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Lester Peter "BaLaLa" DOBARD[1, 2, 3]
Male 1925 - 1984


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  • Nickname  BaLaLa 
    Birth  23 Jan 1925  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Also known as  Lester R. DOBARD  [5
    Also known as  Lester Raymond DOBARD  [6
    Education  29 Apr 1940  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    elementary school through the sixth grade per US federal census 
    Color-Race  29 Apr 1940  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Nef[ro] 
    Residence  29 Apr 1940  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • The household comprised Sidney Dobard (43), his wife, Jeanne (46), and their children Stanley (17), Lester (15), Alice (9), and Delores (4). The home was rented.
    Physical Description  25 Jan 1943  , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    height 5'8", weight 153 lbs., dark brown complexion, with grown eyes and black hair 
    Color-Race  25 Jan 1943  , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Negro 
    Employment  25 Jan 1943  , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mr. Burmaster, Fort St. Leon, 
    • His mailing address was Rt. 5, Sta. A, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Military Registration  25 Jan 1943  , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    draft 
    • Serial number W-65; order number 11117.

      "Person who will always know your address" is Sidney Dobard, Rt. 5, Sta A, Box 564, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Residence  25 Jan 1943  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • His mailing address, however, was Rt. 5, Sta. A, Box 564, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Physical Description  7 Sep 1948  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    having brown eyes, brown hair, and a chocolate complexion, approximately 5'10", 150 pounds 
    Military Registration  7 Sep 1948  Pointe á la Hache, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Selective Service draft 
    • His Selective Service Number was 16-47-25-8. For "person who will always know your address", he listed Otto Barrois of Jesuit Bend, Louisiana; their relationship is not noted.
    Occupation  7 Sep 1948  Myrtle Grove, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    truck driver for T. L. James, a road contractor, 
    Residence  7 Sep 1948  Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • His mailing address was Route 5, Box 564, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Died  31 Aug 1984  Ventress, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Cause: heart attack 
    • Obituary, The (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Advocate, 6 Sep 1984, page 16-E
      DOBARD, LESTER "RED"
      Died at 8:06 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 1984, in Ventress. He was 59, a resident of New Roads and native Belle Chasse. He was a self-employed contractor. Visiting at Pointe Coupee Funeral Home, New Roads, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, with rosary at 8 p.m. Thursday. Religious services at St. Augustine Catholic Church, New Roads, at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial in church cemetery.
      Survived by wife, Marian Dobard of New Roads; a stepmother, Sadie Dobard, Jefferson (sic) Bend; four daughters, nine sons, three sisters, three sons-in-law, six daughters-in-law, 11 grandchildren and a godchild. Preceded in death by parents and a brother. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. ###
    Buried  7 Sep 1984  New Roads, Point Coupée, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Saint Augustine Church Cemetery (New Roads)
    New Roads, Louisiana 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper article, the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 2 Jun 1947, page 8
      «b»Five Hurt as Two Automobiles Collide«/b»
      Five persons were injured, two seriously, in a collision of two automobiles about 2 a.m. Sunday at N. Rampart and Pauger, Fifth Precinct police reported.
      Confined to Charity hospital with a possible skull fracture was Earl Sanders, Negro, 20, Route 5, Box 991, New Orleans, police said. Elliott Delone, Negro, 17, Jesuit Bend, was under treatment for internal injuries.
      Lester Dobard, Negro, 22, Jesuit Bend, who police said was driving the car in which the two were riding, suffered minor bruises and lacerations. Eugene Sanders, Negro, 25, Jesuit Bend, and Alfred Brooks, address unknown, both Negroes, who were passengers in Dobard's car, received minor injuries.
      Police said James Pate, Negro, 26, 501 Montegut, operator of the other car, was not injured. Pate and Dobard were booked with reckless driving and causing injury and damage. ### [9]
    Person ID  I93  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  25 May 2016 

    Father  Sidney Louis DOBARD,   b. 10 Dec 1896, , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1969, Belle Chasse, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jeanne Septima LACROIX,   b. 23 Apr 1894, Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1949, Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jun 1922  , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F33  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rose Mary "Rose of BaLa" DAVIS,   b. 23 Aug 1926,   d. Jul 1986, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Type: Separated 
    • On his 1948 Selective Service System draft registration, he indicated that he was single. [5]
    Children 
     1. Gregory DOBARD,   b. <1945>,   d. Unknown
     2. Lester Peter "Pee-Wee" DOBARD, Jr.,   b. 14 Jul 1950, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2006, Riverdale, Clayton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Jane DOBARD,   b. 10 May 1951, , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 2009
    >4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Living
    >8. Michael Joseph DOBARD,   b. 3 Mar 1953, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2002, Port Sulphur, Plaquemines, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Living
     10. Living
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F227  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marian WHITE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F3021  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  18 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F3033  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Jan 1925 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - elementary school through the sixth grade per US federal census - 29 Apr 1940 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Nef[ro] - 29 Apr 1940 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Apr 1940 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - height 5'8", weight 153 lbs., dark brown complexion, with grown eyes and black hair - 25 Jan 1943 - , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Negro - 25 Jan 1943 - , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Mr. Burmaster, Fort St. Leon, - 25 Jan 1943 - , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Registration - draft - 25 Jan 1943 - , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 25 Jan 1943 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - having brown eyes, brown hair, and a chocolate complexion, approximately 5'10", 150 pounds - 7 Sep 1948 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Registration - Selective Service draft - 7 Sep 1948 - Pointe a la Hache, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - truck driver for T. L. James, a road contractor, - 7 Sep 1948 - Myrtle Grove, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Sep 1948 - Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 31 Aug 1984 - Ventress, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Saint Augustine Church Cemetery (New Roads)
    New Roads, Louisiana - 7 Sep 1984 - New Roads, Point Coupée, Louisiana, USA
    Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Census-US federal-1930, United States Bureau of the Census, Supervisor's District 11; Enumeration District 38-6; Sheet 5B (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S24] Interviews: Family Picnic Interviews 19 Sep 2004, (Information recorded by Katherine Bennett at the Dobard-Tenette Family Picnic held at Shelter 5, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 19, 2004.), Louise Dobard Kaufman (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S101] Book: Le Pays des Fleurs Oranges, 2nd Ed., William R. Stringfield, (Copyright 1989 by William R. Stringfield. First Printing, Baltimore, 1989. Reprinted with additions and corrections, Baltimore, 2001. Distributed by Blossom Press, PO Box 831, Buras, LA 70041) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S31] Social Security Death Index (ancestry.com), (Provo, UT, USA. Ancestry.com. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S550] World War II 1948-1959 Louisiana Second Registration Draft Cards, (\i FamilySearch\i0 . http://familysearch.org.), (http://familysearch.org : accessed 5 Dec 2012), DOBARD, Lester R. (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S442] World War II 1940-1945 Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, Louisiana., DOBARD, Lester Raymond, images 666-667 FamilySearch. \i FamilySearch\i0 . http://www.familysearch.org : 2011, \i FamilySearch\i0  (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 Jun 2011) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S524] Census-US federal-1940, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), T627, roll 1439, Louisiana, Plaquemines, enumeration district (ED) 38-9 (Jesuit Bend), p. 2A, Family of Sidney Dobard (lines 23-28), accessed 4 May 2016 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S100] Obituary, The (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Advocate, 6 Sep 1984, page 16-E; Lester "Red" Dobard. (Reliability: 1).

    9. [S251] Newspaper/Magazine Report, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 2 Jun 1947, page 8; "Five Hurt as Two Automobiles Collide", Lester Dobard, age 22 (Reliability: 1).


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