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A. Marshall Haas Death

Bunkie Record Dec 1934



Prominent Physician Succumbs After Several Days Illness.  Was Parish Coroner At Time Of Demise. Will Be Missed In Community


Bunkie was saddened Thursday morning when it was announced that Dr. A.M. Haas had passed away. He died at 9:55 o'clock with all members of his immediate family at his bedside.


Dr. Haas was the son of Capt. Alexander Murdock haas and Miss Mary Maccarinah Marshall, and was born at Evergreen on Dec. 20, 1873. He received his education in New Orleans, graduating from Tulane college of Medicine in the Class of 1895. While attending Tulane University he met Miss Helen Henrietta Bostick, who became his wife at the close of his college career.


Dr. Haas and his wife moved to his father's home at Haasville to practice his profession, keeping an office and the U.S. Post Office at Haasville until 1914, when he and his family moved to Bunkie. He entred the practice of medicine in Bunkie, specializing in the diseases of gynecology adn pediatrics until his death. He was also prominent in politics, filling the posts of Parish and State Medical officer, and for the past few years that of parish coroner.


Dr. Haas was a member of the Catholic faith and a Knight of Columbus, and took a very active part in the erection of the first Catholic church in Bunkie. He was also a Maccabee and Woodman.


Dr. Haas possess a most charitable nature, and many will miss his ministrations, for his charity practice was enormous. He was never known to turn down a patient, white or colored, when they needed his services.


His disposition was such that he made and held friends, and his passing will be received with genuine regrets to hosts of acquaintances in the parish and State.


He is survived by his widow, Henrietta B. Haas, two sons, D. Marshall Haas of Baytown, Texas, and Chas. H. Haas of Bunkie; five daughters, Misses Mary M., Katherine O., Alice B., and Dorothy M., of Bunkie, and Mrs Clarence J. Ducote, of Cottonport, one brother, Dr. William David Haas, of Bunkie; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence B. Strouse, of Bunkie, and Mrs. Curtis B. Coats, of New Orleans, and one grand daughter, Mary Helen Ducote, of Cottonport.


Dr. Haas will be missed. His passing means much to this community. 


Funeral services were conducted from St. Anthony Catholic church, Rev. J.V. Plauche officiating, with interment in the family burial plot in Marshall cemetery at Evergreen.


The Record joins the community in extending sympathy to the family in their hour of sorrow.

Owner/SourceBunkie Record
DateDec 1934
Linked toAlexander Marshall HAAS

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