| 1900-1929 Minden High School
Dora Dupuy and Theressa Grigsby
Submitted by Tom Carey
Tom Carey writes....I have a commencement program from
MHS dated 1900 with 2 names in it...
Dora Dupuy & my grandmother's sister,
SECTION A EAST - DUPUY
SPRADLEY, Dora DUPUY
5 JAN 1882
18 APR 1965
Jules Louis Dupuy II and Amelia Emilia Berthoulin
Children of Jules ame Amelia Dupuy were:
Dupuy Spradley (1882 - 1965)*
Dupuy Channell (1888 - 1961)*
Augustin Dupuy (1898 - 1900)*
Son Dupuy (1910 - 1910)*
SECTION A WEST - GRIGSBY PLOT
Wingfield, Kenneth Catherine
24 Jun 1914
02 Feb 1918
04 Jul 1980
01 Sep 1881
Buried in New
in Flat Lick Cem.
Grigsby, Lizzie MYERS
20 Aug 1860
18 Oct 1941
Grigsby, Dr. Samuel Mays
25 Jan 1860
27 Apr 1892
(Doyline Physician, Graduate of Medical of Ala. 1887)
27 Feb 1883
31 July 1895
11 Nov 1891
07 Aug 1892
of 1900 - Dora Dupuy
Our thanks to James
Moorehead,class of 1956 and Linda Holt Moorehead, class
of 1961 for these pictures.
of 1900 - Theressa Grigsby
Our thanks to James Moorehead,class of 1956 and Linda
Holt Moorehead, class of 1961 for these pictures.
Lowe services today,ca Class of
Well-known Mindenite E. Henry Lowe, Sr. passed away
April 28, 1981, at the Meadowview Nursing Home after an
He was 90.
Mr. Lowe was one of the founding directors of Minden Bank
Company. A native of Claiborne Parish, he was a retired
was a member of the First Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge
No. 51, and
the Shriners. He was also one of the charter members of
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the
Rose-Neath Chapel with Rev.
James Poole officiating, assisted by Rev. Kent Kilbourne.
Interment will be
in the Old Minden Cemetery under direction of Rose-Neath
Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cecile Cherry
Lowe, Minden; two sons,
E. Henry Lowe, Jr. and Cecil C. Lowe, both of Minden; two
George Lambert, Baton Rouge and Mrs. J. B. Smith, Minden;
four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Ira T. Irby
Services were held at 2 p.m. today for Ira T. Irby, Sr.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ronald Prince
officiating. Interment followed in the Gardens of Memory.
Mr. Irby passed away on Sunday, November 14, 1982, at
the VA Hospital in Shreveport following a long
He was a retired blacksmith.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Ira T. Irby, Sr. of Minden;
Ira T. Irby, Jr. of Minden, Charles L. Irby of Opelousas,
R. Irby of Jacksonville, Tx., and Bennie L. Irby of Olla;
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Minden Press-Herald, Front Page,
Friday, May 29, 1981 Noted
Minden native dies
Noted Minden native, Ben
Earl Looney, 76, died in a Lafayette Hospital Monday
after a long illness. Looney
was an artist known throughout the state for his
watercolor drawings of southern life, plants and
plantations. He graduated from
Minden High School in 1922. He
taught art at several schools including the Ringling Art
School, Cambridge School near Boston, and was head of the
first art department at LSU in Baton Rouge. His
paintings have been exhibited throughout the United
States and in several foreign countries by the U. S.
Information Agency. A memorial
service was held in Lafayette on Tuesday, May 26.
Looney gave his body to medical science to better enable
them to find a cure for Parkinson's disease which caused
his death. Looney is survived
by two sisters, Mrs. Roy Miller, Sr. of Minden and Mrs.
Dave Mosely of Shreveport; two nephews, Roy Miller, Jr.
of Minden and Dr. Robert Mosely of Arizona, and two
Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnett , 93 (born ca 1910)
Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnett, 93, will
be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Rose-Neath
Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor
officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, May
22, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Inabnett, a lifelong resident of Minden, passed away
May 21, in Minden. She was a member of the Minden
Council, Main Street Committee, and was Minden Woman of
She was also a member of the Minden Garden Club, the
Study Club and the Council Flower Show Judges. Mrs.
a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemwood
her daughter, Sallie Inabnett.
She is survived by her son, Joe Inabnett and wife Anne;
children, Christian Charlton and Elizabeth
SPC Joshua B. Madden, United States Army,
and several nieces and nephews.
The Minden Herald, front page
headline, Thursday, January 8, 1959 M. D. Cheshire Rites Today; Probe
services for M. Douglas Cheshire, 52, who was found
Sunday night lying unconscious next to
his parked automobile after being either
hit or struck severely on the head, were held
at 3 p.m. this afternoon at the
Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home Chapel
Officiating at the services
were the Rev. Merlin Merrill, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the Rev. A.
E. Brown, pastor of the
Primitive Baptist Church. Interment was in the old
Minden Cemetery. Mr. Cheshire died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday in
the North Louisiana Sanitarium
where he was hospitalized after being given emergency treatment in the Minden
Sanitarium. He was found
lying in front of his parked car near Edmond's Grocery
just off Highway 80 by-pass at 11:15 p.m.Sunday. He was unconscious when he was found by the
city police. Sheriff J.
D. Batton, who is heading an intensive investigation
of the incident, said he was informed
by physicians that Mr. Cheshire
"definitely had been hit in the head."
Cheshire was found lying in
front of his parked automobile. The
vehicle lights were out and the key turned off.
City police found, in the
initial investigation, that his wallet containing $35
had been taken. Mr. Cheshire left his home about 5 p.m.
after telling his wife he was
going to visit his mother, Mrs. Anna J. Cheshire, who
resides at 504 Constable. He did
not visit his mother, Batton said,
nor was he seen again by anyone in Minden until he was
found unconscious. The sheriff stated that Cheshire had
"nearly frozen" lying on the cold ground. Mr. Cheshire was
taken to the Minden Sanitarium
where he was found to have suffered a skull fracture.
He was transferred to Shreveport for
an emergency operation. Mr.
Cheshire was a locomotive engineer with the KCS-L&A
Railroad and was co-owner of the Joy
and Joy Drive-In Theaters of
Minden. He was a member of the Methodist Church,
the Masons and Shriners.
Dr. Thomas Richardson, Webster
Parish coroner, has joined the intensive
investigation now underway by Sheriff Batton and by
Chief of Police Otis F. Minter, Sr.
and his department. The sheriff said this morning he had learned late
yesterday that Mr. Cheshire had
purchased a package of cigarettes at the Minden
Cafe. The proprietor, Gus
Kirkikis, remembered Cheshire coming in his establishment. Batton said Cheshire's automobile had been
fingerprinted from top to
bottom. He pointed out that several fingerprints
had been found on the
automobile. Just what extent this will aid in the
investigation has not yet been
determined. The sheriff
and Dr. Richardson were at work on the investigation
late yesterday. Dr.
Richardson said this morning that Cheshire died of cerebral hemorrhage and a fractured
skull. An inquest is
being held, he said, with various members of the family
and others being questioned.
"It's possible he could
have fallen," Dr. Richardson stated.
"It's not a foregone
conclusion he was hit in the back of the head. We
do not know whether it was foul
play or not." He pointed out that at this point Cheshire's death appears that it
"could have been either way--a
deliberate hit on the head or a fall."
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ruth
Cheshire of Minden; his mother, Mrs.
Anna J. Cheshire of Minden; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy
Baldwin of Minden; a
granddaughter Debbie Baldwin of Minden;
four sisters, Mrs. O. F.
Baucum of Jacksonville, Texas; Mrs. Jesse Williams of
El Dorado, Arkansas; Mrs. Bessie
Carter of Ida and Mrs. Martha House
of Minden; and one brother, Sandlin Cheshire of Minden.
The Minden Herald, front page,
Thursday, March 12, 1959
Minden Man Doing
Well After Suicide Attempt A Minden service station attendant, who was
attacked and robbed several weeks ago, apparently tried
to take his own life here early
Tuesday morning after calling his wife and telling her
he planned to do so. Duke C. Schultz, 30, shot himself in the
abdomen at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday
while on the job at the J. W. Dickinson Gulf Service
Station on the Shreveport Road.
Chief Otis F. Minter said
Schultz was alone at the station at the time of the incident. He called
his wife and told her he was going
to kill himself. Meantime, Mrs. Schultz called city
police. When the police arrived
at the station they found that Schultz had shot himself in the stomach with a .25
caliber automatic pistol.
Schultz was taken to the Minden
Sanitarium where his condition has
been described as "good." The suicide-attempt victim was knocked
unconscious and robbed while on the job at Dickinson's
service station some weeks ago. The incident
occurred about 8:25 p.m. Saturday, January 31. Schultz told investigating authorities Ira
Irby and Kenneth Strong that a
man slipped up behind him and struck him on the back of
the head. Thirty-four dollars in
cash was taken from Schultz's billfold.
The attendant told police the assailant apparently tried
to open the station cash register but
was unable to do so. Schultz had the key in his
pocket at the time of the incident. A description of the hold-up man was given
police by a passing motorist
who witnessed part of the robbery.
M. D. Cheshire
page of the Minden Press - Sept. 14, 1959
Sheriff Holds Cheshire
Schultz Faces Lie Detector Test The Webster Parish Sheriff's office is
holding Duke E. Schultz, 30, in connection with the death
of Douglas Cheshire last January, according to Sheriff
J.D. Batton. Batton said
the suspect will be taken to Monroe this week to face a
lie detector test in the
unsolved mystery surrounding Cheshire's death last
winter. Schultz was
arrested in Crowley a week ago on a charge of bigamy, but
was later transferred to the Webster jail. Deputy
Sheriff Buster Adkins brought the suspect to Minden from
Crowley. Parish Sheriff
J. D. Batton said Schultz is a prime suspect in the death
of Cheshire and he expects the
lie detector test this week to confirm Shultz's
implication in the case. Batton
explained the events leading up to the arrest of Schultz
as beginning in January of this year when Schultz
reported a faked robbery at a local service station where
he was employed. Three weeks later, according to
Sheriff Batton, Schultz attempted to commit suicide when
he shot himself in the side with a pistol. While undergoing treatment for the gun
wound, Schultz made several statements which led Batton
to link him with the Cheshire death. One of them,
according to Batton, was, "I'm going to join
Doug." This remark, along with later
developments in the case, put Schultz under almost
constant watch by local deputies. In May, local deputies picked him up for
questioning, during which time he suffered a nervous
breakdown and was transferred to the Veterans' Hospital
in Shreveport for treatment. When he returned to
Minden, he was again the object of constant surveillance
by local officers. Sheriff
Batton reported that residents near where Schultz was
living were questioned about three weeks ago and shortly
thereafter Schultz left Minden with no trace of his
whereabouts. Last week,
local officers learned that Schultz was being held in the
Crowley jail on a charge of bigamy. Deputy Adkins
transferred the man to the local jail where Sheriff
Batton questioned him further. After gaining what
Batton terms "conclusive"
evidence, it was decided to take the suspect to Monroe to
face the lie detector test. Batton stated that FBI records show that
Scultz was arrested 12 times during a six-year period
beginning in 1951. Among the charges brought
against him during that time was a robbery charge in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. Schultz, according to Batton,
has spent several months in jail in six states during the
past eight years. Batton
said Cheshire and Schultz had dinner together the night
Cheshire was found. However, no other details have
been disclosed to show the relationship of the two
men. Cheshire was found unconscious on the night of
Jan. 4 next to his automobile
in the parking area near the Quick-Pak store on the
highway 80 by-pass. He died three days later in a
Shreveport hospital. Batton
stated that a rubber body hammer, used by Schultz in his
service station work, was the weapon apparently used to
deliver the blow causing Cheshire's death.
This was where Douglas Cheshire was living when
he was killed. The house was new back then.
The murder of M. D. Cheshire has never been
Funeral services for Mr. Eldred Ford Lowe,
94, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at
Lakeview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn
Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of
Memory Cemetery in Minden under the direction of
Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28, at the funeral home.
Mr. Lowe, a longtime resident of Minden,
passed away Monday, May 26, after a brief illness. He was
born in Waldo, Ark., April 12, 1909. After graduating
from Minden High School, he went to Louisiana Tech
University, finishing with a degree in journalism. He
taught at Louisiana Tech and Hot Springs High School
before establishing a printing business in Minden. He
retired at age 88.
Mr. Lowe was a faithful member of Lakeview
United Methodist Church and a lifetime choir member. He
was a past member of the Civitan Club and the Knights of
Pythias, where he served in several officer positions.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Perry and Eunice Lowe; three brothers, Prentiss, William
and Herbert; and a granddaughter, Valerie Tucker.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Clara
DeFreese Lowe; two sons, Perry J. Lowe and wife Joy of
Ruston, Eldred (Eddie) Ford Lowe Jr. and wife Pam of
Minden; two daughters, Myra Turnage and husband Bill of
El Dorado, Ark., Linda and husband Ed of Minden; two
brothers, the Rev. Winston Lowe, and the Rev. Terral
Lowe; three sisters, Lalia Perryman, Mary Cassels, and
Margaret Dodez; grandchildren, Chip Lowe, Kira
Breczinski, Michelle Thompson, Paul Turnage, Carol
Whatley, Greg Turnage, Chad Wilson, Cory Wilson, Lori
Branch, Jamin Butcher, Rachel Butcher; nine
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary
pallbearers will be the Lakeview Mens Class and
longtime friend, David James.
Memorials may be made to Lakeview United
Methodist Church. What people remembered most about Mr.
Lowe was that he was always ready to share his knowledge.
He was a fine Craftsman.Minden Press Herald
Source: Minden - Press herald
Mary Dulany Braswell -
written by Press-Herald Staff; Monday, 30 July 2007;
Graveside sevices for Mrs. Mary Dulany Braswell, 96, of
Mobile, Ala., will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 31,
2007, at Minden Cemetery under the direction of Osborn
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7
p.m. today, July 30, at Osborn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Braswell was born in Arcadia to the
late Felix C. and Maybell Cathey Dulany and died
Thursday, July 26 in Mobile, just 18 days before her 97th
Mrs. Braswell was a longtime resident of
Shreveport where she volunteered for 20 years at the V.
A. Hospital and was the former vice president of Braswell
Industries. She was a woman of independent means who
loved life, her family & a good joke.
She is preceded in death by her husband,
Herbert Peeples Braswell; her brother, & her sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara
Ann Braswell Baggett of Mobile; three grandchildren, Jean
McAleer Long, Joseph Lee Baggett Jr of Fairhope, Ala. and
Allyn Delane Cannon of Savannah, Ga.; three
great-grandchildren, Andrew Braswell Baggett, Alexander
Jacques Baggett and Annie Kelly Long; and numerous nieces