Terrebonne Genealogical Society
TGS Newsletter
 July 1997

Vol. 16 No.5 July, 1997        Visit our home page at http://www.rootsweb.com/~laterreb/tgs.htm

Newsletter Editor Ed Hicks, 5306 Hwy.. 1, Raceland, LA 70394-2033
E-mail: edgarhicks@worldnet.att.net                 Phone: (504) 532-3586

Membership and/or address changes:
Please send by mail to TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295

The July meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 1997, at the North Branch of the Terrebonne Parish Library in Gray.

At our June meeting, Hodges Folse showed us a "snowshoe" for horses that was used by farmers on the Raceland prairie. Not for snow, but for the thick "gumbo" mud that they had when they drained the land. It seemed that quite a few of the settlers came from up North, and they remembered the heavy iron attachments that were clamped to the horse's hooves to make it easier to walk in deep snow. However, when they used it for mud, it was much stickier than snow, so the animal would be held immobile. Hodges said it was easier to put the shoes on the first day; after that the horse resisted too much. A historical note: this device bore the imprint "Patent pending No. 4."


All the members of Terrebonne Genealogical Society wish to thank our Contributing Members who further the work of the society by their generous gifts. Those special members are: Inez T. Adams, J. Dwain Broussard, Dorothy Guidry Bundrum, Charles E. Cook, Edward Domangue, Larry Dupre, Louis E. Giroir, Aubrey J. LeBlanc, PennePatterson, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Pontiff, Huey and Linda Rodrigue, Dottie Thiesen, Alice and Troy Thompson. THANK YOU!


Phil and Jane Chauvin are proud to announce the birth of their seventh grandchild, Austin Patrick Isaacs, on 7 July, 1997 at 2:27 p.m., weighing a healthy 7 lb. 12 ounces. He is the son of Wendy Chauvin and Randy Isaacs.


Lillian M. Ulizzi (nee Breaux) died Monday, 9 June 1997. She was the wife of John J. Ulizzi, mother of Dale (George) Hajok, Rose Marie (Peter S.) Ducato, Kathy (Dave) Giggey and the late Jeanne; daughter of the late Arthur C. and Julianne M. Breaux; sister of Alvin, Bert, Arthur P., and Edward Breaux, and of Gladys B. Loupe, Gertrude "Trudy" B. Dowden, and the late Paul Breaux; grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of nine.


By the time you get this you have just a little over two weeks to make plans to attend the 21st Annual Seminar on History and Genealogy hosted by the Lafourche Heritage Society on Saturday, August 9, 1997, at the Howard Johnson Lodge, LA Hwy 308 and N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, LA. I don't have a phone number, but if you send $20 to P.O.Box 913, Thibodaux, LA 70302-0913, they will hold a place for you. If you wait until the day of the seminar, you won't get lunch included in the registration. So do it NOW.

The Winn Parish Genealogical & Historical Association is presenting a Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, 13 September 1997 in the A. Leonard Allen Building in the center of Winnfield, LA. (At least, it is located on Main St. across from the Winn Parish Courthouse.) Some of the topics are: Native Americans, History of Winn Parish, and a survey of genealogical organizations (D.A.R., V.F.W., S.A.R., etc.).

Jefferson Genealogical Society's 13th Workshop will be held on Saturday, 4 October 1997 at the Holiday Inn Select on Williams Blvd and I-10 in Kenner. The featured speaker will be Desmond Walls Allen, recipient of many prestigious awards in genealogy, and most recently appeared in the PBS television series, Ancestors.

Ms. Allen is keeping busy, these days. She will also speak on "Arkansaw Research" at the Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association, Inc.'s Seminar and Book Fair to be held 9 August 1997. The location will be the Ramada Inn, Airport, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The phone number I have for that is (318) 635-7531, but that may be for the Ramada Inn. If you want additional information about the Seminar, call Mrs. Ethel Krause (318)746-3125. If you want lunch, send $25 to Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association, Inc., P. O. Box 4462, Shreveport, LA 71134-0462, or send $15 if you want to provide your own lunch. But hurry, now, hear?


The latest (1996) Lafourche Comet Births, Engagements & Deaths is priced at $38.00 for the hardbound edition. The corresponding book containing the Houma Courier information is $41.00, and you should order either (or both) from the society before August 15, 1997 and include $3.00 if mailing is necessary.


By the time you read this, Mrs. Bennie B. Naquin and Max Hardberger will be married. The wedding has been announced for Sunday, July 20 in Thibodaux at the home of Bennie’s daughter, Mrs. Rita N. Finley. Congratulations and best wishes to both of these members.

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