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Pierre Ferdinand Patureau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-824

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, French documents, passports, family photographs, and prayer books tracing the history of the Patureau family and their descendents from the 1840s to the present, with the majority of the materials spanning the century between 1850 and 1950.

The first series consists of six folders of Patureau family genealogical research, most likely conducted and compiled largely by Marie Victorine Patureau Cropper and her daughter, Catherine "Kitty" Cropper Rush.

The second series features original French language correspondence from the mid-19th century, as well as correspondence to Marie Victorine Patureau and Catherine "Kitty" Cropper Rush.

The third series consists of death notices, French language documents, newspaper clippings, and ephemera belonging to members of the Patureau family.

The fourth series features six unique prayer books dating from 1860 to 1917.

The fifth series consists of portraits of numerous Patureau and Cropper family members, as well as extended family and friends. These include the Crixell and Gutierrez families who were living in Mexico.

The sixth and final series features French language documents, including French and Cuban passports, newspaper clippings, account books, and portraits of Ferdinand Pierre Patureau and Mary Victorine Patureau Cropper.

Dates

  • 1840 - 2020
  • Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical Note

Pierre Ferdinand Patureau (1800-1860) was born in LaRoche, France. He married Anne Rose Machet (1801-1843) in 1820. The couple immigrated to Louisiana with their four children in 1840.

One of their sons, Ferdinand Pierre Patureau (1826-1877), was born in LaRoche, France, and immigrated to Louisiana with his family in 1840 around the age of 14. In 1847 he married Marie Emma Landry (1829-1892) and they settled in Plaquemine, Lousiana where they had 16 children. For a time, the family lived in Mexico to escape the Civil War.

One of these children, Marie Victorine Patureau (1873-1937) married William Cropper (1870-1918) in 1892 and began to collect traces of her family's history. Marie and William moved at some point in the early 1900s from Louisana to Beaumont, Texas. Marie then passed along all of these materials to her daughter, Catherine "Kitty" Cropper (1911-1997), who married Theodore Frank Rush, Sr. (1910-1972).

Extent

3 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

French

Abstract

Pierre Ferdinand Patureau (1800-1860) was born in LaRoche, France. He married Anne Rose Machet (1801-1843) in 1820. The couple immigrated to Louisiana with their four children in 1840. One of their grandchildren, Marie Victorine Patureau (1873-1937), married William Cropper (1870-1918) in 1892 and began to collect traces of her family's history. Marie and William moved at some point in the early 1900s from Louisana to Beaumont, Texas. This collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, French documents, passports, family photographs, and prayer books tracing the history of the Patureau family and their descendents.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Genealogy, c. 1850s-2020, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, c. 1850s-1960s

Series 3: Patureau Family Papers, 1848-1958, undated

Series 4: Prayer Books, 1860-1917

Series 5: Photographs, c. 1850-1979, undated

Series 6: Oversize Materials, 1840-1956, undated

Title
Finding Aid for the Pierre Ferdinand Patureau Papers, 1840-2020, bulk 1850-1950
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
August 18, 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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