Emily Lafleur

Female12 December 1900–4 September 1985

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Lafleur was born on 12 December 1900, in Ville Platte, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States, her father, Adraste Lafleur, was 26 and her mother, Elodie Marthe Lafleur, was 20. She married Jean Baptiste Larose Fontenot on 11 March 1920, in Evangeline, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ville Platte, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Police Jury Ward 9, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 4 September 1985, in Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jean Baptiste Larose Fontenot
1895–1966
Emily Lafleur
1900–1985
Marriage: 11 March 1920
Rosemary Fontenot
1922–1962
John Michael Fontenot
1924–1970
Emily Jane Fontenot
1933–1990

Sources (17)

  • Emily L Fontenst in household of John B L Fontenst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emilie Lafleur, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Emily Fontenot, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1920Evangeline, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

    Age 1

    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Emile, Antoine, Laurent, Adelard, Andre, Marcel, Napoleon, Pierre, Sylvie, Alcide.

    French: from la fleur ‘the flower’, used as a soldier's name and also as a servant's name (compare 2 below); it was one of the most common nicknames (noms de guerre) among French soldiers. Compare Laflair , Lefleur , and Leflore .

    West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the personal name or nickname Lafleur or La Fleur, which has the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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