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Re: lepine

Posted: 6 May 2012 7:35PM GMT
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I presume that you live in Arkansas. Is that correct? I would suggest that you first try getting a copy of Emile's death record [at the LA State Archives] which will show where he died. In 1920, he was in Crowley, but he could have been elsewhere in 1925 when he died. If you don't get any leads from the death certificate, you could contact St. Michael The Archangel Church in Crowley and St. Joseph Church in Rayne. I know that you believe that he was no longer Catholic, but you never know. You may also want to get a copy of his succession. It may mention something about his wife.

I found mention of the marriage of Alexandre and Gustavine in the "Crowley Signal", it appears to be the 1/28/1899 issue. "Marriage at the bride's father in Prairie Hayes at eleven o'clock A.M. Wednesday, Alexandre Lepine of Vermilion Parish and Miss Gustavine Garot of Acadia."

In the Acadia Parish Marriage License list for 1889, I found the following:
J. F. Gerard - groom
Catherine Garrot [sic] - bride
2/2/1889 - date
Savinian Cart - Justice of the Peace
Leon Garot - Security
Delphe Garot, Victor Garot, Leon Garot - Witnesses

Are you familiar with the book, "Daddy's Money: A Memoir of Farm and Family" by Jo McDougall & Hilary Masters? In this book Leon Joseph Garot is mentioned as the son of Belgian immigrants. I believe it was published in Arkansas. If I remember correctly, Joe Garot, Leon's son, was living in Arkansas, the same town as the Lepine family.

It is unfortunate that the French language was not preserved.

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Chastiti Lepi... 24 Feb 2012 2:38AM GMT 
ctchar2229 5 May 2012 9:03PM GMT 
Chastiti Lepi... 5 May 2012 11:11PM GMT 
ctchar2229 6 May 2012 5:35PM GMT 
Chastiti Lepi... 6 May 2012 9:01PM GMT 
ctchar2229 7 May 2012 1:35AM GMT 
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annamhayes 6 May 2012 6:22PM GMT 
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