Lamy Jean Baptiste Chopin


Lamy Jean Baptiste Chopin

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 11 Apr 1910 (aged 60)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 87981301 View Source
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The Shreveport Times.
Wednesday, April 13, 1910
Page 6

The remains of Mr. [Lamy] Chopin, who died in New Orleans yesterday morning were interred here today in the Catholic cemetery after the impressive funeral services of the Roman Catholic Church at the Cathedral. A large concourse of people attended the funeral.

The Alexandria Weekly Town Talk.
Saturday, April 16, 1910
Page 6

(From Tuesday's Daily)
News was received here today of the death in New Orleans, at six o'clock on yesterday morning of Mr. [Lamy] Chopin of Derry, La. The remains were taken through here last night and the funeral was held in Natchitoches this morning. His wife was Miss Fannie Hertzog of Magnolia, Natchitoches Parish. He leaves a widow and three children.

The marriage of Lamy Chopin was chronicled in the area newspaper {The People's Vindicator, January 19, 1878, Page 3}

Last Wednesday there was a general exodus of our citizens in all manner of vehicles and upon various quadrupeds. The mystery of their departure was caused by the marriage of Mr. Lamy Chopin with one of Natchitoches' lovely maidens, the daughter of Mr. Joseph Henry. We are informed by those who attended, that the affair was a most brilliant one, and that young hearts beat merry time to music's enchanting strains until the "wee small hours" of the succeeding morn.



Lamy Chopin, merchant and farmer, Chopin, La. This prominent business man and influential citizen of Natchitoches Parish, was born in the parish in which he resides on February 19, 1850, being the son of J. B. and Julie (Benoist) Chopin. The father was a native of France and came to America in early manhood, locating in Natchitoches Parish, La. Both parents are now deceased.

The home of Lamy Chopin has been in Natchitoches Parish nearly all his life. When twelve years of age he went to France, were he spent six years in school, and when eighteen years of age he returned to America, where he has since devoted his attention to merchandising and farming. He now owns a large general store at Chopin, a station on the Texas & Pacific Railroad, and he has been located there ever since the road was built, or for a period of about eight years. He is also the owner of the old Chopin plantation, which contains 4,000 acres, and upon which the town of Chopin is built. It was formerly the McAlpine plantation and upon it Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe spent some time while writing her famous novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Mr. Chopin was married on January 16, 1878, to Miss Cora Henry, daughter of Hon. Joseph Henry, of Natchitoches Parish. They have one child, a daughter, named Eugenie. Mr. Chopin and wife are consistent members of the Catholic Church, and in politics the former is a Democrat. He has served as a member of the board of police jurors of his parish for three years, from 1877 to 1880, and from 1885 he has been postmaster of his town which is called Chopin.

Mr. Chopin has made substantial improvements upon the old plantation, and he now has a beautiful and comfortable home. He is a well informed man and one who possesses and excellent capacity for business. He and wife rank among the best citizens of the parish.

[Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890.]

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