Person:Marie Benoit (25)

m. 28 FEB 1854
  1. Marie Eunah Benoit1857 - 1942
  2. Antaell Teman Benoit1860 - 1939
  3. Eudah Benoit1872 - 1952
  4. Adeline Benoit1874 - 1957
Facts and Events
Name Marie Eunah Benoit
Alt Name[7] Marie Umea Benoit
Alt Name Mary Eumah Benoit
Gender Female
Birth[7] 7 Dec 1857 Grand Coteau, St Landry, Louisiana, USA
Residence? 4 Jun 1880 Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States3rd Ward
Death? 1 May 1942 Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA


Marie Eunah Benoit

Marie Eunah Benoit was the daughter of Michel Benoit and his first wife Marie Cleonise Babineaux. She was married to Francois "Frank" LeDoux.

Name Variations

Many different spellings of her name were found while doing research, such as Eumah, Eudah and Umea. Even family documents have different versions of her name. Her headstone is inscribed as Marie Eunah, so that will be used for the purpose of this record on WeRelate.


Mrs. Mary Eumah Ledoux Rites are Today. Monday, 4 May 1942

Last rites for Mrs. Mary Eumah Ledoux, 85, who died at her home near Black Bayou Friday morning, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Catholic church, Father G. A. Bodin officiating. Burial will be at the Sallier cemetery with the Hixson funeral directors in charge.

Pallbearers are Garland Dedoux, Floyd Granger, Harvey Granger, Rhudell Granger, Hugh LeDoux and Frank Ledoux.

Survivors are four sons, J. M., J. D., and Ambroise Ledoux all of Lake Charles; Albert LeDoux of Sulphur; two daughters, Mrs. Ophelia Granger and Mrs. Hattie Benoit, both of Lake Charles; seven brothers, Judson, Eustilian, Murphy, Romey, Preston and Willie Benoit, all of Vinton, and Ramie Benoit of Westlake; four sisters, Mrs. Edgar Perry, Mrs. James Parrish and Miss Mae Benoit, all of Vinton, and Mrs. Ira Haddock of Jennings; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Source: Lake Charles American Press S1


Census Records

Newspaper Clippings

  1.   Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Press. (Lake Charles, Louisiana).
  2.   United States. Census Office. 9th census, 1870. Louisiana, 1870 federal census  : population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 1962, 1968), Year: 1870; Census Place: Ward 3, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll M593_509; Page: 21A; Image: 45; Family History Library Film: 552008., 1870.
  3.   United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th census, 1880. Louisiana, 1880 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 19--?), Year: 1880; Census Place: Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll T9_449; Family History Film: 1254449; Page: 482.4000; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0729., 4 Jun 1880.
  4.   State of Louisiana. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

    Name: Mary E Ledoux
    Death Date: 1 May 1942
    Estimated birth year: 1857
    Age: 85 Years
    Gender: Female
    Race: White or Mexican (White)
    Parish: Calcasieu
    Certificate Number: 12689
    Volume: 50
    Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indices 1940-1944

  5.   Find A Grave.
  6.   Hébert, Donald J. Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers, 1756-1810. (Eunice, Louisiana: Hebert Publications, 1974-).

    Volume 6, p 36
    Benoit, Marie Umea (Michel & Cleonise Babineau) b 7 Dec 1857 (GC Ch v 2, p 167)

  7. 7.0 7.1 Volume 6, p 36
    Benoit, Marie Umea (Michel & Cleonise Babineau) b 7 Dec 1857 (GC Ch v 2, p 167)