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Louis Joseph Dufilho

Louis Joseph Dufilho

Male 1788 - 1856  (68 years)

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  • Name Louis Joseph Dufilho  [1, 2
    Born 1788  Mirande, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Probate 07 Jan 1824  Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Inventory of Estate 
    Died 15 Apr 1856  Larue, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I432  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father Jean Dufilho,   b. Abt 1765, Mirande, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1825, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Jeanne Marie Bonnet,   b. Abt 1757, Mirande, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1780  [1
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emy Adele Becnel,   b. Abt 1804 
    Married 29 Apr 1819  St John the Baptist, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Alfred Joseph Dufilho, Sr.,   b. Abt 1833, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1907, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  []
     2. Jules Remis Dufilho,   b. 01 Oct 1826, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1832, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  []
     3. Auguste Dufilho,   b. Abt 1824,   d. Abt 08 Apr 1829, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)  []
     4. Alfred Dufilho,   b. Abt Dec 1831, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 26 Jul 1832, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  []
    +5. Adele Dufilho,   b. 06 Mar 1830, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Delphine Dufilho,   b. 07 Apr 1823, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 06 Jun 1824, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     7. Louis Dufilho,   b. Mar 1820,   d. 09 May 1820, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  []
    +8. Palmyre Josephine Dufilho,   b. 28 Jul 1828, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. Amelie Dufilho,   b. Abt 1822, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 19:36:46 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1819 - St John the Baptist, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Inventory of Estate - 07 Jan 1824 - Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1856 - Larue, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Louis DUFILHO Jr.
    Louis DUFILHO Jr.
    Louis Dufilho Jr.JPG
    Louis Dufilho Jr.JPG
    Louis DUFILHO Jr Pharmacy Sign
    Louis DUFILHO Jr Pharmacy Sign
    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.JPG
    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.JPG

    Marriage
    Louis DUFILHO Jr and Adelle Becnel Certificate of Marriage
    Louis DUFILHO Jr and Adelle Becnel Certificate of Marriage

  • Notes 
    • America's first licensed pharmacist
      Dufilho's most significant contribution to the history and integrity of the field of pharmacy took place in New Orleans in 1816. In 1804, the State of Louisiana, led by Governor Claiborne, passed a law that required a licensing examination for pharmacists wishing to practice their profession.
      Prior to this law and before Louisiana became a U.S. State, there were some informal territory licensing measures, but none were enforced. A person could apprentice for six months and then compound and sell his or her own concoctions without any regulations or standards. The public received incorrect doses and erroneous medications. In 1804, Governor Claiborne established a board of reputable pharmacists and physicians to administer a three-hour oral examination given at the Cabildo in Jackson Square.
      Louis J. Dufliho, Jr. was the first lo pass the licensing examination therefore making his pharmacy the first United States apothecary shop to be conducted on the basis of proven adequacy.

      Louis J. Dufilho, Jr. Apothecary & Residence
      514/516 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA

      Louis J. Dufilho, Jr. purchased the 514/516 Chartres Street lots on June 5, 1822 from Philip Sadler. The original Creole townhouse was constructed between 1822 and 1823. Dufilho officially opened his apothecary for business in 1823. The courtyard originally had several structures that do not exist today.

      In 1837, New Orleanian architect, J.N.B. DePouilly proposed and constructed the updates to Dufilho’s building - three-story masonry porte cochere building with an entresol level.

      According to City Records, in 1855, Dufilho sold the building and the contents of the apothecary to Mrs. Celestine Pauline Fleitas, widow of James Dupas. She in turn, sold the building in 1875 to Peter Boehm who opened the Crescent City Paper Warehouse on the site.

      The building changed hands several times and was vacant for several years. On December 15, 1937, Mayor Robert S. Maestri purchased the building from the Interstate Trust and Banking Co. in liquidation. Mayor Maestri donated the building to the City of New Orleans in the same year to be used as a Napoleon Museum . Officials confused the history of 514 Chartres Street with the history of the Nicholas Girod House at 500 Chartres Street. The Girod House was the home designated for Napoleon’s exile, not 514 Chartres. After additional research, the City of New Orleans realized the significance of Louis J. Dufilho, Jr. and of 514 Chartres to the history of pharmacy and designated the site as the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. After some building repairs and artifact collection, the Museum officially opened its doors in 1950.

      Source: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, www.pharmacymuseum.org

  • Sources 
    1. [S375] Houin, Stephen M., New Orleans Genesis.

    2. [S265] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Year: 1850; Census Place: New Orleans Municipality 1 Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: M432_235; Page: 80B; Image: . Record for Joseph Dufilho.
      Name: Joseph Dufilho
      Age: 61
      Birth Year: abt 1789
      Birthplace: France
      Home in 1850: New Orleans Municipality 1 Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 2164

    3. [S284] New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Record for Joseph Dufilho.
      Name: Joseph Dufilho
      Arrival Date: 6 Nov 1837
      Age: 48
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
      Ship Name: Rubicon
      Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
      National Archives' Series Number: M259_15

    4. [S749] Louisiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1756-1984, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files; Author: Louisiana. Probate Court (Orleans Parish); Probate Place: Orleans, Louisiana.
      Name: Louis Dufilho
      Probate Date: 7 Jan 1824
      Probate Place: Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1824
      Inferred Death Place: Louisiana, USA
      Item Description: Inventories of Estates, D Surnames, Davis - Duncan, 1824

    5. [S164] St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Edgard, Louisiana), Marriage Certificates, St. John the Baptist Church, v.3, p.9-10.
      Louis Joseph DUFILHO son of Jean DUFILHO and Jeanne Marie BONNET and Adele BECNEL daugther of Maximilien BECNEL (dec.) and Erasie HAYDEL were lawfully married on the 29th day of April 1819 according to the rite of the Roman Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of the State of Louisiana. Rev Mina officiating in the presence of Louis DUFILHO, Pierre Valsain BOSONNIER-MARMILLION and Jean HAYDEL witnesses, father and son at whose home the marriage was performed.