Assumption Parish-related news in early south Louisiana newspapers
March 22, 1917 (Times-Picayune)
Napoleonville, La., March 21 – Sparks from a passing boat carrying lumber from the Baker-Wakefield cypress mill at Plattenville near here, shortly before noon today, caused a serious fire, two residences being destroyed and six others damaged. The sparks, driven by a high wind, first ignited the residence of George W. Edmunston, which with its contents, was destroyed. The flames spread to the home of Numa Aucoin, nearby, and it was also destroyed with contents. The houses were valued at about $1000 each. Hard work by the volunteer firemen stopped the progress of the blaze after two other houses had been heavily damaged and four slightly damaged.
Feb. 20, 1917 (Times-Picayune)
Napoleonville, La., Feb. 19 – While George Parenton of Plattenville, with his family, was attending an entertainment given at Woodmen Hall by the young men of the town last night, someone broke into his house and stole a diamond ring and $65 in cash belonging to one of the teachers boarding there. This is the third robbery in Plattenville within the past week. The store of Amadee Guillot was recently robbed of something over $450, part in cash and over $250 in checks. Friday night the saloon of Louis C. Verret was entered and 700 cigars, several bottles of whiskey, some cigarettes and $2.45 in cash, were stolen. The authorities are trying to locate the guilty ones.
Aug. 20, 1954 (Times-Picayune)
Guillot, Mrs. Louise Aucoin.
Died at 12:45 p.m., Aug. 19 at Plattenville. Widow of the late Ignace L. Guillot. She was 76. Survived by six sons: Ivan, Alfred, Nolan, Bryan and Harry of Plattenville and D.L. of Baton Rouge. Three daughters: Lucy and Mrs. Rene Caballero of Plattenville and Mrs. Addison Knotts Jr. of Pierre Part. Three sisters: Clara Aucoin and Mrs. S. E. Hendricks of New Orleans and Mrs. Joe Junot of Norco. Two brothers: Edward “Jake” Aucoin of Houma and Gibbs Aucoin of Mobile, Ala. 30 grandchildren. Funeral Aug. 20 at the residence followed by High Mass at Assumption Catholic Church in Plattenville. Interment in Plattenville.
Sept. 16, 1968 (Times-Picayune)
Guillot, Mrs. Alice Landry – died at 11 a.m. Sunday in New Orleans. Age 60. Resident of Plattenville. Native of Assumption Parish. Burial in Plattenville church cemetery. Survived by husband, Alfred J. Guillot; daughter, Mrs. Richard Faunce of Palatak, Fla.; son, Douglas J. Guillot of Plattenville; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Giroir of Donaldsonville and Mrs. Elict Aucoin and Houma; brother Euclid Landry of Plattenville; two grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Carolyn Guillot.
May 9, 1928 (State Times Advocate)
The funeral of Claude J. Templet, 32-year-old World war veteran who passed away shortly after midnight at Our Lady of the Lake sanitarium will take place Thursday, the funeral leaving his home, just across University lake at 7 a.m. and the body being conveyed by motor to Paincourtville. Services will take place at the Catholic church there at 9 a.m. and burial will be made at 10 a.m. in the family cemetery at Plattenville.
The death of Mr. Templet as the result of an attack of pneumonia is a source of grief to many friends here, as well as to his family. He had made his home here for a long time, and for 11 years had been an employee of the Standard Oil company.
Mr. Templet leaves his wife, who was former Miss Veneda Landry of Paincourtville, and two little sons Claude Jr. and Robert, the latter of whom is only tree weeks old.
He also is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. M. Templet of Napoleonville and eight brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charles Aucoin of Reserve; Mrs. Clay Campo of Napoleonville; Misses Emma and Addie Templet of Baton Rouge; Charles Templet of Dallas; Walter Templet of Texas City; Gerald Templet of Reserve; and Odette Templet of Napoleonville.
March 20, 1932 (Times-Picayune)
Patterson – Miss Ruth Hymel spent the weekend in Plattenville with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hymel.
Nov. 25, 1915 (Times-Picayune)
Mrs. Gaston Bordis, aged 55, a native and life-long resident of this parish was found dead at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nic Simoneaux of Plattenville, last night about 9 o’clock. She had been suffering from organic heart trouble for some time. Her funeral will be held after the arrival of her only daughter, Mrs. Arthur Cook, who lives in Texas. She also leaves sisters: Mrs. Nic Simoneaux of Plattenville; Mrs. Oleus Guillot of Donaldsonville; Mrs. Justin Juge of Plaquemine; two brothers: J.E. Moseman of Donaldsonville and Franklin Moseman.
Dec. 29, 1920 (Times-Picayune)
Thomas A. Truxillo, clerk of court of Assumption parish, aged 43, died at his home in Plattenville Sunday morning. Interment in local cemetery. Mr. Truxillo was twice married and is survived by his second wife and three small children. Three children issue of his first marriage also survive.
Oct. 20, 1929 (Times-Picayune)
Miss Ruth Hymel spent last weekend in Plattenville with her parents.
May 19, 1904 (Times-Picayune)
Yesterday at the Catholic Church at Plattenville, this parish, Gus Blanchard was married to Miss Jeanne Guillot. Mr. Blanchard is a prominent young businessman from upper Assumption while Mrs. Blanchard is the daughter of Hon. Edward Guillot, a prominent citizen of this parish and Police Juror from the Second Ward.
Dec. 23, 1914 (State Times Advocate)
Mr. John Hill announces the engagement of his attractive daughter Marie Genevieve to Mr. Philip J. Thiac of Plattenville. The wedding will take place on Monday, Jan. 4, at 11 o’clock at St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Baton Rouge.
Dec. 20, 1935 (State Times Advocate)
Mrs. Palmyre Bourg died at the home of her son, Clarence Bourg, on the Greenwell Springs road Friday at 4 a.m. after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic church. Burial will be in the Plattenville cemetery.
She leaves three sons: Clarence Bourg of Baton Rouge, Lawrence Bourg of Baton Rouge and Rogers Bourg of Napoleonville; a daughter, Sister M. Melanie of Church Point; a brother, Louis Landry; a sister, Mrs. Rennie Becknar; and 15 grandchildren.
Feb 2, 1915 (Times-Picayune)
Miss Annie Parenton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elphege Parenton of Plattenville, and Waldon LeBlanc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBlanc of this city, were married at the Catholic church in Plattenville Thursday afternoon. They will make their home in Donaldsonville.
Sept. 8, 1924 (Times-Picayune)
On Sunday, Sept. 7, 1924, at 6:45 o’clock p.m., Maurice Emmet, son of Thomas P. Flood and Mary Scully, aged 10 years, 4 months and 17 days (died). A native of Plattenville.
May 11, 1913
Memorial service held for the very Rev. Jules Bouchet at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. People from Plattenville, Paincourtville and other sections of the parish were present.
April 22, 1932 (Times-Picayune)
On Thursday, April 21, 1932, at 6 o’clock p.m., Andre Guillot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Guillot of Plattenville (died). Brother of Ignace, Numa, Alcee, Rudolph and Ernest Guillot Jr., Mrs. Henry LeBlanc, Mrs. Charles Thiac and Mrs. Nemoures Simoneaux. Aged 41 years. A native and resident of Plattenville. Burial in Plattenville.
Feb . 17, 1912 (Times-Picayune)
Mr. Michael Guillot and Miss Angella Landry were married yesterday afternoon at Assumption Catholic Church in Plattenville. Guillot is the son of Mr. Amade Guillot of Plattenville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Maurice Landry, a prominent planter of this parish.
Miss Landry is remembered at the young lady whose mother died some time ago from the effects of a gasoline launch turning over while returning from a fishing party at Lake Verret. Both the bride and groom were in the party and narrowly escaped drowning.
July 17, 1921 (New Orleans Item)
The man killed Saturday at Thalia and Magazine streets by an automobile driven, according to the police, by Harold Normandale, 21, of 1330 Constance street, was positively identified Saturday afternoon as Augustin Vela, 55, a widower. Vela was from Plattenville, moving here three years ago.
Before coming to New Orleans, he had been in business in Plattenville. Vela lived at 1352 Constance Street with a sister-in-law, Mrs. J.G. Vela.
Aug. 15, 1911 (Times-Picayune)
Richard Murphy died at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans yesterday morning at 4 o’clock at the age of 88 years. The body was brought here last night. Internment took place in Plattenville.
Mr. Murphy was one of 80 Irishmen who formed a company and served under Captain William Ratliff in the Confederate Army throughout the war. He lost an eye in battle. He made his home on Captain Ratliff’s Locust Grove Platnation. He was married to Miss Feret, who died 20 years ago.
May 2, 1913 (Times-Picayune)
Mrs. Ulgere Marquette, nee Camilia Templet, aged 52, a resident of Napoleonville, died yesterday after a prolonged illness. Funeral at St. Anne’s and burial in Plattenville.
Oct. 21, 1918 (Times-Picayune)
Delirious from fever, H.T. Lyton, an influenza patient in Hotel Dieu, early Monday morning, attacked a hospital orderly, inflicting a serious face wound and then cut his own throat. His condition is serious.
Lyton is 25 and is from Millsburg, Va. He has been a patient in Hotel Dieu several days. Sunday night he obtained a razor, from what source is not known. Rushing into the corridor, he was met by William Tarrenton, orderly, 36, of Plattenville. The delirious man gave Tarrenton an ugly gash in the face and sped on.
June 3, 1906 (New Orleans Item)
Mr. Gus E. Templet, prominent young business man of Plattenville, is a visitor here, looking over business interests and registered at the Pickwick.
Sept. 21, 1911 (Times-Picayune)
Napoleonville – John Blanchard Marks, youngest son of Senator and Mrs. John Marks, died at their home on Nellie plantation last night after an illness of two days. The young boy was taken with fever and convulsions yesterday morning and grew worse. Young Marks was 5. Funeral and interment in Plattenville.
March 11, 1930 (State Times Advocate)
Camille Templet, age 65, died at his home here after a short illness. Mr. Templet was a native of Bayou Lafourche and was a sugar cane planter. He came to this section several years ago and managed the Enterprise plantation for Wilbert’s Myrtle Grove Plantation and Manufacturing Co. and later was employed on the Allemaura plantation. His body was taken to Plattenville, his former home. Burial in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery there. Survived by a widow, two daughters and one son.
May 1, 1929 (State Times Advocate)
Gus Blanchard, 24, died here at the home of his parents after a long illness. His body was taken to Plattenville. He leaves besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Blanchard, several brother and sister.
April 5, 1925 (Times-Picayune)
Aunt Jane’s Letter Club
Dear Aunt Jane – This is my second letter to you. I received the button. Thank you.
Aunt Jane, my daddy went to Washington, D.C. He went with some other men that are on the same board that he is on. The day he came back was Dec. 24, which is my birthday. He brought me a big box of candy. We went to meet him at Raceland. I was glad to see him again.
Aunt Jane, my brother is working at Gibson, La., and he is saving money to go to school in New Orleans. He will have enough money on his next pay day. He will come back to Plattenville and stay one week before going to New Orleans.
Response: So you were a Christmas baby! It was fine to have a box of candy from Washington. Ask your father to tell you about the buildings and the interesting things there and write in to the Letter Club. Good for your brother.
Dec. 7, 1924 (Times-Picayune)
Dear Aunt Jane – This is my first letter to you. I am in the fourth grade. I am studying hard to be promoted to the fifth grade and I know my lessons very well.
My teacher’s name is Miss Ruth and she is good to me. I have a little pet dog I like to play with. She is black and white. Every night she comes to me for supper.
We had the Halloween party last week. The first thing was the ghosts and then the third grade gave a play about the brownies. We had a sack race and we had lots of fun.
I hope I shall be one of your nephews.
Abel Le Brun
Dec. 18, 1905 (Times-Picayune)
Thibodaux – Sister Mary La Croix, a faithful worker of the Order of Mount Carmel, died yesterday at Plattenville. Sister La Croix was born in Lyons, France, from which place she came with fellow sisters to work in the French colonies of Louisiana. She was Superioress of the Convents of St. Charles, Carencro and Plattenville and for many years was teacher of French at the convent here. The remains were interred in Thibodaux, where the tomb of all the branch convents along Bayou Lafourche is located. A delegation of Sisters and old-time scholars of Plattenville and Thibodaux attended the services.
Sept. 28, 1906 (Times-Picayune)
Napoleonville – Last night, Mrs. Joseph T. Hebert, nee Arceneaux, aged 77, died at her home in Paincourtville. She leaves children: Theodore C. Hebert of Centerville; Alcide hebert of Bayou Goula; Mrs. A. Trahan of Lockport; Miss Angeline Hebert and Ignace Hebert of Plattenville; Mrs. John Dominiques of Bastrop; and Edmond Hebert of Whitecastle.
Aug. 28, 1932 (Times-Picayune)
At the Mercy hospital on Saturday, Aug. 27, 1932, Ney Giroir, beloved son of Albert Giroir and the late Ida Michel (died). Brother of Adel and Avia Giroir. Age 21. A native of Plattenville. Resident of this city for 8 years. Interment in Plaquemine.
Aug. 17, 1929 (State Times Advocate)
The community was saddened by the sudden death Wednesday, Aug. 14, of Mr. Emilie Olens Mire. Mr. Mire as 65, born and reared in Thibodaux, where he lived until 1910 when he moved here. Married Miss Angel Rogdeaux of Plattenville, who survives him. Funeral services at St. Anthony and buried in Roselawn in Baton Rouge. Survived by children: Leonce Mire, Birmingham, Ala; Mrs. Leon LeBlanch of Brookstown; Mrs. G.A. Gamier, Baton Rouge; Percy Mire, Baton Rouge; Mrs. Sallie Browning, Brookstown; Mrs. Leon Rice, Algiers; Morris Mire, Baton Rouge; Florence, Marie and Valmount Mire of Baker; and brothers and sisters: Mrs. Rosa Mire of Thibodaux; Mrs. Numa Boudreaux, Mrs. Charlie Lech of New Orleans; Mrs. A. J. Morvant Sr. of Baker; Mr. George Mire of New Orleans; and Mr. Charlie Mire of New Orleans.
Aug. 8, 1902 (New Orleans Item)
Situation Wanted – An assistant v.p. sugar boiler wanted to go to Mexico or Cuba with a reliable man after Jan. 1. Address C.A. Montet, Plattenville P.O., La.
Dec. 28, 1935 (Times-Picayune)
At the residence, 2640 Ursuline street, on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, 1935, (died) August J. Guigou, beloved husband of Arthemise LeBlanc; father of Mrs. Rene Montet, Bella, Florence and Euphemie and Wilfred Guigou of this city and Leonce Guigou of Erie, Pa. Age 85. Interment in Plattenville.