Obit: Gaillardt, Dr. L. P. (1858 - 1937)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner April 1937 (From Leona Alberts Collection)

Obituary of Dr. Gaillardet

Dr. L. P. Gaillardt, well known here where he practiced medicine for ten years, died suddenly at his home in Fairchild last Wednesday night, following a stroke suffered the previous Monday. Death occurred April 14, 1937 at the age of 78 years 7 months and 17 days.

Dr. Gaillardet was one of the oldest, if not the oldest practiscing physician in the state. he was practicing actively until the very day of his illness on Monday, and was treating a patient at the time he was stricken. He made a trip to the hospital here last Friday, when he brought Mrs. Harld Flick, one of his patients down to enter the hospital. He had planned to come and see her on Monday. He had practiced medicine for 55 years.

Masonic funeral services were held at the Temple in this city on Sunday afternoon. It was typical fo the Dr. Gaillardet that he came here some months ago, apparently in his usual health, and made all arrangements with Mr. Keefe and the Masons for his service, at the same time purchasing a lot in Riverside.

Born August 27, 1858, in Tonlous France, Louis Phillip Galillardt came to Montreal at the age of two years. He received his early education in the Jesuit college in that city and attended Yale University from which he graduated in 1882. He had practiced medicine in Montreal, Chicago, Formosa, Kansas, Marinette, Black River Falls, Fairchild and Greenwood.

He came to Black River Falls from Kansas in 1916 and had practiced medicine in Wisconsin before going to Kansas. He had always longed to return to the state and his move here satisfied that longing. He was a member of the board of health in Kansas and city health officer and county physician while here. After practicing here for ten years he bought the practice of Dr. R. L. Frisbie, in Fairchild, and moved there in July 1926. Later he moved to Greenwood and then returned to Fairchild, wherehe was practiciing at the time of his death.

He was married in Chicago to Miss Cecelia Chalifaux, who survives and deeply mourns his loss.

He was a man of public spirit, a ready and witty speaker and called upon as a speaker on numerous public occasions here, always responding in a manner pleasing to his hearers. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Knights of Pythias and Dokyes whiles here and always interested deeply in lodge affairs and enjoying his associations with the members.

He was interested in politics and was a great admirer and friend of the late R.M. LaFollete. Mrs. Gaillardet received a letter from Governor LaFollette and a telegram from Senator LaFollete when they learned of his passing, which pleased her very much. She has the sympathy of friends here in her loss and sorrow.

From Black River Falls Journall

 

 


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