Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran

Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran

Female 1894 - 1974  (79 years)
Person ID: I1212  Jeff Vitter's Ancestor, Descendant, or Close Relative


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  • Name Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Name Mémère 
    Notes 
    • Mémère and Pépère would host Wednesday night dinner for the Vitter family, usually serving roast chicken. Mémère was a school teacher before she got married. In those days, you had to be single to be a teacher. Jeff remembers his first day at kindergarden at St. Mathias School in September 1960. Mémère accompanied him to school that morning. (Perhaps Mimi had morning sickness!). When they arrived, the teacher was not yet there, and instead there was general bedlam. The kids were laughing and running around the classroom. Mémère took one look and quickly put her foot down, and the entire class immediately fell into total silence. It was an impressive display of will.

      The children of Mémère and Pépère would bring their children each Sunday morning to visit, and then go across the yard to the nextdoor home of Tawo and Uncle John Ferran. While the adults talked in the house, the grandchildren would often play hide and seek or football on the side lawn between the two houses. Dede and Mémère would take a group of grandchildren to lunch afterwards.

      Mémère was always interested in her grandchildren. Jeff Vitter remembers walking to her house each Wednesday after St. Matthias School. Mémère would send him to the corner store for a quart of ice cream and a wooden top, and then would sit down with him as he ate the ice cream to find out how his day went. When Tootie was young, she was fond of going up to Mémère and saying, "I wish I had a quarter."

      Dark brown hair, brown eyes.
    Born 6 Jul 1894  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jan 1974  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Buried 24 Jan 1974  St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • St. Raymond Tomb
    Siblings
     1. Dr. John Blaise Ferran (ID:I1340),   b. 24 Apr 1896, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1993, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Augustine Marie Rose Ferran (ID:I1341),   b. 15 Jun 1898, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1991, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F530 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Jean Ferran, dit Larneilh (ID:I1250),   b. 20 Jul 1862, House Larneilh, Uzan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1930, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Marie Léocadie Péré, dite Cabaillé (ID:I1251),   b. 8 Dec 1869, Anères, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1944, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1893  St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • witnessed by Baptiste Elichalt and Marcellin Barrière.
    Reference Number 6022 

    Family

    Family ID: F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Husband Albert Henry St. Raymond (ID:I1208),   b. 3 Nov 1879, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1962, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1918 
    Reference Number 5906 
    Children 
      1. Audrey Malvina St. Raymond (ID:I16565),   b. 20 Dec 1920, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2005, Atlanta, De Kalb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
      2. Dr. Albert Henry St. Raymond, Jr. (ID:I1215),   b. 22 May 1922, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 2000, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      3. Marie Louise St. Raymond (ID:I1213),   b. 22 Jun 1923, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 2006  (Age 82 years)
      4. John Pierre St. Raymond (ID:I1214),   b. 4 Oct 1924, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 2005, Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
      5. Dr. Bernard Henry St. Raymond (ID:I1216),   b. 5 Jan 1928, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1981, Falls Church, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Description Dark brown hair, brown eyes 
    Event Between Jul and Sep 1934  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Trip with Mimi (Léocadie Péré Ferran), Mémère (Marthe Ferran St. Raymond), Tawo (Rose Ferran), and Mémère\'s five children Audrey, Albert, Dede, Buddie, and Buster to France. They sailed from N.Y. on the ship Champlain (French Line) after spending a few days in New York City, where Uncle John Ferran showed them special sights (Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Bronx Zoo, etc.). They landed in Le Havre and went to the southwest of France where Mimi\'s home had been. The trip was probably to settle financial and succession matters following the June 1933 death of Mimi\'s mother Rose Ricaud Péré. They also visite Lourdes and Paris. In Paris, one of the kids\' favorite spots was an eatery called Pam Pam that served American food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. They returned on the ship Ile de France. (Note: Mimi here refers to Léocadie Péré Ferran; Audrey St. Raymond would marry A. L. Vitter Jr. and several decades later be known as Mimi to her grandchildren.) 
    Mimi and siblings at the shrine at Lourdes, France
    Empire State Bldg 1934
    Reference Number 1218 
    Residence Abt 1920  926 N. Broad Street, one-half of a double built by Jean Ferran next to his house at 930 N. Broad Street, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife 
    Residence 1935  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Between 1938 and 1974  3539 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    2005-10-08 -- Audrey S. Vitter Obituary Document
    St. Raymond and Vitter families in side yard of 3539 Napoleon Avenue
    Weekly dinner, 3539 Napoleon Avenue
    Residence 1940  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1894 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1920 - 926 N. Broad Street, one-half of a double built by Jean Ferran next to his house at 930 N. Broad Street, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1938 and 1974 - 3539 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1974 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jan 1974 - St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Between Jul and Sep 1934 - France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Photos
    St. Raymond and Vitter families in side yard of 3539 Napoleon Avenue
    Weekly dinner, 3539 Napoleon Avenue
    Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran HighSchool
    Family picture with grandmother Rose Ricaud Péré  sitting, with her daughter Léocadie Péré Ferran standing next to her, with Léocadie's children Rose, John, and Marthe.
    Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran
    Marthe Ferran on Solemn Communion Day with younger sister Rose Ferran
    Marthe Marie Henriette Ferran Wedding Day
    Passport photo for trip to France
    Uzan Monument
    Rose Marie Ferran Retirement Dinner
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    2005-10-08 -- Audrey S. Vitter Obituary Document
    2005-10-08 -- Audrey S. Vitter Obituary Document
    News_Article__New_Orleans_States-Item_published_as_THE_STATES-ITEM___January_24_1974__p4 Document
    News_Article__New_Orleans_States-Item_published_as_THE_STATES-ITEM___January_24_1974__p4 Document
    Headstones
    St Raymond Albert H and family tomb Headstone
    St Raymond Albert H and family tomb Headstone
    Albert H. St. Raymond (1879-1962.) Burial: Saint Louis Cemetery Number #03. New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. GPS (lat/lon): 29.98842, -90.08562.
    St Raymond Sr Albert H and St Raymond Jr John Pierre Headstone
    St Raymond Sr Albert H and St Raymond Jr John Pierre Headstone
    St Raymond Albert tomb Headstone
    St Raymond Albert tomb Headstone
    Histories
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery, including new information about Jeff's mom's side of the family in southwest France around Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois) and Anères. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
    Genealogy Charts
    Descendants of Pierre Feugas (late 1600s–mid-1700s) and Marie Claverie
    Descendants of Pierre Feugas (late 1600s–mid-1700s) and Marie Claverie
    Pierre Feugas is a 6th great grandfather of Jeffrey S. Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. Pierre married Marie Claverie from La Bastide-de-Sérou, Ariège, France, and they resided in Hagetaubin, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Their 3rd great grandson Jean Ferran dit Larneilh immigrated from Uzan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France to New Orleans, Louisiana by 1893 and became a property owner/landlord.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, Albert H. St. Raymond Sr. family.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100439686/albert-henry-st_raymond
      St Raymond Albert H and family tomb Headstone
      St Raymond Albert H and family tomb Headstone
      Albert H. St. Raymond (1879-1962.) Burial: Saint Louis Cemetery Number #03. New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. GPS (lat/lon): 29.98842, -90.08562.
      St Raymond Sr Albert H and St Raymond Jr John Pierre Headstone
      St Raymond Sr Albert H and St Raymond Jr John Pierre Headstone
      St Raymond Albert tomb Headstone
      St Raymond Albert tomb Headstone


    2. [S1240] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 2340538.
      https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6224/4584703_00519?pid=35527641
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 2340538


    3. [S1151] 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01431; Page: 61B and 62A; Enumeration District: 36-347.
      1940 United States Federal Census, page 61B
      1940 United States Federal Census, page 61B
      Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01431; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 36-347
      1940 United States Federal Census, page 62A
      1940 United States Federal Census, page 62A
      Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01431; Page: 62A; Enumeration District: 36-347


    4. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires.
      Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/ALandAudreyVitter.php

    5. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    6. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Remembering Those Back in Uzan.
      In the 1800s, the Ferran, St. Raymond, and Cougot families lived around a small village in southwestern France called Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois). After emigrating to the U. S. A., they sponsored a monument to those from Uzan who gave their lives during World War I. It stands there still today in front of the city hall.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/UzanWWI.php

    7. [S915] Death Notices and Obituaries, The New Orleans States-Item, 1/24/1974, page 4, column 3.
      https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=AMNEWS&t=pubname%3A156E52820A03AAF9%21New%2BOrleans%2BStates-Item/year%3A1974%211974/mody%3A0124%21January%2B24&action=browse&format=image&docref=image%2Fv2%3A156E52820A03AAF9%40EANX-159290E8A68BC17D%402442072-159187E957C8960F%403&origin=image%2Fv2%3A156E52820A03AAF9%40EANX-159290E8A68BC17D%402442072-15928EFBB47DCDE2%400
      News_Article__New_Orleans_States-Item_published_as_THE_STATES-ITEM___January_24_1974__p4 Document
      News_Article__New_Orleans_States-Item_published_as_THE_STATES-ITEM___January_24_1974__p4 Document


    8. [S958] Notes of Audrey St. Raymond Vitter, written to Jeff Vitter, 28 Aug 2000.
      At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


    9. [S1240] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 2340538.
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 2340538


    10. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "New York Marriages, 1686-1980", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F64W-GP5 : 21 January 2020), Jean Pere in entry for Jean Ferran, 1893.
      Jean Pere in entry for Jean Ferran, "New York Marriages, 1686-1980"

      Jean Pere
      mentioned in the record of Jean Ferran
      Name: Jean Pere
      Sex: Male
      Wife: Rose Ricand
      Daughter: Lescadie Pere
      Other information in the record of Jean Ferran
      from New York Marriages, 1686-1980
      Name:
      Jean Ferran
      Event Type:
      Marriage
      Event Date:
      7 Sep 1893
      Event Place:
      New York County, New York, United States
      Event Place (Original):
      Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
      Gender:
      Male
      Father's Name:
      Henrie Ferran
      Mother's Name:
      Martha Fengas
      Spouse's Name:
      Lescadie Pere
      Spouse's Gender:
      Female
      Spouse's Father's Name:
      Jean Pere
      Spouse's Mother's Name:
      Rose Ricand
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F64W-GP5

    11. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "New York Marriages, 1686-1980", database, FamilySearch, Lescadie Pere in entry for Jean Ferran, 1893.
      Lescadie Pere in entry for Jean Ferran, "New York Marriages, 1686-1980"

      Lescadie Pere
      mentioned in the record of Jean Ferran
      Name: Lescadie Pere
      Sex: Female
      Father: Jean Pere
      Mother: Rose Ricand
      Husband: Jean Ferran
      Other information in the record of Jean Ferran
      from New York Marriages, 1686-1980
      Name:
      Jean Ferran
      Event Type:
      Marriage
      Event Date:
      7 Sep 1893
      Event Place:
      New York County, New York, United States
      Event Place (Original):
      Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
      Gender:
      Male
      Father's Name:
      Henrie Ferran
      Mother's Name:
      Martha Fengas
      Spouse's Name:
      Lescadie Pere
      Spouse's Gender:
      Female
      Spouse's Father's Name:
      Jean Pere
      Spouse's Mother's Name:
      Rose Ricand
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F64W-GPP