Marie-Celeste Mathilde <I>Mouton</I> Gardner

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Marie-Celeste Mathilde Mouton Gardner

"Governor Alexandre Mouton, former president of the Louisiana Secession Convention, died at Ile Copal in 1885, a venerable and respected elder statesman. His daughter Mathilde, the wife of Confederate General Frank Gardner, was widowed shortly after the war. Almost all her children died at an early age. When her last surviving son, Alfred Frank Gardner, Jr., died, she had his tomb cast in broken marble as indicative of her own broken life. Mathilde died about 1906."

-from the book: Yankee Autumn in Acadiana
by David C. Edmonds

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Wife of Major General Franklin Gardner, CSA

Gravesite Details Restored by the Franklin K Gardner SCV Camp #1421





  • Created by: Warren Guidry
  • Added: 16 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68474637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marie-Celeste Mathilde Mouton Gardner (29 Apr 1831–14 Jan 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68474637, citing Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Warren Guidry (contributor 46837396) .