VAUCOGNE (ELODIE), daughter of the preceding, and granddaughter of M.
and Madame Charles Badeuil. She was seven years old when her parents
took over the _maison publique_ of her grandfather, and she was then
sent to a convent at Chateaudun to be educated by the Sisters of the
Visitation. Her holidays were spent with her grandparents, and she was
supposed to be under the impression that her parents were carrying on
a large confectionery business, but Victorine, a servant who had been
dismissed for misconduct, had made her aware of the facts, and when, at
eighteen years of age, she was asked in marriage by her cousin Ernest
Delhomme, she astonished her grandparents by joining with him in a
desire to succeed to the family establishment. La Terre.