On this date the 28th of April in 1911, our maternal grandmother, Lucy Dee Wright was born in Manifest, Louisiana to John E. Wright and Grace Claudia Pierce. She was the sixth of 9 children.* She married John Alvis LaPrarie and they had 3 children, John Louis …

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Bill's Cafe

On this date, April 15th, in 1938 our maternal grandfather, Papaw Bill opened his cafe in the downtown location where Brooks Drugs is today in Jonesville, Louisiana. BILL LaPRARIE BUYS NEW LOCATION FOR RESTAURANT April 15, 1938 New Place Now …

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Valentine Deville's Headstone

On this date the 11th of April in 1908, our maternal great-great-great grandfather, Valentine “Tine” Deville passed away in Vick, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Cause of death was listed as ill in bed for sometime before death.* He is buried in Oakgrove Cemetery, …

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Valentine Deville*

On this date the 7th of April in 1832 Valentine “Tine” Deville was born in Post du Rapide or Holloway Prairie, Louisiana to parents Jean T. Deville and Felicity Jannot. He was baptized on November 30, 1832.* Tine was married to MaryAnn Bellegard and they had …

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