Dr Joseph Otto Segura
of Vermillion Parish, Louisiana and
Joseph Otto was born and raised in the Vermillion Parish
area around Lake Peigneur the son of
Emmanuel Segura and Emethilde Broussard.
According to an article in the Abbevile
he graduated from Abbeville High School
1906. After finishing medical school
University Medical School he attended
Medical School in 1910 where he specialized
in pediatrics. During a school break
Weston came to Louisiana with a friend
New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
and Joseph Otto met and were later
at Jesuit Church in New Orleans March
He graduated from Tulane Medical School
1909 and a year at Harvard Medical
in 1910 specializing in pediatrics.
began the practice of medicine at the
Hospital in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana.
He then set up practice in Biloxi,
for a year, but moved to Houston, Texas
practiced there until the outbreak
War I in 1918. He joined the US Army
Corps and was stationed at Runnie Mead,
for 2-1/2 years, until the war was
The family spent this time in Logtown,
County, Mississippi living with the
Upon his return from the war in 1919,
became associated with the Lamar Life
Company in Jackson, Mississippi as
Director. He became Vice President
and from 1932 to 1939 he was also the
Director. He was a member of the board
more that 20 years.
Joseph Otto Segura died while visiting his
family in Erath, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana
on 26 October 1946 at 12:10 A.M. at the age
of 59. He died in the Abbeville Hospital
where he started his medical career. Services
were held on 28 October 1946 at St. Peter's
Catholic Church in Jackson, Hinds County,
Mississippi. Monsignor William J. Leech officiated
with internment at 9:30 A.M. in the Lakewood Memorial Park near Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.
His children were Horatio Weston Segura
Dorothy Heloise Segura.