Amelia Schexnayder

7 November 1880–21 September 1955 (Age 74)
Abbeville, Vermilion, Louisiana, United States

The Life Summary of Amelia

When Amelia Schexnayder was born on 7 November 1880, in Abbeville, Vermilion, Louisiana, United States, her father, Eugene Schexnayder, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Remise Hargrave, was 35. She married James Fontenot on 6 December 1917, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Ward Six, Acadia, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 September 1955, in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Fontenot
Amelia Schexnayder
Marriage: 6 December 1917
Belle Fontenot
Thelma Fontenot
Luvenia Fontenot
James Fontenot Jr.
Anderson Joseph Fontenot
Cara Fontenot
Margaret Fontenat

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 2
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 20
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

(1997: 866;2007: 2022; 2010: 2566)Some characteristic forenames: French Desire, Emile, Marcel, Alcee, Alphonse, Andrus, Camille, Damien, Felicien, Francois, Gaston.Americanized form of North German Schachtschneider: occupational name for someone who cut shafts for spears and lances, from Middle Low German schacht ‘shaft’ + snīder ‘cutter’. It is found mainly in LA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (6)

  • Amelia Schexnayder, "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934"
  • Malia Fontenot in household of James Fontenot Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emilia Fontenot, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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