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Ellis Marsalis, Jr. MP (1934 - 2020)

Louis Marsalis Jr. (born November 14, 1934) is an American jazz pianist and educator. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musica...

5/21/2016 4/1/2020

Art Neville MP (1937 - 2019)

"Artie", "Art", "“Poppa Funk”"

Arthur (Art) Lanon Neville (December 17, 1937 – July 22, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans . Neville is a part of one of the notable musical families of New Orle...

10/17/2012 7/22/2019

Rodolphe-Lucien Desdunes (1849 - 1928)

Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes was a prominent editor, author, and civil rights activist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known for his work in Plessy v. Ferguson, the most important civil rights case...

7/13/2013 11/5/2018

Marie Catherine Laveau, Voodoo Priestess MP (c.1801 - c.1881)

"Laveaux", "Labeau"

BIRTH YEAR DEBUNKED=Many sources say Marie Laveau was born in 1794 including her death certificate and tomb, but upon marriage of Jacques Paris in 1819, she was a minor, one month shy of turning 18. Th...

12/18/2009 10/15/2018

Alexander Pierre Tureaud (1899 - 1972)

See A More Noble Cause, A. P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana , by Rachel L. Emanuel and Alexander P. Tureaud, Jr. Pierre Tureaud, Sr., known as A. P. Tureaud (February 26, 1899 ...

10/14/2018 10/14/2018

Victor-Eugene Macarty MP (1821 - 1890)

Victor-Eugene Macarty was talented and ambitious. He was born into a society that afforded him privileges that were usually not accessible for men of color. Macarty used these opportunities to develop ...

6/4/2011 9/15/2018

Eulalie Macarty (1774 - 1848)

Eulalie Mandeville was an entrepreneur of extraordinary energy and business acumen, who became one of New Orleans’s wealthiest free women of color. The daughter of Count Pierre Philippe Mandeville de M...

9/7/2010 9/15/2018

Norbert Rillieux MP (1806 - 1894)

Safety, efficiency and profitability - these are the major reasons for the success of an invention. As well, an even greater qualification is when the invention revolutionizes an industry and an overwh...

1/14/2011 9/15/2018

Jacqueline Lemelle (c.1730 - c.1790)

Notes for Lemelle Jacqueline: - Jacqueline had at least two other children: Marie Jeanne Davion (bc1750) who had children of François Lemelle, Jacques Lemelle's brother, and Louis Dusuau de la Croix (b...

9/15/2018 9/15/2018

René Auguste Chouteau, Sr. MP (1729 - 1778)

On 20 Sep 1748, at the age of fifteen she was married to René Auguste Chouteau, a native of Bearn, France who had come to New Orleans in early youth and was a baker and tavern keeper. The arranged marr...

4/25/2011 2/1/2016

Marie-Therèse Chouteau MP (c.1733 - 1814)

""La Mere de St. Louis", "" Marie Thérèse Bourgeois", "Laclède", "Laclede", "Madame Chouteau Chouteau", "Madame Chouteau Bourgeois"

Marie Thérèse Chouteau (Bourgeois) was mother of Auguste Chouteau (founder of St. Louis). Madame Chouteau was born in New Orleans & orphaned early in life. In 1749 she married Rene Auguste Chouteau, bu...

3/11/2008 2/1/2016

Jelly Roll Morton MP (1885 - 1941)

Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe "Jelly Roll" Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941)Genealogy link: self-proclaimed inventor of Jazz and Stomp music, Morton grew up in the right environment to absorb a va...

1/15/2011 9/25/2015

Marie Celeste Desiree Rillieux (1794 - 1819)

"Maria", "Desiderada"

Reference: Geneanet Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 15 2018, 16:48:47 UTC * Reference: FamilySearch Record - SmartCopy : Jul 20 2021, 1:13:56 UTC

9/28/2007 5/20/2015

Marie-Celestine Musson MP (1815 - 1847)

[Edgar] Degas in New OrleansDegas, who liked to call himself a fils de Louisiane, the American journey was a homecoming of sorts. His mother, Celestine Musson Degas, had been born in New Orleans into a...

9/5/2007 5/20/2015

Edgar Degas MP (1834 - 1917)

Edgar Degas (born July 19, 1834, Paris, France—died September 27, 1917, Paris) French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images...

9/5/2007 5/20/2015

Valerie Bowman Jarrett (born November 14, 1956) is a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama...

10/25/2014 5/20/2015

Archibald LeCesne (1907 - 1983)

4/26/2008 5/19/2015

Adele G. LeCesne (1886 - 1978)

4/30/2008 5/19/2015

Rosemary Gumbel (c.1927 - d.)

10/26/2012 5/19/2015

Jacob Gumbel (c.1922 - d.)

10/26/2012 5/19/2015

Reference: U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - SmartCopy : Nov 13 2017, 0:58:01 UTC

4/21/2011 5/19/2015

Marie Gumbel (c.1886 - d.)

10/26/2012 5/19/2015

Geraldine Gumbel (c.1925 - d.)


10/26/2012 5/19/2015

Eugenia Gumbel (c.1923 - d.)


10/26/2012 5/19/2015

Elton Gumbel (c.1922 - d.)

10/26/2012 5/19/2015

for his seemingly effortless delivery style and standout work as a television sportscaster, three-time Emmy Award winner Greg Gumbel was born on May 3, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Rhea Alice LeCe...

5/2/2008 5/19/2015

Rhea Alice Gumbel (1920 - 2008)

Death Notice: RHEA LeCESNE-GUMBEL May 12, 2008Rhea LeCesne-Gumbel, age 87, of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008.Born August 15, 1920 in New Orleans, LA to Adrian and Adele L...

5/2/2008 5/19/2015

Josephine Bechet (c.1857 - 1923)


According to the 1910 US federal census, Josephine had given birth to 10 children, 6 of whom were living; Leonard, Albert, Joseph and Sidney were living with their parents on that date. [1]===notes===F...

5/16/2015 5/19/2015

Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948) is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of...

5/2/2008 5/19/2015

Sidney Bechet MP (1897 - 1959)

""Pops", "" le dieu", "The Wizard of Jazz"

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.===Family===*Parents: Omar Bechet & Josephine Michel* Married: 1) Norma Hale 2) Marie Loui...

5/16/2015 5/19/2015

Francoise Cocote (c.1760 - aft.1817)

The first of Sidney Bechet's ancestors to enter New Orleans was Francoise Cocote, a Negro woman born around 1760 in the state of Illinois. She remained unmarried, but had three children: two daughters,...

5/19/2015 5/19/2015