RESIDENTIAL/ HOMES  (A-L)

If you do not find what you are looking for under homes visit our neighbors site.

Because the homes site was getting so large, we had to divide it into three sections.

For your convenience they are under the previous owners names.

  THE ROCK HOUSE ON THE HOMER ROAD

The Rock House on the Homer Road had quite a bit of history of MHS alumni.
The house was built by Turner Almond (Class of 1927) around 1937.  It was the home of Gwendolyn Almond (Class of 1950), Jamie Almond (Class of 1953) and Turner Almond, Jr. (Class of 1957). Marriages in the home included Gwendolyn to Billy D. McKellar; Jamie to Robert E. Gaither (Class of 1951--Deceased 1998) and Mary G. Almond (Class of 1929--Deceased 2004) to Cortez Garrett.  In either late 1999 or 2000, the rocks and bricks were removed; the house, garage and barn were all moved to a location just off the Old Arcadia Road (believed to be at the end of Zack Trail) and the original rocks and bricks were replaced.

Submitted by Turner Almond

Almond House on South Broadway

  The Almond House on South Broaway. Next door was the Lites - Crockett house.  Section B, Southwest & West I find a grave for Odis B. Almomd born 17 Jan. 1891 and born 25 May 1891 died 23 June 1920. In the Gardens of Memories, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Section 2, there is Ernest V. Almondborn 3 Nov. 1907 died 3 Jul. double marker Merle Oneal Almond born 12 Feb 1911 died 20 Apr. 1977; Bobby Gene Almond born 26 Nov. 1929 - 27 Nov. 1988;single marker for Peggy Marie Almond 9 August 1935 death date is blank.In the Gardens of Prayer, row14 Walter Almond 17 Jan. 1896 died 11 Jun. 1987 Pvt. US Army WWI double marker Arria 1903-1996 Beloved Wife.  Vander Almond 26 May 1884 died 9 Oct. 1962 double marker Maggie Turner. 1886  died S5 Aug. 1962; J. Turner Almond 1910 - 1991 married 27 Nov. 1930 to Lalla S. 1911 - 1987Row 15 Arnold R. Almond 1894 - 1966 and Bess D. Almond 1898 - 1986

Ambrose Lot

 104 S. College - Rufus Ambose Home - Now Demolished
 

                This is the now vacant lot at the corner of College St. and West Union across from the high school.  It was the Rufus Ambrose home.   

                Section B-1 Minden Cemetery: Ambrose Plot: Rufus Ambrose 4 May 1892- 23 Jan. 1952; LA PFC 320 BN 82 DIV WW1; Willa Mae Ambrose 1 Mar. 1895 - 1894 - 5 Jul. 1968; Nancy Elizabeth Ambrose 10 Aug. 1930, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R.E. Ambrose

  I also remember a son named William Ambrose, class of 1954.

 

1921 Dr. C. M. Baker House  - Dr. R. C.  Baker House

There is a monument in the Gardens of Memory of Claude M. Baker (1895-1975),  15. Section 1 Garden of Prayer

He was the father of Dr. Richard Baker of Minden, La.

 Claude M. Baker 1895-1975

Dr. William G. Banks, a dentist, and his wife are interred in the Gardens of Memory on row 4, section 2,Garden of Fountain of Youth.

 He was born 10 Jan. 1892 died 11 Jan. 1978. She was Ethel  Blake  Banks born 6 May 1894 died 30 Oct. 1961.They were the parents of a daughter,  Nan.

                          BATES - FORT - MCDONALD HOME                        

Col. William Bates - R. B. Fogle - Pearl McDonald Fort

Later became  J. W. McDonald Home and Pearl McDonald Fort

1845 - Bates - Irving  House on Fort Avenue. This is one of the two oldest surviving houses in Minden.

It was built  about 1845 by Bates and became the home of J. W. McDonald. Later his daughter Pearl McDonald Fort and her husbandWalton Fort lived there, then it was purchased by W. R. Fogle. Today is is the home of John and Frances Irving. 

There is a marker in Section E of the Minden City Cemetery for William Redrick Fogle Jr. born 04 Jan. 1886 died 22 Jul 1968 and Lillian Gillen Fogle born 22 Dec. 1890 died 12 August 1981.  Also buried by Mr. Fogle is Ruth Murphy Fogle born 09 March 1915 died 20 April 1978.  

McDonald's interred in Section Southeast A of the Minden City Cemetery are Marshall Hill McDonald born 23 Feb. 1855 died 04 Jan. 1866;

James Bonner McDonald born 05 December 1841 died 09 August 1849; Almedia born 26 Jan. 1844 died 11 Aug. 1849.' Emily McDonald

was born 20 March 1846 died 27 March 1846' Ben Hodge McDonald was born 30 sep. 1857 died 04 Oct. 1861 c/o James Wesley & Amelia Hill McDonald. 

James Wesley McDonald born 01 July 1814 died 10 Dec. 1888; Amelia Hill McDonald born 27 Apr. 1820 died 06 Jun. 1886.; W. D. McDonald born 23 Apr. 1847 died 01 Sep. 1887;

                                                         Wesley G. McDonald born 12 Dec. 1850 died 22 Jun. 1896.                                                             

Walton Fort is interred in Section B Southwest & West of the Minden City Cemetery born 30 Sep 1857 died 26 Aug. 1940. On the left of him is James E. Fort age 73 years 4 month, 9 days died 26 Sep. 1996.  L. Pearl McDonald Fort, wife of Walton Fort

is buried next to her husband on the right. she was born 24 Sep. 1861 and died 02 May 1919. On her right is John Watkins McDonald born 24 Dec 1859 died 07 Mar 1921.

 PA2787 FORT - MC DONALD HOUSE- 1979 (Build in 1860)

328 Lewisville Road

            Compliments of Archives & Special Collections LSU Univ. Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399         

This home was built by David Watson Canfield , subsequent; owners included Hays, Hamilton and McIntyre. Today the home is owned by Dr. Daniel and his wife.

Section A East Minden City Cemetery

Arthur Fort born 25 Sep. 1876 died 25 Nov. 1930; Ethel Fort born 15 May 1872 did 04 Aug. 1951; Charlton Fort born 27 Aug. 1874 died 25 May 1921;Mattie Connell Fort born 30 Nov. 1835 died 20 Feb. 1927 wife of T. M. Fort; Thomas Moore Fort born 20 Aug. 1820 died 19 Apr. 1887.

Connell Fort born 03 Oct. 1867 died 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 1937; Ellis Miles Fort died 02 Oct. 1913; Emma Miles born 25 Dec. 1849 died 21 Oct. 1913; John Miles born 23 Jun 1842 died 18 Sep 1903; Lucille Miles Gould born 29 Nov. 1879 died 09 Jan. 1958.

  Section B Southwest & West James E. Fort age 73 yrs. 4 mons 9 days  died 26 Sep. 1996; Walton Fort born 30 Sep. 1857 died 26 Aug. 1940; L.

Pearl McDonald born 24 Sep. 1861 died 02 May 1911 wife of Walton Fort; John Watrkins McDonald born 24 Dec. 1859 died07 March 1921.

 Minden City Cemetery Section A

Bennard Moore Fort died in Asiatic area at sea; attached to US Sarotaga born 01 Mar. 1921 died 21 Feb. 1941

  Minden City Cemetery Section C

John L. Fort (1906-1992)   Louise B Fort (1906 -       )

McDonald's interred in Section Southeast A of the Minden City Cemetery are Marshall Hill McDonald born 23 Feb. 1855 died 04 Jan. 1866;

James Bonner McDonald born 05 December 1841 died 09 August 1849; Almedia born 26 Jan. 1844 died 11 Aug. 1849.' Emily McDonald was born 20 March 1846 died 27 March 1846'

Ben Hodge McDonald was born 30 sep. 1857 died 04 Oct. 1861 c/o James Wesley & Amelia Hill McDonald.  James Wesley McDonald born 01 July 1814 died 10 Dec. 1888;

Amelia Hill McDonald born 27 Apr. 1820 died 06 Jun. 1886.; W. D. McDonald born 23 Apr. 1847 died 01 Sep. 1887; Wesley G. McDonald born 12 Dec. 1850 died 22 Jun. 1896

 

                 JACK BATTON HOME         

         

This home was built in the fifties. It is unusual because it is built of rocks. Where this house now stands there was once a fence built of rocks around the pasture where Mr. Batton and Mr. Cowboy Drake kept their cattle. About 1945 I was told the Prince home was moved from the corner lot to where it is now located. The Prince family bought the home from Jack Batton around 1963. Mr. Batton built the rock home during the fifties.

Jack Batton and his family are interred in the Gardens of Memory, row 14, section 2, Garden of the Good Shepherd. His monument reads: John D. Batton (1911-1961) Maxine E. Batton(1916-1982)  Nolie K. Batton 7 Nov. 1881 - 11 Jan. 1971; Also in the family plot is Roger Evans Batton born 13 Feb. 1943 died 28 Nov. 1001 and Frances Gayle Batton born 24 Feb. 1946 with no death date.

Another  Jack Batton is born 16 Dec. 1913 died 08 Apr. 1996 in the Minden City Cemetery SectionC next to A. C. Shurtleff born 15 Jan. 1882 died 16 Sep. 1996; Cora Belle Shurtleff born 01 Feb. 1888died 16 Dec. 1960; Dorothy Alice Batton born 18 Dec. 1914 died 14 May 1973;

Marie Temple Shurtleff born 18 Oct. 1922 no death date and Arthur Howard Shurtleff born 10 Dec. 1920 died 29 Aug. 1985.

Also in the Gardens of Memory in section 1, Garden of the Lord's Supper, row 13 are markers for John P. Batton (1922-1995) and Willa L. (1917-1982).

Jimmy Batton is also deceased.  We were unable to find a record of his gravemarker in the two cemetery books of Minden however, we did find his obit.

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, December 30, 1997

James Howard "Jimmy" Batton

James Howard "Jimmy" Batton died in Minden Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997.  He was born April 23, 1943, in Minden.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Alice Batton of Minden.He is survived by one daughter, Candice Nelsen, a doctoral candidate in criminology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and her husband, Roy; two sisters, Dot Smith and husband, Harold of Bend, Ore., and Jackie Reeves and husband, Rogers of Minden.  He is also survived by four nieces and nephews, Scott Reeves of Fort Worth, Greg Reeves of Dallas, Alicia Reeves of Buena Vista, Colo., and Rachel Rodriguez of Minden, and numerous cousins including Roger Batton of Minden.Batton was a well-known law officer and cattleman in the area.  He was chief investigator for the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's Office and was a former Webster Parish sheriff's deputy.  He served for 40 years on the Minden Volunteer Fire Department, starting at age 14 with a special waiver of permission signed by his father, and given by Asst. Chief T. C. Bloxom, Jr.  He was also a member of the Minden Rescue Squad, a first responder for Bayou Ambulance,and a deputy coroner for Webster Parish. He was a member of the Minden Riding Club and the Cattlemen's Association.He was an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska; a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Minden with burial at the Old Minden Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Howe, pastor of First United Methodist Church in MindenVisitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home beginning today.The family requests that memorials be made either to the Minden Volunteer Fire Department, 500 Dennis St., Minden, La. 7l055, or to the Minden Boys & Girls Club, 209 Clerk St., Minden, La. 7l055.

Howard Shurtleff and Marie Templ lived on Police Street. He was a brother to Mrs. Jack "Alice" Batton. Marie was a sister to Chris Temple. They moved to Springhill and opened a Singer Sewing Machine Company. Jack Batton built a stone house on the corner of Goodwill and Marshall Street.Lorene and Ivy Prince bought their house from him in 1963. In 1940  theirhome was on the corner. He moved the house to where it is now. It was his COW pasture with a stone fence -- like the house he built on the corner. He built the house in 1945. My friend sat  across the street and watched the house being moved. Mr. Batton and Mr. Cowboy Drake bought and sold cows and horses -- so, the animals were not there very long. They were hidden behind the fence.The rock house of Jack Batton is now owned and occupied by Tom
Lovelace, my husband's nephew. (Jan. 11, 2006)
from Theresa Bunner

Correction to the Jack Batton House from

Beverly Simolke Bryce, Class of 1959


J. D. Was Jack's brother and a past Sheriff of Webster. J. D. & Maxine & children, Roger, John & Karen were my neighbors growing up. They 1st lived on Pine Street before buying land from my Dad (Albert Simolke) and buying on the Homer Road. This location is now a shopping center. The Jack Batton who had the rock house is buried in the Minden Cemetery. He lived in Town and Country Nursing Home the last years of his life - I saw him there in the nineties, and he died in 1996. I don't know if he was related to the Jack Batton who died in 1961 and is buried in the Gardens of Memory.

Theresa Bunner, Class of 1946

Gardens of Memory, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Section 2 Maxine E. Batton and John D. Batton share a double markerMaxine E. born 1916 and died 1982John D. born 1911 and died 1981Nearby is a grave for Roger Evans Baton  born 13 Feb. 1943 died 28 Nov. 2001 & Frances Gayle Batton born 24 Feb. 1946 no death dateNola K. Batton born 7 Nov. 1981 died 11 Jan. 1971

 

 

BENTON, LEAKEY, PARINELLO, BAKER

The actual facts are that my Mother's sister and her husband purchased the house first.  Vivian and Mike Parinello.  Then Mom and Dad. 

 Submitted by Annetta Baker Kirkland

Charles T. Baker  (1914-1982) Mason   Arnell M. Leakey Baker (1914-1999) Eastern StarAlso interred nearby are the Leakey family members: Nathan L. born 22 Jan. 1910 died 24 Mar. 1978Orville Leakey (1885-1970) and Nellie Leakey (1885-1970) and Nellie Leakey (1890-1972)

 SECTION A MINDEN CITY CEMETERY

   Claude E. Leakey Sep 1879 - Dec. 1954 Born in Humboldt Kan; died in Albuquerque, N.M.; Carolyn CORNELIUS Leakey wife of B. F. Leakey born Jan. 1854 died Feb. 1939

Section F, Minden City Cemetery has one grave for Joan Victoria Benton dated
14 December 1912 died 2 May 1978. Two markers without dates for Dr. John B.
Benton and Bertie Kitchens Benton.

Section A Minden Cemetery has graves for Claude E. Leakey born Sep. 1879 died
Dec. 1954 born in Humboldt Kan; died in Albuquerque, NM.
Carolyn Cornelius Leakey born Jan. 1854 died in Minden, La. w/o B. F. Leakey

                   P2661 Sebastian Bloom/ Sale  Home on Wire Road, Minden, Louisiana now known as the Sale Property

BLOOM HOME

A kitchen was later added to this home. The home burned in the fifties.The chimney is made of iron ore rock and chimney mud which  has a blue tint to it when it is dug out of the spring.

Compliments of Archives & Special Collections, La. State University - Shreveport, One University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

LeVerne Langheld Kidd found grave markers near her property in a pasture that belong to Richard and Stanley Sanders. There's only 3 markers, the grandfather and 2 grandsons.  One marker has the name Matthew, born Oct. 1866 and died April 1887. The other infant named James, born and died on the same day 1868. We've often wondered if there may be more graves that are perhaps unmarked, or maybe the family moved on after the death of these family members. The inscription:

Matthew Bloom born in Germany  died Oct. 15, 1847 "Here I lay my burden down change the cross into the crown."

This home was located on the Doug Sales place, about two miles from the Homer Road on the Old Arcadia Road.Mr. Peyton Maddox Sale born  1907 was a member of the Parkway Baptist church  and a fan of the Minden Crimson tide during the fifties. Mr. Sale was interred in the Old Town Cemetery in Haynesville next to his wife, Nobie Wilcher and

 two infant children.

Sebastian Bloom       06 Sep 1882            10 Jul 1883

(2 concrete block markers)

(then 6 graves of Carter, Cameron, Palmer families)

Sebastian Bloom     11 Dec 1841              23 Dec 1931

(Co E 1 Louisiana Hv Arty C.S.A.)

Carlin Bloom             03 Jul 1836              19 Nov 1902

Emma Bloom            29 Jan 1869             20 Jul  1899

Monica Starks           30 Apr 1807             24 Mar 1898

(Born in  Germany)

Infant Collins             26 Apr 1908             26 Apr 1908

(s/o Mr. & Mrs. A. Collins)         

Ruth Bloom               06 Feb 1880            21 May 1908

 William Starks           09 Oct 1850           25 May 1932

We were unable to find the grave of Johnny Starks

                         PA2763 BRACKIN HOUSE, MINDEN, LA. ROOMING HOUSE CA 1940 (262)

                 Compliments of Archives and Special Collections; La. State University, One University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

107 Monroe

 Compliments of Archives & Special Collections, La. State University - Shreveport,

One University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

    There are only three Brackin's buried in Section E of the Minden City Cemetery

They are: Irene born 30 Jul. 1904 died 10 Apr. 1977;

Vivian Allen born 22 Jul. 1898 died 30 Nov. 1970; Anna Sue born 17 Jan. 1876 died 08 Jan. 1966.

I found no graves in the Gardens of Memory for the Brackin

CALLAWAY CORNERS ONCE KNOWN AS THE BRASWELL HOME

Empty for many years , the house became the birthplace of the fictitious Calloway sisters and was used on the cover art of each of the four books.

After meeting the authors in 1989, Jeanne Woods, owner, decided to use the series' name for her Bed & Breakfast.  This home is pictured on the Northwest Louisiana pages of the 1992 and 1993 Louisiana State Film Directory.

THE BRASWELL HOME ALSO KNOWN AS CALLAWAY CORNER

 Minden City Cemetery - Section F

                                                                                     
James B. Braswell Sr. born 18 Sep.1908 died 17 Feb. 1967; Bernice M. Braswell born 13 Jan. 1909 died 06 May 1959;

Mavour C. Braswell born 26 Aug. 1877 died 06 Jul.1964 and Claiborne L. Braswell 1898 died 09 Nov. 1955. 

Nearby is Francis Marion Clement 1850-1943 and Vashti Hodges 1870-1949 In another area of the Minden City

Cemetery in Section F. there is one grave for Marguerite W. Braswell born 17 Jan. 1919 died 10 July 1942;

There is also a grave for Oma Braswell Dupont born 12 July 1903 died 22 Sep.

  

1306 Broadway  - Brown - Phillips Home

Presbyterian parsonage

If memory serves me well, Rev Phillips resided here.  Father of David (grad 1962) and his sister, Marsha  Next door to photo's left is the old Littleton home.  J. Y. Littleton owned the Chevrolet dealership. 

Daughter, Lucia, lives in Dallas.

Regards,
Scott Williams
'66

The Brown Home

This lovely home on Broadway was once owned by Ronnie and Connie Brown

Chuck Liles '54

 This was the Methodist Parsonage where my parents married. If not this one, the one next to it where my parents married.

Joyce Dulany Anderson '52

1306 Broadway - This was at one time the Presbyterian Parsonage.

  We once had the history of this lovely old home but it was lost when Hayden was our webmaster. 

If anyone still has it, would you please send it to Mindenmemories@AOL.COM

THE BROWN HOME - SEE  THE  REEDER - BROWN - KINGERY  HOUSE

Edward DeWitt Brown is interred in the Gardens of Memory, row 7, Garden of Prayer, section 1. He was born 23 Dec. 1888 and died 21 Jun. 1970. He is interred next to his wife Francis Celeste Sibley born 9 Sep. 1901 died 23 Feb. 1970.

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

According to the history provided by the historic district, the home, built in 1901 or 1902, was the second home of prominent citizen, W. W.Reeder.  He moved to Minden in 1901 to take a bookkeeping job with Drake Hardware.  His first home was at 315 East & West, which he built in 1901 or 1902.Reeder was the proprietor of Rose Lawn Poultry Yards.  He produced prize-winning high class birds and had one of the most thriving businesses in North Louisiana.  When he was interviewed by the MINDEN DEMOCRAT, the reporter asked him about different breeds of birds, Reeder was quoted as saying, "There are many excellent ones but, breeds may raise and breeds may fall, but the Plymouth Rocks will survive them all."In 1914 Goode Annex was being developed  and advertised as "Country living next to the city."  On March 17, 1914, Reeder purchased several lots from U. O.Asby for the sum of $420.  The 1915 tax roll records lots and residence in Goode Annex.  The house passed through several hands until July 13, 1936 when Edward and Celeste Brown purchased it.  Here they raised three children, Dr. Edward Brown, Cora Lou Brown Robinson and Mary Celeste Brown Powers.The Browns were the owners of Brown-Goodwill Inc., a woman's fine clothing store.  The shop operated for many years at 107 South Broadway in downtown Minden. The slogan of the store read "Opposite the Post Office and just as reliable."The Brown children Dr. Ed Brown and Cora Lou Robinson still live in Minden.  Many people have been made aware of Minden through the nationally recognized folk art of Robinson.In 1997, a young couple bought the Reeder home.  Charles and Jennifer Kingery wanted a good place to raise a family and fell in love with the house and Minden."This has been a labor of love," Jennifer said.  "Charlie and I have done all of the renovations ourselves--all except for the hardwood floors that is."  The couple worked on the home for almost four months before moving in."There is absolutely nothing that we have not painted around here," she laughingly said.  Jennifer said there is so much that she loves about the craftsman style house, but her favorite thing she enjoys is the charm which is enhanced by all of the detailed molding throughout.

    

                          BROWN - GEREN - RATBUN - RADCLIFF - RIGGS - PALMER HOME

               1102 BROADWAY HOME

"While the Gerens lived in Webster Parish at that time, Judge R. C. Drew, who is related to the Gerens, lived in Claiborne Parish at Homer and he may know who Miss Laconia Geren is." on the Minden Memories website - Confederate soilder.  This is the first time I've seen the name GEREN in print other than my stating that the original owner of my home was a GEREN.  Also, one of the Harmon Drew's was the executor of Mrs. Geren when her husband passed away.  Now I see the connection.    I would love to know more."

 Amazing what one can learn on the MM website. Patricia Palmer.

     The history of the  1102 Broadway home is(John) Geren - built the Pre-Civil war dog trot home between 1845-1850

    (Pierce) Rathbun - purchased the home around 1912 and enclosed the dogtrot

       (J Davidson) Brown - purchased the home around 1970. His wife was a daughter of Pierce Rathbun.

        She grew up in the home at 1102 Broadway. Mr. Brown and his wife bought out her sister (s) portion

          and lived there until after Mr. Brown's death after which Mrs. Brown sold the home to Linda and Carl Radliff.

         (Carl) Radcliff - purchased the home around 1985

          (David) Riggs - purchased the home around 1997             

          (Dennis) Palmer - purchased the home in 1999    

Submitted by Patricia S. Palmer

 GEREN PLOTS - MINDEN CEMETERY SECTION A WEST
Elizabeth Watson
James Harman Geren 18 Oct. 1872 - 11 Jan. 19990
Apr 5, 1902-22 Aug. 1907
Thos. Geren FATHER
Mar. 9, 1845 - 31 Aug. 1892 - He owned a first class, well kept saloon and was a
CSA Vet. during the civil war; Capt. Webb's company; Minden Rangers.
Elmina Geren Apr. 11, 1851 - Sep. 20, 1929
Our Babe Geren, Inf d/o T. R. & E. E. Geren 30 Sep. 1885 - 13 Oct. 1885
SECTION A WEST
Clement Stanford Watson born 10 Nov. 1862 double maker died 7 Feb. 1930
Mattie H. Geren born 23 Aug. 1874 " " died10 Mar. 1960

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Rathbun Plots Section D Minden Cemetery

Pierce L. Rathbun 22 Dec. 1872 - 5 Jan. 1949;        Edith B. Rathbun 6 Mar. 1887 - 23 May-1969

 and Edith Alice Brown born 16 March 1955

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There is a marker in the Minden Cemetery in Section G. for Jim Brown born 26 Jan. 1873 died 19 Jan. 1963

with wife E. L. Stewart.

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If anyone has any data on the others we would appreciate the information.

E-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.COM

 

Dr Cabiness Home

Submitted by Gary Mathews Sept. 2000

Minden Press Herald dated June 17, 1986

 This home was built by Dr. Cabiness a few years ago. The house next to it belongs to Martha Fitzgerald. Laterowners included Todd, Devereaux Vasser. (Later owners included Todd, Devereaux Vasser (who later moved structure), and Waters.) Residence of R. C. Semmers.

 

The Campbell Home

I believe this may be the Tom Campbell Home on Fort Avenue where Sarah Ruth grew up.

There is a marker in the Garden of Memories for Thomas J. Campbell  1895-1968 and Beatrice H. 1898 - 198 .,  John T. Campbell born 27 Nov. 1903 died 11 Aug. 1993 and Mary H.  Also in this plot is Charles A. "Corky" Marvin.

 

 PA2271 Christopher Chaffee Inn and Home, Minden, La. Built in 1850

Chaffee Home

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections; La. State University,

One University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

The original home of Jane & Christopher Chaffe was built around 1850 on the corner of North  Broadway & Fogle St. Mr. Chaffe also ran the inn, blacksmith shop, foundry and stage coach line/  Christopher Chaffee's home built 1890; I found a marker in the Minden City cemetery for Elizabeth SPARKE  Chaffe  born 09 April 1859 died 17 April 1943 daughter of Christopher and Jane Chaffe (Wonder if this is a different version of the same name?)

This home might have been located on what is now the Minden Medical Center parking lot.

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections La. State University One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

                                                     Section A Minden City Cemetery

 I found a marker in the Minden City cemetery for Elizabeth SPARKE  Chaffe born 09 April 1859 died 17 April 1943 daughter of Christopher and Jane ChShe is interred next to Jeanette Virginia Chaffe born 1855 died 1935. Next to her is Arthur Goodwill Chaffe born 08 January 1857 died 10 July 1901. On the otherside of Elizabeth Chaffe is Robert H. Miller Jr. born 1902 died 1934; Treeby Chafe Miller wife of Robert Hyneman Miller born 23 May 1865 died 15 March 1953;Robert Hyneman Miller born in Union, Ala. born 12 April 1864 died 26 Sep.1941; James Weston Miller born Union, Ala. died in New Orleans Section A Southwest Minden City Cemetery; Mother of Elizabeth Chaffe; Jane Chaffee born in Devonshire, England wife of Christopher Chaffe, born on November 1823 died 30 November 1868 Section A South Minden City Cem.Infant C & E. A. Chaffe 03 Jan. 1856 died 03 Jan. 1858; Joseph Lovell Chaffe, infant son of John & P.A. Chaffe died 8 May1853. The father of Elizabeth Chaffe, CHRISTOPHER CHAFFE was born in England on 08 January 1818 and died 02 December 1894.Section A West Minden City CemeteryGrace Griggs Chaffe born 1 6 Oct. 1862 died 09 Oct. 1909 md. 17 Jan. 1900; Charles Chaffee born 11 Apr. 1852 died 20 Nov. 1916 md. 26 May 1878; Mary Chaffe (Mother) born 25 August 1856 did 13 Feb. 1899' Mary Greenwood Chaffe born 10 Jan. 1903 died 22 Feb. 1986; Charlie Chaffe born 23 Aug. 1891 died 13 Jul. 1901;Clara Chaffe born 26 Aug. 1885 died 28 May 1957; Clara Chaffe born 26 Aug. 1885 died 28 May 1957. Section B Southwest & WestJennie T. Chaffe born 1869 died 1938; Clarence P. Chaffe 1861-1918.

THE CROAD HOME  - 503 EAST AND WEST STREET 

The James and Marsha Croad home is located at 503 East and West Street,  at the corner of Buchanan Street. 

This 1880s Victorian all but beckons one to step inside and back in time.

 

           P2653 THE JACK CRICHTON HOME ALIAS THE JUDGE SANDLIN HOME

              (Residential Section of Broadway

              (To place an order with the LSU photographer, refer to the Dan Stewart Home)   

Compliments of Archives & Special Collections LSU University; One University Pl.- Shreveport,
Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

I was unable to locate the grave of Jack Crichton and Emma Palmer Crichton. If a reader knows the location, the compiler would appreciation your help. The Crichton graves found in the MindenCity Cemetery are listed below for your convenience.We can find no record that this was ever the home of Dan Stewart.

This home was built by Jack Crichton and his wife, Emma Palmer Crichton. Her brother, Milo Palmer, built on the property behind the house. Jack Crichton died during the first ten years of the 1900s.

 After John Sandlin's first wife, Ruth Reams (her family next door to the Sugg House in a home that was torn down before 1920 and replaced by the Glass/McInnis house that is there today) died in childbirth in 1911, John Sandlin married Emma Palmer Crichton. They were married until her death in 1955. After she died the Crichton family tried to get him evicted, but he won the case. However, hehad moved out of the house when he died on Christmas Day, 1957. Somehow H. O. West ended up owning the home and he donated it to the First Baptist Church in 1960, in exchange for the church making a sizeable donation to Louisiana College. We used the home for Sunday School classes until we built our new building in 1977, the Sandlin house was torn down that year. The other house in this picture, across First Street (it was actually "I" street but got transcribed incorrectly on a map), is the English home.

 Mrs. English was a Crichton, a sister to Jack Crichton. Her daughter married a McCrary. The English house was bought by First Baptist in 1924 and the house was torn down so we could build our 1925 church building on that site. Jessie Wilson Crichton born 01 May 1859 died 29 Sep. 1929; Adam Henry Crichton born 09 Mar. 1853 died 29 Sep. 1929; Henry D. Crichton born 06 Sep. 1881 died 04 May 1882 son of A.H. & Jessie Crichton; Jessie Wilson Crichton born 23 Sep. 1880 died 05 Oct. 1880 d/o A. H. & Jessie Crichton.Milo Palmer born 10 Jun. 1869 died 02 Jun. 1931; Milo Toombs Palmer born 18 Aug. 1909 died 11 Dec. 1869Laura May Palmer born 02 May 1884 died 01 May 1980; Milo Palmo born 10 Jun 1869 died 01 Mar. 1980.Emma Lou Crichton born 20 Nov. 1862 died 11 Sep. 1955William Douglas English was born 23 Nov. 1849 died 09 Jan. 1924; Mollie Crichton English born 1860 died 1935;English infant son of W. D. & M .C. English (No dates.)Mrs. M. A. Crichton born 12 May 1820 died 28 Dec. 1903; Sarah Crichton born 09 May 1849 died 30 Mar. 1884; George P. Crichton born 29 Oct. 1839 died 10 Sep. 1861; William Crichton born 15 Aug. 1841 died 06 Jun. 1862; Thomas Crichton born 1846 died 1918; Kate Jackson wife of Thomas D Crichton born 1865 died 1946; Thomas Crichton Jr. born 1886 died 1972; Bunnie Hayes Crichton born 1890 died 1975 wife of Thomas Crichton, Jr.; John Grider born 1879 died 1963; Kate Crichton Gridler born 1888 died 1965 wife of J. G. Gridler; John Gridler born 1879 died 1963Thomas Crichton III born 20 Jan. 1917 died 04 Dec. 1989; Mary Murff (wife) born 10 Aug. 1919 died 20 May, 1983

 

CULPEPPER - (See also HOUSTON )

Tommy W. Culpepper  5 Feb. 1939 - 10 Nov. 1996

"Our beloved son, brother, husband, daddy and papa. May the angels lead you into paradise.

THE DAVIS HOME

               Gardens of Memory, Row 6, Section 2, Gardens of Fountain of Youth

James Newton Davis born 25 Dec. 1903 died 11 Feb. 1997 married 62 years to Ava Claire born 28 Feb. 1914 died 22 Sep. 2000There is a Charlie C Davis in Section J  born 4 Oct. 1893  died 2 Feb. 1981married to Laura B. born 9 Feb. 1898 died 15 Feb. 1959

Section D Minden City Cemetery: Charlie R. Davis, Jr.  born 06 Sep. 1863 died 17 Aug. 1941

Buried next to him is Clara J. Davis -  2 Aug. 1909 - 15 Jan. 2001    

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, December 3, 2001 - Dana Claire Davis Miles

 Funeral services for Mrs. Dana Claire Davis Miles, 66, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating.  Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Miles, a native and former resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, in Weatherford, Texas. She was a resident of Weatherford and a Methodist. She is survived by her husband, Jack Miles of Weatherford; sons, Chip Miles and wife Darla of Weatherford and James Davis Miles and wife Stefanie of Mingus, Texas; daughter, Mellisa Coffelt and husband Brad of Walnut Springs, Texas; brother Dickie Davis and wife Marsha of Minden; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives.Pallbearers will be Miller Andress, Thad Andress, Sam Greenwood, Bob Willet and James Miles.

James and Ava Davis Home now owned by Dickie and Marsha Davis.

THE ABNER DRAKE HOME

Says Linda...This is where the Nixes used to live.  They rented it for years and we spent many fun visits with them there."  next to him is Hervey Drake born 1823 died 1900. next to him is Mary Lewis Drake Gallagher wife of George F.Gallagher or Fallagher died 13 Dec. 1915 then Annie J. Drake no dates. Next to her is Samuel G. Webb born 07 Oct. 1856 died 15 Aug. 1954 and Sallie D. Webb born 22 Feb. 1857 died 20 Nov. 1911. Next to her is Mary Drake Webb born 10 Feb. 1889 died 02 May 1889 daughter of S. G. and Sallie D. Webb.William Abner Drake donated land for the First Methodist Church and the Minden Male Academy.

William Abner and Hervey Drake came to Minden from Edgefield District, S.C. the sons of Harvey Drake.In section G. Felix Harland Drake Jr. was born 02 Jan. 1893 and died 30 Mar. 1964, Mary Drake was born 09 Mar. 1896 and died 10 March 1993. Felix Drake Sr. is interred in A West and is in the Minden Cemetery book, born 1861 died 1922. He was married to Lizzie Eames. This book can be ordered from

EarleneLyle@aol.com

Felix Drake Sr.  was instrumental in the construction of the Minden Tap Railroad connecting Minden with the main east and west  railroad line at Sibley.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Minden according to the information on page 18 of Images of America written by John Agan and published by the Arcadia Publishing Co.

This is currently the home of Dr. Carl H. Hines.  Gary Matthews

The final property included in today's column is the Drake House, today the home of Dr. Carl and Peggy Hines.
"The Drake House is a two story, wood frame Colonial Revival residence located in an old suburban area of Minden. Despite sop; This is currently the home of Dr. Carl H. Hines.  Gary Matthews
The final property included in today's column is the Drake House, today the home of Dr. Carl and Peggy Hines.
"The Drake House is a two story, wood frame Colonial Revival residence located in an old suburban area of Minden. Despite some alterations, the house retains its National Register eligibility.
"The original date of the house and its subsequent architectural development is the subject of some debate. The applicant has presented a well-detailed history, which suggests that the house was originally built sometime between 1836 and 1859. According to this account, the house was substantiallyenlarged and given its present Colonial Revival treatment in 1883. Apparently the owner at the time shipped four large columns to the site for use in the renovation
. Architectural evidence certainly supports 1883 as a date for some of the present construction. Much of the interior work has a strong late nineteenth century character.But 1883 seems rather early for the type of pretentious Colonial Revival treatment seen at the Drake House. The first decade or so of this century would seem to be more likely. In any event, the following description will focus upon the house's present appearance, which of course, is the source of its significance.
"The Drake House is locally significant in the area of architecture as a landmark in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century residential heritage of Webster Parish. ts distinction in this regard rests principally upon its pretentious Colonial Revival exterior.
"The Louisiana Standing Structures Survey has identified some 430 50+ year old structures in Webster Parish. One hundred thirty-one of these are residences dating from the period c.1880 to World War I. In general, this group encompasses the Queen Anne Revival and Colonial Revival, as well as various vernacular house types such as shotgun housesand galleried cottages. The Drake House is a landmark among this predominantly humble housing stock for three reasons.
First, its size and pretentious articulation distinguish it from the Queen Anne Revival cottages, galleried cottages, and shotgun houses, which characterize the paris
h's housing stock for the period under consideration. Second, it is the parish's best residential example of Colonial Revival architecture. There are only three examples in the parish, which feature colossal columns, and of these the Drake House is the only one to feature a pedimented portico. The house derives additional grandeur and importance in this regard from its massive lunette. The final reason is that the house has a fully developed living hall, which is a very rare feature in rural Webster Parish."
The Drake House was added to the National Register on July 18, 1985.

Compliments of John Agan and the Minden Press-Herald, April 5, 2005

Parts of the above information was also submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead and Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

THE BROWN HOME - SEE  THE  REEDER - BROWN - KINGERY  HOUSE

Edward DeWitt Brown is interred in the Gardens of Memory, row 7, Garden of Prayer, section 1. He was born 23 Dec. 1888 and died 21 Jun. 1970. He is interred next to his wife Francis Celeste Sibley born 9 Sep. 1901 died 23 Feb. 1970.

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

According to the history provided by the historic district, the home, built in 1901 or 1902, was the second home of prominent citizen, W. W. Reeder. He moved to Minden in 1901 to take a bookkeeping job with Drake Hardware.  His first home was at 315 East & West, which he built in 1901 or 1902.Reeder was the proprietor of Rose Lawn Poultry Yards.  He produced prize-winning high class birds and had one of the most thriving businesses in North Louisiana.  When he was interviewed by the MINDEN DEMOCRAT, the reporter asked him about different breeds of birds, Reeder was quoted as saying, "There are many excellent ones but, breeds may raise and breeds may fall, but the Plymouth Rocks will survive them all."In 1914 Goode Annex was being developed  and advertised as "Country living next to the city."  On March 17, 1914, Reeder purchased several lots from U. O.Asby for the sum of $420.  The 1915 tax roll records lots and residence in Goode Annex.  The house passed through several hands until July 13, 1936 when Edward and Celeste Brown purchased it.  Here they raised three children, Dr. Edward Brown, Cora Lou Brown Robinson and Mary Celeste Brown Powers.The Browns were the owners of Brown-Goodwill Inc., a woman's fine clothing store.  The shop operated for many years at 107 South Broadway in downtown Minden. The slogan of the store read "Opposite the Post Office and just as reliable."The Brown children Dr. Ed Brown and Cora Lou Robinson still live in Minden.  Many people have been made aware of Minden through the nationally recognized folk art of Robinson.In 1997, a young couple bought the Reeder home.  Charles and Jennifer Kingery wanted a good place to raise a family and fell in love with the house and Minden."This has been a labor of love," Jennifer said.  "Charlie and I have done all of the renovations ourselves--all except for the hardwood floors that is."  The couple worked on the home for almost four months before moving in."There is absolutely nothing that we have not painted around here," she laughingly said.  Jennifer said there is so much that she loves about the craftsman style house, but her favorite thing she enjoys is the charm which is enhanced by all of the detailed molding throughout.

          PA2361 DRAKE HOME   - 1110 BROADWAY

The Drake home taken during the eighteen eighties

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - LSU - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.; Shreveport, La.71115-2399     

       P2800 Drake Home on Broadway

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - LSU - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.; Shreveport, La.71115-2399

THE HERVEY DRAKE HOUSE SEPTEMBER IN  2003

The Drake home taken during the eighteen eighties

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - LSU - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.; Shreveport, La.71115-2

 P2800 Drake Home on Broadway

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - LSU - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.;  

Shreveport La.71115-239(Can anyone identify the people and the houses across the Blvd.?       

           PA2794 Drake House buiilt by Foster Ford Robinson in 1859  

             

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - LSU - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.; Shreveport, La.71115-2399

THE HERVEY DRAKE HOUSE SEPTEMBER IN  2003

The antebellum home of Hervey Drake (1823-1900) which is now owned by Luther and Claire Drake Moore, a daughter of Fairy and Aubrey Drake, Sr.Hervey Drake donated land for the Minden Presbyterian Church. He had four children: F.H. Drake Sr., Annie Drake, Sallie Drake and Mary Drake. Hervey and William were sons of Harvey Drake.

Section B. Minden City Cemetery

Fairy Burch Drake was born 27 Jul. 1904 died 10 Apr. 1982.   Aubrey Eames Drake was born 01 Jun 1900 died 03 Jul. 1968. Aubrey E. Drake Jr. Pvt. 32 Armd. Regt. 3 Armd. Div WWII  16 Mar. 1926 died 13 Apr. 1945.Hervey Drake is interred in Section A West of the Minden City Cemetery beside William Abner Drake born 12 April 1829 and died 26 Jan. 1887. On the other side of  Hervey Drake is Mary Lewis Drake Gallagher who died 13 December 1915. There is also a grave for Annie J. Drake. (No Dates).

There is a second Drake home facing Broadway with large columns.

THE DUTTON,  VAN PEENE HOUSE AND DOZE HOME

This charming cottage is located on Elm Street near the Homer Road This house was built by the Dutton family around 1920. Among the later owners was the Van Peene family.

Today it is owned by Dr. Elizabeth Doze and her family.
Rachel Feazel Dutton, daughter of Margaret Pear and Johann Jorg Feazel was first married to Alexander Tomas Dutton.  (The Feazels are the ancestors of Sherry Gritzbaugh and Jeannine Mobley)

He was born in 1774 in Cheshire County, England. Died 26 Dec. 1818 in Madison Co. Ala.  Children:

(1). Christopher Columbus Dutton born 1813 Madison Co. Ala.  (2). Louisa Dutton born 1811 died Aug. 3, 1867. (3) Geo.

Washington Dutton born 22 Mar. 1814 Madison Co. Ala. died 3 Oct. Oct. 1864 He was a civil war vet. died in the hosp. (4) Sarah Ann Dutton was born in 1817. 

After Alexander Dutton Rachel Feazel Dutton married Lynd Sterling on the 29 May, 1821, in Ouachita Parish, La.

The following  children born were said  to this union(5) John Sterling) (6) Elizabeth Sterling (7) Lynd Sterling (8) ?Amanda (9) ?Joseph 

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Christopher Columbus Dutton md. Oct. 10 1840 to Catherine Huey dau. of Catherine Huey and Priscilla Franklin.

They were the parents of

(1) Elac Dutton born 1842

(2) Easter Dutton born 1842 Jackson Parish

 (3) Enoch Dutton born 1844 died 1888 buried New Hope Baptist Cemetery

(4) Alexander Dutton born 1845 died July 1886 buried New Hope Cem. Claiborne Parish,

 (5) Epperange Dutton born 1846 Jackson Parish, La.

6) Esther Dutton born 1848

(7) Harriet Dutton born in 1850

 (8) Christopher Columbus Dutton born 1852 (He married Sarah Gresham daughter of William Thornton Gresham ancestor of Sherry Gresham)

(9) John Franklin Dutton born 1854 Athens, La. died Feb. 25. 1927 BURIED OLD MINDEN CEMETERY,

(10) Frances M. Dutton born 1858

(11) James "Jim" Dutton born 1859

(12) Ella Dutton born 1862

(13) George T. "Tobe" Dutton born 1863 died 1926 buried Salem Cemetery in Lincoln Parish.

(14) Seaburn M. "Dink" Dutton born 1865. (This is the ancestor of Stanley and Richard Sanders who graduated from Minden High School )

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  MINDEN CITY CEMETERY SECTION A EAST

JOHN F. DUTTON 1854-1927 AND IDA M. 1864-1956 (This is Ida Monzingo) (Ancestor of Tom Dutton who graduated from Minden High School)                                                          

(3) Enoch Dutton married 20 Nov. 1873 to Fannie O. Mennie born 1850 MS died Jan. 23, 1888 buried New Hope Bapt. Cem. Claiborne Parish, La. They were the parents of the following named children:

 (1) John C. Dutton born 1874 (2) Elena Dutton born Oct. 24, 1876 died 24 Nov. 1954 New Hope Cem. (3) Alma Estelle Dutton born Oct. 24, 1876 died 1906

 buried New Hope Cem. (4) Maggie Dutton born June 1879 died Jun. 17, 1962) (5) E. C. "Dick" Dutton born Jun. 8,  1882 died Sep. 23, 1955 (6) Lucy C. Dutton born 1884 died 1886

 (7) Blanche Thurmond Dutton born Dec. 30, 1888 died Jun. 9, 1954.

John C. Dutton md. Apr. 7, 1901 to Annie Baugh; Elena Dutton md. Apr. 7, 1901 to W. M. Adams then on May 7, 1932 she second md. James H. Pittman

a son of Mary Elizabeth Sligh and Moses Joseph Pittman.; Alma Estelle Dutton md. Jun 15, 1905 to B. B. Warren; Maggie L. Dutton md. Jan. 1, 1901 to Nicholas Wade Pittman

 born Aug. 10, 1872 died Aug. 21, 1942.

(4)Alexander Dutton married February 1,  1878 to Olivia Stevens born 1861 in Arkansas. They had one ch: (1) Willie Dutton born 1878 (2) 

Willie Rufus Dutton born Jan. 1880. Alexander Dutton died from a mule kick.

(8) Christopher Columbus Dutton Jr. married 21 November 1889 in Claiborne Parish, La. to Sarah "Sally" Gresham a daughter of Sarah Hammack and William Thornton Gresham. In 1900 they were living in Claiborne Parish, La. when the census was taken. Sarah indicated that she was the mother of 7 children but two had died.

She was my great aunt. If anyone knows how to put in to MindenMemories@AOL.Com.

Children: 1.Mary S. Dutton born Sep. 1893 (2) Willie B. Dutton born May 1896 (3) Mary Lizzie Dutton born 1906 (4) Bessie Dutton born 1911 died before 1937 (5)

Allen Grady Dutton born 6 May 1904 died March 20, 1907 interred in Gilgal Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, La. The only info.

we have is Mary Lizzie Dutton may have married Arthur Coleman.

(9) John Franklin Dutton married Ida Monzingo and was the father of seven known children: (1) Beatrice Dutton born 1884

(2) Edgar Dutton born 1886 died Apr. 10, 1854 Clay Co. Ark. (3) Mark Moreland Dutton born Oct. 3, 1888 died Aug. 20, 1889 (

4) Claude Dutton born Oct. 13, 1888 died Aug. 20, 1889 BURIED OLD MINDEN CEMETERY (5) Tom Dutton died 1 Dec. 1969 (6) John G. Dutton (7) Charles D. Dutton

Edgar Dutton md. Hazel Burcholt and had ch: Jacqueline Dutton, Maxine Dutton and Mack Moreland Dutton , Jacqueline Dutton married Mr. Jones,

 Maxine Dutton married Mr. Dillon, Tom W. Dutton married Constance, Tom W. Dutton married Susan. He was a distributor for the Ford Motor Co.in New Orleans, La. He hired Mr. Elliott Rabb Whitman to do genealogy work on the Dutton family for him during the sixties. Mr. Whitman was one of my correspondents before his demise.

(13) George T. (Tobe) Dutton married Belle P. (1875-1946) one child George T. Dutton, Jr. born and died 1915. A single marker with triple inscription in the Salem Cemetery in Lincoln Parish, marks the graves of George and his two wives.

(14) Louisa Dutton married Sep. 15 1831 married William H. Pipes and had 8 children (1) Martha born 1833, (2) Julia (3) Reuben born 1839

(4) Joseph born Dec. 17, 1842 died 1920 (5) James born 1844 (6) Eliza born 1849 (7) William and (8) George born about 1854.

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        THE  DULANY - BRITT  - DANDRIDGE  -   THOMPSON - FRYE  Home

 

The Hunter - Dulany Home

 

This home was built in 1939 from the lumber from the Hunter home located at 400 Pine Street 

They even reconstructed the French doors inside the home. You must see the inside to appreciate. In 1948 the

home was sold to the Britt family. They lived there for a year and sold to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dandridge.      

 Source: Minden - Press herald

N. A. "Frenchy" Dulany
Posted on August 14, 2003

MINDEN, LA - Mr. N. A. "Frenchy" Dulany, 96, passed away on Sunday,
August 10, 2003. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15th from
12:30 until service time. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on
Friday at First Baptist West Chapel in Minden, LA. Officiating will
be Rev. Bill Ichter and Rev. Bill Crider both of First Baptist Church                           
 Interment will follow at the Minden

Mr. Dulany was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jack and seven
sisters. He is survived by five children, Nell Couch and late husband,
Don, Joyce Anderson and husband, Lee, John and wife, Karen; Jay and
wife, Nancy, Tim and wife, Anita; seventeen grandchildren;
twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great great grandchildren;
and one sister, Mary Braswell.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class
of First Baptist Church.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church
of Minden, LA or to the charity or organization of donor's choice.
Osborn Funeral Home , Shreveport, Louisiana

The Dulany family sold the home to the Britt's who moved to Monroe, Louisiana.

They sold the home to Robert Dandridge and Gladys Kilpatrick Dandridge Thompson who sold it before she died.

Gardens of Memory, Minden, La.  Garden of the Good Shepherd Section 2  . Paulette Dandridge born 16 March 1954 died 4 August 1982

 Robert Floyd Dandridge, Jr. born 1963 died 1979 "A man is not completely born until he is dead."

Gladys Kilpatrick Thompson
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Kilpatrick Thompson, 87, were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Visitation was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 8.
Mrs. Thompson was born August 11, 1918 in Claiborne Parish to John Kilpatrick and Maggie Henley Kilpatrick. She died Saturday, January 7 in Ruston following a lengthy illness. She was a charter member and Sunday School teacher at Parkway Baptist Church. During World War II, she helped her country by working at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Paulette Dandridge.
She is survived by her husband, James F. Thompson of Minden; sons, Larry Dandridge and wife Becky of Shreveport, Robert Dandridge and wife Evelyn of Minden and George Dandridge of New York City; grandchildren, Susan and Mark; great-grandson, Ben; sisters, Gracie Tabor of Homer and O’Neil Johnson and husband, Clarence, of Benton.

Dan Frye was listed in the phone book  at 609 Police Street in 2005.

 

  

                                                THE FELIX CRAYTON DULANY HOME

This house was bought about 1922 by Felix Crayton Dulany. Crayton Dulany had been a prosperous farmer in Bienville Parish. He sold his farm and moved his family to Goodwill Street in Minden. He still had six of his nine children at home. One of the children being my daddy Norman (Frenchy) Dulany. He was 15 at the time of the move. It was told to me, that a gangster had owned the home previous to Papa Dulany buying it. At one point in the house, you could touch eight doors with a broom handle. Maybe the purpose being escape. It has beautiful wood work through-out the house. I remember as a child, swinging on the porch swing with my Grandmother. After Papa died in 1947, my grandmother lived in the house until her death in 1967. I have no idea who owns the house now. I have always wanted to go back into that house.

                         THE FARLEY HOME  alias THE STEWART HOME

The Craig and Mona Farley home is one of the cornerstones of Minden's historic district. 101 Homer Road is the location of this Victorian era home. Massive gothic columns and a second-floor veranda frame the Greek revival front entrance.

The 1400-square foot wraparound porch calls out for visitors to sit and partake of mint juleps and some gracious southern hospitality. As one enters the home, history is at every turn. Many of the original items from this grand estate are still here and on display.

Seven Christmas trees will be decorated for visitor enjoyment and pleasure. Visitors are sure to have a memorable holiday experience at the Stewart-Farley home for the 2003 Tour of Homes.

This looks like a picture I took when driving around Minden during a visit several years ago.  This is the Stewart home near Broadway, and Homer Road.  Tam Spiva also lived here.  Mrs. Stewart was his grandmother.

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

 
This is the Daniel Webster Stewart home. It was later occupied by Lila Stewart Spiva and today is the home of Craig and Mona Farley. It is built on part of the land that made up the plantation of J. W. Berry.

John Agan

Daniel Webster Stewart is interred in Section A East of the Minden City Cemetery. He was born 13 Feb. 1857 died 27 Apr. 1935. Reagan Stewart born 15 Aug. 1871 died 28 Apr. 1954. Also buried next to Mr. Stewart is: James W Reagan born 19 Dec. 1842 died 14 Oct. 1909 and Amanda Stewart born 20 Oct. 1847 died 21 Apr. 1920. Next to his wife Reagan Stewart is buried: Early Brown Reagon 1870 - 1928 and Anna Todd Reagan 1874 - 1933 and their children: Inf. d/o E.B. dau E.B. & Anna Reagan (no dates)  and one more marker for Inf. of E. B. & Anna Reagan without dates.

Col. J. W. Berry is interred in Section A South of the Minden City Cemetery. He was born 12 July 1818 and died 31 July 1894. He is interred next to Camilla C. Berry, his wife, born 15 April 1827 died 11 Oct. 1853. Next to her is their daughter: Nettie Berry Dennie born 10 Oct. 1867 died 12 Feb. 1907 the next grave is for: James Longstreet Berry born 10 Nov. 1865 died 03 March 1902. Col. Berry was a native of Indiana and moved to La. in 1835. He served in the State Legislature & was also a Confederate Veteran.

Lillie Stewart Spiva is interred in section A Southeast. She was born 23 Feb. 1905 died 21 March 1959. Mary Amanda Stewart was born 12 Feb. 1903 died 11 Jan. 1994.  James Douglas Stewart was born 08 Oct. 1899 died 09 Oct. 1899.      Nannie Leona Kelly Stewart was born 10 Sep. 1862 died 26 May 1933 wife of Angus A. Stewart. Angus A Stewart born 23 Feb. 1857 died 31 Sep. 1942 . Jessie May Stewart age 8 months 9 days died 13 September 1886

 SECTION A SOUTHEAST MINDEN CITY CEMETERY

Alfred Goodwill born 07 Nov. 1830 died 27 Nov. 1905; b. Longon, England; son of Susannah Goodwill of Hull came to America in 1849) Elizabeth Ford Farley born in Devon England born 16 Jan. 1834 born 16 Jan. 1834 died 31 Aug. 1869 born  in Devon, England 13 Apr. 1787 died 30 July, 1862.; John Farley born in England 13 April 1787 died 30 July 1862; Mary Ford Farley his wife died 03 Jan. 1877;Algernon Sidney Goodwill born 10 Jan. 1860 died 15 May 1861; Edgar Goodwill born 03 Sep. 1862 died 14 Apr. 1913; Katy Goodwill born 13 Jul. 1864 died 21 Mar. 1879; Christopher Goodwill.

John Farley 1787 - 1862; Mary Ford Farley 1798 - 1876; Christopher Goodwill 1867 - 1901; William Henry Bryce (Husband) 1842-1909) Alice Goodwill (Wife) 1858 - 1947); Jessie Bryce 1870-1873; Elizabeth Farley (Mother) 1834-1869 Alginon S. Goodwill 1860-1861.

                                                                                                               

                                 FERGUSON HOUSE - STEWART HOME

On the right is the J. G. Ferguson home which served as the Webster Parish Library from 1964 to 1997. Today it is the Webster Parish Annex. The new library is on the left. 

There is a marker in the Minden City Cemetery in section C for Joseph Glass Ferguson born 29 March 1857 died 14 May 1928 & Nancy Mullins Ferguson 9 Nov 1862-18 May

1940 Born in Manolia, Arkansas; Died in Minden, Louisiana.

       

Academy Park - The Fitzgerald House on a Postcard in 1908

Submitted by Billy Baldwin                  

                          THE FITZGERALD - SLAID  HOUSE


The Slaid home, located at 304 McDonald, was purchased by Jack and Melissa Slaid in December 1998. This Queen Anne colonial was built in 1902. The home features exquisite woodwork and stained glass windows and the staircase and interior is breathtaking.

The Slaids have recently opened up the The Fitzgerald House Bed & Breakfast. It is ideal for weddings, receptions and anniversary retreats.

                                                                     Minden Press-Herald, Friday, Nov. 29, 2002
 
According to the home's history, which was provided by the Historic Residential District, it was built for Edward Eugene and Emma Fitzgerald when they moved from Michigan to manage the Minden Lumber Company.
Much of the wood used in this home was made at the local mill.  This home was typical of its time in that it combined many architectural styles.
Eugene and Emma Fitzgerald when they moved from Michigan to manage the Minden Lumber Company.
Much of the wood used in this home was made at the local mill.  This home was typical of its time in that it combined many architectural styles.The interior has stained glass windows and a breathtaking staircase as well as many other noteworthy features.
Several famous people including a president of the United States and Louisiana governors have been guests at the home.
On Dec. 15, 1998 the house was purchased by Jack and Melissa Staid who made a great deal of extensive renovations on the old home.  The original  furnishings came up for auction before the Slaids were able to complete the final sale paperwork.  They rushed from the meeting to the auction in time to save only a few of the furnishings from the home.
On May 18, 2001, the Slaids were finally able to have the home listed on the National Historic Register.
With care and much work, the Slaids plan to turn this fine old home into a bed and breakfast by first of the year.
"My favorite thing about the whole house is having my morning coffee out on the front porch," Melissa said.  "But I will say that turning the home into a bed and breakfast has been a dream of mine for a long time."

 

                                              MINDEN CITY CEMETERY SECTION A WEST

 Edward M. Fitzgerals born 21 Mar. 1898 died 22 Sep. 1984; Ida Mae K. Fitzgerald born 11 Jun. 1902; Eugene B. Fitzgerald born 18 Feb. 1892  died 06 Feb. 1946; Grace Butler Fitzgerald born 16 Feb. 1897 died 21 Mar. 1968; Emma S. Fitzgerald born 12 Feb. 1869 died 17 Jan. 1946.

                                Compliments of LeVerne Langheld Kidd

                                               

                 FRASIER HOME

 Minden City Cemetery  Section D has monuments for Albert Eugene Frazier born 23 July 1902 died 24 April 1953; William S. Frasier born 1869 died 1934 and Virginia S. Frasier born 1872- 1952.

  (See William S. Frasier Biography site for more information on this family)

          

FULLER HOUSE

         FULLER - WHITE HOUSE- West Union Street Minden (Webster) Feature: Architecture: Queen Anne,  Architecture:     Colonial Revival, Listing, National Register, Ownership: Private.

In section A West of the Minden City Cemetery I found graves for the following Fuller - White graves: Thomas Wafer Fuller born 28 May 1867 died 20 Dec. 1920; Alma Bright Fuller born 16 Nov. 1871 died 03 Jun 1949; Miriam Rupert Fuller White daughter of Alma B & Thomas W. Fuller and wife of R. L. White born 07 August 1900 died 13 June 1949; Russell Lanier White born 30 Aug 1900 died 13 June 1983, Pvt, STU Army TNC Corps WWI son of Robert and Luninda White.

The Fuller House

"The Fuller House is a two-and-a-half story wood frame Queen Anne Revival residence with mainly Colonial Revival details. It is located a block or so from the Minden Central Business District in an early twentieth century neighborhood. With the exception of historic modifications to the gallery and the selective, sensitive installation of vinyl siding, the house is pristinely preserved from its c.1905 construction.

"Due to its height, size and location on a slight rise, the Fuller House has a commanding presence. With its exuberant, elaborate silhouette, it is first and foremost a Queen Anne Revival house. Its complex roofline features a tripped roof with a gabled projection on each side elevation, a large front dormer with a balcony, and two prominent chimneys with decorative brickwork. The composition culminates in a large round turret three stories in height with a rounded cone roof crowned by a finial. The turret, easily the house's strongest visual element, is attached at the corner. Projecting wall planes include the turret, polygonal bays beneath the side gabled projections, a projecting gable peak on the principal side elevation, and a squared off projection on the second story of the facade beneath the previously mentioned large dormer. Also the Palladian window in the peak of the principal side gable is inscribed within a prominent arch. The Queen Anne fondness for surfaces of varying textures can be found on the turret, with its fairly narrow gauge clapboarding and wide band of beveled boards between the second and third stories. Finally, the Queen Anne taste is reflected in the multi-pane top window sashes on the third story of the turret, the front projection and dormer, and the Palladian window of the principal side gable. The glazing bars form a pattern suggestive of tracery.

"The Fuller House is locally significant as a superior example of the Queen Anne Revival style within the context of the several parish region of North Louisiana. It achieves this distinction because of its complex massing, culminating in a turret. The house is also important for its well-detailed and well-preserved interiors.
While staff members of the Division of Historic Preservation certainly have not been in every Queen Anne house in the region, they have visited the best examples in their forty-plus years of experience and can safely conclude that the Fuller House has few peers in this regard.

"The house takes its historic name from Thomas W. Fuller, who purchased the property in 1919. It is believed to have been built for Mrs. Willie S. Harrell, who acquired the lot in June 1905. Mr. Fuller died in 1920, but his widow lived in the house until her death in 1949. The house then became rental property, but has been occupied by Fuller descendants since the late 1960s."

The Fuller House was put on the National Register on April 18, 1996. The current owners of the Fuller House are the Polk family of Magnolia, Arkansas. They are responsible for the wonderful restoration of the home.

Compliments of John Agan, Minden Press-Herald, April 6, 2005

                                

                                                        The William Samuel Hunter Home

                                                         PA2545   HUNTER HOME ON PINE STREET IN 1920

                              THE  HUNTER HOME - Compliments of Archives and Special Collections Louisiana State University - One University Place

Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

PA2552 Hunter family home 400 block Pine, Minden, la. interior 2939

Compliments of Louisiana State University - Shreveport Archives and Special Collections

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

MINDEN CITY CEMETERY SECTION A

Larry B. Hunter born 30 March 1896 died 06 Feb. 1971; Joel William Gearhart Jr. born 05 Nov. 1924 died 26 Dec. 1983; S1 US Navy WWII; Gladys P. Hunter born 24 Aug. 1899 died 09 June 1973; Bess Hunter born 27 March 1934 died 05 Sep. 1993; Sam Hunter born 09 Apr. 1932 died 29 Aug. 1936.

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, February 8, 1971
 Larry Hunter Dies, Services Are Today
 One of the city's leading  citizens, Larry Hunter, age 74, died in the Minden Sanitarium on Saturday evening, February 6, after a long illness.
 Mr. Hunter was a native of Minden, and lifelong resident of the city.  He is survived by his widow; four sons, Bill Hunter, Joe Hunter, Ben Hunter, all of Minden, and Joel Gearhart of Homer; two daughters, Mrs. Bess Hunter of Minden, and Mrs. Nan Castle of Sarasota, Florida; one brother, Jack D. Hunter of Minden; one sister, Mrs. Florine Robertson of Homer; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 Larry Hunter was a pioneer Coca-Cola Bottler in the city.  His father began bottling Coca-Cola in Webster Parish in 1901.  After the death of his father in 1919, Mr. Hunter stayed active in the bottling business until his death.
 Funeral services for Mr. Hunter will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Minden.  Dr. Henry Rickey, pastor of the First Methodist will conduct services.
 Burial will be in Minden Cemetery under direction of Green-Kleinegger.
 Pallbearer for the services will be Coy Bohannon, N. A. Dulany, Bill Franklin, Alton Gandy, Jimmy W. Maddox, Raymond Plunkett, James Rabb, J. W. Wall, all employees of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
 The Hunter family has requested those who want to give memorial gifts, instead of flowers, to do so to either the building fund of the First Methodist Church or to the Minden Recreation Commission.
 In addition to his dedication to Coca-Cola, he dedicated himself to young people.  It all started with a large family and their friends and a consuming interest in baseball.
 The first teen-age center in Minden was Mr. and Mrs. Hunter's own "Little Playhouse."  In 1946 a larger place was needed, so they built the "Big Playhouse," or "Hunter's" as it became known.  "Hunter's" was the teen-ager's social center in Minden until about 1963.
 Mr. Hunter organized the first playground baseball team in 1939.  In 1940 the baseball park, playground and swimming pool were built.  Until 1950 he was active promoting youth baseball and American Legion Baseball.  His 1949 American Legion team was the state runners-up.  During this period he took teams on tours after the regular season.  Teams were played from New Mexico to Florida.  Promising baseball players were taken to Major League try-out camps.  Many played professional baseball with several going to the Major Leagues.  During this time untold friendships were made--Major League players, ex-players, business men, sportsmen, and youth all over the South.  An ex-Major Leaguer, Kid Eberfield, came to Minden in 1940 and helped him start his baseball program.
 In 1952 the playground, pool, baseball park, and Hunter's began being operated by the city.  Mr. Hunter became a baseball fan at that time.  The City Recreation Program was developing then.  In 1953 the baseball park was moved to the Fairgrounds and became known as Griffith Stadium.  A few years later the City built their own pools and playgrounds, and Hunter's Playground was closed.
 In 1946 Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were named "Citizen of the Year," receiving the first award given.  The award was later changed to "Man of the Year."  In 1969 Mayor Tom Colten presented to Mr. Hunter the key to the City in ceremonies preceding the First Dixie League Contest of the 1969 season.  A cetificate for his outstanding contributions to the Minden Recreation Program was presented at the same time. 
 Mr. Hunter was known for Coca-Cola, Baseball, Recreation, friends, and being one of Lake Bistineau's best Fishermen.

                                             THE GARRISON HOUSE

The pretty yellow house are next door to Dr. Banks house:  This was the Richard Garrison house and his wife's sister, Miss Della Craton, lived with Mr. & Mrs. Garrison.  Mr. Garrison was the tax assessor for years.  It is probable that the house originally belonged to the Cratons.  Richard Garrison's son, Richard, married Debbie Baker (Ellen & Annetta's sister) and he died suddenly in 2000 at age 49.  (See Gardens of Memory.)  Mr. & Mrs. Garrison and Miss Della are buried together in Minden City Cemetery.

Row 5, Section 2 Garden of Fountain of Youth Gardens of Memory not far from Dr. and Mrs. Banks are William Richard Garrison born 22 Dec. 1951 died 4 Nov. 2000 married 23 Oct. 1970 to Deborah Karen born 11 Mar. 1953 no death death.  The marker reads: Two of God's special people who enriched the lives of many. Under her marker it reads:  An angel sent from Heaven who gave of herself to everyone she knew. Children: Dusty, Kaitlyn

Minden City Cemetery section F: Richard B. Garrison born 12 Apr. 1916 died 27 Aug. 1991; S Sgt. US Army WWII Vesta A.; born 23 Nov. 1925 no death date is given. There is a marker for Jamie CRATON Garrison born 03 Oct. 1913 died 10 Sep. 1993.

 

                                                       THE ALBERTA GLASS HOUSE

This house was once owned by Tana Rea Beckman and Todd Beckman. The house sits on Broadway next to the Aubrey Drake home. It was the home of Alberta Glass, who owned a store in downtown Minden for many years. He was Minden's last surviving Civil War Veteran when he died in 1937.

In section A West of the Minden City Cemetery there are markers for Louis Johnston Glass born 08 July 1886 died 27 Sep 1916; Mary E. Palmer Glass born 02 Sep 1852 died 10 July 1884;  ALBERTA GLASS born 25 Augtp://www.mindenmemories.org/reside44.jpg" width="512" border="0">

                                                                                                                                    

                        THE A. H. GRAY HOME ON EAST AND WEST STREET STREET

Section D Minden City Cemetery Buried on his left is: Charlie R. Davis born 06 Sep. 1863 died 17 Aug. 1941; Emily G. Davis born 06 Mar. 1874 died 16 Aug. 1923.  Aylmer H. Gray born 08 Nov. 1876 died 29 June 1941; Olivia Austin born 04 Nov. 1870 died 12 May 1951; interred on the right is: Martha Gray Lunsford born 24 Mar. 1886 died 04 May 1975; Mary E. Gray born 09 Apr. 1853 died 06 Nov. 1922.

Section B Southwest & East: Grace Gray Merritt born 14 Jan. 1922 died 14 July 1986; Reuben Merritt born 27 Apr. 1923 no death date; Faye J. Merritt born 08 May 1937 died 27 Jan. 1985. Section B: Martha M. Gray born 01 Nov. born 01 Nov. 1888 died 16 Sep. 1972  Henry Grady Gray 02 Nov.  1891 - 12 March  1950.

 Section I, J & K: Willie O. Gray, 04 Dec. 1909 died 18 Jun. 1991 md Haskell D.  born 05 Nov. 1919 died 18 Nov. 1994 (md. 54 years) Garvin P. Gray born 18 Feb. 1939 died 07 Apr. 1989; Betty S. born 30 May 1941; Jasper Gray born 18 Apr. 1916 died 18 Jun. 1996 - Cpl US Army WWII; Doris E. born 30 Jun. 1921 died 13 January 1986. Gray born 04 Oct. 1968 died 04 Oct. 1968 son of James and Carolyn Gray; Brenda Faye Gray born 23 Dec. 1963 died 24 Dec. 1963; Clarence M. Gray born 31 Mar. 1912 died 17 Apr. 1977 md. 29 July 1939 Etoile E. born 02 Jun 1924 died 09 N.

 

                                                Grady & Nellie Gray Home             

 Section H p;                                

 Section H Minden City Cemetery - there is a marker for Henry Grady Gray born 07 Jan. 1904  died 27 Oct. 1978.

Dr. Kelly Carlisle of the Minute Magazine  is the current resident of the home today.

 

                                                                THE GRIFFITH  HOME

                                                     This has always been the Griffith Home.

I believe this is the Griffith house.  Frank Griffith and his wife, Quay, still live there, the last I heard.  Mr. Griffith was the Sheriff of Webster Parish at one time.  Mr. and Mrs. Griffith had two sons, Frank and John.  Frank is the older.  I ran around with John in the 7th and 8th grades. The house originally had very high peaks.  Frank and Quay remodeled the house some years ago and eliminated the high peaks.    Rowland

Minden City Cemetery Section B

The only Griffith's I find are: Benjamin Franklin Griffith born 08 Mar. 1867 died 05 Oct. 1960; Mary Emma Griffith born 22 Mar. 1931 died 26 Aug. 1933; Inez GLADDEN Griffith born 15 July  1893 died 25 Nov. 1992; Benjamin Paul Griffith born 30 Apr. 1963 died 10 Nov. 1977.   Minden City Cemetery Section A West

 Kate PHILLIPS Griffith born 29 Nov. 1871 died 13 Jul. 1901.

PA2807 Mrs. Samuel Grigsby  - Home Corner Monroe & Union 1876 and 1958

 

 

 

                                                    

Compliments of Archives & Special Collections - L.S.U. University - ShreveporOne University Place, Shreveport, La.

 Minden City Cemetery - Grigsby

 Section A East

N. Rhydon Grigsby born 05 Oct. 1869 died 13 Aug. 1935; Vella BLANKENSHIP Grigsby born 22 Apr. 1879 died 01 Feb. 1947; Lois F. Grigsby born 03 Jan. 1903 died 04 Sep. 1993; Rydon Blankenship born 09 Dec. 1902 died 13 Oct. 1986.

Section A West

Norma Grigsby born 11 Nov. 1891 died 07 Aug. 1892; Treeby Grigsby born 27 Feb. 1883 died 31 Jul. 1895; DR. SAMUEL MAYS GRIGSBY born 25 Jan. 1860 died 27 Apr. 1892; Lizzie MYERS Grigsby born 20 Aug. 1860 died 18 Oct. 1941.

 Section F.

Jacob L. Grigsby 1877-1941; Neal P. Grigsby 1880-1950; Sarah GRAHAM Grigsby born 15 Nov. 1886 died 15 Dec. 1975. Doris LAND Grigsby born 27 Aug. 1898 died 24 Apr. 1977

 Section G.

Margaret Taylor ELAM Drew born 16 Dec. 1942 died 14 Jan. 1996; Judge Richard Harman Drew born 05 Feb. 1917 died 18 Dec. 1995; ANNIE LUCILLE GRIGSBY Drew born 25 Mar. 1890 died 10 Aug. 1974; Judge Harmon Caldwell Drew born 16 Feb. 1889 died 01 Sep. 1950; Kate Elizabeth DREW Carey born 07 Feb. 1915 died 30 Jun. 1971.

 

 

HODGE - WEBB - MCDANIEL HOME

 

THE REMODELED MCDANIEL HOME - SEE THE HISTORY UNDER WEBB-MCDANIEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HODGE - WEBB - MCDANIEL HOME BUILT IN 1861

  Section A West, Minden City Cemetery Book by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

J G. Hodges (Father) born 15 Jan. 1862 - 16 July 1912 (Father)

Larura A. Killen 08 Jul. 1861-30-Sep. 1928 (Mother)                

Joel Grier Hodges Jr. 16 Jul. 1897- 30 Dec. 1900                       

Irma Hodges 30 Dec. 1889 - 15 Oct. 1892 d/o J. G. L. A.  Hodges.  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Section F. Minden City Cemetery                                                                                                                                                                             

There are markers for Francis Marion Clement born 1850-1942  Vashti Hodges 1870-1949

Highway 160 in Section 11 Twp 21N Range 10W.

 
Marvin Pinson Hodges                                23 Feb 1878             03 Dec 1967
Gertrude  SHEARER Hodges                      12 Oct 1880             11 Apr 1964
      (b. Niles, Michiga
n)

This home is currently owned by Mrs. Carolyn Sale McDaniel.

 

     INABNETT HOMER

The Inabnet House

Residence of J. Lenwood Inabnett, built by William Hardy Later owned by Hill and Miller

The home was originally started by Lucy Brodnax Kennon in 1840, but she died  before the home was completed and the home was first occupied by her son-in-law, William Hardy, around 1855. The home has been in the Miller family since the 1890s. Joe Miller was a well known Minden merchant in the early 1870s. He married Roy Scales. They were the parents of Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnet.

Source: Minden - Press herald

Mrs. Roy Inabnett  (1910-2003)

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnett, 93, will be held at10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mindenwith the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, May 22, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Inabnett, a lifelong resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, May 21, in Minden. She was a member of the Minden Beautification Council, Main Street Committee, and was Minden Woman of the Year in 1962. She was also a member of the Minden Garden Club, the Arrangers  Study Club and the Council Flower Show Judges. Mrs. Inabnett was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Minden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenwood Inabnett and her daughter, Sallie Inabnett.She is survived by her son, Joe Inabnett and wife Anne; and their
children, Christian Charlton and Elizabeth Charlton, all of New Orleans. 

  Section A West Minden City Cemetery

J. Lenwood Inabnett is born 15 Nov. 1859 died 15 Jan.1994; Miller?? Our boy with us 10 years (no dates) ; Roy Scales Miller born 24 Oct. 1880 died 05 Oct. 1952; Sallie Frances Inabnet born 17 Jan. 1944 died 03 Mar. 1993; Elizabeth J. Miller (Mother) born 18 Sep. 1832 died 12 Dec. 1925; S. B. Miller born 17 Sep. 1829 died 13 Nov. 1891.

                                                                                                  

 Shreveport Road

Compliments of La. State University - Shreveport Archives & Special Collections  PA2816    262

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

John Killen  moved to Minden in 1849 . He fought with the Minden Rangers during the Civil war and served in in La. Legislature. He was married to Sarah Monzingo on Oct. 4, 1849 a daughter of Jules Monzingo. They were the parents of four sons John W. died when he was 14 years old, Bard died when he was 18 months old, Sampy died at 3 years and William Mac died in 1883 at the age of 12. They were also the parents of four daughters, namely Laura P. Killen who married Patton Culbertson; Martha E Killen who married William A. Turner; Ida N. Killen who married William Stewart andLaura A. who married Joel Hodges.

                                                        Section A West Minden City Cemetery

J. Sidney Killen born 05 Feb. 1826 died 28 Dec. 1903; Sarah A. Killen (w/o J. S. Killen) born 16 Nov. 1828 died 31 Aug. 1913. Rosa Claire Culbertson born 29 Oct. 1874 died 05 Apr. 1973; Eliza T. Turner born 27 Jan. 1880 died 14 Jul. 1903 son of W. A. and M. E. Turner; Rosa Claire Stewart born 25 Nov. 1883 died 02 Sep. 1884 daughter of W. C. and J. N. Stewart; J. G. Hodges (Father) Born 15 Jan. 1862 died 16 Jul. 1912; Laura Killen (Mother) born 08 July 1928; Joel Grier, Jr. son of  J. G. & La. Hodges born 16 Jul 1897 died 30 Dec. 1900; Irma Hodges daughter of J. G. & L. A. Hodges born 30 Dec. 1889 died 15 Oct. 1892.

                                                     Section B Southwest & West Minden City Cemetery

Perry D. Stesp;               Section A West Minden City Cemetery

William A. Stewart (Father) born 04 July 1848 died 30 July 1933; Martha A. Stewart born 14 July 1854 died 25 Feb. 1925.

      KINGERY HOUSE - SEE THE  REEDER - BROWN - KINGERY HOUSE    

 

                                                                   LEE  JONES HOUSE

1912 LEE  - JONES HOUSE FACING BROADWAY

My guess is that the home was probably built by R. H. Lee, who was District Attorney here in the early part of the twentieth century, most likely during the 1910s. By 1930 it was the home of Walter and Mildred Webb, he served as Mayor of Minden at one time and she was Postmaster here from 1921 until Mrs. Gambrell took over in the 1930s. By 1940, Byron Braswell lived there. When I was a child, Dr. S. W. Pittman lived in the house and today David and Charlotte Jones live there.
 
John Agan

Section C Minden City Cemetery

Walter H. Webb  (1879-1937 )

Section A South Minden City Cemetery                                                        

Virginia Claire GAMBRELL Piland born 29 Oct. 1918 - 23 June 1982; Annie Fay MADDRY Gambrell born 16 Mar. 1894 died 23 Mar. 1974.

                                    In 1986 this was the residence of Terry Love

             

                         This lovely home was built in 1890 by the Searles Family on East & West St.

                         Subsequent owners included Reader, Gredley, Crichton and Hudson.

                                              CLAUDE LOWE HOME - SHAUN & JACKIE LEWIS HOME

For many years this was the Claude Lowe Home. He married Mrs. Betty Pittman Lowe and raised a son and

daughter here. Betty and her daughter no longer there. Her son is deceased They built a one story home next door and sold this

home to Shaun &  Jackie Lewis and her family moved in toward the end of June 2004. They have two sons, Miles and Preston.   

 Information submitted by  Barbara Bryan Moore, Ann  Mays Harlan, Earlene Mendenhall Lyle & Jackie Lewis

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                                                                      MINDEN CITY CEMETERY SECTION A WEST

 Edward M. Fitzgerals born 21 Mar. 1898 died 22 Sep. 1984; Ida Mae K. Fitzgerald born 11 Jun. 1902; Eugene B. Fitzgerald born 18 Feb.

1892  died 06 Feb. 1946; Grace Butler Fitzgerald born 16 Feb. 1897 died 21 Mar. 1968; Emma S. Fitzgerald born 12 Feb. 1869 died 17 Jan. 1946.

 

                                                                       Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

                                                                                                                                

THE FRAZIER HOME

Minden City Cemetery  Section D has monuments for Albert Eugene Frazier born 23 July 1902 died 24 April 1953; William S. Frazier born 1869 died 1934 and Virginia S. Frazier born 1872 died 1959.  Eugene Frazier also lived in the home and renovated the house for himself. I was told he died not too many years ago but we were unable to locate his record in the Cemetery Inscriptions of Webster Parish, La. Vol. II by John C. & Wanda V. Head.

                                                                                                  From the 1940 M.H.S. Grig '37' 38'39'40

Eugene Frazier:  Acapella,  Band, & Choir, Grig Staff, Assistant Business Manager

                                                                      

FULLER - WHITE HOUSE- West Union Street Minden (Webster) Feature: Architecture: Queen Anne, Architecture: Colonial Revival, Listing, National Register, Ownership: Private.

In section A West of the Minden City Cemetery I found graves for the following Fuller - White graves: Thomas Wafer Fuller born 28 May 1867 died 20 Dec. 1920; Alma Bright Fuller born 16 Nov. 1871 died 03 Jun 1949; Miriam Rupert Fuller White daughter of Alma B & Thomas W. Fuller and wife of R. L. White born 07 August 1900 died 13 June 1949; Russell Lanier White born 30 Aug 1900 died 13 June 1983, Pvt, STU Army TNC Corps WWI son of Robert and Luninda White.

The Fuller House
 

"The Fuller House is a two-and-a-half story wood frame Queen Anne Revival residence with mainly Colonial Revival details. It is located a block or so from the Minden Central Business District in an early twentieth century neighborhood. With the exception of historic modifications to the gallery and the selective, sensitive installation of vinyl siding, the house is pristinely preserved from its c.1905 construction.

"Due to its height, size and location on a slight rise, the Fuller House has a commanding presence. With its exuberant, elaborate silhouette, it is first and foremost a Queen Anne Revival house. Its complex roofline features a tripped roof with a gabled projection on each side elevation, a large front dormer with a balcony, and two prominent chimneys with decorative brickwork. The composition culminates in a large round turret three stories in height with a rounded cone roof crowned by a finial. The turret, easily the house's strongest visual element, is attached at the corner. Projecting wall planes include the turret, polygonal bays beneath the side gabled projections, a projecting gable peak on the principal side elevation, and a squared off projection on the second story of the facade beneath the previously mentioned large dormer. Also the Palladian window in the peak of the principal side gable is inscribed within a prominent arch. The Queen Anne fondness for surfaces of varying textures can be found on the turret, with its fairly narrow gauge clapboarding and wide band of beveled boards between the second and third stories. Finally, the Queen Anne taste is reflected in the multi-pane top window sashes on the third story of the turret, the front projection and dormer, and the Palladian window of the principal side gable. The glazing bars form a pattern suggestive of tracery.

"The Fuller House is locally significant as a superior example of the Queen Anne Revival style within the context of the several parish region of North Louisiana. It achieves this distinction because of its complex massing, culminating in a turret. The house is also important for its well-detailed and well-preserved interiors.
While staff members of the Division of Historic Preservation certainly have not been in every Queen Anne house in the region, they have visited the best examples in their forty-plus years of experience and can safely conclude that the Fuller House has few peers in this regard.

"The house takes its historic name from Thomas W. Fuller, who purchased the property in 1919. It is believed to have been built for Mrs. Willie S. Harrell, who acquired the lot in June 1905. Mr. Fuller died in 1920, but his widow lived in the house until her death in 1949. The house then became rental property, but has been occupied by Fuller descendants since the late 1960s."

The Fuller House was put on the National Register on April 18, 1996. The current owners of the Fuller House are the Polk family of Magnolia, Arkansas. They are responsible for the wonderful restoration of the home.

Compliments of John Agan and the Minden Press Herald - April 6, 2005

                                                                    

THE GARRISON HOME

The pretty yellow house are next door to Dr. Banks house:  This was the Richard Garrison house and his wife's sister, Miss Della Craton, lived with Mr. & Mrs. Garrison.  Mr. Garrison was the tax assessor for years.  It is probable that the house originally belonged to the Cratons.  Richard Garrison's son, Richard, married Debbie Baker (Ellen & Annetta's sister) and he died suddenly in 2000 at age 49.  (See Gardens of Memory.)  Mr. & Mrs. Garrison and Miss Della are buried together in Minden City Cemetery.

Row 5, Section 2 Garden of Fountain of Youth Gardens of Memory not far from Dr. and Mrs. Banks are William Richard Garrison born 22 Dec. 1951 died 4 Nov. 2000 married 23 Oct. 1970 to Deborah Karen born 11 Mar. 1953 no death death. The marker reads: Two of God's special people who enriched the lives of many. Under her marker it reads:  An angel sent from Heaven who gave of herself to everyone she knew. Children: Dusty, Kaitlyn

Minden City Cemetery section F: Richard B. Garrison born 12 Apr. 1916 died 27 Aug. 1991; S Sgt. US Army WWII Vesta A.; born 23 Nov. 1925 no death date is given. There is a marker for Jamie CRATON Garrison born 03 Oct. 1913 died 10 Sep. 1993.

THE ALBERTA GLASS HOME

This house was once owned by Tana Rea Beckman and Todd Beckman. The house sits on Broadway next to the Aubrey Drake home. It was the home of Alberta Glass, who owned a store in downtown Minden for many years. He was Minden's last surviving Civil War Veteran when he died in 1937.

In section A West of the Minden City Cemetery there are markers for Louis Johnston Glass born 08 July 1886 died 27 Sep 1916; Mary E. Palmer Glass born 02 Sep 1852 died 10 July 1884;  ALBERTA GLASS born 25 August 1845 died 08 Jan. 1937; and Minnie L. Palmer, wife of Alberta Glass, born 15 Sep. 1857 died 24 March 1918.

An Orthopedic Surgeon, and his wife bought this home in 2004 according to Patricia Palmer.

                                                                               THE A. H. GRAY HOME  - 411 EAST AND WEST

                 

Section D Minden City Cemetery Buried on his left is: Charlie R. Davis born 06 Sep. 1863 died 17 Aug. 1941; Emily G. Davis born 06 Mar. 1874 died 16 Aug. 1923.  Aylmer H. Gray born 08 Nov. 1876 died 29 June 1941; Olivia Austin born 04 Nov. 1870 died 12 May 1951; interred on the right is: Martha Gray Lunsford born 24 Mar. 1886 died 04 May 1975; Mary E. Gray born 09 Apr. 1853 died 06 Nov. 1922.

Section B Southwest & East: Grace Gray Merritt born 14 Jan. 1922 died 14 July 1986; Reuben Merritt born 27 Apr. 1923 no death date; Faye J. Merritt born 08 May 1937 died 27 Jan. 1985. Section B: Martha M. Gray born 01 Nov. born 01 Nov. 1888 died 16 Sep. 1972  Henry Grady Gray 02 Nov.  1891 - 12 March  1950.

 Section I, J & K: Willie O. Gray, 04 Dec. 1909 died 18 Jun. 1991 md Haskell D.  born 05 Nov. 1919 died 18 Nov. 1994 (md. 54 years) Garvin P. Gray born 18 Feb. 1939 died 07 Apr. 1989; Betty S. born 30 May 1941; Jasper Gray born 18 Apr. 1916 died 18 Jun. 1996 - Cpl US Army WWII; Doris E. born 30 Jun. 1921 died 13 January 1986. Gray born 04 Oct. 1968 died 04 Oct. 1968 son of James and Carolyn Gray; Brenda Faye Gray born 23 Dec. 1963 died 24 Dec. 1963; Clarence M. Gray born 31 Mar. 1912 died 17 Apr. 1977 md. 29 July 1939 Etoile E. born 02 Jun 1924 died 09 N.

                                                                               

                                                                                                                     Grady & Nellie Gray Home

                            Section H Minden City Cemetery - there is a marker for Henry Grady Gray born 07 Jan. 1904  died 27 Oct. 1978.

                      Dr. Kelly Carlisle of the Minute Magazine  is the current resident of the home today.

   

See also the Green Home

This beautiful Photo was submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

 

                                                          THE GRIFFITH  HOME

This has always been the Griffith Home.  Ann Mays Harlan

I believe this is the Griffith house.  Frank Griffith and his wife, Quay, still live there, the last I heard.  Mr. Griffith was the Sheriff of Webster Parish at one time.  Mr. and Mrs. Griffith had two sons, Frank and John.  Frank is the older.  I ran around with John in the 7th and 8th grades. The house originally had very high peaks.  Frank and Quay remodeled the house some years ago and eliminated the high peaks.    Rowland

Minden City Cemetery Section B

The only Griffith's I find are: Benjamin Franklin Griffith born 08 Mar. 1867 died 05 Oct. 1960; Mary Emma Griffith born 22 Mar. 1931 died 26 Aug. 1933; Inez GLADDEN Griffith born 15 July  1893 died 25 Nov. 1992; Benjamin Paul Griffith born 30 Apr. 1963 died 10 Nov. 1977.   Minden City Cemetery Section A West

 Kate PHILLIPS Griffith born 29 Nov. 1871 died 13 Jul. 1901.

PA2807 Mrs. Samuel Grigsby  - Home Corner Monroe & Union 1876 and 1958

Compliments of Archives & Special Collections - L.S.U. University - ShreveporOne University Place, Shreveport, La.

 Minden City Cemetery - Grigsby

 Section A East

N. Rhydon Grigsby born 05 Oct. 1869 died 13 Aug. 1935; Vella BLANKENSHIP Grigsby born 22 Apr. 1879 died 01 Feb. 1947; Lois F. Grigsby born 03 Jan. 1903 died 04 Sep. 1993; Rydon Blankenship born 09 Dec. 1902 died 13 Oct. 1986.

Section A West

Norma Grigsby born 11 Nov. 1891 died 07 Aug. 1892; Treeby Grigsby born 27 Feb. 1883 died 31 Jul. 1895; DR. SAMUEL MAYS GRIGSBY born 25 Jan. 1860 died 27 Apr. 1892; Lizzie MYERS Grigsby born 20 Aug. 1860 died 18 Oct. 1941.

 Section F.

Jacob L. Grigsby 1877-1941; Neal P. Grigsby 1880-1950; Sarah GRAHAM Grigsby born 15 Nov. 1886 died 15 Dec. 1975. Doris LAND Grigsby born 27 Aug. 1898 died 24 Apr. 1977

 Section G.

Margaret Taylor ELAM Drew born 16 Dec. 1942 died 14 Jan. 1996; Judge Richard Harman Drew born 05 Feb. 1917 died 18 Dec. 1995; ANNIE LUCILLE GRIGSBY Drew born 25 Mar. 1890 died 10 Aug. 1974; Judge Harmon Caldwell Drew born 16 Feb. 1889 died 01 Sep. 1950; Kate Elizabeth DREW Carey born 07 Feb. 1915 died 30 Jun. 1971.

                                                                                               

P2170 Henry, Mr. & Mrs. M. C. Home, Minden, La. 1918 (262)

 Compliments of Archives & Special Collections La. State University - Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, La.71115-2399

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

                                          

          HODGE/WEBB/MCDANIEL HOME BUILT IN 1861

My piano teacher lived in this house. I am unable to find her gave in Section A West of the

Minden City Cemetery the following Hodge markers are recorded in Cemetery Inscriptions

of Webster Parish, La. Vol. II by John C. & Wanda Vol. Head in Section A. West

 

J G. Hodges (Father) born 15 Jan. 1862 - 16 July 1912 (Father).

Larura A. Killen 08 Jul. 1861-30-Sep. 1928 (Mother)                

Joel Grier Hodges Jr. 16 Jul. 1897- 30 Dec. 1900                       

Irma Hodges 30 Dec. 1889 - 30 Oct. 1892 d/o J. G. L. A.          Hodges.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Section F. Minden City Cemetery                                                                                                                                                                             

  There are markers for Francis Marion Clement born 1850-1942 Vashti Hodges 1870-1949

Highway 160 in Section 11 Tsp 21 N Range 10 W.

Marvin Pinson Hodges                                23 Feb 1878             03 Dec 1967
Gertrude  SHEARER Hodges                      12 Oct 1880             11 Apr 1964

      (b. Niles, Michigan)

This home is currently owned by Carolyn Sale McDaniel

See also the Culpepper home for a different picture

                                                                                                     THE HOUSTON - CULPEPPER HOME

                                                                                                             Marshall and Goodwill Street

SECTION PLOT
Section A Southeast
Mary Elizabeth Houston born in Pike Co. Ms.
died 15 Feb. Feb. 1850
w/o Oliver
Thomas Houston born in Pike Co. Ms. 10 Sep. 1837
died 4 Mar. 1852 aged 14 yrs. 5 ,ps, 5 mos., 25 days
son of James & Elizabeth Houston
Felix James Houston
1852 - 1929
Born in Ms. , md ca 1883 to Mary Bush
Gene Houston, Sr.
11 Apr. 1897 - 28 Feb. 1970
Eugene, s/o Felix and Mary
Mary Bush Houston 1860 -1942
Children; Rosa, Nancy, Nena, Eugene; born in La.
H
Nena Houston
15 Dec 1894-12 Apr 1978

                                                                           The Jack Hunter Home on East and West Street, Father of Dorothy Jean (Elected most beautiful,

                                                                    Class of 1953) Minden City Cemetery Section H  Jack D. Hunter 1905-1971 & Dorothy F. 1915-1974

 

                                                         PA2545   HUNTER HOME ON PINE STREET IN 1920

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Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

PA2552 Hunter family home 400 block Pine, Minden, la. interior 2939

Compliments of Louisiana State University - Shreveport Archives and Special Collections

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

P2550 Hunter Family Home blk 400 Pine St., built in 1939

Compliments of Louisiana State University - Shreveport Archives and Special Collections

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

MINDEN CITY CEMETERY SECTION A

Larry B. Hunter born 30 March 1896 died 06 Feb. 1971; Joel William Gearhart Jr. born 05 Nov. 1924 died 26 Dec. 1983; S1 US Navy WWII; Gladys P. Hunter born 24 Aug. 1899 died 09 June 1973; Bess Hunter born 27 March 1934 died 05 Sep. 1993; Sam Hunter born 09 Apr. 1932 died 29 Aug. 1936.

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, February 8, 1971
 
Larry Hunter Dies, Services Are Today
 
One of the city's leading  citizens, Larry Hunter, age 74, died in the Minden Sanitarium on Saturday evening, February 6, after a long illness.
 
Mr. Hunter was a native of Minden, and lifelong resident of the city.  He is survived by his widow; four sons, Bill Hunter, Joe Hunter, Ben Hunter, all of Minden, and Joel Gearhart of Homer; two daughters, Mrs. Bess Hunter of Minden, and Mrs. Nan Castle of Sarasota, Florida; one brother, Jack D. Hunter of Minden; one sister, Mrs. Florine Robertson of Homer; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 
Larry Hunter was a pioneer Coca-Cola Bottler in the city.  His father began bottling Coca-Cola in Webster Parish in 1901.  After the death of his father in 1919, Mr. Hunter stayed active in the bottling business until his death.
 
Funeral services for Mr. Hunter will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Minden.  Dr. Henry Rickey, pastor of the First Methodist will conduct services.
 
Burial will be in Minden Cemetery under direction of Green-Kleinegger.
 
Pallbearer for the services will be Coy Bohannon, N.A. Dulany, Bill Franklin, Alton Gandy, Jimmy W. Maddox, Raymond Plunkett, James Rabb, J. W. Wall, all employees of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
 
The Hunter family has requested those who want to give memorial gifts, instead of flowers, to do so to either the building fund of the First Methodist Church or to the Minden Recreation Commission.
 
In addition to his dedication to Coca-Cola, he dedicated himself to young people.  It all started with a large famly and their friends and a consuming interest in baseball.
 
The first teen-age center in Minden was Mr. and Mrs. Hunter's own "Little Playhouse."  In 1946 a larger place was needed, so they built the "Big Playhouse," or "Hunter's" as it became known.  "Hunter's" was the teen-ager's social center in Minden until about 1963.
 
Mr. Hunter organized the first playground baseball team in 1939.  In 1940 the baseball park, playground and swimming pool were built.  Until 1950 he was active promoting youth baseball and American Legion Baseball.  His 1949 American Legion team was the state runners-up.  During this period he took teams on tours after the regular season.  Teams were played from New Mexico to Florida.  Promising baseball players were taken to Major League try-out camps.  Many played professional baseball with several going to the Major Leagues.  During this time untold friendships were made--Major League players, ex-players, business men, sportsmen, and youth all over the South.  An ex-Major Leaguer, Kid Eberfield, came to Minden in 1940 and helped him start his baseball program.
 
In 1952 the playground, pool, baseball park, and Hunter's began being operated by the city.  Mr. Hunter became a baseball fan at that time.  The City Recreation Program was developing then.  In 1953 the baseball park was moved to the Fairgrounds and became known as Griffith Stadium.  A few years later the City built their own pools and playgrounds, and Hunter's Playground was closed.
 
In 1946 Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were named "Citizen of the Year," receiving the first award given.  The award was later changed to "Man of the Year."  In 1969 Mayor Tom Colten presented to Mr. Hunter the key to the City in ceremonies preceding the First Dixie League Contest of the 1969 season.  A cetificate for his outstanding contributions to the Minden Recreation Program was presented at the same time. 
 
Mr. Hunter was known for Coca-Cola, Baseball, Recreation, friends, and being one of Lake Bistineau's best Fishermen.

 

                                                                               ROBERT FLOYD KENNON'S HOME ON JEFFERSON STREET (1940's)

He and Mrs. Kennon later built this home and lived here until he became Governor of Louisiana in 1952

KENNON - MCNEIL - DAVIDSON HOME

Built about 1895  

Robert Floyd Kennon Aug. 31 1902 - Jan. 11, 1988

Eugenia Sentell Kennon Dec. 27-1902 - May 24-2002

Governor and First Lady of Louisiana 1952-1956

They are interred in the Young Family Cemetery, Plains Louisiana

For more information - See Stories - Governor Robert Floyd Kennon

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002,  re Minden Historic Residential District's Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.
According to history reports provided by the district, the Davidson home was sold to William D. McNeil by Samuel G. Webb.  McNeil then sold the property to Floyd Kennon in 1903.
Kennon's son, Robert Floyd Kennon, went on to become the governor of Louisiana from 1952-1956.  After many different owners, the house remained empty for seven years.
Then in 1994, Melinda and Billy Davidson heard about the condition of the house and being newlyweds, realized that the house was not only within their budget but that they were also young and talented enough to bring the old house back to life.
The Davidson family, along with Melinda's parents Mr. & Mrs. Hoyle Chanler, spent many back breaking hours renovating the house.  Their loving efforts were rewarded.  Today, the house is a marvelous example of dedication to the restoration of an old house to make it a blend of an old style into a modern home.
"One of my favorite things about this house is the cherry wood french doors," Melinda said.  "The living room is so warm and elegant."
Davidson said she paid close attention and worked very hard to maintain its Victorian integrity.

 Dell Leakey bought the Kennon house on the Lewisville Road and had it until '94 or '95.  Don't remember how long they had it.  Mama was a Leakey. 

There are no McNeils's listed in the Cemetery inscription of Webster Parish, La. Vol II Minden City Cemetery book by John C. & Wanda Head.

                                                                                                    Section A East Minden City Cemetery

Ann L. (Grandma) Kennon age 65 years died Oct. 1907.

                                                                                                   Section A South Minden City  Cemetery

Nancy M. Kennon died 04 Dec. 1855; Robert H. Kennon died 11 July 1851; Lucy B. Kennon died 11 May 1854 (No dates of births were given.)

                                                                                                    Section F. Minden City Cemetery

Francis E. Kennon born 1899 died 1945; Clara W. Kennon born 1913 died 1997                                                                                

                                                                                                    Section G Minden City Cemetery

Edward Ross Kennon  born 26 Mar. 1912 died 01 Sep. 1987 (SFC 1 US NAvy WWII); Emily Ross Kennon born 06 Mar. 1894 died 07 Jan. 1969; William Penn Kennon Sr. born 07 Aug. 1889 died 20 May 1974; William Penn "Billy:  Kennon  Jr., born 06 Feb. 1919 died 17 Aug. 1978.

Governor Robert F. Kennon,   born in  Dubberly,  a native of Webster Parish,  started his political career as mayor of Minden and later served as district attorney. He was elected Governor in 1952 and served until 1956. Earl Long served between 1956 and 1960. 

Kennon, Robert Floyd (Born 12 August 1902-1988) Born August 12, 1902 Governor of Louisiana, 1952-56; defeated, 1963. Presbyterian died in Baton Rouge,  East Baton Rouge Rouge Parish, La., January 11, 1888.  Burial location was the Young Family Cemetery outside Baton Rouge in Plains, Louisiana.  

The Kennon family had lived in Webster Parish since the 1840s and the Sentells had been in Bossier Parish for about as long.

                                                                               

  PA2449 JACOB W. MILLER HOME EAST OF MINDEN, LA.

           Compliments of Archives and Special Collections La. State University - Shreveport, One University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

Subject:
JACOB MILLER HOUSE - See Journey of a Wheel under stories for the Miller family. This is the same home.


 

JACOB MILLER WAS THE FATHER OF ALVIN,FRITZ, AND WILL T  WHO MARRIED MY MOTHERS SISTER LORENE.
I PUT THE PICTURE INTO THE FAMILY TREE. I WISH WE HAD A LOT OF THAT SORT OF PICTURES. 
         I REMEMBER THAT HOUSE FROM THE TIMES ME AND DADDY WALKED OVER THERE FOR ALVIN TO CUT OUR HAIR.  I WISH I KNEW  WHEN THE PICTURE WAS MADE.   Chris "Bubba" Langheld

 

PA2790 HOLMES, MRS. NETTIE MILLER HOME, MINDEN, LA. (1850-1958)

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections La. State University

One University Place Shreveport, La. 711154-2399

THE NETTIE MILLER HOLMES HOUSE

Minden City Cemetery Section A East

Jennie Sugden Holmes (age 25 years 8 months) daughter of Jennie & L.L. Holmes died 15 July 1884; Infant son died 6 weeks on the 15 July 1884; Marie Lucile Holmes age 5 years 8 months daughter of Jennie & L.L. Holmes died 22

   Minden, City Cemetery Section A Southeast

Joseph J. Miller is buried on the left of Mrs. Nettie Miller Holmes. He was born 29 Oct. 1848 and died 10 May 1919. NETTIE MILLER HOLMES born 05 Sep. 1870 died 31 Oct. 1960; On her right is buried Infant son of J. J. & N.M. Holmes died 1892; M .J. Holmes age 40 years died 19 Sep. 1868; Susan PAUL Holmes born 03 Jun 1830 died 30 Sep. 1915.

Set on the part of the property where the post office has been since 1950

John Agan, La & Genealogy Section, Webster Parish Library, Minden, La. (318) 371-1080 Ext. 20

    MILLER - INABNETT HOMER

The Inabnet House

Residence of J. Lenwood Inabnett, built by William Hardy Later owned by Hill and Miller

The home was originally started by Lucy Brodnax Kennon in 1840, but she died  before the home was completed and the home was first occupied by her son-in-law, William Hardy, around 1855. The home has been in the Miller family since the 1890s. Joe Miller was a well known Minden merchant in the early 1870s. He married Roy Scales. They were the parents of Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnet.

Source: Minden - Press herald

Mrs. Roy Inabnett  (1910-2003)

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnett, 93, will be held at10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Rose - Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, May 22, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Inabnett, a lifelong resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, May 21, in Minden. She was a member of the Minden Beautification Council, Main Street Committee, and was Minden Woman of the Year in 1962. She was also a member of the Minden Garden Club, the Arrangers  Study Club and the Council Flower Show Judges. Mrs. Inabnett was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Minden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenwood Inabnett and her daughter, Sallie Inabnett. She is survived by her son, Joe Inabnett and wife Anne; and their
children, Christian Charlton and Elizabeth Charlton, all of New Orleans. 

                                                                                                SECTION A WEST MINDEN CEMETERY 

                     Roy Miller Inabnett died May 21, 2003, 93 years old w/o Lenwood Inabnett mother  of Sallie and Joe.

               Joe R. Miller born 16 Dec. 1904 died 28 April 1915 son of Joe R. and Roy Scales Miller  

Roy Scales Miller born 24 Oct. 1880 died 5 OCT. 1952

Sallie Frances Inabnett born 17 Jan. 1944 died 3 Mar. 1993

Elizabeth J. Miller born 18 Sep. 1832 died 12 Dec. 1925

S. B. Miller born 17 Sep. 1829 died 13 Nov. 1897    

 Miller-Inabnett Home located behind the Webster Parish Courthouse alias The Hardy House.

 



 

The Miller House

 

With its location directly behind the Webster Parish Courthouse, the final local property in this week's column, the Miller House, is familiar to most in this area. Interestingly, with the recent addition of the Miller Farmstead to the Register, two local properties are largely associated with the descendants of John Miller. The Miller House was placed on the Register on April 18, 1996.

"The Miller House is a two story frame residence located on the edge of downtown Minden. Built c.1840 in the Greek Revival style, it received a major remodeling in the Colonial Revival style in 1917, although much of its early character survives. Alterations have been minimal since the remodeling.

"The Miller House is of local significance in the area of architecture. It is significant on the parish level because its early twentieth century modifications make it an important example of the Colonial Revival influence. It is also significant within the town of Minden as a rare example of the Greek Revival influence due to its surviving original woodwork.

"The comprehensive parish-wide Standing Structures Survey has recorded some 432 buildings in Webster Parish which are over 50 years old. The vast majority of these date from the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. Most are unstyled. Among the styled buildings the bungalow influence predominates, with mostly low-key examples. Finer or more elaborately styled buildings tend to follow the Queen Anne Revival or Colonial Revival traditions. The parish contains a total of 23 examples of the Colonial Revival influence. The Miller House is conspicuous among this group because its well-proportioned replacement gallery closely resembles one that would be found on an antebellum Greek Revival plantation house. This handsome feature is a truly fine example of something that has been noted by architectural historians as a significant trend in the Colonial Revival movement in the South -- the tendency to espouse the "white columned" look of the increasingly romanticized "Old South." Indeed, the Miller House gallery is so convincing that it passes for antebellum even to the trained eye.

"Founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1850, the town of Minden is among the earliest communities in North Louisiana. Indeed, on the eve of the Civil War it was a thriving center of trade and commerce. However, the town was all but rebuilt in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thus, although Minden developed and reached its early fruition during the heyday of the Greek Revival, only six residences survive in the town to represent the Greek Revival influence. Although the Miller House has been modified over the years, it still retains the overall look and massing of a two story, central hall Greek Revival house. More importantly, it retains the distinctively styled front entrances with transoms and sidelights as well as four mantels which are highly characteristic of the rural Greek Revival taste. As such, it constitutes a rare and notable legacy from the town's earliest architectural heritage.

One interesting fact reflected in the history of the Miller House is that the structure was once located much closer to the path of today's street. Joe Miller moved the house back after he purchased in during the 1890s. His daughter, the late Roy Miller Inabnett recounted memories of growing up in the home in the heart of Minden including seeing the flames that destroyed the Minden Lumber Mill in 1918 from the second floor gallery.
That concludes this week's glimpse into these historical structures of our area. The next article in this series will begin with the second local district, the Minden Residential Historic District.

Compliments of John Agan and The Press-Herald, April 6, 2005

                                                           JOHN KILLEN HOME  - RESIDENCE OF MISS MARY BABB BUILT 1886 by John S. Killen

                                                                                                                                                        Hwy 80, Minden, Louisiana 

 Shreveport Road

Compliments of La. State University - Shreveport Archives & Special Collections  PA2816    262

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

John Killen  moved to Minden in 1849 . He faught with the Minden Rangers during the Civil war and served in in La. Legislature. He was married to Sarah Monzingo on Oct. 4, 1849 a daughter of Jules Monzingo. They were the parents of four sons John W. died when he was 14 years old, Bard died when he was 18 months old, Sampy died at 3 years and William Mac died in 1883 at the age of 12. They were also the parents of four daughters, namely Laura P. Killen who married Patton Culbertson; Martha E Killen who married William A. Turner; Ida N. Killen who married William Stewart andLaura A. who married Joel Hodges.

                                                        Section A West Minden City Cemetery

J. Sidney Killen born 05 Feb. 1826 died 28 Dec. 1903; Sarah A. Killen (w/o J.S. Killen) born 16 Nov. 1828 died 31 Aug. 1913. Rosa Claire Culbertson born 29 Oct. 1874 died 05 Apr. 1973; Eliza T. Turner born 27 Jan. 1880 died 14 Jul. 1903 son of W. A. and M. E. Turner; Rosa Claire Stewart born 25 Nov. 1883 died 02 Sep. 1884 daughter of W. C. and J. N. Stewart; J. G. Hodges (Father) Born 15 Jan. 1862 died 16 Jul. 1912; Laura Killen (Mother) born 08 July 1928; Joel Grier, Jr. son of J.G. & La. Hodges born 16 Jul 1897 died 30 Dec. 1900; Irma Hodges daughter of J. G. & L. A. Hodges born 30 Dec. 1889 died 15 Oct. 1892.

                                                     Section B Southwest & West Minden City Cemetery

Perry D. Stewart born 02 Aug. 1891 died 24 Sep. 1929; Althea Stewart born 11 Sep. 1896 died 21 Dec. 1974; NORA  KILLEN STEWART  wife of WILLIAM G. STEWART BORN 23 Mar.. 1859 died 23 Mar. 1922.; William G. Stewart born 25 Oct. 1854 died 31 Oct. 1925.

                                                    Section A West Minden City Cemetery

William A. Stewart (Father) born 04 July 1848 died 30 July 1933; Martha A. Stewart born 14 July 1854 died 25 Feb. 1925.

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      KINGERY HOUSE - SEE THE  REEDER - BROWN - KINGERY HOUSE    

 

                              There is a grave for Byron E. Reeder in the Minden Cemetery in Section A South

BYRON E. REEDER 2 JAN. 1883 S/O J. F. & SALLIE D. REEDER AGE 10 MO & 10 DAYS

  LEE  JONES HOUSE

1912 LEE  - JONES HOUSE FACING BROADWAY

My guess is that the home was probably built by R. H. Lee, who was District Attorney here in the early part of the twentieth century, most likely during the 1910s. By 1930 it was the home of Walter and Mildred Webb, he served as Mayor of Minden at one time and she was Postmaster here from 1921 until Mrs. Gambrell took over in the 1930s. By 1940, Byron Braswell lived there. When I was a child, Dr. S. W. Pittman lived in the house and today David and Charlotte Jones live there.
 
John Agan

Section C Minden City Cemetery

Walter H. Webb  (1879-1937 )

                                                                                                                    

Section A South Minden City Cemetery                                                        

Virginia Claire GAMBRELL Piland born 29 Oct. 1918 - 23 June 1982; Annie Fay MADDRY Gambrell born 16 Mar. 1894 died 23 Mar. 1974.

                                                               

                                                             In 1986 this was the residence of Terry Love

                                  

                                 This lovely home was built around 1890 by on East & West St.

                                      Subsequent owners included Reader, Gridler, Crichton and Hudson.

Not knowing  which Crichton's built the house...I will list a few possibilities from the Minden Cemetery Section A East is Jesse Wilson Crichton born 23-9-1880                         infant daughter of A. H. & Jessie H. Wilson Crichton; Henry Dunlap born 6 Sept. 188 died 4 May 1882; Harry Lee Crichton died 7 Nov. 1950; and Jessie   

Wilson Crichton born 1 May, 1859 - 29 Sep. 1929;   Adam Henry Crichton born 9 Mar. 1853 died 11 Jan. 1906.

Thomas Crichton 1886-1972; Kate Crichton; Kate Jackson wife of Thomas (1865-1946) 

John G. Gridler  1879 - 1963; Kate Crichton Gridler w/o John G. Gridler and daughter of Kate Jackson Crichton and Thomas Crichton

The only Hudson I find that might be a clue is under Section A East for

Roberta Hudson. She was born 2 Sep. 1852 died 1923    She was the wife of George and had a daughter Demi born 5 Jan. 1886 died 27 May 1922.                           

 

CLAUDE LOWE HOME

For many years this was the Claude Lowe Home. He married Mrs. Betty Pittman and raised a son and daughter there. Betty and her daughter no longer live there. The son  died. The son They sold it last summer to a young couple, Shaun and Jackie Lewis, who have recently opened a bakery in Minden.  

Barbara Bryan Moore and Patricia Palmer.

                        

THE A.B. MARTIN HOUSE

A. B. MARTIN HOME ON FORT STREET

 LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT OF MINDEN, LOUISIANA -  BUILT IN 1901

HOME OF A. B. MARTIN
507 fort AVENUE
CSA VETERAN
27 MARCH 1875 - 21 JUNE 1978

PA2258 Martin, Misses Sue & Tempi home, Minden, La. ca1890

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections LSU - Shreveport 1 University Pl., Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

SECTION A WEST MINDEN CEMETERY

SUE BATTLE MARTIN TEMPIE JONES MARTIN
17 Feb. 1839 14 Mar. 1850
1 Mar. 1910 20 Jan. 1914
Memucan Hunt
30 Nov. 1832
05 Apr. 1920
CSA Veteran

Frances Finley Martin born in Newborn, Ga. 16 August 1844
Died in Minden, Louisiana 21 August 1910 s/o A. B. & F. F. Martin

Alick B. Martin 15 August 1845 - 25 June 1919 CSA Veteran

 

The McDade House

1915 Mc Dade

                                         This house belongs to Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Stratton.

                                         Barbara Mendenhall McLemore

                                                        Minden City Cemetery Section C has two Stratton graves

Henry E. Stratton born 22 Jun. 1886 died 08 Nov. 1959; Jeane Dennis born 02 Jan. 1926 died 01 Feb. 1987. There is one in the Gardens of Memory on row 10, section 2 Garden of the Lord's Supper for Gerald D. Stratton born 12 Aug. 1920 died 28 May 2003.

                                      This was Dr. McDade's home and it is owned today by Floyd and Chris

 
                                      Stratton.

                                      John Agan

                                                                                    

 

                                                PA3009   THE DANIEL -  MCINTYRE HOUSE, MINDEN, LA. - Built in 1857

                                                alias McIntyre - Hamilton - Daniels Home on the Lewisville Road

This is now the Daniel's Home

Compliments of Archives & Special Collections La. State University - Shreveport One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399.

There are McIntyre's buried in Section B Southwest & West Alexander McIntyre, M.D. born 05 Jan. 1805 died 23 Feb. 1871.; Elizabeth G. McIntyre/ wife of Dr. A McIntyre.; Leary McIntyre son of William & Ella McIntyre born 23 Oct. 1886 born 23 Oct. 1886 died 14 May 1887. Infant daughter of William and Ella McIntyre born 23 October 1886 died 14 May 1887.; Infant daughter of William and Ella McIntyre (date illegible); Ella Graham McIntyre born 11 Dec. 1852 died 05 Nov. 1891; Isa May McIntyre age 7 years old died 23 January 1866.; Mary P. Barrett born 03 Nov. 1854 died 22 May 1938; Hattie Drew McIntyre age 18 yrs. died 27 October 1855. Wife of I.S. Drew.

 Theo McIntyre born 02 Feb. 1886 died 15 Aug. 1976; John McIntyre born 30 Dec. 1843 died 12 Oct. 1900; Sarah Hamilton  McIntyre born 1842 died 1938;  Alexander & Blackshear "Our Little Babies (age 8 & 9 mons) (no dates); John D. McIntyre (age 11 mons 15 days (no dates); McIntyre, Infant boy; Hamilton, Joseph Jackson 23 Feb. 1859 died 27 Oct. 1891; Charles Henry Hamilton born 23 Jan. 1850 died 12 Nov. 1866; John Duncan McIntyre (Lt. Corps of Engrs. WWII) 27 Jul. 1911 - 11 Feb. 1948;  Banks G. McIntyre 02 Aug. 1879 - 05 Aug. 1948.

Section G. Minden City Cemetery are Kathleen P. McIntyre born 15 Aug. 1914; Grady L. McIntyre born 23 Oct. 1913 died 12 Feb. 1988 Cpl. US Army Air Corps WWII; McIntyre, Ind. Daughter M/M/ G.L. McIntyre.

                                                                                                             

                                                                  

                                                                    Photo compliments of Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

The Monk Home

THE MCDONALD HOUSE is a private home facing Academy park. Feature: Architecture: Queen Anne, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival, Detail : The Architect design was provided by Clarence King. (See residential to view the picture.) See also Felix Drake House.

McDonald House--Minden (Webster) Class: Building
Feature(s): Architecture:Queen Anne , Listing:National Register , Ownership:Private
Places : Minden, (-Webster) LA
Feature(s): Architecture:Greek Revival , Architecture:Colonial Revival , Listing:National Register , Ownership:Private
Detail(s): The architectural design was provided by Clarence King.
Places : Minden, (-Webster) LA
Minden Historic District--Minden (Webster) McDonald House

McDonald's interred in Section Southeast A of the Minden City Cemetery are Marshall Hill McDonald born 23 Feb. 1855 died 04 Jan. 1866; James Bonner McDonald born 05 December 1841 died 09 August 1849; Almedia born 26 Jan. 1844 died 11 Aug. 1849.' Emily McDonald was born 20 March 1846 died 27 March 1846' Ben Hodge McDonald was born 30 sep. 1857 died 04 Oct. 1861 c/o James Wesley & Amelia Hill McDonald.  James Wesley McDonald born 01 July 1814 died 10 Dec. 1888; Amelia Hill McDonald born 27 Apr. 1820 died 06 Jun. 1886.; W. D. McDonald born 23 Apr. 1847 died 01 Sep. 1887; Wesley G. McDonald born 12 Dec. 1850 died 22 Jun. 1896.

The McDonald House

 

Next on the National Register is the McDonald home on the southeast corner of East and West and Lewisville Road, today the home of Mrs. Miriam Monk. The National Register describes that property in this way:
"The McDonald House (c.1900) is a two story frame Queen Anne Revival residence located on a large corner lot in the old residential section of Minden. Despite some alterations, the house retains its National Register eligibility.

"The McDonald House is locally significant in the area of architecture because it is an important example of the Queen Anne Revival style within the context of north-central Louisiana. (This includes the parishes of Lincoln, Union, Claiborne, Webster, Bienville, Jackson and Ouachita.)

"North-central Louisiana, a distinctive area sometimes known as the "Hill Parishes," is mainly characterized by the Upland South culture. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the Queen Anne Revival was a decidedly urban influence in the region. But the several hundred examples found there today are fairly humble. Most are cottages with a two or three bay gallery across half the front and perhaps a single projecting polygonal bay under a gable.

"The McDonald House is important within this group because of its scale and superior architectural styling. It is one of very few two-story examples in the region. More importantly, its complex thirteen bay veranda is a type of feature found on only the grandest examples in the area. Finally, the McDonald House is one of only six Queen Anne Revival residences in the region to feature a turret. Generally speaking, it is the use of a turret which distinguishes the grand Queen Anne houses from the lesser examples. A turret contributes much to the elaborateness of a house's massing, something which is very much a part of the Queen Anne Revival aesthetic. Secondly, because a turret contributes very little extra floor space at considerable extra cost, it is certainly a luxury item."

The McDonald house was built by local banker John McDonald and was part of the property in dispute in a colorful probate battle in the 1920s, after the bachelor McDonald died. The will McDonald made was eventually upheld but the court case was headline news in both Minden and Shreveport newspapers and included prominent attorneys, including former Governor Luther Hall among those representing the prospective heirs.
The McDonald House joined the National Register on August 13, 1986.

Minden Press-Herald, by John Agan, April 6, 2005

 

 

MILLER HOME

THE MILLER - ROBERTS HOUSE - 1939

The Miller home is located at 318 Lewisville Road. This home is a modified two-story Salt Box-style home, unique for the Louisiana area. The Roberts family built this gracious home in 1939. Suzanne Burns and Lyda Madden grew up here.

The home features a beautiful yard and sunroom. The owners, Jimmie and Linda Miller, have given the home a sense of warmth and charm. Lyda Roberts Madden will be on hand for the day to tell of her life growing up in this wonderful house in the heart of Minden's historic district.

 

GROVER MONZINGO  - MILDRED MOORE WHITFIELD HOUSE

After the Monzingo's died, Mrs. Mildred Whitfield bought this home & may have lived in it for a while. They were Mr. Kirtley Miles was married to the daughter of the Monzingo's that lived there. They use to visit there often.

  Information submitted by Fred Moore & Lucy Moore Quaid       

 See Page 147, Vol. II, Minden City Cemetery, Section I, J & K

 

Joe Grover Monzingo                  24 Jan 1885           25 Dec 1953

Mary Lou WILLIS Monzingo        10 May 1886          08 Apr 1976

 

Page 61, Section B

 

Mary Lee Monzingo              08 Aug 1912           04 Dec 1994

G. S. Monzingo                    24 Jun 1903           07 Dec 1978

Eris Monzingo Miles was born 18 June 1907, Kirtley J. Miles was born 25 Dec. 1904 died 01 Nov. 1993. They are buried in Section F in the Minden City Cemetery.

                                                                                                              

Compliments of La. State University - Shreveport Archives & Special Collections  PA2816    262

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

According to John Agan, Webster Parish Historian this home was built by Drury Murrell and was the home of  B. J. Griffith. It was later sold to the Hortman family. For many years it served as a funeral home. The house burned in the seventies. For more information on the history of this  home see Images of America Minden by John Agan.

                                                                                    Section A West Minden City Cemetery

Eva Phillips Griffith born 29 Nov. 1871 died 23 Apr. 1923; S. W. Phillips born 19 Jan. 1877 died 27 Mar. 1898; W.M. Phillips born 12 May 1844 died 25 Oct. 1924; Mary A. Phillips born 22 Sep. 1842 died 19 Nov. 1911; Eva PHILLIPS Murrell  born 24 Dec. 1974 died 08 Jan. 1958.

                                                                                   Section B Minden City Cemetery

Benjamin Franklin Griffin born 08 March 1867 died 05 Oct. 1960; Mary Emma Griffith born 22 Mar. 1931 died 26 Aug. 1933; Inez Gladden Griffith born 15 July 1893 died 25 Nov. 1992; Benjamin Paul Griffith born 30 Apr. 1963 died 10 Nov. 1931.        

This appears to be the same picture as P2816

PA2819 Issac Murrell House Pennsylvania Ave. Built In 1843

Compliments of La. State University - Shreveport Archives & Special Collections  PA2816    262

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115-2399

Section A East Minden City Cemetery

James D. Harper born 1 Feb. 1869 died  12 Nov. 1931; Ettie MURRELL Harper born 14 Aug. 1970 died 12 Nov. 1931; James D. Harper Jr. born 03 Jun. 1902 died 23 May 1905; John O. Harper born 01 Oct. 1909 died  1912; Margaret L. Harper born 10 Jan. 1912 died 14 Apr. 1920.

                                                       Section A Southeast Minden City Cemetery

Martha Murrell 26 Jan. 1844 died 10 Nov. 1844; John Murrell born 01 Aug. 1845; O. B. Murrell born 01 Jun. 1851 died 21 Dec. 1854; C. B. Murrell born 28 July 1856 died 20 Apr. 1857;.Harland born 14 Jan. 1854 died 17 Aug. 1861; Inf. s/o D & E Murrell (No Dates) ; Flora Lizzie Watkins 25 Sep. 1881 - 12 Sep. 1881 d/o John T & Lizzie M. Watkins; Willie Murrell 23 April 1861 died 18 Jan. 1890  wife of Drury Murrell born 07 Sep. 1818 died 23 Jun. 1884; Dana Watkins  died 11 May 1916 daughter of J. T. and L. M. Watkins; Elizabeth Murrell Watkins born 23 Jan. 1858 died 26 Feb. 1921; John Thomas Watkins born 15 Jan. 1854 died 25 Apr. 1925.

                                                                 Section A South Minden City Cemetery

Mary Ann NEAL Murrell wife of Joseph H. Murrell born 22 Jun. 1831 died 07 Nov. 1917; Mary Lizzie MURRELL Richmond daughter of Dr. J. H. & M. A. Murrell; wife of N. T. Richmond born 10 Dec. 1852 died 19 Aug. 1879; Infant daughter of  N. T. & M. L. Richmond; Leila MURRELL Traylor born 25 Aug. 1850 died 29 Dec. 1943; John Neal Murrell born 15 Aug. 1858 died 04 Apr. 1906.

                                                                   Section A West Minden City Cemetery

Eva PHILLIPS Murrell born 24 Dec. 1874 died 08 Jan. 1958

                                             

       

 THE RUSHING HOME

Thelma A. Rushing shares a marker in the Garden of Memories with Marion D. Rushing with Marion D. (1895-1975) Garden of Memories in the Garden of Faith in section 1, row 3 (no dates).

This home was originally located at 507 East and West.  It was moved  to make room for the parking area at the Webster Parish Library.  Mrs. Rushing was still living a and did not want to move out of her home. 

 

                                                                                              P2788  262 JUDGE SANDLIN HOME, MINDEN, LOUISIANA

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections La. State University - Shreveport

One University Place, Shreveport, La. 71115 - 3300

The Sandlin house was on the southeast corner of First and Broadway, where today the First Baptist Church has a parking lot. the house was torn down in 1977. The house just past the Sandlin home (actually it was the Jack Crichton home, John Sandlin married Jack Crichton's widow, Emma) is the English house. That house was torn down so the First Baptist Church could build its "new" building in 1924. Today that is the site of the FBC Family Life Center on the southwest corner of First and Broadway.     John Agan

Section A West Minden City Cemetery - Judge John Sandlin was born 24 Feb. 1872 died 25 Dec. 1957; Buried near him is Ruth Reams Sandlin born 03 Feb. 11878 died 28 Mar. 1911; Infant Ruth Sandlin born 19 Mar. 1911 died 10 Apr. 1911 and John N. Sandlin Jr. born 03 May 1900 died 19 Apr. 1960 Sgt. US Army WWI & WWII.

Emma Lou Crichton Sandlin is Interred in Section B West . She was born 20 Nov. 1872 and died 11 Sep. 1955. Judge John Sandlin is in Section A West. I could not locate a monument for Jack Crichton. I wonder if it was  lost in the 1933 storm?

                                             

    SENTELL - CAREY HOM

    

This was the home of Dr. & Mrs. Sentell home at Pennsylvania Avenue.  Current owners are Richard & Joyce Humphries Carey.

 

She was a grade school teacher for Webster parish school district and taught third graders.

 Read more about her under Class of teachers obits.

409 East & West Miss Susan Schoenbrodt Home /BAKER HOME

She lived with her sister and brother-in-law whose names are unknown to me. They owned the house.

 

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd


 

This was the A. C. Smith home in the 40's and 50's.  Their daughter was Lillie Ann Smith who graduated from MHS in 1959.  Today this is the law office of Roy M. Lilly, Jr.  This is the "rock house" on South Broadway.
 

SPANISH COURTS APARTMENTS

The Spanish Court Apartments were located down the hill from Minden High School going toward town.

Submitted by Gary Matthews, September 2000

 

PA2653 Minden, La. Residential section Dan Stewart home on left - 1910  See Judge Sandlifind for the Crichton family. members in the Minden City Cemetery.                                                                                                                        

Never was a Stewart home. It was built by Jack Crichton and his wife, Emma Palmer Crichton. Her brother, Milo Palmer, built on the property behind the house. Jack Crichton died during the first ten years of the 1900s. After John Sandlin's first wife, Ruth Reams (her family next door to the Sugg House in a home that was torn down before 1920 and replaced by the Glass/McInnis house that is there today) died in childbirth in 1911, John Sandlin married Emma Palmer Crichton. They were married until her death in 1955. After she died the Crichton family tried to get him evicted, but he won the case. However, he had moved out of the house when he died on Christmas Day, 1957. Somehow H. O. West ended up owning the home and he donated it to the First Baptist Church in 1960, in exchange for the church making a sizeable donation to Louisiana College. We used the home for Sunday School classes until we built our new building in 1977, the Sandlin house was torn down that year.
 
The other house in this picture, across First Street (it was actually "I" street but got transcribed incorrectly on a map), is the English home. Mrs. English was a Crichton, a sister to Jack Crichton. Her daughter married a McCrary. The English house was bought by First Baptist in 1924 and the house was torn down so we could build our 1925 church building on that site. J. Agan

Jessie Wilson Crichton born 01 May 1859 died 29 Sep. 1929; Adam Henry Crichton born 09 Mar. 1853 died 29 Sep. 1929; Henry D. Crichton born 06 Sep. 1881 died 04 May 1882 son of A.H. & Jessie Crichton; Jessie Wilson Crichton born 23 Sep. 1880 died 05 Oct. 1880 d/o A. H. & Jessie Crichton.

Milo Palmer born 10 Jun. 1869 died 02 Jun. 1931; Milo Toombs Palmer born 18 Aug. 1909 died 11 Dec. 1869Laura May Palmer born 02 May 1884 died 01 May 1980; Milo Palmo born 10 Jun 1869 died 01 Mar. 1980.

Emma Lou Crichton born 20 Nov. 1862 died 11 Sep. 1955

William Douglas English was born 23 Nov. 1849 died 09 Jan. 1924; Mollie Crichton English born 1860 died 1935; English infant son of W.D. & M.C. English (No dates.)

Mrs. M. A. Crichton born 12 May 1820 died 28 Dec. 1903; Sarah Crichton born 09 May 1849 died 30 Mar. 1884; George P. Crichton born 29 Oct. 1839 died 10 Sep. 1861; William Crichton born 15 Aug. 1841 died 06 Jun. 1862;

Thomas Crichton born 1846 died 1918; Kate Jackson wife of Thomas DCrichton born 1865 died 1946; Thomas Crichton Jr. born 1886 died 1972; Bunnie Hayes Crichton born 1890 died 1975 wife of Thomas Crichton, Jr.; John Grider born 1879 died 1963; Kate Crichton Gridler born 1888 died 1965 wife of J. G. Gridler; John Gridler born 1879 died 1963.

Thomas Crichton III born 20 Jan. 1917 died 04 Dec. 1989; Mary Murff (wife) born 10 Aug. 1919 died 20 May 1983.

                                &nb died 1965 wife of J. G. Gridler; John Gridler born 1879 died 1963.

Thomas Crichton III born 20 Jan. 1917 died 04 Dec. 1989; Mary Murff (wife) born 10 Aug. 1919 died 20 May 1983.

                                                                                               

                                THE SPILLERS - BANKS HOME                          

                          

This is the Howard Spillers Home on Elm St.

LeVerne

This looks like a house out of Better Homes and Gardens.

 

STEWART HOUSE - SEE FARLEY HOUSE

STEWART HOME

Stewart Home on East and West

SUGG - VANCE HOME

Sugg-Vance Home  

Tommy Sugg inherited this home from his Aunt Bell Vance.

Source: Minden - Press herald
Monday, April 14, 2003

Thomas Sugg
Graveside services for Mr. Thomas C. Sugg, 80, will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Minden Cemetery with the Rev. Everett Geis
officiating and the Rev. Gary Knighton assisting. Services are under
the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Sugg, a native of Minden and a resident of Heflin, passed away
Sunday, April 13, in Shreveport. He was an electrician.

He is survived by his wife Louise Sugg of Heflin; Billy Sugg of
Heflin, and Jerry Stiles of Heflin; daughter, Melanie Gibson of
Heflin; six grandchildren, Jeremy and Thomas Robertson, Cody Gibson,
Jason Stiles, Robert Bruce Stiles, and Chris Walker; five
great-grandchildren; nephew, William Stocking; and niece, Winonah
Stanley.

Mr. Sugg sold the home before his demise.

Robert Vance (Infant no dates);  BELLE PRATT VANCE born 1852 died 1933; Camille VANCE Huckins born 03 June 1884 died 02 Sep. 1972; John Vance Huckins born 10 June 1913 died 12 Aug. 1994; Betty Vance Huckins born 23 April 1910 died 26 April 1910; John Cal Vance born 25 May 1870 died 20 Dec. 1915 son of John C. & Helen Pratt Vance; Theo Vence Rendall born June 1881 died 08 April 1966; Collier Harrison Mingo born 24 March 1904 died 19sp;                                               Section A South  Minden City Cemetery

Mary Belle Sugg Daughter of W.A. & Alice Sugg born 22 Aug. 1884 died 26 Sep. 1885

                                                            Section F Minden City Cemetery

Amelia STOCKING Sugg born 2 20 July 1912 died 15 Mar. 1979. Grace CHILDS Sugg born 18 Oct. 1889 died 24 Apr. 1958; William Clarence Sugg born 19 June 1877 died 31 Aug. 1938; William C. Sugg Jr. La. Lt. USNR WWII born 31 October 1921 died 03 March 1949.

                                                                                                                

                                                              

Built about 1870 by Clarence Chaffee, later Baptist parsonage

MINDEN CITY CEMETERY - SECTION B  MINDEN - Hanna Lovelace Treat born 14 Sep. 1972 died 24 Oct. 1977, Frank B. Treat Sr. born 01 Sep. 1893 died 12 May 1972, Helen Brown Treat born 18 Sep. 1897 died 22 Jun. 1983; Frank B. Treat Jr born 10 Nov. 1923 died 22 June 1983.   

                                                        PA2762 BOBBY     Murrell & Back Street, ca 1940

Compliments of Archives and Special Collections - La State University, One University Place, Shreveport, La71115-2399

There is a grave for Bobby Turner in section A of the Minden City Cemetery born 07 Jan. 1881 died 19 Jan. 1960. Buried beside him is Camilla born 07 June 1884 died 16 Mar. 1978.  Also in the plot is Goldie Jacobs Turner born 11 Jul. 1921 died 14 Oct. 1983 and Robert Berry Turner born 15 Jan. 1921.

TURNER - FUNERBURK HOME ON EAST AND WEST STREET

                                          

                                                                              

                                                                                            FORMERLY "MA BAUGH'S" ROOMING HOUSE

                                                                                             HAPPY TURNER OPERATED THE BUSINESS

Mrs. Lonnie Baugh operated a family type boarding house that served family style meals each day. Later her son, Happy and his wife, Hazel Turner operated the business. Salesmen made sure they were in Minden at lunch time so that they could go to "Ma" Baugh's boarding house. The food was always good, and everybody felt welcome. The Turner's daughter, Harol Lynn, who is now Mrs. Delmar Thompson, still lives here in this area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (From Mrs. Juanita Agan's Cameo's of Minden  Nov. 2003)
 

This is "Ma Baugh's" later known as Happy Turner's. Mrs Thompson will be the one to tell you about this place. It is currently owned by City Judge John Campbell.  John Agan

If this is 501 Fort Avenue, it was built by my grandfather Ben F. Turner, My dad sold it and it is now owned by Judge John Campbell. It was used by my grandmother and dad as Turner's Boarding House after my grandfather. Harold Turner Thompson.

Section B Southwest & West there are markers for: Raymond Turner born 04 Oct. 1920 died 17 Oct. 1920; Harolene Turner born 1934 died 1934; Bennie F. Turner born 08 Jan. 1983 died 02 May 1934; and Ollie Turner Baugh born 04 Sep. 1887 died 10 Jan. 1965.

Garden of Memories, Garden of the Good Shepherd, section 4, row 6 there are markers for Harold M. Turner born 1911 died 1988 and Hazelle A. born 1911 died 1981.

                  VAN PEENE - DUTTON - DOZE HOME (See also the Dutton Home)

                                                   

                                                               VAN PEENE - DUTTON - DOZE HOME (See also the Dutton Home)

                                                               Minden City Cemetery Section F -  I find markers for Fernand Jules Van Peene 1893-1972  and

                                                              Roma B. 1902-1991. They had two daughters Annette and Jeanne.

 

   JOHN T. & LIZZIE MURRELL WATKINS HOME ON COLLEGE STREET BURNED  IN 1943

                                          JOHN T. & LIZZIE MURRELL WATKINS HOME ON COLLEGE STREET BURNED  IN 1943

P1793  Burned. 262 ca 1943.

Compliments of Louisiana State University Shreveport Archives & Special Collections

One University Place Shreveport, Louisiana 71115 - 2399

There is a church where this home once stood on college street.

Section A Southeast Minden City Cemetery

Martha Murrell Born 26 Jan. 1844 died 10 Nov. 1844; John Murrell born 04 Aug. 1844; O. B. Murrell born 01 Jun. 1851 died 21 Dec. 1854; C. B. Murrell born 28 July died 20 Apr. 1857; Harland born 14 Jan. 1854 died 17 Aug. 1861 Infant son of D & E Murrell no dates (d/o D. & E. Murrell).                                                                                                               

Flora Lizzie Watkins born 25 Sep. 1881 died 12 Sep. 1889 daughter of John T. & Lizzie M. Watkins; Willie Murrell born 23 Apr. 1861 died 18 Jan. 1890; Elizabeth Murrell born 17 Oct. 1894. Drury Murrell born 07 Sep. 1818 died 23 Jun. 1884; Dana Watkins died 11 May 1916 daughter of J. T. and L. M. Watkins.

                                                                                    Section A South Minden City Cemetery

Flora Glenn Watkins born 25 August 1896 died 05 Nov. 1977; Jno D. W. Watkins born 1828 died 1895; Mrs. M. F. W. Watkins born 1834 died 1899.

                                                                                    Section E Minden City Cemetery

Robert Dyer Watkins born 20 Jan. 1905 died 11 Apr. 1949; Magdaline Amiss Watkins born 22 July 1940. The death date in the book is 23 July 1940. There is room for another grave in this plot. His wife was named Marie Amiss Watkins. She may still be living as there is no grave for her.

John Ridley Watkins is buried next to his wife Eloise Sanders Watkins.  His dates are 21 May 1898 - 04 Apr 1965. 
Lynella Watkins Toadvin (John Watkins' sister) is buried next to her husband Clyde Toadvin.  Her dates are 29 Mar 1903-19 April 1987.  The Clyde Toadvin Watkins listed in the book is an error.  It is Clyde Toadvin born 01 January 1895 died 22 March 1974.

                                                                   THE WATKINS HOME

The Watkins House is now the hom of Patsy Kleinger & Charles "Bo" Drake

The Drake Home

Watkins House--Minden (Webster) Class: Building
Feature(s): Architecture:Colonial Revival , Architecture:Queen Anne , Listing:National Register , Ownership:Private
Detail(s): The Primary Certification Status is 'Date Received/Pending Nomination'.
Places : Minden, (-Webster) LA

Marilyn Watkins grew up in this home. Her parents are interred in Section E of the Minden City Cemetery. Robert Dyer Watkins born 20 Jan. 1905 died 11 April 1949.He was married but one known time to Miss Marie Amiss Watkins of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Section A south: Flora Glenn Watkins born 25 August 1896 died 05 Nov. 1977, Jno D.W. Watkins born 1828 died 1895, Mrs. M.F.W. Watkins born 1834 died 1899.

Ella Gladney Watkins Section A West born 1872 died 1960.

Elizabeth Murrell Watkins born 23 January 1859 died 26 Feb. 1921.  Jonn Thomas Watkins born 15 January 1854 died 25 April 1925.  Dana Watkins, daughter J.T. & L.M. Watkins died 11 May 1916. Flora Lizzie Watkins born 25 Sep. 1861 died 1889 dau. of John T. and Lizzie M. Watkins. Also in the same plot are the Murrell's.

Willie Murrell born 23 Apr. 1861 died 18 Jan. 1890. Elizabeth Murrell wife of Drury Murrell born 17 Oct. 1823 died 07 May 1894. Dr

                                                                                

                                                                                 The Turner Home

              

WEAVER - TURNER HOME on Fort Avenue

Was this the home of Mrs. Glenda Nix Weaver?

 See the Turner - Twigs and Branches by William Watson Turner under Stories to read about this home

Another Home On Fort Avenue In The Historical District

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I believe she did live there. It was also the home of Lola and Effie
Turner the school teachers. Again, this is Mrs. Thompson's
neighborhood, she'll know the details.

John Agan

The Turner plots are in Section B Southwest & West of the Minden City Cemetery - Effie Turner was born 06 Nov. 1883 died 27 Dec. 1972;  Lola Turner d/o Wm. & Mae Emma Killen born 07 Feb. 1873 died 22 Jun 1952. Also buried here is Phares Turner born 13 Sep 1892 died 24 Mar. 1982 husband of Emma J. Turner born 09 July 1892 died 01 May 1971; Morrall Turner age 3 years died 16 June 1918 son of K & Lola Turner; There is the infant daughter of Mr & Mrs. Blackshire Turner born 31 July 1874 died 21 August 1912 also interred here.  

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                         PA2795 JUNIUS WEBB HOME ON EAST AND WEST , MINDEN, LA. BUILLT IN 1861

                                                                                                             Compliments of

                                                                                     Archives and Special Collection LSU State University - Shreveport

                                                                                 One University Place,  Shreveport, Louisiana, 71115-2399

 

WEBB - HUTTON - RATHBUN HOME

Minden City Cemetery Section A West

The home of Samuel G. Webb was constructed around 1909. It was inherited by his daughter, Juliet and her husband Charles Alden Rathbun Sr. born 21 Jan. 1915 died 06 Feb. 1991.  Juliet Hutton Rathbun born 4 Sep 1914. Also in Section A West: Samuel G. Webb  born 7 Oct. 1856 died 15 Aug. 1954. Wife Sallie D. born 22 Feb. 1857 died 20 Nov. 1911.Also in Section A West is Juliet W. Hutton born 24 Sep. 1885 died 31 Aug. 1957 and C. Marion Hutton born 05 Mar. 1874 died 29 Aug. 1956 born Pea Ridge, Ala. d Chattanoga, TN..

This is Mrs. Samuel G.(Sally) Webb and her daughter Mrs.C. Marion ( Juliet ) Hutton

                                                                             Compliments of

                                                                        Archives and Special Collection LSU State University - Shreveport

                                                                        One University Place,  Shreveport, Louisiana, 71115-2399

                                                                                                      

                                                                         THE H. O. WEST HOME

This home was built by H.O. West, the owner of West Brothers Department Store. I thought it was one of  the prettiest homes in Minden when I was a young girl.

Section G. of the Minden City Cemetery there are markers for Gladys T. West born 18 October 1906 died 13 December 1989 and Herman O. West born 19 May 1900 died 20 August 1981.

Gloria West grew up in this home.

                                                                                    

                                                                     THE WHITFIELD HOUSE

The Whitfield House in the Background

Lewisville Road

(Submitted by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle)

See Precious Memories)

Annetta Baker's birthday party with Carole Whitfield's house in the background.  L to R:  Earlene Mendenhall, Betty Lou Norwood, Mary Jane Adams, Betty Fritz, Carole Whitfield, Annetta Baker, and ________.  (I remember the face, but not the name....seems like she  was a Mary Ann ????

                         Thee are three Miss Minden's in this Picture...

                 Carol Whitfield,   Annetta Baker and Earlene Mendenhall

In 1937 The Tom Moore family was renting this house. They had to move when Mr. & Mrs. Charles Louise Whitfield purchased the house from the Green Realty Company in 1942/3. Mrs. E. Mildred Moore Whitifield celebrated her 100th birthday this year. She died November 24, 2003. Services held November 26 at 2p.m.

Charles Louis Whitfield was born 24 August 1902 and died 6 January 1973. He was a Louisiana Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is interred in the Gardens of Memory on row 4, section 2, Garden of Faith. Their daughter, Carol L. Whitfield born 1936 died 1986 is buried nearby. Her daughter Linda Carol Kirkland born 18 Oct. 1955 died 1999 is buried next to her. Charles Louise Whitfield, Jr. (twin to Carl L. Whitefield) born in 1936 is also deceased but his resting place is unknown to the compiler.

Essie Mildred Moore Whitfield died Nov. 24, 2003
Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Mildred Moore Whitfield, 100, will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Dr. Rick May officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Mrs. Whitfield, a native of Lexington, Miss., and a resident of Minden, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, in Minden. She was a retired registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Louis Whitfield; son, Charles Whitfield; and daughter, Carol Whitfield.
She is survived by her son, Tim Whitfield Sr. and wife Brenda of Minden; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Larroux, Scott Toland, Chris Toland, Trey Laborde, Cody Laborde, and Scott Coker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thomas O born 26 Dec. 1893 died 12 Sep. 1973 in section J of the Minden City Cemetery . He was a private in the Air Service during WWI.  His wife is interred next to him. Hazel Robinson Moore born 15 Jan. 1907 died 13 August 1966. Thomas Omer Moore Jr. born 19 March 1931 died 1950 was PFC 21sst. Inf. 24 Inf Div. Korea PH., Gloria Moore Curry was born in 1927 and died in 1979. Also in the Moore plot is Ray Quade born March 13, 1931 died 27 November 1997.

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