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Henry William Bethard, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1898
Harrisonburg
Catahoula Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1961
Coushatta
Red River Parish
Louisiana, USA

Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, Jan. 3, 1961, Tuesday, p. 6-C:

H. W. Bethard Rites Today In Coushatta

COUSHATTA, Jan. 2 (Special)—Funeral services for Henry W. Bethard Jr., 62, prominent Coushatta attorney and father of Henry W. Bethard III, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church here.

The Rev. Fred Schwendimann will officiate and burial will be in Springville Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Mr. Bethard died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home here Sunday.

A native of Harrisonburg, he was a graduate of Loyola University law school in New Orleans and had lived here since 1922.

He was a chairman of the board of directors of the Bank of Coushatta, legal counselor and secretary of the Red River-Bayou Pierre Levee District, a former vice president of the Red River Valley Improvement Assn., a member of the executive committee of the Louisiana Levee Board Assn., and from 1947 to 1951 was chairman of the board of commissioners of the Louisiana State Library. He was a member of the Louisiana and American Bar Associations.

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion and the 40 & 8 Society.

Mr. Bethard was active in both civic and business affairs here and organized Coushatta's Chamber of Commerce in 1924. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Coushatta.

Survivors include his widow; his mother, Mrs. H. W. Bethard Sr. of Harrisonburg; his son; a daughter, Mrs. Tyler G. Hagenwald of Shreveport; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Husbands, Mrs. C. R. Wilson and Mrs. B. G. Trunzler of Harrisonburg and Mrs. J. J. McPhillips of California; two brothers, B. M. Bethard of Gulfport, Miss., and Joe R. Bethard of Shreveport; and five grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry W. Bethard (1871 - 1957)
  Fannie M. Bethard (1874 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie Shirley Edgerton Bethard (1897 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry William Bethard (1898 - 1961)
  Mary Mildred Bethard (1902 - 1903)*
  Cecile M Bethard Husbands (1904 - 1993)*
  Joseph Ransdell Bethard (1909 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springville Cemetery
Coushatta
Red River Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Shawn Bohannon
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
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Henry William Bethard, Jr
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Henry William Bethard, Jr
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- Shawn Bohannon
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