Rufus Sibley Gandy Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Rufus Sibley Gandy, member of the
Police Jury from Ward One, was born on his father's estate near
Many, November 29, 1861. His father was Daniel R. Gandy, one of
the early settlers of the parish, whose prominence in parish
affairs is recalled on other pages of this book.
Mr. Gaudy's parents died when he was
quite young and he lived with his maternal grandfather, John I.
Sibley, on Bayou Toro, this parish, until he was 14 years of
age. He then lived with his uncle, L. J. Nash, until 21 years of
On December 17, 1885, he married Ida
R. McLanahan of this parish and settled on the estate where he
now resides, near Florien. He is a member of the Masonic
fraternity and is the popular representative from his ward on
the Police Jury and is an enterprising and energetic citizen.
His family consists of two daughters and one son.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.