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Rita FAURIA[1, 2]
Female 1882 - 1964


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  • Birth  15 May 1882  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Also known as  Reta DUGAS  [4
    Color-Race  15 May 1882  [1
    White 
    Color-Race  Jun 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    W[hite] 
    Residence  Jun 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1803 Bienville Street 
    Residence  Jan 1904  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  12 Sep 1918  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    458-8A Milwauke Street 
    Color-Race  16 Jan 1920  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    mulatto 
    Residence  16 Jan 1920  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    458 Eighth Street 
    Color-Race  1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    white 
    Residence  1940s  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1224 West Galena Street 
    Residence  1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1218 Galena Street 
    Died  18 Oct 1964  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried  21 Oct 1964  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    7031 W Nash Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53216
    USA
    414-438-4420 
    Notes 
    • The 1920 census reports that she and her father were born in New Orleans and her mother in Cuba. This should be questioned.
      Rita's great granddaughter, Paula Danner, reports that family lore identified Rita as an Ojibwa; this should be questioned, since Rita was born in New Orleans, not Wisconsin.

      Family Lore: the following was written by Gloria Margarita Dugas, who was reporting family lore about her grandparents. Nearly every statement is wrong. It is a prime example of why people researching family history need to verify family stories.

      «i»RITA DUGAS NEE FAURIA
      Born 1882 and died in 1965.
      Rita was born in Louisiana as a Princess of the Ojebwa Indian Tribe. Her father said he tradedher to Octavio Dugas for 6 horses. They used to laugh about how this came about. Octavio Dugas was born in Havanna, Cuba, the son of a cigar maker. Rita liked to smoke her corncob pipe but when she heard her mother coming she wold hide under the bed.
      On there journey to Wisconsin they stopped in New York and then migrated to Wisconsin. He had the first band in Wisconsin being a violinist. His main job was being a Havanna Cigar Maker. He worked out of his home at 1224 W. Galena St. in Milwaukee Wi. Hearsay has it that he was a real casanova with the ladies. They had 13 children - 12 boys and 1 girl.
      They originated in Spain during the Spanish American War. They were ship builders and as soon as the boats were built the Spainish Army would confescate the, except for the last ship which they used to flee from there country and came to the new world.
      They finally settled in the midwest and there children all grew up doing what they wanted to do. Three of them were Postal Workers, two of them were in the hardward business, one was a Las Vegas dancer.«/i» [7, 12]
    Person ID  I1016  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2016 

    Father  Francisque Simon "Frank" FAURIA,   b. 28 Oct 1852, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1903, Madisonville, Saint Tammany, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Antonia CAGNOLATTI,   b. 1856, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1890 
    Married  23 Jul 1881  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F328  Group Sheet

    Family  Joseph Octave "Octavio" DUGAS,   b. 16 Nov 1877, Convent, Saint James, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1951, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Apr 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 15
    • Witnesses to the marriage ceremony were Fred V. Fauria, Laura Blanchard, and G. S. Wyndham.
      According to the 1920 and 1930 censuses, Octave and Rita's eldest son (Lester) was born in New Orleans about 1902. Their second son (George) was born in New York about 1903; their third son (Octave) was born in Florida about 1906; their fourth son (William) was born in Canada about 1909) and the subsequent children (from 1912 onward) were born in Wisconsin, where they apparently finally settled.

      The 1900 census indicates they have been married for 2 years, which cannot be correct. [4, 7, 13, 14]
    Children 
    >1. Lester Joseph DUGAS,   b. 22 Jan 1901, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1988, Glendale, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Octave DUGAS, Jr?,   b. 9 Jul 1901, , , Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1981, Vernon, Jackson, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. George "Leo" DUGAS, Sr.,   b. 3 Mar 1903, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1983, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William L. "Willie" DUGAS,   b. 16 Feb 1909,   d. 26 Jul 1992, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Ignacio "Nado" DUGAS,   b. 1 Nov 1911, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1999, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Victor E. DUGAS,   b. 31 Jan 1914, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 2002, Beaverton, Washington, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Lillian "Lillia" DUGAS,   b. 10 Sep 1916, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1987, New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Robert Joseph "Bobby" DUGAS, Sr.,   b. 25 Mar 1919, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1986, Haines City, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. James Norman "Jimmy" DUGAS,   b. 19 Jun 1922, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1994, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F332  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 May 1882 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - W[hite] - Jun 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1803 Bienville Street - Jun 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1904 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 458-8A Milwauke Street - 12 Sep 1918 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - mulatto - 16 Jan 1920 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 458 Eighth Street - 16 Jan 1920 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - white - 1930 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1224 West Galena Street - 1940s - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1218 Galena Street - 1930 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1964 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    7031 W Nash Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53216
    USA
    414-438-4420 - 21 Oct 1964 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fauria, Rita (seated) and her niece Virgie Dugas
    Fauria, Rita (seated) and her niece Virgie Dugas
    Cummings, Kilvara (1910-1990), and unknown woman, and Rita Fauria (1882-1965)
    Cummings, Kilvara (1910-1990), and unknown woman, and Rita Fauria (1882-1965)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Dugas, Joseph Octave “Octavio” Dugas (1877-1951)
    Dugas, Joseph Octave “Octavio” Dugas (1877-1951)
    and his wife, Rita Fauria (1882-1964) [1016]

    Headstones
    Dugas, Joseph Octave “Octavio” Dugas (1877-1951) and his wife, Rita Fauria (1882-1964)headstone Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Dugas, Joseph Octave “Octavio” Dugas (1877-1951) and his wife, Rita Fauria (1882-1964)headstone Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Status: Located

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] US-Louisiana-Orleans Parish-New Orleans Birth Records Index 1790-1899, (Ancestry.com Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA.), Volume 78, Page 837 (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S79] Genie: Sims, Gladys - ancestral chart, Gladys Sims, (Handwritten chart received from Gladys Sims in December 2004.) (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S25] Census-US federal-1900, (Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. T623, 1854 rolls.), Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T623 571; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 37. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S144] Census-US federal-1930, United States Bureau of the Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee; Roll 2588; Page 16A; ED 106; Image 396.0 (Reliability: 1).
      This page of the census has neither month nor day indicated

    5. [S95] US-Louisiana-Saint Tammany Parish-Covington Succession papers of Frank Fauria, 26th Judicial District, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, (1903-1904. Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana; 26th Judicial District Court. Nos. 355 and 355-1/2. Files consist of multiple entries regarding inventory of estate, assignment of tutors and tutrix for minor children, etc.) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S102] World War I 1917-1918 Draft Registration Cards (ancestry.com), Selective Service System, (Ancestry.com [database online] Provo, UT: 2002. National Archives and Administration. Washington, D.C.), Dugas, Jose Octavio (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S28] Census-US federal-1920, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.), Wisconins, Milwaukee, Milwaukee; Roll T625_1999; Page 25A; ED 74; Image 210 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S211] Correspondence: Danner, Paula, copy of an undated newspaper clipping supplied by Paul Danner (Reliability: 1).

    9. [S211] Correspondence: Danner, Paula, from writing by Gloria Margarita Dugas [2484] about her grandparents, Rita Fauria [1016] and Octavio Dugas [1020] (Reliability: 0).
      Born 1882 and died in 1965.

      Rita was born in Louisiana as a Princess of the Ojebwa Indian Tribe. Her father said he traded her to Octavio Dugas for 6 horses. They used to laugh about how this came about. Octavio Dugas was born in Havanna, Cuba, the son of a cigar maker. Rita liked to smoke her corncob pope but when she heard her mother coming she would hide under the bed.

      On there journey to Wisconsin they stopped in New York and then migrated to Wisconsin. He had the first band in Wisconsin being a violinist. His main job was being a Havanna Cigar Maker. He worked out of his home at 1224 W. Galena St. in Milwaukee, Wi. Hearsay has it that he was a real casanova with the ladies.

      They had 13 children - 12 boys and 1 girl.

      They originated in Spain during the Spanish American War. They were ship builders and as soon as the boats were built the Spainish Army would donfescate them, except for the last ship which they used to flee from there country and came to the new world.

      They finally settled in the midwest and there children all grew up doing what they wanted to do. Three of them were Postal Workers, two of them were in the hardware business, one was a Las Vegas dancer.
      «i»(Note: This source is based on family lore and should not be relied upon without further verification.)«/i»

    10. [S211] Correspondence: Danner, Paula, Per phone conversation 22 Jan 2008 with Kathie Bennett. Relay of information from a 3rd party. (Reliability: 1).

    11. [S211] Correspondence: Danner, Paula, information from Family Group Sheets received by Katherine Bennett 21 Apr 2006 (Reliability: 1).

    12. [S211] Correspondence: Danner, Paula, email from Paula Danner (paulastoy@aol.com) to Katherine Bennett 11 Apr 2007 (Reliability: 1).

    13. [S227] Marriage Certificate, DUGAS, Octave & FAURIA, Rita, 19 Apr 1900 (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S25] Census-US federal-1900, (Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. T623, 1854 rolls.), Louisiana, Orleans, Ward 4; Roll T623_571; page 4B, ED 37. (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S5] New Orleans Marriage Records Index 1831-1964, (Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831-1964 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2002.), Volume 22, Page 111 (Reliability: 1).


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