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 George Antoine DeCoux

George Antoine DeCoux

Birth
Loreauville, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 4 Dec 1986 (aged 81)
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 47524528 · View Source
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George Antoine DeCoux was born February 16, 1905 in Loreauville, LA. to Adolph DeCoux Sr. and Florestine Vaughn DeCoux. His was the seventh generation of his line in Louisiana, descending from Jacque DeCoux the progenitor of the family, who came to Colonial Louisiana from France in 1720. In 1911 at age 6 he came to Port Arthur, when his father moved the family to Texas in order to work for the Texas Company.
He left school after the eighth grade to help support the large family which included brothers, Adolph Jr., Frank, Henry, Clarence, Morris, and the triplets Lawrence, Laurence, and Laura. He worked at odd jobs for several years, selling newspapers, delivering for 7-UP Bottling, and in oil tank construction. In 1926 he married Monique Braquet. In 1931 he went to work for Gulf Oil but after several years was laid off during the Great Depression. First he worked as a butcher for Percy Plasella on 16th. street (Gulfway Dr.). When that store began to experience a downturn from laid off refinery workers, he moved his family back to Loreauiville and worked for his father-in-law J.J. Braquet, a farmer. In 1936 he was recalled to work for Gulf Oil and remained there for the next 31 years until his retirement in 1967. At the time of his retirement he was employed as a #1 rigger which, at that time, required some less than safe practices. His family can attest to his fearless climbing ability and his often heard, but not always reassuring admonition "As long as you got a hand hold, you can't fall."
George was an excellent provider, and fiercely loyal to his family which included his wife Monique (1906-1993), and his children; Theresa (1927), George Jr. (1930), Lorena (1931) Barbara (1935-1972), Joseph (1941-2002) and Michael (1944).
George died on December 4, 1986 due to CHF. The loss of his unique blend of humor, loyalty, compassion for the less fortunate, self-assurance, and his belief in hard work and neatness will always be missed.


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  • Created by: coujam
  • Added: 3 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47524528
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Antoine DeCoux (16 Feb 1905–4 Dec 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47524528, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by coujam (contributor 47236064) .