My blog Our Ancestors is just the tip of the iceberg when you know that I have more than 36,000 files on Ancestry and close to 6000 pictures of all kind.
My family tree is like a big jigsaw puzzle. Some pieces seem to fit in well, then when I look at them another time, they don’t.
So I make hypotheses to identify people on pictures without captions
Case in point…
You all know the Odna case.
Odna Lagasse and Frank Ritchie
Later in life…
Odna and Frank
Frank Ritchie can’t be who I first thought he was on these pictures.
I first thought this was Frank Ritchie, Odna’s husband.
We see this man several times in pictures shared by readers.
Then I looked more closely at this picture, and I saw the light.
Hector Philias Lamothe, Ida Lagasse’s husband!
Levi Napoleon Lagasse, mystery woman, Hector Lamothe and his wife Ida Lagasse
Here we have little Helen Ritchie with her mother Odna Lagasse Ritchie, then Hector Lamothe, his wife Ida Lagasse Lamothe, two mystery ladies, Levi Napoleon Lagasse, God knows who she is, and also no idea who he is but not what I think he was…
Hector is again on this picture.
Brothers-in-law and cousins?