Abt 1850 - 1939 (~ 89 years)
||Louise CARCO |
|Also Known As
||Meeche, "Cousin Meeche" |
||11 Sep 1939
||probably Mobile, Alabama
- A lovable person who became a legend in Biloxi. She went from one family to another when she was needed to help with chores, child care, cooking or cleaning. This petite lady made a picturesque figure with a kerchief around her head covering her grey hair, which was fixed in a queue. She always carried a little bundle of clothes on a stick and wore a neatly ironed apron.
In the 1930s, she went to live at the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, Alabama.
Louise "Meeche" Carco (Carqoute, Carcaux, Kerqoute), the daughter of Jean Baptiste Carco and Gertrude Fournier, is a legend in Biloxi History. After her parents died, she lived with different relatives and was a very loveable person. She was called "Cousin Meeche" by everyone. "Cousin Meeche" was my 2X great aunt and was born in 1844. She was a great help around Biloxi and went from family to family, as she was needed, to help with chores, care of children, cook or clean. This petite lady made a picturesque figure with a kerchief around her head covering her grey hair, which was fixed into a queue. She always carried a little bundle of clothes on a stick and wore a neatly ironed apron. In the 1930's "Meeche" went to live at the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, Alabama and died on September 11, 1939. She was buried in Mobile. "Meeche's" became one of the favorites many Mardi Gras revelers costumed themselves after, with groups of people dressed as her marching in the Mardi Gras Parades.
I myself remember dressing up as her when we would play around the house. It must have been from seeing them dressed as her in the parades.
||1 Jan 2015 |
||Jean Baptiste CARCO, Jr., b. 8 May 1800, Mississippi , d. 1849, Jackson, Mississippi (Age 48 years) |
||Gertrude FOURNIER, b. 13 Sep 1805, Bayou La Batre, Alabama , d. Bef 1860 (Age < 54 years) |
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