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Mr. Willie Parrot, who was at one time conductor on the Alexandria branch, died at Millerville last week. Mr. Parrot was a young man, being only 36 years of age, leaves a wife and two children. His widow was a Miss Stagg. He was well-known in Lafayette where he resided several years, and had a large number of friends, who will be sorry to hear of his death. His remains were carried to Opelousas for interment. Lafayette Advertiser 1/3/1903.

Death of Mrs. Jas. Higginbotham. - Mrs. James Higginbotham, a most estimable lady of Lafayette, died Saturday morning at 3 o'clock, in the 74th year of her age. Mrs. Higginbotham has been a resident of this city all of her life and possessed the high esteem of many warm friends who knew and admired her fine qualities of character. At three o'clock Saturday afternoon the remains were accompanied by a large number of friends to the Protestant cemetery, where interment took place. She leaves several sons and daughters, and a number of grandchildren to mourn her loss.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/4/1905.

DIED - BRANDT- In Vermilionvile, on Friday December 21st, 1877, SOPHIA, daughter of Wm. Brandt and Isabella Rulong, aged 22 years.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/5/1878

DIED - Mrs. Leon F. Gillard, nee Alzina David, died Thursday, Dec. 31, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. V. Dugas, in Lafayette. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church at Breaux Bridge, where the remains were taken for interment. The deceased leaves five daughters and one son to mourn her loss. Mrs. Edmond Broussard and Mrs. R. V. Dugas, of Lafayette; Mrs. Louis Nectou, of St. Martinville; Mrs. M. Dupuis, of Crowley; Mrs. J. K. Domengeaux and Mr. H. Gillard of Breaux Bridge. Lafayette Advertiser 1/6/1904

Death of an Esteemed Citizen.

 On Thursday evening there passed away a good citizen of this parish in the death of Mr. J. Ozeme Leblanc at his home near Scott in the 81st year of his age. He had been ill some time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. LeBlanc was highly esteemed throughout the parish, and was a man of courage, strength of character and many noble traits. His remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground in St. Martinville. Lafayette Advertiser 1/9/1904. 


In Memory of Ambroise Mouton:

To the President and Members of Home Fire Co.

On the morning of December 17th, 1902, Ambroise Mouton, member of the Fire Company, called to the discharge of his duties as an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad, left his family and friends, full of hope and in the pride of a vigorous young manhood, and in a few short hours he was brought back, but his spirit had passed to the great beyond, showing again, what we are so loathe to learn, that, "In the midst of life we are in death." It is always sad to part thus from those who are near to us but for one to be taken by a stroke, so sudden and untimely, is enough to make us pause and wonder at the decree of the almighty and all merciful ruler of the universe.

Therefore Home Fire Company of Lafayette, La., feeling a sense of deep regret over this untimely loss of our fellow member, adopts the following:

Resolved that by the death of Ambroise Mouton we deplore the loss of a useful member of the Fire Department of this town; that we recognize also that a young man of exemplary conduct, a devoted son and brother, a young citizen indeed, of promise, has been taken from us.

Resolved further, that we extend to the family of the deceased our sincere sympathy in this time of their distress, and that a copy of this memorial be furnished them.

Resolved further, that the Lafayette Advertiser and the Lafayette Gazette be requested to publish these proceedings.
Respectfully submitted, J. Alfred Mouton,
Committee : Gus Schmulen, Chas. D. Caffery.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/10/1903.

Death of Dr. Neblett.

Dr. Henry M. Neblett, who has for several years past been a resident of Lafayette, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. F. Carter, Wednesday morning in the 67th year of his age.

Dr. Neblett was born in Petersburg, Va., in 1838. He studied at the University of Virginia and completed his course in medicine at Jefferson College, Philadelphia graduating in 1861. The same year he enlisted in the Confederate service as assistant surgeon of the Ninth Virginia where he practiced his profession until 1868, when he moved to St. Martin parish and took charge of his father's plantation. He resided in St. Martin until within a few years ago, when on account of enfeebled health he came here to reside with his daughter, Mrs. F. F. Carter.

Dr. Neblett was well known to the people of Lafayette and had won the esteem of all those who knew him intimately. He was man of strong character and fine intellect and always took an active part in the material welfare of his State and parish. His remains were laid to rest in the Protestant cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1905.


DIED. At his residence in the town of Lafayette, Sunday, January 5th, 1890, HAZARD EASTIN, aged 58 years and 3 months.

 In the death of Hazard Eastin, an old and familiar landmark has passed away. Deceased was a native of this parish, and leaves a widow and a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
He was a prominent and popular citizen, and the last of the commissioned officers of Company A., of which he was First Lieutenant, and an efficient officer and a good soldier. He was Sheriff of this parish from 1872 to 1880, at which time he retired in favor of his chief deputy, Edgar Mouton. He was a Police Juror from 1880 to 1888, and was a Master Mason of long and good standing.
In all the relations of life he was ever frank, faithful and honorable, and steadfast and true to his friends. Peace to his ashes. Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1890.

 Death of T. P. Caillouet.

 At a special meeting of St. Hohn's Branch, 792, Catholic Knights of America, Sunday Jan. 9, 1898, the following resolutions were adopted:

 Whereas, It has pleased God in His inscrutable wisdom, which passeth human understanding, to call from our ranks, our brother Knight and vice-president, T. P. Caillouet and

 Whereas, This branch loses by the death of brother Caillouet, an active and devout Catholic Knight, a kind and true friend, possessed in an eminent degree of all moral and social qualifications which made of him a loved and loving, devoted father, and a Christian gentleman  of the truest type.

 Be it resolved, That whilst bowing to the will of Him who doeth all things well, we here record our sense of profound sorrow at the death of our beloved brother and express our respectful sympathy and condolence to his bereaved family.

 Be it further resolved, That a mass be said for the repose of his soul.

 And that these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the meeting, that a copy be engrossed and sent to his widow, and a copy furnished to the local papers for publication.

 That the charter of this branch be draped in mourning, and that the members wear the usual mourning badge during thirty days.

 CHAS. O. MOUTON, Chairman,
 L. F. RiGUES,
 F. V. MOUTON, Committee.
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.

Monument to the Memory of Mrs. Soloman Wise.

 Sunday last, at the pretty Hebrew Cemetery, of this place, an impressive ceremony was held at the dedication of a beautiful marble monument to the memory of Mrs. Soloman Wise, erected by her husband. Dr. Max Heller, of the Temple Sinai, of New Orleans, conducted the solemn ceremony, which was witnessed by many friends of the deceased, from New Orleans, Abbeville, and other sections of the State who thus attested the esteem in which they held her. The ceremony, which is one of the prettiest in the State, and which is kept up by the Hebrew Church of this section, was donated by the late Gov. Mouton several years ago.

 The dedication exercises were begun by a prayer by Dr. Heller, who then delivered a beautiful tribute to the life and character of Mrs. Wise. Rabbi Heller's remarks were most eloquent and simple and brought tears to the eyes of all those present who had known and love her.

 Mrs. Wise, nee Fanny Trusklosky, was a native of Poland, having been born at Dzialosyn, December 30, 1828. She was married in 1848 to Mr. Solomon Wise, also a native of Poland. Mr. and Mrs. Wise came to America in 1854, settling at Abbeville, La. Mrs. Wise died at her home in Abbeville February 5, 1897, and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery in this town. Mrs. Wise left four children, all prominent in the social and business circles of the State. Mrs. Bergman, of New Orleans, Mrs. Sokolosky, Isaac and Eli Wise, of Abbeville.

 The shaft erected is about twelve feet high, and is a magnificent piece of white granite from the mountains of Tennessee. Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.

In this parish, Wednesday, January 15th, 1890, LYDIA, daughter of W. G. Bailey and the late Irma Duhon, aged 4 years. Just about a year ago Mr. Bailey had the great misfortune to lose his wife, and this fast following calamity calls for their deepest sympathy. Lafayette Advetiser 1/18/1890.


Mrs. Lucien Roy, aged 30 years, died in this town Thursday night. The death of this estimable lady is rendered unusually sad by the fact that she was the mother of several children, the youngest of whom is only a few weeks old. The death of Mrs. Roy. is greatly deplored, not only by her family but by a large number of people who esteemed her highly because of the many Christian virtues which characterized her life as a dutiful wife and mother.

Impelled by a sense of fraternal sympathy for Mrs. Roy, who is a member of the order, the Knights of Pythias attended the funeral of the deceased lady.
Lafayette Gazette 1/19/1901.

Death of Uncle Coco. -   Friday, January 16th, one of the old landmarks and characters of our community was obliterated in the death of old Uncle Coco. He was an old freedman, whose history runs back into obscurity. He is said to have been born in St. Martinville parish, and to be 118 years old. He could talk readily and intelligently upon matters reaching far back of the life of the  present generation, and in which he claimed to have taken part. He claimed to have been present at the battle of New Orleans, and could describe it vividly. He also claimed to have been a soldier in Gen. Jackson's army. He could relate incidents occurring in this section of the State both while it was under Spanish and French rule, and was familiar with the history of all the old families. Altogether, Coco was a wonderful man - a second "Wandering Jew." He was a Catholic, and funeral services were held at St. John's Church last Saturday. Coco's wonderful longevity is only one of many instances of the healthfulness of our country and climate. By scanning the list of mortalities recorded in our columns the past few weeks it will be seen that several had reached the age of 80, and beyond.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/24/1891.

Laf. High School Student Dies.
The many friends and relatives of young Theo Landry were pained to hear of his death which occurred at his home. The young man was attending the Lafayette High School. He went home to spend the holiday vacation with his parents, but did not return to join his schoolmates. He died on the 15th of January. He was a good boy of good habits, and was liked by everyone. Lafayette Gazette 1/25/1902.

Death of a Veteran.

Mr. Frederick Hebert, and old and respected citizen of this parish, died on the 7th inst. Mr. Hebert was born in this parish in 1791 and was consequently 87 years of age at the time of his death. He was a veteran of 1814-15, having participated in the battles of New Orleans in Col. DeClouet's regiment, Capt. Michel Broussard's company, and was honorably discharged from service.

Deceased had lived under the rule of three nations and often boasted of having been a Spaniard, a Frenchman and an American, without leaving the State. Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1878.


Samuel J. Montgomery, aged nearly 80 years, died at his home near Lafayette after a brief illness Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10:50 a. m. Deceased was born in Paris, Ky., March 23, 1829, but about the time of the breaking out of the Civil War came to Louisiana and married Miss Anna Breaux of Lafayette. He was a man of quiet and unostentatious habits, devoting himself to the cultivation of his farm and the care of a large and interesting family. As a citizen Mr. Montgomery cared for official preferment, and while always concerning himself in public affairs, did so from purely unselfish motives. A man of strong determination and strict rectitude of character, he combined those gentle and kindly qualities of heart and mind that won not only the love and respect of a large circle of friends and acquaintances; but above all endeared him to his family as a tender and affectionate father considerate of their every want and need. Mr. Montgomery left ten children, all residents of Lafayette and well known in the community: Mrs. George Doucet, Miss Effie Montgomery, Robert, Richard, James, George, Charles, John, Frank and William Montgomery. The funeral services were held at the home by Rev. J. L. Kendrick and the body was interred in the Protestant cemetery Sunday evening. The large number of attendants testified more eloquently than words to the high esteem entertained for the departed one by the people of our town and parish. Besides his family here Mr. Montgomery is survived by a brother, John, of Paris, Ky., 84 years of age, and two sisters, Mr. R. Rouney and Miss Ella, both of Covington, Ky.

 The Advertiser joins their many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1909.    

Death of Mrs. Antoine Lacoste.
Mrs. Antoine Lacoste, died at her home in this town at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mrs. Lacoste's maiden name was Jeanne Salvan. She was a native of France where she was born 90 years ago. She came to this country with her husband, the late Antoine Lacoste, who, during his residence here, enjoyed the respect and esteem of the people. They settled in Lafayette 48 years ago when the town was but a very small village. By economy, industry and a strict adherence to honest business methods Mr. Lacoste accumulated considerable money and property, but his success was, in a great measure, due to the assistance of his wife whose devotion to her home was characteristic of her life. She and her husband were of that sturdy class of Europeans who come to this country and carry with them those habits of industry and frugality which have made many of our foreign born citizens so desirable as a factor in the upbuilding of their adopted country.

Mrs. Lacoste was blessed with a remarkably strong constitution as was evidenced by her long life. She lived here nearly half a century and all who knew her speak of her as a dutiful mother, kind neighbor and consistent christian. She leaves three children, Mrs. F. Siadous, Messrs. Leopold and Gustave Lacoste, and a number of grand children. Her funeral at the Catholic church was held Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended.
Lafayette Gazette 1/27/1900. 

DIED, - At Lafayette La., on Sunday, January 20th., instant., at 11:30 a. m, at the age of 73 years, Jane E. Campbell, widow of the late Dr. Wm. G. Mills. Deceased was a most estimable woman and was widely and favorably known in this community. She was one of our oldest residents, and though not a native of this place, she came here in early life with her father, the late John Campbell. Deceased was a most excellent type of woman, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of many devoted friends. She was kind and charitable in word and deed. She was a life long member of the Methodist church and while devoted and unfailing in her belief and the performance of her duties, she was by no means illiberal in judgement of those who differ from her. Her husband and the late Dr. William G. Mills was a prominent physician here in ante-bellum days. Followed by relatives and friends, she was laid to rest on Monday in the Protestant graveyard. Lafayette Advertiser 1/27/1894.  


 Mrs. Jane E. Campbell, relict of the late Dr. Wm. G. Mills, departed this life at the residence of Mrs. H. Beraud, on Sunday, Jan. 21, 1894, in the seventy-third year of her age.

 Though for some time in feeble health, and weighed down with the infirmities of more than three scores and ten years, this venerable mother in Israel, bore with Christian fortitue every dispensation of diving Providence and was gathered to the Fathers as a sheaf of golden grain, rife and mellow in every Christian grace and virtue. With meekness and resignation, this noble woman passed away, surrounded by sorrowing friends. Death for her had no terrors, for soothed and sustained by an unfaltering trust, "she wrapped the drapery of her couch about her and lay down to pleasant dreams." So peaceful, so glorious an end was indeed a fitting consummation of a long and eventful life, a life which shone forth as an illustrious example of true Southern womanhood. Mrs. Mills, for the many charms of her womanly character, was honored and esteemed by the entire community and her death has cast a gloom over many hearts.

 A consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, Mrs. Mills exemplified, in a marked degree, that meek and lovely spirit of the divine Master, in whom she trusted. In all the vicissitudes of life she maintained a steadfast devotion to her religious principles and died in that joy and peace which alone can come from the blessed assurance of the Christian religion.

 Mrs. Mills was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., but has been a resident of Lafayette fifty-eight years, having removed hither some time in 1836, and afterward married Dr. Mills who became one of the most eminent physicians in this section. An only son, John Mills, died but recently at Breaux Bridge. The late Hon. Wm. Campbell, a prominent business man of Lafayette, was an only brother of the deceased. Mrs. H. Beraud, an only sister, though advanced in years was enabled to minister the last deeds of affections to the departed one, and smooth the pillow of death. Hon. Wm. Campbell, mayor of Lafayette, was a nephew of the deceased, and performed in the last hours every duty which affection could prompt. To the grief stricken family, the Gazette would express its most profound sympathy, and tender the consolation of Christian hope, to assuage the sorrow which now overshadows their hearts. All that was mortal of this estimable woman, was laid to rest in the Protestant cemetery, Jan. 22, Rev. T. S. Randle officiating at the funeral ceremonies. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the body to the grave, and paid the last sad rites to the beloved dead. Lafayette Gazette 1/27/1894.      

A large number of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral of Mr. Antoine Domingue which took place at St. John Catholic church last Wednesday. Mr. Domingue was an old resident of this parish living near Scott.
Laf. Adv. 1/28/1898.

A large number of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral of Mr. Antoine Domingue which took place at St. John Catholic church last Wednesday. Mr. Domingue was an old resident of this parish living near Scott.
Laf. Adv. 1/29/1898.

Death of R. L. McBride.

Mr R. L. McBride, aged seventy-one years, one of the oldest residents of the town and parish of Lafayette, died at his residence in Lafayette last Tuesday morning at four o'clock. He had been quite sick for a number of months and death did not come unexpectedly.

A number of years ago, Mr. McBride was a successful business man and was a large holder of real estate in this town. During the prime of his life his home was famed for unstinted hospitality and was the gathering place of many of our citizens who still retain fond memories of hospitable reception from the hands of Mr. McBride and his family.

His funeral took place at the Catholic church last Wednesday, and many friends witnessed the last rites over his body. He leaves a wife and many descendants to mourn his death.

Lafayette Gazette 1/31/1903.


C. S. Cade, son of Hon. Overton Cade, died at the home of his parents near Youngsville Wednesday, Jan. 24. Interment took place in the family burying ground on Bellevue place, Jan. 26.
Numa Reaux, son of N. Reaux,died at his home near Broussard Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Mrs. Geo H. Huff, nee Louisa Creighton,
died in Crowley, La., Thursday night, Jan. 26, 1903, aged 56 years. Mrs. Huff was a most estimable woman, a consistent member of the Episcopal church and a devoted wife and mother. She was born and raised in Lafayette, but has been a resident of Crowley for the past ten years. She was the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters. Her remains were brought to Lafayette Friday and interred in the Protestant cemetery.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/1/1905.


 All that was mortal of Robert A. Bailey was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery last Wednesday afternoon. The funeral ceremony in the church was attended by the relatives and friends of the deceased who mingled their grief and knelt in prayer around the bier of the one who was no more. When the sad ritual of death had been sung by the priest and choir the mourners followed the remains to the silent home of the dead. Everybody in Lafayette knew Bob Bailey. He was born and reared here, and when his body was lowered to the grave all felt the bitter pangs of sincere sorrow. A kind heart, a genial nature, a loyal attachment to his friends, and an unswerving devotion to his brothers and sisters, had endeared him to all who knew him well.
Death is always deplorable, but the death of this young man caused by injuries sustained while engaged in his daily labor, seems peculiarly sad. He was making his regular run as a fireman from this town to New Orleans, when the accident which cost his life took place. He was taken to Hotel Dieu in New Orleans for medical assistance. It was found necessary to amputate his leg which had been badly mutilated, but he was unable to stand the operation and death ended his suffering. He had been in the employ of the railroad company about four years. He began as an extra help and succeeded in securing permanent employment. He was conscientious in his work and soon won the esteem of his employers and fellow-workers. Through his industry and economy he was able to lay aside some of his earnings and seemed on a fair way to enjoy a larger measure of prosperity.
Having succeeded in overcoming what a less courageous heart might have considered an adverse fate, his death at that period in life when the world seems brightest, is but another reminder that the ways of God are incrutable. Years ago Bob Bailey helped in the publication of this paper. It was then the writer and the other persons connected with this office learned to know him - and there, as everywhere else, the generous, kind-hearted boy gave evidence of those qualities which endeared him to his friends and won the love of those who at this hour mourn the loss of an affectionate brother.
The surviving brothers and sister of the deceased are: George A. Bailey, of Welsh; Paul H. Bailey, of Lafayette; Sister Ursula of the convent of the Holy Cross, New Orleans. To
    La fayette Gazette 2/1/1902. 

 Jan. 18th, 1879.

 In consequence of the death of M. G. Broussard, president of the Police Jury, the members were called in special meeting. Members present: Martial Billaud, J. L. Prejean, A. Primeau and S. Hernandez.

 On motion, Mr. Martial Billaud was appointed president pro tem.

 On motion of Mr. Billaud the following resolution in memory of the late president of this body, M. G. Broussard, was adopted :

 Whereas, Almighty God has thought proper to take from our midst our late president, M. G. Broussard.

 Therefore be it Resolved by the members of this body, that we deplore in the death of Mr. M. G. Broussard, the loss of a good citizen and a zealous member.

 Resolved, that we sympathize with the widow and children in their sorrow.

 There being no further business, on motion the Police Jury adjourned to the second Saturday (8th) of February, 1879.
                      MARTIAL BILLAUD,
                         President pro tem.
  J. N. JUDICE, Clerk. 
Lafayette Advertiser 2/1/1896.        

Mrs. A. J. Ross.

 Mrs. Mary Ross, beloved wife of Mr. A. J. Ross. died in New Orleans on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Mrs. Ross had gone to New Orleans to seek medical attention, her health having been greatly impaired by a lingering illness, but the efforts of the most skillful physicians proved unavailing and she breathed her last at 11 o'clock Tuesday night.

 Mrs. Ross was a native of New Orleans and was 45 years of age. Several years ago she became a resident of Lafayette, and endeared herself to a large circle of friends to whom her untimely death is a source of much sorrow. The funeral took place Wednesday evening in New Orleans and was attended by numerous relatives and friends of the deceased. Lafayette Gazette 2/2/1901.

Mrs. Samuel Boswell living in the Mouton addition, died Friday of last week leaving a new born infant and a husband and three young children to mourn her loss. A brother of the deceased, who came from Mississippi to attend the funeral obsequies, took the children back home with him.
Laf. Adv. 2/2/1895.

A Splendid Dinner.

About 150 people, relatives and friends of Mr. A. C. Guilbeau, assembled at that gentleman's home at Carencro last Wednesday to partake of a dinner which had been prepared for them. With characteristic amiability, Mr. Guilbeau made all the guests feel at home, being ably seconded by Mrs. Guilbeau. The dinner was a bounteous and delicious one and was enjoyed by all. Toasts were offered by Alphonse Guilbeau, Adolphe Guilbeau, D. A. Dimitry, Julian Mouton, A. C. and Octave Guilbeau, Ike Broussard and others. Among the ladies present were: Mrs. I. A. Broussard and her sister Miss Daughtry. Lafayette Gazette 2/3/1894.

Mrs. Ada Castille, beloved wife of Jos. A. Chargois, Esq., died at the family residence Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 12:oo o'clock (?). m., after a prolonged illness. Deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn her untimely death. The deepest sympathy is entertained for the bereaved family.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/4/1893.


 Died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. A. Dejean, in Duson, La., Saturday Feb. 4, 1903. Miss Victoria Riu; aged 26 years and 8 months.

 The remains were brought to Lafayette and funeral services were held in St. John's Catholic Church Sunday at 4 p. m. Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Died at the residence of her son, Mr. J. A. Robicheaux Monday, Feb. 6, Mrs. F. C. Aubert; aged 76 years, 1 month and 26 days. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church Tuesday at 4 p. m. and interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.


 Jan. 18, 1879.

 In consequence of the death of M. G. Broussard, president of the Police Jury, the members were called in special meeting. Members present, Martial Billaud, J. L. Prejean, A. Primeau and S. Hernandez.

 On Motion, Mr. Martial Billaud was appointed president pro tem.

 On motion of Mr. Billaud the following resolution in memory of the late president of this body, M. G. Broussard, was adopted :

 "Whereas almighty God has thought proper to take from our midst our late president, M. G. Broussard.

 "Therefore be it Resolved by the members of this body, that we deplore in the death of Mr. M. G. Broussard, the loss of a good citizen and a zealous member.

 Resolved, that we sympathize with his widow and children in their sorrow.

 There being no further business, on motion the Police Jury adjourned to the second Saturday (8th) of February, 1879.

                            MARTIAL BILLAUD, President pro tem.

 J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1879.


 The death of Mr. Ambroise Mouton has excited the most profound and and wide spread sorrow and regret. Born in this parish Mr. Mouton was known by almost the entire community. His conscientious sense of duty made him a man of force and power. Lovable in his private life, indulgent father and loyal friend, in public zealous, conscientious and charitable, his memory will always remain fresh in the hearts of not only his family, but his large circle of friends. The Advertiser offers its sympathies to the heart-broken widow and children. Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1901.


 For a large number of years a resident of Lafayette and well known throughout the State, Mr. Eli McDaniel died Sunday of pneumonia. Mack was a man of generous nature and his hand was ever ready to give when charity was needed. For years he was in easy circumstances, and his jovial nature always predominated whether he was "flush or broke." Eli McDaniel will long be remembered in Lafayette and his friends will often drop a sigh for old Mack. To the family the Advertiser offers its condolences. Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1901.

Castle Hall Lafayette Lodge 37.

 Whereas by decree of the Almighty God Supreme Chancellor of the Universe, our late brother, Eli McDaniel has been taken from this earthly life and it is meet that we should put upon record an expression of our appreciation of his virtue and our sorrow for his loss, therefore be it.

 Resolved that the death of Bro. Eli McDaniel struck from the roll of the Knights of Pythias and Lafayette Lodge 37 the name of one whose kindly disposition an genial manner, won him the fraternal regard of his brother knights and the good opinion of his friends and fellow citizens generally

 Resolved our heart-felt sympathies are extended to his bereaved wife and sorrowing children bereft by his untimely taking off and that in token of our condolences and regard copies of this memorial be forwarded to the family by the keeper record, and seals and entered in the minutes of the Lodge.
         W. H. ALEXANDER,
Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1901.

Died. - Died at his home in Lafayette parish, on Friday the 1rst. instant. NARCISSE DUGAS, at the age of 70 years. Deceased was one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens and left a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a great concourse of people.

The Advertiser extends its sympathies to the members of the afflicted family.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1895.

Paul D. St. Julien Takes His Life.

 While laboring under a fit of despondency, Paul D. St. Julien, aged 20 years a promising young medical student ended all of his earthly troubles by shooting himself through the brain with a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

 The act was committed in the rear gallery room on the second floor of the boarding-house No. 238 Canal street where he has been boarding since the month of October, 1892, since which time he has been attending the Tulane medical lectures.

 The young man was born and raised at Broussardville, Lafayette parish, and is the son of a well known planter of that place. He was a bright and intelligent gentleman, and expected to graduate and become a doctor next April. When the suicide first came to this city and began his studies he secured as his room mate Mr. Gerasime Richard, of Sunset, St. Landry parish, who is also attending the medical lectures at the same college. As both of them had known each other since childhood, and were now on the verge of manhood and in the same class, they became inseparable friends. A short time ago St. Julien received a letter from his relatives stating that his father, intending coming here, and this seemed to please him very much, but a few days ago he suddenly became desponded, and his room mate quickly noticed the fact. He, however, said nothing to St. Julien about the matter, as he thought the sudden change might have been caused by his studies, but it was easily seen that he was laboring under some mental strain far more severe than his studies. His roommate cheered him up the best he could, but the young man could not be comforted in his troubles, and for three consecutive days he remained in the house. He would go to his meals, but would return without eating anything, and keep secluded in his room, apparently not wishing any consolation.

 On last Sunday Richard's cousin, James Richard, of Jennings, came to the city to participate in the carnival festivities and went to room with his cousin Gerasime. Yesterday evening about 5 o'clock James Richard noticed that St. Julien was acting in a very strange manner, but paid no particular attention to him. As Richard started to leave the room St. Julien called him and asked him if he would come back and Richard replied that he would and walked over to the dressing case where St. Julien was sitting on a chair. The latter then informed him that he was in trouble, but what it was he did not say. Richard advised him to go out and walk around and he would feel better, but this he declined to do.

 His roommate next came into the room and asked him if he was going to see the parade and he answered in the negative. As he complained of being cold, Richard had a fire made for him.

 At 6 o'clock when the supper bell rang St. Julien declined to go down stairs and his companion left the room with his cousin. After partaking of supper they went out to see the parade. After witnessing the procession and walking around the city they returned to the boarding house shortly before midnight and proceeded upstairs to their room.

 The door was partly open, while the lamp on the dressing case was burning dimly. As they attempted to push the door wide open they found that it met with an obstruction. They instantly looked in and were horrified to see young St. Julien lying on the floor at the bed with a pistol clutched in his right hand, and his chest and his face and breast bespattered with blood, while on the floor was a large pool of the crimson fluid.

 The inmates were hastily informed of what had taken place and when James Richard went  to St. Julien's trunk where he had kept his revolver, he discovered that the suicide had taken his weapon and placing the muzzle into his mouth sent a bullet crashing through his brain.

 One of the roomers immediately proceeded to the central station and informed Chief Gaster of the affair and the coroner was then notified. The deceased leaves a mother and brothers. From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 2/10/1894.

POLICE JURY  ..The committee appointed to ascertain in regard to the establishment of a potter's field was granted further time to report. Laf. Adv. 2/11/1893
Death of Dr. Neblett.

 Dr. Henry M. Neblett, who has for several years past been a resident of Lafayette, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. F. Carter, Wednesday morning in the 67th year of his age.

 Dr. Neblett was born in Petersburg, Va., in 1838. He studied at the University of Virginia and completed his course in medicine at Jefferson College, Philadelphia graduating in 1861. The same year he enlisted in the Confederate service as assistant surgeon of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry. He served throughout the war, was twice wounded and was taken prisoner once, being confined at Johnston Island five weeks. After the war he returned to Virginia where he practiced his profession until 1868, when he moved to St. Martin parish and took charge of his father's plantation. He resided in St. Martin until within a few years ago, when on account of enfeebled health he came here to reside with his daughter, Mrs. F. F. Carter.

 Dr. Neblett was well known to the people of Lafayette and had won the esteem of all those who knew him intimately. He was man of strong character and fine intellect and always took an active part in the material well being of his adopted State and parish. His remains were laid to rest in the Protestant cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1905.


Death of Mrs. H. M. Bailey.

 DIED, At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. M. Bailey, in the town of Lafayette, La., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 1889, at 10:30 o'clock, a. m., MME. G. V. FLEMING, aged 66 years. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery, at Lafayette, Friday morning, the funeral being attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, by whom she was greatly beloved.

Mrs. Fleming was born at St. Pierre, Martinique. She leaves the following children surviving her: Mr. V. A. Fleming of St. Martinville; Sister Mary Albina, of the Order of Holy Cross, at Opelousas; Mrs. L. N. Berry, of New Iberia; and Mrs. H. M. Bailey. 
Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1895.

Death of a Stranger. - Last Saturday morning a man was found on the pavement in front of Meyer Bros.' saloon. From all appearances he had been exposed to the cold part of the night and was in an unconscious condition. He was taken in by the police and provided with lodgment and medical aid, but he died Sunday night. It was ascertained that the man had been drinking freely which accounts for his failure to secure a place to sleep, as he had some $14.00 in his possession. His identity is not positively known, but it is believed that his name was Donovan and that he was a railroad man.
Lafayette Gazette 2/15/1902.

Ambroise Mouton.

 The remains of Mr. Ambroise Mouton, an old and respected citizen of Lafayette, were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery last Monday afternoon. Mr. Mouton died Sunday at his home in this town surrounded by his wife and children who affectionately administered to last earthly wants.

 Mr. Mouton was a native of Lafayette parish where he spent most of his life. After an absence of several years, during which he was a resident of Vermilion parish, he returned to the place of his birth. While a citizen of Vermilion he represented the parish in the lower branch of the State Legislature.

 Shortly after his return here the deceased engaged in the real estate business and through his energy and perseverance he succeeded in establishing  a fairly remunerative agency at this place. He was the first real estate agent in Lafayette and the success that he achieved is a tribute to his energy and ability. He worked unremittingly in making known the advantages and resources of this section and through his efforts a number of desirable citizens were induced to settle in this parish.

 Mr. Mouton was a member of the local branch of Catholic Knights of America, which society attended the funeral in a body. He was also a member of the Gen. Gardner Camp of Confederate Veterans.

 Mr. Mouton was 61 years of age. He leaves a wife and nine children in whose love and affection his memory will live as long as life lasts. Lafayette Gazette 2/16/1901.

Elie McDaniel.

 Mr. Elie McDaniel, a native of St. Landry parish, died at his home last Sunday, at the age of 53 years. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery Monday afternoon, his funeral being very largely attended. The Knights of Pythias followed the remains to the grave and performed the funeral rites of that society at the conclusion of the religious service.

 The deceased was a member of the Gen. Gardner Camp of United Confederate Veterans. During the Civil war belonged to Company F, 8th Louisiana Regiment. He was about 14 years of age when he joined the Confederate army and remained in the service of the South until the battle of Gettysburg. It is said of him that owing to his youth the captain of the company would not permit him to do any fighting, but he made himself very useful as there was much to be done outside the lines, though it seems that the martial spirit in him was too strong and sometimes he disobeyed orders and joined the others. He did that at Gettysburg and shouldered a musket and fought as hard as anybody else. He was taken prisoner and sent to Fort Delaware where he was kept eighteen months.

 Mr. McDaniel leaves a wife and two children. The children are : Mrs. John Fletcher a resident of Tennessee, and Mrs. Louis Lacoste of this town. Lafayette Gazette 2/16/1901.

DIED. - Died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1904, at 11:30 at the family residence in Lafayette, Mrs. Carrie Graser Judice, aged 26 years.

 Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Harper Friday, Feb. 12, a the home of the deceased, and the remains were interred in the Protestant cemetery. Mrs. Judice leaves a husband, one child, her mother and two brothers. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1904.

POLICE JURY: The committee appointed to ascertain in regard to the establishment of a potter's field was granted further time to report.
Laf. Adv. 2/18/1893


 A most useful and worthy member of this community breathed his last Saturday evening. With calm resignation he answered the final summons and peacefully entered upon the voyage to the unknown country.

 The large number of people who attended the obsequies was a deserved recognition of the good qualities of the deceased. He had been a dutiful citizen and it was but proper that those who knew of his worth should pay him the last tribute of respect.


He had served his people well in a civic capacity; as a soldier he had followed the Confederate flag with unswerving fealty, and in times of pestilence, when others less courageous fled from the insidious foe, he nursed the sick and buried the dead. His was a long life, but it was not lived in vain. Five years more than the alloted span of three score and ten seems a long time to be on this earth, but to the busy man who has a mission to fulfill it is not a minute too long.


Anderson Joseph Moss, the subject of this sketch, was born in Lafayette parish in the year 1825. He was the son of Joseph H. Moss and Claire Thibodeaux. After receiving a preparatory education he entered Centre College at Danville, Ky., then one of the most foremost schools in the United States. After pursuing a course at that institution he read law, but shortly afterwards discontinued his studies and gave his attention to the management of this Father's plantation, which was situated in the Cote-Gelee section. Early in life he identified himself with public affairs and always took an active interest in politics. He was adherent of the Democratic party then opposed by the Whig organization. He was elected to the Legislature and in 1852 he served as a member of the Constitution Convention. From 1853 to 1860 he held a position in the Custom House of New Orleans.


In 1861 he volunteered his services to the Confederate army and enlisted in the company which was organized in this town with the late Judge Eraste Mouton as captain. He was elected 2d sergeant which position he held until he was made Captain and Assistant Commissar of  Subsistence of the 26th Louisiana Regiment. Of his services rendered to the Southern cause in this capacity, the gallant Winchester Hall, who became colonel of the Twenty-sixth at the battle of Chickasaw bayou and during the memorable siege of Vicksburg forms a part of the glorious history of the Southern Confederacy. The member of the Twenty-sixth left Vicksburg in a disorganized condition. Many had been killed in the engagements, some had died in the hospitals while others narrowly escaped death by starvation. Capt. Moss, being the survivors, was paroled. As soon as an exchange was affected he rejoined the army and served until the end of the war.


After the war Judge Moss returned to his home in this parish and, like other Southern men, made the best of the prevailing conditions and went to work to earn a livelihood for himself and family. In 1868 he was elected parish judge and held that office until 1876.

During the yellow fever epidemic of 1867 he was among those who organized a branch of the Howard Association and worked with characteristic energy toward the relief of the sick and dying. The older inhabitants of this town know of the invaluable services rendered to suffering humanity by Judge Moss and his co-workers during that terrible epidemic.


Judge Moss was an active participant in every important movement which was calculated to promote the interests of this community. He was public-spirited and was ever ready to do his part for the common weal. A few years ago he was elected mayor of Lafayette and it was during his administration that the question of waterworks and electric lights was agitated and the movement was started resulting in the building of these important public improvements.


In the death of Judge Moss Lafayette has sustained the loss of a good citizen, for it was not in his nature to shirk duty. In times of war, pestilence and peace he did his share of life's work. His end was a fitting close of a well-rounded life. He died with the love of his children and the respect of his fellow-men.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

Mr. J. A. Laneuville, a native of New Orleans and 82 years of age, died at his home in this parish on the 22nd of this month. Mr. Laneuville came to this parish many years ago and engaged in the drug business in this town and subsequently moved to the country. Mr. Laneuville is said to have been the first pharmacist of the Charity Hospital of New Orleans. Mr. Laneuville was a member of Gen. Gardner Camp of United Confederate Veterans and was always deeply interested in the affairs of of that association. During his residence in this parish he performed the duties of citizenship  in a manner to win the respect and esteem of the community. He leaves an aged wife to mourn his loss. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

Death of Judge A. J. Moss.

 Judge A. J. Moss died at his residence in Lafayette, Saturday, Feb. 16th, 1901, and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Catholic Cemetery.
Judge Anderson Joseph Moss was a native of Lafayette parish, born 1825.

Mr. A. J. Moss received his preparatory education in the schools of Louisiana, and later persued a course at Center College Danville, Kentucky. After leaving school he read law but upon the death of his father it devolved upon him to manage the plantation, and he gave up his law studies. Early in life Mr. Moss became identified with public affairs. He was a member of the Legislature, and of the Constitutional Convention of 1852. From 1853 to 1860 he was in the custom house in New Orleans. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate States army Company A, Twenty-sixth Louisiana Regiment. Shortly after entering the army he was appointed assistant commisary of substance of rank of captain. In this capacity he served during the whole war. After the war he returned home completely broken up as regards to finances.

During the existence of that office, Mr. Moss was nine years judge of Lafayette parish. He also for a number of years served as justice of the peace and notary public, and was a leading member of the town council.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901



 Whereas it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from midst Brother Ambroise Mouton, Therefore be it,
 Resolved, that this branch place on record its appreciation of the valuable services, to the cause of Catholic Knighthood of our departed brother.

    Resolved, that the branch extend to the widow and children of our deceased brother its sincere sympathy in the loss sustained by them console them in the Catholic belief that he has gone to reap the rewards to which those who have passed a well spent life are promised by Almighty God.

     Resolved, that these resolutions be spread in the minutes of this branch, a copy be furnished the local press and the Catholic Knights of A Journal for and another copy forwarded to the family. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


More Necrology:

 Mr. G. A. LaNeuville died Friday, Feb. 15th., at his residence near Youngsville. Mr. G. A. LaNeuville was born in New Orleans, September 17th, 1817. He was educated in Clermont Academy, Frankfort, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the Mexican war Mr. La Neuville served as receiving clerk in the quartermaster's department at Vera Cruz. Subsequent to this he graduated from the Medical College of New Orleans, as Master of Pharmacy and Chemistry. At the same time of the breaking out of the War of Secession Mr. LaNeauville was a resident of New Orleans, and with many other of the best New Orleans families, he was banished from the city when it was taken possession of by the Federals because he would not take oath of allegiance to the United States government, he preferring to leave attending pleasures to being a traitor to his State. In company with many others, he departed for Mobile in a schooner which they had chartered for the purpose with their arms and miniature Confederate States flags which he had never surrendered, and which are still in the possession of friends. On the first alarm of the approach of the enemy at Mobile, Mr. LaNeuville, with all his banished companions, rallied to a post of honor designated to them on the river side of the fortifications.
Mr. LaNeuville's father, Alexander H. LaNeuville, was first lieutenant in the regular United States army, and was appointed brigadier and inspector general of the State militia. He died in New Orleans, 1844, leaving a widow and four children. Of these only two now are living.

 G. A. LaNeuville was married in New Orleans to Miss Antoinette Marie DuBrusson, of a high New Orleans family.
 Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.

Mr. Nicholas Young died at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. F. R. Tolson, in this town, Sunday night, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. Young was a native of St. Landry parish and had lived in this State all his life excepting a few years spent at Georgetown College. He was the father of a large and prominent family. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Monday and were followed to their last resting place a large concourse of friends and relatives. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.


 Capt. R. T. Vinson, of Shreveport, Arrived in Lafayette Saturday in Apparently Good Health, But it Found Dead Monday Morning. 

 Last Saturday night Captain R. T. Vinson, ex-mayor of Shreveport and a prominent State politician, died suddenly at the Crescent News Hotel of apoplexy. Deceased arrived in Lafayette Saturday representing the distilling establishment of Goodman Brothers, of Memphis, and Sunday evening retired in apparently good health. Monday morning Captain Hahn called his lodger in vain and on going into the room found him rigid in death. Coroner Mouton was summoned and gave certificate of death from apoplexy.

Sheriff Broussard, who was personally acquainted with the deceased, and Manager Hahn, whose kindness and chivalry needs no commendation, took charge of the body and notified friends and relatives of the sad event. Mayor Querles, of Shreveport and Judge Blanchard wired instructions to prepare remains and ship to that city, which was accordingly done. Mr. Nathan Broussard kindly volunteered to accompany the body home. Captain Vinson was a man of family, much popularity, and about sixty years of age.

The Advertiser extends to his friends and relatives expressions of sincere sympathy.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/24/1904.  


 Capt. R. T. Vinson, of Shreveport, Arrived in Lafayette Saturday in Apparently Good Health, But it Found Dead Monday Morning. 

 Last Saturday night Captain R. T. Vinson, ex-mayor of Shreveport and a prominent State politician, died suddenly at the Crescent News Hotel of apoplexy. Deceased arrived in Lafayette Saturday representing the distilling establishment of Goodman Brothers, of Memphis, and Sunday evening retired in apparently good health. Monday morning Captain Hahn called his lodger in vain and on going into the room found him rigid in death. Coroner Mouton was summoned and gave certificate of death from apoplexy.

Sheriff Broussard, who was personally acquainted with the deceased, and Manager Hahn, whose kindness and chivalry needs no commendation, took charge of the body and notified friends and relatives of the sad event. Mayor Querles, of Shreveport and Judge Blanchard wired instructions to prepare remains and ship to that city, which was accordingly done. Mr. Nathan Broussard kindly volunteered to accompany the body home. Captain Vinson was a man of family, much popularity, and about sixty years of age.

The Advertiser extends to his friends and relatives expressions of sincere sympathy.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/24/1904.  

Died, On Monday, February 20th, 1893, at 2 o'clock p. m. at her residence, Lydia E. Green, wife of Albert F. Cayard, aged 20 years and 6 months. The remains were taken to Morgan City for interment, on Tuesday. Mr. Cayard has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/25/1893.

 Died. - Hon. J. S. Broussard died at his home in Mauriceville on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He as a prominent citizen of the parish, was at one time president of the Police Jury, and always took an active part in public affairs. He served in the Confederate army, and was esteemed for his worth and integrity. Laf. Advertiser 3/1/1905.

Death of Dewey Heywood. - Mr. Dewey Heywood, one of the four brothers constituting the firm of Heywood Bros., died at Domengeaux's hotel in this city at 1:10 p. m. Monday in the 33rd year of his age. Mr. Heywood was taken sick with typhoid fever about four weeks ago and was seemingly doing well, the disease appearing to be of a mild type. His brother, Mr. Alba Heywood, was with him from the beginning of his illness and saw that he was provided with the best medical attention, and that he had the services of two trained nurses. Mrs. Dewey Heywood was in constant attendance at the bedside of her husband. No fatal termination was anticipated, but as is sometimes the case in this treacherous malady, complications developed two or three days ago and he speedily took a turn for the worse, which soon placed him beyond medical skill. His mother arrived Monday just in time to be with him at the last. Mr. O. W. Heywood who is sick at Jennings could not be present, Mr. Scott Heywood arrived Monday night.

Mr. Dewey Heywood was man of strong character, firm in his friendships and of a generous open hearted nature. He had the happy faculty of winning friends and here in Lafayette he had made some strong ones. He was very popular in Beaumont where for two years past he has had the management of the Heywood Oil Company's business. His death will be learned with regret all over Southwest Louisiana and East Texas where he was well known.

The remains accompanied by his bereaved relatives were taken Tuesday to Battle Creek, Mich., for interment. Lafayette Advertiser 3/2/1904.

Death of Leopold Lacoste.

 The people of Lafayette, were greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mr. Leopold Lacoste in New Orleans on Monday last. He had gone to the city for treatment, but none of his many friends anticipated for a moment that there would be any fatal termination of his illness. Mr. Lacoste was one of Lafayette's best and most respected citizens. During a business experience of more than thirty years he became widely known throughout this adjoining parishes. His career as a business man is marked by sterling honesty, and upright dealing. By his many good qualities of heart and mind, he endeared himself to a host of friends as was testified by the immense concourse of friends and neighbors who accompanied his remains to their last resting place. In the loss of Mr. Lacoste, Lafayette is deprived of one of her best citizens, whose earnest wishes and endeavor were always in the direction of progress, and the upbuilding of his home town. The whole community extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones in the irreparable loss.

 The funeral took place from the family residence Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock, and was the largest ever seen in Lafayette. The remains were borne to St. John's Catholic church where services for the dead were held. The body was then laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Lafayette Advertiser 4/5/1902.

SUICIDE. - Treville Duhon, and old and respected citizen of this parish, committed suicide at his residence by shooting himself in the head with his revolver killing him. Mr. Duhon has always borne the reputation as an honest, hard working, sober man, and the only cause which led him to self destruction is supposed to be a violent bout of rheumatism, from which he has been suffering for some time, and which no doubt affected his mind and caused him to put an end to his existence. He leaves a wife and large number of children to mourn his loss ;  but it is consoling to say, that he has left his family in possession of a neat farm and ample means of support. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1873.

DIED. - As we go to press we learn the sad intelligence of the sudden death of Mr. Edmond Pellerin, and old and much esteemed resident of Lafayette. Sometime during yesterday he left home to indulge in fishing, his favorite pastime, and late in the evening was accidentally discovered dead on the banks of bayou Vermilion, by a negro man. The untimely death of Mr. Pellerin is a great shock to the community and his loss will be mourned over the entire parish. Lafayette Advertiser 4/14/1894.

 Died, at his residence in Lafayette, La., on Monday the 15th day of April 1889, at 4:20 o'clock, p. m., MICHEL ELOI GIRARD, born at Baignes, France, September 4th, 1828, aged 60 years, 7 months and 11 days.

 His mother is a native of this parish, and is still living in France at the old homestead of her deceased husband. He came to this parish when 18 months old. He attended school at Grand Coteau three years. At the age of 10 years he returned to France, remaining there until he was 18 years of age, at which time he graduated in the Royal College of Angouleme. He returned to the parish and entered here the law firm of Basil C. Crow. He mastered law and the (unreadable) to the bar together. He (unreadable words) at Opelousas a law copartnership (unreadable words), and afterwards married the youngest daughter, Miss Maxine, who survives the deceased.

 He was a zealous and earnest Free-Mason, and the activity and value of his Masonic life and services is shown best by the statement of some of the chief official stations he has filled.

 He was made a mason at Franklin, La., in July, 1855. In 1856 he was appointed Senior Warden of Hope Lodge, at this place, and in the year following was its Worship Master, and was continual re elected to the office to 1868, and was again Master from 1869 to 1873 inclusive, and again at various times. Was High Priest of Gordy Chapter, at Opelousas, in 1868 and 1869. Organized Hope Chapter at this place in 1870, and was High till his death - nineteen years. Was an eminent Commander of Girard Commandery for six consecutive years. Was created a life member of Orleans Commandery by Resolution. Was Senior Warden and Deputy Grand Commander, was High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 1871 and 1872,  was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge in 1873 and 1873. Held various offices in other Masonic Grand Bodies. Was chairman of the Committee on Masonic Law and Jurisprudence of the Grand Lodge from 1876 to 1887. Was Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Work in the same body from 1876 till his death. On June 12th, 1879, he reached the highest rank of Masonry, that of A. M. S. C. 33rd degree, S. J. U. S. A.

 His opinions and his counsel were sought and respected by his brethren everywhere, and his knowledge was exact and his decisions prompt and clear. Throughout his Masonic career he was as modest as he was learned, and was characterized by the same dislike of mere display, the same love of justice and truth, the same persistency of purpose and force of will, coupled with the same gentleness of manner, that he illustrated in his other dealings with men.

 He was a successful advocate, combining with his wide knowledge of the civil law a patient earnestness and pertinacity. His skill is evidenced by the rarity of finding his name in the report of the many cases he conducted before the Supreme court of the State associated with the losing side of the cause. For many years he declined all retainers that would take him outside of his own parish for the trial of a cause in the courts of first instance. The perfect confidence of his clients was the tribute to his faithfulness as a counselor. He rarely sought political preferment. He was District Attorney for four years. He was chosen presidential elector in 1884, voting for Cleveland. Twice (in the Convention of 1861 and the Constitutional Convention of 1879) he was called to the service of the State when the best talent in it was needed. Here, too, his retiring disposition prevented him from making a pretense of mere show; but those who served with him all testify to his faithfulness to duty, to the value of his wisdom, and to the effective usefulness of his services.

 His patriotism was not of the frothy kind. He brought to the service of the State the same courageous endeavor, the same high moral purpose, the same patient, quiet earnestness and modest unselfishness that characterized him in the performance of other duties of life.

 As a friend he was frank, loyal; exhibiting here in the highest degree patience with faults and a generous, but truthful, tenderness to errors. No friend, whatever the nature material or social, whether of mind or body, who sought the aid of Mr. Girard ever went away unsatisfied if money, or pains, or advice, or counsel, or sympathy could help.

 His life in his family was beautiful. Indeed, he seemed jealous of any influence or call that might take him away from the sweet influences of home for a moment. One has said that as a friend and father of a family Mr. Girard's character was flower-like - it was tinted with sweetest, rarest of graces, and redolent with the perfumes of the loveliest virtues.

 One meeting Mr. Girard casually could have but little knowledge of his real character. To some he might appear light and given to jest; but those who knew him well, who were admitted to intimacy with him, felt his noble seriousness and yielded to the influences of rare judgment. His manners, though always gentle, though he was ever considerate of others, were widely different when meeting mere acquaintances and when dealing with friends.

 With the former he might chat and smile and continually jest; towards the latter he was equally playful, but just underneath the playful manner one plainly saw and loved and trusted the purity and justness of the friend. It was this that compelled him to share with others so much of their burdens of life-sorrows. It was this that so often filled his ears with the stories of others griefs and wrongs.

 As time passes the space he has left unfilled will be even more sorrowfully appreciated, and what might now seem words of fulsome eulogy will come to be recognized as inadequate wholly to express the true character of the grand man and the inexpressible loss in his death.

 The deceased leaves surviving him four children, Dr. P. M. Girard, Mrs. Dr. P. D. Beraud, Crow Girard, Esq., and Felix Girard, the youngest, 19 years of age.

 His funeral Tuesday was conducted by the Masonic fraternity with the beautiful and impressive ceremonies of their ritual, the Rev. Herman C. Duncan, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge, and Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Louisiana, officiating. Representatives from Lodges at New Iberia, Opelousas, Abbeville, and other points, were in attendance. The funeral cortege was the largest ever seen in Lafayette, attesting to the universal regard and high esteem in which he was held by the people of this and adjoining parishes. Lafayette Advertiser 4/20/1889.

DIED. - Ida Butcher, eldest daughter of William G. Butcher and Berthe Mouton, aged 18 years. How deceitful is this life, and how fleeting its consolations. They are yours for a moment, and another moment bears them away, yet they say to die young is a gift of God, that he bears His loved ones away to a blessed eternity in which all our days will end.

 Oh! Ida, your loving parents and affectionate friends drop bitter tears for you; we know you are in heaven crowned with lilies, in the enjoyment of ineffable delights, and we would like to dry the tears of your papa and mama, but is is not possible. May God send consolation into their souls! The wound is terrible, but is not the hand of the Consoler all powerful to heal? God knows the value of a mother's tears. So He will not refuse to send up a feint voice from the shade of your dark tomb to say, "Be consoled, dear ones, until our meeting in heaven, courage and confidence! A few more years and we shall never more be parted.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/20/1889.


 On Friday the 13th, Edmond Pellerin, a worthy and much esteemed citizen of this community, departed this life. The summons came without warning; in fact, we fail to recall an instance so clearly exemplifying the truth that, " in the midst of life we are in death." Apparently in excellent health, with many more years before him, the ties that bound him to earth, were, in the twinkling of an eye severed; without movement or struggle he passed away like one falling asleep; out in the open air, with nature, that he loved so well, all around him, and so far as we know, without pain or suffering, he passed from life to immortality.

 Edmond Pellerin was born in the year 1843 in the parish of St. Martin, but came here in his boyhood days, and entered the store of his brother-in-law, the late Hazard Eastin, as clerk. On the breaking out of the civil war he was among the first from this parish to volunteer in the Confederate cause. He was then eighteen years of age; at St. Martinville he was mustered in as a member of Company C, Eighth Louisiana regiment under Captain Alcibiade Deblanc, and shortly after with his regiment participated in the opening scenes of the war in Virginia. Thereafter the regiment became part of Stonewall Jackson's corp, and through the four years of battle in Virginia young Pellerin never failed to answer the call of duty, even the last call of the roll at Appomattox.

 After the surrender he returned home, and excepting a few years spent in Galveston, always lived here. He was successful in business, and as a citizen was much esteemed by all who knew him, and in all his social and civil relations he was kind, forbearing and patient.

 In saying of him that an upright and honorable man, one who tried to do unto him, has gone to his long home, we are sure we but give expression to the unanimous belief of those who knew him best, the people of this community.

 His body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday evening and was followed by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends, among whom were quite a number of Confederate veterans who acted as a guard of honor.

 Among those who followed the remains of Edmond Pellerin on Saturday last, were Messrs. A. Greig and D. A. Cochrane who enlisted in Company "C," with him, and who together served through the entire war in Virginia. 

Lafayette Advertiser 4/21/1894.  

Death of Miss Sara Schmulen.

DIED at the residence of Mr. Melville Kahn, at Rayne, La., on Tuesday, April 25th, Miss Sara Schmulen, daughter of Mr. Samuel Schmulen.

 The burial took place last Wednesday morning at 9 a. m., in the pretty Jewish Cemetery located in our midst. The corpse came in Wednesday morning at 2 a. m., and was conveyed from the depot to the Synagogue where it stood exposed to view until the hour for the burial. Miss Schmulen had been lingering off and on in a bed of sickness for the last few months and finally the grim reaper of death came to claim its prey.

She died of dropsy.

 Miss Schmulen was once a resident of Lafayette where she had many staunch friends and where her unassuming manners and gentleness of character was well remembered as on last Wednesday while she was lying sleeping in an unknown peaceful eternal rest her former friends of all creeds and walks in life sent magnificent floral offerings in such a quantity as to completely hide her coffin from the gaze of the public.
A large crowd accompanied the remains to the cemetery and among those present we noticed : Mr. and Mrs. Kapplein, M. Blum, Felix Schmulen and Mrs. Florinne Kahn, of Crowley, La.

 Rayne, La., was represented by Mrs. Lehman and Messrs. M. Wier, David Levy, M. Schwartz, Albert Levy, E. Soloman, Melville Kahn and Alfred Kahn.

 Mr. Gus Godchaux, of Abbeville and L. Levy, of New Iberia were also present and many others whose names escaped our memory.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/29/1899.

Franklin and Morgan City papers, - please copy.

DIED, on May 6th, Willard Kahn, only son of Sigmund Kahn and Rose Bendel, aged nine months. Though little Willards journey on earth was such a short one, he will be sadly missed in the loving home where he was so tenderly cared for. To the grief stricken parents who mourn his loss, the Advertiser extends sincerest condolences.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/11/1901.

Died. A colored woman named Phrosine Melancon died suddenly last Wednesday, near the Catholic Church. She had brought her four children to the church and feeling unwell had gone out, when, suddenly she sank to the ground with strength enough left to crawl towards the graveyard. A few minutes after, her children thinking that their mother had gone to sell vegetables came out of the church and took a seat in their wagon which was outside of the church waiting for their mother, but after a long wait, one of the children remarked that she might have gone to the cemetery and on their way there found her kneeling prostrated upon the ground, her face covered by blood. The coroner being notified a verdict of death caused by aneurysm was rendered.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/13/1899.

 It is with feelings of sincere regret that we chronicle the death of the remaining twin infant of Mr. and Mrs. Lacoste. The death took place Sunday morning at 5:10 o'clock, and the funeral was held the same afternoon.
 Laf. Adv. 5/17/1893.


Died at her home in Lafayette, La., May 11, 1894, Frimmet Plonsky, wife of L. Levy, aged fifty-eight years.

 Mrs. Levy was born in Gollub, West Prussia, March 15, 1836; she came to New Orleans thirty years ago, and, while there became the wife of L. Levy. Soon after their marriage they went to Grand Coteau and came to this place twenty-five years ago where they have since resided.

 She was buried at Washington, La., last Sunday morning, at 9 o'clock, and followed to her grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

 The funeral services were read by D. Levy, of Grand Coteau, and Henry Bendel, of Morgan City.

 Mrs. Levy was a devoted wife, and affectionate mother, a good neighbor and friend. She leaves behind a husband and eight children to mourn her demise, who share the sympathies of our people in their sad hour of bereavement.
      A Brother-in-law.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/19/1894.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Mouton have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their child born last Sunday.
 Laf. Adv. 5/26/1894. 

- The sad news was received Thursday of the sudden death of Mrs. Robt. Martin, wife of Mrs. G. A. Martin's brother, at her home at Church Point. She was well known in Lafayette where she had won many warm friends by her charming manners and sweet disposition. She was a devoted wife and mother and her loss is a heavy one indeed to her husband and children.

 Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Martin and family and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Veazey and family attended the funeral services, which took place Friday at Carencro, where her remains were laid to rest. Lafayette Advertiser 5/31/1905.

  Mrs. Ernest Olivier, nee Louise Gentil died last Thursday morning at her residence. She leaves a devoted husband and seven children to mourn her loss. She was buried yesterday morning the ceremony being held at the Catholic Church of which she was a devout member. Laf. Adv. 6/10/1899.

The infant child of Mr. Ned Mouton died last Monday.
 Laf. Adv. 6/17/1889

 Mrs. S. H. Rushing, the mother of Mrs. T. M. Biossat, died in Alexandria last Saturday. Mrs. Rushing was well known in Lafayette and her many friends will hear with sorrow of her death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mrs. Biossat in her bereavement. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903

J. Alfred Mouton Laid to Rest - 2 Articles. 

J. Alfred Mouton, a well known and highly esteemed citizen and prominent merchant, died at his residence in this city at 3 p. m. Sunday, after a lingering illness, aged 39 years. 

 Mr. Mouton was a member of a distinguished family, prominent both in State and local affairs. He was a grandson of Gov. Alexander Mouton and a nephew of Gen. J. Alfred Mouton, for whom he was named. His father was the late Major J. Sosthene Mouton, who did gallant service for the Lost Cause. His brother, C. O. Mouton is the present mayor of Lafayette.

 He was born and raised in this parish and has taken an active part in its affairs. He entered the mercantile business in a small way at first with his brother C. O. Mouton, under the firm name of Mouton Bros. and by careful management and good judgement they built up a business which to-day stands among the first in Lafayette.

 Mr. Mouton was a good man, a splendid citizen and a devoted husband and father. His sterling worth was truly appreciated by his fellow citizens both in the town and parish who admired and esteemed him for his many fine qualities.

 Twelve years ago he was married to Miss Mix Judice, who survives him with five small children. He also leaves his mother, three sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held at 5 p. m. Monday. The remains were accompanied to the church by the Fire Department, of which he was a member, in uniform, and a large concourse of relatives and friends. Sontag's Lafayette Concert Band preceded the funeral cortege, which was the largest in the history of the town. At the church the solemn impressive services of the dead were read, and then after a tribute to the deceased by Father Charles, the body was borne to the cemetery and consigned to its last resting place.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/21/1905.

Death of J. Alfred Mouton.
From the Home Fire Co.

 Whereas God in his infinite wisdom has taken from us J. Alfred Mouton, a member of the Home Fire Company.

 The members of the Company offer heartfelt sympathies to those in the bereavement of death. To his stricken widow and little children and to others bound to him by life's sweetest ties, is extended the sincere condolence of every member of the Home Fire Company, who had come to love his departed brother for sterling qualities of a true heart.

 To the Company, J. Alfred Mouton always proved a brave and vigilant fireman, but his death means a greater loss, as in the performance of his duties he had won the friendship of all his brother firemen. The deceased held positions of trust in the Company, which he filled with faithful zeal, and to his interest was due in a large measure the maintenance of our organization.

 By Alfred Mouton's death a generous heart and a gentle spirit has gone, and the sorrow wrought by his absence will be soothed by the memories of treasures of friendship and the doing of good deeds enshrined in our hearts.

 To the inscrutable ways of the Master all must bow with Christian resignation, and there remains but these memories of the life of a Christian soul.

 Resolved, that these expressions of sorrow be sent to the bereaved family, that they may be The Lafayette Advertiser and The Lafayette Gazette for publication, and that they be spread on the minutes of the secretary of the Company.

Lafayette, La., June 20, 1905.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/21/1905.

 At his home in this city at 4 p. m. Friday, Wm. G. Butcher, aged 63. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church Saturday at 4 p. m.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/21/1905.

A Good Man Gone.
From the N. O. Herald.

Truly there is mourning in Israel to-day for the loss of one of their best sons, nor will this sorrow be limited to his own faith and tribe, for who was there, Jew or Gentile, that knew our friend J. L. Levy, who did not love and honor him? We beg the liberty of an old friend, to speak of him, as he was known and endeared to his friends as "Jacky Levy." Good old Jack Levy, the most sincere, truthful, generous and honest of friends and men, who never had an enemy and never did a moan, ungenerous or unmanly act, - who was as open as the day in transactions, faithful to every duty and obligation of his religion, of society, of friendship, and his country.

 Mr. Levy was a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He removed to this city thirty-five years ago, and has been all that time engaged in the business of exchange broker. We need not day to save severe a test of the generous qualities of the soul, of the truthfulness, frankness and sincerity of the human heart is he subjected who pursues this avocation. So much the brighter are the glory and honor of him who passes the ordeal without stain or blot, and with the esteem and confidence and good will of all men.

 Such is the bright record of Jack Levy. In business and in all his domestic and social relations his record was one of singular purity. In every position he manifested those sterling qualities of honor and fidelity which marked his whole career in life. He was an honest and devoted Israelite, but had not a drop of sectarian or religious bitterness to other faiths. A native of the South, he adhered with chivalrous devotion to other fortunes. A liberal and patriotic citizen of Louisiana and New Orleans, he never forgot or failed in any duty to his State, and he never lost the veneration for and warm remembrance of his native State.

 There are few of us living who at their deaths will be more sincerely mourned and affectionately remembered than J. L. Levy.

From the N. O. Herald, 15 inst., and in the Laf. Advertiser 6/21/1873.


 Aristide Bernard Francez, son of the late Dr. R. J. Francez, died at the home of his brother in law, Galbert Guilbeau, in Carencro, Friday, at the age of 26 years. He had been sick for a long time, and had just returned from Marlin, Texas, where he had gone in search of health, but had failed to receive benefit.

 He belonged to a prominent family of the parish and widely connected. Five brothers, Dr. J. P. Francez and Gaston, Ernest, Maurice, and Romain Francez, one one sister, Mrs. Galbert Guilbeau, survive him.

 His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in Carencro Saturday. Lafayette Advertiser 6/22/1904.

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