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Leo Vincent FORETICH

Leo Vincent FORETICH

Male 1903 - 1968  (64 years)

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  • Name Leo Vincent FORETICH 
    Born 24 Sep 1903  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death heart attack 
    Education left school after 3rd grade to work in blacksmith shop 
    Occupation machinist 
    Died 14 Jul 1968  134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In the 1920s, worked in Plaquemine, Louisiana, and then in Shreveport. The family returned to Biloxi prior to birth of Melba Fay.

      Beginning in the Depression, he worked for 26 years for Leo Ohr (son of famous potter George Ohr) in Ohr’s Machine Shop in Biloxi.

      Worked at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, working on ship steering mechanisms, including the one on the first ship launched at Ingalls in 1940.
    Person ID I13  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2013 

    Father Joseph Stanislaus FORETICH,   b. 21 Dec 1873, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Eula Cornelia BOSARGE,   b. 4 Nov 1880, Bayou La Batre, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1959, Gulfport Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1898  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Agnes DUGGAN,   b. 9 Jan 1905,   d. 23 Dec 1994, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1922  Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Family moved to south Delauney Street neighborhood of Biloxi in 1934
    Children 
    +1. Lurline Veronica FORETICH,   b. 16 Oct 1922, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2007  (Age 84 years)
     2. Unnamed FORETICH,   b. 15 Oct 1925, Plaquemine, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1925  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Melba Fay Rita FORETICH,   b. 19 Jan 1929, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 2010, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Beverly FORETICH,   b. 21 Aug 1931, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 2009, Gulfport, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Leo V. Foretich
    Leo V. Foretich
    Lottie Duggan Foretich and Leo V. Foretich
    Lottie Duggan Foretich and Leo V. Foretich
    Leo V. Foretich
    Leo V. Foretich
    Age 5
    Lottie and Leo Foretich with daughter Lurline
    Lottie and Leo Foretich with daughter Lurline
    Ca. 1923
    Eula Bosarge Foretich Fountain and children
    Eula Bosarge Foretich Fountain and children
    Back row, L-R: Haven Foretich, Leo V. Foretich, Joseph Foretich, Alvah Foretich

    Front row, L-R: Beatrice Foretich Hunsaker, Eula Bosarge Foretich Fountain, Eleanor Foretich Stevens Schmidt

    Taken June 1950 at 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi

    Documents
    Marriage license of Leo Foretich and Lottie Duggan
    Marriage license of Leo Foretich and Lottie Duggan
    Comments of the Significance of the Shotgun House at 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
    Comments of the Significance of the Shotgun House at 134 Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi
    Prepared by Nicholas Spitzer, Louisiana State Folklorist

    Headstones
    Leo V. Foretich
    Leo V. Foretich

    Histories
    Article on Foretich house
    Article on Foretich house
    Kat Bergeron, "Homes Paint the Town Green," The Sun Herald, April 17, 1988, p. F-1.
    View from the Porch by Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez
    View from the Porch by Melba Fay Foretich Gutierrez
    Memories of growing up on Delauney Street in Biloxi, MIssissippi
    Childhood of Lurline Foretich Lane
    Childhood of Lurline Foretich Lane
    Lurline's memories of her family and growing up in Biloxi, Mississippi, in her own words.

    Videos Roxann Gutierrez Dollins on Antiques Roadshow
    Length: 4:06

    Appraisal of George Ohr pottery, including miniature jug given by Ohr family to Lottie and Leo Foretich as a wedding present.

    Video shot in Dallas, Texas June 2008 and first aired on Antiques Roadshow (PBS) in January 2009. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Albums
    Foretich house
    Foretich house (8)
    The shotgun house at 134 Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi was owned by Leo and Lottie Foretich and occupied by Lottie Foretich for almost 50 years. Leo and Lottie moved into the house in 1934. In 1988, the house was moved a block away to the Biloxi town green and used as an administrative building for the City of Biloxi. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

    This album gathers articles, photos and videos relating to the Foretich house. The videos contain brief clips shot at the house in its original location on Delauney Street.