Emma May Falkner and Jesus Alfaro

Emma May Falkner (1909-1934) and her husband, Jesus Alfaro. She was my paternal grandfather’s sister, daughter of George Ernest Falkner, Sr. and Florence Jones Falkner. She married her dance partner, Jesus Alfaro, in 1926 under the name "Aurora Menendez," representing her age as 19 years (she was 16). The couple parted in the early 1930s,... Continue Reading →

Armando Jesus Alfaro WW2 Draft Registration

Armando Jesus Alfaro WW2 draft registration. He was the son of my grandfather’s sister and my Father’s first cousin. #falknerjarrell #falknergenealogy #falkner #alfaro #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #detroit #detroitmichigan #michigan #genealogia #genealogie #greataunt #firstcousins #cousins #cousin #draft #draftregistration #wwii #ww2

Emma May Falkner – Death Certificate

The mystery of my great-aunt, Emma May Falkner (1909-1934), Part II. In our last feature, Aunt May married Jesse Alfaro in Detroit under the assumed name of Aurora Menendez, when she was 16 years of age. She was out of touch with her family and I don’t think they knew her husband or her assumed... Continue Reading →

Emma May Falkner Marriage Certificate

The mystery of Emma May Falkner (1909-1934). Great Aunt May was born in Toronto, to English parents, and moved to Detroit, sometime after her mother’s death in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Her story took a startling turn in 1926 (age 16), when she married 25 year old Jesse Alfaro, under the name “Aurora Menendez”. Except... Continue Reading →

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