Robert Henry Forcha1

#8280, b. 24 Nov 1896, d. 17 Oct 1956
Last Edited:9 May 2014
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Child of Robert Henry Forcha and Marie Stella Rivet

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthRobert Henry Forcha was born on 24 Nov 1896 at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.2,3
DraftRegHe was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. He was single, and worked as a clerk for the T&P Railroad. Robert was described as tall and slender, with blue eyes and auburn hair.2
MarriageHe married Marie Stella Rivet, daughter of Joseph Homere Rivet and Angeline Louise Dominigue, about 1926.3,4
Census1930Robert Forcha (given age 34) was enumerated on 15 Apr 1930 as the head of a household on the 1930 census. They lived at 712 Iberville Street at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Stella Forcha (given age 33), his sons Robert S Forcha (given age 3 6/12) and Thomas Daigle (given age 12). They owned their home, which was valued at $550. Robert worked odd jobs as a laborer.3
Census1940Robert Forcha (given age 44) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at 716 Iberville Street at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Stella Forcha (given age 43), his son(s) Sherdel, his sister-in-law, Eve Rivet (given age 28). They owned their home, which was valued at $2000. Robert had completed two years of high school education. He was employed by the government in public emergency work (such as WPA) as a foreman for an airport project. He had earned $630 in 1939 for 40 weeks of work. Stella had completed one year of high school, and worked in the home.5
DraftRegRobert Henry Forcha 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 Iberville Street in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. He worked for Delta Ship yard in New Orleans. Robert was 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and light complexion.1
DeathHe died at age 59 on 17 Oct 1956 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.6

Citations:

  1. [S867] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  2. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S709] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S1023] James Murphy. E-mail message, May 2014.
  5. [S1024] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  7. [S1025] Louisiana Department of Health. New Orleans, Orleans Parish. Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957. Online http://www.familysearch.org