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Terrebonne Parish

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Terrebonne Parish

Index to Locations

  • Houma Halfway Cemetery
  • Houma Magnolia Cemetery
  • Schriever St. Bridget's Church Cemetery

    Halfway Cemetery
    Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Schuyler Thibodeaux (1769-1827) — of Louisiana. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 1, 1769. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1812-24; Governor of Louisiana, 1824. Catholic. Died, of an abscessed liver, near Bayou Terrebonne, Terrebonne Parish, La., October 24, 1827 (age 58 years, 296 days). Entombed at Halfway Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Felicite Bonvillian and Bridgette Belanger.
      Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux (1812-1866) — also known as Bannon G. Thibodeaux — of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La. Born in Louisiana, 1812. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1845-49. Died in 1866 (age about 54 years). Interment at Halfway Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Magnolia Cemetery
    Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Allen J. Ellender Allen Joseph Ellender (1890-1972) — also known as Allen J. Ellender — of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La. Born in Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, La., September 24, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1924-36; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1932-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936, 1952; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1937-72; died in office 1972; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1939-40. Died in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 27, 1972 (age 81 years, 307 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wallace Richard Ellender and Victoria (Javaux) Ellender; married, March 19, 1917, to Helen Calhoun Donnelly (died 1949).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Books about Allen J. Ellender: Thomas A. Becnel, Senator Allen Ellender of Louisiana : A Biography
      Image source: Ingham County News, April 30, 1936
      George Arceneaux, Jr. (1928-1993) — of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 17, 1928. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1979-93; died in office 1993. Died in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La., April 6, 1993 (age 64 years, 324 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Arceneaux (1895-1986) and Louise (Austin) Arceneaux (1900-1998).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial

    St. Bridget's Church Cemetery
    Schriever, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

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