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Name: Hebert, Martin, Rev. (1874-1961)


Historical Note:

Rev. Martin Hebert (1874-1961) was born in Bell City, Louisiana.  He attended Lake Charles College and taught school at Bell City and Grand Lake around 1895.  In 1897, Hebert was licensed to preach by the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  He was ordained a deacon in 1900, and ordained an elder in 1904.  Hebert served the following appointments (some dates are approximate): French mission (1898), Plain Dealing (1899), Plaquemine Brulee (1900), French mission (1901-1911), Saint Martinville (1912), French mission (1913-1916), Superintendent of the French mission (1917), French mission circuit (1918), Abbeville and French mission (1919), presiding elder of the Houma and French mission district (1920-1923), missionary evangelist (1924-1926), Morgan City (1927), Algiers (1928-1930), Epworth of New Orleans (1931-1933), First Methodist Church of West Monroe (1934-1937), and Henning Memorial Methodist Church of Sulphur (1938-1942).  He retired in 1942, but continued to serve as a supply pastor at the following locations: Westlake (1942-1953), Community Chapel of Lake Charles (1953-1955), and Fairview Methodist Church of Lake Charles (1955-1957).

In 1898, Hebert married Nettie Clarissa Kingsbury (1877-1967) of Missouri Valley, Iowa.  The Heberts had seven children: Lee Beverly Hebert, Guy Kingsbury Hebert, Martin Hebert Jr., Vera Pulliam, Iris Fern Hebert, Mrs. James A. Carlin, and Theodore Girard Hebert.

Sources:

Martin Hebert memoir, Journal of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction (Methodist Church [U.S.]. Louisiana Conference [South Central Jurisdiction], 1962), 242-244.

Nettie Clarissa Kingsbury Hebert memoir, Journal of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction (United Methodist Church [U.S.]. Louisiana Conference [South Central Jurisdiction], 1968), 220-222.






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