I am looking for the father of Antoinette Picou. Her death certificate lists her parents as Constance St. Cyr and ? Picou. Her marriage record and the birth records of her boys also list her maiden name as Picou.
Antoinette was born June 29, 1869 in LaPlace, La. She married Joseph Octave Ferrand (1859-1931) in SJB Parish on June 28, 1886 and had two sons-- Robert Wilfred Ferrand (1887-1896) and Edward Ernest Ferrand (1889-1960).
Antoinette lived in New Orleans from the time of her marriage until her death on June 21, 1949. According to her death certificate, she was buried in Reserve Cemetery.
Her mother, Constance St. Cyr, was born about 1850 and went by Constance Poree-- widow. I don't know who Constance's parents are... but in 1880, she and Antoinette lived in St. John the Baptist Parish next to Noel and Coralie St. Cyr and other St. Cyr relatives. (The census taker recorded her as Constance Pori.) Constance (St. Cyr) Poree died June 24, 1907.
Also... In 1880, Joseph Octave Ferrand lived next to Aristide & Nathalie Picou and Felix & Antoinette (Picou) Vicknair. Nathalie Picou was a Chevalier. Her sister Evelina Chevalier married Joseph Octave's uncle-- Lovinsky Ferrand. I wondered if Antoinette was visiting Picou relatives and met Joseph.
(Felix and Antoinette Vicknair had a son b. 1872 named Wilfred.)
I'd really like to find Antoinette's family and would greatly appreciate any information you'd be willing to share with me.-- Lisa
*Just received an obituary which reads, "Joseph Octave Ferrand, beloved husband of Grace Picou and father of Edward Ernest Ferrand..."