OBITUARIES


ARCENEAUX--On Tuesday last, near Duson, at 1:30 o'clock a.m. at the age of 30 years, Mr. Adam Arceneaux, a respected citizen of this parish departed this life. He was ill but a few days. Deceased was an industrious, law-abiding citizen whose death is a desolating blow to a wife and small children. The funeral ceremonies were perforned at the Catholic church here on Wednesday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-27-1894)

BENOIT--Died, at Youngsville, Dec. 4th, Jean Sulie Benoit, son of J. B. Benoit, aged 30 years. His funeral was held at Lafayette on last Tuesday. We sympathize with the aged parents, as he was truly a devoted son and their support.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-9-1899)

BLAKESLEY nee ALPHA--Mrs. Horace Blakesley died at her home in Franklin, Friday at 1 o'clock p.m. She was the only sister of the late C. P. Alpha of Lafayette, and leaves a husband and three children.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 7-11-1903)

BONIN--Mrs. Eloi Bonin died Saturday afternoon in the seventh ward. The funeral took place at St. John's Catholic church Sunday. She leaves a husband and several children.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 7-11-1903)

BONVILLAIN--Died, on Tuesday, February 25th, 1890, at 3:30 o'clock a.m., Alphonse Bonvillain, aged 55 years. The remains were interred in the family cemetery at Houma. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Dr. J. L. Duhart, of this place.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-1-1890)

BREAUX--Alphonse Breaux, of New Iberia, was killed Monday morning at 9 o'clock by the falling of a cane derrick on the Morbihan place near New Iberia. He has a number of relatives here.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-13-1905)

BREAUX nee SMOLLY--Died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1905, at 6:30 a. m. at her residence in Lafayette, Mrs. Jean Breaux, nee Cora Smolly, born 1858. Mrs. Breaux had been a patient sufferer from an incurable disease for some time and her death was not unexpected. She was a lady of many fine qualities of head and heart and was a devoted wife and mother. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church Monday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-22-1905)

BREAUX--At her residence near Carencro, Wednesday. Oct. 4, at 2 a. m., Miss Lodoisca Breaux, aged 61 years. Funeral services were held in St. Pierre's Catholic church in Carencro the same-day at 5 p. m.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-11-1905)

BROUSSARD--The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Eloi Broussard deeply sympathize with them in the loss of their sweet little baby, which sad event occurred Sunday. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church Monday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-11-1905)

BROUSSARD nee LYONS--On December 30th, last, Mrs. Darmas Broussard died at her home in this parish after a brief illness. She was a Miss Sarah Lyons until she became the wife of the well known merchant. She was looked upon by all who knew her as a model wife and mother, and was much loved and respected by her neighbors and friends. She was buried at Royville.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-6-1894)

BROUSSARD--A sad and distressing accident occured last Sunday afternoon between here and Royville. Someone set fire to a field on Bellen Broussard's place and his little girl, who was playing in the field with some other children ventured too near the flames and as a result her clothing caught fire and the little one was burned to death before help could come. She was only 7 years old.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 2-25-1893)

BRU--An infant of Mr. J. G. Bru/Brun died on the 22nd, inst., after a brief illness. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 4-28-1894)

BUTCHER--Died, Ida Butcher eldest daughter of William G. Butcher and Berthe Mouton, aged 18 years.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 4-20-1889)

CAFFERY--Died, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1889, J. J. Caffery, age 60 years, 9 months and 24 days, at the home of his son, Charles D. Caffery, in Lafayette. Deceased was born in St. Mary parish, the son of Jefferson Caffery and Alice Demaret. He came to Lafayette parish about 1853, and married Anna M., daughter of the late B. C. Crow. He returned to St. Mary and engaged in sugar planting, remaining there but two or three years, when he came back and settled in this parish. He he engaged in planting until 1881, when he went into the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Deceased leaves a widow, five sons and three daughters. He passed quietly and peacefully away, without pain. His illness lasted about seven weeks, but only the last three days was he confined to his bed. He was a life member of Hope Lodge No. 145, F. & A. M., and his lodge conducted the funeral services, with burial at the Protestant cemetery in Lafayette last Sunday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-16-1889)

CALDER--Died, at Scott on Saturday, March 17, at the residence of his aunt, little James Calder, age seven years. James was a good and kind boy, and was loved by all who knew him. Although of very delicate health, he was a diligent student at school. His teacher and school comrades loved him and every heart at Scott mourns his loss. During his illness, he often called those whom he knew and especially his kind teacher. The last word that fell from his dying lips, is indeed that of an angel. "Amen," said he, and his young soul took flight to Heaven. He remains were taken Sunday morning to New Orleans for interment. Goodby, Jimy, your little seat is here vacant and your companions will miss you, but you will find another seat and other companions that God has promised to those who love Him.--A School Friend
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-24-1894)

CAYARD nee GREEN--Died, on Monday, Feb. 23, 1893, at 2 o'clock p.m. at her residence, Lydia E. Green, wife of Albert F. Cayard, age 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)

CAYRET--Died at his residence in Scott, on Friday, the 30th of October, 1891, at 9 o'clock a.m., Dominique Cayret, Sr., aged 74 years, 2 months and 4 days. Deceased was born at Tarbes, Haute Garoane, France, and came to Louisiana in 1848, and in 1853 he married Miss Nereide Duhon of this parish, from which they reared a large number of children, seven of whom now survive him, and with the widow now mourn his loss. He was well and favorably known throughout the parish as a man of integrity and honor, and the community at large tenders the afflicted family in sincerest sympathy.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-7-1891)

CHARGOIS nee CASTILLE--Died, Mrs. Ada Castille, beloved wife of Joseph A. Chargois, at the family residence Wednesday, Feb. 1, 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)

CHICO--Leonard Chico, the brakeman who fell off the rear end of the Morgan passenger train Tuesday evening, about two miles this side of Lloyd died yesterday morning at 6:20 o'clock without having regained consciousness. At his bedside were his wife, child, brother and another relative, and members of the Railroad Brotherhood, who came from Lafayette, his home, on a special train after the accident. The same train brought the body back to Lafayette for burial. Mr. Chico was 36 years old. He was a native of France, coming to this country 20 years ago. The funeral was Saturday, and the hearse bearing his body to the cemetery was preceded by the members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-25-1902)

CHURCH--Died on Monday, the 2nd day of November, 1891, The youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. J. Church of Lafayette, La., Little Katherine was but nine months of age and the light of a now sorrowing home.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-7-1891)

COCHRANE--Died at the family home near Lafayette at 9 p. m. Monday, Nov. 27, Charles A. Cochrane, aged 31 years, 2 months and 3 days. Mr. Cochrane had been ill a long time. He went to Boerne, Texas, in search of health, but failed to receive relief, and come home to pass his last days. Funeral services were held in St. John's Catholic church yesterday at 3 p. m. attended by a large number of friends and relatives.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-29-1905)

COCHRANE--Died at his residence near Lafayette at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 1905, Douglas A. Cochrane, aged 64 years and 8 months. Mr. Cochrane was a native of Avoyelles. In 1861 at the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in Company C, under Col. Alcibiades DeBlanc, Stonewall Jackson corps, and served until the close gallantly. He took an active and prominent part in politics having served at various times as member of the State Legislature, deputy clerk, tax collector and clerk of the Police Jury. He was a member of Mouton-Gardner Camp 580, U. C. V., and was its first sergeant. At his death he held the rank of first lieutenant. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Lafayette. Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic cemetery Monday by the Masons at 3:30 p.m., which were attended by a very large concourse of friends and relatives which showed the high esteem in which he was held.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-22-1905)

COMEAUX-- On Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 1:30 o'clock a. m., Alexandre Comeaux died at his residence in Mauriceville at the age of 24 years, after an illness of just a few days. He is survived by five sisters and one, brother, all residing in and around Mauriceville. His remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at that place at 5 o'clock the same afternoon, Father Rochard performing the last sad rites.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-29-1905)

COUVILLON--Mr. P. E. Couvillon, an old and much esteemed citizen of this parish residing near Carencro died Thursday night.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-13-1894)

DAIGLE--Died, in this parish on Sunday, Jan. 18th, 1891, Eduoard Joseph, son of Francois O. Daigle and Stephana Flechet, aged 3 months and 28 days.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-24-1891)

DAVIS--Reginald L. Davis died Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 a. m., at the residence of his brother-in-law* Dr. R. D. Voorhies, in this city, aged 24 years. He was a resident of New Orleans and was employed as a clerk in the Southern Pacific offices there. Funeral services which were largely attended, were, held at the Presbyterian church at 3 p. m. the same day. Interment took place in the Protestant cemetery.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-29-1905)

DeCLOUET nee De ST. CLAIR--Died, at her residence near Lafayette, on Sunday, Jan. 18th, 1891, at 1:30 o'clock a.m., Marie Louise de St. Clair, widow of the late Gen. Alex DeClouet, age 72 years. She was buried in the town of St. Martinville on Monday the 19th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-24-1891)

DELHOMME nee CAYRET--On Saturday, Jan. 17th, 1891,there passed to the realm from whence no traveler has yet returned, the spirit of Nereide Pauline Cayret Delhomme in the 35th year of her life [another article on the same page said she was 33 years, 4 months old], having been born in January, 1856. She married Clebert Delhomme in May 1875. Her husband and six children are left to mourn her loss, a loss that will be the more deeply felt as the years pass by--when a mother's watchful care and tender hand will be but a memory of the past. The last of her children was but an infant of a few weeks. Deeply does the community sympathize with the mourning ones. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, although her general health was by no means good. The deceased possessed in an eminent degree those Christian virtues which characterize the Creole women of the Attakapas and make them among the best wives in the world. She was carried to the grave on Sunday from the Lafayette Catholic church, followed by an immense concourse of friends and relatives.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-24-1891)

ERWIN nee CROW--Died, at her late residence in Lafayette on Sunday at 9:45 p.m., Mrs. W. B. Erwin. The funeral took place on Sunday evening at 4 o'clock from the residence of the deceased. Mrs. Erwin's maiden name was Sophie Crow and she was born April the 15th, 1832.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 6-29-1895)

FERREN nee REVILLON--Died Saturday, Oct. 21, at her residence in Lake Charles, La., Louise Revillon, wife of A. E. Ferren, aged 33 years. Mrs. Ferren's death came as a great shock to her many friends here who admired and esteemed her for her many charming and lovable traits of character, and they deeply sympathize with the bereaved husband and relatives. The remains were brought to Lafayette on the afternoon train Saturday. Sunday at 11 a. m. the funeral took place from the family residence and proceeded to St. John's Catholic church, where the solemn service of the dead was read by Father Charles, who also paid a fitting tribute to the departed. The body was then taken to the cemetery and laid to rest.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-25-1905)

FORGE--Very Reverend Father E. Forge, pastor of St. John's Catholic Church, died at the Presbytery at 10 p. m., Monday Oct. 30. Father Forge had been in ill health for a long time, and recently became so seriously ill that his death was seen to be inevitable He was tenderly and assiduously cared for during his sickness by warm friends -- laymen of the town and clergymen from the neighboring parishes, many of whom were present during his last moments. Father Forge was well-known and highly esteemed throughout Southwest Louisiana. He was of a most sociable disposition and his open house and kindly hospitality was often enjoyed by his friends both among the laity and the clergy. He was greatly beloved in Lafayette where he has labored in the Lord's vineyard for twenty-five years. It was on Palm Sunday, 1881, as many can recall to their minds, that he came from Breaux Bridge to Lafayette, where he has ever since been pastor of St. John's Catholic Church. Father Forge was born in Loire, France, in 1837. He received his education in Gascony, France; when 19 years of age, he came over to this count ry. He studied at Spring Hill College where he completed his theological course. He was ordained by Bishop Martin, of Natchitoches. He was appointed president of Natchitoches College, which place he filled acceptably for a few years, and he also labored for some time as a missionary in that section. He next served as assistant priest in New Orleans one year where he was appointed parish priest of St. Bernard. He also served at Ville Platte, then Breaux Bridge and last at Lafayette where he has spent the twenty-five years as pastor of St. John's Church. Father Forge was 68 years, 6 months and 25 days of age at the time of his death. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 3, at 9 a. m.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-1-1905)

GENTIL--Died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1905, at his residence in Lafayette, Raoul Gentil, born July 17, 1865. Mr. Gentil was a native of St. James parish, but has been a resident of Lafayette about 14 years, during which time he has been employed by the Southern Pacific. He was a man of many admirable qualities which won for him the sincere regard of a large number of friends. He leaves a wife and one child. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Morgan Lodge 317, B. of R. T., of which he was an esteemed member.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-22-1905)

GIRARD--Died, at his residence, on Monday, the 15th of April, 1889, Michel Eloi Girard, born at Baignes, France, Sept. 4th, 1828. His mother is a native of this parish and is still living in France at the old homestead of her deceased husband. Michel Girard 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 this parish and entered the law office of Basil C. Crow. From here he mastered law and the language together. He was admitted to the bar at Opelousas and entered a law partnership with Mr. Crow, and afterward married Mr. Crow's youngest daughter, Miss Maxime, who survives the deceased. He was a zealous and earnest Freemason, and filled many chief official stations. Deceased leaves surviving him four Children: Dr. P. M. Girard, Mrs. Dr. P. D. Buraud, Crow Girard, Esq., aud Felix Girard, the youngest, 19 years of age. His f u n e r al Tuesday was conducted with impressive ceremony, by the Masonic fraternity, Rev. Herman C. Duncan officiating. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Lafayette.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 4-20-1889)

GLADU--Died at his residence in this city Monday, Nov. 20, at 8:30 p. m. Dr. Alphonse Gladu, born at St. Antoine, Vercheres County, Canada, Jan. 15, 1846. His death was very sudden boming as a terrible blow upon his bereaved family. He was taken with a stroke of appoplexy Monday evening about half past six, and notwithstanding all efforts he never rallied and died at half past eight. Dr. Gladu was a good citizen, a kind father and most devoted husband and possessed many warm friends all over the parish who will learn of his death with sincere regret. He was acting coroner at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church, which were largely attended, yesterday at half past three p.m.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-22-1905)

GOLDSBERRY--Thursday the sad news was received here of the death of Mrs. W. F. Goldsberry in New Orleans. Mrs. Goldsberry had been sick for several months and went to the city to undergo an operation in the hopes of regaining her health, but proved to be unequal to the ordeal. The remains were taken to Lafayette, Indiana, for interment. Her bereaved husband has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in his great loss.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-13-1905)

GUIDRY--At his residence in this parish on the 21st inst., at 3:40 a.m., Mr. Antoine Guidry, a worthy and respected citizen departed this life after a long and painful illness, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery here on Wednesday. He was forty nine years of age and was very well thought of by all who knew him.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-24-1894)

GUIDRY--Despanet Guidry, living near Carencro, died Monday from the effects of an overdose of laudanum taken with suicidal intent. The drug was taken Sunday, and although every effort was made to save his life, he passed away Monday morning. Coroner Gladu viewed the body, but decided no inquest was necessary. The cause of the unfortunate deed is said to be disappointment in love.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-18-1905)

GUIDRY--The death of Raoul Guidry on Thursday at 3:15 p. m. came as a great shock to his many friends. He was sick only four days when the fatal summons came. He was a man of many fine traits of character, and was esteemed highly by all who knew him. He was a valued employee of the Southern Pacific, having been with the road 15 years. The funeral took place Friday at 3 p. m. at St. John's Catholic church in the presence of a large number of friends.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 7-11-1903)

HEBERT--Died, at the residence of his mother in Lafayette, on Wednesday, March 19, 1890, Felix Joseph Hebert, aged 26 years, 9 months and 7 days.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-22-1890)

HENDERSON nee CARTER--Mrs. William Henderson, formerly Miss Lena Carter, of Crowley, died at her residence in this city yesterday of typhoid pneumonia. aged 23 years. She leaves a husband and two little babies, one 13 months old and the other 3. The funeral will take place to-day at 8 p.m. and interment will be made in the Protestant cemetery
(Lafayette Advertiser, 8-2-1905)

HUFF nee HEBERT--Died at the residence of Mrs. W. D. Huff in this city Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 a. m. Eleonore Hebert, wife of W. D. Huff, Jr., aged 20 years and 1 month. Mrs. Huff's death was very sudden, she having been ill less than two days, and came as a terrible shock to her family and friends. She was a most estimable woman and devoted wife and mothe r. She leaves a husband and two children, one 4 years and one four months old. The remains were taken to her girlhood home at Patoutville for interment, on the afternoon train Sunday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-25-1905)

JOHNSON--The two-weeks old infant of Mr. W. E. Johnson of this parish, died of la grippe last Sunday.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 2-3-1894)

KENNEDY--Died, at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins, Jan. 23, 1891, Mrs. E. L. Kennedy, relict of the late Dr. J. B. Kennedy, aged 75 years, 4 months and 5 days. Will be buried in the Protestant grave yard Saturday, Jan. 24th, at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-24-1891)

LABBE nee BOUDREAUX--Died, at the home of her husband, in the parish of St. Martin, on Monday the 12th of January, 1891, Mrs. Erneste Labbe, nee Aminthe Boudreaux, age 46 years. The deceased was buried in St. Martinville on the 13th inst.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-24-1891)

LANDRY--Died, at her father's residence on Cote Gelee, La., on Saturday, the 31st day of October, 1891, at 10 o'clock p. m , BERTHE LANDRY, daughter of Rosemond and Carmelite Landry, aged 16 years, 8 months and 9 days.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-7-1891)

LANDRY--Died, at the residence of her husband, in this parish, on Wednesday, February 26th, 1890, Mrs. Rosemond Norbert Landry, aged 37 years. Deceased leaves a husband and five small children to mourn her loss, who have our deepest sympathy.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-1-1890)

LATIOLAIS nee MOUTON--Died at her residence in this parish, on MOnday, the 24th of February, 1890, Mrs. Alexander Latiolais, nee Emilia Mouton, aged about 75 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Joseph Mouton and Cydalise Arceneaux, who were direct descendants from the first Acadian settlers in this parish. In her death is broken another living chain which linked the peaceful past to the busy present. Her remains were interred beside those of her husband in St. John Catholic cemetery, at this place.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-1-1890)

LEWIS nee JENKINS--Mrs. L. N. Lewis, formerly Miss Flora Jenkins, died at the residence of her father, Mr. O. B. Jenkins, near Lafayette, Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 a. m., after a lingering illness from an incurable disease. Her home has been in Chicago, from which place she came here a short while ago hoping to be benefited by the change. Her husband came to be with her, but arrived only a few days before the end came. Mrs. Lewis was a lady of many attractive traits that drew to her the warm affection of many sincere friends. She was a true and earnest Christian. She taught school a number of years in Jennings, which was her former Home, and to which place her remains were taken Friday for interment.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-18-1905)

MARTIN--Died, at the residence of Mrs. Arthur Couret, in this city, Thursday, Dec. 21, 1905, at 3:30 p.m., Miss Juanita Martin, aged 27 years. Miss Martin was a young lady of many most estimable qualities and possessed a large number of friends who sincerely sorrow because of her loss. She was a sister of Drs. J. A. and G. A. Martin and Mrs. Arthur Couret, of this city. The remains were taken to Breaux Bridge on the 10:30 a.m. train Friday, and the funeral took place in that city the same day.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-1-1890)

MARTIN--Died at his residence in Breaux Bridge Friday, Oct. 20, 1905 at 1:20 p. in., Omer Martin, aged 74 years and 3 months. Mr. Martin was a man of fine character and was highly esteemed by his fellow citizens among whom he was born and reared. He was a good citizen and took an active part in public affairs. In the civil war he went to the front and did active duty for his country, achieving the rank of captain for meritorious service. For the past eight years he has served as post-master. He married Miss Elize Estilette in 1855, about 3 months ago he celebrated his golden wedding. His wife and the following children survive him: Drs. J. A. Martin and G. A. Martin, of Lafayette, Dr. F. R. Martin, of Crowley, Dr G. W. Martin, of Araudville, Mrs. Horace Martin, of Jennings, Mrs. Arthur Couret and Mrs. Juanita Martin of Breaux Bridge. Funeral services attended by a large number of friends and relatives among which were many from Lafayette, were held at the Catholic church in Breaux Bridge Saturday at noon.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-25-1905)

MILLS nee CAMPBELL--Died, at Lafayette, on Sunday, Jan. 20th, inst., 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 known in this community. She was one of our oldest residents, and though not a native of this place, came here in early life with her father, the late John Campbell. 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 liberal in judgement of those who differed from her. Her husband was a prominent physician here in ante-bellum days. Followed by relatives and friends, she was laid to rest in the Protestant graveyard.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-27-1894)

MOUSSEAU--Died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1905. at 7:30 a. m. in this town, Joseph Alexandre Mousseau, aged 29 years. Mr. Mousseau was native of Montreal, Canada, but for the past ten years had been a resident of this section, through which he traveled as a representative for a St. Louis hat bouse, and he was considered one of the best hat salesmen on the road He was very popular both with the traveling men and those who knew him well. Due to ill health, he resigned his position on July 1 last, and since then had grown worse until the end came last Saturday. He leaves a litte sister in Montreal. His only relative South is Mr. D. Pelletier, of this city, who is his cousin. The remains were borne from the residence Of Mrs. M. F. Rigues to St. John's Catholic church Sunday at 11 a. m. accompanied by a large number of friends, where funeral services were held. Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-20-1905)

MOUTON nee DUGAS--Died, at her residence near Carencro in this parish on the 20th inst., died Madame Louis V. Mouton, nee Carmelite Dugas. She was 79 years of age, and leaves six sons, J. Louis, Roche, Antony, Thomas Alcide V., and Henry Mouton; six daugthers, Corine (Mrs. C. D.) Olivier, Marthe (Mrs. Numa) Breaux, Coraide (Mrs. Felix) Guidry, Caroline (Mrs. Numa) Martin, Berthe (Mrs. William G.) Butcher, and Carmelite Mouton; and about 150 grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Two others who will miss her as much as her own children are Nicholas and Juliet, former slaves and companions since childhood to the deceased Madame Mouton was a woman whom to know was to love. Her disposition was one of uniform kindness and gentleness. Her sickness was lingering and painful, yet she bore it with Christian fortitude and resignation. At length our Heavenly Father called her to eternal rest, but in the hearts of her bereaved one her image can never be replaced. She was laid to rest in St. John Catholic cemetery, next to the grave of her deceased husband.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 3-29-1890)

MOUTON--Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mouton have the sympahy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their sweet little baby girl, 6 months old, Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at 5 p. m. in St. John's Catholic church.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 5-11-1904)

OLIVIER--J. Ernest Olivier, aged 55, died at the residence of Pierre Doucet Friday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a. m. Mr. Olivier was highly esteemed throughout the parish. The funeral services took place Saturday at 10 a. m. at St. John's Catholic church and was largely attended.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-29-1905)

PELLERIN--Armand Pellerin died near Lafayette Sunday at 6 a. m. Funeral service were held at St. John's Catholic church at 6 a. m. Monday. The sincere sympathy of many friends is extended to his bereaved wife
(Lafayette Advertiser, 7-11-1903)

PELLERIN--On Friday the 13th Edmund 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." 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 of 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 Co. C, Eighth Louisiana regiment under Capt. Alciblade Deblanc, and shortly after his regiment participated in the opening scenes of war in Virginia. Thereafter the regiment became a 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 surrender, he returned home, and excepting a few years spent in Galveston, always lived here. 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.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 4-21-1894)

SCHMULEN--Samuel Schmulen, an aged and highly esteemed citizen of Rayne, and father of Mr. Gus Schmulen, of this city, died at his residence in that town on Thursday, Oct 12, at the ripe old age of 83 years. Mr. Schmulen was a native of France, from which place he emigrated to America in 1853 settling at Broussard, this Parish, where he remained until 1864, when he returned to his native land spending about five years. On his return he located in St. Mary for a few years, removing to Crowley where he engaged in the mercantile business for twelve years, when he retired from business and spent his remaining days with his children in Rayne. Mr. Schmulen while located at Broussard marrried Mrs. B. Levy, of New Orleans, whom he survived four years. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mervine Kahn, Mrs. Alfred Kahn, Mrs. M. Kahn, Miss Pauline Schmulen and Messrs. Joe and Felix Schmulen, of Rayne, and Mr. Gus. Schmulen of this city. The remains were brought to Lafayette on the afternoon train Friday accompanied by a number of friends and relatives and interred in the Jewish cemetery here. Mr. Isaac Schwartz, of Crowley, read the funeral services.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 10-18-1905)

SNODGRASS--Little Carrie, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Snodgrass, late of Carl, Iowa. The funeral took place last Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, Rev. U. J. Sechrest being the officiating clergyman. A number of friends and acquaintances accompanied the little one to her last resting place. It was a sad sight to see the broken hearted father and mother take farewell of their darling little one, but their eyes were pointed to the morning of the Resurrection where they will meet again. The entire community sympathizes with sorrowful parents in their loss.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-9-1899)

SPROLE-- Wednesday night Allen James "Allie" Sprole, yard online foreman, met a terrible death by being run over by the cars in the east end of the yard. The accident happened at 11:50 o'clock, while he was showing a comrade how to make a difficult uncoupling, he stepped in between the movng cars, and while walking along working at the pin, stepped between the guardrail and rail. His foot became caught and before he could extricate it the cars bore down upon him, crushing him to the ground. The cars were promptly stopped and his fearfully mangled body removed. Though horribly hurt, he was still conscious and remained so until his death in about an hour. Allie, as he was known to everybody, was one of the most popular young men of the town, and his death was learned with expressions of sincere regret by hundreds of friends who liked him for his genial, accommodating and friendly ways, and esteemed him for his splendid qualities. He wast born in Lafayette September 7, 1877, and has resided here all of his life. He attended the public schools here and about 6 or 7 years ago entered the employ of the Southern Pacific, which company he served faithfully and well. His father, Oscar Sprole, died when he was quite small and his mother a number of years ago, leaving the charge of his younger brothers and sisters to him. This charge he faithfully and truly kept. Allie was a member of Morgan Lodge No. 317 B. of R. T. and also of Lafayette Fire Company No. 1. Into whatever duty fell to his share he put zealous work, and in giving his services to the Fire Department he did it enthusiastically and with a will At every fire he distinguished himself by his boldness, courage ind splendid work, and wherever man was needed to fight the flames. Allie was ready to go, thoughtless of the danger to himself. At the outbreak of the Spanish American war he was one of a n umb er of young men f rom this city to volunteer. His company was sent into camp at Jack son Barracks, New Orleans, but never saw service in Cuba as the war was concluded before need to send them to the front occurred Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p. m. at the family residence on Lee avenue by Revs. F. E. Rogers of the Presbyterian church and Jas. I. Kendrick of the Baptist church. A large number of sympathizing friends were present, also members of Morgan Lodge B. of R. T., the Ladies Auxiliary to B. of R. T., and the Fire department in uniform, who accompanied the remains to the Protestant cemetery, where Morgan Lodge read the funeral services of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen over the remains. Kendrick pronounced the prayer He leaves an aunt, Miss Kavanaugh; two sisters, Misses Mary and Edna, and two brothers, Eastin and Oscar Sprole.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-6-1905)

STURLESE nee HACHER--Died at Grand Cheniere Oct. 21, Helen Hacher, wife of Laurent Sturlese. Deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Hebert, and Miss Noemie Sturlese, and a grandaughter, Miss Gracie Roy.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-1-1905)

THOMAS--Died at his home near Scott, on the 21st of Jan., 1899, R. S. Thomas, born Oct. 28, 1852 in Lafayette, a son of the late W. P. Thomas and Martha A. Collins.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 1-28-1899)

TIERNEY nee O'HARE--Died, at Galveston, Texas, on Monday, Dec. 11, inst., Mrs. Marguerite O'Hare, widow of the late John Tierney, aged 73 years. Deceased was a native of Ireland but from early life was a resident of this country. She was the mother of Messrs. John and Patrick Tierney of this place and was noted for many excellent traits of character. Her remains were brought to this place and entered in the Catholic cemetery on the 12th inst.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 12-16-1893)

TOLL--Died at Carencro, La., Friday, Oct. 27, 1903, at 9:30 a. m., Mrs. Esther McRea Elliott, widow of Samuel D. Toll, aged 75 years. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church in Lafayette Saturday at 4 p. m.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-1-1905)

VALLET--Eugene Vallet, a colored man of this town, died on Tuesday night at the age of 48 years. He was born and raised here, and was well liked by all of our people. He was sober and industrious, and has acquired some property by his strict attention to work. May he rest in peace.
(Lafayette Advertiser, 11-7-1891)


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