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Flora Anderko Ardelan
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1895
Maramures, Romania
Death: Jun. 15, 1996
Pontiac
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

Flora was born to Alexander "Shandor" and Ana (Salajan) Anderko in a small village named Hideaga, in Satulung, Maramures County, Romania. She spent her younger years helping her mother with the other children, as well as working for a year at a time with another family. She had, I believe, seven other siblings, but she was the only one that lived a long life.

In 1912, she made the voyage across the ocean and came to America. She was a passenger on the Carpathia, a ship made famous by it's rescue of the Titanic survivors. Sometime after coming to America, she met Paval Argylan, whose name had been changed during his own immigration landing, to Paul Ardelan, who was also from Romania. They eventually married, settled in the Detroit area of Michigan, and had ten children together. He died just a few days after their last child was born.

She did marry a second time to man named Charles Busciman, but it ended in divorce about a year later.

The family was a large family, and had many happy years together. As she aged, she never lost her Romanian accent, and lived to ripe age of 100 years young.

My great-grandmother was always someone I was excited to see, which sadly did not happen often. But I cherish the times I did see her. She has an amazing story, which has been documented through taped interviews with a couple of her children that she did for them.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Paul Ardelan (1890 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Mary Ardelan Rabideau (1914 - 2010)*
  George P. Ardelan (1915 - 1978)*
  Alexander Ardelan (1917 - 2002)*
  John Patrick Ardelan (1918 - 2003)*
  Elena Ardelan Bennett (1921 - 2012)*
  Florence Ardelan Simeneta (1923 - 1987)*
  Gladys A Ardelan LaFave (1926 - 1997)*
  Rosalie Marie Ardelan Rohrer (1928 - 1972)*
  William Thomas Ardelan (1931 - 2011)*
  Elizabeth Jane Ardelan (1935 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Pontiac
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 2 Lot 26 Grave I
 
Maintained by: Deana (Rohrer) Shinall
Originally Created by: Grave Digger
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40660949
Flora <i>Anderko</i> Ardelan
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Flora <i>Anderko</i> Ardelan
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Flora <i>Anderko</i> Ardelan
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- Ramona Rohrer
 Added: Oct. 24, 2011

- Deana (Rohrer) Shinall
 Added: Apr. 21, 2011

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