Letitia Florence Lock

Born: December 5, 1872 in Bellview, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died: March 10, 1956 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: March 12, 1956 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 1)
Father: George Lock
Mother: Elmina Martha "Ellen" Goos
First Husband: John Arthur Simpson
Married: February 1, 1894 in Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Ended: May 23, 1896 in Lockport, Lake Charles, Louisiana (death of husband)
Second Husband: Milnor Peck Paret, Sr.
Married: October 25, 1897 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Children: Milnor Peck Paret, Jr.
Irene Moeling Paret
George Lock Paret, Sr.
Helen Martha Paret

Lake Charles Commercial, Saturday, February 3, 1894:

Simpson Lock.

        The Church of the Good Shepherd was crowded to its utmost capacity on last Thursday night, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Letitia Florence, the charming and accomplished daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Geo. Lock, to Mr. John Arthur Simpson, the handsome and ever obliging assistant cashier in The First National Bank. The Church was beautifully decorated with palms, evergreens and flowers and never before has the sacred edifice been the scene of so much beauty.
        After the beautiful and impressive ceremony had been performed and the happy young couple pronounced man and wife, the bridal party were driven to the large and commodious hall in the Calcasieu bank building, which was also most tastefully decorated, where they held a reception the grandest and most elaborate affair ever witnessed in the history of Lake Charles and received the congratulations of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson were the recipients of many beautiful and useful bridal presents. The happy young couple left on the 2:47 a.m. train for New Orleans.
        May the new life which has dawned so brightly for the young couple continue through many years, is the wish of the COMMERCIAL.

Lake Charles Echo, Friday, February 9,1894, p. 3:


        SIMPSON LOCK. On Thursday, Feb. 1st, 1894, Mr. J. A. Simpson to Miss Letitia Lock.
        Mr. Simpson is the popular assistant cashier of the First National Bank, while the bride is the daughter of Capt. Geo. Lock, of the firm of Lock, Moore & Co.

Lake Charles American Press, March 12, 1956, p. 1:

Burial Rites Set Today for Mrs. Paret, 83

        Funeral services for Mrs. Letitia Lock Paret, 83, member of a pioneer family of this area, were to be held at 3 p.m. today at the Burke funeral home with Rev. Robert L. Crandall, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating.
        Burial will be in Goos cemetery.
        She died at 11:56 p.m. Saturday at her home at 1517 Shell Beach Drive after a 10-year illness.
        Mrs. Paret was the daughter of Capt. George Lock and Ellen Goos Lock, and the granddaughter of Capt. Daniel Goos, one of the early schooner captains settling in Calcasieu parish.
        She was born in the Prien Lake Area, and lived here all of her life except the period between 1900 and 1918 when she lived in Missouri, Idaho, Colorado and California.
        Her husband was the late Milner P. Paret, a Lake Charles businessman.
        Mrs. Paret had been active in the Episcopal church and during World War I assisted in Red Cross work. She maintained an interest in a number of charitable, civic and welfare interests.
        Surviving are two sons, G. Lock Paret of Lake Charles and Milner P. Paret of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Paret Richardson and Mrs. Helen Paret Dunk, both of Lake Charles; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
        Pallbearers are Richard A. Anderson, Richard H. Weeks, G. Lock Paret Jr., J. Albert Bel, Winston A. Martin, George T. Lock.

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