Henry Lawrence Ducharme1

#5744, b. 7 Nov 1889
Last Edited:5 Oct 2013
FatherJean Desire Ducharme1 b. 8 Jul 1846, d. 21 Feb 1927
MotherSuzane Creswell1 b. 16 Sep 1860, d. 26 Mar 1957
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#1)
Descendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#2)

Outline of Life Events:

BirthHenry Lawrence Ducharme was born on 7 Nov 1889, probably at Lafayette Parish, LA.1
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of John D Ducharme Sr (given age 53) on the 1900 Census at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.2
Marriage, WitnessHenry Lawrence Ducharme witnessed the marriage of John L Mays to his mother, Suzane Creswell, probably some time between 1902 and 1910. Not long afterwards, he and his siblings were apparently adopted by their mother's new husband, and took the Mays name. It is unknown whether the adoption was formal or informal, but the name change became permanent.3


  1. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  2. [S900] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S972] Cameron Darby. E-mail message, Sep-Oct 2013.