Louisiana History and Genealogy Project-Lafayette Parish

From the files of the Lafayette Advertiser


Married, at Opelousas, La., on the evening of June 11, 1889, Mr. William Gardner, of Washington, La., to Miss Eugenia Marsh, of Lafayette, La. The young couple will make their future home in Opelousas.


Married, on Monday (Feb. 13, 1893) evening, at St. John's church, Miss Alice, daughter of Hon. Martial Billaud, of Broussardville, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Hebert Billaud, deputy sheriff of this parish and a well known and prosperous business man of Lafayette. Although the ceremony was private, we are informed a large audience awaited the couple at the church, and after the wedding extended their congratulations to the couple at the residence of Mr. Hirsch, where a fine luncheon was prepared.

On last Tuesday (Feb. 14, 1893) evening at 7:30 o'clock, in St. Mary's church in Algiers, Mr. Lewis Cunningham and Miss Madeile Irwin were united in the bonds of holy matrimony. The bride will be remembered by the people of Lafayette, where she formerly resided.

On Wednesday, at the Church of St. John on Wednesday July 26th (1893), at 6 o'clock, p. m. by the Rev: Father Healey, Miss Annette Martin and Mr. Maurice Francez. The Advertiser extends to Mr. and Mrs. Francez its congratulations and trusts that life may have in store for them a full measure of prosperity and happiness.


Married at St. John's Catholic Church at Lafayette Thursday, May 28th, 1903, Miss Mary Nydia Campbell, daughter of Hon. Wm. Campbell, District Attorney of Lafayette Parish, and Mr. J. Horace Mouton, son of Mr. Edmond Mouton. Many were the friends who attended the ceremony and many were the wishes of happiness expressed for the young couple.

The wedding of Miss Mina Feitel, daughter of Hon. Henry Feitel, of Esterwood La., and Mr. James Jennings Holt of Fort Worth, Texas, was quietly solemnized last Monday, July 6th, 1903 at high noon at the beautiful home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. Kollitz at Estherwood. The marriage ceremony was performed by Hon. Judge Debaillon, and immediately afterward luncheon was served. They left on the evening train for their future home in Fort Worth, followed by the good wishes of the community.


Last Wednesday, Oct. 25th, Miss Viola Young, a charming and popular young lady of this city, was married at the home of her mother, Mrs. Geo. Babcock. The fortunate groom was Mr. Raymond Neibert, a young business man of Cincinnati. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion, but the wedding was very quiet, only the immediate family and a few intimate friends being present, Father Charles performed the ceremony. The happy couple left on the afternoon train for Cincinnati, which will be their future home, and with them went the best wishes of a large number of friends for their future happiness.

An interesting social event of the week was the marriage Thursday, Oct. 26th, of Miss Elizabeth Bailey, the charming daughter of Mrs. W. B. Bailey, and Mr. Jerome Mouton, a popular young lawyer, who belongs to a prominent and widely connected family in this section of the State. At the hour set for the wedding a large number of friends had assembled at the church to greet the bridal party. The bride beautifully gowned in white swiss over china silk and carrying a bouquet of roses and ferns, entered leaning on the arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. J. A. Roy, while the wedding march was played. She was preceded by her sister, Miss May Bailey, the maid of honor who was becomingly dressed in white silk trimmed with lace. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. The groom and his best man Mr. Chas. Debaillon, met the party at the altar. At the conclusion of the marriage service which was impressively performed by Father Charles. Mrs. J. R. Domengeaux, and Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Mouton sang a beautiful Ave Maria.

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