Person:Lucy Courrege (1)

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m. 26 Jul 1880
  1. Margaritte (Magitte) Courrege1881 - 1970
  2. Joseph Courrege1883 - 1972
  3. Lucien (Lut) Simon Courrege1886 - 1981
  4. Leotine "Tine" Courrege1888 - 1969
  5. Rose Courrege1890 - 1972
  6. Odilia "Odile" Courrege1892 - 1982
  7. Bertha Courrege1894 - 1986
  8. Albert Agusta Courrege1897 - 1983
  9. Lucy Pauline Courrege1899 - 1990
  10. Emile Jean Courrege1902 - 1961
  11. Marie Courrege1905 - 2008
  • HWillie Benoit1894 - 1985
  • WLucy Pauline Courrege1899 - 1990
m. 30 Apr 1923
  1. Berta Lou Marie Benoit1926 - 2013
  2. Joseph Benoit1927 - 1927
  3. Twin Baby Boy #2 Benoit1927 - 1927

Lucy Pauline Courrege was born the ninth of eleven children to Jean Courrege and Marie Emerantia Rodrigue in New Iberia, Louisiana, on 6 Oct 1899.

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Facts and Events

Name Lucy Pauline Courrege
Gender Female
Birth[4] 6 Oct 1899 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Christening[6] 3 Dec 1899 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Baptism? 3 Dec 1899 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Census[1] 1900 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Census[2] 1910 New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Marriage 30 Apr 1923 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United Statesto Willie Benoit
Census[3] 3 Apr 1930 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
Death[4] 14 Nov 1990 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States


Pedigree

Pedigree of Lucy Courrege Benoit (1899-1990)
Lucy Courrege Benoit (1899-1990) Jean Courrege (1855-1928) Simon Courrege (1829-1910) Francois Courrege
Marie Anne Bosea
Marguerite Couget (1825-1908) Simon Couget
Bernarde Baray
Marie Emerantia Rodrigue (1863-1946) Jean Adolphe Rodrigue (1821-1886) Jean Baptiste Rodrigue (1788-1842)
Catherine Tregue (1787-1827)
Marie Donatile Naquin (1822-1902) Joseph Ambroise Naquin (1797-1840)
Celeste Prejean (1812-1860)


Evidence of Parentage

Certificate of Baptism

A Certificate of Baptism, certified by St. Peter's Church in New Iberia, Louisiana, lists Lucy Pauline Courrege as the child of Jean Courrege and Marie Rodrigue.

Source Record
Certificate of Baptism obtained from St. Peter's Church, New Iberia, Louisiana, in 1977.

This is to certify that Lucy Pauline Courrege, Child of Jean Courrege and Marie Rodrigue, born in New Iberia, Louisiana, on the 6th day of October 1899, was baptized on the 3rd day of December 1899. Sponsors: Jean Baquet and Pauline Baquet.

Census Records, Household of Jean Courrege

Residence, 1900

In the 1900 census, the household of Jean and Marie Rodrigue Courrege included their 7-month-old daughter, Lucy Courrege.

Record Information from Census Record

Date: 14 June 1900
Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana

  • Jean WM 45 Head Butcher
  • Marie WF 36 Wife
  • Margaret WF 18 daughter
  • Joseph WM 16 son Butcher
  • Lucien WM 14 son
  • Leontine WF 12 daughter
  • Rosa WF 10 daughter
  • Odile WF 7 daughter
  • Bertha WF 6 daughter
  • Albert WM 3 son
  • Lucy WF 7/12 daughter
  • Donatel Rodrigue SF 78 mother-in-law
  • Leon Lassere WM 19 nephew Butcher
  • Alice Judice BF 42 servant
  • Beatrice Judice BF 8 servant
  • Joseph Vital BM 19 servant day laborer

Residence, 1910

In the 1910 census, the household of Jean and Marie Rodrigue Courrege included their 10-year-old daughter, Lucy Courrege.

Record Information from Census Record

Date: 28 April 1910
Census Place: Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana

  • Courrege, Jean - Head WM 55 Owner, Butcher Shop; Mother and Father born in France
  • Marie wife WF 46 - Mother of 11 children with 11 children living
  • Lucien - son WM 24
  • Leontine - daughter WF 22
  • Rosa - daughter WF 20
  • Odilia - daughter WF 17
  • Bertha - daughter WF 16
  • Albert - son WM 13
  • Lucy - daughter WF 10
  • Emile - son WM 7
  • Marie - daughter WF 5

Childhood in New Iberia, Louisiana

Lucy grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She attended Catholic school, but quit before graduating after a misunderstanding about a spelling test.

Move to Vinton, Louisiana

Lucy moved to Vinton, Louisiana, to work as a clerk in a shop. She moved there sometime between 1910 and 1920, as the 1910 Census shows her living with her parents in New Iberia, but she is not shown with them in the 1920 Census.

In Vinton, Lucy stayed with her uncle Gus Courrege, a blacksmith whose family ran a boarding house. There Lucy met her future husband Willie "Bill" Benoit, who was born and raised in Vinton.

Marriage to Bill Benoit, 1923

Lucy married Bill on 30 April 1923. They had one daughter, Berta Lou Marie Benoit, on 1 April 1926. They had twin sons on 31 May 1927. One twin was stillborn and the other died on 3 June 1927.

1930 Census

Record Information from Census Record

Date: 3 April 1930
Census Place: Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana

  • Willie Head WM 35 Retail merchant-Fruit and candy, Employer
  • Lucy wife WF 30
  • Berta Lou daughter WF 4
  • Blanche Segura WF 24 Boarder, teacher in public schools

Volunteer Work During WWII

During World War II, Lucy served as a Red Cross home nurse volunteer.

Retirement, 1969

Bill and Lucy owned "Benoit's Variety" Store on the main street in Vinton for 22 years. They retired and closed the store in 1969.

Death, 1990

Lucy passed away in a Lake Charles hospital on 14 Nov 1990 [4]. She was there for a routine checkup and fell out of the hospital bed, breaking a hip. She died shortly after. She is buried in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly.

Big Woods Cemetery on Google Maps

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. Census Office. 12th census, 1900. Louisiana, 1900 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 19--?), Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll T623_565; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 33. , 14 Jun 1900.
  2. Heritage Quest (Bountiful, Utah). Louisiana 1910 U.S. federal census index. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, c2003), Year: 1910; Census Place: New Iberia Ward 6, Iberia, Louisiana; Roll: T624_514; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 1030., 28 Apr 1910.
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States. Bureau of the Census. 15th census, 1930. Louisiana, 1930 federal census: soundex and populations schedules ; NARA microfilm publications T626 and M2054. (Washington, District of Columbia: Bureau of the Census Micro-Film Laboratory, 199-?), Year: 1930; Census Place: Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll: 789; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 224.0., 3 Apr 1930.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Number: 434-46-2027;Issue State: Louisiana;Issue Date: Before 1951., 1990.

    Born: 6 Oct 1899. Died: 14 Nov 1990.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Press. (Lake Charles, Louisiana).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 St. Peter's Church Records, New Iberia, Louisiana.
    Certificate of Baptism