1903 - 1976
||Leon Joseph Morlas [1, 2] |
||19 Oct 1903
||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 
||6 May 1976
||Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi [1, 2]
||Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian, Harrison County, Mississippi
- 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)
||Strong Family Tree
||14 Oct 2009 |
||John Dominic Morlas, b. 25 Aug 1865, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 14 Feb 1923, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana |
||Lucine Roquevert, b. 28 Jan 1869, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 16 Feb 1946, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana |
||28 May 1888
||St. Stephen's Church, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 
||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
||Morlas Siblings & Cousins Reunions (10)|
Held in New Orleans starting in 1927
||Mattie Aminda Plunkett, b. 26 Jun 1905, McNeill, Pearl River County, Mississippi , d. 31 Mar 1998, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi |
||29 Mar 1926
||Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi 
| ||1. Leon Joseph Morlas, Jr., b. 14 Dec 1926, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 18 Mar 2005, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee |
| ||2. Living|
||9 Dec 2006 |
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||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|
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.|
- [S479] Zahn, Bennie Jay--The Families Pene Roquevert Morlas (Privately Published; New Orleans, LA 1992) , updates and corrections issued periodically.
- [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.).