Remembering a Little Flower Girl

I had written once before about these people on that old picture. Old pictures have always mesmerised me especially wedding pictures.

This is Marie-Anne Lepage and Sam Lagasse’s wedding. There was a little flower girl on the wedding picture. In my search for who was who on that 1932 wedding picture, I had to use some “clever” deductions.

First, the bride Marie-Anne Lepage had three sisters… Jeannette, Bertha, and Beatrice. She also had four brothers but that’s another story…

Jeannette Lepage, in the purple dress, was born on April 7th, 1902, and she died on February 23rd, 1996.

This is her on Find a Grave.

Jeannette would have been 30 years old in 1932 when her sister Marie-Anne Lepage married Sam Lagasse, so the bridesmaid can’t be her on the wedding picture in my own humble opinion.

Second, Bertha Lepage, who was born in 1904, would have been 28 years-old in 1932 so I don’t think the bridesmaid was Bertha.

Which leaves us only with Beatrice Lepage, who was born in 1908, being the bridesmaid. She would have been 24 years in 1932.

Is that all important to know who’s who on old pictures and keep writing about it?

What about the little flower girl?

Jeannette Lepage had married Henri Valois in the early 1920s. Her first child was Pauline Valois born on August 7th, 1925. Pauline would have been 7 years-old in 1932.

Bertha Lepage married Forrest Ivan Ashley. Their first child was Beatrice Ashley born in 1928. Beatrice would have been four years-old in 1932.

Beatrice Lepage married Harry Ward and they had a son, Harry.

So we were left with only two plausible answers…

What do you think? Is the flower girl Pauline Valois or Beatrice Ashley?

At first I thought la petite bouquetière was Pauline Valois,
but I am not sure anymore.

It’s not important if my alter ego is sure or not about the flower girl. What is important is to bring these people back to life to preserve the past for future generations.

All this being said…

I think I know who were the bridesmaid and the best man at Malvina’s wedding…

My little brain cells were acting up again yesterday morning… The bridesmaid looked a lot like the groom. Could she be his sister Josephine?

2 thoughts on “Remembering a Little Flower Girl

  1. Beatrice gets my vote for flower girl in wedding photo. In my opinion, she looks more like a 4 yr old than a 7 yr old. Really enjoyed these photos and narrative, Pierre! Great deductions!

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