Charles Oswald Whaley

#6541, b. 21 May 1862, d. 21 Sep 1918
Last Edited:26 Jun 2012
FatherThomas Lee Whaley1 b. about 1805
MotherMarie Amanda Rivet1 b. 20 Aug 1843, d. 8 Feb 1917
Relationship5th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Charles Oswald Whaley and Ida Dillon

Research Notes:

     According to the 1900 census, Ida (Dillon) Whaley had a total of 12 children, 5 of whom were still living. The 5 were listed with the family on that census. Six others are accounted for from birth and/or death records. So there should be one additional child for this family who would have been born and died before the 1900 census.

Since Ida seemed to give birth about every year or two, the most likely date range for the missing child is the gap from 1892 to 1897. However, there are a couple of smaller gaps in 1886, 1891, and 1899-1900 that could also be possibilities.

Anyone with additional information about this family, please contact me!

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe owned and operated a sugar plantation in the White Castle area.2
BirthCharles Oswall Whaley was born on 21 May 1862 at Iberville Parish, LA.1
BaptismHe was baptized on 17 Jul 1862 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, LA. Sponsors were Charles Oscar Hebert and Florestine Lambremont.1
Census1880He was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Bruly, Iberville Parish, LA, with brother Wilman Whely (given age 16), sister Marg Whely (given age 10). They were living next to, or with, Joseph Premila Rivet, their uncle.3
MarriageOswald Whaley married Ida Dillon, daughter of W. Christopher Dillon and Hannah Schroder, on 5 Feb 1883 at St. Paul's Catholic Church at Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, LA. Witnesses were Joseph P. Rivet, Arman Roth, William Hicks, and M. Leek.4,1
Census1900Oswell Whaley (given age 38) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Iberville Parish, LA. With him was his wife Ida, son(s) Thomas, Olhswoold and Vivian, daughter(s) Virginia and Ida . They rented their home, and Oswell was an overseer of a farm.5
Census1910C. I. Whaley (given age 48) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ida Whaley (given age 47), son Tom Whaley (given age 27) and Oswell Whaley Jr. (given age 19), daughter Vivian Whaley (given age 17), daughter-in-law Leontie Whaley (given age 31). Their farm on Richland Road was owned free and clear of any mortgage.6
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 49, when his wife, Ida, died of diabetes on 22 Aug 1911 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.7,2
DeathCharles Oswald Whaley died at age 56 of chronic neplintis on 21 Sep 1918 in Biloxi, Harrison County, MS. He had been in town on West Beach for only 10 days at the time of his death.8,4
BurialHe was buried in White Castle, Iberville Parish, LA, probably at Our Lady of Prompt Succor church cemetery (but this needs to be confirmed.)4


  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S749] The Daily Picayune. New Orleans, LA.
  3. [S247] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S750] Heidi Steeves. E-mail message, May-Jun 2012.
  5. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S303] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S468] Death certificate. certified copy.
  8. [S751] Rootsweb Death Records Database. Website. Online