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George Anthony Dufilho, Sr.

Male 1900 - 1992  (91 years)


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  • Name George Anthony Dufilho  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 11 Dec 1900  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jan 1992  Olney, Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6
    Buried Bellevue Memorial Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    • GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09967
    Person ID I410  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father John Marie Dufilho,   b. 10 Jul 1874, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1964, Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Mar 1900  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • 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.
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lynn Burleigh,   b. 5 Jan 1904, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1992, Dundas, Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1969  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 15, 16
    • No children.

      Quiet Ceremony Unites Couple in Marriage
      OPELOUSAS - Mrs. Lynn Dinmick [Dimmick] and Mr. George Dufilho of Opelousas were married at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in a quiet ceremony at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. The Rev. John Payne officiated. The only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Russ. Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho will reside in Opelousas.
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 15:48:55 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alvira K. Alexander,   b. 12 Feb 1893, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1960, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Between 1930 and 1934  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Anthony Dufilho, Jr.,   b. 12 Oct 1934, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2017  (Age 82 years)  []
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 15:48:55 
    Family ID F1055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Dec 1900 - Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1930 and 1934 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1969 - Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1992 - Olney, Richland, Illinois, 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

  • Headstones
    DUFILHO George Sr and Lynn Burleigh Headstone
    DUFILHO George Sr and Lynn Burleigh Headstone
    Bellevue Memorial Cemetery (Opelousas, Louisiana), George A. Dufilho Sr grave marker, GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09967, by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011.
    Plot: GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09967

  • Notes 
    • Lived in California most of his life. Died in Illinois.
      Married a woman much older than him.
      Son was George Jr.
      Came back to Louisiana and remarried.

  • Sources 
    1. [S243] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, entry for George A. Dufilho, 1992, SS no. 565-12-0662.
      Name: George A. Dufilho
      SSN: 565-12-0662
      Last Residence: 62425 Dundas, Richland, Illinois, United States of America
      Born: 11 Dec 1900
      Died: Jan 1992
      State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
      Source Citation: Number: 565-12-0662; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
      Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

    2. [S370] Bellevue Memorial Cemetery (Opelousas, Louisiana), Grave Markers, George A. Sr grave marker, GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09967, by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011.

    3. [S670] Newspapers.com, "George A. Dufilho, Sr.," obituary, Daily World (Opelousas, Louisiana), 12 January 1992, p. 8A, cols. 5-6.
      George A. Dufilho Sr.
      Funeral services for Mr. George Anthony Dufilho Sr., 91, will be held at 10 a.m. at Bellview [Bellevue] Memorial Park in Opelousas. Mr. Dufilho, a resident of Opelousas, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday in Richmond Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lynn Burleigh Dufilho of Opelousas; a son, George A. Dufilho Jr. of Dundas, Illinois; two brothers, Gerald and Eugene Dufilho both of Opelousas; a sister, Mrs. Ida Mae Ross [Russ] of Opelousas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. La Fond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas is in charge of the arrangements.

    4. [S245] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Saint Landry, Louisiana; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for George Dufillea

    5. [S246] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana; Roll: T625_630; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 88; Image: .
      Record for George Dufilho

    6. [S592] GenealogyBank.com, (Name: NewsBank, inc. ; Location: Naples, Florida, USA;), "George A. Dufilho Sr.," obituary, Herald & Review (Decatur, Illinois), 12 January 1992.
      George A. Dufilho Sr.
      CENTRAL ILLINOIS DEATHS

      Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Sunday, January 12, 1992
      DUNDAS -George A. Dufilho Sr., 91, Dundas, died Friday (Jan. 10, 1992). Survivors: wife, Lynn, Opelousas, La.; son, George Jr., Dundas; brothers
      Gerald and Eugene, both of Opelousas; sister, Ida May Russ, Opelousas.Services: 4 p.m. Sunday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: one
      hour before services. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dellevue Memorial Park Opelousas. Memorials: Richland County Heart Association.

    7. [S370] Bellevue Memorial Cemetery (Opelousas, Louisiana), Grave Markers, George A. Sr grave marker, GPS (lat/lon): 30.46417, -92.09967, by Mark Edwin Hollier on 23 Oct 2011 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S266] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Inc., George A Dufilho, Memorial# 81978012, created by Mark Hollier, 14 Dec 2011.

    9. [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)

    10. [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).

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

    12. [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).

    13. [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.


    14. [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.


    15. [S322] Hollier, Rose Marie (Dufilho), Firsthand Knowledge, (Location: Opelousas, Louisiana;).
      George moved to Louisiana sometime after 1963 and was introduced Lynn by Nettie & Havard Burleigh.

    16. [S592] GenealogyBank.com, (Name: NewsBank, inc. ; Location: Naples, Florida, USA;), "Quiet Ceremony Unites Couple in Marriage," Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 6 June 1969, p. 4-B.
      Quiet Ceremony Unites Couple in Marriage
      OPELOUSAS — Mrs. Lynn Dinmick [Dimmick] and Mr. George Dufilho of Opelousas were married at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in a quiet ceremony at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. The Rev. John Payne officiated. The only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Russ. Mr. and Mrs. Dufilho will reside in Opelousas.