Gile LeBlanc

Male 1879 - 1927  (48 years)


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  • Name Gile LeBlanc 
    Born 25 Apr 1879  Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Dec 1927  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2634  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 

    Father Jean Desire LeBlanc,   b. Jul 1846, Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1923, Indian Bayou, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Clara Reaux,   b. 13 Jun 1852, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1870  Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary of Gile LeBlanc
    Obituary of Gile LeBlanc
    Published in The Abbeville Meridional on December 31, 1927

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      GILE LEBLANC COMMITS SUICIDE

      Gile LeBlanc, residing with his brother Philip LeBlanc, about one mile north of Andrew committed suicide one day last week by shooting himself with a shot gun.

      LeBlanc had become somewhat mentally unbalanced from brooding over the death of his wife, which occurred some time ago, and had on several previous occassions attempted to put an end to his life. However, he was semmingly improving, but was still being closely watched. His relatives were afraid he would make another attempt on his life so all guns and knives were kept hidden from him. His brother took special care to conceal his gun and shells, but it seems that Gile, with the customary cunning of the partially insane, discovered the hiding place.

      On the day upon which he committed the deed, there was no one at home, thus giving him the opportunity he had wanted for so long. Securing the gun he loaded both barrels, placed the muzzle of it in his mouth and pressed the triggers. Only one barrel was discharged but that caused instant death.

      When the family returned the body was discovered where it had fallen - the gun lying across it. The exact time of the deed could not be determined but happened sometime between 1 and 4 o'clock p.m.

      (Published in the Abbeville Meridional on December 31, 1927)