Ascension Parish
Obituaries from the Gonzales Weekly Citizen
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ACY--Nitra Acy aged 20 months, infant daughter of Samuel Acy and Rosa Poche, died of influenza at the home of the parents, in St. Amant, last Friday afternoon. The child was ill but a few days. Interment was in the family tomb in St. Amant Cemetery. Among relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Elphege Poche, grandmother of Dutchtown, Miss Nira Poche, aunt of New Orleans and Messrs. Roy of Sellers, and Lucas Poche of Dutchtown. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-11-1922)

ANDERSON--Walter Anderson, aged about 48 years, passed away at his home near Gonzales on his farm Monday morning. Mr. Anderson had been a strong, healthy man all of his life. The cause of his death came from over-heating and the drinking of impure water. The funeral services were held here at St. Theresa's Catholic church on Tuesday, with interment in the Prairieville Catholic cemetery. A large crowd of friends and relatives were present to pay respect to one of its good citizens. The deceased leaves to mourn him a wife and several small children. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-26-1922)

BABIN--The funeral of Mrs. J. Carontine Babin was held Friday at the Prairieville Cemetery, service being conducted by the Rev. Father Miller, assisted by Father Hubert, of Gonzales. Mrs. Babin was 85 years of age and is survived by the following children: Ellis and Achille Babin, Mrs. Elfred Melancon, Mrs. L. J. Babin and Mrs. E. J. Landry. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-26-1921)

BABIN--Died, at her residence at Duplessis, Sunday, January 14, Mrs. Vital Babin, aged 75 years, 3 months and 13 days. She is survived by her children: Vincent, Orith and Richard Babin; Mrs. Maurice Braud of New Orleans, Mrs. Armand Bercegean of Gonzales, Mrs. Leonce R. Braud of Duplessis, Mrs. J. F. Babin of Gonzales, Mrs. Eloige Braud of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Lence M. Braud of Duplessis; also 60 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Prairieville cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 1-20-1923)

BELL--Mr. Riple Bell, an aged veteran and esteemed citizen of St. Amant quietly passed away in the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Rollo Bourque, of Gonzales, on last Monday morning. The funeral took place at St. Amant Catholic Church on Tuesday evening at the hour of 4 o'clock. Mr. Bell served four years in the Ogden regiment under Captain Joseph Gonzales, Co. A., of Lousiana. Deceased was married to a Miss Bell who preceded him to the grave many years past. To this union were two girls who survive him, Mrs. Joseph Lambert and Mrs. Pierre Poirrea/Poirvea (?). (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-10-1921)

BONIN--Edward Bonin, of Laureauville was accidently wounded last Thursday by Love Dugas while exhibiting his pistol to Bonin, and Bourgeois, his father in law. Bonin was immediately taken to Dauterieve Sanitarium at New Iberia and died shortly after from the effect of the wound. Mr. Bonin is survived by his wife and two children, a boy and a girl. Mrs. Bonin was formerly Miss Marie Bourgeois, and is the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Gonzales of Gonzales. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 4-1-1922)

BOURGEOIS nee GEUDRY--Mrs. Camile Bourgeois, age 83 years, passed quietly away at her home in St. Amant on Thursday evening, May 31. She was formerly Felicie Guedry, and was born in St. Amant. Prior to the Civil War, she married Camile Bourgeois, who served four years in the Confederate Army, and who preceded her to the grave by many years. Her survivors include the following children: Mrs. Felicie (Joseph) Gonzales; Miss Estelle Bourgeois of St. Amant; Edmond Bourgeois of St. Amant and J. B. Bourgeois of Loureauville, La.; also many grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral was held Friday evening at St. Amant Catholic church, with burial afterward in the local cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 6-2-1923)

BOURQUE--Mrs. Victor Bourque, aged 67 years, died at her residence at St. Amant on Monday of last week. The funeral took place the following day, with services at the St. Amant Catholic church, Rev. Father Baron officiating. Mrs. Victor Bourque was born and lived her whole life in the little community of St. Amant. A true Catholic woman, loved by all who knew her. Having been sick for a long time, her death was not a surprise to her friends and relatives. She leaves the following children: one son, Vincent Bourgeois and five daughters, Mrs. Robert Lassard, Mrs. Louis Rodrigues, Mrs. Felix LeBlanc, Mrs. Mitchell Lassard and Mrs. George Berton; also a large number of grandchildren. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-31-1921)

BOURQUE--Winbon Bourque, aged 10, bright young son of Evariste Bourque, was taken to the Baton Rouge Sanitarium where he was operated on for appendicitis. He died on Monday, soon after the operations, and the remains were taken to Gonzales where funeral services were conducted from the Catholic church on Tuesday morning, with interment in the local cemetery. He is survived by his parents and one brother. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 6-17-1922)

BRINGIER--Dr. Julian Trist Bringier, well known physician of East Ascension was found dead near his home about three miles east of Burnside. He had been hunting. He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne and Trista Bringier, a brother L. Ade Bringier of New Orleans and Mrs. Robert H. Trach, of Birmingham, Alabama. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-18-1922)

BURNS--Louis Burns, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Burns, died at the home of Mrs. L. Denham of Galvez, Friday, Jan. 28, 1921. The child was buried at Prairieville Sunday, Jan. 30, 1921. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-5-1921)

COLLINS--On Thursday, April 21, Ellen Elodie, the beloved little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Collins departed from this earth. The many friends join the bereaved family in their sorrow and grief. Interment was in the Lake Cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 4-23-1921)

DUBOIS nee LANOUX--Died at the family residence in Gonzales on Wednesday, Jan. 5th, at 8:00 p.m., Mrs. Dorcine Dubois, nee Armena Lanoux, aged 66 years. Besides her heart-broken husband she leaves six children, three boys: Victor, Emile and Louis Dubois; and three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Landry, Mrs. Henry Braud and Mrs. A. Launey. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 1-8-1921)

DUGAS nee GAUTREAU--At the home of her brother, Mr. Amadee Gautreau, Mrs. Francois Dugas quietly passed away on Saturday, May 13, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mrs. Dugas was truly one of the good Catholic women of this parish. She was loved and highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at the St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Gonzales, and interment was in the Catholic cemetery there. Mrs. Dugas is survived by her brothers, Leon and Amadee Gautreau; her brothers Felix and Theodore preceded her to the grave some years ago, as did her husband. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-20-1922)

DUPLESSIS--Mr. and Mrs. Wright Duplessis had the misfortune of losing their baby, a boy, which was born last Wednesday. It died a few hours after birth. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 7-16-1921)

DUPLESSIS--After an illness of about one year, Miss Leontine Duplessis, of Duplessis, La., finally passed away on last Wednesday, May 25th. She was a devout Catholic and highly respected by all who knew her. At the time of her death she was 66 years, 6 months and three days. The body was taken to Prairieville Catholic cemetery Thursday where it was laid to rest. Rev. Father Miller officiated. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-28-1921)

DUPUIS--On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Doris Leona Dupuis, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Dupuis of New Orleans, departed from this world after several weeks of illness. The body arrived at Gonzales Friday morning, Dec. 23, and was brought to the home of it grandmother, Mrs. Luke Villar of Lake, La. Interment in Port Vincent Grave Yard. Mrs. Dupuis will be remembered as Miss Leona Villa. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-31-1921)

ESCHEVERRI--L. J. Escheverri, a native of Assumption Parish, but for the past twelve years a resident of Donaldsonville, died at his home early Monday morning after a short illness, age about 47 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Theodore, Frank and Arthur; also his aged mother, Mrs. Felix LeBlanc. The services were held Tuesday at the Catholic church at Donaldsonville, with burial at that place. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-10-1923)

FICKLIN--A. J. Ficklin, 8 years old son of Mr. George Ficklin, of Galvez, was drowned last Sunday at 9:30 o'clock a.m. in the Henderson Bayou, near his home. The little boy was a pupil of the Galvez school. The interment took place Monday morning at 11:00 in the Ficklin Cemetery. Pupils of the Galvez School acted as pall bearers. A. J. is survived by his parents, two sisters and one brother. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-26-1923)

FICKLIN--Nov. 7, 1918, four days prior to the signing of the Armistis, Pvt. William A. Ficklin made the supreme sacrifice in giving his life for liberty and democracy. Since that time he has been sleeping "over there." On Sept. 18, 1921, he was returned to his native land. Ficklin was accompanied by a manly, friendly guard. Interment took place in the family lot in Ficklin Cemetery, at Galvez, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2 o'clock p.m. Pvt. Ficklin was a member of Co. I, 23 Inf., and took part in three major offensives. His victory medal shows three battles clasps as follows: Aisne, St. Michiel, Muese Argonne. Ficklin represented the true type of manhood. His heroic spirit is still alive for his valor, skill, courage and noble sacrifice. And after the funeral the final chapter in the life of Pvt. William A. Ficklin has been written. The world will go on as before, but in the little home where his cheerful voice was once heard, a mother, whose hair is tinged with gray, whose face shows lines of sorrow and suffering, will gaze upon the photograph that hangs from the, wall, and a mother's tears will fall. But withal a solemn pride will be hers in the glorious knowledge that when came the call he counted not the cost, but gave his all. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-21-1921)

FICKLIN--Died at his home at Gonzales, Friday, Feb, 23, 1923, Elder William J. Ficklin, age 56 years, one month and 17 days. A native of Ascension Parish, he was born and raised in Galvez, and was happily married to Miss Mary Carpenter. "Uncle Willie," as he was called by most who knew him, settled in the Black Bayou section, where he built his home and was a leader in political and social circles. Except for a year in Kelsey, Texas, where he had gone in hopes of improving his health, he had always lived in this area. He was a true and loyal member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an Elder and Sunday School leader, and with his nephew Newton A. Ficklin had been a missionary for his church throughout the state. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Nettie Dixon of scotland, La., Mrs. Hattie Leard of Doyle, La., Mrs. Freddie Ficklin of Duplessis, Elton Ficklin of Burtville, La., and Misses Bertie, Flossie and Myrtle Ficklin, all of Galvez; also 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son William, who was killed in action in France in 1918. Interment was Feb. 25th in the Ficklin cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-3-1923)

FRIDGE--On Sunday morning at his home in Acy, Robert L. Fridge, aged 54 years, passed quietly into the Great Beyond after a short illness. He was a prosperous farmer in Acy, and is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. Funeral services were in the New River Baptist church Sunday evening, with burial there. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-3-1923)

FRIDGE--Mrs. Rose Fridge, of Baton Rouge, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma Otes of this place, on December 25th. The deceased was out here on a visit and happy all Christmas day. The evening she went out in the yard to gether kindling and returned with it. Mrs. Fridge fell dead in the kitchen, her death being due to heart failure. She was buried Monday, December 27, at Carpenter's Chapel (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 1-8-1921)

GAUTREAU--Mr. Simon Gautreau received a telegram informing him of the arrival of the body of his son, Pvt. Leon Gautreau, at Hoboken, N.J., Sept. 16. Pvt. Gautreau was killed on the 15th day of October, 1918, in the Argonnes battle. The body will be sent on to Gonzales on Saturday, and interment will be Sunday in the Catholic cemetery here. The local American Legion post, which bears his name, will be in charge of the services. Pvt. Gautreau was a member of Co. L, U. S. Inf., and took part in three major battles: Aisne, St. Michiel and Muese Argonne. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-17-1921)

GAUTREAU--On Wednesday of this this week, little Robert Gautreau quietly passed away at the age of about seven years. He had been a sickly child all of his days, though contented with everything. His condition grew such that the skilled hands of physicians could do no more, and the end came. The funeral services took place at the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Hubert officiating. Interment was held in the local cemetery at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, May 23, 1922. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-27-1922)

GAUTREAU--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gautreau, of Baton Rouge, died Sunday. The funeral was held at the St. Theresa Catholic church in Gonzales, with interment in the local Catholic cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 10-20-1923)

GONZALES--At 3:30 Saturday afternoon the mortal remains of Robert Allison Gonzales (better known to his friends as Sonnie) who died on Friday night, September 8th, 1922, were entered into the Prairieville Cemetery, with impressive services conducted by Rev. Felix Arceneaux and Rev. W. B. Waltman, at the home of his brother, Eddy. His nine brothers, Alfred, Sennie, Eddie, Hison, Orile, Allen, Sidney, Lester and Dewey, acted as pall bearers. Sonnie was much beloved in his family, and a general favorite of the community; not only was he a man of the highest characteristics and ideals, he had one aim in life, and that was to do his duty as he saw it. In all his associations he was never heard to utter an unkind word about anyone, and treated all with loving consideration. He was a native of this Parish, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Gonzales. Besides his brothers, he is survived by his stepmother, who was much devoted to him, and his sisters, Mrs. Walter Dyer, Mrs. Felix Arceneaux and Mrs. Oscar Brown. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-9-1922)

GONZALES--On Sunday of last week Silas S. Gonzales was here mingling with his friends and relatives, happy, hale and hearty. He left Sunday night for Tunicor, La., about six miles south of Angola, where he was employed as a bridge gang helper of the L.R.& N. Not over 24 hours after he had left his wife and two babies, the sad message arrived that he had passed into the Great Beyond. While clearing the track of a derailed passenger train, the boom of the wrecker gave away, falling on Mr. Gonzales and killing him instantly. The body was brought to Baton Rouge, and the members of the Leon Gautreau Post sent a trunk to convey the body from the Sanitarium to his mother's home. The Leon Gautreau Post No. 81 and the Improved Order of Redmen, of which bodies he was a member, conducted the services. Interment was in the little Baptist Cemetery at St. Amant. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-12-1922)

HEATH--Willie Heath, who was shot in the groin Wednesday night in Brittany, during a purported pistol duel with Ellis Richardson, died from the effects of his wound at a sanitarium in Baton Rouge, on Feb. 27. A charge of murder will be preferred against Richardson. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-4-1922)

HEYMANN--Our community was grieved by the death of Michael Heymann, son of the late Maurice Heymann and Clemence Lazard, and the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Geismar, of Geismar, La. The death occured at Covington, La., February 7th after a short illness during which he was surrounded by his relatives. He was born in New Orleans, Feb. 16, 1887. At the age of six years he came to make Geismar his home. He was educated at Geismar and finished at Louisiana State University in 1907 where he took a commercial course. After graduating he went to New Orleans where he learned the cotton business. Eighteen months later a partnership was formed with his uncle Alphonse Geismar who lives in Paris, France. The business was continued successfully until the time of his death. The remains were conveyed to New Orleans where it was met by numerous relatives and friends, and was then taken to the Gentilly Cemetery where it was laid to rest. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, Elks and B'nai Brith. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-12-1921)

JAMBOIS--Mrs. Charles Jambois died at her home in the Fourth ward of this parish. She is survived by three sons and three daughters. Services were conducted from the Donaldsonville Catholic church, with burial in the cemetery there. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 4-14-1923)

JOHNSON--Died, Richard Johnson, an old citizen of this place [Hobart] at his home in Hope Villa Saturday morning. The funeral took place at Mt. Zion Cemetery Sunday afternoon. "Uncle Richard," as he was called, was loved by all who knew him. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 11-24-1923)

KELLER--After a long and lingering illness of fifteen years, Mrs. Nicholas Keller quietly passed away at the age of 57 years. Deceased was a life-long resident of this parish in the eighth ward, at Lake, La. The funeral took place Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock, with services in the Catholic chapel and interment in the Catholic cemetery. Deceased is survived by a husband and ten children: Mrs. Leo Moran, Mrs. Rody Blackwell, Mrs. Dewey Mauran, Mrs. Frederick Burns, Nicholas, Joe, Vincent, Christophas, Leo and Sidney Keller; also 19 grandchildren. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-10-1921)

KLING--One of Ascension's most prominent citizens, Mr. A. A. Kling, of Dutchtown, died at his home last Tuesday after an illness of several years. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Prairieville, with interment in the local cemetery. Mr. Kling was Parish Assessor for many years, and also taught in the local grammar schools. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 6-3-1922)

LAMARE nee BABIN--Died, Eugenie Lamare, nee Babin, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 1923; beloved wife of Just M. Lamare and mother of J. J., J. E., V. A., Ilma and Mathilde Lamare and Mrs. H. H. Schloeman and Mrs. Elol Estingov. She was 76 years old, a native of Ascension Parish and a resident of this city [New Orleans?] for 50 years. The funeral will take place Monday, Oct. 29, 1923, from the late residence, No. 1342 Columbus Street. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery No.3. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 11-3-1923)

LAMARE--Died, at Albin, Iowa, on Sunday, June 26, 1921, Florian F. Lamare, aged 60 years and 8 months, brother of J. M. Lamare and Mrs. Leontine Landry. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 7-9-1921)

LANDRY--Died, at his home at Cornerview, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of that community, Frank Landry, aged about 72 years, Deceased leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Clay Boudreaux and Mrs. Henry Decoteau; also several grandchildren. The funeral took place at Cornerview Cemetery, Rev. Father Miller of Prairieville officiating. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-3-1921)

LANDRY nee BONICARD--Mrs. Therence Landry, nee Myrtille Bonicard, died at her home in Dutchtown, last Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 49 years and one month. She was a native and lifelong resident of Dutchtown, and had been in ill health for the past four months, but confined to her bed for the past two weeks only. The funeral, which took place at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, was one of the largest in the history of the Prairieville Catholic church, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. D. Miller. The church was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss six children: Leonce P. Landry, postmaster of Prairieville; Burris J. Landry of Baton Rouge, Cecil Landry, Mrs. Rodolph Young of Gonzales; Misses Noelle and Aromonia Landry, and her aged mother, Mrs. Yves A. Bonicard. Also three sisters, Mrs. Gerard Landry, Dutchtown; Mrs. Burris Braud, Prairieville and Mrs. Omar Gautreau of Baton Rouge. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-25-1922)

LANOUX--After an illness of several months, Mrs. Ephemon Lanoux of Gonzales quietly passed away on Tuesday at 12:00 o'clock. Mrs. Lanoux, a sister in law of Deputy Sheriff Smith, became sick at his home and died there. At the time of her death she was about 68 years of age. She leaves on daughter, Mrs. Embrose Lanoux, and four sons, Elie, George, Leonce and Charles; also one sister, Mrs. Aristile Marchand and three brothers, Jules, Edmond and Theogene Blouin. The funeral took place at the local cemetery, the Rev. Father Baron, of St. Amant, in the absence of Rev. Father Hubert, officiated. A large number of relatives and friends attended the service. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-27-1921)

LANOUX--Geismar has lost an esteemed citizen, a kind husband and a good father, in the name of J. Felix Lanoux, aged 45 years, who died Sunday at 10:30 o'clock. The funeral services were held in the Donaldsonville Catholic church, with interment in the cemetery there. The deceased is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. Emile Fobre, Eddie, Mitchel and Julie Lanoux. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-4-1923)

LASSARD--Miss Myrtil Lassard, aged 17, of McElroy, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lassard on Thursday eveing of this week at 3 o'clock. Miss Lassard was a pupil at Gonzales High School and was like by all who knew her. Her death will be learned with sadness to the many pupils of the school. The funeral was held at St. Amant Catholic church, with interment in the local cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 10-14-1922)

LAVIGNE--On Wednesday, March 16, at his home at Brignac, Mr. Augustine Lavigne quietly passed away at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr. Lavigne has been a life-long residence of the St. Amant community. He was twice married, and leave a widow with a number of children, also many and grand and great grant children. Mr. Lavigne served four year in the Civil War, although not wounded he narrowly escaped death on several occassions while in said service. He was a leading citizen in peace and war, and lead an honorable life, and was an esteemed veteran in the community he lived. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-26-1921)

LEBLANC--Mr. Alex LeBlanc, an aged and honored citizen of Gonzales, was called to Eternal Rest last Saturday, Mar. 24. He had been visiting a daughter in Destrahm when he became ill, and was taken to Turo hospital in New Orleans, where he died shortly afterward. The funeral took place in Gonzales on Sunday evening at the Catholic church, with interment in the Catholic cemetery. When a young man he was married to Miss Beautrice Hamilton; she preceded him to her grave several years ago. He is survived by his children: Mrs. N. Landry of Gonzales; Mrs. Walter Anderson of Gonzales; Mrs. George Martinez of Destrahm; Nestor LeBlanc of Gonzales; Allen LeBlanc of Baton Rouge; Eddie LeBlanc of Destraham; Alexson LeBlanc of New Orleans and Louis LeBlanc of Albany, La. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-24-1923)

LEBLANC--John LeBlanc, well known citizen of this area, died Friday evening, April 6th, at Charity Hospital. The remains were brought back to Gonzales and services were held at the Catholic church with burial there. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 4-14-1923)

LEBLANC--Joseph LeBlanc, age 16, after a lingering illness passed away on Thursday morning of this week. The funeral services were held in the St. Theresa's Catholic church with Rev. Father E. Hubert officiating. Interment was in the local cemetery Friday morning. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-3-1923)

LEBLANC--Sunday evening, after a long illness, Mrs. Septeme LeBlanc passed into Eternal Rest. She was a kind mother, a true Catholic woman, honored and loved by all. The following children mourn her death: Messrs. Louis, Henrick, Tellison, Hanson, Hyson and Shafter; Misses Beautrice and Gurtie; Mrs. Madline Braud and Mrs. Bertha Elisar. The funeral services were held in the St. Theresa Catholic church and interment was in the local cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-8-1923)

MARCHAND--Paul Leslie Marchand, aged 15 years, 3 months, and 14 days, a youth held with high honor and respect, was called from our midst. He was stricken down with pneumonia, and all that medical science stands for were of no avail, his Master called, and he was prepared to answer that call on Sunday, May 13, at 1:22 o'clock p.m. The funeral was held at the local Catholic Church Sunday evening with interment in the local cemetery at 5:30 p.m. The local Boy Scout Troop of which Leslie was a member, were present and the manner in which they performed their duty was excellent. Members of the Leon Gautreau Post assisted in carrying the American flag. [and in the same issue: "We take this method of expressing our sincere thanks to all of our many friends for their kindness shown during the illness and death of our beloved son Leslie,--Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Marchand] (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-19-1923)

MARTIN--William Martin, aged 53, died at St. Rose, Assumption Parish on Monday and was buried at St. Amant Baptist Cemetery, Rev. J. F. Arceneaux officiating. The deceased leaves a wife and several children. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 10-28-1922)

MASEN--On Oct. 8, 1922, Corp. Albert Masen, age 20 years, entered into the Great Beyond. It was indeed a shock to all who knew and loved him. Corp. Masen was stationed at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. The young lad was looking forward to the day when he would be at home in New Orleans with friends and relatives. He died of pneumonia after an operation following hemorrhages. Interment was in Vancouver with all military honors. He leaves to mourn his death his broken-hearted mother and sisters. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 11-4-1922)

MAURIN--Edward Maurin, age 79 years, a lifelong resident of this parish, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 29th, 1921. Funeral services were held at St. Amant Catholic Church on the day following, Father Delnom officiating. Deceased served valiantly during the Civil war, and with his father and brother, Selicour and Mathieu Maurin, took a daring and conspicuous part in the Battle of Gettysburg, all being in the thickest of battle. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Templet, and the following children: Paris, Sidney, Oscar, Mrs. Louis Mayer, Mrs. Jos. Vicknair, Mrs. Louis Vicknair and Mrs. Wm. Norrid, and a large number of grand and great grandchildren. Thus become thinner and thinner the ranks of the gallant old soldiers who defended the stars and bars. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-12-1921)

MCCONNELL--Mr. and Mrs. Morris McConnell of Gonzales had the misfortune of losing their little baby boy, Patrick Henry, on Thursday, April 21st. He became sick that morning, and though medical attention was sought, he died that night at about 8:00 o'clock. Little Patrick was but three years old. The funeral was held at the Catholic church, of which his parents are members, and they and Patrick's brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 4-23-1921)

MELANCON--Duplessis News: Mr. and Mrs. Zenou Melancon lost their baby girl last Friday. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 11-25-1922)

MILLER--Dave B. Miller, Sr., died Thursday morning, Feb. 22, 1923, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 15 days. A native of Mississippi, he came to Lousiana as a young man and settled in the Black Bayou area. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted and was engaged in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. He resumed his life of a farmer at the war's end. He was a member of the Ascension Parish school board for a period of eight years. He married Miss Mary Wall; she preceded him to the grave some five years ago. He leaves to mourn him two sons, D. B. Miller, Jr., of Gonzales and O. M. Miller of Baton Rouge; six daughters, Mrs. L. J. James, Lottie, La., Mrs. Margaret Watts, Doyle, La., Mrs. Thomas Broussard, Denham Springer, La., Mrs. L. Bruce, Hammond, La., Mrs. Annie Norton, Baton Rouge; 62 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place at Mt. Zion Baptist church, Galvez. [does not name cemetery] (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-24-1923)

MILLER--On Monday of this week, William Miller of Gonzales died at the Charity Hospital. He was brought from the city on the L. R. & N. train here Tuesday, and was buried at St. Amant Cemetery, Rev. W. B. Waltham of Gonzales conducting the funeral. Mr. Miller was a native of Livingston parish but resided here for the last twenty years. He married a Miss Tamplet, of Brignac, La. Mr. Miller was a kind husband and father, leaving a broken hearted wife and several children. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 7-16-1921)

MILLET--Last Friday, Dec. 1, 1922, at 9:50 p.m., Mrs. Emile Millet passed away unto the Great Beyond at the home of her oldest son, J. A. Millet, of Lake, after a day's illness. Mrs. Millet was born at Lake on Sept. 19, 1848. Prior to her marriage she was Miss Celia Villard, and is survived by six sons and one daughter: Adlard, Alex, Adam, Eusebe, Hebert and Mrs. Leonce Leaders; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral took place Sunday at 9:00 o'clock at Requiem Mass at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in French Settlement, and was laid to rest in said cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 12-9-1922)

MOORE--On Friday the 25th of February, it was a sad day in this (Brignac) community, when little Alfred Moore, aged 13, left this sinful old world. His friends and loved ones trust that he is sleeping with Jesus. His life was taken with a sudden stroke of spinal meningitis. The funeral took place at the little Lake Church. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-5-1921)

NICKENS--Mr. Seborn Nickens died at his home in Galvez on the 24th of August. He was a Confederate veteran, 84 years of age. He was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery by the side of his wife who died 21 years ago. He leaves to mourn his death one son, two daughters, several grandchildren (one of them, Norman Nicken, with whom he had made his home of late), one brother and one sister. May his loved ones be comforted with the thought that he was a Christian. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-9-1922)

O'NEAL nee MOORE--Entered into rest at Walker, La., on March 1, Mrs. Henry O'Neal, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moore of Lake. She is also survived by her husband and four children. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 3-10-1923)

PARENT--Euric Parent, an ex-soldier boy from east Ascension Parish, received the sad news that his little son, Alfred, had died on Dec. 10, 1922, in Germany. Euric had married a German girl, and she was in her native country awaiting the birth of the little one. The funeral was held in Germany on the 11th, and two days later Mrs. Parent sailed to New York, where she joined her husband in their sorrow. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 1-13-1923)

PARKER--At a party at Galvez, on last Tuesday night, young Amadee Parker was stabbed in the neck by Mack Bertin. Witnesses said Parker was dead before he hit the floor. Bertin surrended himself to John White and was placed in the parish jail (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-11-1923)

PARKER--The people of Hobart are very sad to hear of the deaths of Mr. Weckley Parker and his sister, Mrs. Eunice Crawford of Slidell, who were killed by a train accidently Saturday morning. Miss Ella Lee Parker of here heard the sad news on Monday morning; she had just returned home from spending three weeks with Mrs. Crawford. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-15-1923)

PERTUIS--Gonzales loses a valuable citizen and a progressive farmer in Vincent Pertuis. Though ill for some time, his sudden death was a shock to the family and community. Mr. Pertuis was 48 years old, and leaves a wife, and four children: Mrs. Lester Gonzales, wife of the postmaster at Gonzales; Earl Pertuis, a clerk in P. S. Berteau's store in Gonzales, and Roy and Horace Pertuis, both students at Gonzales High School. Funeral services were held at Gonzales Catholic Church, with interment in the Gonzales Catholic cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 9-21-1921)

POCHE--Died in New Orleans, Feb. 22, 1922. Mrs. Camille Poche, a native and life long resident of Gonzales, age 59 years, one month and 26 days. Besides her husband she leaves five sons, Ambrose, Alexander, Alcide, Joseph and Felix Poche;one daughter, Mrs. Albert Jones and fourteen grandchildren. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Father E. Hubert officiating. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-25-1922)

ROUNTREE--In the dead still of night, W. J. Rountree left his home Thursday at about 11:00 and was discovered missing early the next morning by his wife, who called to neighbors to aid in the search. After a few hours his body was found in New River, near the L.R.& N. Railroad bridge. It was evident he had leaped into the bayou from the bridge and drowned. Interment was in the old Lusk cemetery on Friday evening. He leaves a wife and six little children, to whom we extend our heart-felt sympathy. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 6-23-1923)

SPURGEON--H. E. Spurgeon, age 78 years, six months and twelve days, died in Gonzales on Jan. 31, 1922. He was born in Springfield, Mo. on July 19, 1844. He was eduacted at Shelbyville, Ill., and took up the study of medicine at the Poleck Medical Academy at that place, which he was forced to abandon at the outbreak of the Civil war. He was married to Miss Julia Young of Chetopa Kansas in 1875 and in 1888 moved here to make his home, and where he has resided ever since. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters: S. E. Spurgeon of New Orleans, H. L. Spurgeon of Gonzales, Mrs. O. H. Gonzales, Mrs. A. A. Dyer of Brittany, Mrs. J. L. Whitlock of Shreveport, and two brothers: H. F. Sturgeon of Palo Alto, Ca. and N. M. Sturgeon of Deerfield, La. Funeral services and burial was at Prairieville. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-3-1923)

ST. AMANT--Miss Winnie St. Amant,one of Ascension's highly respected and devoted christian women, died at the home of her brother, Eric W. St. Amant, in Gonzales, last Sunday morning, after an illness of only a few days. Prior to her death she was taken to the Touro Infirmary, where she regained sufficient strength to be brought back to Gonzales, so that she could be properly attended by physicians and relatives. Shortly after her arrival, she became worse despite every attention that was given her until she finally passed into the Great Beyond. She was 55 years old and beloved by all who knew her. The body was taken to St. Amant Monday evening and she was laid to rest in the St. Amant cemetery. Rev. B. H. Andrews, of Zachary, La., officiated. Deceased is survived by the following brothers: Arthur, Sidney, Felix, Eric, Hebert, Guy, Clyde and L. P. St. Amant, and one sister, Miss Etta. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-28-1921)

STEPHENS--Randolph Stephens, a local negro man, died Tuesday evening at Orith Roth's general store near Gonzalez. He seemed in perfect health and was conversing with others at the store, when he suffered a supposed heart attack, and fell to the floor--death was immediate. He was a farmer and basketmaker. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 5-5-1923)

STEVENS--At the advanced age of 81 years, Joseph Stevens, an esteemable veteran of this section passed away, on Saturday, October 15, at the hour of 2:20 p.m. The funeral services were held at Prairieville, with Rev. Cleverdon, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in the Prairieville Cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 10-21-1922)

TAMPLET--On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1922, Mrs. Lillie Tamplet, wife of Adam Tamplet, of Lake, La., entered into rest age 37 years, 1 month, 9 days. The Heavenly Father in his inscrutable will has seen fit to remove from their happy home, one angelic mother and wife after a painful illness which she bore patiently until God called her home. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss one husband and seven children, the youngest only four years old. Services were rendered by Rev. Felix Arceneaux and interment was in the Lake Cemetery. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 2-4-1922)

THIBEAU--We wish to extend heartfelt thanks to those who helped us in our recent dark hour of sorrow caused by the death of our dear little son, Willie Woodrow, aged 5 years, 6 months and 15 days, who died Jan. 5, 1922, as a result of an accidental scalding. May God bless you with friends in your hour of need.--Mr. W. B. Thibeau and family (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 1-14-1922)

THOMASSIE nee GONZALES--Mrs. Elizabeth Thomassie, a native and for many years a resident of St. Amant, but recently residing in Gretna, died in New orleans last Wednesday morning, age 64 years, 6 months and 17 days. The remains were removed to Gretna, where funeral services were held at the Catholic church there on Thursday. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery at that place. Deceased was the daughter of the late Captain Joseph Gonzales, who many years was the sheriff of Ascension, and prominent in the politics of the Parish. She is survived by the following children: Juste, Edmond, Octava, Clarence, Edward, Emile and Evans Thomassie, Mrs. George Miller, Mrs. George Buyol and Mrs. Sam Beauvais; 28 grandchildren; five brothers, Joseph Gonzales, Alex Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Ogden Gonzales and Sims Gonzales; three sisters, Mrs. P. A. Gautreau, Mrs. Andrew Little and Mrs. J. E. Dupuy. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 6-17-1922)

VILLAR--Miss Idela Villar, age 27, of Lake, died Monday in the Charity Hospital. Her illness was long, but she never gave up hope, and died with a smile. The body was brought from New Orleans to her little home in Lake, and interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Port Vincent on Wednesday morning. (Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 8-4-1923)