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603 (Research):** US Air Force veteran duing the Korean Conflict Lacassin, Louis Jr. (I621847)
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608 (Research):** US Air Force veteran during the Vietnam Conflict Louviere, Ronald Paul (I627210)
609 (Research):** US Air Force veterznduroing the Vietnam Conflict Broussard, Whitney Jean (I494897)
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617 (Research):** US Army veteran Ruiz, Burleigh (I473905)
618 (Research):** US Army veteran Ruiz, Warren Jules (I473912)
619 (Research):** US Army veteran Irby, Dr. David Jonathan (I590222)
620 (Research):** US Army veteran Stevens, Dr. Huey Mark Sr. (I622747)
621 (Research):** US Army veteran Talbot, Dudley Joseph Sr. (I627523)
622 (Research):** US Army veteran Guidry, Amilcar (I635126)
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626 (Research):** US Army veteran Gautreaux, Andrew John Jr. (I645376)
627 (Research):** US Army veteran Chauvin, Lennis J. (I645419)
628 (Research):** US Army veteran Guidry, Herbert (I645646)
629 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Korean Conflict McCoy, Robert Mason (I435517)
630 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Korean Conflict Strother, Rev. Daniel H. (I550667)
631 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Korean Conflict Burleigh, Charles (I575240)
632 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Korean Conflict Touchet, Verdy Joseph Sr. (I645855)
633 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Vietnam Conflict Duthu, Roy Anthony (I330538)
634 (Research):** US Army veteran during the Vietnam Conflict Veron, O'Neil Francis III (I433295)
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636 (Research):** US Army veteran during World War I Hebert, Jerome (I154283)
637 (Research):** US Army veteran during World War I Hendrix, Ernest Lee Sr. (I218796)
638 (Research):** US Army veteran during World War II Bernard, Louis Varnum Jr. (I3869)
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648 (Research):** US Army veteran during World War II Rowan, Herbert Ray (I507392)
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687 (Research):A Note on the Father of Acadian Barnabé Martin,
Ancestor of New Brunswick Martins
Individuals interested in the Acadian Martins have long wondered if Pierre Martin and Barnabé Martin, the two Martin men first found in Port Royal in the 1671 census, are related. They have also wondered who Barnabé's father is. Several published genealogical compilations have answered both questions. Unfortunately, no official document exists which justifies their answers.

One compilation is Léopold Lanctôt's Familles Acadiennes. In it, the author declares (1) that "Pierre Martin [est le] fils de René Martin et d'Étiennette Payrier," (2) that "Robert Martin [est le] fils de René Martin et d'Étiennette Payrier," and (3) that "Barnabé Martin [est le] fils de Robert Martin et de Marguerite Landry."1 These statements (a) make Pierre and Robert brothers and (b) make Barnabé the son of Robert and nephew of Pierre. Only Lanctôt's first claim, that Pierre is the son of René and Étienne, is substantiated by a marriage entry in the register of Sainte Germaine de Bourgeuil. (Bourgeuil is a village in the current Département de L'Indre et Loire between Tours and Saumur in France. In the early seventeenth century, the village was part of Anjou.)

Established and respected dictionaries also publish the error and thus extend it. One is the Dictionnaire National des Canadiens-Français (1608-1760). The entry for "MARTIN, Barnabé," lists his parents as "Robert [Martin] et Marguerite Landry de France."2 Since the Dictionnaire is so well known, and its first edition came out in 1965, we have had the past 35 years for the error to be copied by conscientious hobbyists who copy exactly what the trusted reference tomb gives them.

The effect of the above serious publications shows up in informal genealogies which perpetuate the view that Robert is the brother of Pierre and the father of Barnabé. Remember Us: Historical, Biographical, Pictorial, an undated, privately printed family genealogy, devotes three paragraphs to Robert Martin, "the son of René Martin and Éstiennette Poyrier."3 The writers do not provide a source for their data. Since major research libraries collect family histories like this one, the unsubstantiated answers to my two opening questions will continue being perpetuated every time an enthusiastic descendent pulls down the volume and bolts for the copy machine. The reason is simple: most of us treat what is in print as true, or it would not have been printed in the first place. Thus future genealogy buffs using library collections of privately printed family genealogies done by less-than-careful enthusiasts, more formal compilations like Léopold Lanctôt's, or reference works like the Dictionnaire are likely to repeat this error as gospel. The error has been so often repeated that we might even call it the Apocryphal Gospel of Saint Martin!

One serious genealogist, C.-J. Entremont, addressed the matter in an article published in the journal for Martin descendants.4 The article informed Acadian Martin family members that the available documents do not support the connection made between Pierre and Barnabé or between Barnabé and Robert. It is time to repeat his message.

Here are the facts; sources for them will be cited in following paragraphs.
1. To date (July 2000), no one has uncovered and reported a baptismal or marriage record for Robert Martin in the register of Sainte Germaine de Bourgueil--or anywhere else in France--for the period between 1630 and 1665 when he was likely born and married. (Pierre Martin was baptized and married at Sainte Germaine de Bourgueil.)
2. There is no Robert Martin included in any baptism, marriage, or burial entry in the registers for Saint Jean-Baptiste, the church at Port Royal.
3. There is no Robert Martin in the first census of Port Royal in 1671.
4. Barnabé Martin first shows up in the 1671 census of Port Royal residents with a wife and two children, one 4 years old and a second 8 months old.
5. The name, Robert Martin, is among the signatures on the 16 August 1654 surrender document of Port Royal to the New England forces under Major Robert Sedgewick. All the English signatures are in a separate column, and Robert Martin's signature is in the column of English names.

Careful genealogists like Stephen White, a lawyer by training, draw only those conclusions which can be supported by official documents. White's Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes-University de Moncton, 1999) gives us what careful genealogists should: facts from official documents and conclusions based on logical deductions necessitated by the facts in those official documents. His entry for Barnabé Martin in the DGFA is a model for all genealogists.5 Since no official documents exist in the New World which identify Barnabé's parents or relatives, White lists none. Since the 1671 census record says that Barnabé was 35 years old, White concludes that he was "n v 1636," that is, born about 1636. People who are 35 years old in a given year had to be born 35 years earlier. Since Barnabé had a four-year-old child in the household, White infers that Robert and his wife married no later than "v 1666," that is, about 1666, a year before their first child was born. Human gestation usually takes nine months, so adding a year to the oldest child's age gives a reasonable approximation of the latest year the marriage likely occurred. Note that White assumes the couple is married and that the children in the household are theirs, both reasonable assumptions given their Catholic community.

Good genealogists use the methods of good historical research. One practice is to look at a variety of statements to find consistency and to evaluate each for accuracy. Another practice is to give more value to documents created closer to an event than to those created many years later. Using these practices, Stephen White has found the origin of the error now so widely spread. During the 1755 deportation, some Acadians were shipped to England for the duration of the war. They were relocated in France in 1763 after the war. Some of them were settled in Belle-Ile-en-Mer in Brittany where an effort was undertaken to reconstruct a register of their baptisms, marriages, and deaths from their memories. In DGFA, White tells us how that went for Marie-JosPphe Martin: "La déclaration B Belle-Ile-en-Mer de Louis Courtin, époux de Marie-JosPphe B Michel B Étienne Martin, dit que les pPre et mPre d'Étienne s'appelaient René Martin et Marguerite Landry (Doc. Inéd. vol. III, p. 27)."6 It turns out that Courtin was an Irishman who married Marie in Ireland in 1761. Marie's father died when she was only six years old, she was only 14 when the deportation occurred, and her mother died during the deportation period. As White puts it, "Marie-JosPphe Martin n'avait aucun répétiteur pour l'aider B remonter au premier Martin de sa lignée en Acadie."7 It only makes sense that her recollection was prone to error.

White properly gives more credence to an official document, the register of baptisms and marriages at the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste in Port Royal, each entry made at the time of the event, than he gives to a recollection over a hundred years later across the Atlantic by someone who had many reasons for not remembering correct information.

White goes on to identify how the error was promulgated. In his explanatory notes on the Belle-Isle-en-Mer declarations, Rameau de Saint-PPre, writing in 1890, states that Barnabé "a pu en éffet venie de France, avec son pPre Robert Martin" and cites the presence of Robert Martin's signature on the 1654 surrender document as the basis for his conclusion.8 This one act of sloppy scholarship has been repeated ever since.9
Although White's work uncovers the root source of the error, we are still left with this question to resolve: who is the Robert Martin who signed the August 1654 surrender document? Is it still possible that he is French, or is he for sure English? The remainder of this note presents the research I have done with accompanying reasoning to answer these two interrelated questions.

First, we must first look to the Martin surname itself. Some surnames are reasonably limited to one language or country. Other surnames are found in many countries. Martin, it turns out, is one of the latter. The Encyclopedia of American Family Names tells us that the surname has "Czeck, Danish, Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish" origins.10 And that does not include English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, and Dutch transformations and cognates (such as Marten, Martineau, Martinelli, Martensen, Martensson, and Martens). Martin is not a rare surname.

Not only is the Martin surname found in at least ten European countries, it is very common in New France during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique (PRDH) at the University of Montreal has determined that the Martin surname is the 12th most common surname among the more than 710,000 individuals found on a record in Quebec between 1621 and 1799.11 Work done by Émile Martin indicates that there are many distinct lines of Martin ancestors in New France. He has uncovered 55 separate branches of Martins in the Canadian Maritimes. All 55 branches originate from France, and 20 of those 55 came before 1700.12 Many different Martins came to New France in its early years, forcing us to question whether any two we encounter are related.

Émile Martin's listing does not include the many Martins who came from several countries and settled in the American colonies from New England through the Carolinas. Filby and Meyer's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index lists three pages of Martins who came to the New World, several in the seventeenth century.13 One was Robert Martin who came to New England a year ahead of Pierre Martin's arrival in Acadia. (More on him later.) From this information alone about the surname, we must at least conclude the possibility that the Robert Martin who signed the 1654 surrender document is of some nationality other than French.

Second, we must look to the documentation available for Port Royal residents during the years Barnabé's father could have been there. Milton P. Rieder and Norma Gaudet Rieder have translated the registers of Saint Jean Baptiste in Port Royal for the years 1702 through 1740. They are published in three, indexed volumes. The only Martin with a first name beginning with "R" in any of their three volumes is "René."14

It is wise to look at someone else's work for confirmation. Bona Arsenault used Acadian church registers and censuses for his Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens.15 To make use of his multi-volume work easier, Phoebe Chauvin Morrison created an index, organizing it by settlement location. An examination of each of her indexes also shows that the only given name beginning in "R" is "René," and that at Port Royal16. Thus, Arsenault's work supports an examination of the two Reiders' work, and we must conclude there is no extant document showing that a Robert Martin lived in Acadia in the seventeenth century.

Yet another resource to check is The French Canadians, 1600-1900. It is a database assembled by the Genealogical Research Library of references to individuals in archived documents. The earliest date that the name Robert Martin shows up in the database is in 1871 in St. Epiphanie.17 Two years later, in a companion volume, The Atlantic Canadians, 1600-1900, we find the earliest date that the name Robert Martin shows up is 1783, and that Robert was likely English since the record says he was a "loyalist."18 The first instance of a Robert Martin who could be an Acadian is "Martin, Robert, farmer, living in 1896 in Madawaska County,"19 and he came on the scene almost 300 years too late to be Barnabé's father. All other instances of a Robert Martin in both publications are in the late 1800s. Had a record existed, Elliot, the editor, would have picked it up as he did for "Martin, René, living in 1671 in Port Royal NS (Acadian)" (II, 2066). Here too, we are forced to conclude that there was no Robert Martin in Acadia in the seventeenth century.

The absence of Robert Martin in the registers of Saint Jean-Baptiste, in the censuses taken of Port Royal residents, or in other archival documents available to researchers is fairly conclusive evidence that Robert Martin was not among the long-term residents of Port Royal in the 1636-to-1671 period when the settlement was becoming established and Barnabé Martin was beginning his family. The absence of the name in the church registers and censuses also suggests that no Robert Martin ever lived at Port Royal between 1636, when d'Aulnay's group came over on the Saint Jehan, and 1755, when the Acadians were deported. It is hypothetically possible that a French Robert Martin lived at Port Royal briefly, but the documents currently available to us do not let us conclude that.

Third, we must look at documentation found in New England. And there we find a Robert Martin among those who laid siege to the fort at Port Royal in late July 1654. To see how this Robert Martin showed up at Port Royal in 1654, we need to look at the documents leading up to the attack.

In 1652, England and Holland were at war, and New England colonists were worried that the Dutch in New York would enlist the aide of Indian allies to attack the English. Robert Sedgwick, commander of the militia at Massachusetts Bay Colony, went to England to seek help in the winter of 1652/1653. He returned with four war ships and orders from Oliver Cromwell, the Protector, to recruit a force of volunteers from the four New England colonies (Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, New Haven, and Connecticut) to attack the Dutch at New York. The first sentence of his orders, issued on 8 February 1653, reads, "You are to take under your care and direction for this present expedition, and according to the Instructions following, the ships Black Raven, Hope, Church, and Augustine . . . .20 He circulated a letter from Cromwell to each of the governors and each sought volunteers for the expedition against the Dutch. However, the expedition did not get started in a timely way because of the loss at sea of a ship bearing extra masts for his ships, and he had to have replacements made. On 1 July 1654, Robert Sedgwick wrote a letter to Cromwell detailing his progress to date. He informed Cromwell of the hold up due to the loss of the ship carrying replacement masts and that a ship had arrived from England which "brought newes of peace" with the Dutch just as he was about to sail against New York. He then writes, "Our shippes being provided and fitted for the former designe, and our ladeing not readye, it was thought best, acording to our commission, to spend a lyttle tyme in ranging the coast against the French, who use tradinge and fishinge heareaboute. The shippes are to sayle next faire winde, if God permitt."21 Three days later, on 4 July 1654, John Leverett, who worked with Robert Sedgwick to prepare the expedition against the Dutch, wrote to Cromwell to say that,

"The major Sedgwicke haveing received commission and instructions from the honorable generalls of the fleet and the commissioners of the admiralty, for the seizeing upon the ships of any of the subjects of the French king; by vertue of which, and other considerations afore-mentioned, major Robert Sedgwicke is this day set sail with a fair wind to the French coast, haveing the Augustine, Church, Hope, and a small catch [the Black Raven], whom the Lord in mercye direct and prosper to the glory of his owne name, and good of his people!"22
Earlier in the same letter, Leverett identified two of the ship captains as "captain Martin, in the Hope . . . and captain Harrison in the Church."23

When we look at the signatures on the surrender document for Port Royal, we find that Rev. PPre Léonard de Chartres, Robert Bourgeois, and Guilaume Trouën [Trahan], signed in one column, while Robert Sedgwick, Robert Salem, Marke Harrison, Robert Martin, and Richard Morse all in another column.24 We already know that two of the English signers, Martin and Harrison, are the captains of the ships Hope and Church; it is likely that Morse and Salem are the captains of the ships Augustine and Black Raven. The copy of the capitulation document in the Archives National indicates that the document was "fait et passé ce seizPime d'aoust mil six cent cinquatre quatre, stile de forme B bord du Navire L'amiral nommé L'auguste, etant ancré dans la RiviPre et devant le fort du Port Royal."25 Thus from Leverett's letter, we know that all four ships sent from England by Oliver Cromwell, the Church, the Hope, the Augustine and the Black Raven, participated in the attack and that the captain of one of them is Robert Martin. From the surrender document itself, we know that it was written on board one of the ships, the Augustine. What these documents tell us is that the Robert Martin who signed the 1654 surrender document at Port Royal is definitely English.

To allay future speculation, we must look at the Robert Martin who lived in New England and was a contemporary of Pierre Martin and Barnabé Martin in Acadia. Robert Martin,26age 44, and his wife, Joanna, also age 44, were on a list of passengers from Badcombe, England, to Boston, New England, in March 1635. He was a surveyor who was elected townsman (selectman) several times to manage the affairs of the village of Rehoboth; Robert and his wife Joanna were among the village's founding families in 1644. We know that Robert was alive when Sedgwick attacked Port Royal, for he did not die until six years later, when "A true and pfect Inventory of the lands goods and Chattles of Robert Martin of Rehoboth Deceased [was] taken this 19th Day of the fift month Commonly Called June [sic.] in the year 1660."27

Since Robert Martin was alive and a civic leader when Major Sedgwick sought to raise a force of 500 men from the colonies, we must look at whether Robert Martin of Rehoboth, in Plymouth Colony, was among those who sailed with Sedgwick to Port Royal. However, it would not appear that Robert Martin was among the expedition's members. The basis for this inference comes from a lengthy letter written on 25 August 1820 by Alden Bradford, a descendent of the first governor of Plymouth Colony, to John Davis, then president of the Massachusetts Historical Society. In his letter, Bradford writes,

"In 1653, a period of great alarm, Capt. [Myles] Standish was one of the council of war in Plymouth colony; and in 1654 he was appointed to the command of the Plymouth forces, consisting of about sixty men, destined to act in concert with the Massachusetts and Connecticut troops, against the Narraganset Indians and the Dutch, who had combined to destroy all the English people in these parts. The news of peace between England and Holland, which reached America in June, rendered the expedition unnecesssary; and the troops were discharged. It is also proper to mention, as it shews the confidence the magistrates of Plymouth colony had in Capt. Standish, that he was sent to Boston, in the spring of the same year, to consult with Major Sedgwick, appointed commander in chief, respecting the proposed expedition against the Indians and Dutch."28
Robert Martin would have been 63 at the time of the attack on Port Royal. Thus, his age may have permitted him to be excused from serving. In any event, since the Plymouth Colony men "were discharged" after news of peace with the Dutch arrived, it is unlikely that this Robert Martin was at Port Royal fighting on the English side.

In sum, we know that the Martin surname is common in ten countries and very common in seventeenth century New France. That fact alone forces us to suspect that any two given Martins in the New World may not be related. We also know that there is no documentation which would put a French Robert Martin in Port Royal in the middle 50 years of the seventeenth century, whereas we do have documentation that the first time French (not English) Martin parents named a son Robert in Eastern Canada is in the late nineteenth century. Those twin facts force us to reject speculation that there was a Robert Martin in Port Royal in the 1600s. Finally, we have documentation to support the fact that an English Captain Robert Martin of the ship Hope accompanied Sedgwick on his expedition against the three French forts in 1654 and was a signer of the surrender document with his fellow English navy captains. Given the information at hand, careful thinkers should conclude (a) that no French Robert Martin lived at Port Royal in the seventeenth century and (b) that the Robert Martin whose signature is on the 1654 capitulation document is English. 
Martin, Barnabe (I69631)
688 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Alleman, Anna Marie (I594133)
689 (Research):DAR# A096174 Ripley, John (I18693)
690 (Research):FILE: Marie Aulita Abshire
                                                    by Rev. Donald J. Hebert
                                                 Vol.15, 1881 - 1882, Page 2

RELIGION: Catholic
BIRTH RECORDS: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, La.
                             13 Dec 1882, Vol.4, Page 331.
Abshire, Marie Aulita (I237140)
691 (Research):fontenot, nol Abshire, Jacques (I90852)
692 (Research):Info obtained from

Note: [Bailey DescendantTree.FTM.FTW]

Mary Ann BUCE Barnett -- the Buce part of this name has surfaced from only one source, that being Joan Johnson of Oklahoma. It is a known fact that the cemetery in Baldwyn, Ms. has many graves with that family name. Whether she was formerly a Buce before she was a Barnett is pure speculation at this time (6-98).

Oral family history says that Mary was a full-blood Cherokee indian woman. She was an "herb doctor," that is, one who was possessed of extensive knowledge of the medicinal value and uses of various native plants for the treatment of various illnesses and ailments. She would be well-versed in the concoction of poultices, ointments, teas, etc. and the diseases and ailments to which each should be applied.

In 1838, the federal government began rounding up Cherokee families in Georgia to remove them to Oklahoma, then known as Indian Territory. This was the result of the Indian Removal Act which was passed by the U. S. Congress and signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1835. The Cherokee Nation, however, fought the removal in the courts but lost in 1837. The removal of the Cherokee began in 1838, and lasted throughout the winter of 1838-1839.

It was in 1839 that William "Wiley" Bailey married Mary Barnett, who was then only fourteen years of age. He was about twenty-two or twenty-three. While none of the descendants know the precise facts about the effects of the events swirling about them at this time, it is evident that Mary evaded the federal authorities, as did her husband, who would have been considered by the laws of the time to be a "Squaw Man," that is, a white man who was no longer considered to be a white man by virtue of his marriage to an indian woman. He would no longer have had the right to vote, to own land, nor would his signature have been legal on any contract or other binding legal document. Rather, they, like hundreds of others of their kind, ran away. They would, for all the years to come, lead a semi-clandestine existence. Mary and Wiley fled first to Alabama, and then, sometime between 1842 and 1846, moved to Mississippi. Mary lived a somewhat reclusive existence, according to bits and pieces of oral family anecdotes, because to be seen moving about widely would have exposed her as the indian that she was. They posed, my mother said, as white people and, as long as no one saw Mary, no one had to be the wiser. She never signed any government Indian roll. Her own children kept her origins a secret, even from their own children, until Mary died.

The only descriptions of Wiley indicate that he was a very tall man, perhaps six feet four or taller. He had blond hair when he was young. Mary was much shorter than Wiley, by a foot or more. She had jet black hair which never turned gray until the day she died. She never sat in a chair, according to her son, Silas, but chose to sit on the floor in front of the fireplace, smoking a cob pipe. Cleanliness was not held in high regard by those who lived in the early Nineteenth Century, especially by those who made their living from the earth on the frontier. The only time my mother, Mildred, heard her father,
Silas, and her mother, Martha Annie, argue was over the subject of Silas' mother and the fact that she never washed the leather skirt which she wore all of the time.

Mary Barnett died in Guntown, Lee County, Mississippi. She is buried in the Friendship Church cemetery. I have no facts at this time as to the year of her death, nor the date or place of Wiley's death. 
Barnett, Mary Ann (I277067)
693 (Research):Jack Falcon was born near Donaldsonville in 1918 and raised in Plaquemine, la. After attending the Louisiana State School for the Deaf, he graduated from Gallaudet University in 1943. He worked for the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio for 37 years, starting out as an analytical micro chemist, retiring as an analytical research chemist. A gentle, loving husband and father, he was also a jack-of-all-trades who developed his own photography, blew glass, fixed and rebuilt car engines, did carpentry and electrical rewiring, and after his retirement, helped build and renovate a few houses. Very active in deaf organizations, he served as class president at Gallaudet University, regional president of seven states for the American Athletic Association of the Deaf and in 1969, as the general chairman of their National Basketball Tournament. He taught sign language classes to hearing people for over 20 years, first in a Baptist Church in Ohio, then in Louisiana at the Catholic Deaf Center, the Deaf Action Center and for Delgado University. He spent much of his retirement volunteering with the Catholic Deaf Center, the Deaf Action Center, the International Catholic Deaf Association and also the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf, where he distributed, installed and taught the use of TDDs (telecommunications for the deaf) for over ten years.
Survivors include his life-long love and wife, Virgie Falcon; his son, Douglas Falcon, of Syracuse, N.Y.; his son, Chuck Falcon, of Lafayette, La.; his daughter, Rosemary Falcon, of San Diego, Calif.; his granddaughter, Samantha Lloyd, of Syracuse, N.Y.; and his three great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher and Samuel Lloyd, also in Syracuse, N.Y.
In lieu of a funeral, memorial or flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. 
Falcon, Jack Z. (I150497)
694 (Research):Memorial services will be held following the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at St. Peter Catholic Church of Gueydan for Frank W. Guidry, 80, who died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Gueydan Memorial Guest Home.

The Rev. Mitchell Guidry will conduct the service.

Mr. Guidry has kept true to Him and now the time has come for him to stop fighting and rest. Frank Wilson Guidry was born Feb. 24, 1924. He was the son of Eloi Guidry and Naomi LeBoeuf Guidry. Mr. Guidry and his wife were married for 57 years. He worked for Lu Lu Broussard for many years before he opened his own business along with Floyd Touchet. He leaves to cherish his memory to his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his sister. After high school graduation from Gueydan High, he joined the Navy Sea Bees, one of the places he served was Iwo Jimo. Frank loved to fish, play pool, cards, visit with friends and plant a small vegetable garden. Frank donated his body to LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie Guidry, of Gueydan; three sons, Rickey Guidry and his wife, Sally, Ed Guidry and his wife, Lori, both of Gueydan, and Kerry Blaine Guidry, of Lake Charles; one daughter, Geraldine "Geri" G. Swopes and her husband, Randy, of Lake Charles; one sister, Thelma Owens, of Port Arthur, Texas; two half-brothers, L.J. and Donald Guidry, both of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Brian, Lance and Heather Benoit and Brad, Kade and Draeh Guidry; five great-grandchildren, Derek Benoit, Harmony and Kristopher Trahan, Kyouhna Benoit and Lena Benoit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers; one sister, Alice; and his step-mom, Lou Bertrand Guidry.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews and Son Funeral Home of Gueydan, 337-536-9377. 
Guidry, Frank W. (I50488)
695 (Research):Possibly sister:

19 Dec 1931 Injuries Prove Fatal To Girl, Said Recovered. Believed to have recovered from injuries suffered as the result of an automobile accident near Pansey about three weeks ago, Miss Lois Culbreth, 19 of Gordon, died unexpectedly at her home yesterday afternoon. Miss Culbreth's condition took a sudden turn for the worse and she died in about 30 minutes after becoming ill. Internal injuries were believed to have caused the young woman's death. Immediately after the accident, Miss Culbreth was brought to a hospital here. She was later released and taken in an ambulance to her home in Gordon, where she died. Miss Culbreth was one of 45 grandchildren and was the first to die, according to information here. Miss Culbreth is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D W Culbreth; four sisters, Mary Ethel, Nellie Louise, Concile and Opal Ford, and one brother, David, Jr., all of Gordon. Funeral will be held tomorrow at the Pleasant Hill church at 10:30 am with the Rev. Mr. Parrish of Ashford, officiating and Fellows and Forrester in charge. 
Culbreth, Dorothy Voncile (I33)
696 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Autrey, Jason (I511928)
697 (Research):Sisters: Nell Nealy, Ruby Nealy (Bell)
Brother: Lee Vernon Nealy 
Nealy, Daniel Warner (I609490)
698 (see attached image) Abbott, John Benjamin (I73655)
699 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bline, Paula Amanda (I504451)
700 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Owens, Lisa Kay (I504558)
701 Ledet, Augustin (I508418)
702 * A Barber Vincent, Victor (I546695)
703 * A Creek indian ?? Bridget (I267968)
704 * Adopted Stelly, Mathilde Marie (I495545)
705 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Garner, Julian Augustus (I503466)
706 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jones, Linda Marline (I504144)
707 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jones, Melinda Angela (I504145)
708 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jones, Jessie Rena (I504146)
709 * Adopted Armintor, Joe David (I597458)
710 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Garner, Jennifer Nicole (I504168)
711 * Adopted by charles and Alma (Carlton) Cozart Cozart, Mary Lucille (I606435)
712 * Adopted by Cleophas Simon and Marie Baronet Comeaux, Maila (I28622)
713 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Richard, Andrea Josie (I8338)
714 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Block, Gerald (I494009)
715 * Adopted by Odilon and Laura Guidry Baker, Ophelia (I564946)
716 * Adopted by Odilon and Laura Guidry Baker, Walter (I564964)
717 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Matherne, Melissa Kay (I489710)
718 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Trey (I504555)
719 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Higson, Madeline Odele (I488866)
720 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Zeigler, Suzanne (I596998)
721 * AKA Trische Triche, Francoise (I352792)
722 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Shaw, Daniel Clinton (I13)
723 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bailey, Ronald Alvis (I452360)
724 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Liner, Cindy (I520429)
725 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Wheeler, Anita (I504423)
726 * Arrived from England in 1698 Avant, Thomas (I265677)
727 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Sauson, Rae Dallas (I307266)
728 * Belonged to the Christian Brothers Order. Avant, Louis (I91739)
729 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Menard, Cynthia (I10772)
730 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Menard, Dwight (I10773)
731 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Menard, Quinton (I10771)
732 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Laurentz, Arlo (I596423)
733 * Biological mother is Julianne LeBoeuf Rodrigue, Mack Calvin Sr. (I317)
734 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Morrow, Bobby (I504475)
735 * Bobby was from Calhoun County, Alabama. Leahey, Bobby Joe (I504428)
736 * Body buried at sea Harris, Henry Joe (I924259)
737 * Body never was recovered. Stewart, Capt. Virgil Grant (I524554)
738 * Born out of wedlock -- Parents listed in Volume 13 of Southwest LA Records indicate (Augustin Treville and Arsenne Leger)* these were his grandparents, because his mother had died a month after his sister's birth. Simon, Jean Israel (I20048)
739 * Born out of wedlock -- Parents listed in Volume 13 of Southwest LA Records indicate (Augustin Treville and Arsenne Leger)* these were his grandparents, because his mother had died a month after his sister's birth. Simon, Philomene (I233056)
740 * Buried in the Modoc Cemetery at the Modoc Church in Oklahoma. Earl, Elizabeth Delight (I460697)
741 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Broussard, Father Andre Rex Jr. (I15300)
742 * Cemetery is also possibly called Verret Cemetery. Godeaux, Roland Mayo (I185798)
743 * Charles was from Burlington, Iowa. Doran, Charles Joseph (I504471)
744 * Common law relationship Family F119592
745 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. LeBlanc, Darnell Susan (I510977)
746 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Byck, Dr. David (I504413)
747 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. West, Deborah (I504404)
748 * Died a an infant Trahan, Merlin J. (I252037)
749 * Died as a baby Roberson, Sanda Lucille (I478617)
750 * Died as a baby Scott, James Michael (I478619)

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