Alexandre “Alex” Close, Jr

  • Birth 17 Oct 1852 Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1926 Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 7604482

Alexandre "Alex" CLOSE, Jr (sometimes found as Alexander CLOSE or CLAUSE, fils [Jr.])

Son of:
Alexandre CLOSE, Sr.
and
Josephine (STELLY) CLOSE BREAUX.

Stepson of:
Aurelien BREAUX, Sr.

Brother of:
Louis CLOSE (b. 1850)
Therese (CLOSE) LANDRY (b. 1854) [ [Mrs. Caloir Landry]]

Half brother of:
Joseph Nichols BREAUX
Aurelien BREAUX, Jr.
Euchariste (BREAUX) STELLY
Ignace Aneas BREAUX
Noé BREAUX
Joseph Mathieu BREAUX
Macias BREAUX
Joseph Marcen BREAUX

Widow of:
Marie Evelina (RIVETTE/RIVET) CLOSE

Their children include:
Louis Casse CLOSE/CLAUSE (died young)
Marie Adele CLOSE/CLAUSE (died young)
Joseph Nicholls CLAUSE

Husband of:
Marie Ozea "Oseide" (STELLY) CLAUSE (a daughter of George STELLY and Josephine "Delphine" (BABINEAUX) STELLY).

They were married September 1, 1883.

Their children include:
Josephine (CLAUSE) SPEYRER
Fernand CLAUSE
Therese Petronilla "Therse" (CLAUSE) GUIDRY
Alexandre Pedro CLAUSE
Marie Mercedes (CLAUSE) GUIDRY
George CLAUSE
Noé "Noah" CLAUSE

The spelling of his surname was "CLOSE", however the priests sometimes spelled it "CLAUSE". His second wife and his children and succeeding generations spell their surname "CLAUSE".

CENSUS RECORDS

1860 US CENSUS
Breaux Bridge & Grand Point, St. Martin Parish, LA
July 13, 1860
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DWELLING 479 / FAMILY 479
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BREAUX, Aurallian, 34, m, w, planter, La.
STALEY [STELLY], JOSEPHINE, 26, f, w, La.
BREAUX, Marie A., Age ?, female, Race: White, Born: LA
BREAUX, [__?__] Alzier, 8, f, w, La.
BREAUX, Euphemie O., 6, f, w, La.
BREAUX, [Joseph Nichols], 10 months, m, w, La.
CLOWS [CLOSE], Louis [__?__], 10, m, w, La.
CLOWS [CLOSE], Alexander, 8, m, w, La.
CLOWS [CLOSE], Theresse, 6, f, w, La.
DUPUY, Theolin, 23, m, w, La.

1870 US CENSUS
Ward 3, Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
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Family #927
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BREAUX, Aurelien, 46, m, w, farmer
BREAUX, Josephine [STELLY], 48, f, w, keeping house
BREAUX, Alcee, 20, m, w, laborer
BREAUX, Alzire, 18, f, w, without occupation
BREAUX, Anirer, 16, f, w, without occupation
CLOSE, Alexandor, 18, m, w, laborer
CLOSE, Thereze, 16, f, w, without occupation
BUNDREUST, Nicholas, 13, m, w, without occupation

1880 US CENSUS
5th Ward, St. Martin, Louisiana
Source: FHL Film 1254471
National Archives Film T9-0471
Page 128D
CLAUS [CLOSE], Alex, m, w, 28, married, farm laborer, La., La., La.
CLAUZ [CLOSE], Marie [RIVETTE], wife, f, w, 24, married, Keeping House, La., La., La.
CLAUZ [CLOSE], Lewis, son, m, w, 3, single, La., La., La.

SOURCES:
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS by Rev. Donald J. Hebert
U. S. Census Records
LDS Family History website
St. Francis Regis Catholic Church - Arnaudville, LA
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church - Grand Coteau, LA


Family Members

Gravesite Details RIVETTE is aslo found as RIVET; CLOSE is also found as CLAUSE.

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  • Created by: Sebastian
  • Added: 21 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7604482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexandre “Alex” Close, Jr (17 Oct 1852–5 Jun 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7604482, citing East Louisiana State Hospital Cemetery, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Sebastian (contributor 46550973) .