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 Jacques Chiasson

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Jacques Chiasson

  • Birth 4 Dec 1859 Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death Feb 1897 Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Carencro, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 32120748

Son of:
Pierre Portalis CHIASSON
and the former Fanelie GILBERT.

Husband of:
Marie Eve or Eva ALBARADO

Note: The headstone death year reads 1896, but the article below (if correct) would indicate that Jacques died Monday, Feb. 1, 1897, and the church record of Feb. 2, 1897 *may* be the burial date. --Liz

Birth and Marriage:
by Rev. Donald J. Hébert:
CHIASSON, Jacques (Pierre & Fanelie GUILBERT [GILBERT]) b. 4 Dec. 1859 (Laf. Ch.: v. 6, #27)

CHIASSON, Jacques (Portalis & Fannelie GUILBERT [GILBERT]) m. 2 Feb. 1880 Marie Eve ALBARDO [ALBARADO] (Francis & Eliza GILCHRIST [KILCHRIST]) (Laf. Ch.: v. 6, p. 54)
[Laf. Ch. = Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lafayette, Louisiana]

1860 U.S. Census, Attakapas [sic], Lafayette Parish, La., Post Office: Vermilionville [now Lafayette], page 30 [numbered on original], lines 8-11, via
CHIASSON, [Vve.? or Widow/Mrs.] Pierre, age 22, female, b. LA
CHIASSON, Idea?, age 5, female, b. LA
CHIASSON, Numa?, age 3?, male, b. LA
CHIASSON, Jacques, age 6/12?, male, b. LA
[difficult to read; question marks denote my or Ancestry's best attempt at transcription --Liz]

Lafayette, Louisiana
Published Saturday, February 6, 1897
Page 3, Column 1
"Jacques Chaisson of Scott was drowned Monday morning at 8 o'clock. The sad accident happened under very peculiar circumstances. Chaisson in company with Antothe Albarado and Lejeune of Crowley had gone out hunting in the morning and were on the plantation of Victor Megnaud [sic -Begnaud?] near Esterwood when the accident happened: In attempting to cross a small creek that runs into the bayou at that place in a small skiff, the boat upset and all were thrown into the stream, Albarado and LeJune after many efforts succeeded in reaching the bank but Chaisson worn out by his exertions while in the water sank for the last time within in six feet of the shore but his companions were unable to render him any aid.

The remains were taken to Crowley and layed out in Dr. F. R. Martin's office from which place they were taken by relatives to Carencro where interment took place."

by Rev. Donald J. Hébert:
CHIASSON, Jacques d. 2 February 1897 at age 38 years (Carencro Ch.: v.2, p. 11) [St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Carencro, Louisiana]

Bio info kindly supplied by contributor Sebastian with a few notes from me.

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  • Created by: Liz
  • Added: 11 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32120748
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacques Chiasson (4 Dec 1859–Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32120748, citing Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery, Carencro, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Liz (contributor 47004176) .