Bill and Lucy Courrege Benoit, New Car, 1926

Bill and Lucy Benoit (c. 1926)

Bill and Lucy Benoit (c. 1926)

This photo is of my grandparents in front of their new car. My grandfather is holding my mother, who was born in 1926, so this photo was probably taken in 1926 or 1927. They must have been going someplace special because they are all dressed up.

Willie “Bill” Benoit (1894-1985) was born in Vinton, Louisiana, to Michel Maran and Marie Domathile Duhon. Domathile was the second of three wives of Michel. As a soldier in WWI, he served in France as a guard at a German prison camp.

Lucy Pauline Courrege (1899-1990) was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, to Jean Courrege and Emerantia Rodrigue.

My grandmother was working in a mercantile store in Vinton and staying with her cousin Gus Courrege’s family when she met my grandfather. They married on 30 Apr 1923 and were married for over 50 years. They owned Benoit’s Variety in Vinton for 22 years.

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  1. I remember your grand parents so very well. Your grandmother was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met.
    I remember their store very well. I walked away from my Dad, as a little boy, and my Dad paniced. He found me in your Grandfathers store. He was showing me all the toys.
    It was so sad to hear of your fathers passing. I hope your mother is well. Please give her a “hello” from me.

  2. Blue Eyes and Bluebonnets says:

    A.D. It is so GREAT to hear from you. We went to visit Mom last weekend and we were talking about you (bet your ears were ringing). We were wondering how you have been. I will send you an e-mail!

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