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LAVENDER LETTICE LANET LETTS
United Kingdom
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Married Hon. Cecil James Frederick Campbell, 23 May 1925; divorced 13 January 1934
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The wonderfully-named Lavender was (for eight years or so) the Hon. Mrs Cecil Campbell, who had most of her success in Egyptian tournaments in the late 1920s/early 1930s. The Hon. Cecil Campbell was Irish-born, and eventually ended up playing Davis Cup for Ireland, although he could also have previously played for Great Britain. He spent much of his later life in Egypt. He was found shot dead in Cairo on 11 May 1952. He had been ill for a long time. He was president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Egypt at the time of his death.

The abovementioned divorce was on the grounds of Cecil Campbell's adultery with a Mrs Martha Courtney in London in the summer of 1933.
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Throwing this out there is case soemone can solve this.

BERNARD, Mme MARCEL (nee ????)
France
Married Marcel Bernard by 1932 French Championships

Played the French in 1932. The official French site French for 1932 lists her as Mme Michel (not Marcel) Bernard, but could be in error. If it’s Marcel her husband ranked #7 in France in 1932. Marcel Bernard was born 18 May 1914 and living in Boulougne in 1932. (Source: Lowe’s). Note that if she did marry Marcel he would have been quite young when wed.

If she is Mme Marcel Bernard he was quite prominent-winning the French in 1946.

Can anyone solve the mysteryof this French Madame's identity? [/font]
 

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BOURGEOIS, MADELEINE
France
Born 25 August 1896 at Ville-d'Avray, in the department des Hauts-de-Seine
Married Alfred Antoine de Rauch (born 13 June 1887) by 1932

Eldest of the 4 Bourgeois sisters, she founded her own high end fashion shop and couture line in Paris in 1932. Her specialty was sportswear. Though not as talented at tennis as her sisters Germaine and Yvonne, she was nonetheless an excellent golfer and did play tennis, so it is possible she competed in some tournaments.

Husband Alfred was captain of France's ice hockey in 1920 to 1928 and head of the French selection for the Olympic Winter Games of 1924 and 1928.
 

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Throwing this out there is case soemone can solve this.

BERNARD, Mme MARCEL (nee ????)
France
Married Marcel Bernard by 1932 French Championships

Played the French in 1932. The official French site French for 1932 lists her as Mme Michel (not Marcel) Bernard, but could be in error. If it’s Marcel her husband ranked #7 in France in 1932. Marcel Bernard was born 18 May 1914 and living in Boulougne in 1932. (Source: Lowe’s). Note that if she did marry Marcel he would have been quite young when wed.

If she is Mme Marcel Bernard he was quite prominent-winning the French in 1946.

Can anyone solve the mysteryof this French Madame's identity? [/font]
Could it be that Mme Marcel Bernard was Marcel's mother and that he shared the same name as his father? I see that Mme Bernard and Marcel Bernard were playing mixed doubles as early as September 1930, so Marcel would have had to have married around the age of 16. He was junior champion of France in 1929.
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"Le Figaro" of Sunday, May 26, 1929, has Mme Friedleben beating Mme Michel Bernard (6-0, 6-0) in the first round of that year's French Championships, so it appears that she wasn't Marcel's wife. He would have just turned 15 at that point in time.
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It appears that Bea(trice) Carris was married twice, and that her maiden name was Watson. Her entry should thus like this:

BEATRICE "BEA" WATSON
United Kingdom
Born
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Married (1) Carris
Married (2) Gerard Walter, 6 June 1948
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It appears that Bea(trice) Carris was married twice, and that her maiden name was Watson. Her entry should thus like this:

BEATRICE "BEA" WATSON
United Kingdom
Born
Died
Married (1) Carris
Married (2) Gerard Walter, 6 June 1948
She was actually married 3 times and born in Belgium. As Miss Watson she was listed as a Belgian.

Here's her obit

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8296862/Bea-Seal.html
 

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Could it be that Mme Marcel Bernard was Marcel's mother and that he shared the same name as his father? I see that Mme Bernard and Marcel Bernard were playing mixed doubles as early as September 1930, so Marcel would have had to have married around the age of 16. He was junior champion of France in 1929.
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"Le Figaro" of Sunday, May 26, 1929, has Mme Friedleben beating Mme Michel Bernard (6-0, 6-0) in the first round of that year's French Championships, so it appears that she wasn't Marcel's wife. He would have just turned 15 at that point in time.
I find your theory the more convincing one. Hopefully we can find out her maiden name at some point.
 
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