Friday, July 13, 2012

Victor Joseph Bourgoyne, Sr

Victor Joseph Bourgoyne Sr
and wife, Cecile Marie Brady

Victor Joseph Bourgoyne, Sr was born 30 November 1897 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, the son of Joseph Anatole Bourgoyne and Margueritte Tullier.  On the 1900 census taken at Police Jury Ward 1 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Victor "Baurgon", age 2, is listed in the household with his parents and siblings Allen, Henry, Eddey and Lionale (Lionel).  In 1910, the family resided in the same location and Victor Bourgoyne is listed as age 12, living in the household with his parents, Anatoil and Margaret Bourgoyne and a sibling, Lionel, age 18.

According to information on the WWI draft registration card, dated 12 September 1918, Victor was employed as a government boat gasoline engineer.  Victor remained in the household with his father as of 1920, as shown on the census of West Baton Rouge Parish.  His mother, Margueritte, had passed away in 1919.  At that time, Victor was working on a dredge boat.  

On 06 July 1922, Victor married Cecile Marie Brady, the daughter of William Adrian Brady and Eleanor Marie Bethancourt.  Cecile was born 04 May 1901 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.  Victor is listed on Lot #21, see Cut Off Settlement.

Victor and Cecile had the following children:
i.   Victor Joseph Bourgoyne, Jr, also called "V.J.", born about 1924 and died 25 April 2010 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, married Audrey Hebert.
ii.   Rhodes "R.J." Bourgoyne, married Emily L. Hernandez
iii.  Oscar Bourgoyne, married Yvonne Faunce
iv.  Joseph Henry "J.H." Bourgoyne

Victor Joseph Bourgoyne, Sr died 10 October 1962 in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  His wife, Cecile, died 25 April 1985 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Cecile Marie Brady Bourgoyne

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