The Martyrdom of Aurore Gagnon

In 1920, ten year old Aurore Gagnon, died after suffering from years of torture in the hands of her parents

Fortierville was a sparsely populated village in 1920, located just south of the St. Lawrence River, 60 miles from Quebec City. It was the type of place where everyone knew everybody. Though neighbors minded their own business, there…



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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•