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    This is a copy of the obituary of Leon Ulysses Landry from the Donaldsonville Sentinel of December 26, 1914.


Ascension Parish Patriarch and Veteran
Passes to His Last Reward

   Leon U. Landry, a native and lifelong resident of Ascension Parish, died at Jackson, LA., Saturday, Dec. 19th at 2 o'clock p.m., after a short illness, aged eighty-four years, nine months and twenty-nine days.  His remains were brought to Donaldsonville Sunday morning, arriving here via the steamer Virgie at 8 o'clock and were conveyed to the Catholic church, where services were held, followed by interment in the Confederates tomb in the Catholic cemetery.  Mr. Landry was a veteran of the Civil War, having been honorably discharged after three years gallant service, and was a member of Major Victor Maurin, Camp No 28, U.C.V. of this city.  He is survived by his wife, nee Adveline Landry, who has reached the venerable age of eighty-one years, four months and nineteen days; four daughters, Mrs. Ferdinand Collet, of Evan Hall Plantation; Mrs. Joseph Ellis of Baton Rouge, and Misses Mirza and Euphrosine Landry; three sons, Messrs. Sam H., Rodolph I., and U. A. Landry, prominent citizens of upper Ascension and one brother, Sylvere A. Landry, also of this parish.  His descendants include twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, besides whom he leaves a large number of family connections and an unusually extensive circle of friends and acquaintances, who unite in  extending sincerest sympathy to the loved ones bereaved by the passing away of this noble patriarch and gallant soldier of the south.