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Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Mark Black (View posts)
Posted: 5 Apr 2004 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Black, McMillian, Straub
Searching for any leads on the family history of Otis Dargis, born in Patterson, Louisianna on April 4, 1909. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio on Nov. 23, 1991. Otis was married to Loretta Welage.
Otis Dargis is thought to have been the son of Otis Dargis Sr. The Grandfather of Otis Dargis died in Panama in the early 1900's while helping to build the Panama Canal.
This Dargis family were French Canadians who lived in Quebec. At an unknown year they are thought to have moved to Wisconsin. Later, they moved to Louisianna.
The family of Otis Dargis ended up in Cincinnati, Ohio where some descendants live today.
Any help or clues to the history of this family is appreciated.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Mark Black (View posts)
Posted: 5 Apr 2004 4:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Forgot to mention that the family of Otis Dargis passed down that the name was originally spelled D'argis which leads me to believe they are related to the D'argis of Quebec.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

R. Dargis (View posts)
Posted: 25 Aug 2004 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Otis Dargis was my husbands first cousin, how are you related to Otis. I know Otis father was born tn Little Falls Mn. Sept.10,1886.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Mark Black (View posts)
Posted: 5 Sep 2004 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Glad to hear from you. I am not related to the Dargis family, but my sister's husband is. His name is Paul Dargis, son of Otis Dargis. I am trying to help him find out about his family history. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.
He knows little about his family. All he knows for sure is where Otis was born and that the family originally came from Quebec before moving to Louisianna. He also told me that Otis Dargis's father died while helping build the Panama Canal. Have you ever heard that story?
Thanks for getting back to me and appreciate any clues you can send my way.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Rita Dargis (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2004 12:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I have never heard anything about the Panama Canal incident.
The information I have on the Dargis family is:
Napoleon L. Dargis was born about 1846. He married Angelina Dupuis in Quebec about 1878. They had 9 children: 2 were born in Canada-Emma(1879), George(1882)...the other 7 children were all born in Little Falls Minnesota- Leo(1885), Otis(1886), Aloysius(1888), Edith(1890), twins- Blanche and Beatrice (1893), and Marie(1895). The family came to Minnesota about 1884-1885. The story I've heard was that Napoleon had a lumber and bricking company in Little falls. His bookeeper stole from him and he lost his business. Because of this, they left and moved to New Orleans to work at the lumber companies down here in about 1900. He worked for a lumber company in Ruddock, La and in New Orleans. He died in 1904 (at 58yrs) and Angelina died in 1938- both died in New Orleans. There, they were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. Also, their children Emma, George, Otis, Edith Marie, and Blanche(and husband) were buried there.
Aloysius Dargis was my father-in-law. His son, George was my husband.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Ellen (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2005 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
My father was Lloyd Dargis. Otis Dargis was his brother (married to Loretta). Remember visiting aunts Edith, Marie, & Blanche in Metairie as a child.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Posted: 27 Jan 2009 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Ellen
do you remember there mother last name i know it was ellen
dont remember last name thanks

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dargis
Mother's name-Ellen Beougeois

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
how would i go about learning more of my family on here i reside in shenandoah, pennsylvania and i am not too good at doing this stuff. my grandfather was anthony dargis from new jersey.

Re: Otis Dargis of Louisianna, descendant of French Canadians of Quebec.

Posted: 1 Mar 2011 5:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Mar 2011 5:16AM GMT
I don't know much about Otis other than he was my grandfather. I am Matthew Richard Dargis, son of Richard Otis Dargis (Paul's brother). Most of what I see here is what my dad has told me. So I don't think I'll be much help. The spelling of our last name was D'argis, but then changed to Dargis. I heard, it was changed after the move from Montreal. I've heard rumors that we are descendants of The Pirate Lafitte. Don't know if it is true or not, but I've heard it a few times.
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