Suzane Creswell1

#5737, b. 16 Sep 1860, d. 26 Mar 1957
Last Edited:5 Oct 2013
FatherMinor Creswell2
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#1)
Descendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#2)

Children of Suzane Creswell and Jean Desire Ducharme

Outline of Life Events:

BirthSuzane Creswell was born on 16 Sep 1860 or 1861 at Greenville, Washington County, MS.2,3
MarriageShe married first Jean Desire Ducharme, son of Elie Eugene Ducharme and Marie Carmelite Tamplet, on 22 Jan 1887 at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.1
Census1900Susie Ducharme (given age 30) was enumerated as the wife of John D Ducharme Sr (given age 53) on the 1900 Census at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.4
MarriageSuzane Creswell married second John L Mays, probably some time between 1902 and 1910. Not long afterwards, her children from her first marriage were apparently adopted by her new husband, changing their names from Ducharme to Mays. It is unknown whether the adoption was formal or informal, but the children's name changes became permanent.5
MarriageSuzane Creswell married third (--?--) Henley.2
DeathSusie A. Henley died at age 96 of cerebral hemorrhage on 26 Mar 1957 in Picayune, Hancock County, MS.2
BurialShe was buried at Gainesville Baptist Church Cemetery in Gainsville, Hancock County, MS.2,6
BurialOn 25 Oct 1961, NASA announced that a national rocket testing site would be established in Hancock County, which caused the evacuation of five small towns, including the two cemeteries in Gainesville.. Susie A. Henley was reinterred at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, after 1961.6


  1. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  2. [S966] MS. Hancock County. Death certificate.
  3. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online
  4. [S900] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S972] Cameron Darby. E-mail message, Sep-Oct 2013.
  6. [S967] Hancock County [MS] Historical Society. "Gainesville Cemeteries: NASA Reinterment". Online…