The Founders of the Young Catholics’ Friends’ Society of Monroe, Louisiana – 1870

Here is another little gem I found, in the collection of Villanova University in PA. It is the “Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws of the Young Catholics’ Friends’ Society of Monroe, Louisiana”. A librarian there was kind enough to scan the little pamphlet and send it to me. One thing I loved was that they established a library for the society, open right after mass on Sunday! It was free to members, but everyone else had to pay 10c a book to check out! Here are the names of the founding members listed in it:

L. Gergaud (C.P.), J. Gentille, Robt. Ray, H. Filhiol, Jno. Vandenberg, P.S. Rolleigh, Jno. Hewson, Richard Fullam, B. Slaven, Thos, Fullam, Henry J. Hewson, S.P. Green, Jos. Pargaud, Thos. Naughton, Jno. B. Ray, Michael Fahey, Jno. Fullam, Nicholas Klein, A. Rauxet, John Nolan, Jno. L. Moore, Michael Thornton, L. Enaut, J. Frank Pargoud, H.G. Dobson, Robert. Ray, Jr., B.H. Kinkgrave, G.F. Bernhardt, J.W. Smith, S.H. Dinkgrave, Peter Ezelius, James Farrell, maurice McKinna, W.H. Dinkgrave, Jacob Muller, L.V. Marye, Jno. Fullam, Jr., Jno. Bonner, P. Reilly, D.L. Frost, J. Ennemoser, C. Telles, L. Fischer, P. Trouard, Tim. Hanley, Jno. Hogan, M.M. Grady, Joseph Benoit and Jerome Bres.

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