The Lafayette Advertiser, 28 October 1903

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The death of Mrs. CO Mouton, which sad event occurred Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, came as a great shock to the entire community. While it was known that Mrs. Mouton was ill, none suspected anything of a serious nature. Mrs. Mouton, was the daughter of the late Judge Eraste Mouton, and was a lady of many estimable qualities, possessing in a high degree those charming attributes that won for her the warm and lasting regard of a wide circle of friends. In her home life she was a devoted wife and mother. She was a devout member of the Catholic church, and lived a true christian life, full of kind and charitable deeds.
Her husband, three children, her mother, and several brothers and sisters survive her. Funeral services were held in St. John's Catholic Church at 9:30 Friday morning, Rev. Father Crozier officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. An immense concourse of friends attended the funeral.
The Advertiser joins with their many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Aston Benoit was kicked in the chin by a horse last Tuesday, but nothing serious; he was a little disfigured but still in the ring--that is in school.

Mrs. Beatty, wife of our affable and efficient agent at the Southern Pacific depot, arrived last week, and they are comfortably located and expect to make this their home. Our good people extend to them a welcome hand, and trust their sojourn among us will be a pleasant and prosperous one.

G. Duplessin, who was at school in Bowling Green, KY., returned last Monday to attend the funeral of his brother, John Baptiste.

Mr. White of St. Louis, is visiting at the home of Dr. WW Lessley.

Cyprien Breaux has been quite ill for several days, but we are informed is much improved at this writing.

LS Alleman, school director of St. Mary parish, spent several days during the week with his brother Supt. Alleman.

Miss Virginia Marsh, a charming young society lady of Alexandria, is the guest of Mrs. TM Biossat.

Jimmie Blake, and little sister, Mary Bradley, went to Orange, Texas Friday and returned Sunday.

Mrs. TN Blake left Sunday for a short business trip to New Orleans.

Frank T. Mouton left Wednesday to spend a few days in New Iberia.

Miss Lelia DeBlanc, who has been employed in the sheriff's office for several months, left Thursday for New Orleans to spend some time with her sister.

Mr. and Mrs. Martial Billeaud Sr. of Broussard, attended the funeral of Mrs. Chas. O. Mouton Friday.

Mrs. John O. Mouton and little grand daughter, Yolande, left for a short visit to New Orleans Thursday.

TM Biossat, the jeweler, is having his store enlarged and repainted.

Miss Nydia LeBlanc of New Iberia, is visiting Mrs. Albert Clark.

The marriage of Mr. Jos. A. Lacoste and Miss Clara Hebert has been announced to take place in November.

RG Perselle, representing the Parker-Blake Drug Co., of New Orleans, was in town Friday.

OB Steele, candidate for State Treasurer, paid our office an appreciated visit.

Achille Patin of New Iberia is visiting friends here.

John Torian, who is now representing the New York Life Insurance Co., will make a business trip to Donaldsonville today.

Mrs. HD Guidry left yesterday for Rayne to make a short visit to relatives.

Mrs. and Mrs. Birdie Jones and little daughter, of Paterson, are the guests of Mrs. AJ LeBlanc.

Hon. WS Parkerson of New Orleans, who was called here because of the illness of his mother, Mrs. JG Parkerson, left yesterday for home, his mother having improved.

Louis Stelly and two charming daughters of Carencro, were in town Sunday.

Mrs. A. Martin and daughter, Miss Cora, and Miss Corinne Guidry, leave for New Orleans today to spend several days.

Alfred Broussard and Paul Dubernard, of Breaux Bridge spent Sunday in Lafayette.

Paul Cousson and Mike Crouchet visited Carencro Sunday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. OP Guilbeaux Sunday, a boy.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chargois Sunday, a girl.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mouton, at Scott Sunday, a girl.
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