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Francois Eraste "Frank" Devillier
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1866
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 25, 1947
Groves
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

François Eraste Coulon DEVILLIER ("Frank," "Dad") was the son of Villiers Coulon DEVILLIER and Marie Josephe ("Josette," "Josie") MOREAU.

He appears in records and newspaper articles as Frank, Francois, or F.E.C. Devillier. This family traditionally appends "Coulon" as a middle or third name for males to reflect its surname origins of "Coulon," then "Coulon de Villiers" in France.

François married Marie Clothilde McBride June 30, 1888, probably in Opelousas, La. at St. Landry Catholic Church.

They moved to Port Arthur, TX in 1913 and to Groves in 1923. A blacksmith, cabinetmaker and carpenter, Frank built buggies to order, wagons, and boats. He worked for the Texas Co. for 15 years, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Woodmen of the World lodge, and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He died at home in Groves, Texas. Funeral services took place at Immaculate Conception and later at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, La., where he was buried in St. Landry Cemetery.

Survivors in 1947 included his wife, sons John C., Ike C., Allen C. & William C. Devillier, daughters Zula Rightmire, Alice Lancon & Thelma Daily, all of Southeast Texas; brothers O.C. Devillier of Beaumont and A.C. Devillier of New Orleans; sisters Philomene Devillier and Mrs. L.A. McLamore, both of New Orleans; 22 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by sons Villier Antoine C. and Charles C. Devillier.

Sources:
• Hebert, "Southwest Louisiana Records"
• FamilySearch.org, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
• "DeVillier Services Scheduled Tuesday," Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX, 26 May 1947, p. 5, via NewspaperArchive.com
• "DeVillier Funeral is Conducted Today," Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX, 27 May 1947, p. 5, via NewspaperArchive.com
• "Elderly Groves Couple Today Repeats Wedding Vows Taken Fifty Years Ago in Little Louisiana Church," probably Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX, abt 30 June 1938, photocopy of original from family papers.
• U.S. Census records


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Marie Clothilde McBride Devillier (1870 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Coulan Devillier (1891 - 1930)*
  William Coulon Devillier (1897 - 1979)*
  Zula Devillier Rightmire (1899 - 1995)*
  Alice C. Devillier Lancon (1902 - 1998)*
  Allen Coulon DeVillier (1906 - 1967)*
  Thelma Devillier Daily (1912 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Landry Church Cemetery
Opelousas
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Liz
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
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Francois Eraste Frank Devillier
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