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Louis Samuel "Lulu" TENNETTE, Sr.[1, 2, 3]
Male 1894 - 1959


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Nickname  Lulu 
    Birth  16 Apr 1894  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  14 Oct 1894  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • per his WWI and WWII draft registration cards.
    Education  Abt 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Per the Tenette Family History, Louis was educated under the strict discipline of Professor Medard Nelson, a prominent New Orleans educator.
    Color-Race  7 Jun 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    B[lack] 
    Residence  7 Jun 1900  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    925 N. Liberty Street (now known as Trémé Street), Ward 5, 
    • The household comprised Paul Tenette (41), his wife Emili [sic] (36), children Emile (17), Marie [Clotile] (10), Joseph (7) and Louis (6); and Paul's mother, Florance Valsin (70) and his sister Annette Valsin (34). The house was rented.
    Occupation  1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    printer working for LaGuepe, 538 St. Peter 
    • Per Soards' New Orleans City Directory 1910.
    Color-Race  23 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mulatto 
    Occupation  23 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    insurance collector 
    Residence  23 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    926 Liberty Street (now Treme Street) 
    • The household comprised Emile Tennet [sic] (27), his wife Hammie [sic] (27), their children Arthur (5), Emilia (4) and Verra (2), plus his aunt Annette (40) and brothers Joseph (19) and Louis (18), and sister Marie [Clotile] (20).
      The Soards' New Orleans City Directory 1910 lists his home address as 925 Liberty Street.
    Occupation  15 Dec 1910 to 20 Dec 1910  Colon, , , Panama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    waiter aboard the SS Turrialba (destination New Orleans, Louisiana) 
    • He shipped in New Orleans 2 Dec 1910. The Turrialba was part of the United Fruit Co. line, owned by Tropical Fruit Company. The port of clearance was Bocas del Toro.
      His age on the Alien Crew Manifest is given as 18, although in 1910 he would have been 16 years old. The manifest indicates he was a bona fide seaman, nationality American.
      [Note that ancestry.com erroneosly identifies Colon as being in Puerto Rico. The original document reads "Colon, R.P". Bocas del Toro is a port in the Republic of Panama"]
    Occupation  8 Feb 1911 to 28 Feb 1911  Colon, , , Panama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    waiter aboard SS Abangarez (destination New Orleans, Louisiana) 
    • Shipped 8 Feb 1911 in New Orleans per Alien Crew List. The ship sailed from Bocas del Toro via Colon, Panama 23 Feb 1911.
      The ship was part of the United Fruit Company line owned by Tropical Fruit S\\S Company. Most of the crew were British.
      [Note that ancesty.com erroneously transcribes "R.P." as Puerto Rico instead of the Republic of Panama. Bocas del Toro is a port in Panama.]
    Occupation  16 Mar 1911 to 21 Mar 1911  Colon, , , Panama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    assistant steward aboard SS Abangarez 
    • He shipped in New Orleans, Louisiana 9 Feb 1911. The ship sailed from the port of Bocas del Toro, Panama, clearing at Colon 16 Mar 1911 and arriving in New Orleans 21 Mar 1911.
      The ship is part of the United Fruit Co. line owned by Tropical Fruit S.S. Co.
    Occupation  6 Apr 1911 to 11 Apr 1911  Colon, , , Panama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    assistant steward aboard SS Abangarez 
    • He shipped 22 Mar 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
      The SS Abangarez was part of the United Fruit Comany fleet owned by the Tripical Fruit SS Company. It sailed from Bocas del Toro, Panama, clearing customs in Colon, Panama, on 6 Apr 1911.
    Physical Description  5 Jun 1917  Macon, Calhoun, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    medium height and medium build, with brown eyes and brown hair, with no scars 
    Military Registration  5 Jun 1917  Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    military draft 
    • He claimed his wife and child as cause for exemption.
    Residence  5 Jun 1917  Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Tuskeegee Institute 
    • He was a teacher of printing at the institute. George Washington Carver served as head of the Agriculture Department of the institute during this period.
    Military Service  1 Apr 1918-6 Mar 1919  [3, 6
    French interpreter 
    • Per the headstone application for military veterans placed 11 Feb 1959, by his son, Louis Tenette Jr., his service number was 18 67816. He served in Hq. Co. 372nd Infantry, 93 Div. as a regimental sargeant major during World War I. The bronze marker was ordered 2 Mar 1959.
    Occupation  Abt 1917-1920  Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    teacher of printmaking 
    Residence  Bef 1920  , , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    California 
    Color-Race  9 Jan 1920  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    B[lack] 
    Occupation  9 Jan 1920  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    printer at a newspaper 
    Residence  9 Jan 1920  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    1201-1/2 Central Avenue 
    • The household comprised Louis S. Tenette (25), his wife, Eliza C. (28) and their daughter, Dorothy M. (4-1/2). The house was rented.
    Occupation  Abt 1925  , , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    owner/operator of a printmaking shop 
    • This was before the Great Depression.
    Color-Race  2 Apr 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Neg[ro] 
    Occupation  2 Apr 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    printer who owned his print shop 
    Residence  2 Apr 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    1405 Hooper Avenue 
    • The household comprised Louis S. Tenette (36), his wife Eliza C. (38), and their children: Dorothy M. (14), Louis S. Jr (6), Anna C. (4) and Loraine S. (2). The house, valued at $5,000, was owned by the family. The family owned a radio.
    Residence  1935-8 Apr 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    666 46th Street 
    • The household comprised Louis Tenette (45), his wife, Eliza (48) and their children Dorothy (24), Louis (16), Anna (14), Lorraine (12) and Leander (7). The house, valued at $3,000, was owned by the family.
    Color-Race  8 Apr 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Neg[ro] 
    Occupation  8 Apr 1940  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    probation officer for the county 
    • The US federal census indicates he worked 42 hours per week, 52 weeks per year and earned $1800/year.
    Physical Description  25 Feb 1942  , Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    5'6" tall, 160 lbs., with brown eyes, brown hair, a light complexion and a right abdominal scar 
    Memberships  American Legion  [6
    Memberships  Holy Name Society  [6
    Memberships  Knights of St. Peter Claver  [6
    Military Registration  25 Feb 1942  , Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    US WWII military draft 
    • As the person who would always know his address, he gave his daughter: Mrs. Dorothy Baylyff, 1927 W 36th Street, Los Angeles.
    Residence  25 Feb 1942  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    666 E 46th 
    • His phone number was Ad. 14773, per his WWII draft registration information.
    Occupation  1934-1958  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    juvenile probation officer 
    • He was the first Black juvenile probation officer in the state. He kept this job until retirement and was the recipient of many awards and citations for his outstanding achievements.
      According to the 1940 US federal census, he worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1800.
    Died  20 Jan 1959  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 15
    • Obituary, Los Angeles (California) Tribune, 30 Jan 1959, page 2
      «b»Louis Tenette, ex-Probation officer, dies«/b»
      A requiem mass was said last Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church for Louis S. Tenette, 64-year-old retired Probation officer, who died Jan. 20.
      Mr. Tenette, a prominent Catholic layman, retired from the County Probation Department last year after serving 24 years.
      Besides longtime membership in the Knights of Peter Claver, Mr. Tenete was past president of St. Patrick's Holy Name Society and a member of the Sierra Retreat League.
      He was a native of New Orleans and came to Los Angeles 39 years ago after teaching briefly at Tuskegee Institute under its founder, late, great, Booker T. Washington.
      His family home was at 666 E. 46th st. His wife, Eliza, and their five children, Mrs. Leon Baylyff, Mrs. Lorraine Harris, Mrs. Ann Alexander, Louis, Jr. and Leander Tenette, also 11 grandchildren, survive.
      Mr. Tenette served in World War I, in which he was decorated.
      Mass was also held at St. Patrick's with burial in Calvary cemetery, Angelus Funeral Home in charge. ###
    Buried  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Address:
    4201 Whittier Blvd.
    Los Angeles, California 90023
    323-261-3106 
    Person ID  I258  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  4 Sep 2016 

    Father  Paul TENETTE, Jr.,   b. Dec 1857, , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1903, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emilie CHALIGNY,   b. Sep 1861, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1902, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jun 1880  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F12  Group Sheet

    Family  Eliza COYCAULT,   b. 31 Oct 1890, , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1975, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Dorothy Mae TENETTE,   b. 30 Nov 1915, , , Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2007, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Louis Samuel TENETTE, Jr.,   b. 12 Dec 1923, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2011, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Anna C. TENETTE,   b. 19 Jul 1925, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Lorraine G. TENETTE,   b. 12 Oct 1927, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2006, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Leander Joseph TENETTE,   b. 5 Jul 1932, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1990, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Sep 2004 
    Family ID  F83  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Apr 1894 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 14 Oct 1894 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Abt 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - B[lack] - 7 Jun 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 925 N. Liberty Street (now known as Trémé Street), Ward 5, - 7 Jun 1900 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - printer working for LaGuepe, 538 St. Peter - 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Mulatto - 23 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - insurance collector - 23 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 926 Liberty Street (now Treme Street) - 23 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Registration - military draft - 5 Jun 1917 - Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Tuskeegee Institute - 5 Jun 1917 - Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher of printmaking - Abt 1917-1920 - Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - California - Bef 1920 - , , California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - B[lack] - 9 Jan 1920 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - printer at a newspaper - 9 Jan 1920 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1201-1/2 Central Avenue - 9 Jan 1920 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - owner/operator of a printmaking shop - Abt 1925 - , , California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Neg[ro] - 2 Apr 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - printer who owned his print shop - 2 Apr 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1405 Hooper Avenue - 2 Apr 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 666 46th Street - 1935-8 Apr 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Neg[ro] - 8 Apr 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - probation officer for the county - 8 Apr 1940 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 666 E 46th - 25 Feb 1942 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - juvenile probation officer - 1934-1958 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1959 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    4201 Whittier Blvd.
    Los Angeles, California 90023
    323-261-3106 - - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S614] New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1813-1945, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2006.), (http://ancestry.com : accessed 3 Nov 2014); TENETTE, Louis; SS Turrialba. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S433] US-Louisiana-Orleans Parish Birth Records (Sec of State - on line), Louisiana Secretary of State, ((www.sos.louisiana.gov)), accessed 13 Jun 2011), TENETTE,Louis Samuel; birth record vol 106, 734. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S629] US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans 1925-1963, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2012), Louis Samuel Tenette, \i Ancestry.com\i0  (http://ancestry.com : accessed 23 Apr 2016) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S636] World War II 1942 Draft Registration Cards (ancestry), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2010.), (http://ancestry.com : accessed 23 Apr 2016), Louis Samuel Tenette Sr; Serial number 1073. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [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.), Tenette, Louis S. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S99] Genie: Voici la Famille Tenette, Bennett, Lloyd W. Jr. and Octavia T. English, (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1986. Created for a family reunion. No folio numbers.) (Reliability: 0).

    7. [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, New Orleans Ward 5, Orleans Parish, Roll T623_572; SD 1, ED 48, Sheet 11-A Family of Paul Tenette (lines 17-24) (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S694] US City Directories, 1822-1995 (ancestry.com), Ancestry.com, Soards' Directory Co., Ltd. Publishers, 1910 New Orleans, Louisiana, City Directory: page 544, image 731;
    9. [S27] Census-US federal-1910 (ancestry), National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com [database and images on line]), Louisiana, 5th Ward New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Roll 521, Part 1; SD 1, ED 75, Sheet 17-A (Reliability: 1).

    10. [S614] New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1813-1945, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2006.), (http://ancestry.com : accessed 3 Nov 2014); TENETTE, Louis; National Archives Microfilm Publication T939, Roll #3. (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S614] New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1813-1945, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2006.), (http://ancestry.com : accessed 3 Nov 2014); TENETTE, Louis; National Archives Microfilm Publication T939, Roll #4. (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S28] Census-US federal-1920, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_115; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 423; Image: 17. The family of Louis S. Tenette, lines 35-37. (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S28] Census-US federal-1920, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_115; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 423; Image: 17. Family of Louis S. Tenette, lines 79-84. (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S524] Census-US federal-1940, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), T627, roll 414, California, Los Angeles, enumeration district (ED) 60-549, p. 6A, household 130, Family of Louis S Tenette, lines 22-28, accessed 4 Sep 2016 (Reliability: 1).

    15. [S100] Obituary, Los Angeles (California) Tribune, 30 Jan 1959, page 2; Louis Tenette (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S524] Census-US federal-1940, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), T627, roll 414, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, enumeration district (ED) 60-549, p. 6A, household 130, Family of Louis Tenette, accessed 21 Aug 2013 (Reliability: 2).


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