Joseph William Hargroder1

#4239, b. 9 Jul 1887, d. 14 Dec 1953
Last Edited:8 Apr 2014
FatherWilliam Denis Hargroder1,2 b. 4 Jun 1847, d. 24 Sep 1918
MotherMarie Emilia Rivette1,2 b. 8 Mar 1851, d. 11 Sep 1932
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Joseph William Hargroder and Marie Josephine Lambert

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph William Hargroder was born on 9 Jul 1887 at Church Point, Acadia Parish, LA.1,3,2
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of William D. Hargroder (given age 50) on the 1900 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1910, sonWillie Hargroder (given age 23) was enumerated as the son of Wm. D. Hargroder (given age 61) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA.5
Marriage LicenseJoseph William Hargroder and Josephine Lambert obtained a marriage license on 10 Sep 1910 at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.6
MarriageJoseph William Hargroder married Josephine Lambert, daughter of Paul Lambert and Jeanne Williams, on 10 Sep 1910 at St. Charles Borromeo Church at Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, LA.6
DraftRegJoseph William Hargroder was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA. He supported his wife and three children, working locally as an office clerk at Purity Feed Mills. He was described as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair.3
Census1920He and his wife, Josephine Hargroder (given age 34) appeared on 12 Jan 1920 on the 1920 census at Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA.7
Census1930J. W. Hargroder (given age 43) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Josephine Hargroder (given age 43), his son(s) John, William and Charles, his daughter(s) Bernice, Virdie, Elaine and Fern. J. W. worked as an insurance agent. Their home was rented for $12 per month.8
ResidenceAccording to the 1940 census, in 1935, JW Hargroder and his wife, Josephine, lived in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA, with children William Dennis, Elaine, Charles Rodney and Fern (and possibly others.)9
Census1940J W Hargroder (given age 52) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Josephine Hargroder (given age 52), his son(s) W Dennis, Chas R and Fern, his daughter(s) Elaine. They rented their home on Avenue B for $17 per month. J.W. was a manager in the Insurance industry. He worked 60 hours during the week of March 24-30, and was paid $720 for the year 1939 for 52 weeks of employment.9
DeathJoseph William Hargroder died at age 66 of congestive heart failure on 14 Dec 1953, at his home at 375 Michigan Avenue in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.2
BurialHe was buried at St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, LA.2,10


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