Church Point News 28,
Onezime Meche, after several weeks of sufferings, succumbs
Mr. Meche, was born near or at Grand Coteau in January
1819. The early days of his youth were spent there, but during his boyhood, he
became a resident of Coulee Crouch and was amongst the first settlers who
turned the soil of old Coulee Crouch long ago.
He was always in fair enough health, even up to scarcely a
year ago, while his age was told by his bending form, yet the spirits of an old
War Hero still clung to him as does the Stars and Stripes, to America’s Spangle
The remains of Mr. Meche were laid to rest in the Catholic
cemetery of this city where a large concourse of relatives and friends
participated at the funeral service.
It is with sad hearts we stand and watch the silent forms of
these dear old brave soldiers, one by one they go, and few are the names left
on the roll that could answer to their call. We hope that their soul may meet
with peace, and that they may forever find a resting place in heaven, may their
struggles on earth, obtain for them grace and pardon.