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Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1890
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1959
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Gaston was my grandfather and I met him a few times but I was too young to remember. However, he was much loved by my cousins who lived in New Orleans.

1900 Census of New Orleans, Ward 6, District 59:
Clemence Lebesque, age 47, born in Louisiana in Dec1852, widowed, mother of 4 children, 3 living.
Joseph Owin, son in law, age 21, born in Louisiana, Mar 1879, married, no children.
Lilly Owin, daughter, born Aug1883, Louisiana, no children.
Armande Lebesque, daughter, age 18, born Aug 1881 in Louisiana, single.
Gaston Lebesque, son, age 9, born Oct 1890, in Lousiana, single.

WWI Draft Registration Card gives his name as Gaston Levesque and his age as 27. His address is 2214 Franklin Ave. New Orleans, Lousiana. His birthdate is 21 Oct 1890. He was a natural born citizen of Biloxi, Missippi. His occupation is Railway Mail for the U.S. Government. He lists a wife and child under 12 who depend on him for support. He is described as tall, stout, with brown eyes and black hair. Not bald.

DEATH: Certificate issued in New Orleans states, "Gaston Levesque, Sr. died Aug 30, 1959. Male, white, aged 68 yrs 10 ms 9 days. Birthplace, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Retired postal transportation, USPS. No Soc Sec #. Not in armed forces.
Native of New Orleans. Died at 4118 Franklin Ave after no hospital stay. Father was P.A. Levesque, a native of France and mother was Clemence Scharniski, a native of Louisiana. Died of colon cancer. Buried in St Patrick's Cemetery #2 in New Orleans."

Joseph Owin is the head of a large family in the 1920 census. Gaston, the father of Alston Leslie Levesque and Gaston Paul Levesque, was part of the household at this time as his wife had recently died. Alston and his brother were living with John W. Bofill and Josephine, their mother's parents.

1920 Census of New Orleans, Ward 4:
OWIN, Joseph, age 40, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census), Proprietor of Metal Refining business.
Elise, wife, age 39, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census), no occupation.
Mary Ellen, Daughter, age 19, Single, Stenographer for Warehouse.
Jennie S., Daughter, age 17, Single, Stenographer for Warehouse.
Rita V., Daughter, age 16, Single, Usherette in theater.
LEVESQUE, C., Mother in law, age 69, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census), no occupation.
ROUSSET, A., Daughter, age 39, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census).
Olga, ----, age 7.
LEVESQUE, Gaston, Son, age 49, born in Mississippi, father born in Louisiana, mother born in Louisiana. No occupation listed. (He was closer to 29 at this time.)

Another census from 1920, ward 4:

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Olga Rousset [Olga Roussel??]
Home in 1920: New Orleans Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 7 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
Birthplace: Louisiana
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1072
Neighbors:
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Arvin 40 (Joseph Owin)
Lillie Arvin 38
Mary Elle Arvin 12
Jennie S Arvin 17
Rita V Arvin 16
C Lizeman 69 (Clemence Levesque)
W Rousset 39
Olga Rousset 7
Syveston Liarsque 29 (Gaston Levesque)


1930 Census of New Orleans, 8th ward, 12th precinct:
Levesque, Gaston, head, owned home, property worth $9000, age 39, M, age at first marriage unreadable, born in Mississippi, father born in France, mother born in Louisiana.
Levesque, Mary L., wife, age 34, age at first marriage looks like 19 or 29, born in Louisiana, parents born in Louisiana.
Alston L., son, age 13.
Gaston Jr., son, age 11.
Wesley A., son, age 5.
Shirley R., daughter, age 3 5/12.

LEVESQUE, C., Mother in law, age 69, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census), no occupation.
ROUSSET, A., Daughter, age 39, born in Louisiana, father born in Louisiana and mother born in Louisiana (according to census).
Olga, ----, age 7.
LEVESQUE, Gaston, Son, age 49, Mississippi, father born in Louisiana, mother born in Louisiana. No occupation listed. (The age is wrong. He was more like 29 at this time.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Clemence Emilie Elise Scharniski Levesque (1852 - 1933)
 
 Spouses:
  Alice Josephine Bofill Levesque (1892 - 1918)
  Mary Lillian Bofill Levesque (1896 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  Alston Leslie Levesque (1916 - 2006)*
  Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque (1918 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elise Levesque Owin (1883 - 1956)*
  Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque (1890 - 1959)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery #2
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Unknown
 
Created by: Sherri Park
Record added: May 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69317301
Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque
Added by: Sherri Park
 
Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque
Added by: Sherri Park
 
Gaston Paul Adolphe Levesque
Added by: Sherri Park
 
 
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