History of Sterlington by Hazel Smith Short

Back in 1962, Mrs. Melvin B. Short (Hazel) compiled a history of the area and families that comprise the area we know as Sterlington, in northern Ouachita Parish. It had a minor revision in 1990 and in 2001, a colleague of mine compiled an index. To see the actual book, come by the Genealogy Department … Continue reading History of Sterlington by Hazel Smith Short

Mayor Forsythe Lying in State

Mayor Forsythe's coffin - 1914 The above photo is from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Genealogy and Special Collections Department. It shows the coffin and funeral offerings for Mayor Andrew Alexander Forsythe lying in state in Monroe's City Hall. Mayor Forsythe had passed away on September 29, 1914. He was buried in … Continue reading Mayor Forsythe Lying in State