Family of Joseph Jean Francois Derbes & J. Emerite F. Lasalle
Joseph Jean Francois Derbes was born 27 December 1820 in Toulon, Var, France and died 2 March 1874 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wife J. Emerite F. Lasalle was born 1 October 1830 in a house on the corner of Conde & Dumaine, New Orleans, Louisiana, and died 30 August 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Burial was 31 August 1877 in St. Louis Cemetery #1/2, New Orleans, Louisiana. They were married c1849 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Link to Photo.
Their children were:
1- Sigismond Lucien Derbes b: 8 January 1851 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: Aft. June 1852
2- Olivia Derbes b: 17 December 1852 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 31 December 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana; buried St. Louis Cemetery #3
+Gaston J. Doussan b: Abt. 1856 in France; m: 22 September 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 17 December 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana; buried St. Louis Cemetery #3
Notes for Olivia Derbes:
- 1880 New Orleans, 57 Royal Street (p. 25A): Gaston Dusson 24 (FR-FR-FR) variety goods dealer, wife Olivia 28 (FR) keeping house, Paul 10 months; Derbes sisters-in-law F(ortunee) 25 (FR-FR-FR) milliner, Charlotte 22 seamstress, Emma 21 seamstress, Juliet 17 (FR) seamstress, Rosalie 10 attending school; Derbes brothers-in-law Adrien 13 attending school, Lucien 13 attending school, Frederick 12 attending school, Joseph 7; servants Marie Alexander 48 (black) & Thos. Lake 18 (black).
- 1900 New Orleans, 1608 Dumaine Street (ED 49, p. 9B): Gaston Doussan 48 (Apr 1852) clerk, wife of 23 years Olivia 45 (Jun 1854) [4 of 5 children still living], Elise 18 (Jun 1881), Stella 11 (Sep 1888), Hilda 4 (Mar 1896); sisters-in-law Julia Derbes 32 (Apr 1868) & Rosa Derbes 26 (Nov 1877); boarder Baptist Oliphant 35 (Mar 1865) widower.
- 1910 New Orleans (ED183, W11, p. 7A): Gaston Doussan 55 dry goods/clerk, wife of 33 years Elizabeth 58, Hilda 16
- 1920 New Orleans, 132 South White (ED52, W3, p. 4A): Gaston J. Doussan 64 floor walker/retail dry goods, wife Olivia 62, son-in-law Joseph E. Jubin 29 (FR) electrician/electric co., wife Hilda 25, Yvette 2 years 8 months, Lorraine 1 year 2 months.
- 1930 New Orleans, 3624 Gentilly Boulevard (ED125, W8p. 3A): Joseph E. Jubin 39 (Brittany) [house value $10,000], wife Hilda B. 33, Yvette M. 12, Lorraine M. 11, in-laws Gaston J. Doussan 74 & wife Olivia D. 77.
2- Pauline Anna Derbes b: 19 July 1854 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 4 September 1945 Oakland, Alameda, California
+Benito Solache b: Abt. 1852 in New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 20 September 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana [--- Solache/Rosalie Kneller]; d: 20 January 1890 New Orleans, Louisiana
Notes for Pauline Anna Derbes:
- 1880 New Orleans (p. 228D): Benito Salache 28 (LA-Spain-Hamburg) clerk in store, wife Pauline 25 (LA-FR-LA) keeping house, Emerite 5 months
- 1891 directory: Pauline Solache, widow Benito: 129 Ann St.
- 1900 New Orleans, 1131 Carondelet (ED13, W2, p. 16B): Widow Pauline Solache 46 (Jul 1853) [5 of 6 children still living] boarders, Amorita 20 (Dec 1879) saleswoman, Anita 18 (Nov 1881) cashier, Joseph 16 (Jan 1884) furniture varnisher, Fernand 14 (Mar 1886) messenger, Len 10 (Feb 1890) at school; roomer John F. Gibbons 28 (May 1871) train checker; servant Harry Phelps 17 (Jan 1883).
- 1 June 1906: From personal testimony when Frederick brings case re parents' succession: Pauline never asked for a partition. Her husband was refused as sub tutor, so she took her share ($545) on 23 March 1878.
- 1910 Modesto, Stanislaus, California: William A. Jones 29 real estate agent, wife of 5 years Annitta 26; widowed mother-in-law Pauline Solache 55.
- 1920 San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1837 Oak Street: William A. Jones 39 real estate agent, wife Anita R. 35, Preston A. 9, Sydney A. 5; widowed mother-in-law Pauline A. Solache 65.
- 1930 Oakland, Alameda, California, 826 Paloma Avenue: William A. Jones 49 auto agent [house value $8500], wife Anita R. 45, Preston 19, Sydney 15, widowed mother-in-law Pauline Solache 75.
3- Fortunee Marie Derbes b: 1 August 1855 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: Abt. 1907 New Orleans, Louisiana
+Emile Desire Nores b: 13 March 1848 New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 30 October 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana [Jules Cesar/Adele Alexandrine Moreau]; d: Abt. 1895 New Orleans, Louisiana
Notes for Fortunee Marie Derbes:
- 1900 New Orleans, 1027 St. Anne Street (ED47, W5, p. 8B): (Widow) Mrs. Emile D. Nores 44 (Aug 1855) [mar. 15 yrs.; 1 of 3 children still living], Jeanne 17 (Apr 1883).
- 1 June 1906: From personal testimony when Frederick brings case re parents' succession: Fortunee and her husband had lived at 57 Royal St., paying no rent, but paid board and worked in the store. She and Olivia ran the store. She paid $20 board for herself, her husband ate at Mr. Brulatour's. She left in 1885 after buying a farm in St. Bernard; her husband kept the store for the country farm.
4- Carlos Derbes b: 8 August 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 8 March 1907 at 315 Dauphine, New Orleans, Louisiana
+Marie Desiree Wachez b: March 1863 in France; m: 14 June 1884 New Orleans, Louisiana [Emile/Sophie ---]; d: 30 November 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Notes for Carlos Derbes:
- 1900 New Orleans, 1321 Columbus Street (ED 65, p. 16B): Carlos Derbes 42 (Aug 1857) bookkeeper, wife of 16 years Mary 37 (Mar 1863; FR) [5 of 6 children still living], Basil 15 (Mar 1885) messenger, Emma 13 (Aug 1886), Albert 10 (Aug 1889), Peter 8 (Jun 1891), Edgar 6 (Jun 1893), sister-in-law Eugenie Wachez 33 (Sep 1866) saleslady.
- 1910 New Orleans, 1473 N. Villere Street (ED108, W7, p. 2A): Widow Marie Derbes 47, Emma 23 music teacher, Albert 20 stenographer/broker's office, Victor 18 wheelwright/blacksmith shop, Edgar 16 office boy/bank, Aurelia 9, Ralph 25 streetcar conductor, wife of 1 year Estelle 26.
- 1920 New Orleans, 1456 N. Villere Street (ED114, W7, p. 3A): Widow Marie Derbes 64, Emma 32 saleslady/department store, Emalie 19, Victor 28 drummer/band of music, Edgard 26 rate clerk/railroad, wife Sevira 23, Edgard Jr. 2 years 6 months.
5- Emerite Magdalene Derbes b: 28 May 1859 at 64 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 7 December 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, California; burial: Palo Alto, CA
+John Adams Harris b: 5 September 1859 in New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 27 December 1894 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 25 February 1939 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; burial: 27 February 1939 Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA
6- Julia Derbes b: April 1863 in France; d: 22 December 1932 at 2130 Marengo Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: 23 December 1932 Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans
Notes for Julia Derbes:
- 1880 New Orleans: Juliet Derbes 17 seamstress, living with her siblings at the family home 57 Royal Street.
- 1900 New Orleans: Julia Derbes 32, living with sister Olivia's family at 1608 Dumaine Street.
- 14 August 1903: Julia Derbes 30 & niece Stella Doussan 14 arrive back in America at New York on La Savoie which left Paris on 8 August 1903.
- 1910 New Orleans, 2130 Marengo Street (ED248, W12, p. 13B/14A): Adam Lennox 28 stenographer, wife Stella 21, aunt Julia Derbes 43 saleslady/dry goods store.
- 1920 New Orleans, 2130 Marengo Street (ED217, W12, p. 11A): Adam J. Lennox 36 private secretary/oil refining company, wife Stella 28, Paul 8, Stella 6, Glory 2, aunt Julia Derbes 52 librarian/daily newspaper, widowed aunt Louise Roussel 60.
- 1930 New Orleans, 2130 Marengo Street (ED199, W12, p. 16A): Widow Stella Lennox 34 [house value $8000], Paul 19 multigraph operator/oil, Adam J. 10, Bijou 17, Gloria 12, aunt Julia Derbes 60.
- Death Notice in Harris Family Bible (dated 1896): "On Thursday afternoon, December 22nd, 1932 at 12:55 o'clock, JULIA DERBES, daughter of the late Emerite LaSalle and Joseph Derbes, beloved aunt of Mrs. Stella Lennox, of 2130 Marengo street. Services from National Funeral Home, Canal at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, December 23rd 1932, with interment in Greenwood cemetery."
7- Adrienne Derbes b: 20 March 1867 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: Aft. 1945
+Henry Labe b: Abt. 1865 in Spanish Mexico; m: Abt. 1900; d: 7 October 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Notes for Adrienne Derbes:
- 1880 New Orleans: Adrien(ne) Derbes 13 attending school, living with her siblings at the family home 57 Royal Street.
- 1910 New Orleans (ED248, W12, p. 15B): Henry Labe (-age-) window dresser/dry goods store, 2nd wife of 10 years Adrienne 42, Emma 16, Delima 14, Olga 9, Henry 7.
- 1920 New Orleans, 2426 General Taylor (ED219, W12, p. 3B): Henry Labe 45 (TX-TX-TX) card writer/department store, wife Adrian 38, Olga 18, Henry 19 electrician/telegraph co.
- 1930 New Orleans, 24 30 General Taylor (ED198, W12, p. 25B): Widow Adrienne Labe 60 [owns/house value $10,000], daughter Olga Schmidt 28, & husband of 5 years Carl G. 28 real estate/clerk.
- 1945/6 N.O. directory: Adrienne Labe (widow Henry) res 5231 Barrett
8- Lucienne Derbes b: 20 March 1867 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 1942 in Geneva, Switzerland
+Charles Ducret b: Abt. 1858 in Switzerland; m: 24 June 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 1933 in Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
Notes for Lucienne Derbes:
- 1880 New Orleans: Lucien(ne) Derbes 13 attending school, living with her siblings at the family home 57 Royal Street.
- Charles Ducret arrived in New Orleans on the Paris from Bordeaux in June 1885. He was 27, a clerk, Swiss; arrived 3rd class, with 1 trunk.
- 1900: Already returned to Switzerland as unable to locate in census. First child (Olga) born in New Orleans in January 1898, 2nd child (Renee) born in Geneva March 1902.
9- Frederick Derbes b: 27 April 1868 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 15 May 1959 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
+Eugenia Gaudin b: September 1863 in New Orleans, Louisiana; m: Abt. 1890; d: 25 October 1923 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois
*2nd Wife (?) of Frederick Derbes:
+Ellanora ------ b: Abt. 1874 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; m: Bet. 1910-1920; d: 4 February 1938 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
*3rd Wife (?) of Frederick Derbes:
+Elizabeth --- b: Abt. 1883 Chicago, Cook, Illinois; m: Bef. 1930; d: Aft. 1930
Notes for Frederick Derbes:
- 1900 Chicago, Cook, IL, ED 356: Frederick Derbes 32 (Apr 1868; LA-FR-Ger) clerk/photograph, wife of 10 years Eugenie 36 (Sep 1863; LA-FR-FR) [1 of 1 child still living], Frederick J. 6 (Oct 1893).
- 1910 Chicago, Cook, IL, ED 1028, 2009 Clifton Ave.: Eugenia Derbes 48 (LA-FR-FR) mar. 20 yrs., piano teacher, son Frederick J. 16 (IL-LA-LA) RR office ticket auditor. [Frederick 42 - ?]
- 1920 Chicago, Cook, IL, 1615 Montreal Street (ED 1537, W26, p. 9A): Frederick Derbes 52 (N.O.-FR-FR) chief clerk/express, wife Ellanora 43 (Cinn-Germ-Germ), Leroy Schmitt 15 stepson (IL-PA-OH), Mariella Schmitt 14 stepdaughter (IL-PA-OH)
- 1920 Chicago, Cook, IL, 2525 Syndale Street (ED1715, W26, p. 13B): Eugene Derbes 62 (married female) piano teacher.
(1920 Forest Park, Cook, IL: J. Fred Derbes 26 (IL-LA-LA) stenographer, wife E. Harriett 26 (IL-Wis-Wis), J. Raymond 9 months)
- 1930 Chicago, Cook, IL, ED 1447, 4146 Monticello Ave.: Fred Derbes 61 (22) (LA-LA-LA) cashier/railway ex., [$36 value of home - renting], wife Elizabeth 46 (36) (IL-Germ-IL)
- 1 June 1906: From personal testimony when Frederick brings case re parents' succession: Lives in Chicago. After parents' deaths, lived with brother-in-law, Gaston Doussan. Employed during that time for different firms, as well as for his brother-in-law and his sister. Worked in the store in the mornings before work and in the evenings. About 6-8 months after turning 21, left New Orleans. Before brother Joseph told him, did not know an account had been filed by Doussan with the court. Left sister's house because "they threw me out of the house" for "no cause". He had lived with them in the property on Royal St., and then for about 6 months in their property on Dumaine. He had made a demand for settlement but had received none. Always turned over all his earnings. Always lived with his sister. He slept there, ate there, and was supplied with clothing. Olivia put him out of the house, "she threw me downstairs". 6 November 1907: Frederic Derbes' claim is dismissed.
- Obituary: Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, 16 May 1959: Frederick J. Derbes, 91, who called himself the "world's oldest bellboy" until his retirement three years ago, died Friday morning in his home, 4729 Beacon st., apparently of a heart attack. He last was employed at the Rienzi hotel, 600 Diversey pkwy. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at 5149 N. Ashland av.
- Obituary: Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, 17 May 1959: Frederick Derbes, May 13, 1959, late of 4729 N. Beacon street, beloved husband of the late Eugenia; dear father of the late Fred J.; fond uncle of Raymond and Amelia Derbes. Masonic services Sunday, 7 p.m., at chapel, 5149-51 N. Ashland avenue, at Foster, under the auspices of Paul Revere lodge. No. 998. A.F. & A.M. Interment Memorial Park. Also member of Loyal chapter, No. 233. R.A.M.; Adoniram council. No. 95, R.S.M.; and Illinois commandery, No. 72, K.T. LOngbeach 1-5147.
10- Rosa Derbes b: 3 February 1870 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 1 January 1963 in Ambilly, France
+Jacques Stengel b: Abt. 1856; m: Aft. 1903; d: Abt. 1937
Notes for Rosa Derbes:
- 7 November 1903: Rosa Derbes 25, arrived back in America at New York from Paris on La Savoie which left Le Havre on 14 November 1903. She is headed back to New Orleans, 1608 Dumaine Street.
11- Joseph Derbes b: 18 September 1872 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 8 August 1959 in Cinncinati, Hamilton, Ohio
+Ida May Sweeney b: 23 May 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 23 December 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana [Lawrence/Eliza McCuday]; d: 28 March 1899 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*2nd wife of Joseph Derbes:
+Mary Ellen McGuire b: Abt. 1875 Louisiana; m: 23 July 1903 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: Aft. 1930
Notes for Joseph Derbes:
- 29 August 1887: Joseph, traveling in steerage, arrives back in America at New York on La Gascogne from LeHavre.
- 1900 New Orleans, ED 4: Lawrence Sweeney 58 & wife Lisa 38, their children; widowed son-in-law Joseph Derbes 27 (Sep 1872; LA-FR-LA) lawyer, Joseph Jr. 1 (Mar 1899)
- 1 June 1906: From personal testimony when Frederick brings case re parents' succession: Joseph says he is currently a flour & grain broker. Sent to the Jesuits school aged ten, but was taken out to go to work in his sister's country store at Toka Station in St. Bernard Parish. Stayed there about 8 months then sent to take an examination for Tulane College, "but having been taken out of school so long I had forgotten a good deal what I had knew, and I was unable to pass." They then sent him to Aloysius Instutute. Fortunee's husband had tried to instruct him but was unable as he had been learning Greek, Latin, Spanish and German. He was then sent to Paris as his sister Olivia had had an inspiration from their dead mother telling her to send Joseph to Paris. He was sent to his Uncle Jules Derbes, and sent to St. Nicholas school. That didn't work out. He pleaded with his uncle to stay in France. He went to work for Mr. Brinkman the optician but that didn't work out. He returned to New Orleans at the age of 15. He claimed Olivia and Fortunee were mean to him. He worked for Mr. Mercier but was fired for no reason. Olivia "caught me on Canal St. and brought me home, took all my clothes away and put me barefooted in the yard, without any clothes." He wrote a postal card to Frederick to "take me from that living hell." His $2/week earnings all went to Olivia. He ran away that month. His brother Carlos caught him on Canal St., he broke away from the car and ran to his sister Pauline's. They then swore out a warrant against him as a juvenile vagrant as Olivia wanted him to spend the night in jail. The Judge released him to Pauline. He couldn't get a job because of what his sisters had said about him. He left to work 26 miles north of Birmingham for the Railroad Mining Co. for 10 months. Then he worked with his brother who had a very large news stand on Canal St. Then he worked for a wholesale grocer, then as a country clerk; then for another grocer. He left there because the grocer told him to attend church or quit. Then he worked for another grocer. He went to Chicago in 1891, stating that his brother Frederick was much persecuted, and that he and all his friends were beyond reproach.
- 1910 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, 3533 Woodburn Avenue: Joseph Derbes 37 (LA) lawyer/general practice, 2nd wife of 6 years Ellen 35 (LA), Earl 5 (LA). Son Joseph 9 is a lodger at the Mount Alverno Protectory for Boys in Delhi, Hamilton, Ohio.
- WWI registration record: Joseph Benjamin Derbes, 3533 Woodburn Avenue, Cinncinatti, Hamilton, Ohio; born 18 September 1872; lawyer; wife Mary Ellen Derbes; medium height (64"), medium build, dark brown eyes & black & grey hair [12 September 1918]
- 1920 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, 3533 Woodburn Avenue (ED67, W3, p. 1A): Jos. B. Derbis 47 (LA-Fr-Fr) owns house, general practice/attorney, wife Ellen 43 (LA-LA-Fr), Earl M. 15 (LA)
- 1930 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, 3533 Woodburn Avenue (ED52, W5, p. 15A): Joseph B. Derbes 57 (LA-Fr-Fr), own practice/attorney [house value $6000], wife Mary E. 54 (LA-LA-Fr)
- 26 August 1951: Joseph Derbes arrives in New York from Geneva via Paris on a TWA flight; residence 3533 Woodburn Avenue, Cinncinati
Notes for Joseph Jean Francois Derbes:
- 11 September 1850 New Orleans (3rd Rep. Dist., p. 200): Joseph Derbes 29 clerk (France); Mary Derbes 20 (Both can read and write.)
- 18 June 1852: Joseph applied for a passport as he was 'about to travel abroad.' In New York he affirms that he was born in France on 27 December 1820 and that he is a citizen of the U.S. He will be accompanied by his wife and son. His description is age 31, 5'6", high forehead, hazel eyes, prominent nose, medium mouth, round chin, black hair, sallow complexion, oval face, partially bald.
- Family returns to New Orleans by the time Olivia is born in December 1852.
- 1855 N.O. city directory: Joseph Derbes Sr., store, 72 Chartres
- 28 August 1856: J. Derbes 36, merchant, arrived at New York on the Hermann from LeHavre.
- 9 August 1858: Joseph Derbes 38, merchant, arrived at New York on the Arago from Le Havre.
- After May 1859, sometime after Emerite's birth in May 1859, the family went to France.
- 1861 N.O. city directory: Joseph Derbes, Jr., dry goods, 49 Chartres
- Emerite and the children appeared to have stayed in France to avoid the Civil War. On 18 April 1865, arriving back at New York, heading to New Orleans on the Lafayette from Le Havre, France: Mme. Derbes nee Lasalle 34 landlord, Olivia 12, Pauline 11, Fortunee 10, Carlos 7, Emerite 6, Julia 1. Julia was born in France. Family lore said that they arrived in the U.S. on the day Lincoln was assassinated. Lincoln was killed on 15 April 1865.
- 1870 New Orleans (W4, p. 874): J. Derbes 49 (France), importer of fancy goods, wife E. 40 helper of house, Olivia 17, Pauline 14, Fortunee 15, Carlos 12, Emerite 11, Julia 7 (France), Lucianne 2, Adrienne 2, Rosa 5 months, Frederick 2
- Obituary New Orleans Bee (newspaper), 3rd March 1874, p. 1, c. 5: Decede le 2 mars 1874, a l'age de cinquante trois ans, JOSEPH JEAN FRANCOIS DERBES, ne a Toulon, Departement du Var (France). Ses parente et amis ainai que cenx de sa famille, sont pries d'assister a ses funerailles qui augout ___ aujourd'hui, 3 mars, a 4 1/2 P.M. Le convoi partirs de sa dernfere residence, rue Royale, N. 57.
De la part de sa veuve et de ses enfants, ainai que des families Derbes, Bellocq, Gilly, De Gruy, Fazende et Roche.
Les journaux de Toulon et de Marseille sont prie a de reprodnire.
Societe Francaise de Bienfaisance et Mutuelle - Les membres de la Societe sont inviter a assister aux funerailles de JOSEPH JEAN F. JULESS DERBES, membre honoraire, decede hier lundi, a 4 heures de l'apres-midi. Le convoi ___bre partira de la maison, mortuaire rue Royale No. 57, cette apres-midi, a quatre heures et demie. Par ordre du President. A. Barbier, Secretaire, 3 mars.
Last updated: 20 February 2011.