France to Lafourche Parish

and Guédry to Gaidry

The name Gaidry is the English sounding pronunciation for the French Guédry. Jean Pierre Guédry immigrated from France in the 1790's. His wife Mariane Daspit De St. Amant immigrated with him. He worked on a plantation in Lafourche Parish near Napoleonville Louisiana and owned property in that area.
His son Eugene Guédry was born in Lafourche Parish on June 2, 1802. He died in Houma, LA, on March 29, 1894. Eugene was a store keeper for a plantation near Lafourche Crossing South of Thibodeaux. He married Elise Charpentier (born Nov 29, 1801, died Nov 29, 1844).
Eugene Pierre Guédry
Born 1802

Adolph Gaidry
Born 1840
His son Adolph A. Gaidry was born on Dec 23, 1840 in Lafourche Parish and died on April, 2 1905 in Terrebonne Parish. Adolph became a dentist and had a big general store on East Main Street. He owned the property where the Holy Rosary Church is on East Main Street in Houma Louisiana. And the store was on the corner of Main Street and the street going to the Church. His house was located where the priest house is today.

After his death his daughter Laura and son Paul lived in the house until Laura sold the property to the Church. He married Aglae Cadiere (born in Lafourche Parish in April 1850, died August 1924 in Terrebonne Parish). They had nine children all born in Houma.
Adolph Gaidry's family

Left to right Top row standing: Servule, Laura, Lowell, Adoiska.
Bottom row seated: Arnold, Aglae, Wilfred, Adolph, Wilson,Paul.
  • Wilson Joseph Gaidry: Sep 1866 - Jan 1925
  • Laura V. Gaidry: Born Feb 1869
  • Wilfred Joseph Gaidry: Born Nov 1889
  • Adoiska Gaidry: Born Dec 1872
  • Lowell R. Gaidry: Dec 1874 - Jul 1922
  • Servule E. Gaidry: Born Dec 1876
  • Paul E. Gaidry: Dec 1878 - Aug 1930
  • Hector Gaidry: Dec 1880 - Feb 1882
  • Arnold A. Gaidry: Born Feb 1884
Wilson Joseph Gaidry I was born in 1866 and died in 1925 in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Wilson married Clara Katherine Slatter in 1897 and assumed the responsibilities of managing the plantation. They had three children:

  • Harold Langdon Gaidry (1898 - 1952)
  • Wilson Joseph Gaidry II (1901 - 1973)
  • Roberta L Gaidry (1913 - 2000)
Wilson J. Gaidry I had a degree from a business school in Tennessee. He died from injuries incurred in an automobile accident in a model T Ford car on the River Road in 1925.

Wilson J Gaidry I
Born 1866

Clara Slatter
After the death of Wilson I, my father Wilson Joseph Gaidry II assumed the responsibilities of managing and operation of the plantation. He raised sugar cane and vegetable crops for the fresh produce market in New Orleans and established the successful Residence Dairy serving the Houma Louisiana area. Wilson II married Lillie Lea McKnight (1908 - 2011) from Campti, Louisiana in 1930. In 1927 Lillie Lea obtained a teaching degree from Louisiana State Normal College 1944 (the name was changed to Northwestern State College of Louisiana in 1944) and came to Terrebonne Parish to teach. She became friends with a fellow teacher Muriel Dupont married to Robert Dupont, a friend of my father Wilson II. Robert and Muriel introduced my mother to my father and after a two year courtship they married in Natchitoches. Lillie Lea was principal of the Daigleville School on E. Main St in Houma during the late 1930's and early 1940's.
Wilson J. Gaidry II and family