Francois Xavier Medine1

#9405, b. 2 Dec 1861, d. 14 Nov 1947
Last Edited:2 Nov 2015
FatherAlbert Medina1 b. about 1830, d. 6 Nov 1881
MotherModeste Rivet1 b. 1832
Relationship4th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Children of Francois Xavier Medine and Mary Sanchez

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthFrancois Xavier Medine was born on 2 Dec 1861, probably at Ascension Parish, LA.1
BaptismHe was baptized on 25 Jan 1862 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Sponsors were Joseph Carbo and Marianne Gonzalez.1
Census1900, brotherHe was enumerated as the brother of John Medine (given age 37) on the 1900 Census at Iberville Parish, LA. He was single, and spoke English but could not read or write.2
MarriageFrancois Xavier Medine married Mary Sanchez, daughter of Polite Sanchez, about 1903.3,4,5
Census1910Xavier Medine (given age 42) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at 100 Foot Road at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mary Medine (given age 41), son June Medine (given age 6) and Irnest Medine (given age 3), daughter Eunice Medine (given age 5) and Thelma Medine (given age 1 2/12). Their native language was French, and they could not read or write English. They rented their farm. Xavier worked as a farmer for his own account.3
Census1920Xavier Medine (given age 57) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at 100 Foot Road at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Marie Medine (given age 51), son(s) June Medine (given age 15) and Ernest Medine (given age 12), daughter(s) Emma Medine (given age 14), Telma Medine (given age 10) and Gerthie Medine (given age 8). They lived on a farm, where Xavier worked "for my wife's account". He and Marie could not read or write.6
Census1930Xavier Medine (given age 65) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Marie Medine (given age 62), his son(s) Ernest, his daughter(s) Thelma and Gertie. They owned their home, which was on a farm. Xavier was a farmer working for his own account. He and Marie could both speak English, but neither one could read nor write.4
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 69, when his wife, Mary, died on 29 Aug 1931 at Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, LA.5
Census1940Xavier Medine (given age 77) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Highway 999 at Iberville Parish, LA. Also living with him was his son Ernest Medine (given age 33), and his daughter Delma Medine (given age 30). Their home, which was on a farm, was valued at $600. Xavier was widowed and unable to work. He had no formal education. Ernest worked for his own account as a sugar cane farmer.7
DeathFrancois Xavier Medine died at age 85 on 14 Nov 1947 in Samstown, Iberville Parish, LA.5

Citations:

  1. [S18] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records 1707-1900. BRDA : Baton Rouge, LA, 1978-2007.
  2. [S252] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S303] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S278] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S752] FamilySearch. Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1960. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  6. [S279] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S821] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Iberville Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S1038] Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records, Baptisms 1901-1905. (Baton Rouge, LA: BRDA, 2013).