Allen Bill Sourita1

#8211, b. 22 Feb 1878
Last Edited:25 Jul 2017
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Allen Bill Sourita and Marie Josephine Alexandrine Rivet

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthAllen Bill Sourita was born on 22 Feb 1878 at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.1,2,3
MarriageHe married Marie Josephine Alexandrine Rivet, daughter of Martin Rivet and Jeanette Montero, about 1897, probably at Ascension Parish, LA.3
Census1900Allen Surete (given age 22) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Ascension Parish, LA. With him was his wife Josephine, daughter(s) Avela, step-son Georgie Mullet (given age 6) . They lived in a rented home. Allen worked on a flatboat for 9 months of the previous year. Allen could speak English, and Josephine could also read and write.3
Census1910Allen Sourito (given age 32) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Josephine Sourito (given age 39), daughter Georgie Sourito (given age 16) and Evetta Sourito (given age 12). Their home was rented. Everyone in the family could read and write. Allen worked for the railroad as a Bridge Tender, while Josephine worked in the home.2
DraftRegAllen Bill Sourita was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA, with his wife, Mrs Allen B Sourita. He worked as a Bridge Tender for the Trans Miss. Ter. Co. [railroad] in Westwego. Allen was described as being of medium height and build, with gray eyes, gray hair, and no physical handicaps.1
Census1920Allen B Sourita (given age 42) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Josephine Sourita (given age 50), daughter(s) Avelia Sourita (given age 21). Allen worked as a Bridge Tender. They lived in a rented home, and were all able to read, write, and speak English.4
Census1930Allen B Sourita (given age 52) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census at 126 Fourth Street at Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Josephine A Sourita (given age 60). Allen and Josephine owned their home, which was valued at $2,500. He worked for the railroad as a Bridge Tender. They could read, write and speak English.5
DraftRegAllen Bill Sourita 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 129 Fourth Street in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA. He lived there with his wife, and worked as a Bridge Tender for the TP&MP Terminal in Westwego. Allen was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 156 pounds, with hazel eyes, gray hair and ruddy complexion. He had one slighty crossed eye.6

Citations:

  1. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  2. [S275] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S251] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S986] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S711] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Jefferson Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S867] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.