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Leonard Victor BECHET, Sr[1]
Male 1886 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Suffix  Sr 
    Birth  25 Apr 1886  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Color-Race  15 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C[olored] 
    Occupation  15 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    dentist in a rental parlor 
    Residence  15 Apr 1910  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1716 Marrais Street (7th Ward) 
    • The household comprised Homer Bechet (53, head), his wife Josephine (53), and their sons Leaonrd (24), Albert (23), Joseph (19), and Sidney (12). The house was rented.
    Physical Description  12 Sep 1918  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    short and stout with light gray eyes and light brown hair 
    Color-Race  12 Sep 1918  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Negro 
    Military Registration  12 Sep 1918  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    draft 
    • He registered at the local board for Division 6, City of New Orleans, St. Aloysius College, Rampart & Esplanade streets. He listed his nearest relative as his mother, Josephine Mitchel Bechet, 1240 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans.
    Occupation  12 Sep 1918  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    dentist 
    Residence  12 Sep 1918  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1240 Saint Bernard Avenue 
    • According to his military draft registration, he was living with his mother.
    Color-Race  14 Jan 1920  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    B[lack] 
    Occupation  14 Jan 1920  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    dentist 
    Residence  14 Jan 1920  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1240 Saint Bernard Avenue 
    • The household comprised Leonard V. Bechet (32, head, single) and his widowed mother, Josephine Bechet. The home was owned free and clear (without mortgage).
    Color-Race  7 Apr 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Neg[ro] 
    Occupation  7 Apr 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    dentist working at home 
    Residence  7 Apr 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1240 Saint Bernard Avenue (7th Ward) 
    • The household comprised Leonard V. Bechet Sr (43, head), his wife Odette (25), their daughter Emelda (5) and son Leonard V Jr (2-8/12).
      They owned the home, which was valued at $12,000.
    Physical Description  12 Jun 1942  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    5'4" tall, 185 pounds, brown eyes, bald, with sallow complexion 
    • He was 57 years old.
    Color-Race  12 Jun 1942  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Negro 
    Military Registration  12 Jun 1942  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    World War II draft 
    • As the name of the person who would always know his address, he listed Mrs. Odeta [sic] Bechet, 1402 St Bearnad [sic] Avenue, New Orleans, La.
    Occupation  12 Jun 1942  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    dentist with own office 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I9660  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2014 

    Father  Homer BECHET,   b. Abt 1852, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Betw May 1919 and Oct 1921, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Josephine MITCHEL,   b. Abt 1857, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1923, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3481  Group Sheet

    Family  Odette Annabel MARCELIN,   b. Abt 1905, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  11 Feb 1920  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Emelda BECHET,   b. Abt 1925, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Leonard V BECHET, Jr,   b. Abt 1928, , , Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2014 
    Family ID  F3480  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Apr 1886 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - C[olored] - 15 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist in a rental parlor - 15 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1716 Marrais Street (7th Ward) - 15 Apr 1910 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - short and stout with light gray eyes and light brown hair - 12 Sep 1918 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Negro - 12 Sep 1918 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Registration - draft - 12 Sep 1918 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist - 12 Sep 1918 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1240 Saint Bernard Avenue - 12 Sep 1918 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - B[lack] - 14 Jan 1920 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist - 14 Jan 1920 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1240 Saint Bernard Avenue - 14 Jan 1920 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Feb 1920 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Neg[ro] - 7 Apr 1930 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist working at home - 7 Apr 1930 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1240 Saint Bernard Avenue (7th Ward) - 7 Apr 1930 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - 5'4" tall, 185 pounds, brown eyes, bald, with sallow complexion - 12 Jun 1942 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsColor-Race - Negro - 12 Jun 1942 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Registration - World War II draft - 12 Jun 1942 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist with own office - 12 Jun 1942 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Census-US federal-1910 (ancestry), National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com [database and images on line]), New Orleans Ward 7, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T624_521; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1374534. Family of Homer Bechet (lines 35-40) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [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.), BECHET, Leonard Victor. Louisiana; Registration County: Orleans; Roll: 1684919; Draft Board: 06 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S28] Census-US federal-1920, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.), New Orleans Ward 7, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T625_621; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 119. Household of Leonard (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S144] Census-US federal-1930, United States Bureau of the Census, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: 805; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0118; Image: 618.0; FHL microfilm: 2340540. Family of Leonard V. Bechet (lines 14-17) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S285] World War II 1940-1947 Draft Registration Cards (ancestry.com), (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://ancestgry.com.), (http://ancestgry.com : accessed 7 Dec 2014), Leonard V Bechet; The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Louisiana; State Headquarters: Louisiana. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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.), BECHET, Leonard Victor and Odette Annabel Marcelin, 11 Feb 1920. Orleans Marriage Indices; Volume: 43; Page: 846 (Reliability: 2).


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