Pierre La Fontaine (c. 1855-after 1936)
Soothsayer, poet, and once marshal of Oklahoma Territory. Listed as an artist active in Morro Bay per “Rachel Knott Compiled List of Local Artists, Authors,” Sun, Oct. 24, 1958, p. ? [sic. 12], col. 1-3 (Appendix I).
Is he the Pierre La Fontaine listed in the 1930 U. S. Census as age 75, b. c. 1855 in Missouri, working as an independent artist, married, living in Santa Monica with his wife Ella LaFontaine (age 40)?; Old Age Security increased from $25 to $35, per SLO Daily Telegram, June 25, 1936, p. 5 (GB); he and wife, residents of San Luis Obispo, visited Mrs. Pearl Hull and mother, Mrs. C. S. Cornelius, SLO Daily Telegram, Aug. 31, 1936, p. 10 (GB).
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