Tag: John Alvis LaPrarie

Jean T. Deville – On This Date in 1787

On this date the 15th of February in 1787, Jean T. Deville* was born in New Orleans, Louisiana Felicity Jannot was married to Jean T. Deville and parents to # of children including our maternal great-great-great grandfather Valentine Deville.   find a grave:* Birth: Feb. 15, 1785 Death: unknown Jean T. DEVILLE •Sex: M •Birth: 15 FEB 1787 in New…

John T. DeVille – On This Date in 1785

On this day the 15th of February in 1785 our maternal great-great-great-great grandfather, John T. Deville was born Rapides Post, Louisiana to parents Miguel “Michel” DeVille and Marguerite Katzenberger.* According numerous records, John’s name was spelled as John Tee (Gentille) Deville, Johnter Deville, Jean T. Deville, and Juan Deville.** John’s christening was February 27, 1787 in…

James Keith White – On This Date in 1859

On this date the 11th of November in 1859, our maternal great-great-great grandfather James Keitha White passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.* James Keith White was born in 1820 or 1821 to parents Reuben White and Mary Ann (Canty) Courtney in Louisiana. James married Elvira Freeman in Louisiana on July 1, 1847.* They were the parents…

James and Elvira White – On This Date in 1847

On this date the 1st of July in 1847, our maternal great-great-great grandparents James Keitha White and Elvira C. Freeman were married in Louisiana.*  They had six children including our great-great grandfather Jonathan White.** *Source:  Our Family History **Source:  1880 US.Federal Census

John and Shirley LaPrarie – On This Date in 1966

On this date the 28th of May in 1966 our Mom’s brother John Louis LaPrarie married Shirley Ann Smith, daughter of Howard Smith and Ola Clark of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Rev. N.H. Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church in Escatawpa, Jackson County, Mississippi. Happy 50th Anniversary Uncle John and Aunt Shirley!!!  …

“Donia” Laprarie DeLoach – On This Date in 1972

On this date the 23rd of May in 1972, our maternal great grandmother Donia passed away in in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Louisiana. She married John Louis M. Laprarie about 1899 and had our grandfather John Alvis LaPrarie and 5 other children. About 3 years after her husband John’s death she married Odious Deloach on May 16, 1921.** She was laid to…

Children of Bill and Dee LaPrarie

Our maternal grandparents, Bill Laprarie and Dee Wright were married and had 3 children including our mom: (Click on each name for more information.) 1- John Louis LaPrarie 2- James Alvis LaPrarie 3-  Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams.

The Menu

Our maternal grandfather, John Alvis Laprarie owned and operated Jonesville’s gathering place back in the day called “Bill’s Cafe”. From 1938 until many years after his death in 1953, Bill’s Cafe was located in downtown Jonesville, Louisiana on Mound Street. Here’s what was on the menu:

“Bill” John Alvis LaPrarie – On This Date in 1899

On this date the 7th of November in 1899, our maternal grandfather, John Alvis LaPrarie was born to parents John Louis M. LaPrarie and Azelia Sidonia White in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. John Alvis was previously married to Allice Mae Barker* and possibly to 2 others, Angeline Bordelon** and Lena Roy** before his marriage to Lucy Dee Wright.* They had 3 children, John Louis…