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Joseph Otto Segura
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1887
Abbeville
Vermilion Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1946
Abbeville
Vermilion Parish
Louisiana, USA

Joseph Otto was born and raised in the Vermillion Parish area. He recieved his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School. He is in the Tulane University's yearbook "Jambalya" for the years 1908 and 1909. He attended Harvard Medical School in 1910 where he specialized in pediatrics. He met Mabel Weston who was visiting a friend in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana during a school break. They were married at Jesuit Church in New Orleans March 17, 1910.

He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1909 and a year at Harvard Medical School in 1910 specializing in pediatrics. He initially began the practice of medicine at the Abbeville Hospital in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana. He then set up practice in Biloxi, Mississippi for a year. He moved to Houston, Texas and practiced there until the outbreak of World War I in 1918. He joined the US Army Medical Corps and was stationed at Runnie Mead, England for 2-1/2 years, until the war was over. The family spent this time in Logtown, Hancock County, Mississippi living with the Weston family.

Upon his return from the war in 1919, he became associated with the Lamar Life Insurance Company in Jackson, Mississippi as the Medical Director. He became Vice President in 1931; and from 1932 to 1939 he was also the Agency Director. He was a member of the board for more that 20 years.
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Joseph Otto Segura died while visiting his family in Erath, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana on 26 October 1946 at 12:10 A.M. at the age of 59. He died in the Abbeville Hospital where he started his medical career. Services were held on 28 October 1946 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. Monsignor William J. Leech officiated with internment at 9:30 A.M. in the Lakewood Memorial Park near Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Odra Emmanuel Segura (1859 - 1935)
  Emethilde Broussard Segura (1862 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Mable Weston Segura (1892 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Heloise Segura (1915 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Simonet Odra Segura (1879 - 1928)*
  Joseph Otto Segura (1887 - 1946)
  James Mehault Segura (1889 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Memorial Park
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Charles Patterson
Record added: Nov 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31073321
Joseph Otto Segura
Added by: Charles Patterson
 
Joseph Otto Segura
Added by: Charles Patterson
 
Joseph Otto Segura
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