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Clothilde Marie Morlas

Female 1893 - 1938  (44 years)


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  • Name Clothilde Marie Morlas  [1
    Born 27 Dec 1893  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Oct 1938  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Metairie Cemetery (Lake Lawn Metairie), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • BORDES-At the residence, 6326 South Tonti street, on Sunday, October 2, 1938, at 4 o'clock p.m., CLOTHILDE MORLAS, beloved wife of Leon BORDES, daughter of Lucine ROQUEVERT and the late John MORLAS, mother of Leontine, Rita, Leon, Edward and Leonard BORDES, sister of Mrs. E.G. ZAHN, Mrs. A.G. TRAPANI, Mrs. J.G. QUINN of Sturgis, Miss., Mrs. C.D. BISHOP, Sister Mary Cyril, R.S.M., Mrs. K.D. McGuire of Camargo, Ok., Mrs. E.N. Schoenfeld, Mrs. A. ROHLI, and John, Louis, Leon and Paul MORLAS. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 South Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, on Tuesday morning, October 4, 1938, at 10 o'clock, followed by requiem mass at St. Rita's church Broad Place at Pine Street.

      (Obituary courtesy of Keith McGuire)
    Person ID I975  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John Dominic Morlas,   b. 25 Aug 1865, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1923, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Lucine Roquevert,   b. 28 Jan 1869, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1946, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 May 1888  St. Stephen's Church, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Photos
    Morlas Family Reunion, New Orleans, 1987
    Morlas Family Reunion, New Orleans, 1987
    Over 120 family members were present for this reunion, most of them descended from John Dominic Morlas and Lucine Roquevert of New Orleans
    Albums
    Morlas Siblings & Cousins Reunions
    Morlas Siblings & Cousins Reunions (10)
    Held in New Orleans starting in 1927
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leon Leonard Bordes,   b. 9 Sep 1889, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1973, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1919  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831-1925

      Name: Marie Clotilda Morlas
      Spouse: Leon Bordes
      Age: 26
      Age: 31
      Gender: F
      Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1919
      Volume: 42
      Page: 595
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Leon Sylvan "Brother" Bordes,   b. 20 Feb 1922, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1996, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Rita Clothilde Bordes,   b. 28 Apr 1924, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 2012, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Edward Morlas Bordes,   b. 29 May 1926, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 2008, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1893 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1919 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1938 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Metairie Cemetery (Lake Lawn Metairie), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Morlas, Lucine and daughters
    Morlas, Lucine and daughters
    This formal portrait of Mms. Morlas and her daughters was taken around 1918 in New Orleans. Her husband and her four sons were not pictured.

    Back Row (l to r): Eugenia, Juliet, Leontine, Clothilde

    Front Row (l to r): Estelle, Josephine, Eleanor, Mme. Lucine Roquevert Morlas, Vivian, Lucille

    Headstones
    Morlas Mausoleum, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans
    Morlas Mausoleum, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans
    This mausoleum was erected in the Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans at the death of John Dominic Morlas in 1923.

    It also became the final resting place of his wife, Lucine Roquevert, and their children: John Louis & wife Antoinette (Trapani) Morlas, Clothilde & husband Leon Bordes, Estelle & husband August Trapani, Louis & wife Lenora (Christoffer) Morlas, Leopold "Paul" & wife Olie (Roberts) Morlas, Vivian & husband Eugene Schoenfeld; as well as the resting place of several of John Dominic's grandsons; John Louis (I) Morlas Jr., Bertrand C. Morlas, John Louis (II) Morlas Jr., Sylvan "Brother" Bordes and Eugene "Jim" Schoenfeld, Jr.

    More so than any city this side of Paris, New Orleans is renowned for its historically significant and ornate necropolises. One of the parish's most unique "Cities of the Dead" is the eerily beautiful and diverse Metairie Cemetery. Built over the old Metairie Race Course, the cemetery was founded by Charles T. Howard. According to legend, when Howard was not allowed to join the country club that owned the track, he vowed it would become a cemetery. Many other famous Louisianans are interred here, in structures ranging from Gothic crypts to Romanesque mausoleums to Egyptian pyramids

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Zahn, Bennie Jay--The Families Pene Roquevert Morlas (Privately Published; New Orleans, LA 1992) , updates and corrections issued periodically.

    2. [S879] Ancestry.com - New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831-1925.