Ouachita Parish Funeral Notices

Back in the late 1800’s, Monroe’s newspapers were only published weekly. As a result, if you depended on the newspaper to find out about local funerals, it would already be too late to attend. An ingenious solution was found. Flyers, called funeral notices, were created and passed out to family and friends to inform them of the details of a loved-ones’s funeral. They were also pasted around town. They are very rare to find. The Ouachita Parish Public Library has a small collection of them and they are now online:

Anna Liddell, died June 16, 1884:
https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A5

Mary Isabella Sanders, died August 7, 1888:
https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A7

Mrs. Melinda T. Layton, died January 31, 1892:
https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A3

Robert Layton, M.D., died January 24, 1892:
https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A4

Mrs. St. Julienne Tennille Moore, died November 23, 1896:
https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A6

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s