TGS Newsletter
Vol. 27 No. 9 November/December 2008
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at juno.com
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor: Wanda Moore
     116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360
      E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com
      Phone: (985) 876-2686  

Next meeting:   Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 1:00 p.m……….Main Branch Library, Houma, LA

Boy, Oh. Boy! We had some fun at our last meeting. We were booted out of our usual meeting room, so we had to have our meeting in the genealogy room. I don’t know how you felt, if you were there, but I really enjoyed it. It felt like we were in the right place at the right time, you know that feeling. We ought to do that a little more. Let us know how you felt.

Legacy – something inherited. Opportunities are always there for you to pass it down. What a wonderful legacy Richard Arnold Williams had the chance to leave his children. If you were at the meeting you had the chance to see the legacy he left his children. He left a hardbound copy of the New York Times Newspaper for November 11, 1931, his date of birth. How extraordinary! What are you planning to leave as your legacy to your children?


It’s almost here! As a matter of fact it will be December 13, 2008, our next meeting. A little business may be done. But, we will have a lot of fun, food and many door prizes. Bring your favorite dish and a door prize. See you there!

Also, Juanita Chaisson will be collecting Toys for Tots at this meeting. So bring a toy for a child in need. Minimum price must be at least $5.00. It must be a new toy in the original package. She asks that you do not wrap the toy. She will also accept checks made to Toys of Tots.

We have a new Quarterly Editor of the Terrebonne Life Lines. Wanda Moore has accepted the position of the quarterly editor with no objections from the board or members of the society.

We are planning to have a guest speaker at our January meeting. Diddy Williams will speak about the confederate tombs. If you remember his was suppose to come last year but was becoming a movie star or something like that. He is interested in finding all the Confederate Tombs.

Our member Cecil Paul Eschete died Nov. 7, 2008. He was 59, a native and resident of Houma, LA. He will be buried in St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery in Bayou Blue, LA. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Brad and wife, Sheila, of Thibodaux, LA, and Chad and wife, Stephanie, of Bayou Blue, LA; one daughter, Dr. Trisha and husband Gabriel Liner of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Carroll and wife, Ruth, of Bayou Blue, LA and Carl and wife, Anne, of Houma, LA; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Waldron Joseph Eschete and Blanche Marie Dupre of Chauvin, LA. He retired from Union Oil Co. of California with 34 years of service as the Environmental Manager of the Gulf Division. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was recognized by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals as a certified environment auditor and certified environmental manager. He was a charter member of the Bayou Blue Knights of Columbus council #7657, which was chartered in 1980 and shortly thereafter became a member of the Rev. Adrian Caillouet fourth degree assembly in Houma, LA. He was a member of St. Bernadette K.C. council #7355 and a member of the St. Bernadette Fourth Degree the Rev. August Vanderbilt assembly #2322. He was an active member of Houma’s Bayouland YMCA and served on their board of directors. He was a Red Cross volunteer, serving as logistics coordinator and on the advisory council. He was an accomplished genealogist and a member of the Terrebonne Genealogical Society and the Lafourche Heritage Society. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.


As many of you know I have taken on the responsibility of Quarterly Editor of the Terrebonne Life Lines. As a result have a given up responsibility of the book committee spokesperson. But you will be glad to know the Patty Whitney has graciously taken this position in my place.   If you have a book based on genealogy or family history that you would like to be able to check out in the Terrebonne Parish Library, gather some info on the book, such as Title, Publisher, Author and where it can be purchased along with the price and contact Patty with this information. You can give it to her at any meeting or email her at pattywhitney at hotmail.com.

Are you a member! Guess what time is almost here. Dues for next year are due by February 28, 2009. Renew early.

Some mailings have been return for improper addresses. It is your responsibility to update your address. If you have moved let Jess Bergeron know your new address. His email address is jessndot at bellsouth.net. We don’t want to miss our newsletter or the quarterly.

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