshots #rose #typhoid #typhoidfever #sanantonio #genealogia #genealogie #genealogía #genealogist #genealogybrickwalls

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