Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Genevieve Lillie Smith

Genevieve Lillie Smith, my husband's paternal grandmother, was the daughter of Samuel M. Smith and Julia Ferbos.  She was born 09 February 1890 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and was called "Lillie" by her family.  She married Henry Joseph Bourgoyne, son of Joseph Anatole Bourgoyne and Marguerite Tullier, on 19 June 1912 in Port Allen, Louisiana.  

Lillie and Henry resided in the Cut Off settlement and had 9 children:  Anatole Joseph, John Sullivan, Verlee Marie, Rosa Mae, Joseph Norris, John Claude, Nora Mae, Margaret Ruth and Joseph Henry.  Family history states that Lillie died 04 January 1932, at the age of 41, leaving behind several young children.  Joseph Henry, the youngest child, was only two weeks old when his mother passed away.  Did complications from child birth lead to her death?  

There are several questions presently unanswered about this family.  I hope to find some answers in future research.  I will post updates as information becomes available.

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