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Auguste Clement Melchior

Auguste Clement Melchior

Auguste Clement Melchior, son of Clement Melchior and Susan Young, was born Nov. 11, 1846, in Alsace, France.  He came to New Orleans, LA in 1862.  On Mar. 30, 1871, he married Viviana Ynojosa.  They were the parents of three children: Madeline (Mrs. Felix D. Andrus), George, and Antonia (Mrs. F. Claude Latolais).  All are now deceased.

Melchior became a United States citizen Dec. 13, 1870.  It is believed that he studied for the priesthood both in France and in New Orleans.  On Dec. 17, 1872, he was admitted to the Louisiana bar and was declared qualified by the Supreme Court of Louisiana.  He practiced law in Lafayette Parish and at one time he was postmaster in Carencro.

According to a commission signed by William G. Brown, President, State Board of Education, on Mar. 14, 1874, Melchior was appointed Director of Lafayette Parish Schools.  No record could be found of his service.

Mr. Melchior died at his plantation home near Carencro, LA circa 1878.