|Harrison Thomas LaTour|
|Birth:||February 9, 1968|
|Baptism:||March 4, 1968|
|Father:||Osburne Thomas Sr.|
Biological-Genealogical primarily indicates biological relationship; blood-based kinship, ancestral heredity. Such relationships exist between peoples mention. Establishing the presence is in part found upon showing actual physical/hereditary connections (the family tree) between ancient ancestors and their descendants.
There are two type of genealogies found in ancient literature. The Linear genealogy gives a single (1) line of descent from an ancestor. The Segmented genealogy, of which Genesis 10 is one, describes more than one (1) line of descent from an ancestor. It was used for different purposes including political, legal, domestic and religious purposes. It emphasized group interrelations over against individual relationships.
I am the great-grandson of Ulixes LeBlanc (1879-1934) and Magdelen Papillon (1888-1966). Ulixes and Magdelen had nine children: Esther, Gaston, Aulton, Arthur, Ella, Luceil, Austin, Melvin and Martha LeBlanc. Esther LeBlanc married Lee LaTour, son of Ozeme LaTour and Marie Guillory. Ozeme LaTour was the son of Homer A. LaTour and Helene Richard. Information regarding Helene Richard is vague; there is no record of her marriage to Homer A. LaTour, however, there is a record of her first marriage to Julien Bellard.
When I started research on the family, all I knew was that the family was from Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. My father told me, after my mother, Catherine LaTour, died, that her family was from Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama. Ozeme LaTour and Marie Guillory had eleven children:
- John Adam, and
The family lived in Boynton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. For some reason, unknown to me, Lee left or divorced Esther, moved to California, and joined the military. Esther moved to Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma were she meet Fred D. Wakefield. They produced one (1) child together, Mildred Wakefield. My mother, Catherine LaTour, daughter of Lee LaTour and Esther LeBlanc married my father, Osborne Thomas son of John Bennett Thomas and Viola Coursey on September 15, 1951. To this union, six (6) children were born:
- Patricia Ann
- Osborne (fils)
- LaRita Viola
- Derrick Lee, and
|Children of Osburne Thomas Sr. and Catherine LaTour