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Minerva "Mama Red" SMITH[1]
Female 1924 - 1975


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  • Nickname  Mama Red 
    Birth  28 Jan 1924  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Color-Race  20 Jan 1951  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Negro 
    Occupation  20 Jan 1951  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    house wife 
    Residence  20 Jan 1951  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1508 Marais Street 
    Residence  1954  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1427 Touro 
    Residence  1958  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1505 Marais 
    Occupation  10 May 1968  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    cashier at Jet Drive In Restaurant 
    Died  14 Jun 1975  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Obituary, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 17 Jun 1975, page 12
      DOBARD
      Minerva (Moma Red) Dobard, on Saturday, June 14, 1975, wife of Elliot Margny and the late Ernest Dobard, mother of Dolores Gibson, Elliot Marigny Jrl, elaine Dempsey, Ernest, Raymond and Percy Dobard, Iona Crittendon; sister of Julia Lewis, Warren Smith, daughter of Pauline Brown and Joe Smith, also survived by 2 daughters-in-law and 2 sons-in-law, 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends, a resident of New Orleans, La.
      Relatives and friends of the family, also pastor, officers and members of Triumph Baptist Church, are invited to attend the wake services from Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home 1610 Lapeyrouse (Downtown Parlor), on Tuesday, June 17, 1975 at 8 o'clock p.m. followed by religious services at Triymph Baptist Church 1716 N. Rampart St. Body will lie in state from 9 to 12 noon. Revs. L.W. Brown and J.L. Lundy officiating. Interment in Rest Haven cemetery. ###
    Buried  17 Jun 1975  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    10400 Gentilly Road
    New Orleans, LA 70127
    504-242-1367 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper article, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 10 May 1968, Section 4, page 25
      «b»Police Reports
      «/b»About 11:10 p.m. [on Wednesday, May 8] night a Negro man walked up to a window of the Jet Drive In Restaurant at 3920 St. Bernard ave., pulled a gun, and forced Minerva Dobard, Negro, to turn over $82 in cash, police said. [7]
    Person ID  I424  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  10 Feb 2015 

    Father  Joseph SMITH,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Pauline BROWN,   d. 1 Apr 1956, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2669  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elliot MARIGNY, Jr.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [2
    Divorced  21 Dec 1949 
    Children 
     1. Living
    >2. Elliott MARIGNY, III,   b. 1944, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 2015, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2012 
    Family ID  F2668  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ernest Joseph DOBARD,   b. 24 Jan 1916, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1965, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jan 1951  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Marriage by Rev. Lloyd W. Brown. Witnesses included Noel Russell Jr, Estelle Hall, and Florence Hopkins. [2]
    Children 
     1. Living
    >2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified  22 Apr 2012 
    Family ID  F247  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Jan 1924 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Negro - 20 Jan 1951 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - house wife - 20 Jan 1951 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1508 Marais Street - 20 Jan 1951 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1951 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1427 Touro - 1954 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1505 Marais - 1958 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cashier at Jet Drive In Restaurant - 10 May 1968 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1975 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    10400 Gentilly Road
    New Orleans, LA 70127
    504-242-1367 - 17 Jun 1975 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Obituary, Ernest J. Dobard [245] obituary: scan of newspaper clipping in possession of Kathie Bennett (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S227] Marriage Certificate, Marriage of DOBARD, Ernest Joseph and Minerva SMITH; Louisiana State Health Department and City of New Orleans Department of Health, City file 152; Recorded 22 Jan 1951. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S511] US City Directories, 1821-1989 (ancestry.com), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2011), Polk's New Orleans, Louisiana, City Directory 1954: page 298, image 152; <http://ancestry.com : accessed 29 Apr 2012 (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S511] US City Directories, 1821-1989 (ancestry.com), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestry.com : 2011), Polk's New Orleans, Louisiana, City Directory 1958: page 300, image 324; <http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 Apr 2012 (Reliability: 1).

    5. [S251] Newspaper/Magazine Report, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 10 May 1968, Section 4, page 25; "Police Reports"; Minerva Dobard (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S100] Obituary, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 17 Jun 1975, page 12; Minerva (Mama Red) Dobard (Reliability: 1).

    7. [S251] Newspaper/Magazine Report, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 10 May, 1968, Section 4, page 25; "Police Reports"; Minerva Dobard (Reliability: 2).


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