Thank you for replying.
Lillian Frances Maltais was born on 21 January 1882 - where, we have no real clue. Since my original post back in 2003, I have been able to find additional information concerning her, but as yet, not where she was born.
She was born in one of two possible places - either in Quebec, and probably close to Chicoutimi; or she was born in Rudolph, Wood County, Wisconsin.
Her father was Hyppolite (Charles) Maltais (he sometimes used Maltese), and her mother was Marie Fontaine. Charles was born on 5 March 1851 in Chicoutimi, Saugaunay, Quebec. Marie was born in 1857 in Roxton Falls, Shefford, Quebec.
I only recently discovered that Lillian's first two children (Charles Bernard and Marjorie Duffy) were born before she got married to George Edward Duffy in 1905. Which now leaves the question of - WERE they Mr. Duffy's children? Or did they belong to someone else? My uncle Bernard was born in 1901, and aunt Margie was born in 1903.
Lillian left Mr. Duffy in about 1909 and moved in with my grandfather, Francis Phillip Quinn. They lived together for the remainder of their lives. Granddad Frank was also married at the time - neither of them ever divorced their spouses, and in fact, all of them were very friendly with each other. Granddad Frank's wife (Sarah O'Brien) even came out to Colorado to visit him and Lillian. My dad knew the Duffy family extremely well, since they were always visiting, also. Patty