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 Theresa May Westbrook

Theresa May Westbrook

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 30 Dec 1919 (aged 32)
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 40129635 · View Source
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MISS WESTBROOK DEAD

Miss Theresa Westbrook, aged 32 years, a native of New Orleans and resident of Biloxi for thiry years, died at her home at 824 Lameuse street last night at 8:45 o'clock. Deceased had been ill for some time. She is survived by a father and relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services were conducted in the Church of the Nativity and interment in the Biloxi cemetery.

Obituary from Daily Herald dated Dec. 31, 1919

Theresa as you can see was an attractive lady. She enjoyed going regularly to the Fireman's Hall in Ocean Springs for their dances. At one ball she attended she was named the "Most Graceful" for her waltz.

Theresa had two children, Margaret and Charles. Margaret may have known who her father was. She would only say he was a man from New Orleans. Charles was the product of a relationship with Charles Cazeaux. Theresa never married.

Theresa died from pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchitis. Her mother and most of her sisters died from the same ailment.

Grandma Theresa is buried in a paupers grave. The only record with the city of her burial is a note referencing that her great granddaughter had told them about the burial. We do have the funeral home record showing where and when she was buried. Her sister, Henrietta Westbrook Kelly, paid for the funeral.

Her son, Charles, use to take his children to the cemetery to clean his mother's grave. They were told that Theresa actually shares her grave with 2 strangers.



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  • Maintained by: Dawna Westbrook
  • Originally Created by: Carmella Seymour
  • Added: 1 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40129635
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theresa May Westbrook (18 Dec 1887–30 Dec 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40129635, citing Biloxi City Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Dawna Westbrook (contributor 47076696) .