Monday, March 26, 2012

Lula Florence Barron (1894-1990)

Lula Florence Barron was born on August 1894 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.  She was the fourth of six children born to RileyEugene Barron and Althea Slay.  She was raised in Rapides Parish.

Lula married Joseph Hope Watts on July 3, 1922 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.  She was 27 years old and he was 34 years.  Joseph was born on January 11, 1888 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, the son of Thomas J. Watts and Drucilla Walker.  At the time of their marriage, Joseph was employed as a Station Foreman for the railroad, and Lula was a public school teacher.

Joseph was a veteran of the First World War, having registered for the draft in June 1917.  At that time, he was described as a tall man of medium build, with gray eyes and black hair.

In 1930, the couple was living in a home on Huffman Street in Alexandria, Rapides Parish. 

Joseph Hope Watts died on September 5, 1941 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.  He was 53 years old at his death.  Lula went on to live another 59 years after the death of her husband.

Lula Florence Barron Watts died on January 11, 1990 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish.  She was 96 years old at her death.  Lula was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Notes for Lula Florence Barron
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 565; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 63; FHL microfilm: 1240565.
Marriage & Death: public member trees, daigre family, accessed on 26 March 2012

Notes for Joseph Hope Watts
Birth, Military, Occupation & Physical Description in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration Location: Jackson County, Louisiana; Roll: 1684691; Draft Board: 0.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 816; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 448.0; FHL microfilm: 2340551.
Death: Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

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