The Lafayette Advertiser, 04 November 1903


Dr. WW Lessley and Geo. Melchoir went to Abbeville last week.

Misses Carrie Lessley and Kate Hayes returned from Church Point where they spent several days with friends, they were sadly missed, and they many friends welcome them home again.

Mrs. Beatty spent the day in Lafayette last Monday, and says the place reminds here of her California home, as the people are so courteous.

Mr. Von Eye writes from Crowley, that he is well pleased with the place: our loss is his gain.

Hon AC Guilbeau, member of the school board, informs us that owing to such an increase in our public school, he intends to ask for a third teacher.

Miss Swett and several of her lady friens visited the sugar house of O. Breaux, where syrup only is made, and she says it is really too sweet.

Misses Celeste Domingue, our efficient assistant post mistress, and Silias Lazaro, have been invited to attend a fish supper on Wednesday at the home of B. Francez, given in honor of his son, Dr. ZJ Francez who has just passed a creditable examination before the state board.

Miss Silias Lazaro spent ten days in Opelousas on business.

Miss Phenie Miller left for Abbeville last Friday where she will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Mays.


LF Rigues has added a brick ware house to the rear of his store.

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Died at her residence in the town of Lafayette Sunday, Nov. 1, 1903 at 9 a.m, Mrs. JG Parkerson; aged 74 years and 9 months.
Mrs. Parkerson had been in failing health for some time; but no immediately fatal termination was expected, and her death came as a great shock to her large circle of friends. She possessed in a high degree those qualities which adorn womanhood and beautify motherhood. And it was as a mother that her splendid character and noble mould of mind showed most clearly. To her, home was everything, her entire heart was wrapped up in husbad and children, and her loving guidance was well and widely used. Mrs. Parkerson had the happy faculty of winning ... and loving friends, by a wide circle of whom her loss will be deeply felt.
Judge and Mrs. Parkerson moved from Franklin to Lafayette about 25 years ago, and have made this their home continuously since. Mrs. Parkerson was the mother of nine children, eight of whom, with her husband, survive her. Mrs. NP Moss, Mrs. EP Mills, Miss Lizzie Parkerson, Mrs. CD Caffery and Messrs. WS Parkerson of New Orleans, Jas. Parkerson, SR Parkerson and Chas. Parkerson.
Funeral services which were attended by a large number of friends, were held in the Episcopal church at 10 a.m. Monday. The remains were laid to rest in the Protestant cemetery.

PERSONALS...THOSE WHO COME AND GO *The type is faded in several places throughout this page.

Frank Castille, of Sunset, was a visitor to Lafayette Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. OB Hopkins and sister, Miss Anna Hopkins, spent several hours in New Iberia Wednesday.

Mr. Frank Hopkins and family went to Opelousas Friday and returned Sunday.

Mrs. F--han and children returned to Mexico Monday after a delightful stay of several weeks with Mrs. GC Comstock.

Mrs. JJ Davidson returned home Saturday, after spending several days in New Orleans.

Mr. CC Duson was in town Wednesday.

Mr. W-rd, after spending several days as the guest of Mr. WB Torian's family, left Saturday for Sour Lake, Texas.

Mrs. Fred Jones and baby, of Arizona, are visitors at the home of Mrs. Hugh Wallis.

Mrs. Zi--, of New Iberia, is visiting Mrs. Ambroise Mouton's family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roy have returned home after a short stay in New Orleans.

Mrs. AC Smith and children left Thursday for Florida where they will spend several weeks.

Miss Julia Huff returned Sunday from New Iberia, where she has been spending two weeks most pleasantly with her sister, Mrs. CP Moss.

Miss Irma Voorhies and little brother George, returned yesterday from St. Martinville, after spending a short while there.

Frank and Lucien Ducrest, of St. Martiville, were in Lafayette Sunday.

Miss Eunice Lasalle, of New Iberia, is visiting in Lafayette.

Charlie Broussard, Lee Delahoussaye and Charlie Martin went to Breaux Bridge Sunday.

The many friend of Perry Singleton will be glad to know that he has secured a fine position as assistant book-keeper in the Houston Post.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Prudhomme Friday, a boy.

Mrs. Walter Melancon, of Breaux Bridge, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. AM Martin during the week.

Wm. Pellerin, representing Gumbel & Co., New Orleans, was a visitor to Lafayette Saturday and Sunday.

Richard Chargois, who is now located in Royville, spent several days here at home during the week.

We have received a letter from Perry Singleton stating that he has resigned his position with the Houston Post and enlisted in the United States navy as yeoman, third class. He left for the training school at San Francisco, Cal., Saturday night.

Chas. Burks, of Ridge, paid the Adnvertiser an appreciated call Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. JE Primeaux visited Royville yesterday.


Pierre Broussard and Romain Comeaux went to town Saturday on business.

Miss Elia Broussard of LeRoy visited her cousin, Miss Therese Landry, Sunday.

Mrs. Sydney Broussard and family after a few weeks' stay here at her fathers, left for home in Abbeville Thursday.

PR Landry went visiting in New Iberia during the week.

Dr. RK Comeaux of Youngsville, made a professional visit here Thursday.

Mrs. Lone Broussard and Miss Edna Langlinais of LeRoy were visiting friends and relatives here the latter part of the week.


A quiet home wedding took place yesterday evening at five p.m., at the residence of the bride's uncle, Dr. A Gladu, when Miss Medora Lindsay, one of Lafayette's charming young ladies, and Mr. Arthur Crooker, of Lauderdale, Miss., were united in wedlock by Rev. Father Forge. After the ceremony a reception was held to which only relatives and intimate friends of the family were invited. Mr. and Mrs. Crooker left on the night train for their future home in Mississippi.

Sunday evening at six o'clock Miss Clye Mudd and Mr. Edward Chase, were married at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. AC Smith.