Marie Lois Varenne Birth Aug 25 1853 in Mâcon, Rhône-Alpes, France Death 10 Feb 1918 in Harris, Texas
Francois J. Tajan Birth: Nov. 18, 1839 Death: Mar. 3, 1922
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, 3502 North Main, Houston, TX [Tombstone data].
Frank Tajan 1889 37 Lubbock cor Sabine Houston, Texas add add Houston, Texas, City Directory, 1889
1900 lived at 1717 Lubbock: Francis Tajan b. Nov 1839 in France immigrated 1857 occupation landlord owns house free; Marie V. Aug 1853 France, mother of 7 children 5 still living; Marie L. daughter born June 1877 in Texas, single; Eugene H. Aug 1880 Texas, stenographer; Louise J. Sep 1898 TX; mother-in-law Marie Varrenna Apr 1822 widowed; Lucy Williams Black servant, single born Nov 1865 in TX.
1910 lived at 1717 Lubbock: F. Tajan (70) born France immigrated 1869, first marriage 40 years, naturalized, working in a real estate office, owns home free; Mary (56) born France, first marriage 40 years, 7 children 5 still living, immigrated 1870; Louisa (11) born Texas, a scholar.
In 1910 just around the corner in 1705 State Street, son Eugene:
Eugene Henry Tajan Birth Aug 6 1880 in Liberty, Liberty County, Texas Death 14 Oct 1959 in Houston, Harris, Texas. W. D. Cleveland Co. Head of household in 1910 living at 1705 State Street, owns house free, married 1904 (28) clerk in a railroad office; Olga (24) born NY, mother of 4, 2 still living; Eugene son (4) b TX; Jno (4/12).
1920 at 1713 Lubbock (perhaps 1717) owns a mortgaged house
Eugene H. Tajan (39) b. TX, manager cotton department; Olga M (33) b. NY father Berlin, mother Hamburg; Eugene S. (15) b. TX; Joseph M. (9) b. TX; Reginia M. (7) b. TX; Clarence Davis (46) b. TX roomer, married, service driver.
1930 at 4417 Walker on the East side
Eugene H. Tajan (49) b. TX married at 22, manager at a cotton office; Olga (43) b. New Mexico[!], married at 16; Maxine O. (son ) (6 7/12) b. NY; Joseph (20) b. TX helper oil driller; T. J. Lynch (30) roomer, laborer sand petroleum.
Eugene Henry Tajan Death Date: 14 Oct 1959
Knights of Pythias. Probably destroyed in the 21 February 1912 fire, starting at a house at Hardy and Opelousas, a mere 4 blocks away.