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Catchot Family

CATCHOT FAMILY of BILOXI and BAY ST. LOUIS

THE CATCHOTS* OF MENORCA

*The Bishops of Mahon, Menorca, Spain, when exposed to the foreign name, Catchot, which was rare to them, became confused.  They came to write Catchot in eight different spellings:  Cachot, Cachote, Cacioto, Catxot, Catxoto, Catxoto, Caxatolo, and finally Catchot.

Antonio Catchot , of the Island of Malta, married Teresa Andervet (also spelled: Andrevet).  The said spouses lived in the middle of the 18th Century.  Francisco Catchot Andervet, the son of Antonio Catchot of Malta, came to Menorca about the year 1780.  This was during the Second Domination of Menorca by the English.  He settled at Mahon on the southeast coast of the island.  On May 5, 1781, he married Jeronima Neto Fontcoberta, the daughter of Jose and Angela.  Jeronima died on June 28, 1795.  The widower, Francisco Catchot, married a second time.  His bride was Margarita Morla Garcias, the daughter of Nicolas and Esperanza.  The wedding took place on August 6, 1795.   We find in Mahon the following children: 1. Teresa Catchot Neto (b. 2-23-1782); 2. Angela Catchot Neto (b. 2-13-1784); 3. Jeronima Catchot Neto (b. 10-5-1786); 4. Antonio Catchot Neto (b. 4-9-1788);  5. Jose' Catchot  Neto, was probably born outside of Mahon.  He was the husband of Eulalia Derany (also spelled Darany and Daran) Balduch, the daughter of Juan and Juana. Juan Derany was from Venice and in other documents it states he is from Corsica and Trieste.  Jose Catchot continued the first branch.  The children of the second marriage are as follows: 6. Nicolas Catchot Morla (b. 12-21-1797); 7. Maria Catchot Morla' (b. 1-8-1800); 8. Esperanza Catchot Morla' (b. 11-4-1801).  She married Juan Semidel Planas, son of Federico and  Maria; 9. Magdalena Catchot  Morla (9-27-1803); 10. Antonio Catchot Morla.  Did not encounter his baptism in Mahon.  He married Magdalena Taltavull Guivernau, the daughter of Jose' and Apolonia.  Antonio Catchot Morla' is the trunk of the second branch of the Catchot Family in Menorca. 11. Francisco Catchot Morla' was born outside of Mahon.  He married Teresa Portella Ruiz on May 23, 1829.  She was the daughter of Jose' and Margarita.  He makes the trunk of the Third Branch of the Catchot Family in Menorca.

First Branch of the Catchots in Menorca.

Children of  Jose' Catchot Neto and Eulalia Derany Balduch.  1. Maria Micaela Catchot Derany (b. 9-13-1821);  2.  Jose' Catchot Derany (b. 12-9-1823), USA circa 1842;  3.  Juan Catchot Derany (b. 3-5-1826); 4.  Antonio Catchot Derany (b. 9-5-1828), USA circa 1850; 5.  Juana Catchot Derany (b. 9-7-1830); 6.  Margarita Catchot Derany (b. 11-30-1833); 7.  Arnaldo Catchot Derany (b. 3-19-1836), USA circa 1850

Second Branch of Catchots in Menorca

Children of Antonio Catchot Morla and Margarita Taltavull Guivernau: 1.  Francisco Catchot Taltavull (b. 7-27-1822); 2.  Apolinia Catchot Taltavull (b. 11-7-1824); 3.  Esperanza Catchot Taltavull (b. 11-13-1826 ); 4.  Jose Catchot Taltavull (b. 5-23-1828); 5.  Antonio Catchot Taltavull (b. 8-11-1830) 6.  Margarita Catchot Taltavull (b. 9-4-1832); 7.  Maria Catchot Taltavull (b. 12-15-1834); 8.  Esperanza Catchot Taltavull (b. 7-1-1836)

Third Branch of Catchots in Menorca.

Children of Francisco Catchot Morla and Teresa Portella Ruiz: 1. Maria Magdalena Catchot Portella (b. 9-26-1830); 2. Margarita Catchot Portella (b. 8-6-1832); 3.  Francisco CatchotPortella; 4.  Teresa Catchot Portella (b. 10-14-1836).  All of these at the Parish of Santa Maria at the city of Mahon.

Translated by Maria Carolina Bargas in October 1991 at Ocean Springs, Mississippi for Ray L. Bellande.

BILOXI

The Catchot family at Biloxi, Mississippi had its origins with Joseph Catchot (1848-1913) and Marry [Marie] Fayard (1850-1929), the daughter of Albert Fayard and and Michelle Favre, natives of Hancock County, Mississippi.  Joseph Catchot was born, the son of Joseph Catchot and Rose Tudury, on Menorca, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain.  It appears that Joseph Catchot settled at Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi in the late1860s.  Joseph Catchot and Mary Fayard married at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on May 20, 1870.(Lepre, 1995, p. 72)

The children ofJoseph Catchot and Marie Fayard were:Joseph Albert Catchot (1871-1915) m. Emily Fayard (1867-1920); Mary Septima Catchot (1872-); Anthony Cladius Catchot (1875-1933) m. Antonia Ferrer (1876-1960) and Agnes Moss (1894-19); Rosa Ninete Catchot (1877-1924) m. John Joseph Marion (1875-1936+); Josephine Catchot; Mary A. Catchot; Miguel Catchot m. Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Kachler (1874-pre-1904).          

Joseph Catchot passed in his sleep on October 15, 1913.  At this time, he was the cook aboard Sailor’s Joy, a fishing boat, anchored off Shell Beach, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.  Mr. Catchot resided at 321 East Washington Avenue in Biloxi.  He was survived by seven children and a brother at Ocean Springs.(The Daily Herald, October 17, 1913, p. 1)

Mary Fayard Catchot died February 12, 1929.

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

Journals

The Daily Herald, “Slept all night by dead boatman [Joseph Catchot] died last night”, October 17, 1913.

 

CHILDREN

J. ALBERT CATCHOT

Joseph Albert Catchot(1871-1915), known as Albert Catchot, was born on 1871 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  He married Emily Fayard (1867-1920).  Children: Juliette Catchot (1890-1909); Mollie Marie Catchot (1893-1950) m. Peter Joseph Gill (1888-1971): Annie Vivian ‘Beashie’ Catchot (1894) m. Edwin Louis Meaut (18   -); Laura Leona ‘Nootsie’ Catchot (1900-1925); and Albert Lawrence ‘Mack’ Catchot (1901-1963) m. Edith M. Mikkelson (1901-1964).

Biloxi

Albert Catchot and family relocated from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1905.  Here he worked as a motorman for the Mississippi Coast Traction Company.  He left this organization in May 1909 and went to work for H.T. Greaves in the Central Market of Biloxi.(The Daily Herald, May 8, 1909, p. 8)

Albert Catchot expired at Mobile, Alabama on April 21, 1915 from heart failure.  Albert had been in the oyster business in Alabama since 1911.  Albert had formerly worked for the Gulfport & Mississippi Coast Traction Company.  Mr. Catchot’s corporal remains were interred in the Old Biloxi Cemetery.  Emily F. Catchot died on December 7, 1920 at 423 Water Street, the residence of P.J. Gill, her son-in-law.

CHILDREN

Juliette E.L. Catchot

Juliette Eunice Lucille Catchot(1890-1909), called Juliet, was born July 14, 1890 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She was educated at St. Joseph’s Academy also in Bay St. Louis and came to Biloxi, Mississippi with her family circa 1905.  Juliet contracted pneumonia and after a lengthy and courageous battle with this malady expired at the family home at 438 Copp Street on August 10, 1909.  Her funeral was attended by out of town guests: Henry French-Mobile; Aline Bermond and Mrs. Octave Fayard-Bay St. Louis; and Mrs. French-Pass Christian.(Lepre, 1995, p. 73 and The Daily Herald, August 11, 1909, p. 4)

Mollie J. Catchot

Mollie Julia Catchot (1893-1950) was born March 14, 1893 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She married Peter Joseph Gill (1888-1971).  They were the parents of: Peter Joseph Gill Jr. (1913-1998) m. Rita Norma Jeluisich (1920-1999); Marie Lucille Gill (1917-1961) m. ?; Julliette Elizabeth Gill (1918-1986) m. George Patrick  Ahern (1912-1947); William F. Gill (1922) m. Ester Griffin; Laura Jane Gill (1925) m. Roland Paul Meaut (1927); Mollie Theresa Gill (1929) m. Donald Gregory (1929-1982); Natalie Ann Gill (1927) m. Lowell Willmon (1928-2008) and Harold Langlinais (1934-1972); Charles A. Gill (1924-2002) m. Marjorie E. Luhman (1925-2011); Shirly Mae Gill (1935-2011) m. Louis Pennington Helm.(1933-2010).(Lepre, 1995, p. 73)

Anna V. Catchot

Anna Vivian Catchot(1895-19) was born October 4, 1895 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  She married Edwin Louis Meaut on May 14, 1914.  In 1930, the family was domicled at 439 Copp Street in Biloxi, Mississippi where Mr. Meaut made his livelihood as a newspaper agent.  Children: Edwin Louis Meaut Jr. (1914-1966); Lt. Colonel Bermond J. Meaut (1917-2010) m. Mary Ellen Mon (1921-2004); and Emily Vivian Meaut (1924) m. Louis Warren Demoruelle (1920-1989).(Lepre, 1995, p. 72 and 1930 Harrison Co., Mississippi Federal Census 1146, p. 3B, ED 2)

Laura L. Catchot

Laura Leonie Catchot (1900-1925) was born on January 26, 1899 at Bay St. Louis.  Her tombstone indicates that she was born January 23, 1900.  At Biloxi, Laura had been an employee of Quint’s Drug Store since 1922 and was domiciled with Edwin Meaut, her brother-in-law, and his family.  Miss Catchot had been ill for about two months before her demise in the Biloxi City Hospital on August 4, 1925.  Her corporal remains were interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.(Lepre, 1995, p. 73 and The Daily Herald, August 4, 1925, p. 3)

Albert L. Catchot

Albert Lawrence Catchot (1901-1963), called Mack, was born on December 28, 1901 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  On February 26, 1922 in Biloxi, Mississippi, he married Edith M. Mikkelson (1901-1964), a native of Rhinelander, Wisconsin and the daughter of Hans Edward Mikkelson (1876-1956) and Ida Mae Sauders (1876-1962).  Their children were: Albert L. Catchot II (1923-1923); Dorothy Catchot (1925); Edith Catchot (1930) m. William C. Brown (1913-1993); Jerry Lawrence Catchot (1931); Harold James Catchot (1934-2003); and Patricia Anne Catchot (1939-1985).  All of their children were born at Laurel, Mississippi except the last child who arrived in Lake City, South Carolina.(The Daily Herald, February 27, 1922, p. 4 and Edie Catchot Brown, Sacramento, California)

Mack Catchot owned a lumberyard and was a building contractor.  He died at Orangevale, California on August 2, 1963.  Edith M. Catchot expired at Orangevale on April 14, 1964.  Their corporal remains are interred in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Sacramento, California.

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

The Daily Herald, “City News”, May 8, 1909.

The Daily Herald, “Death of Miss (Juliet) Catchot”, August 11, 1909.

The Daily Herald, “Catchot-Mikkelson”, February 27, 1922.

The Daily Herald, “Miss Catchot [Laura] laid to rest”, August 4, 1925.

The Sun Herald, “Shirley Mae [Gill] Helm, November 23, 2011.

Personal Communications

Edith Brown Catchot-August 1990.

MARY S. CATCHOT

Mary Septima Catchot was born August 17, 1872 at Bay St. Louis.(Lepre, 1995, p.  

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

The Daily Herald, “”,

The Daily Herald, “”,

ANTHONY C. CATCHOT

Anthony Cladius Catchot (1875-1933) was born April 4, 1875 at Bay St. Louis.  He married Antonia Ferrer (1876-1960), a native of New Orleans and the daughter of Gabriel Ferrer (1835-1881) and Dolores Rodrigues on September 21, 1895 in Harrison County, Mississippi.  She was born in the Crescent City on December 31, 1876.(NOLA Birth Bk. 71, p. 203 and Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 10, p. 374) 

Children: Eura Dolores Catchot (1897-1957) m. John Bertucci (1895-19); Bernice Catchot (1900-19  ) m. Salvador J. Bertucci (1892-1990); Edwin Anthony Catchot (1904-1976)  m. Azalie ‘Lettie’ Weems (1905-1989); and Harold Miguel Catchot (1908-1980) m. Mathile Saucier (1916-1987).(Lepre, 1995, p. 73 and )

Antonia Ferrer was born December 31, 1876.  She expired at Biloxi on July 26, 1960.

 

CHILDREN

 

Eura D. Catchot

Eura D. Catchot (1897-1957) was born September 24, 1897.  On December 28, 1915, she married John J. Bertucci (1895-1974), the son of Frank Bertucci (1859-19    ), an Italian immigrant, and Caroline Agnes Battafora (1867-1918), native of NOLA, and the daughter of Robert Battafora (1836-1875) and Caroline LaRose Batfourro [Battafora] Bertucci (1837-1910).(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 12, p. 496 and The Daily Herald, December 29, 1915, p. 6). 

John J. Bertucci was the manager of the Bertucci Produce Company.

Eura Catchot and John J. Bertucci divorced circa 1932 and she never remarried.  In June  John J. Bertucci married .(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB , p. )

Eura D. Catchot expired on December 12, 1957 at Biloxi, Mississippi.  Her corporal remains were interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.

Bertucci-Battafora family

Frank Bertucci (1859-19    ), an 1865 Italian immigrant, and Caroline Agnes Battafora (1867-1918), a native of NOLA, were the progenitors of the large Bertucci family of Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.  They married at NOLA on June 3, 1882.  Caroline A. Battafora’s parents were also Italian immigrants.  The family name because of it many vowels has also been spelled as: Batafora, Battefora, Battafora, Battiforea, Battefore, Batfourro, and may have eventually changed to Batteford circa 1930.(NOLA MRB 9, p. 348)

Caroline Battafora Bertucci had a least four siblings: Joseph Placide Battafora (1859-1933) m. Jeanette Tasso (1864-1944); John B. Battafora; Mary Battafora (1880-1910+) m. Hermogene Joseph Lizana (1875-1944); and Lena Battafora (1878-19) m. Joseph Randazzo (1883-1936). 

Caroline LaRose Battafora, Caroline B. Bertucci’s widowed mother, married Antonio Bertucci (1848-1937), also an Italian immigrant, and the brother of Frank Bertucci (1859-19), at New Orleans on .  Children: John Bertucci (1876-) ; Lena [born Bartola,] Bertucci (1878-19) m. Joseph Randazzo (1883-1936); and Mary [born Marianna] Bertucci (1879-) m. Hermogene Joseph Lizana (1875-1944). 

Joseph P. Battafora (1859-1933) married Jennie Tasso (1864-1944).  He was a fireman at New Orleans with the Jackson Steam Fire Company No. 18.  He acquired a lot on the east side of Lameuse Street at Biloxi in January 1917.

Frank Bertucci relocated the Bertucci family to Biloxi from NOLA before 1900.  In 1900, the Frank Bertucci family was domiciled on Washington Street.  Frank and Caroline B. Bertucci were the parents of six children: Bertha B. Fayard (1884-1985) m. Frank Fayard; Katie B. Robinson (1884-19  ) m. John Robinson; Robert Bertucci (1890-1974) m. Irma Nain; Frank Emmanuel Bertucci (1891-1981); and John J. Bertucci (1895-1974) m. Eura D. Catchot (1897-1957) and .

Caroline Battafora Bertucci died at Biloxi, Mississippi on March 19, 1918 at her home at 419 Delauney Street.  At NOLA, she was survived by two brothers, Joseph P. Battafora (1859-1933) and John Battafora.  Joseph P. Battafora married Jennie Tasso (1864-1944).  He was a fireman at New Orleans.  He bought a lot on the east side of Lameuse Street at Biloxi in January 1917.              

Bernice M. Catchot

Bernice Marie Catchot (1900-1988) was born January 25, 1900.  On December 8, 1915, she married Salvador Joseph Bertucci (1892-1990), the son of Frank Bertucci (1859-19    ) an Italian immigrant, and Caroline Agnes Batafora (1867-1918), native of NOLA.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 12, p. 476 and The Daily Herald, December 9, 1915, p. 6). 

Salvador J. Bertucci was born February 22, 1892 at Birmingham, Alabama.  His father had relocated the Bertucci family to Biloxi before 1900 as the Bertucci family was domiciled on Washington Street at this time.  Salvador J. Bertucci and Bernice Catchot were the parents of six children:  Caroline Agnes Bertucci (1918-2011) m. George Ralph Duncan (1911-1987) in December 1941; Bernice 'Sis’ Antonia Bertucci (1920-1999) m. Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Ingrassia Jr. (1918-1980) in August 1941; Dorothy [Dot]  Bertucci (1922-1993) m George W. Drennan Jr. in July 1945 and Larry Peck; Frank Emmanuel Bertucci (1924-2009) m. Ardeth M. Ryland  (1928-2003) in June 1948 ; and Salvador J. Bertucci Jr. (1926-1930+).

Edwin A. Catchot

Edwin A. Catchot (1904-1976) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on August 16, 1904.  On July 30, 1938, he married Azalie Weems (1905-1989), the daughter of Frederick Williams Weems (1875-1953), a native of Dauphin Island, Alabama, and Ellen Skinner (1884-1959), also an Alabaman.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 49, p. 91)

Frederick W. Weems and Ellen Skinner had married in Harrison County, Mississippi on June 25, 1902.  Mr. Weems was an oysterman and shrimper.  The family resided at 805 Oak Street.  Azalie’s siblings were: Arlete Weems (b.1904) m. Fred P. Micheal Jr. and Frederick W. Weeks Jr. (1907-1997) m. Bessie Thornton.(Harrison Co. Mississippi MRB 14, p. 20 and 1920 Harrison Co., Mississippi Federal Census T625_876, p. 3B, ED 39)

Edwin and Azalie Weems Catchot were the parents of Diane Catchot, a daughter.  She  married Anthony Glen Cothern Jr. (1916-1991): Anthony Glen Cothern m. Terri Lynn Armstrong in October 2001.    

Edwin A. Catchot died at Biloxi on October 31, 1976 and Azalie Weems Catchot expired at Biloxi, Mississippi on December 31, 1989.

Harold M. Catchot

Harold Miguel Catchot (1908-1980) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on January 24, 1908.  He married Mathile Frances Saucier (1916-1987) in Harrison County, Mississippi on June 2, 1940.  She was the daughter of Sydney P. Saucier (1876-1954), a native of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Frances Mantick (1884-1957), a native of Germany who immigrated to America in 1888.  Mr. Saucier made his living as a baker at Biloxi and the family was domiciled on Dorries Street.  He was born October 10, 1876, the son of Edouard Saucier and Mathilde Tudury,(1920 Harrison Co., Mississippi Federal Census T625_876, p. 11B, ED 39 and Lepre, 1995,  p. 329) 

Harold and Mathile were the parents of four children: Harold Salvador Catchot  (b. 1941) m. Carolyn Ann Manuel in September 1961; Edwin M. Catchot (b. 1942) m. Audrey Ann Franklin in December 1961; Donna Kay Catchot m. Robert L. Boney in August 1966 and Jerry Richard Guebard in January 1978; and Deborah Claire Catchot m. Thomas Paul Wallace in February 1969.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 51, p. 80, MRB Bk. 119, p. 574,  MRB 120, p. 413, MRB. 133, p. 7, 2nd JD MRB 16, p. 84; and 2nd JD MRB 1, p. 202)

Harold M. Catchot died at Biloxi, Mississippi in December 19, 1980.  Mathile F. Catchot passed on October 15, 1987.  Their corporal remains are interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.

2nd FAMILY

Agnes Moss

Anthony C. Catchot (1875-1933) married Agnes Moss (1894-19), the daughter of William A. Moss and Catherine Corbett (1862-1932) at NOLA on August 14, 1918.  From this union two children were born: George Catchot (1919-1982) and Grace Mary Catchot (1928-1999).(NOLA MRB 41, p. 435)

Jefferson Parish

CHILDREN

 

George Catchot

Grace M. Catchot

 Grace Mary Catchot (1928-1999) was born January 27, 1928 at Bucktown.  She married James Joseph Caruso (1920-1972).  Grace Mary was on the clerical staff of the Sewerage and Water Board.  She and James J. Caruso were the parents of Barry Caruso and Jill Caruso Terese.  Mary Grace Catchot died on September 16, 1999.

Anthony C. Catchot expired at New Orleans, Louisiana on April 12, 1933.  His corporal remains were interred in the Greenwood Cemetery at NOLA.

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

Chancery Court

Harrison County, Mississippi Chancery Court Cause No. 6018, “Irma Burtucci v. Robert Bertucci”-1919.

Harrison County, Mississippi Chancery Court Cause No. 7403, “Irma Bertucci v. Robert Bertucci”-1923.

Harrison County, Mississippi Chancery Court Cause No. 7440, “Eura Bertucci v. John Bertucci”-1923.

Harrison County, Mississippi Chancery Court Cause No. 8793, “Eura Bertucci v. John Bertucci”-1926.

Journals

The Daily Herald, “Bertucci-Catchot”, December 9, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Bertucci-Catchot”, December 29, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Deed recently filed for record”, January 26, 1917.

The Daily Herald, “A. Catchot dies”, April 17, 1933.

The Daily Herald, “Edwin A. Catchot”, November 1, 1976.

 

The Sun Herald, “Mrs. Mathile Catchot”, October 18, 1987.

The Sun Herald, “Mrs. Azalie Catchot”, January 2, 1990.

The Sun Herald, “Salvador Joseph Bertucci”, July 6, 1990.

The Sun Herald, “Anthony Glen Cothern Jr.”, November , 1991.

The Sun Herald, “Bernice Bertucci Ingrassi”, August 25, 1999.

The Sun Herald, “Mrs. Ardeth R. Bertucci”, May 27, 2003.

The Sun Herald, “Frank Emmaunel Bertucci”, July 9, 2009.

The Sun Herald, “Caroline Bertucci Duncan”, December 21, 2011.

 

The Times Picayune, “Mrs. C. Battefora [sic] is dead”, March 24, 1918. .

The Times Picayune, “Catherine Corbett Moss”, June 23, 1932.

The Times Picayune, “Anthony Catchot”, April 13, 1933.

The Times Picayune, “Battifforea”, September 10, 1933.

The Times Picayune, “James Joseph Caruso”, March 20, 1972.

The Times Picayune, “Mary Grace Catchot Caruso”, September 19, 1999.

 

ROSA N. CATCHOT

 Rosa Ninete or Beneta Catchot (1877-1924) was born at Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi on October 6, 1877.  On November 12, 1894 at Biloxi, Harrison Co., Mississippi, she married John Joseph ‘Brother’ Marion (1875-1936+), the son of John Marion (1830-1890), a Spanish immigrant, and the son of Joseph Marion and Maria Vica, and Emelie Fayard Marsan (1829-1915), the daughter of Jacque Fayard and Gertrude Ryan and the widow of Alexis Marsan (1824-1869), a French immigrant, who made his livelihood at Biloxi as a butcher, on November 12, 1894 at Biloxi, Harrison Co., Mississippi.( MRB Lepre, Vol. II, 1995, p. 134 and p. 141)   

J.J. Marion and Rosa B. Catchot were the parents of: Andrew J. Marion (1895-1936); Agnes E. Marion Entrekin (1896-1930+); Irene M. Collins (1897-1943); Edward U. Marion (1899-1934); Rose Marion Ladnier (1904-1930+); and Ralph Marion (1907-1984). 

Rose C. Marion died at her home at 339 Nixon Street in Biloxi on June 12, 1924.  She was survived by Marie Fayard Catchot, her mother; Antony C. Catchot (1875-1933) and Edgar Catchot (1894-1920+), her brothers domiciled at NOLA; and Robert F. Catchot (1889-1941) of Biloxi.(The Daily Herald, June 12, 1924, p. 3)

 

CHILDREN

Andrew J. Marion

Andrew Joseph ‘Son’ Marion (1895-1936) was born March 15, 1896.  He married Frances Isabell Stafford (1896-1985), the daughter of Marion Stafford (1871-1943) and Madeline Dean (1877-pre 1910+), on November 29, 1915.  The family resided at 209 Maple Street on Point Cadet, Andrew made his livelihood as the manager of a automobile service station, but at the time of his demise he was employed with Kimbrough & Quints drugstore.  Frances and Andrew had two sons born at Biloxi his untimely death on April 1, 1936: Rayford Joseph Marion (1917-1979); and Ronald Andrew Marion (1930-2011) m. Geraldine Hughes and Martha Brooks, the daughter of Coyt Brooks and Moddie Brooks.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 27, p. 461 and The Daily Herald, April 2, 1936 and The Sun Herald, November 18, 2011)

Ronald Andrew Marion and Geraldine Hughes had a son, Ronald Andrew Marion II, who married Melissa Jaynell Schloegel on April 29, 1989 at N.B.V.M.  Their daughter, Anna Frances Marion married David Albritton.(Harrison Co. Mississippi MRB 185, p. 102)

After the death of his spouse, Marion Stafford married Kate Hammond (1887-1913) in March 1910.  Riley Stafford (1839-1904), his father and native of Meridian, Mississippi expired at Biloxi on May 21, 1904.  Frances Stafford Marion married Leo V. Edwards in June 1947. (Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 21, p. 437  MRB 74, p. 557 and The Biloxi Herald, May 21, 1904, p. 8)

Agnes E. Marion

Agnes Emma Marion was born May 31, 1896.  She married Walter E. Entrekin (1897-1930+), native of Alabama, on July 2, 1916.  In 1920 at Biloxi, they lived on Copp Street and Walter worked at a shipyard as a riveter.  Circa 1926, the family relocated to Mobile, Alabama where Walter was employed as an engineer for a railroad.  They were the parents of: Juliette E. Entrekin (1916-2006) m. Lt. j.g. William J. Dohm and William C. Rampenthal; Marian C. Entrekin (1919-1930+); Mildred E. Entrekin (1920-1930+); and Walter E. Entrekin II (1925-2005), a Birmingham, Alabama architect, m. Daphine Warhurst.  The corporal remains of this family appear to have been interred at the Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, Alabama. Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 29, p. 68)

Irene M. Marion

Irene Mary Marion (1897-1943) was born on December 30, 1897.  She married George J. Collins (1891-1968), native of NOLA and Biloxi building contractor, on April 12, 1914.  They lived on Benachi Avenue and reared two children: George J. Collins II and Irene M. Collins m. Walker F. Tucei (1918-2000).  Irene M. Collins expired on December 22, 1943.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 25, p. 585)

Edward U. Marion

Edward Ulysses ‘Billie and Buddy’ Marion (1899-1934) was born October 6, 1899.  He married Harriet Oleva Baker (1902-1936+), the daughter of Joseph Baker (1865-1956) and Margaret Wilson (1862-1920), on August 6, 1918.  Edward made his livelihood as bakery truck driver.  He had worked for the Biloxi Bakery, L&N and Electric Bakeries.  Since 1927, Buddy Marion had been employed with the Ellzey Bakery.  The family was domiciled on East Howard Avenue where they reared Mercedes Marion (1920-1930+), a daughter, who was born on March 27, 1920.  Edward expired at the Biloxi Hospital on September 8, 1934, after an attack of appendicitis.  Harriet Baker Marion married James H. Ford June 28, 1936.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 30, p. 282 and MRB  47, p. 109 and The Daily Herald, September 8, 1934, p. 10)

Rosa Marion

Rosa Marion was born in 1904.  She married George Ladnier (1903-1971) in Harrison County, Mississippi on May 19, 1923.  By 1930, they had relocated to Herron Bay, Mobile County, Alabama where George was an oyster fisherman.  At this time, they were the parents of: Joseph L. Ladnier (1926-1988); Rosemary Ladnier (1927-1930+); and Irene Ladnier (1928-1930+).  It appears that this family remained in the Bayou La Batre area of Mobile County, Alabama.( Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 35, p. 110)

Ralph Marion

Ralph Marion (1907-1984) was born December 15, 1907.  He married Ophelia Sperivich (1906-1981) on November 21, 1926.  In 1930, Ralph and Ophelia Marion lived on Washington Street at Biloxi.  He was employed by a paving company as a brick mason.  Ralph died at Biloxi, Mississippi in December 1984.  Ophelia preceded him in death expiring in June 1981.(The Daily Herald, December 19, 1907, p. 2 and November 24, 1926, p. 1 and Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 38, p. 535)

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

Journals

The Biloxi Herald, “Local Happenings”, July 26, 1890.

The Biloxi Daily Herald,“Necrological-Riley Stafford”, May 21, 1904.

The Biloxi Daily Herald,“City News [birth of Ralph Marion], December 19, 1907.

The Daily Herald,“Necrology-Mrs. Josephine Goodier”, January 4, 1911.

The Daily Herald,“Old Biloxian [John Goodier] died early today”, March 11, 1913.

The Daily Herald,“Collins-Marion”, April 12, 1914, p. 2.

The Daily Herald, “Aged Biloxian [Emily Marion] died last night”, December 28, 1915.

The Daily Herald,“Marion-Entrekin”, July 3, 1916, p. 3.

The Daily Herald,“Marion-Thorn”, July 11, 1916, p. 4.

The Daily Herald,“Marion-Baker”, August 6, 1918, p. 3.

The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Aggregaard [sic] dead”, November 10, 1919.

The Daily Herald,“Ladnier-Marion”, May 22, 1923, p. 3.

The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Marion [Rosa Catchot Marion] died this morning”, June 12, 1924.

The Daily Herald,“Marion-Speririch”, November 24, 1926, p. 2.

The Daily Herald,“Betty Marion”, January 17, 1931, p. 2.

The Daily Herald,“Edward Marion dies”, September 8, 1934, p. 10.

The Daily Herald, “A.J. Marion dies”, April 2, 1936.

The Sun Herald, "Ronald Marion", November  , 2011, p. A  .

 

JOSEPHINE CATCHOT

Josephine Catchot was born July 3, 1878 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

 

MARY A. CATCHOT

Mary Antoinette Catchot (1879-) was born December 18, 1879 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.(Lepre, 1995, p. 193)

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

 

MIGUEL CATCHOT

Miguel Catchot(1882-1905) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on October 21, 1882.  He married Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Kachler (1874-pre-1904), the daughter of Lena Kachler Fayard Johnson (1854-1934), at NOLA on December 18, 1899.  They were married again at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on August 13, 1901.  They were the parents of three children:  Clarence Joseph Catchot (1900-1952); Clara Catchot (1903-1914); and Michael Earl Catchot.(Lepre, 1991, p. 55, NOLA MRB 21, p. 201, OLG Bk. 2, p. 83,  and The Daily Herald, March 27, 1905, p. 6)

Bay St. Louis

In 1900, Miguel and Lizzie K. Cathcot were domiciled at Bay St. Louis with Lena Kachler Fayard, her mother and the widow of Achille Fayard (1857-1895).  At this time, Miguel made his livelihood as a hack driver.  Lena had birthed children by this time and were alive.  Also living with her were two sons by Mr. Kachler and five children by Achille Fayard: Frank Koechler [Kachler] (1877-1940) m. Anice Fayard (1871-1934); John J. Koechler (1880-1948); Alfred Fayard (1888-1927); Hattie Fayard; Lovance Fayard (1892-1954); Azaline Fayard; and Achille Fayard (1896-1972).(1900 Hancock Co., Mississippi Federal Census T623-808, p. 1B, ED 28

            In March 1905, Miguel Catchot was stricken with typhoid fever at Bay St. Louis and came to Biloxi to be cared for by his mother and family.  Mrs. Catchot resided at 417 Lameuse Street at this time.  Miguel did not recover from his ailment and expired on Lameuse Street on March 26, 1905.  His corporal remains were interred in the Biloxi Cemetery.(The Daily Herald, March 27, 1905, p. 6)

CHILDREN

 

Clarence J. Catchot

Clarence Joseph Catchot (1900-1952) was born at Bay St. Louis on August 25, 1900.  After his parents had passed, he remained at Bay St. Louis with Lena Katchler Fayard, his grandmother, who had married Willie J.N. Johnson (1853-1920), a local carpenter.(1910 Hancock Federal Census T624_739, p. 16A, ED 30, Lepre, 1995, p. 72) 

Circa 1924, Clarence married Ethel Steen (1889-1963) at NOLA.  She was the daughter of Thomas Jackson Steen and Emma Mead.  Clarence and Ethel had Charles Clarence Catchot, a son.  His daughters were:

Clarence J. Catchot expired at NOLA on November 11, 1952.

Clara Catchot

Clara Catchot (1903-1914) was born on June 27, 1903 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  She expired at New Orleans, Louisiana on June 21, 1914.  Her corporal remains were sent to Biloxi, Mississippi for internment in the Biloxi Cemetery.(OLG Bk. 3, p. 63 and The Daily Herald, June 23, 1914, p. 2)

Michael [Miguel] E. Catchot

Michael E. Catchot (1904-1920+) was born at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on August 1, 1904.  He married Rita Landry (1905-1925), a native of New Orleans and the daughter of Frank S. Landry (1875-1930+) and Rita Josephine Casanova (1881-1938).  Earl M Kachler II (1924-2009), a son, was born at NOLA on July 23, 1924.(OLG Bk. 3, p. 68)

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

Journals

The Biloxi Daily Herald, “Necrology-Miguel Catchot”, March 27, 1905.

The Daily Herald, “Young lady [Clara Catchot] dead”, June 26, 1914.

The Daily Herald, “”,

The Houston Chronicle, “Earl M. Kachler Jr.”, November 10, 2009.

The Times Picayune, “Miss C. Catchot, Biloxi, Miss.”, June 26, 1914.

The Times Picayune, “Clarence Joseph Catchot”, November 11, 1952.

The Times Picayune, “Catchot [Ethel Steen Catchot], June 6, 1963.

 

EDNA CATCHOT

 

CHILDREN

 

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ROBERT F. CATCHOT

Robert Francois Catchot (1889-1941) was born April 14, 1889 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  He married Jennie Fryou, a native of Algiers, Louisiana, on December 5, 1907 at Biloxi, Mississippi.(Lepre, 1995, p. 73)

Their children were: Althea Catchot (1908-2003) m. Richard R. McCloskey and Lonnie M. Williams Jr. (1918-1975); Ethel Catchot (1910-1987) m. Luther H. Lancaster; Artemese Catchot (1911-1998) m. Oliver Osborn Redding (1904-1982) and Emile P. Demourelle (1907-1992); and Roberta Claire Catchot (1918-1996) m. Uriel R. Kennedy (1917-1995).

In June 1917 when Robert F. Catchot reported his status to the draft board, he was employed as a soda dispenser with Kimbrough & Quints Drugs on Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue.  The family was domiciled at 109 West Jackson Avenue.

Robert F. Catchot expired at Biloxi on July 1, 1941.

CHILDREN

Althea Catchot

Althea Catchot (1908-2003) was born on September 9, 1908 at Biloxi, Mississippi.  She married Richard R. McCloskey on September 30, 1928.

Ethel Catchot

Ethel Catchot (1910-1987) was born on April 4, 1910.  Married Luther H. Lancaster

Artemese Catchot

Artemise Catchot (1911-1998)  was born November 1, 1911 at Biloxi, Mississippi. On February 17, 1927, she married Oliver O. Redding (1904-1982).  They were the parents of  two daughters: Shirley Redding  (1929-2011) m. Harry M. Heitzman (1917-1989) and Emile ‘Junior’ Louis ‘Junior’ Desporte Jr. and Marlene Redding m. Mike Gillich II (b. 1930).(The Daily Herald, February 21, 1927, p. 2)

Shirley Redding Desporte passed on at Biloxi, Mississippi on April 30, 2011.  The Desportes were in the retail seafood at Biloxi for many years on Caillavet Street and Division Street.  Shirley and Junior Desporte were the parents of three children: Emile ‘Junie’ L. Desporte III (1947-2007) m. Angela M. Quave; Artie Wayne Desporte m. Christine ?; and Julia Desporte  m. Andrew Kessen.(The Sun Herald, May 3, 2011, p. A4 and May 4, 2011, p. A6)

Oliver Osborn Redding (1904-1982), called Osborn, was born at Crystal Springs, Mississippi on October 14, 1904, the son of Walter Armstrong Redden (1870-1935) and Francis Osborn.  Several of the Redden children, among them Osborn O. Redden, adopted the name Redding because it was often misspelled by the general public because of its similar sounding. (Walterene V. Redding, January 4, 2003)       

 Osborn Redding made his livelihood as a painting contractor.  He apprenticed as a painter with Charles R. Kostmayer (1881-1946) of Biloxi.  Prior to Mr. Kostmayer death, he left Osborn much of his painting paraphernalia.  Mr. Redding also inherited some of Kostmayer’s commercial clients, J.O. Collins and Lloyd T. Moon.  He later teamed up with Lloyd H. Catchot (1912-1995) and formed Redding & Catchot, painting contractors.   Among their employees was Ashley Schrieber (1919-2001).  O. Osborn Redding expired on June 21, 1982.  His corporal remains were interred in the Bellande Cemetery on Dewey Avenue in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.(Walterene V. Redding, January 4, 2003)  

Artemese Catchot divorced O.O. Redding and married Emile Paul Demoruelle (1907-1992) in Harrison County, Mississippi on June 30, 1946.  No children were born of this marriage.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 72, p. 87)

In September 1941, Osborn Redding married Walterene Verner (1923-2005), the daughter of Thomas Eugene Verner (1898-1989) and Anne Costley (1901-1990), the daughter of Mr. Costley and Louise Emma Hoffman Costley Beuhler (1879-1965).  They were the parents of Enid Redding Hutchenson (1945-1981) who in February 1965 married E. Nelson Hutchenson (b. 1942), the son of William E. Hutchenson and Ura Inez Clark.  Nelson Hutchenson was a native of Jefferson County, Alabama. (Walterine V. Redding, January 4, 2003 and JXCO, Ms. MRB 105, p. 311)

Artemese Catchot divorced O.O. Redding and married Emile Paul Demoruelle (1907-1992), the son of Frederick Paul Demoruelle (1883-1936) and Amelia Steinfels (1883-1955), in Harrison County, Mississippi on June 30, 1946.  No children were born of this union.(Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 72, p. 87)

Emile P. Demourelle was born at New Orleans, Louisiana.  He had married Juliet Campos (1907-1980), the daughter of Manuel Campos and Marie Bronze (Bronzanotich) (1888-1957).  Juliet and Emile P. Demourelle had two children: Emile P. Demoruelle II (1929-1929) and James L. Demoruelle (1930-1989).  The Demourelles lived on Santini Street in Biloxi where he made his livelihood as an electrician.

Mrs. Demourelle died at Biloxi on March 11, 1998.  Emile P. Demoruelle had passed on May 16, 1992.  Their corporal remains were interred in the Southern Memorial Park cemetery at Biloxi, Mississippi.(The Sun Herald, March 13, 1998, p. A2) 

Roberta C. Catchot

Roberta Claire Catchot (1918-1996) was born at Biloxi, Mississippi on March 27, 1918.  She married Uriel Ray Kennedy (1917-1995).  Their children were: Robert L. Kennedy (b. 1943) m. Tabitha James; Uriel R. Kennedy II m. ? and Kimothy Harris Kennedy (1956-1957).

 

REFERENCES:

The Daily Herald, “Redding-Catchot”, February 21, 1927.

The Sun Herald, “Artemese ‘Artie’ Cecelia Demourelle”, March 13, 1998.

The Sun Herald, “Shirley Redding Desporte”, May 3, 2011.

The Sun Herald, “Her [Shirley Redding Desporte] marriage was 64 years of Magic”, May 4, 2011.

The Times Picayune, “Althea Catchot Williams”, July 16, 2003.

 

EDGAR J. CATCHOT

Edgar Julius Catchot (1892-1952) was born February 1, 1892 at Biloxi, Mississippi.  He married Agnes McDonald at Biloxi, Mississippi on March 17, 1911.  They made their home in the Desporte house on Delauney Street.(Lepre, 1991, p. 54, Harrison Co., Mississippi MRB 23, p. 164)

Edgar J. Cathcot served as a Private in France with the 32nd Division, U.S. Army from June 1918 until the spring of 1919.  After the Great War, he returned to NOLA in May 1919 and lived with his mother at 2312 Cleveland Street in the Crescent City.  By 1920 Edgar was tending bar with Anthony Catchot, his older brother, in the Crescent City.(The Times Picayune, May 6, 1919, p. 10 and 1920 Orleans Parish, Louisiana Federal Census T625_619, p. 7b, ED 45)

Marriage and family

Edgar J. Catchot divorced Agnes McDonald.  Circa 1921, Edgar J. Catchot married Mary E. ‘May’ McDermott (1890-1957), native of New Orleans and widow of Mr. Bardeau, whom she met in the Crescent City, as in 1920 she was living with her siblings on Cleveland Street next to his mother and brother.  They had Gloria Catchot (1922-2004), a daughter who was born circa 1922 and married Thomas C. Murphy.  May McDermott gave birth to Dorothy Bardeau (1912-1989) before she married Edgar J. Catchot.

 

CHILDREN

Edgar J. Monjure

Edgar Joseph Monjure (1913-1971)

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Journals

The Daily Herald, “Mother protests against match as youth drives off”, March 18, 1911.

The Daily Herald, “Summer visitors arriving”, April 17, 1911.

The Times Picayune, “Edgar Catchot arrives home”, May 6, 1919.

The Times Picayune, “Edgar C. Catchot”, May 2, 1952.

The Times Picayune, “Mary McDermott Catchot”, April 16, 1957.

The Times Picayune, “Local attorney Monjure dead”, June 10, 1971.

 

REFERENCES:

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume I, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1991).

Jerome Lepre, Catholic Church Records Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Volume III, (Catholic Dioceses of Biloxi: Biloxi, Mississippi-1995).

Journals

The Daily Herald, “Slept all night by dead boatman [Joseph Catchot] died last night”, October 17, 1913.

The Daily Herald, “Albert Catchot dies in Mobile”, August 22, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Catchot funeral”, August 24, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Aged Biloxian [Emily Marion] died last night”, December 28, 1915.

The Daily Herald, “Mrs. Marion [Rosa Catchot Marion] died this morning”, June 12, 1924.

Personal Communications

Edith Brown Catchot-August 1990.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

 

Albert Catchot, son of Joseph and Mary Fayard, married Amelie Fayard, daughter of Laurence Fayard and Amelie Carcot) on June 20, 1889.[OLG Bk. 2, p. 123]

Anna Vivian Catchot, daughter of Albert Catchot and Amelie Fayard born October 4, 1895.[OLG Bk. 3, p. 468]

Antony Claudius Catchot, son of Joseph Catchot and Mary Fayard, born April 4, 1875.[OLG Bk. 2, p. 354]

Clarence Joseph Catchot, son of Miguel Catchot and Lazzie Kachler, born August 25, 1900.[OLG Bk. 3, p. 469]

Josephine Catchot, daughter of Joseph Catchot and Mary Ponds, born July 3, 1878.[OLG Bk. 2, p. 351]

Juliette Eunice Lucille Catchot, daughter of Albert Catchot and Amelie Fayard, born July 14, 1890. [OLG Bk. 3, p. 470]

Laure Leonie Catchot, daughter of Albert Catchot and Emilia Fayard, born January 26, 1899. [OLG Bk. 3, p. 471]

Mary Septima Catchot, daughter of Joseph Catchot and Mary Fayard, born August 17, 1872. [OLG Bk. 2, p. 352]

Miguel Catchot,

Mollie Julia Catchot, daughter of Albert Catchot and Amelie Fayard, born March 14, 1893. [OLG Bk. 3, p. 473]

Robert Francois Catchot, son of Joseph Catchot and Mary Fayard, born April 14, 1889. .[OLG Bk. 2, p. 353]

Lina Ascher

Helena [Lina] Ascher (1856-1910+) or Asher, Hache, Hash, Hacher was born December 1856, in Mississippi of German parents.  She married Franz Koechler (Kachler), son of Franz Koechler or Kachler (1821-1902) and Maria Barbara Jochim (1826-1883).  They were the parents of : Frank Kachler (1877-1940) and John Kachler (1881-1940+).  Franz Kachler died and Lena married Achille Fayard (1857-1895).

Children:

Frank Kachler  (1877-1940) was born at NOLA in October 1877.  He married Aniese [Anais] Fayard Barford (18-1934), the daughter of Alphonse Fayard and Louise Toul.  Aniese had married John J. Barford, son of John J. Barford and Louisa Demore, at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on September 20, 1880.  They had John J. Barford II, a son, born 1883.

Earl Miguel Kachler Jr. (1924-2009) died at NOLA December 2, 1940.