Interesting Things

By Ray L. Bellande

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Alves Family

PETER ALVES

Peter Alves (1863-1939) was born in Louisiana on December 11, 1863, the son of Peter Alves and Elizabeth Supass.  He married Angelina Trasierra (1876-1957), the daughter of Manuel Trasierra and Emily Numberg (1848-1924) at New Orleans on June 22, 1891.  Angelina was born at New Orleans and her parents were from Mexico and Texas respectively.  Their children were: August George Alves (1893-1959), Charles Alves(1896-1971), Jennie Alves Tillman (1898-1980), Bertha Alves Gerosa Churchill Thomas (1901?-1980+), Joseph Alves (1903-1953), Alma Alves Olier (1907-1987), and Wilhemina Alves West(1910-2005).

 

The Peter Alves family arrived at Biloxi circa 1910, probably from New Orleans.  In 1920, Peter Alves was sick and not working.  Angelina was an oyster shucker in a canning plant. They lived on Myrtle Street at Point Cadet in a domicile adjacent to the Joseph A. Toche (1872-1960) family.                                                                

 
 
AUGUST G. ALVES
August George Alves (1893-1959) was born December 23, 1893.  He married Lola Daniels (1898-1940).  Children: August G. Alves II (1915-1979), Lola Claire Alves (1918-1919), Joyce Alves Nocora, and Rita Alves Oliver.  He died on March 15, 1959 while she expired on November 11, 1940.  Buried Biloxi City Cemetery.
 
 
August G. Alves II
August G. “Ducky” Alves II (1915-1979) married Phala Louise Vierling (1921-1978).  Their children: August G. Alves III, Kay A. Braun DeSilvey, and Kevin Alves.  In 1958, August G. Alves is making his livelihood as a ship captain and living at 120 West End Homes in Biloxi.    
 
 
August G. Alves  III
 
Kay C. Alves
 
Kay A. Claire Alves (b. 1939) married Robert E. Braun (b. 1942), the son of Russell Braun and Louise Ruiz, at Pascagoula in April 1963.  He was a water ski instructor and bartender.(JXCO, Ms. MRB 103, p. 204)
 

 

 

Kevin Vincent Alves (b. 1948) the son of August G. Alves II (1915-1979) and Phala Louise Vierling (1921-1978).  Grew up at 27 Holcomb Boulevard.  Joined USAF and while a serviceman, he married Lynn Belle Speed (b. 1950), the daughter of Alfred Luke Speed (19-1997) and Irene Martin (1913-2015), at Ocean Springs in August 1968.(JXCO, Ms, Circuit Court MRB 111, p. 157) 

 

Appointed police chief in 1983 and served in this capacity until 1989.  Elected Mayor of Ocean Springs in 1989 and 1993.

 

Kevin Vincent Alves married Lynn Belle Speed (b. 1950), the daughter of Alfred Speed and Irene Martin, in August 1968.
 

Children: Kevin V. Alves II (b. 1975) and Shannon Lyn Alves (b. 1972?) married Mark Andrew Williams (b. 1969?), the son of Albert L. Williams (1927-2000) and Norma Williams of Ocean Springs, on November 27, 2004 in Biloxi.(JXCO, Ms. MRB 111, p. 157 and The Ocean Springs Record, October 28, 2004, p. A6)

                                                                              

Joyce Alves Nocora

 

 Rita Alves Oliver

Rita married William Oliver.  They had a daughter, Chi Chi Joyce Oliver (1940-1940) who expired as an infant on May 23, 1940.  Buried Biloxi City Cemetery.
                                           

 
CHARLES P. ALVES
Charles Peter Alves (1896-1971) was born at New Orleans on November 17, 1896.  He married Adele Marie Primeaux (1903-1975) a native of Erath, Louisiana.  She was the daughter of Dupre Primeaux and Octavia Duplantis.  They resided at 302 Rose Street in Biloxi where he worked as a fisherman.   They had a son, Henry G. Alves (1920-1992), and four daughters: Irene Alves (1924-1924); Vivian A. Cellucci, Donna A. Flores, June A. Palumbo, Gloria A. Landry, and Mary A. Williamson.  Charles Alves expired in July 1971.  His remains were interred at the Biloxi City Cemetery.(The Daily Herald, August 1, 1971, p. 2)
 
 
Henry G. Alves (1920-1992)

Henry G. Alves, called Bubba” was born at Biloxi on November 22, 1920.  He made his livelihood as a marine salesman.  Henry never married.  During WW II, he served in the U.S. Navy.  Henry G. Alves expired at Gulfport, Mississippi on November 12, 1992.  His remains were interred in the Biloxi City Cemetery.(The Daily Herald, November 14, 1992, p. A-2)                                           

 
JENNIE ALVES 
Jennie “Honey” Alves (898-1980) was born on November 22, 1898, at New Orleans.  She married John William Tillman.  Member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in North Biloxi. Her family was: Lionel Pete Tillman, Frank Tillman, Norma T. Rhodes, Rita T. McMillan, June T. Cannette, Shirley T. Mallette, and Joyce T. Merritt.  She expired on January 26, 1980.  Buried Biloxi Cemetery.(The Daily Herald, January 28, 1980, p. A-2)

 

 
BERTHA ALVES
Bertha Alves (1901?-1980+) married a Mr. Gerosa.  On December 21, 1921, she married Henry T. Churchill (1897 or 1900-1931), the son of Henry Frank Churchill and Mary Collins.  Henry was born at Redmonville, Mississippi.  He expired at Breton Island, Louisiana on May 15, 1931, while at crewman on the Willomena, a Biloxi fishing boat owned by Marco Skrmetta (1889-1959).  Henry was buried in the Alves family plot in the Biloxi City Cemetery.  He was survived by a son, Henry Churchill.(The Daily Herald, May 16, 1931, p. 2)
 
 
JOSEPH ALVES
Joseph “Joe” Alves (1903-1953) was born at New Orleans.  He married Mable Marie Tauzin (1907-2004), a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, and the daughter of Emile Tauzin and Angela Borrell. (HARCO, Ms. MRB 36, p. 35).  

 

Joseph Alves passed on October 19, 1953, and was buried in the Biloxi Cemetery.  They were the parents of Raphael “Ray” P. Alves (1926-1988), Edmonia “Mona” Alves Sorci, Daniel Joseph Alves, and Helen Alves Wadja.  Sometime before 1918, young Joe Alves was injured while working for the Sea Food Company on Point Cadet in Biloxi, Mississippi.  While unloading an oyster schooner at the factory, Alves fell through a hole in the wharf and suffered bodily harm for which litigation was brought against the Sea Food Company.  In February 1918, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the lower courts decision in favor of Alves against the defendant.(The Daily Herald, February 26, 1918, p. 1)
 

 

Mable T. Alves worked at the Dejean Packing Company in 1958, while residing at 260 Miramar Avenue in Biloxi. She expired at Ocean Springs on May 27, 2004.  Buried in the Biloxi City Cemetery.(The Sun Herald, May 29, 2004, p. A-8)

       

Raphael P. Alves
 

Raphael “Ray and Ralph” P. Alves (1926-1988), called Ralph, was born at Biloxi on October 25, 1926.  He married Willine Wright.  They were the parents of Joyce Alves Von Heeder of Sealy, Texas.   In 1958, he was a fisherman employed with the Moore Seafood Company and residing with his mother.  At the time of his demise on August 30, 1988, in Houston, Texas, Raphael P. Alves was a maintenance technician for a food equipment company.  His corporal remains were sent to the Biloxi City Cemetery for burial.(The Daily Herald, September 2, 1988, p. A-4)
 

 

Edmonia “Mona” Alves
Edmonia “Mona” Alves married John B. Sorci, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvdore Sorci, of San Jose, California on July 1, 1950, at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Biloxi, Mississippi. At the time of her mother’s death in 2004, she was residing at San Jose, California.  No children?(The Daily Herald, June 29, 1950, p. 8)
 

 

Daniel Joseph Alves
 

Daniel Joseph “Buddy” Alves married June Mildred Kelty in Biloxi in January 1949.   They were residents of Houston, Texas in August 1988.  Children: John, Ray, and Gail Alves.  Buddy expired before May 2004.(The Daily Herald, January 17, 1949, p. 2)
 

 

Helen Alves
 

Helen Alves married Wadja.  Children: Anthony, John, Eugene, Jeanne W. Dykraff.
 
                                           

ALMA ALVES
Alma Alves (1907-1987) was born July 8, 1907.  She married Voorhis Louis Olier.  They had a son, Voorhis L. Olier II (1928-1948), who died on April 25, 1948.  Alma expired in September 1987. 
                                            
 
WILHEMINA ALVES
Wilhemina Alves (1910-2005) was born April 8, 1910.  She was married to Houston West (1908-1997). He expired September 12, 1997.  They were the parents of: Phyllis W. Spataro; Ralph West; and Hollis West.  Mrs. West expired at Biloxi, Mississippi on September 30, 2005.  Her corporal remains were interred in the Biloxi City Cemetery.(The Sun Herald, October 4, 2005, p. A6)
 

REFERENCES:
 

The Daily Herald, “New damage suits are filed”, February 17, 1917.

The Daily Herald, “Court takes adjourment”, May 12, 1918.
The Daily Herald, “Damage suits in Circuit Court”, November 27, 1917.
The Daily Herald, “Peter Alves given verdict for $2500”, November 28, 1917.
The Daily Herald, “Motions granted for new trials”, December 17, 1917.
The Daily Herald, “Sad occurrence in early morning", October 11, 1919. 
The Daily Herald, “Biloxi Youth Wins His Suit”, February 26, 1918.
The Daily Herald, “Churchill-Gerosa”, December 21, 1921.
The Daily Herald, “Fisherman Dies Suddenly”, May 16, 1931.
The Daily Herald, “Alves-Kelty”, January 17, 1949.
The Daily Herald, “Miss Mona Alves”, June 29, 1950.
The Daily Herald, “Charles Pete Alves”, August 1, 1971.
The Daily Herald, “Raphael P. Alves”, September 2, 1988.
The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Jennie A. Tillman”, January 28, 1980.
The Daily Herald, “Henry G. ‘Bubba’ Alves”, November 14, 1992.
The Ocean Springs News, “Jennie Alves Tillman”, January 1980.
The Ocean Springs Record, “Williams and Alves honored by VFW", May 6, 1976, p. 14.
The Ocean Springs Record, “Alves Named Ocean Springs Chief of Police”, February 10, 1983.
The Ocean Springs Record, “New chief assumes duties”, February 17, 1983.
The Ocean Springs Record, “First Family”, June 22, 1989.
The Ocean Springs Record, “Alves-Williams", October 28, 2004, p. A6.
The Sun Herald, “Mabel Marie Tauzin”, May 29, 2004.
The Sun Herald, "Mrs. Wilhemina West", October 4, 2005, p. A6.
The Sun Herald, "Alfred Luke Speed", November 22, 1997.
The Sun Herald, "Irene Martin Speed", November 28, 2013.