Norma Jeane in the 1940 Census

Biographer and researcher Michelle Morgan shares her latest findings on Marilyn’s early years on her blog today.

“Norma Jeane was living at the time with Doc and Grace Goddard, and a lodger…As stated in the census, Margaret Kanouse was living with the family in 1940, but I have discovered that sadly she died the next year on 7 March 1941. This is quite intriguing because if she continued living with the family, she would have actually died while Norma Jeane was still living there.

I have been unable to find a confirmed photo of Margaret Kanouse, but I think that the old lady in the photo above (far right) could very well be her.”

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