Posted By:Annie Carlile
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Subject:Re: I am trying to trace my french creole roots
Post Date:March 30, 2012 at 15:54:53
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/la/messages/18315.html
Forum:Louisiana Genealogy Forum
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Hi again. I noticed in another post you gave your grandmother's birth year as 1923, and someone posted the 1930 census on her:

1930 United States Federal Census about Beatrice Vidrine
Name:        Beatrice Vidrine
Gender:        Female
Birth Year:        abt 1923
Birthplace:        Louisiana
Race:        White
Home in 1930:        Police Jury Ward 6, Evangeline, Louisiana
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Marital Status:        Single
Relation to Head of House:        Daughter
Father's Name:        Dule Vidrine
Father's Birthplace:        Louisiana
Mother's Name:        Viola Vidrine
Mother's Birthplace:        Louisiana
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Dule Vidrine         33 b. 1897 LA, parents b. LA; Granite? Works, Pit
Viola Vidrine         27 -wife- b. 1903 LA, par b. LA
Elton Vidrine         9 -son- b. 1921 LA
Beatrice Vidrine 7 -dau- b. 1923 LA
Elvin Vidrine        4 1/12 -son- b. 1926 LA
Lee Vidrine        1 4/12 -son- b. 1929 LA

I believe Evangeline is not far from Ville Platte.

Here is a WWI draft card for Dule:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Dule Vidrine
Name:        Dule Vidrine
County: Evangeline (Turkey Creek)
State:        Louisiana
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1898
Race:        White
FHL Roll Number: 1684674
DraftBoard:        0
Age: 20
Occupation: farming
Nearest Relative: Peir Vidrine, Turkey Creek, LA

Hope this helps. Annie