I now think that Ernest parents were Michael Becnel & Amelia Faucheaux. They were all listed on the 1900 & 1910 census records in St. John the Baptist. LA.
Estrella was Ernest older sister, who married Duffy Gaudin.
Ernest's mother (widow, Michael died in 1929). & some of his sibs were in New Orleans in 1930 but, I can't seem to find any of these people on the 1920 census records!
any help with this would be greatly appreciated.