Minos Talbot Gordy, Jr

Minos Talbot Gordy, Jr

Birth
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 8 Aug 1926 (aged 61)
Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 11204067 · View Source
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Minos is the son of Minos Talbot, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Johnson Moore Gordy. He had 8 full siblings and 2 half sibling to my knowledge. They are:

Fanny L. Gordy 1853 –
Sallie E Gordy 1855 – 1930
Emma G Gordy 1858 –
Addie A Gordy 1861 – 1934
Ella Amelia Gordy 1863 – 1938
Walter Brown, Sr. Gordy 1867 – 1944
Michael B Gordy 1870 –
Bettie Singleton Gordy 1872 – 1937
HALF SIBLINGS:
Alfred H. Moore 1847 – 1903
Mary Agnes "Mollie" Moore 1849 – 1883

Minos grew up in St. Mary Parish. He attended Tulane Law School and upon his graduation, established his law practice in Abbeville, Vermillion Parish.

On 28 Apr 1896, he married Laura Gage Haynes in Wilkinson Co., MS. They had 3 sons.

ORIGINAL MEMORIAL by Marigay on Findagrave:
Obituaty from: Meridional 8-14-1926

Judge Minos T. Gordy died at his home in Abbeville on Sunday, August 8, at 10:15 p.m. aged 60 years, 10 months and 9 days. The funeral took place Monday at 6 p.m., from the residence to the Graceland Cemetery. Services were held at the residence, with Masonic services at the grave. He is survived by his widow and the following sons: John Collins, born 08 Sep 1897; Walter Haynes Gordy, Sr, born 18 May 1899; and Minos Thomas Gordy, born 28 Feb 1901; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Chas. A. O'Neill and Mrs. R. E. O'Neill, of Franklin; Mrs. Frank Conway and Michael Gordy, of New Orleans, Mrs. Emma Crawford, of Lake Charles, La.; and W. B. Gordy, of Abbeville. Mr. Gordy was throughout his mature manhood a prominent figure in both local and state affairs. Born in St. Mary parish on 29 SEP 1865 [sic, 1864], son of Minos T. and Betty Ann Moore Gordy he received his earlier education in the public schools of Franklin, later attending the Rugby Academy at the same place. In 1880 he entered the Louisiana State University from which he graduated with the degree of B. S. in the class of 1883. After his graduation he spent some time clerking in stores in Franklin and Abbeville, and it was while employed in the latter place that he became interested in the study of law and began reading under the direction of the law firm of White & O'Bryan, of Abbeville. In 1888 he entered the law school of Tulane University, from which he graduated with his legal degree in the class of 1889, and shortly thereafter began practicing in Abbeville. In 1890 he was appointed district attorney by Gov. Nicholls, to succeed R. C. Smedes, who died in office. In 1892 he was elected to the office to succeed himself, and in 1896 was re-elected, serving until 1900. In 1898 he was also elected and served as a member of the Constitutional Convention of that year. In 1900 he was elected district judge for a term of four years, and by virtue of his office as district judge he also served on the bench as a judge of the Court of Appeals. He was also appointed by Gov. Sanders as a member of the Criminal Code Commission charged with the work of codifying the criminal laws of the State of Louisiana. Since 1904 Judge Gordy had practically retired from political activities and confined himself to the private practice of law. On 28 APR 1896, Judge Gordy was married to Miss Laura Gage Haynes, of Wilkinson County, Miss., to which happy union the following children were born: John Collins, Walter Haynes and Minos T., Jr. Judge Gordy was a man of unusual strength of character, and this quality combined with exceptional abilities and keen sense of justice did much to check the condition of semi-anarchy that prevailed in this parish in the early 90's. He will be remembered here as a staunch and upright citizen standing "four-square" to the world—a terror to evil doers. The part he played in local and state affairs is well known to all, and needs no comment here, his life and actions were above reproach, and even his enemies, if he had any, will probably admit that at this hands they received fair treatment, and justice. A good man has left us for the "undiscovered country" and while we hesitate to murmur against the decrees of him who doeth all things well we cannot help but feel that the place made vacant can never be filled, we will never see his like again.
"Unbounded courage and compassion joined,
Tempering each other in the victor's mind,
Alternately proclaim him good and great,
And make the hero and the man complete."

Rest peacefully...



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  • Maintained by: Karla Todd Sherer
  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 19 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11204067
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minos Talbot Gordy, Jr (29 Sep 1864–8 Aug 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11204067, citing Graceland Cemetery, Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Karla Todd Sherer (contributor 47137303) .