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Hebert, Martin, 1874-1961



Rev. Martin Hebert (1874-1961) was born in Bell City, Louisiana. He is the son of Eraste Hebert (1850-1923) and Martha Hayes Hebert (1850-1893). 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.

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Rev. Martin Hebert scrapbook

Identifier: SC-MCLC Misc. Mss. 234
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a scrapbook primarily containing newspaper article clippings (1898-1913) documenting the pastoral activities of Rev. Martin Hebert in south Louisiana among French-speaking communities. Hebert wrote some of the articles, which originally appeared in the New Orleans Christian Advocate, a weekly newspaper published by the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The clippings include the following topics: outreach to French-speaking communities in south Louisiana, the...
Dates: 1895 - 1913