Sunday, July 15, 2012

John Sullivan Bourgoyne

John Sullivan Bourgoyne, the second child of Henry Joseph Bourgoyne and Genevieve Lillie Smith, was born  30 June 1915 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  He is listed with his parents on the 1920 census taken in West Baton Rouge Parish.  On the 1930 census, Sullivan Bourgoyne, age 15, is listed with his parents on the Iberville Parish, Louisiana census and he was employed as an operator for Western Union.  

In 1940, "John S Bourgoyne", age 24, was single and head of his own household in the Cut Off district of West Baton Rouge Parish.  He was employed as a laborer with a construction company and he lived next door to the Howard Tullier, Sr. family.  Mr. Howard Tullier and his wife, the former Blanche Doiron, had a daughter, Louella, who was then 17 years old.  Sullivan apparently captured the attention of the young, beautiful girl next door because two years later, he married her.  Sullivan and Louella Tullier were married on 14 June 1942 in Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish.  Louella was born 01 March 1923 in West Baton Rouge Parish.  The couple eventually settled in Plaquemine and had six children.

John Sullivan, along with his brothers, served his country during World War II.  At this time I do not have information on his dates of entry and discharge.  

John Sullivan Bourgoyne died 14 July 1973 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.  His wife, Louella, died 06 December 1996 in Plaquemine.

Their children:
i.  John Dennis Bourgoyne, born 02 January 1946 and died 02 May 2007 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; married (1)  Linda Moak, married (2)  Diane Tullier
ii.  James Wray Bourgoyne, born 14 February 1947 and died 19 February 2009 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina;  married Elizabeth Marie Stephens
iii. Chad Joseph Bourgoyne, born 06 August 1951 and died 29 April 2011 in Lafayette, Louisiana; married Maxine Courville
iv. Michael Wayne Bourgoyne, born 16 September 1953 and died 07 October 1986 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; married Sandra Zito
v.  Pamela Sue Bourgoyne, Living
vi. Donna Marie Bourgoyne, Living

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