Joseph Felix Hargroder

#65, b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 5 Dec 1953
Last Edited:10 Jul 2017
FatherWilliam Denis Hargroder b. 4 Jun 1847, d. 24 Sep 1918
MotherMarie Emilia Rivette b. 8 Mar 1851, d. 11 Sep 1932
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph Felix Hargroder and Ada Vidrine

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJoseph Felix Hargroder was born on 5 Feb 1876 at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1880, sonJoseph Felix Hargroder (given age 4) was enumerated as a son of Wm. Hargroder (given age 30) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1900, sonJosep F. Hargroder (given age 24) was enumerated as the son of William D. Hargroder (given age 50) on the 1900 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA. He was single, and apparently rented a section of his father's farm.2
MarriageJoseph Felix Hargroder married Ada Vidrine, daughter of Alcin Vidrine and Estelle Andrepont, about 1901.5
Census1910Felix Hargroder (given age 31) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ada Hargroder (given age 26), son Abbott Hargroder (given age 9), Elba Hargroder (given age 7), Tunling Hargroder (given age 5) and Hilton Hargroder (given age 3), daughter Entemnette Hargroder (given age 2). Felix was a farmer, living on a rented farm. They could read, write, and speak English.5
DraftRegFelix Hargroder was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA, with his wife, Ada Vidrine. He worked as a farm laborer for Alfred Vidrine. Felix was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair.3
Death, InformantHe was the informant on the death certificate of his father, William Denis Hargroder, who died on 24 Sep 1918 at Coulee Croche, St. Landry Parish, LA.6
Census1920Felix Hargroder (given age 42) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ada Hargroder (given age 36), son(s) Abbott Hargroder (given age 17), Elby Hargroder (given age 16), Turling Hargroder (given age 14) and Hilton Hargroder (given age 12), daughter(s) Antoinet Hargroder (given age 10), Yvanne Hargroder (given age 9) and Estelle Hargroder (given age 7). A lodger named Dora Roy (given age 22) lived with them. They lived on a rented farm.7
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 65, when his wife, Ada, died on 1 Sep 1941 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.8
DeathJoseph Felix Hargroder died at age 77 on 5 Dec 1953 in Lafayette Parish, LA.9
BurialHe was buried at St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA. His grave is located in Section 1, sharing a headstone with his wife.10

Citations:

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  2. [S224] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S225] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S907] LA. St. Landry Parish. "Louisiana death records/certificates, ca. 1850-1875, 1894-1954". Louisiana Secretary of State, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Microfilm. 661 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  9. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
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  11. [S700] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1904. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1991.
  12. [S741] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1905. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1992.
  13. [S743] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1907. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, date not given.