Title: First hand knowledge. I was there (Cynthia Fatchett Daigle)
Title: South LA Vital Family Records
Page: p. 71 (Hma. Presb. Ch. Bk. 2, p. 266 - 267) Ref. to Bayou Blue
Publication: by Terrebonne Parish Genealogical Society
Title: Family Member
Page: Ruby Savoie Daigle
Title: South LA. Vital Family Records
Page: v. 12 p. 50; Thib Ct Hse Mar v. 1938, #183; ages given; parents named
Author: Terrebonne Genealogy Society
Publication: Terrebonne Genealogy Society
Note: Conversation with Edley this morning. Feb. 9, 2001 Friday
Pop related to me this morning that when he and Mom were first married they were dirt poor. The only way they could have meat was if he killed rabbits or deer. Shot gun shells were 7 for 25 cents. So he'd save up enough money to get 7 shells and then he'd go on the property across from present day Marcel's Supermarket on the corner of Hwy 182 and Bayou Blue Road. He'd walk the bayou side and get 7 rabbits for his 7 shells. He couldn't afford to miss. Then he'd stand on the side of the road and sell whatever he didn't keep for 25 cents per rabbit.
In his normal job (picking produce, I presume) he made a dollar a day except durring cane harvesting season. He loaded the cane trucks and he'd make 4 dollars a day. He made more than the cane cutters who only made a dollar and a quarter a day.
Cynthia Fatchett Daigle, Edley's daughter in law.
June 10, 2004
Edley had been at Heritage Manor Nursing home for nearly two years. He became steadily weaker. He died this morning of congestive heart failure. He had a heart attack and a stroke a few days ago.
June 11, 2004 - Edley was waked today, a day down in history as the day former President Ronald Regan was buried, and the day that legendary singer Ray Charles died. Edley is in good company.
Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA
June 11. 2004 12:00AM
Edley Joseph Daigle Sr., 88, a native and resident of Bayou Blue died Thursday, June 10, 2004.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Samart Funeral Home in Houma and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Bayou Blue. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruby Savoie Daigle of Bayou Blue; three sons, Edley Daigle Jr. and wife, Carolyn Babin Daigle, Lloyd Daigle and wife, Cynthia Fatchett Daigle, all of Bayou Blue, and David Daigle and wife, Ruth Landry Daigle of Metairie; one daughter, Kathy Daigle Gautreaux and husband, Roy Gautreaux of Houma; two brothers, Wilbert Daigle of Bayou Blue and Nelson Daigle of Westwego; his caregiver, Annie Demmitt; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; one step-great-grandchild; and one son-in-law, Douglas Campbell of Metairie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elphege Joseph Daigle and Ann Angeline Guidry Daigle Samanie; one daughter, Evelyn Daigle Campbell; two brothers, Joseph and Herbert Daigle; three half-brothers, Shelly, Henry and Charles Daigle; one sister, Mrs. Horace (Nellie D.) Caro; and five half-sisters, Philomene, Mrs. Paul (Magnolia D.) Sears, Mrs. Emile (Elda D.) Thibodeaux, Mrs. Clay (Ozia D.) Sonier and Mrs. Dovie (Mathilda) Bergeron.
He retired in 1978 after 30 years of service with South Louisiana Co-operative Association. Over the years, he served several terms as president of Bayou Blue Recreation, served on the St. Louis Church Council, was a member of the Woodmen of the World, St. Louis Church Usher Society and was active in the church, community and civic work.
Samart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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