Oscar Coulon DeVillier1

#1961, b. 15 Sep 1893, d. 18 Jul 1979
Last Edited:13 Nov 2015
FatherOlide C. DeVillier1
MotherHelene Stelly1
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Oscar Coulon DeVillier and Marie Argentine Rivette

Outline of Life Events:

BirthOscar Coulon DeVillier was born on 15 Sep 1893 at LA.2,3
Marriage LicenseHe and Marie Argentine Rivette obtained a marriage license on 18 Nov 1912 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
MarriageOscar Coulon DeVillier married Marie Argentine Rivette, daughter of Jean Baptiste Rivette Jr. and Marie Emma Lanclos, on 18 Nov 1912 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
DraftRegOscar Coulon DeVillier was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Winnie, Chambers County, TX. He worked as a farmer, supporting his wife and 3 children. He was described as tall and slender, with gray eyes and brown hair.4
Census1930Oscar C DeVillier (given age 36) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ellis Village, Acadia Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Argentine M DeVillier (given age 38), his son(s) John O, Joseph E, Frank R and Adam H, his daughter(s) Edna M, Anna C and Ada F. Their home was rented for $15 per month. They could read, write and speak English. Oscar worked as a Rice Grader for a rice mill.5
Census1940Oscar DeVillier (given age 47) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 626 Elmore Ave E at Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Argentine DeVillier (given age 49), his son(s) Horace, his daughter(s) Edna May, Celina and Theresa. They owned their home, which was valued at $2,000. Oscar had completed two years of college education, and Argentine had a seventh-grade education. During the week before the census was taken, he worked 48 hours as a warehouseman for a rice mill. In 1939 he received income of $1,500 for the year.2
DraftRegOscar Coulon DeVillier registered for the fourth draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942. This registration was also known as the "old man's draft". At that time, his residence was at 626 South Ave E in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA, and he gave the name of his wife, Mrs. Devillier, as someone who would always know his address. He was unemployed at that time. Oscar was described as being 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with gray eyes, gray hair, and light complexion.6
ResidenceAt the time of his wife's death in 1948, Oscar Coulon DeVillier and his wife, Argentine, lived in Winnie, Chambers County, TX.7
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 54, when his wife, Argentine Rivette, died of heart disease on 19 Jul 1948 at St. Therese Hospital at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.7
ResidencePrior to his death in 1979, Oscar Coulon DeVillier lived in Winnie (rural), Chambers County, TX.3
DeathHe died at age 85 due to the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, on 18 Jul 1979 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.3,8
BurialHe was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA.3


  1. [S965] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1912. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  2. [S1042] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Acadia Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S1241] Death certificate for Oscar Coulon DeVillier. Online Jefferson.
  4. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  5. [S707] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Acadia Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S867] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S1138] Death certificate for Argentine Rivette DeVillier. Online Jefferson.
  8. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  9. [S1240] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1915. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.