FW: Let's make genealogy a bit harder
- If you saw someone had died before they were married wouldn't you think you
had the wrong person !
Well check again :-)
Alberta Family Histories Society
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 Posted: 9:43 PM EST (0243 GMT)
NICE, France (AP) -- Dressed in a demure black suit, a 35-year-old
Frenchwoman has married her dead boyfriend, an exchange of vows that
required authorization from President Jacques Chirac.
Under French law, Christelle Demichel became both bride and widow in the
ceremony, which was performed Tuesday at Nice City Hall on the French
The groom, a former policeman identified as Eric, was killed by a drunk
driver in September 2002.
Demichel told LCI television she understood "it could seem shocking to marry
someone who is dead," but her feelings for him had not dimmed. His body was
not present for the ceremony.
Such marriages are legal if the living spouse can prove the couple had
intended to marry before the other died. The French president must also