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Eugene Isidore "E. I." Addison, Sr
Birth: Dec. 30, 1837
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1900
Vermilion Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of:
George Washington ADDISON of Georgetown, South Carolina
Arthemise Pierre RICHARD of Louisiana.

Grandson of (paternal):
John ADDISON of Georgetown, South Carolina
Tamizon "Tamson" (RALPH) ADDISON of Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.

Grandson of (maternal):
Pierre Gregoire RICHARD
Anne Perrinne (PATRY) RICHARD.

Brother of:
John ADDISON (b. 1834 - d. bef. 1841)
Marie Temsey "Mary" (ADDISON) LEGER
Thomas Washington ADDISON, Sr.

Husband of:
Anastasie Marie BLANCHET

They were married on December 17, 1860 in Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Father of:
Joseph Fenelon ADDISON
Pierre Gilbert ADDISON
George Clinton ADDISON, Sr.
Adolphe Gabriel ADDISON
Marie Clotilde ADDISON
Eugene Isidore ADDISON, Jr.
Augustine Marie (ADDISON) GASPARD

He was orphaned at a young age. His mother died in 1845, shortly after the birth of his youngest brother, Thomas. His father, a newpaper publisher, died in 1852, during the yellow fever epidemic.

He and his siblings were separated and sent to live with relatives. Eugene was apprenticed to Eugene I. GUEG—ON, a former business partner of his father, who was also a newspaper publisher.

In time he became the Publisher/Editor/Proprietor of "The Meridional" Newspaper in Abbeville.

The Meridional
Published December 15, 1900
Page 2

Born Dec. 30, 1837.

Last Sunday night, at two hours and twenty minutes past midnight, after a brief but brave struggle with relentless death, the immortal soul of our friend and associate, E. I. ADDISON, left its earthly tenement, and winged its way to eternity. It is not given to everyone to write dispassionately of those who are near to us and we keenly appreciate that fact as we take up our pen to record this sad event. Mr. Addison had been connected with THE MERIDIONAL since its foundation in 1856 by the lamented Judge E. I. GUEG—ON, who was his guardian and tutor in "the art preservative" and his sudden taking off just as the century was drawing to a close comes as a rude shock.

He was a native of the parish of St. Landry having first seen the light of day in the old town of Opelousas, where his father Col. Geo. W. ADDISON, edited and published the Opelousas Gazette. His father was a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and was married to Miss Arthemise RICHARD, of St. Landry.

Upon the death of his father which occured in 1852, Mr. Addison went to live with the family of Judge GUEG—ON at Lafayette, from there he went to New Orleans, and later located at Abbeville, in 1855, and the next year assisted in the publication of this paper.

In December 1860, he married Miss Marie Anastasie BLANCHET to whom were born 8 children 5 sons and three daughters, viz. Joseph F. deceased, P. Gilbert, Geo. C., Adolph G. deceased, E. I. Jr., deceased, Marie C., Martha and Augustine. In 1862 answering to the call to arms he enlisted in Fournet's Yellow Jacket Battalion and afterwards in the Eighteenth Louisiana, and served until the end of the war. After the surrender he returned to Abbeville and assumed publication of the Meridional, which he continued with slight intermissions up to his death.

He was a quite, peaceful citizen, a lover of law and order, a kind and indulgent father, a warm hearted loyal friend. And above all things an honest, honorable man, and is mourned by those who knew and loved him best.

He was a member of Abbeville camp 607 United Confederate Veterrans, and his body was tenderly brone by his old army comrades, to its last resting place in the Catholic cemetery.

"Life's fitful fever over he sleeps well."

From another copy of his obituary:
"E. I. ADDISON was the son of George W. and Arthemise (RICHARD) ADDISON. George W. ADDISON was a native of Georgetown, South Carolina. He removed to Louisiana early in life, where he married. He was for many years editor and proprietor of the Opelousas Gazette, at Opelousas, one of the first papers published in that part of the state. He died in 1852. The mother of our subject was a native of St. Landry parish, Louisiana. She died in 1845."

Newspaper Article:
Abbeville, Louisiana
Published October 2, 1897
Page 2, Column 1
[The Meridional was published by Eugene Isidore "E. I." Addison, eldest son of George W. Addison, editor of the Opelousas Gazette, mentioned this article].
The Opelousas Courier has begun the 45th volume of its issue. It was founded December 11, 1852. We have alays felt a sort of kinship for the Courier as one of its founders the late Joel H. Sandoz and the father of our publisher, George W. Addison were associated with the publicaton of the Opelousas Gazette to which the Courier became a successor upon his death which occurred December 1, 1852. We are glad to see that the Courier has weathered the storm over a third of a centry and hope it will be come a centenarian.


St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
November 27, 1850
ADDISON, Georges W., 49, m, w, printer, South Carolina
ADDISON, Mary, 14, f, w, La.
ADDISON, Isidore, 13, m,w , La.
ADDISON, Augustine, 10, f, w, La.
ADDISON, Thomas, 4, m, w, La.

Page 12, Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
June 3, 1870
ADDISON, Eugene I., 33, m, w, printer editor, La.
ADDISON, Marie [BLANCHET], 36, f, w, keeping house, La.
ADDISON, Joseph, 9, m, w, attending school, La.
ADDISON, Gilbert, 6, m, w, La.
ADDISON, George, 3, m, w, La.
ADDISON, Gabriel, 1, m, w, La.

Page 28-d
Ward 3, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
June 15, 1880
ADDISON, Isadore, w, m, 53, married, printer, La., S.C., La.
ADDISON, Mary [BLANCHET], w, f, 34, wife, married, keeping house, La., La., La.
ADDISON, Joseph, w, m, 19, son, single, printer, La., La., La.
ADDISON, G. C. [George Clinton], w, m, 14, son, single, printer, La., La., La.
ADDISON, Adolphe, m, w, 11, son, at home, La., La., La.
ADDISON, Mary C. [Clothilde], w, f, 8 daughter, La., La., La.
ADDISON, Mary M. [Martha], w, f, 4, daughter, La., La., La.
MOORE, Cecilia, w, f, 49, none, married, at home, La., La., La.

Ward 3, Abbeville (town of), Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
All north of Iberia and Vermilion R.R. to Bayou Vermilion
June 5, 1900
ADDISON, E. I., head, w, m, Dec. 1837, 62, widow, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana, publisher (newspaper)
ADDISON, Mary [Clothilde], daughter, w, f, Jan. 1872, 28, single, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana, seamstress
ADDISON, Martha, daughter, w, f, Apr. 1877, 23, single, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana
ADDISON, Augustine, daughter, w, f, June 1881, 18, single, Louisiana, Louisiana, Louisiana

Newspaper item:
Abbeville, Louisiana
Published January 13, 1900
Page 3, Column 3
Thomas Addison and daughter, Cleona, of Carencro, spent Monday and Tuesday in Abbeville, visiting visiting his brother E. I. [Eugene Isidore Addison]. He was accompanied by Louis Bernard.

by Donald J. Hebert
U. S. Census Records
Succession of George W. ADDISON,
Saint Landry Parish Court house,
Opelousas, Louisiana
Abbeville Meridional Newspaper
Abbeville, Louisiana 
Family links: 
  George Washington Addison (1801 - 1852)
  Arthemise Pierre Richard Addison (1811 - 1845)
  Anastasie Marie Blanchet (1841 - 1890)
  Joseph Fenelon Addison (1861 - 1887)*
  Pierre Gilbert Addison (1863 - 1922)*
  George Clinton Addison (1866 - 1939)*
  Adolphe Gabriel Addison (1869 - 1895)*
  Marie Clothilde Addison (1872 - 1958)*
  Marie Marthe Addison Broussard (1876 - 1953)*
  Eugene Isidore Addison (1879 - 1879)*
  Augustine Marie Addison Gaspard (1881 - 1905)*
  Marie Tempsey Addison Leger (1836 - ____)*
  Eugene Isidore Addison (1837 - 1900)
  Augustine Addison Crouchet (1839 - 1874)*
  Thomas Washington Addison (1845 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Catholic Cemetery
Vermilion Parish
Louisiana, USA
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