Lydia and Eva Simien

Lydia (Simien) St. Andrew and her older son Chris St. Andrew
Allen and Chris St. Andrew
Eva "LaFille" (Simien) Boudreaux
Dallis and Lee Boudreaux
According to the 1920 census - Lydia Simia (Simien) St. Andrew-age 27 was head of household and had three children: Chris [St.] Andrew-age 14, Allen [St.] Andrew-age 11, and Carrie [St.] Andrew-age 6. Lydia's occupation is given as washer.

Comments from Paul Martel - Lydia Simien was the sister of Eva Semien. They had another sister named Elizabeth and two brothers Joe and Simon Simien. Joe Simien was married to Emily "Bum" Pitre. She was originally a Renaud and had a brother named Goldman.

Carrie St. Andrew married Edward Mouton and was the mother of Edward Jr.(Sonny), Clyde, Charles Nary, Chris, Michael, Vera, Joyce, and Ann Mouton. Mary (Boudreaux) and Carrie were very close, almost like sisters. Carrie's children called Mary "Nan" and also "Timmay".

Lester and Mary Boudreaux
Elizabeth Simien - sister of Eva and Lydia
According to the 1920 Census, Eva Simien-Boudreaux-age 30 (actually 35 - born in 1885-see baptismal certificate) was the head of household and the mother of Lee Boudreaux-age10, Dallis (Dailas) Boudreaux-age 8, Mary Timmay (Tammie) Boudreaux-age 4 (born Aug. 21, 1916), and Lester Boudreaux- age 6.

Comments from Paul Martel: My mom told me that her Aunt Lydia washed clothes at a prostitution house which was located behind Mount Olive Baptist Church. Mom told me that there were a lot of prostitution houses on Market street at that time.
One day mom was sitting along the side of the road on Market Street making mud pies and cakes (she commented with a smile that from an early age she was interested in cooking). All of a sudden a mad dog came along and bit her. She was taken to the doctor who determined that she would have to be treated for rabies. In those days the only place you could go for the painful treatment was in New Orleans.
Fortunately, grandma (Eva) knew some people who could take her daughter. They were white and the family name was Fontenot. After a long absence from home and a successful treatment for rabies, she was finally taken back home to her mother, and she told her in French (all she spoke) Mom why did you leave me there so long?

Mom told me that her name "Timmay" or "Timmie" was given to her by her father Willie Boudreaux who worked on the railroad. She told me he had a sister by that name (or similar to it). The name Tammie in the census is probably a misspelling of Timmay or Timmie. Anyway that's what people called her, Miss Timmie or Timmay. No one ever called her Tammie. I remember that whenever my grandmother would be about to leave our house after visiting, she would say, "Ma (like ending of grandma) gone Timmay." She always called her daughter Timmay.