Amelia Schexnayder

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

The Life 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
1881–
Amelia Schexnayder
1880–1955
Marriage: 6 December 1917
Belle Fontenot
1900–1970
Thelma Fontenot
1902–1986
Luvenia Fontenot
1903–1928
James Fontenot Jr.
1908–1991
Anderson Joseph Fontenot
1910–1971
Cara Fontenot
1910–1994
Margaret Fontenat
1913–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1917
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
children

(7)

    Belle Fontenot

    Female1900–1970Female

    Thelma Fontenot

    Female1902–1986Female

    Luvenia Fontenot

    Female1903–1928Female

    James Fontenot Jr.

    Male1908–1991Male

    Anderson Joseph Fontenot

    Male1910–1971Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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

LA surname, of German origin under French influence. It is probably a German occupational name for a maker of jackets and jerkins, from Middle High German schecke, Middle Low German scheke ‘jacket’, ‘jerkin’ + Middle High German, Middle Low German snīder ‘tailor’. The name is not found in Germany.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malia Fontenot in household of James Fontenot Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Millia Fontenat in household of James Fontenat, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Amile Fontenst in household of James Fontenst, "United States Census, 1910"

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