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John C. Fontenot Collection

Collection 202

Fontenot, John C. (1914–1996). Collection, 1940s–1996

325 feet

John C. Fontenot was a valedictorian at Chatagnier High School (Evangeline Parish) and served in the U.S. Marines Corps. After the completion of his military service, he married Marie Berline Fontenot and had three children. During the 1940s, he was Deputy Clerk of Court in Ville Platte, Louisiana. In the late 1940s, Fontenot began what is considered one of the most respectable title research and abstract businesses in the state. His professional work spans six decades and more than 4000 abstracts on the Acadiana heartland of Louisiana. They include Alexandria to the Lake Charles area in the Southwest and the New Orleans area to the Southeast.

This collection consists of land abstracts compiled by John C. Fontenot. It also includes indexes and office records for the abstract company.

Michael James Fontenot, John Sherrill Fontenot, and Christopher Joel Fontenot, sons of John C. Fontenot, donated this collection.


For an index to this collection, contact the Special Collections staff.