The Hilaire and Olivier families
On 16 August 1921 at six pm in the evening, the birth of Marie Hilaire was recorded as having taken place at Ile du Coin, Peros Banhos.
She was the child of OscarHilaire and Hortense Olivier both labourers. The witnesses to the birth were Edouard Laboudeuse a labourer and Felix Rotte, a ‘ferblantier; or metal worker. Felix had evidently been taught to read and write, as he signed his own name on the birth certificate, while Oscar and Edouard each made a simple cross on the document.