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Louis August Morlas

Male 1899 - 1964  (65 years)


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  • Name Louis August Morlas  [1
    Born 17 Apr 1899  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1964  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 
    • He was married two times prior to his marriage to Lenora CHRISTOFFER.
    Person ID I978  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 Lenora Mathilda Christoffer,   b. 26 May 1906, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1984, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Jan 1929  Saint Bernard, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Louis August Morlas, Jr.,   b. 27 Aug 1930, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2010, Harahan, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Charles Ferdinand Morlas,   b. 10 Sep 1933, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 2005, Harahan, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Bertrand Christoffer Morlas,   b. 30 Jun 1935, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1977, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1899 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1929 - Saint Bernard, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1964 - 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 Siblings, 1946
    Morlas Siblings, 1946
    This photo was probably taken in February 1946, when the children of John Morlas and Lucine Roquevert were together for the funeral of their mother.

    Back left to right—Leon Morlas, Juliet Morlas, Paul Morlas, Jennie (Morlas) Bishop, John Morlas, Leontine (Morlas) Zahn, Eleanor (Morlas) Rohli, Louis Morlas.

    Front—Stella (Morlas) Trapani, Vivian (Morlas) Schoenfeld, Josephine (Morlas) McGuire, and Lucille (Morlas) Quinn.



    Morlas Men, ca 1951
    Morlas Men, ca 1951
    This photo was probably taken in the early 1950's apparently at a reunion.

    Back (left to right): Buddy Maumus? (ASSUMED), Carl Bishop, Grady Quinn, James “Red” Johnson, John Morlas, Louis Morlas, Paul Morlas, Alvin "Abby" Rohli.

    Front (left to right): Johnny Trapani, Charles Myers holding daughter Margo, Claude Bishop, Emile “Mitz” Martin, Leon Morlas, Edward Bordes, Leon Bordes

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    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.