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John Marie Dufilho

John Marie Dufilho

Male 1874 - 1964  (89 years)

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  • Name John Marie Dufilho  [1, 2
    Born 10 Jul 1874  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1964  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Bellevue Memorial Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09983
    Person ID I406  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Charles Remi Dufilho,   b. Oct 1841, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1925, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Marie Antoinette Debaillon,   b. 30 Dec 1850, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1940, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Marriage License 7 May 1867  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Marie Antionette was a 16 year-old student at the convent in Grand Coteau when Charles DUFILHO. Dr. Louis DEBAILLION arranged the marriage of Marie Antoinette and Charles.
    Married 13 May 1867  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Catherine Hinckley,   b. 14 Nov 1881, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1966, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1900  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Witnesses:
      A. L. Hollier - Arthur Louis Hollier, Lilly Ann's grandfather.
      A. M. Hollier - Adolphe Marshall Hollier. Adolphe married Antoinia Dufilho, John Marie's sister.
      U. L. Hinckley - I think this may be Arthur L. Hinckley, Anna’s brother. It is possible the “U” was incorrectly transcribed. A. L. Hinckley appears as a witness on the marriage license I have from the court house.
      M. J. Dufilho - Maurice Joseph (Jean Marie’s brother)

      ‘Kidnapped,’ Says He After Fifty Years
      [Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana), 19 March 1950, p. 4] John M. Dufilho figures today it turned out great, even though his wife “just kidnapped” him into marrying her 50 years ago. “I was at a dance,” Mr. Dufilho explained “standing around when all of a sudden a pink rose bud hit me on the chest.
      “That was the beginning of a different courtship and 50 years of married life.”
      Well-known and beloved Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho, who have spent the greater part of their life right here in Opelousas, are celebrating today their anniversary.
      TELLS ALL
      The operating part of this apparent conspiracy admits, that maybe there is something with a twinkle In her eye, to it.
      “I knew he was the one for me the first moment I saw him, and so I set my hat for him,” Mrs. Dufilho confides.
      He was 23 years old and she only 13 when the courtship began.
      “I thought she was just a little girl and didn’t know what she wanted, so I started being nice to her -taking her to dances and all,” he relates.
      WAS HE FOOLED
      He tried to be a guardian to her, introducing her to nice boys, and in reality, trying to find a man for her. But he didn’t know how set she was, until, he didn’t see her for one year
      WRITES HIS MOTHER
      Undaunted, the pretty dark-haired dark-eyed girl, wrote his mother. “That’s when I gave up my idea of wanting to be a bachelor and started, to my amazement, thinking that perhaps married life wouldn’t be too bad.”
      WED IN 1900
      Their wedding was held in the Opelousas Catholic church on March 20. 1900. Mrs. Dufilho was the former Miss Catherine Ann Hinckley, and she had been born in Opelousas Mr. Dufilho. however was born in New Orleans and came to Opelousas in the year 1882, and it is considered a coincidence by the couple, for it was in this very year that Mrs. Dufilho was born.
      “IT WAS FAITH”
      “It was faith-he just had to come to me.” Mrs. Dufilho teased. as she smiled at her husband
      HAD 9 CHILDREN
      They had nine children, seven boys and two girls. One of their boys was killed at Pearl Harbor.
      Mrs. Dufilho on telling about her children, told of a very odd thing that has happened. Two of her children, the oldest and youngest have never seen each other. George, the oldest, went to California when he was about 29 years old; and the baby Gerald, was only a few months old.
      Since then, both have been busy and have never had a chance to visit each other. On this day. with their children, grandchildren (nine), and great-grandchildren (two); this scribe would like to take her hat off to them.
      MET LIFE BRAVELY
      They have met life bravely and hive received its reward of a happy life together. “We’ve always been very close to each other, sharing sorrow and joy alike; and to be truthful we have never stayed away from each other in vexation for even one-half hour, Mrs. Dufilho proudly said.
      CHILDREN
      Their children are: George Dufilho of California, Mrs. Havard Burleigh of Mississippi, John Dufilho, Mrs. Gayheart Shute of Houston. Tex., Louis, Eugene and Gerald Dufilho.

      John Dufilhos are Married 64 years
      [Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana), 20 March 1964, p. 5]
      Mr. and Mrs. John Dufilho, 332 S. Lombard St., are today observing their 64th wedding anniversary. The couple was married March 20. 1000, at St. Landry Catholic Church In Opelousas.
      The couple will observe the day quietly because Mr. Dufilho has been ill with pneumonia. He was moved last night from St. Landry Clinic to his home so he and Mrs. Dufilho could spend their anniversary together at their home.
      Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho are the parents of six sons and two daughters -- Johnny Dufilho, Louis Dufilho, Peyton Dufilho and Gerald Dufilho all of Opelousas, George Dufilho of Narwalk [Norwalk], Calif., Mrs. Havard Burleigh and Eugene Dufilho, both of Clermont Harbor, Miss., and Mrs. H. A. Russ of Houston, Tex.
      Another son, 1/Lt. [1st Lieutenant] Marlon Dufilho, lost his life In the war.
    Children 
     1. George Anthony Dufilho, Sr.,   b. 11 Dec 1900, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1992, Olney, Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  []
     2. Marie Antoinette Dufilho,   b. 28 Aug 1902, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1997, Schertz, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  []
     3. Johnnie Dufilho,   b. 7 Jul 1903, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1972, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
     4. Ida Mae Dufilho,   b. 16 Jul 1906, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2002, Kemah, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  []
     5. Louis Joseph Dufilho,   b. 5 Jan 1908, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1985, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
     6. Eugene Thomas Dufilho,   b. 19 Dec 1910, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1997, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  []
     7. Peyton Charles Dufilho,   b. 12 Oct 1913, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1983, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
     8. Marion William Dufilho,   b. 22 May 1916, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1942, Solomon Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  []
     9. Gerald Joseph Dufilho,   b. 19 Mar 1921, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 2006, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 15:48:55 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1874 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1900 - Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 1964 - Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bellevue Memorial Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    John Marie Dufilho
    John Marie Dufilho
    DUFILHO John Marie & Anna Catherine Hinckley(1937)
    DUFILHO John Marie & Anna Catherine Hinckley(1937)
    DUFILHO John Marie and Anna Hinckley (1954)
    DUFILHO John Marie and Anna Hinckley (1954)
    SHARPE Betty with John Marie, Anna, and Louis Dufilho (1944)
    SHARPE Betty with John Marie, Anna, and Louis Dufilho (1944)

    Headstones
    John Marie Dufilho and Anna Hinckley Headstone
    John Marie Dufilho and Anna Hinckley Headstone
    Bellevue Memorial Cemetery by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011

    Obituary
    John Marie DUFILHO Obituary
    John Marie DUFILHO Obituary

  • Notes 
    • May have moved to Lombard Street in the early 1930s.

  • Sources 
    1. [S370] Bellevue Memorial Cemetery (Opelousas, Louisiana), Grave Markers, John Marie Dufilho and Anna Hinckley Dufilho grave marker, GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09983, by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011.

    2. [S393] St. Landry Catholic Church (Opelousas, Louisiana), Marriage Certificates, (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;), certificate for John Dufilho and Anna Hinkley, married 21 Mar 1900, volume M-3, page 245, number 12 (Reliability: 3).
      Witnesses:
      A. L. Hollier - Arthur Louis Hollier, Lilly Ann's grandfather.
      A. M. Hollier - Adolphe Marshall Hollier. Adolphe married Antoinia Dufilho, John Marie's sister.
      U. L. Hinckley - I think this may be Arthur L. Hinckley, Anna’s brother. It is possible the “U” was incorrectly transcribed. A. L. Hinckley appears as a witness on the marriage license I have from the court house.
      M. J. Dufilho – Maurice Joseph (Jean Marie’s brother).

    3. [S252] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", card for John Marie Duphilo [Dufilho], serial no. 25, Local Draft Board 1, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana; citing NARA microfilm M1509, roll 1684937.
      Name: John Marie Duphilo
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 10 Jul 1874
      Street address: Rfd#2
      Residence Place: St Landry, Louisiana, USA
      Physical Build: Medium
      Height: Medium
      Hair Color: Brown
      Eye Color: Brown
      Relative: Anna Hinckly Duphilo

    4. [S241] 1900 United States Federal Census, (Date: 1900;).

    5. [S401] Louisiana, Secretary of State, Vital Records, death certificates, vol. 6, p. 970 (1964), John M. Dufilho; Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge.

    6. [S670] Newspapers.com, "Rites Today for John M. Dufilho, Retired Farmer," Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana), 22 April 1964, p. 1, col. 3 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/227956801: accessed 15 October 2017) (Reliability: 3).
      Rites Today for John M. Dufilho, Retired Farmer
      Funeral services for John M. Dufilho, 91, of 332 Lombard St., will be held at 4 p. m. today at a low. Mass at St. Landry Catholic Church.
      Burial will be In Bellevue Memorial Park, under direction of Lafond and Son Funeral Home.
      Dufilho died at 4:55 p. m. Tuesday at St. Landry Clinic. He had been ill six years.
      Dufilho, a retired farmer, was a native of New Orleans. He came to Opelousas as a child, 82 years ago.
      He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Hinckley of Opelousas; six sons, Johnnie, Louis, Peyton and Gerald Dufilho, all of Opelousas; George Dufilho of Los Angeles, Calif., and Eugene Dufilho of Clermont Harbor, Miss.; and two daughters, Mrs. Havard Burleigh of Clermont Harbor, and Mrs. Horace Ross [Russ] of Houston, Tex.
      Also surviving are three brothers, Charles and Roger Dufilho, both of Opelousas, and Joseph Dufilho of Houma, 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

    7. [S547] Louisiana, Secretary of State, Louisiana Death Records Index (http://www.sos.la.gov), (Name: Louisiana Secretary of State; Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana;), entry for John M. Dufilho, St. Landry Parish, 21 April 1964; citing vol. 6, p. 970 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S401] Louisiana, Secretary of State, Vital Records, death certificates, vol. 6, p. 970 (1964), John M. Dufilho; Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S370] Bellevue Memorial Cemetery (Opelousas, Louisiana), Grave Markers, John Marie Dufilho and Anna Hinckley Dufilho grave marker, GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09983, by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011 (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S266] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Inc., John Marie Dufilho, Memorial# 80250695, created by Mark Hollier, 11 Nov 2011.

    11. [S240] Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, entry for Marie Antoinette Debaillon.
      Name: Marie Antoinette Debaillon
      Spouse: Charles Dufilho
      Marriage Date: 7 May 1867
      Marriage Place: St. Landry

    12. [S354] "St. Landry Parish Marriage Licenses, 1807 - Present", (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;), Charles Dufilho and Marie Antoinette Debaillon, no. 3527, 7 May 1867 (Reliability: 4).

    13. [S279] Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), CD-ROM database, Donald J. Hebert, (Name: Hebert Publications; Location: Rayne, Louisiana;), entry for Charles DUFILLE [sic] and Marie DEBAILLON, married 13 May 1867; citing Opel. Ch.: v. D, #283 (Reliability: 2).
      DEBAILLON, Marie (Louis & Aimee TOLEDANO) m. 13 May 1867 Charles DUFILLE (Opel. Ch.: v. D, #283)

    14. [S279] Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), CD-ROM database, Donald J. Hebert, (Name: Hebert Publications; Location: Rayne, Louisiana;).
      DUFILLE, Charles (Edmond & Adelaide DROUET) m. 13 May 1867 Marie DEBAILLON (Opel. Ch : v. D, # 283)

    15. [S279] Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), CD-ROM database, Donald J. Hebert, (Name: Hebert Publications; Location: Rayne, Louisiana;).
      DUFILHO, John (Charles & Antoinette DEBAILLON) m. 21 March 1900 Anna HINKLEY (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.245)

    16. [S354] "St. Landry Parish Marriage Licenses, 1807 - Present", (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;), no. 27754, John Dufilho and Anna Catherine Hinckley, 1900, recorded license (with original signatures); Opelousas Court House (Reliability: 4).

    17. [S366] Daily World, Opelousas, Louisiana (print edition), (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;), Sunday, March 19, 1950 edition.

    18. [S670] Newspapers.com, "John Dufilhos are Married 64 years," Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana), 20 March 1964, p. 5 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/227891266: accessed 15 October 2017).
      John Dufilhos are Married 64 years
      Mr. and Mrs. John Dufilho, 332 S. Lombard St., are today observing their 64th wedding anniversary. The couple was married March 20. 1000, at St. Landry Catholic Church In Opelousas.
      The couple will observe the day quietly because Mr. Dufilho has been ill with pneumonia. He was moved last night from St. Landry Clinic to his home so he and Mrs. Dufilho could spend their anniversary together at their home.
      Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho are the parents of six sons and two daughters -- Johnny Dufilho, Louis Dufilho, Peyton Dufilho and Gerald Dufilho all of Opelousas, George Dufilho of Narwalk [Norwalk], Calif., Mrs. Havard Burleigh and Eugene Dufilho, both of Clermont Harbor, Miss., and Mrs. H. A. Russ of Houston, Tex.
      Another son, 1/Lt. [1st Lieutenant] Marlon Dufilho, lost his life In the war.


    19. [S366] Daily World, Opelousas, Louisiana (print edition), (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;), "'Kidnapped,' Says He After Fifty Years," 19 March 1950, p. 4 (Reliability: 2).
      ‘Kidnapped,’ Says He After Fifty Years
      John M. Dufilho figures today it turned out great, even though his wife “just kidnapped” him into marrying her 50 years ago. “I was at a dance,” Mr. Dufilho explained “standing around when all of a sudden a pink rose bud hit me on the chest.
      “That was the beginning of a different courtship and 50 years of married life.”
      Well-known and beloved Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho, who have spent the greater part of their life right here in Opelousas, are celebrating today their anniversary.
      TELLS ALL
      The operating part of this apparent conspiracy admits, that maybe there is something with a twinkle In her eye, to it.
      “I knew he was the one for me the first moment I saw him, and so I set my hat for him,” Mrs. Dufilho confides.
      He was 23 years old and she only 13 when the courtship began.
      “I thought she was just a little girl and didn’t know what she wanted, so I started being nice to her –taking her to dances and all,” he relates.
      WAS HE FOOLED
      He tried to be a guardian to her, introducing her to nice boys, and in reality, trying to find a man for her. But he didn’t know how set she was, until, he didn’t see her for one year
      WRITES HIS MOTHER
      Undaunted, the pretty dark-haired dark-eyed girl, wrote his mother. “That’s when I gave up my idea of wanting to be a bachelor and started, to my amazement, thinking that perhaps married life wouldn’t be too bad.”
      WED IN 1900
      Their wedding was held in the Opelousas Catholic church on March 20. 1900. Mrs. Dufilho was the former Miss Catherine Ann Hinckley, and she had been born in Opelousas Mr. Dufilho. however was born in New Orleans and came to Opelousas in the year 1882, and it is considered a coincidence by the couple, for it was in this very year that Mrs. Dufilho was born.
      “IT WAS FAITH”
      “It was faith—he just had to come to me.” Mrs. Dufilho teased. as she smiled at her husband
      HAD 9 CHILDREN
      They had nine children, seven boys and two girls. One of their boys was killed at Pearl Harbor.
      Mrs. Dufilho on telling about her children, told of a very odd thing that has happened. Two of her children, the oldest and youngest have never seen each other. George, the oldest, went to California when he was about 29 years old; and the baby Gerald, was only a few months old.
      Since then, both have been busy and have never had a chance to visit each other. On this day. with their children, grandchildren (nine), and great-grandchildren (two); this scribe would like to take her hat off to them.
      MET LIFE BRAVELY
      They have met life bravely and hive received its reward of a happy life together. “We’ve always been very close to each other, sharing sorrow and joy alike; and to be truthful we have never stayed away from each other in vexation for even one-half hour, Mrs. Dufilho proudly said.
      CHILDREN
      Their children are: George Dufilho of California, Mrs. Havard Burleigh of Mississippi, John Dufilho, Mrs. Gayheart Shute of Houston. Tex., Louis, Eugene and Gerald Dufilho.