1870 - 1953 (83 years)
||Juan Girona Genaro ("Henry John") GUTIERREZ |
||5 Jun 1870
||Bagatelle St. near corner of Josephine, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Separated from family at young age and seems to not have known actual birthdate; instead, used birthdate of 1/2/1869, which is on tombstone
|Also Known As
||1 Sep 1870
||Annunciation Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA
- corner of Marais and Mandeville in Marigny/St. Rock/Bywater area
|Cause of Death
||heart disease |
||owned coal and ice company |
||Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi
- moved from New Orleans to Biloxi
||2 Jul 1953
||Old Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi
- Baptismal record shows name as "Jenaro Juan Gutierrez", a variation of name on birth certificate that is closer to anglicized form of name he used most of his life, Henry John Gutierrez.
Orphaned at an early age. He had very little education, was a hard worker, always having a horse and a couple of mules. He did stray work and tried hard to give his children what he was so deprived of. He spoke several different languages.
According to Thelma Gutierrez, he moved from New Orleans to the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a teenager, with the DeLamare family. He trained and took care of horses for Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir.
On August 22, 1906, The Daily Herald (Biloxi, Miss.) reported: "Henry Guitterrez [sic], who for a number of years has been identified in Biloxi with the wood and ice business, is making preparations to enter into the coal business also on a substantial scale. Mr. Guitterrez has a yard on the railroad to the west of the freight depot on which he has erected sheds and is putting in a large wagon scale, the second one in town. Both soft coal and anthracite will be handled."
Issued license by U.S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor to operate steamboats in the district of Galveston, Texas for the period May 1913-May 1918.
He began Henry J. Gutierrez Co. in 1906 at corner of railroad and Bohn St., dealing in retail/wholesale coal, ice and, in the early days, wood for stoves. In 1920, he renamed the business City Delivery Co. and moved to the corner of the railroad and Delauney St. (present-day George Ohr St.).
Entered retail ice business in 1916. H.J. Gutierrez and Son delivered ice for Biloxi Artesian Company. Superintendent of operations for Glacier Refrigeration Corp. on Magnolia Street (north of railroad), built in 1923.
Henry John and his sister, Rachel (born Raphaela), were separated at a young age. He grew up in New Orleans, and she in Biloxi. They found each other by accident as adolescents. I have not determined how she came to be in Biloxi or found any evidence of her life in Biloxi.
Gerald Blessey recalls spending lots of time with H.J. Gutierrez, learning to play poker from him during the summers at Ramsey Springs, where he was known as "Uncle Henry."
||11 Mar 2013 |
||Fernando Domingo GUTIERREZ, b. Abt 1834, Seville, Andalusia, Spain |
||Caroline VICENTES, b. Abt 1840, Missouri or Louisiana , d. 26 May 1874, 180 St. Anthony St., New Orleans, La. (Age ~ 34 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Rosa VENUS, b. 31 Jul 1875, St. James Parish, Louisiana , d. 5 Jul 1945 (Age 69 years) |
||28 Oct 1897
| ||1. Thelma Alphonsine GUTIERREZ, b. 25 Feb 1898, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 28 Jul 1986 (Age 88 years)|
|+||2. Charles Henry GUTIERREZ, b. 31 Dec 1900, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 9 Mar 1965, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 64 years)|
|+||3. Lee Paul GUTIERREZ, Sr., b. 14 Mar 1903, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 2 Dec 1979, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 76 years)|
| ||4. Henry John GUTIERREZ, b. 1 Nov 1907, d. 19 Dec 1907 (Age 0 years)|
| ||5. Louis Joseph GUTIERREZ, b. 31 Aug 1909, Texas , d. 16 Aug 1978, Floral Hills Memorial Cemetery, Handsboro, Mississippi (Age 68 years)|
|+||6. Cecilia Rose GUTIERREZ, b. 1 Mar 1917, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 21 Feb 1966, Alexandria, Louisiana (Age 48 years)|
||18 Feb 2016 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Steamboat license, Henry J. Gutierrez|
License issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor to operate steamboats in the district of Galveston, Texas for the term May 1913-May 1918.