Robert Sherdel Forcha1

#8281, b. 16 Oct 1926, d. 14 Oct 1999
Last Edited:18 Apr 2017
FatherRobert Henry Forcha1,2 b. 24 Nov 1896, d. 17 Oct 1956
MotherMarie Stella Rivet1,2 b. 5 Jan 1897, d. 21 Nov 1989
Relationship7th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationAt the time of his marriage in 1957, he worked for South Bell Telephone & Telegraph in New Orleans.1
BirthRobert Sherdel Forcha was born on 16 Oct 1926 at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.1,3,2
Census1930, sonRobert S Forcha (given age 3 6/12) was enumerated as a son of Robert Forcha (given age 34) on the 1930 Census. They lived at 712 Iberville Street at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA.2
Census1940, sonSherdel Forcha (given age 13) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a son of Robert Forcha (given age 44), living at 716 Iberville Street at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. He attended school, and completed the 6th grade.4
DraftRegRobert Sherdel Forcha registered for the first draft for World War II on 16 Oct 1944. At that time, his residence was at 1820 Franklin Avenue in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He was a student at Warren Easton High School, and gave the name of Mr. Leo St. Cyr as one who would always know his address. Robert was 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall, 130 pounds, and had blue eyes, blonde hair, and light complexion.5
ResidencePrior to his marriage in 1957, Robert Sherdel Forcha lived at 3618 Banks Street in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1
Marriage LicenseHe and Betty Iona Miller obtained a marriage license on 1 Aug 1957 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1
MarriageRobert Sherdel Forcha married Betty Iona Miller, daughter of Alvin P. Miller and Iona Olivia Westerhaus, on 10 Aug 1957 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Father Michael J. Faraon, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated over the marriage. Witnesses were Dolores T. Petrie, Eddie C. Bergeron, and H T Daigle.1
DeathRobert Sherdel Forcha died at age 72 on 14 Oct 1999, probably in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.3

Citations:

  1. [S1025] Louisiana Department of Health. New Orleans, Orleans Parish. Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957. Online http://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S709] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S1024] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Ascension Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S1027] World War II First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945. FamilySearch.org. Online image.