Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Obituary of Thomas Tucker, Jr. of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Dr. Thomas Tucker, Jr. 

Published The Times-Picayune, June 25, 1962

Tucker-Entered into rest on Saturday, June 23, 1962 at 10:00 o'clock a.m. at Clinton, Infirmary, Clinton, Louisiana, Dr. Thomas Tucker, beloved husband of Mrs. Ida Wright; father of Charlie Tucker and Mrs. Pearl T. Cook of Greensburg, La., Mrs. Marie Tanner, Rev. Robert H. Tucker, Joseph, Woodrow and Mrs. Rebecca Chaney of New Orleans, Mrs. Flora Frazier of Tuckegee, Alabama, Mrs. Shirley Hardesty of Baton Rouge, and the late Bernie J. Tucker; foster father of Mrs. Juanita A. Brealy; son of the late Thomas Tucker Sr., and Mrs. Flora Coleman; father-in-law of Mrs. Elsie Tucker and Sidney Cook of Greensburg, Edward Frazier, Tuskegee, Alabama, Francis Tanner, Mrs. Ruth Tucker, Mrs. R. H. Tucker, Mrs. Rosalee Tucker, John A. Chaney of New Orleans, and Robert Hardesty of Baton Rouge; also survived by 37 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, and on great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, bishops, general officers, presiding elders, pastors and laymen of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Pitkins' Chapel church, Turner's Chapel A.M .E. church and all others churches of the Greensburg area, St. Peter A.M.E. church and Union Bethel Church of New Orleans, and Usher Board No. 2, Washington Chyapel, Tuskegee, Alabama, Bethel No. 212, Eagle Chapter No. 113, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliates, Greensburg, Dorcas Chapter No. 53 Heroine of Jericho Radiant Court No. 12, New Orleans, Louisiana, Educational Association, Faculty of North Scotlandville Elementary school, East Baton Roughe Principals Association, St. Helena Parish Education Association; principal and facutly of Morgan Elementary, Louisiana State Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, Ladies Auxilary of C.C.S.D.& E.M.B. Association, officers and employees of Purple Shield Insurance Co., Eureka Consistory No. &. Employees of Carver's Service Station, and Fraziers, Motor Sales and Services, and employees of V-8 Cab Co., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, June 26, 1962, at 2:00 o'clock p.m. Turner's Chapel A.M.E. church, Greensburg, La. with the Re. Rev, David H. Rims presiding prelate of the Eighth Episcopal District Officiating.
Wake services on Monday night, June 25, at the above named church. Interment in Pitkin's Chapel Cemetery.
Capital Funeral Home in charge, Baton Rouge. 

The Death Certificate of Thomas Tucker, Jr. 

The Death Certificate of Thomas Tucker , Sr.

According to the United States 1920 Census, Thomas Tucker was born in 1848 in Ward 6, in Lincoln, Louisiana. He was married to Flora Lizzie Coleman Tucker.

He was born in 1848 and died on February 17, 1918 in Chipola, St Helena, Louisiana.

He is buried in the Clinton-Pipkin Cemetery.

The Death Certificate of Thomas Richardson

Thomas Richardson is my maternal great grandfather. He was born on April 28, 1886 in St. Helena Parish, La.,  to Thomas and Amanda Breland Richardson. He was married to Emma Vining Richardson. They were the parents of Josephine, Alexander, Rosa, and Amanda Richardson. Thomas is buried in Rocky Hill Cemetery in St. Helena Parish, La.

Please click on the link below to see if your family member death certificate is listed. Thank you Jane Holiday for your contribution.

Tom Richardson Death Certificate
August 22, 1958

The History of Governor Harrison

Draft Registration
Governor Harrison was born in May 8, 1903 in Ward 3, in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana to Obe Harrison and  Sallie L. Harrison,  He passed away in June 1974 in Amite, Louisiana. His siblings were Mary, Alma, Darcy  and Eddie. He was the stepbrother of Xavier Smith and Lelia Smith according to the 1910 United States Census. He later met and married a beautiful woman named Christine Leonard. The Harrison family were neighbors to the Wheat, Johnson, and Harrell families.  Governor was a farmer by trade in Amite, Louisiana. He farmed all of his life. Governor owned and worked his own land. He drove an old green pickup truck. He sold a lot of his produce around town and to people he knew.  Sometime he would drive his produce to New Orleans to be sold at the French Market. Mr. Governor was a very quite man who spoke little words, he was highly respected by all his neighbors.

One of the things that come to my mind, was how clean the Harrison's kept their home and surrounding at all time. Cousin Tina  kept a beautiful smile on her face all the time. She greeted everyone with open arms and a big hug. When she became ill, she still kept that beautiful smile and pleasant personality.

They were parents of: Bernard, Willie, Dorothy, Melinda, Ella, Monore, Mary Lee, Yvonne, Governor, Jr., Alma, Leah and Bobby. Several of the their children are deceased: Melinda, Leah and Willie.