|Birth: ||May 4, 1897|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1982|
Beloved Mother to four children and adored Mama to 11 grandchildren. Raised her children with husband Thomas Walter Yarborough [1886-1953] in McComb, MS: Julia Felma, Addie Caroline, Thomas Walter II, and Ted Leon. Moved to Houston, TX after her husband's death, and later to Kingsville, TX to be near her daughter Julia (Pep) Yarborough Banner.
"Mama," as her family called her, was born and raised in Moreauville, Louisiana on a farm on the Bayou des Glaises established by the Tassin family of her mother Caroline Tassin Dufour Segrue. Caroline's second husband (and father of her last four of 12 children) was Stephen Edward Segrue, born in New Orleans in 1858, the first generation son of immigrant Irish parents. Caroline became a widow for the second time in 1901, when her daughter Edna was not quite four years old. She stayed on the farm, eventually working it with Edna's older brother Thomas Arthur Segrue (1894-1966), until the great Mississippi River flood of 1927. Edna was educated at Moreauville High School, after which she went to Pineville, LA to work as a nurse's assistant at the state hospital there, where she met Thomas Walter Yarborough, who had left his own family's farm near Liverpool LA to take the job of barber at the hospital. Because of the white coat he wore, Edna at first thought he was a doctor. They fell in love and "eloped," marrying at the courthouse in nearby Alexandria in March of 1917. She was 21 and he 29.
In their early married years, they lived two households down from Edna's widowed mother on the Bayou des Glaises in Borodino (adjacent to Moreauville), LA. Eventually they moved first to Kentwood, LA, and then to McComb, MS, where they spent the rest of their married years until "Papa" died in 1953. In her last years she lived with her daughter Julia Felma Yarborough Banner in Kingsville, Texas, where she is buried in Chamberlain Cemetery.
Stephen Edward Segrue (1858 - 1901)
Caroline Tassin Dufour Segrue (1858 - 1934)
Thomas Walter Yarborough (1887 - 1953)*
Julia Felma Yarborough Banner (1918 - 2010)*
Addie Caroline Yarborough (1920 - 2009)*
T Walter Yarborough (1922 - 1994)*
Ted Leon Yarborough (1927 - 1995)*
Annie Lou Dufour Coco (1882 - 1941)**
Thomas Arthur Segrue (1894 - 1966)*
Edna Maggie Segrue Yarborough (1897 - 1982)
Lescietta Mary Lessie Segrue Gray Lee (1900 - 1969)*
Plot: Section B, Lot 16, Space 2
Created by: Judy Schaaf
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54916666