Thelma Odile Chenevert

Mother and Homemaker

My Grandmother

Thelma Chenevert

June 30th 1910 - May 8th 1993
Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Had 4 Children and 13 Grandchildren
Died in River Ridge, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Thelma was born June 30th 1910 to Louis Vincent Chenevert Sr. and Lydia Marie Odile Chenevert.

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Thelma was born and lived her life in the greater New Orleans Area. The census of 1910, taken 2 1/2 months before the birth of Thelma, shows the Chenevert's living at 1211 Baronne St., New Orleans. Thelma was baptized at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1139 Dryades St., on July 10th 1910. The Chenevert's rented their homes. They moved a couple of times, but stayed in the same area of uptown New Orleans.

1910 Census
1910 Census

By the census of 1920, taken January 2nd 1920, the Chenevert's moved 1 block further uptown. 1106 Baronne is the next address I have.

1920 Census

January 2nd 1920
1106 Baronne St., Ward 2 Precinct 5, New Orleans, Louisiana

1920 Census

Name Thelma Chenvert
Event Type Census Event Date 1920
Event Place New Orleans Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female Age 9
Marital Status Single Race White Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1911
Birthplace Louisiana
Father's Birthplace Louisiana
Mother's Birthplace Louisiana
Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 1

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Louis V Chenvert Head M 41 Louisiana
Lydia Chenvert Wife F 34 Louisiana
Thelma Chenvert Daughter F 9 Louisiana
Louis V Chenvert Jr. Son M 8 Louisiana
Adam P Chenvert Son M 1 Louisiana
Joseph L Chenvert Son M 3/12 Louisiana

Citation:
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV7H-V7P : accessed 9 April 2018), Thelma Chenvert in household of Louis V Chenvert, New Orleans Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing ED 20, sheet 1A, line 3, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 619; FHL microfilm 1,820,619.

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Next address, listed on the 1930 census, is 1138 S. Rampart St. That house is 2-3 blocks from the 2 Baronne St. houses the family lived in.

1930 Census

April 12th 1930
1138 S. Rampart St., Ward 2, Block 192, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1930 Census

Name Thelma Chenevert
Event Type Census Event Date 1930
Event Place New Orleans (Districts 1-250), Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female Age 19
Marital Status Single
Race White Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1911
Birthplace Louisiana
Father's Birthplace Louisiana Mother's Birthplace Louisiana
Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 18

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Louis Chenevert Head M 52 Louisiana
Lydia Chenevert Wife F 45 Louisiana
Thelma Chenevert Daughter F 19 Louisiana
Louis Chenevert Jr. Son M 18 Louisiana
Parker Chenevert Son M 11 Louisiana
Jno B Hayes ?Son? M 41 Louisiana
Pedro Randozes Roomer M 38 Italy
Gus Polluse Roomer M 40 Italy

Citation:
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMYY-RX1 : accessed 9 April 2018), Thelma Chenevert in household of Louis Chenevert, New Orleans (Districts 1-250), Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 18A, line 34, family 503, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 801; FHL microfilm 2,340,536.

Thelma and her soon to be husband Louis lived about 2 blocks from each other. Thelma at 1138 S. Rampart St. and Louis at 1214 Baronne St.

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Marriage

of Louis Edmond Forest Jr. and Thelma Odile Chenevert
December 3rd 1930 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
The union was celebrated by Reverend Father G. Frohn
and witnessed by Peter Riviere, Mae Chenevert and Louis V. Chenevert.

Thelma Chenevert

Marriage Record Marriage Record Marriage Record Marriage Record
Marriage Records

Family Born Died
Spouse
Louis Edmond Forest
Children
Female Forest New Orleans Living
Male Forest New Orleans Living
Joann Mary Forest 19 Nov 1939 in New Orleans 30 Oct 2002
Male Forest Jefferson Parish Living

Louis Jr. and Thelma lived in New Orleans where 3 of their 4 children where born. The Census of 1940 taken April 6th shows Louis Jr and family living at 1839 Melpomene St., Ward 1, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The census also shows Louis Jr as an Instrument Man in Civil Engineering.

1940 Census

April 6th 1940
1839 Melpomene St.
Ward 1, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

1940 Census

Name Louis Forrest
Event Type Census Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 1, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States
Sex Male Age 30
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Louisiana
Birth Year (Estimated) 1910
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Louis Forrest Head M 30 Louisiana
Thelma Forrest Wife F 29 Louisiana
Marilyn Forrest Daughter F 8 Louisiana
Ronald Forrest Son M 1 Louisiana
Joann Forrest Daughter F 3/12 Louisiana

Citation:
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VYP8-W78 : accessed 25 March 2018), Louis Forrest, Ward 1, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-12, sheet 1A, line 23, family 6, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1416

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