Above are two photographs of the western French coastal port city of La Rochelle (at right) and St. Denis on the Isle d'Oleron (at left) from which most of Cecile's ancestors (Jeanne Garnier—to name just one) emigrated to Canada.
Cecile's maternal great grandparents Leandre Breault and Mathilda (Senesac) Breault.
Cecile's maternal grandparents Florence (Breault) Messier and Hubert Messier.
Breault Family—Cecile's grandmother Florence (Breault) Messier is seated at the bottom left.
Log House built in 1875. Cecile's Grandmother, Florence Breault, is standing. The two girls in thhe carriage are Cecile's mother and aunt. Cecile's grandmother is Florence (Breault) Messier and Cecile's mother is Bernadette (Messier) LaMarre.
Amedee Lemare in front of the Lemarre Confectionary - 1915
Camille LaMarre is Cecile's paternal grandfather.
Bernadette Messier Graduating from Notre Dame Convent - 1910
Bernadette Messier taught at this country school in Bourbonnais from 1910 to 1914
The marriage certificate of Cecile's parents Bernadette (Messier) LaMarre and Amadee LaMarre.
The wedding photograph of Cecile's parents Bernadette (Messier) LaMarre and Amadee LaMarre.
Main Street in Bourbonnais
The School that the boys attended on the corner of 102 and Main.
Cecile's home as a child at 41 Bernard Street in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Cecile with Prince Albert of Monaco. Cecile and the prince worked together for several years.
Cecile stands by the George Letourneau Home Museum. She has served as curator of the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society.
Cecile posing with a mannequin dressed in the style of the late nineteenth-century (at the Letourneau Home).