I’ve considered that, especially as my dad had an irreconcilable falling out with his parents when he was 18. Despite that, I still had an overwhelming urge to track down his mum a few years ago, just before she died. After she died, I tracked down my dad’s sister and despite the very bad feeling between my parents and my dad’s mother, the sister and I got on like a house on fire.perhaps a family fallingout ?
I was given an album of pictures of when my Grandmother remarried, it contained lots of extended family photos
I pinged the young woman on FB, she never replied
weirdly, we had a bit of that in our family, one of the younger cousins passed away after a motorcycle accidentI’ve considered that, especially as my dad had an irreconcilable falling out with his parents when he was 18. Despite that, I still had an overwhelming urge to track down his mum a few years ago, just before she died. After she died, I tracked down my dad’s sister and despite the very bad feeling between my parents and my dad’s mother, the sister and I got on like a house on fire.
I don’t think bad feeling in a family lasts more than a generation, besides which, if I’m right, the evidence points to a loving family to this day.
I think M. Jean-Claude Andre Oudin died in December 2019. He'd been born in 1942 in Troyes.M. Oudin might not be with us any longer, he'd be in his late '70s.
It may not be or, if it is, he may have already passed on.Look what I’ve just found….
That just has to be our man.
I’ve got his number.
Me too.I think M. Jean-Claude Andre Oudin died in December 2019. He'd been born in 1942 in Troyes.
It may not be or, if it is, he may have already passed on.
Andre seems to be a popular name for Grasset boys; Andre Grasset seems to have been a Catholic priest martyred during the French revolution.
I'm hoping it is though.
There's a Marie Senon (born 1905) on another branch of that family tree, I think a grand-daughter of Danielle Grasset's great-grandfather. No details of a marriage or, children. Probably her, but maybe not.Okaaay….. we have a puzzling detail.
I know from the first album I looked at that it was owned by a Marie Grasset, who, it appears from @Sadurina ‘s excellent research appears to have lived from 1910 until 2011.
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The photos in that album date from the early fifties, but pictures in both albums show young men and women and babies etc.
To complicate things further, I’ve just discovered a recipe book owned by a Marie Senon, which from the style of the exercise book can’t be any earlier than the forties (with everything written in a fountain pen). Confusingly, the book seems to contain different handwriting styles.
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The handwriting in the second picture above looks very much like the notations on the back of the (1950s) photos.
So, if Grasset was Marie’s married name, as seems likely, who was Marie Senon? It can’t be the same person because the recipe book was (I’m guessing) probably school or college work and when it was written, Marie Grasset would have been in her fifties. It can’t be her daughter or even granddaughter because of the difference in surname and at school or college Marie Senon would have obviously been too young to have been married.
Any ideas folks?
Journos are always hungry for copy. Saves them having to go out and do some work. I don't doubt the local (and regional?) rags will snap up this story.what about an advert in the regions paper, or perhaps chat to a journalist about it ?
Good idea although perhaps @Awol wouldn't necessarily want to be identified as the finder if everything isn't resolved in his own situation. I wonder if he could insist on not being named in any article if that was the case?Journos are always hungry for copy. Saves them having to go out and do some work. I don't doubt the local (and regional?) rags will snap up this story.
Once again fairmaid's good offices could come in useful?
Oh well.@Awol as promised, I just had the phone call.
Sadly it's not the GRASSET André you are looking for.
Bit of a weird call, as his elderly wife answered and was going to pass me onto her husband who shouted out "I'm not free". I asked when I could ring back and she said "oh I don't think he'll be long". Obviously caught him at a delicate moment!
There was then a conversation when I explained to the wife why I was ringing, she would shout through the house to her husband, who would reply, then she relayed it back to me!
His sister was Marie-Louise Grasset, she is deceased and she didn't have sons called Christophe or Frédéric.
So it's back to the hunt for the real one.
Would the notary or whatever they are called have a record of the previous property owners? Or perhaps a local history centre in the area?
Great idea my friend.what about an advert in the regions paper, or perhaps chat to a journalist about it ?
What's happening is that they're all part of the same family and every time you send one of them a message he calls everyone else to tell them that the English loon is pestering him againGreat idea my friend.
Out of the Pascal Grasset’s that I’ve messaged, one of them has read the message that I sent, but, as is growing increasingly common, he has not replied.