26 janvier 2009

On the 22nd April 1916, too: the wedding of Jean-Baptiste, in Algiers...

On this very day, Saturday 22nd April 1916, almost in the mean time, Jean-Baptiste had been marrying Henriette Dupuy de la Grand'Rive, in Algiers...
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28 janvier 2009

The mourning of the family

Then came the long mourning, heavy to bear, for the parents, for the remaining brother, for the sisters. Family mourning which was not even interrupted by the sound of the bugle, on the Armistice Day, the 11th November 1918. Family photography, Spring 1916, in Algiers - From Left to Right: Fernand, Euphrasie holds his daughter Yvette in her arms; on the tree: Marc (in white) and the cousin Robert Merle (future famous French novel writer) ; under the tree: Jean-Baptiste and Henriette holding his arm; in the rear: Marie-Anne; Eugénie... [Lire la suite]