Third Generation


Samuel Boudreaux

14. Samuel3 Boudreaux (John2, Ulysse1) was born in Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA March 28, 1903.(12) Samuel died March 1, 1979 in Belle Rose, Louisiana, at 76 years of age.

He married Edma Landry in Brusly St. Martin, Louisiana., December 19, 1923.(13) (Edma Landry reference 19) Edma was born in Brusly St. Martin, Louisiana. February 8, 1900. Edma died January 10, 2001 in Donaldsonville, Ascension, Louisiana., at 100 years of age. BOUDREAUX, EDMA LANDRY A homemaker and a resident of Belle Rose, she died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, in Donaldsonville. She was 100 and a native of Brusly St. Martin. Visiting at St. Jules Catholic Church from 9 a.m. Saturday until Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., celebrated by the Rev. Vincent Dufresne. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Wilma and Emile Medine, St. Amant, Ella and Failman Guilfou, Houma, Mary Lovell, Reno, Nev., Mildred and Irvin LeBlanc, Napoleonville, and Doris and Huey Cowen, Metairie; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel "Shoe" Boudreaux; parents, Alire and Locade "Kadee" Landry; four brothers, Felix, Norbert, Harry and Andrew Landry; and two sisters, Agnes Casteigne and Celestine LeBlanc. She was a member of Ladies Altar Society. Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, in charge of arrangements.


On February 8, a century ago, a baby girl Called "Edma" kicked her way into the world in the Brusly area of Louisiana.

Surviving the beginning of a new century, Edma grew to adulthood and found her true love in Samuel Boudreaux. They married and settled in Belle Rose, raising a family of five beautiful daughters. "Shoe", as he was called, worked harvesting sugar cane and sold cars after retiring to support his family. But Edma worked just as hard as matriarch of this busy group.

All through her life Edma loved to dance. She and "Shoe" danced through 56 years of marriage before his death in 1979. Not until 1998 did she hang up her dancing slippers! Many probably remember her dancing the waltz, her favorite dance, at the Music box in Galvez until just two years ago. Her daughter, Doris Cowan was still taking her mother to the Music Box every week until she was 98 years old. Edma has truly twirled around the dance floor numerous miles over the years of her lifetime.

Still possessing a zest for life, Edma has enjoyed living at D'Ville Home in Donaldsonville since October 1998. She will be celebrating her 100th Birthday with her family and friends at D'Ville on Sunday, February 13. Presently Edma has 60 descendants including 5 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 2 Great great Grandchildren. Her daughters are: Wilma Medine of St. Amant; Ella Guilfou of Houma; Mary Lovell of Reno, Nevada; Mildred LeBlanc of Labadieville; Doris Cowan of Metairie. This centurion, Edma Boudreaux, will be the Belle of the Ball at D'Ville of February 13 as she sways to the sound of music and remembers the beaucoups of steps she has danced over the last 100 years. Happy Birthday, Edma! Keep those toes tapping,

Samuel Boudreaux and Edma Landry had the following family:


child + 67 i. Wilma Theresa4 Boudreaux (still alive).


child + 68 ii. Ella Rita Boudreaux (still alive).

child + 69 iii. Mary Ellen Boudreaux (still alive).


child + 70 iv. Mildred Elizabeth Boudreaux (still alive).


child + 71 v. Doris Marie Boudreaux (still alive).

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