Jennings Daily News V.37 No. 28 Dated April 07, 1936
Rites Held For Jules Reaud, Sr. On Sunday
Veteran Canal Man Succumbs Thursday Night to Long Illness
Jules Reaud, Sr. manager of the Tip Top Canal Co. and resident of this city for the past 38 years, died Thursday evening at 7 o'clock at the Parish Hospital following an illness of 10 days.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Miguez Funeral Home, the Reverend Pratt, rector of the Episcopal Churches of Crowley and Jennings, officiating.
The Knights of Pythias Lodge of which the deceased was a member for many years, had charge of the rites at the cemetery. Prelate John Gamble, assisted by W.W. DeJean and N.M. Morrish, reciting the ritual.
Mrs. Robert Frey and Mrs. Leota McCluny sang the comforting hymn, "God Will Take Care of You."
Pall bearers were: WM Irving, Clarence Lee, OW Land, Carl Barnette, WB Irion, and Dionelle Sonnier.
The Miguez Funeral Home has charge of all arrangements.
Born in Cahoba, Alabama, October 23rd, 1868, during the third year of the Civil War, the deceased spent his early childhood in that community. His father served as Quartermaster General for the Confederate forces of Alabama throughout the war.
Following the war, during the turmoil of reconstruction, Mr. Reaud moved with his parents to Louisiana, settling on a large sugar plantation near New Orleans. The deceased received his early education from private tutors, later attending the State University at Baton Rouge and the Order of the Jesuit Brotherhood in New Orleans. Upon completion of his education, he was associated with his father in the management of the plantation on which he was reared.
In 1896, Mr. Reaud was married to Lucy Ashby Wilkinson of New Orleans. Two years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Reaud moved to Jennings. During his early residence here, the deceased was engaged in the construction of pumping plants, throughout the entire rice section.
He accepted the managership of the Tip Top Canal Company in 1902, having served that organization continuously since.
Affable and friendly, Mr. Reaud counted his friends by the score. He was especially fond of the young people and his love for them was sincerely reciprocated. Affectionately known as "Dad" to old and young, he was seldom addressed by any other name. That title of love and respect fitted him perfectly for he ever maintained a paternal interest in the lives of his young friends.
The members of his family were the recipients of many thoughtful courtesies, and the wealth of beautiful flowers and the numerous messages of sympathy were gracious reminders of the high esteem in which he was held.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Captain Jules Reaud, Lt. Victor E. Reaud and Sgt. Sidney L. Reaud, officers of Troop "K", 108th Cavalry, this city; and one daughter Helen E. Reaud of this city. Four grandchildren and four sisters, Miss Odille Reaud, Mrs. DeArmas, Mrs. Ridelinger, and Mrs. Marin of New Orleans.