My goal is to help a friend find his French roots so I need the birth date for past Lufkin resident Paul Blottin born France abt 1861, came to US when 18, lived in TX, returned to France and returned to the US on Nov 10, 1903.
He married Angelina Co., TX life time resident Arsinia “Sinia” Freeman & by 1907 their daughter Aline was born. They also were the parents of Leo & Frances.
His death marker at Glendale Cemetery in Lufkin says he was born in 1861. The 1900 census says he was born in April 1864. I found the following record at Family Search Labs
France Births & Baptisms 1546-1896 for Paul Achille Blottin
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Name: Paul Achille Blottin
Baptism/Christening Date: 21 Apr 1861
Baptism/Christening Place: Germignonville, Eure-et-Loir, France
Birth Date: 01 Apr 1861
Birthplace: Germignonville, Eure-et-loir, France
Father's Name: Pierre Augustin Blottin
Mother's Name: Maria Latitia Chaplain
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C84728-1
System Origin: France-EASy
Source Film Number: 1326562
Reference Number: item 1-5
Paul died in Lee Co., FL in 1934. He had cancer & went there for his comfort. The body was brought home to Lufkin for burial. I am wondering if there was also an obituary in the Lufkin newspaper. The Florida death notice reads: “FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 22, 1934-- Paul Blottin, 72-year-old Spanish War veteran, died yesterday morning at his home on Heitman street. Dr. Baker Whisnant, who attended the man the night before, said that death was the result of a stomach cancer. A letter was found addressed to Blottin's wife who lives with a daughter in Lufkin, TX. The body will be prepared for shipment to Lufkin by L. W. Engelhardt & Sons. Blottin was born in Paris, France, & has lived in Fort Myers for the past two years.”
His exact DOB will help me rule in or rule out that he is Paul Achille Blottin the son of Pierre Augustin Blottin & Maria Latitia Chaplain. I cannot find one document that lists his exact birthday even though he was in the military.
I would be most appreciative if someone can check for a Lufkin obit. He died Sep 21, 1934 in FL. I would also appreciate any of you giving me ideas as to how I can get Paul’s birth date. Some message board readers check for an Ancestry tree. I have a public tree titled “The Blottin, Paul: France>TX> FL Family Tree”. Search for Paul L. Blottin, b Apr 1861, France, d 21 September 1934, Lee Co. Florida; Spouse Arsinia "Sinia" Freeman, b 26 July 1888, TX; d 24 Nov 1973, Angelina Co.; TX, children, Aline Blottin, 1907 – 1971, Leo Blottin, 1910 – 1985 & Frances Blottin, 1915 –
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