Fonds 0482 - Alice Fortier fonds

Adopted Children in Peoria Parents with their adopted children in Peoria. Alice Bennett Age One Bennett family, Peoria

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Alice Fortier fonds

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CA GPR 0482

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  • 1933-1998 (Creation)
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    Fortier, Alice

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0.5 cm of textual records
8 photographs.

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(1933-present)

Biographical history

Alice Fortier was born Janet Ann Davis to a single mother and given up for adoption. She was adopted by Ada and Harold Bennett, a couple from Peoria, where she grew up. Alice attended college in Vermilion, enjoying instruction in Home Economics. In September 1951 she eloped. She and her husband had six children, but the marriage did not last. She was remarried to Joe Renner and had another son, but this marriage also ended in divorce. Finally, she married George Fortier, but he died playing ball 10 months after they were married. After several years of searching for her birth mother, Marcia Davis, the two were reunited in 1992.

Custodial history

These records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Alice Fortier in 2011.

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The fonds consists of 8 photographs (4 from a baby book created by Ada and Harold Bennett including pages that have information) and Alice's story, "Adoptees are Angels". (Complete book "Adoptees are Angels" in the library).

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These records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Alice Fortier in 2011.

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Accession number: 2011.58

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0482

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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