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Re: st james louisiana 1870 census

Hi chiquentia,

Pierre Raphael, age 37, lived in the 7th Ward Police Jury of St. James Parish in 1910. His wife, Felicia, was 24. Their children were Lorenza (daughter, age 10), Odile (daughter, age 7), Matty (daughter, age 3), and Lattice (son, age 11 months).

In 1920, Pierre (age 46) Raphael's wife is Felicia (age 40). They have daughters named Lorenza (age 17), Odele (age 17), Marie (age 13), Adeline (age 8 ), Isabella (age 4 and 7/12) and Leonard (age 1 and 7/12). They also have a son named Lazard (age 10). They lived in the Lower Division of the 7th Ward, St. James Parish.

In 1930, Peter Rifel (age 52) is married to Felicie (age 45). Their children are Lazar (son, age 20), Leonard (son, age 16), Isabella (daughter, age 11), Balcon (son, age 10), Rosemary (daughter, age 6), Florence (daughter, age 5), and Flordan (daughter, age 5). They all lived in Police Jury 7th Ward, St James Parish.

The ages are a little off, but the names are similar. Of course the anglicized verson of Pierre is Peter. Felicia and Felicie are very close. Lazard at age 10 in 1920 could easily be Lazar at age 20 in 1930. The four older girls could easily be married 10 years later. Isabella's age is considerably off--4 in 1920 to 11 in 1930. However, the enumerator who labeled Leonard a daughter in 1920 could easily have mixed the ages of Isabella and Leonard up as well. (Leonard immediately follows Isabella in the 1920 count.) Then the ages line up better. If Isabella was age 1 in 1920, she would be 11 in 1930, and Leonard at nearly 5 in 1920 is closer in age to Leonard at 16 in 1930.

Thus, they have very similar names, ages which match up fairly well, and in all three Censuses they lived in Ward 7, St. James Parish. Hope this helps. But where is the FPOC connection?

Regards,
Sandra


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