Wed. 01 Sep 2010. 8:29 am
After trying to figure out what Flavie’s last name was I thought I would take a break from that and look at Odilon Delcourt.
On August 15, 1913 a 26 year old Odilon Delcourt arrived at Ellis Island after leaving Liverpool aboard the RMS Mauritania. I’m not sure why but they spelled his first name Adelon. I suppose it may have been the accent or something.
When I first found this manifest several years ago I was quite surprised about what it said. Odilon had a wife? Bertha? In Ghent?
Checking further in the manifest about where he was going and who he was going to see in America I can’t make out the name. But doesn’t the first word there seems to be “Uncle”? And I can’t read the address (maybe Royal St?) but it definitely says Chicago, Ill.
Well now…Odilon Delcourt was married and went to Chicago before he met and married Flavie in Detroit?
That head-throb I got from trying to figure out who Flavie is is coming back again. Maybe you guys would like to throw your 2¢ in?