Marie Berthe Artigues

Marie Berthe Artigues

Female 1886 - 1960  (74 years)
Person ID: I14 


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  • Name Marie Berthe Artigues  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Name Berthe, Mère 
    Notes 
    • Mère, as she was known to her grandchildren, was the only child of Ferréol Artigues and Eugénie Dureau. She died at 11:40pm on 04 September 1960, seven months before her husband Baba (A. L. Vitter, Sr.). She and A. L. Sr. grew up just a few blocks apart on Baronne Street. When they got married, they lived with the Artigues as 1523 Baronne St., and then in the early 1920s they lived at 3800 Napoleon Avenue while they constructed a new house at 3600 Napoleon Avenue, caddycorner to where Audrey St. Raymond lived starting in 1938. (Audrey married Mère's son Albert (A.L.) and became known to her grandkids as Mimi.)

      Baba and Mère moved the massive metal dogs Rex and Queenie to their front porches at 3600 and then 3800 Napoleon from their Baronne St. home, and after their deaths the dogs moved to their present location at 4100 Vincennes Place.

      The dogs (French Mastiffs) were apparently forged in New York State. Jeff & Sharon Vitter found an identical dog in front of the old fire station in Lafayette, Indiana when Jeff was at Purdue University.

      Mère took a trip with her son Albert Jr. (known to his own children as Poppa or Papa and later to his grandkids as Père) across the Atlantic on the S. S. Rochambeau on May 14-24, 1921 when Albert was 5.5 years old. They returned on the S. S. Paris on August 6-13, 1921.

      Mère had a distant cousin named "Aunt Phine" Artigues, who kept in close contact until her death around 1965. Jeff Vitter remembers as a young child going to visit Aunt Phine on weekend mornings at a nursing home in Metairie, sometimes after playing golf with Père at the New Orleans Country Club. He has been in correspondence with some Artigues relatives, one of them in the medical center at Duke, and as he finds out more, the information will be entered in the family records.

      Dark brown/black hair, blue eyes.
    Born 4 Jul 1886  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13
    Gender Female 
    Race White  [7
    Died 4 Sep 1960  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10, 11, 14
    • 11:40pm
    Buried Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • section 5, Artigues-Vitter tomb,
    Siblings
     1. Eugenie Marceline Artigues (ID:I3302),   b. 25 Nov 1875, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1878, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Anna Artigues (ID:I3303),   b. 4 Dec 1877, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1880, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F14 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Ferréol Jean Marie Artigues (ID:I1078),   b. 10 Mar 1852, Salies-du-Salat, Salies, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1914, Heartsease Park, Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Marie Eugénie Dureau (ID:I1079),   b. 4 Mar 1858, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1915, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1875  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12, 19
    Marriage License N.O. Public Library VED 678, VED 658  [20
    Reference Number 4870 

    Family

    Family ID: F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Husband Albert Leopold Vitter, Sr. (ID:I13),   b. 15 Sep 1878, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1961, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1912  St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (with pointy gold dome), New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12, 21
    Reference Number 1487 
    Children 
      1. Berthe Vitter (ID:I1077),   b. 17 Jan 1914, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914
      2. Albert Leopold Vitter, Jr. (ID:I15155),   b. 23 Dec 1915, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 2003, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Residence 1900  1433 Baronne Street, Ward 1, Precinct 6, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    StreetAddress: Baronne; Age: 13; Occupation: At School; AbleToSpeakEnglish: Yes; AttendedSchool: 9; CanRead: Yes; CanWrite: Yes; EnumerationDistrict: 0006; MaritalStatus: Single; RelationToHead: Daughter 
    Arrival 30 Sep 1905  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    From vacation trip to France 
    Residence Between 1915 and 1923  1528 Baronne Street (corner Terpsichore), New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Mere, Baba, and Pere on Rex
    Pere's childhood Baronne Street house
    Pere walking with Baba and Rex
    Arrival 13 Aug 1921  New York Port, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    return from France trip by mother and son on board ship Le Havre 
    Mere and AL in Toulouse, France
    Mere and AL in Toulouse, France
    A.L. Vitter Jr. and his mother Berthe Artigues Vitter (Mère) in Toulouse, France in 1921
    Description Dark brown/black hair, blue eyes 
    Ethnicity French American  [7
    Event Between May and 30 Sep 1905  [15
    Traveling in France, returned on ship New York, from Cherbourg, processed at Ellis Island, NY 
    Reference Number 14 
    Residence Between 1923 and 1925  3800 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Between 1925 and 1961  3600 Napoleon Avenue (newly constructed house) 70125, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 11, 17, 18
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1886 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - 1433 Baronne Street, Ward 1, Precinct 6, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 30 Sep 1905 - Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1912 - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (with pointy gold dome), New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1915 and 1923 - 1528 Baronne Street (corner Terpsichore), New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 13 Aug 1921 - New York Port, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1923 and 1925 - 3800 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1925 and 1961 - 3600 Napoleon Avenue (newly constructed house) 70125, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Sep 1960 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Photos
    St. Raymond and Vitter families in side yard of 3539 Napoleon Avenue
    Mere, Baba, and Pere on Rex
    Pere's childhood Baronne Street house
    Pere walking with Baba and Rex
    Mere and AL in Toulouse, France
    Berthe Artigues Vitter
    Goldren Wedding Anniversary of Mrs. Henry Riecke
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Documents
    Marriage Vitter-Artigues, 11 Dec 1912 Document
    Marriage Vitter-Artigues, 11 Dec 1912 Document
    Times Democrat, page 9
    Headstones
    Artigues Vitter tomb Headstone
    Artigues Vitter tomb Headstone
    Ferreol Artigues-Berthe Vitter tomb Headstone
    Ferreol Artigues-Berthe Vitter tomb Headstone
    Albert L. Vitter (1915-2003,) Audrey St Raymond Vitter (1920-2005.) Burial: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. Plot: Section 5 - Artigues - Vitter tomb.
    Histories
    Artigues Family Notes and Open Questions
    Artigues Family Notes and Open Questions
    A. L. Vitter Jr. had Artigues connections on both sides of his family: his mother (Marie) Berthe (née Artigues) Vitter was the daughter of immigrant Ferréol Jean Marie Artigues, and his 1st cousin 2x removed Marie Louise Cathalongne (daughter of 1843 Clerval immigrant Marie Louise Vitter) married immigrant Jean Ferréol "John" Artigues. Ferréol and John were 1st cousins. This history includes records about the Artigues, including several who we think are related to us but we haven't yet shown.
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
    Articles
    Notes of Jean Jacques Artigues and Blanche Artigues Johnson
    Notes of Jean Jacques Artigues and Blanche Artigues Johnson
    Email and FAX by Bert F. Artigues to Jeff Vitter, 19–20 April 2004. Typed notes by Jean Jacques Artigues with handwritten notations by Blanche Artigues Johnson. Later annotations on contents by Jeff Vitter.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1555] New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., Birth Records Index, 1790-1915, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899.

    2. [S1240] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 2340545.
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0214; FHL microfilm: 2340545


    3. [S1151] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.;), Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01432; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 36-375.
      1940 United States Federal Census
      1940 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: m-t0627-01432; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 36-375


    4. [S1036] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T625_618; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9.
      1920 United States Federal Census
      1920 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1920; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T625_618; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9


    5. [S1533] New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., Marriage Records Index, 1831-1964, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Louisiana Vital Records; Volume: 34; Page: 970.
      Record for Albert Leopold Vitter
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6500&h=192962&indiv=try

    6. [S1251] Find A Grave.
      Record for Albert Leopold Vitter Sr
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80331940
      Artigues Vitter tomb Headstone
      Artigues Vitter tomb Headstone
      Ferreol Artigues-Berthe Vitter tomb Headstone
      Ferreol Artigues-Berthe Vitter tomb Headstone
      Albert L. Vitter (1915-2003,) Audrey St Raymond Vitter (1920-2005.) Burial: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. Plot: Section 5 - Artigues - Vitter tomb.


    7. [S1239] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0006; FHL microfilm: 1240570.
      Record for Eugenie Artigue
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=17961575&indiv=try
      At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


    8. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Jeff Vitter and the Vitter line in America, pages 3, 13, 16–19.
      This manuscript is a comprehensive and very entertaining account of the Vitter generations written by Jean-Pierre Vitter (Jeff Vitter's 4th cousin, 1x removed) in October 2002. It's easily translated, e.g., using Google Translate. The story starts with Jeff's 4th great grandfather Hérard Vitter, who moved from "l'Autriche Antérieure" to the town of Clerval in the Doubs region of France in the 1700s. Hérard's father in the old country was Mathieu Vitter, and his son Pierre is the one who emigrated from France to New Orleans in 1843. The big mystery that remained was exactly where Hérard Vitter came from originally. (See JPV's follow-on work, Le sang qui coule dans nos veines, for answers.)
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf

    9. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    10. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Artigues Family Notes and Open Questions.
      A. L. Vitter Jr. had Artigues connections on both sides of his family: his mother (Marie) Berthe (née Artigues) Vitter was the daughter of immigrant Ferréol Jean Marie Artigues, and his 1st cousin 2x removed Marie Louise Cathalongne (daughter of 1843 Clerval immigrant Marie Louise Vitter) married immigrant Jean Ferréol "John" Artigues. Ferréol and John were 1st cousins. This history includes records about the Artigues, including several who we think are related to us but we haven't yet shown.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/artigues.php

    11. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie.
      Rex and Queenie have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans since about 1910 and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/RexandQueenie.php

    12. [S210] Notes of Jean Jacques Artigues and Blanche Artigues Johnson, Jean Jacques Artigues and Blanche Artigues Johnson, (Name: Self;), Email and FAX by Bert F. Artigues to Jeff Vitter, 19–20 April 2004. Typed notes by Jean Jacques Artigues with handwritten notations by Blanche Artigues Johnson. Later annotations on contents by Jeff Vitter.
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/Jean%20Jacques%20Artigues%20Notes.pdf

    13. [S216] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Birth Records, Vol.84, Pg.229.

    14. [S966] Louisiana Biography & Obituary Index, (Location: New Orleans Public Library;), Vitter, Mrs. Berthe.
      Vitter, Mrs. Berthe
      Death date: 1960-09-04
      Sex: F
      Next of kin: Albert L Vitter (husband)
      Obituary citation(s):
      Times-Picayune, 1960-09-06, Pg. 2 col. 8
      States-Item, 1960-09-06, Pg. 4 col. 4

    15. [S427] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, R;), Year: 1905; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0626; Line: 4; Page Number: 70.
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Document
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Document
      Year: 1905; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0626; Line: 4; Page Number: 70


    16. [S427] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, R;), Year: 1921; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 3008; Line: 2; Page Number: 31.
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Document
      New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Document
      Year: 1921; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 3008; Line: 2; Page Number: 31


    17. [S1022] U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), 1945.

    18. [S1022] U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), 1956.
      At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


    19. [S893] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Marriage Records, Ferréol Artigues and Eugénie Dureau.
      Ferreol Artigues and Eugenie Dureau Marriage Certificate Document
      Ferreol Artigues and Eugenie Dureau Marriage Certificate Document


    20. [S893] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Marriage Records, Ferréol Artigues and Eugénie Dureau.
      Marriage Artigues Dureau Document
      Marriage Artigues Dureau Document


    21. [S1000] Newspaper, Magazine, or Media Outlet, Marriage Vitter-Artigues, 11 Dec 1912 22 Dec 1912.
      https://newscomse.newspapers.com/clip/45615553/marriage-vitter-artigues-11-dec-1912/?xid=637
      Marriage Vitter-Artigues, 11 Dec 1912 Document
      Marriage Vitter-Artigues, 11 Dec 1912 Document
      Times Democrat, page 9