Henry Simon Oncal

#1042, b. 18 Feb 1892, d. 10 Apr 1972
Last Edited:24 Nov 2012
FatherHonore Leonard Oncal Sr. b. 3 Jan 1860, d. 6 May 1946
MotherMarie Louise Caillouet b. 20 Dec 1862, d. 3 Sep 1922

Children of Henry Simon Oncal and Sophia Kiziah Burcham

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe opened a garage and filling station in Port Arthur, shortly after his marriage. He later became Mayor of Port Arthur, serving from 1942 to 1948, during which time he made many improvements to the town. After his terms of office were completed, he continued to run his garage and filling station until his retirement.1
BirthHenry Simon Oncal was born on 18 Feb 1892 at Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, LA.1,2,3
DraftRegHe was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Wilbert, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He was single with no dependents. Henry worked as an Entry Clerk for Capital City Auto Company in Baton Rouge.2
MarriageHe married Sophia Kiziah Burcham, daughter of Louis Preston Burcham and Adelia Robin Coles, on 26 Nov 1919 at Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.1,4
Census1930Henry Oncale (given age 37) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Sophie Oncale (given age 35), his daughter(s) Adelia Louise and Jessie Lorraine. They owned their farm, which was valued at $4500. Henry was employed as a mechanic for an auto repair shop.4
ResidenceIn 1954, Henry S. Oncal and his wife, Sophia, lived at 218 4th Street in Port Allen, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Henry worked as an equipment inspector for the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission.5
DeathHenry Simon Oncal died at age 80 on 10 Apr 1972 in Baton Rouge, LA.1
BurialHe was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.1


  1. [S300] Susan K Oncal. E-mail message, Apr 1997.
  2. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S294] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. West Baton Rouge Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S793] Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.