Theresa Babin

Theresa Ursula Babin (1883 - 1973)

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Theresa Ursula Babin aka Gallier
Born in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 Nov 1906 in Jefferson County, TXmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Menlo Park, CAmap
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Profile last modified 12 Apr 2019 | Created 27 Jul 2013
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Family

Husband: Jacob John Gallier, Jr.(1870-1944)

Child: Lloyd Phillip Gallier (1907-1993)
Child: Mary "Eloise" Gallier (1909-2001)
Child: Joseph Louis Gallier (1911-1981)
Child: William "Lee" Gallier
Child: Susan Agnes Gallier

Biography

Theresa was born May 7, 1883 in Houma, LA to Francois Lemaire "Omer" Babin and Anne Victorine Navarre and baptized on June 11, 1883 at Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, LA.[1][2] She was the youngest of nine children born to this couple; however Omer had children with previous wives.

At the time of the 1900 US Census, Omer, Victorine, and Teresa are living with the eldest of Omer & Victorine's children, August in Beaumont, TX. Also in the household is August's wife, Lucy, Lucy's father and four sisters, and 25 boarders. [3]

On November 21, 1906 Theresa was wed to Jacob John Gallier, Jr.in Beaumont, TX.[4][5] By the summer of 1917 they had five children... 3 boys and 2 girls and by 1920 owned their home free & clear.[6]

According to stories told by Susan Agnes Gallier, Jacob was abusive. Susan and her husband Leroy Friebel went and took Theresa from the home. While there Leroy took a handgun that Jacob kept under a floorboard. This caused quite a fissure in the family with Susan, Lloyd, and Eloise on Theresa's side and Joseph on Jacob's side (William was not around at this time). [7][8]

When Jacob Jr died in 1944 his will showed the division. He left everything to Joseph except for $5 each to Theresa, Lloyd, Eloise and Susan.[9] Theresa went to court and ended up receiving a couple thousand dollars. They had never divorced.[8]

"Theresa's Team" moved to San Francisco and then further down the suburbs. Everyone lived together at one point in Burlingame, but eventually Eloise got a small apartment and Lloyd and Theresa moved to a small house in San Mateo, CA.[7] Eventually Theresa was too old to live with Lloyd and she went to live in a nursing home, Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital in Menlo Park, CA. She passed away from a myocardial infarction, arteriosclerosis, and congestive heart failure at the age of 89 on January 31, 1973 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA. [10][11]

DNA Confirmations

Sources

  1. Diocese of Houma Thibodaux Records and Abstracts, Birth-Baptism Abstract for Therese Ursule Babin, born 7 May 1883 and baptized 11 June 1883; original in personal collection of Donna Storz.
    Baptism Abstract for Therese Ursules Babin
  2. South Louisiana Records: Lafourche~Terrebonne Volume 7 (1881-1885) by Rev. Donald J. Hebert; Claitor's Publishing: Baton Rouge, LA, 2008. p.25.
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3PS-RN8 : accessed 22 July 2017), Teresa Babin in household of A Babin, Justice Precinct 1 Beaumont city (north half), Jefferson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 32, sheet 1A, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,650.
  4. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXG6-T2D : accessed 27 Jul 2013), J.J. Gallier and Theresa Babin, 1906.
  5. Marriage Certificate for J.J. Gallier and Theresa Babin, married 21 November 1906. Original in personal collection of Donna Storz.
    Certified Marriage Record for J.J. Gallier & Theresa Babin
  6. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHT8-FCJ : accessed 22 July 2017), Tenisa Gallier in household of Jacob J Gallier Jr., Beaumont Ward 3, Jefferson, Texas, United States; citing ED 115, sheet 1A, line 28, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1823; FHL microfilm 1,821,823.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Family stories as told to Donna Storz or known from experience.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Story of Susan Friebel’s Life: Early Years with Leroy" by her sister, Eloise Gallier. Written at the request and in the possession of Donna Storz.
  9. Family papers found in the home of Leroy Friebel and Susan Gallier after their death.
    Copy of Last Will & Testament of Jacob Gallier
  10. Death Certificate # 4100-illegible-392 from San Mateo County, CA for Theresa Gallier. Copy in the possession of Donna Storz.
  11. Find a Grave Memorial # 110718127 for Theresa Babin Gallier, accessed 21 July 2017.
  • See also:
    "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C9K5-22M : accessed 22 July 2017), Theresa H Gallier in household of Jacob J Gallier Jr., Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 42, sheet 6A, line 30, family 110, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2362; FHL microfilm 2,342,096.
    "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW2S-7ST : accessed 22 July 2017), Theresa Gallier in household of J J Gallier, Ward 3, Beaumont, Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 123-50, sheet 8B, line 61, family 175, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4077.


Acknowledgments

Thank you to Donna Storz for creating Babin-161 on 27 Jul 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Donna and others.



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