Need help finding out when Marie Aline (Roy) Richard died.

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Marie Aline Roy Richard is my maternal great grandmother.  No one in the family, including her now deceased children, knew anything about what happened to her after the birth of her last child in 1904. It is one of the bigger mysteries in my family tree, and I could use some help trying to solve it. Any suggestions?
WikiTree profile: Aline Richard
asked in Genealogy Help by Cathy Ciarrocchi G2G Crew (860 points)
Just reading the facts you have assembled for her and Philippe it leaves the impression that she died and for whatever reason he could not care for the children and there were no relatives that could take them.

Do you know their church affiliation and if its records from the period can be found?

Yes, the impression is that she died. But I have searched high and low for any reference to her death and cannot find it. Since, the last child was baptized in 1904 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana, I have requested a search there. The children show up in 1910 U.S. Census records as being in different orphanages in New Orleans, but I have no idea when they were placed. Have tried unsuccessfully to find records of their institutionalization.  So, I've been searching for Aline (aka Mary Roy) between 1904-1910. I just have a feeling that she may have abandoned the family rather than dying.If that is the case, I may never find her.

1 Answer

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Louisiana Births 1854-1934

Dtr, Marie Estelle Courvelle born Jan 25 1861 Opelousas,St. Landry

Mother Marie Aline Roy,Father, Louis Courvelle.

Mary Richard age 71 born abt 1837,died Feb 24  1908,Orleans,Louisiana
answered by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (800k points)
Thanks, but my Marie Aline Roy wasn't born until 1873.

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