Person:Murphy Benoit (2)

m. Abt 1875
  1. Eustlian Benoit1879 - 1960
  2. Julian Benoit1879 - 1959
  3. Roman "Romey" Benoit1879 - 1975
  4. Murphy Benoit1882 - 1957
  5. Rayme Morgan Benoit1888 - 1963
  6. Preston D Benoit1892 - 1962
  7. Willie Benoit1894 - 1985
  • HMurphy Benoit1882 - 1957
  • WLucy Wing1885 -
m. ABT 1901
  1. Robert Julian Benoit1903 - 1983
  2. Helen Nora Benoit1906 - 1941
  3. Murphy Donald Benoit1913 - 1945
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] Murphy Benoit
Gender Male
Birth[3][6] 25 Oct 1882 Calcasieu Parish, , Louisiana, USA
Census[1] 1900 Calcasieu, Louisiana, United StatesWard 5, Lower Sabine
Marriage ABT 1901 to Lucy Wing
Census[2] 11 Apr 1910 Calcasieu, Louisiana, United StatesPolice Jury Ward 6
Residence[4] 12 Sep 1918 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA
Census[5] 13 Jan 1920 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA
Census[6] 11 Apr 1930 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA
Death[6] 11 Jan 1957 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
Burial[6] Calcasieu, Louisiana, United StatesNibletts Bluff Cemetery



Murphy Benoit, son of Michel Maran Benoit and Michel's second wife Marie Donathile Duhon, was born in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, on 25 October 1882.

Physical Characteristics

Murphy's draft registration card listed him as tall, with a medium build. He had blue eyes and dark hair.


At age 19, Murphy married 16-year-old Lucy Wing.S5 They raised three children, Robert (Robbie, Bob), Helen, and Murphy Donald.


Murphy worked in different jobs throughout his lifetime. In 1910, a 28-year-old Murphy was working as a waterman.S2 In 1918, he listed his occupation on his draft registration as Mill Foreman for Ellis & Perry. In 1930, he was working as a laborer at a canal company.S5 When he retired, he was working as a school bus driver.


Obituary S6
Obituary S6

Saturday, January 12, 1957.

VINTON. Funeral services for Murphy Benoit, 74, will be held here at 2 p.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nelson Thistrump, with Rev. H. H. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Nibletts Bluff cemetery in charge of Burke funeral home of Vinton.

Mr Benoit, who lived here with his daughter at 1120 Vincent Street, was born in Lake Charles and was a retired school bus driver. He died Friday morning of a heart attack.

Survivors, in addition to his daughter, include one son, Robert Benoit of Vinton, six brothers, Eustis, Julian, Ramey and Preston Benoit, all of Vinton, Rayne Benoit of West Lake, and Willy [Willie] Benoit of Hackberry [should be Vinton]; four sisters, Mrs. James Parish of Vinton, Mrs. Ira Hadddock of New Iberia, Mrs. A.J. Sallier of Lake Charles, and Mrs. George Bedinger of Lovington, N.M.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


WWI Draft Registration Card

Murphy registered with selective services, however, he did not serve in the military. In the 1930 census, he stated that he was not a veteran.S5

Newspaper Clippings

Census Records

  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--?), Roll T623_561; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 United States. Bureau of the Census. 13th census, 1910. Louisiana, 1910 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 19--?), Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll T624_511; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 487.
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States. Selective Service System. Louisiana, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 1987-1988), Registration Location: Calcasieu County, Louisiana; Roll 1684666; Draft Board: 0. , 12 Sep 1918.
  4. 4.0 4.1 United States. Bureau of the Census. 14th census, 1920. Louisiana, 1920 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington [District of Columbia]: The National Archives, 193-?), Year: 1920;Census Place: Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana; Roll T625_606; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 501, 1920.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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: 12B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 245.0, 1930.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Murphy Benoit of Vinton Dies, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Press. (Lake Charles, Louisiana), 12 Jan 1957.
  7.   Benoit Family Documents.
    Family of Michel Maran Benoit