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Leon Joseph Morlas

Male 1903 - 1976


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  • Name  Leon Joseph Morlas  [1, 2
    Born  19 Oct 1903  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 May 1976  Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Keith McGuire noted that he worked on the construction of the Atlas Missile Site near Altus, Oklahoma during the summer of 1961, visiting with his sister Josephine several times during his stay in Oklahoma.

      Leon J. Morlas

      Leon J. Morlas, 72, a resident of No. 30 Lemoyne Rd., Pass Christian Isles, retired electrician and dairyman, died Tuesday at 8:55 a.m. in Memorial Hospital in Gulfport where he had been a patient for 10 days. Mr. Morlas, born Oct. 19, 1903, in New Orleans, was owner of Leon Morlas Dairy Farm for 25 years. He had resided at this present address since 1963. In later life, Mr. Morlas was in the electrical business and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 130, New Orleans. He was a Catholic, a member of St. Paul's Church of Pass Christian. Mr. Morlas is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Plunkett Morlas, Pass Christian; one son, Leon J. Morlas, Jr. Chattanooga, Tenn; one dauthter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Earthman, Camden, Ark.; five sisters, Mrs. Claude Bishop, Bay St. Louis, Sister Mary Cyril, R.S.M., Mrs. Eugene Schoenfelf and Mrs. Alvin Rohli, New Orleans, and Mrs. Kenneth Carpenter, Woodward, Okla.; three granddaughters, and on great-grandson. Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel in Pass Christian. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at the chapel followed by a Requiem Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Clifford, assistant pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the Live Oak Cemetery.

      (Obituary courtesy of Keith McGuire)
    Person ID  I981  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 
    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 
    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  Mattie Aminda Plunkett,   b. 26 Jun 1905, McNeill, Pearl River County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1998, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Mar 1926  Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Leon Joseph Morlas, Jr.,   b. 14 Dec 1926, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 2005, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID  F719  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1903 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1926 - Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1976 - Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    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

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN or UNCERTAIN PEOPLE.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

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

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).