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 Marie Clothilde <I>McBride</I> Devillier

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Marie Clothilde McBride Devillier

  • Birth 13 Oct 1870 St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 4 Sep 1954 Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot Section 4
  • Memorial ID 83307159

Clothilde was the daughter of William McBRIDE and Melasie HOLLIER. She married François Eraste Coulon DEVILLIER 30 June 1888 in St. Landry Parish, La., probably at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas.

Clothilde & Frank moved to Port Arthur, TX, in 1913 and to Groves, TX, in 1923, where they reportedly built the first house in the town.

They reared nine children: sons Villier Antoine Coulon, Charles Coulon, John E. Coulon, William Coulon, Allen Pierre Coulon, and Isaac "Ike" Coulon Devillier, and daughters Zula M. Rightmire, Alice Marie Lancon, and Marie Thelma Daily.

A 1938 article about the Devilliers' 50th anniversary called her "an unobtrusive little woman who recognizes her husband as head of the house" but also suggested that she humored his resistance to her help (he was then using crutches) "with an Irish twinkle in her French eye." Frank also loved to "stuff his pockets with her homemade cookies," and other relatives reported that she made wonderful teacakes.

Clothilde died at St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur, and was buried in Opelousas, La., where her husband is also interred.

Sources:
• Hebert, "Southwest Louisiana Records"
• FamilySearch.org, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
• "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



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  • Created by: Liz
  • Added: 11 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83307159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Clothilde McBride Devillier (13 Oct 1870–4 Sep 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83307159, citing Saint Landry Church Cemetery, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Liz (contributor 47004176) .