On All Souls Day, I think about the death of the progenitor of the Vidrine family in LA, Jean Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines, particularly during this 275th anniversary of his departure from France and arrival in Louisiana. From the Sacramental records, we know that he had a blessed death. The
Today on All Souls Day, we remember in particular the souls of our deceased loved ones in the Vidrine Family. One of the great joys during this 275th anniversary of Jean Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines’ departure from France and arrival in LA has been to offer Holy Mass praying for
Thanks to all for a tremendous Vidrine Family Reunion for the 275th Anniversary!!! It was the most well attended one so far! The Ville Platte Civic Center was filled with Vidrine descendants from Ville Platte and the surrounding area, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Texas, Tennessee, California, Washington (State)
——————————————————— The Reunion T-shirts have been ordered. Some extras in the various sizes were also ordered and will be available at the Reunion. This is the image (click to enlarge): Photos from the Reunion on Saturday, October 28, 2017 are here:
275th Anniversary – The Life of Alcin Vidrine By Mardell Sibley The following is a sketch of the life of my second great grandfather, Alcin Vidrine. Alcin was born in Old Grand Prairie on October 21, 1845, the tenth child born to Antoine VIdrine and Josephine Ortego (Antoine’s second wife).
This is a presentation I gave this morning to the Evangeline Genealogical and Historical Society in Ville Platte about the 275th Anniversary of Jean Baptiste Lapaise de Védrines’ Departure from France and Arrival in LA. Unfortunately, the text and photos are backwards because of the live video capture on the