Jean F GIRERD Theresa GIRERD Charles GIRERD Juanita GIRERD Roberta May ROWLAND Joseph Gustave GIRERD Raymond L GIRERD Helen N GIRERD Victor GIRERD Catherine GAROT Mini tree diagram

Leon Adolph GIRERD8,1,2,9,3,4,5,6,7,2,10

4th Apr 18941,2,3,4,5,6,7,2 - Jul 19703

Life History

4th Apr 1894

Born in Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,2

15th May 1926

Married Roberta May ROWLAND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4,10

about 1928

Birth of son Charles GIRERD in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,7

May 1929

Birth of daughter Juanita GIRERD in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,6

Jul 1970

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3


  • 1900 Federal Census, Acadia County, Louisiana, 6 June, District 6,page 4B, Hse/Fam #74
    Girerd, Jean F Head W M Mar 1859 41 Married 11 yrs France FranceFrance Immigrated 1882 IN US 17 yrs Farmer Owns
    Girerd, Catherine Wife W F  Aug 1869 30 Married 11 yrs 3 children/3living Immigrated 1885 IN US 14 yrs Belgium Belgium Belgium
    Girerd, Leon Son W M Apr 1894 6 Single Louisiana France Belgium

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Leon A Girerd
    Residence DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth 4 Apr 1894 Creole (Cameron Parish), Louisiana
    Signed Leon A Girerd
    Occupation Self-employed Farmer near DeWitt
    Single, Dependent Father and Mother
    Medium Height, Slender, Gray Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917, Lagrue, Arkansas, Arkansas

    Arkansas Research
    Arkansas' World War I Soldiers from Arkansas, Chicot, and DeshaCounties
    Girerd, Joseph G.
    Girerd, Leon A.

    Leon was the oldest son of an immigrant couple.  His father came fromFrance and his mother from Belgium, both with French native language.The children were all born in Louisiana.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 January, LaGrue,District 12, page 1B,  Olena Rd, Hse #19, Fam #20
    Girerd, John F Head  Owns F W 60 Immigrated to the US 1882 Naturalized1887 France France France (French native lang) Rice Farmer [abt 860]
    Girerd, Catherine Dau F W 50 Immigrated to the US 1886 Alien BelgiumBelgium Belgium (French native lang) [abt 1870]
    ** Girerd, Leon A Son M W 26 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1883] RiceFarm Laborer **
    Girerd, Joseph G Son M W 23 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1886] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Raymond L Son M W 17 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1903] RiceFarm Laborer
    Girerd, Helen N Dau F W 15 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1903] NoOccup
    Girerd, Victor Son M W 9 Louisiana France Belgium [abt 1903] No Occup

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Leon A Girerd
    Age 30, Birth Year abt 1896
    Residence DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Roberta Rouland
    Spouse's Age 19
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 15 May 1926 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 15 May 1926

    "Another sister was Roberta Rowland Girrard, wife of Leon Girrard, wholived in DeWitt.  Leon was of French descent and had a thick accent.They had a son Charles and a daughter Juanita.  All of them are nowgone."
    --  Kenneth McSwain, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 30 April 2015

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 11 April, DeWitt,District 16, page 13A, Hse #289, Fam #307
    Gerard, Leon A Head Rents M W 36 Married at age 32 Louisiana FranceFrance Laborer
    Gerard, Roberta Wife F W 24 Married at age 19 AR KY AR
    Gerard, Charles L Son M W 2 Ark Louisiana Ark
    Gerard, Jaunita (Juanita) Dau F W 10mos Ark Louisiana Ark

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 April, DeWitt,District 1-16, page 10B, Third St, Hse #282 Owns $1200
    Girard, Leon Head M W 46 Grade 9 b Louisiana same house in 1935Laborer
    Girard, Roberta Wife F W 34 Grade 7 b Ark same house in 1935
    Girard, Charles Son M W 12 Grade 7 b Ark same house in 1935
    Girard, Juneta (Juanita) Dau F W 10 Grade 4 b Missouri same house in1935

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Leon Adolph Girerd
    Residence De Witt, Arkansas
    Birth 4 Apr 1894 Crowley ( Acadia Parish), Louisiana
    Contact Person Mrs Leon A Girerd, DeWitt
    Employer Arkansas Rice Growers Association, DeWitt
    Signed L A Girerd

    His WWII registration reorted his birth place as Crowley, AcadiaParish, Louisiana, but in 1942, he said it was Creole, Cameron Parish,Louisiana.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Leon Girerd
    Born 4 Apr 1894
    Died Jul 1970
    Last Residence De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas 72042
    SSN 429-07-1485 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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