Death Notices Extracted from the Gazette (Farmerville, Louisiana) for the Years 1888, 1894–1942

by Barbara Clark-Lawrence



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/21/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 516
ISBN : 9781546246282
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 516
ISBN : 9781546246275

About the Book

This valuable book provides a single source that denotes the deaths of local people but also of those who have moved away from Union Parish, Louisiana. Many of the obituaries within this book contain pertinent details of death including date, place and cause of death. This book is an excellent resource for anyone, African American or Caucasian, who seek to find information on deceased ancestors during the period covered in the book. The author has done superb work in transcribing and compiling the death notices which are alphabetized and includes an index. There is no need to physically go to Farmerville, Louisiana to research The Gazette death notices or peruse them online. Barbara has it all in her new book and you will not be disappointed. I am confident that seekers who are researching their family history in the Union Parish area of Louisiana will find this book a treasure that will be cherished for many years to come.

About the Author

Barbara Clark-Lawrence, is a family historian. Barbara has self-published a number of family history books. She conducted research in Arkansas for African American Lives2 which aired on PBS in 2008. She has transcribed the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Labor Contracts for Princeton (Dallas Co.) and Hamburg (Ashley Co.), Arkansas. She is the compiler of Lay Down My Burdens, African American Cemeteries—Volumes One and Two—for Union County, Arkansas. Barbara also co-compiled, with Linda Gatson Hunter, Lay Down My Burdens, African American Cemeteries for Union Parish, Louisiana. Barbara canvassed and compiled Lay Down My Burdens, Haven of Rest Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas. Haven of Rest, the largest African American cemetery in Arkansas, purports to have over 14,000 persons interred. While researching persons buried in Haven of Rest, she identified the unmarked grave of Peter New, a Civil War veteran. An application was made to the Department of Veterans Affairs for a military headstone and a brief ceremony was held in the cemetery to set the stone. Barbara is a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri and continues to identify, transcribe and compile material for genealogy research.