Mary Maccie "Bunkie" HAAS[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Female 1871 - 1959


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  • Born  28 Aug 1871  Evergreen, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender  Female 
    Died  14 Nov 1959  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Greenwood Cemetery, Pineville, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID  I116  Levey-Dannenbaum
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2013 

    Father  Alexander Murdoch HAAS,   b. 18 Aug 1837, Rothbach, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1908, Bunkie, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Maccie MARSHALL,   b. 20 Sep 1846, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1876, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jul 1866  Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

    Family  Clarence STROUSE,   b. Nov 1869, Salem, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1918 
    Married  18 Nov 1890  Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 15
    Family ID  F32  Group Sheet

  • Histories

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    Bunkie Haas Strouse Obituary
    Bunkie Haas Strouse Obituary
    Naming of the Town Bunkie
    Naming of the Town Bunkie
    There has been much misinformation in articles about the founding and naming of Bunkie. In 1878 Captain Alexander Haas (not his brother, Samuel) purchased much of the land in this part of Avoyelles Parish, which was then called Irion. In l882 the Texas and Pacific Railway sought the right of way across Haas’ land. In exchange for permission to build the railroad, Haas was given the privilege of naming the train station. Through the encouragement of a railroad official, he named the city after his daughter, Maccie’s nickname, Bunkie. She received this nickname when Capt. Haas had bought his small daughter a toy monkey (not a real one). Maccie mispronounced the word "monkey" with "Bunkie" in her excitement. From then on she was called "Bunkie".

    The following letters to the editor provide a breadth of views surrounding the establishment of the town. The first is from a local booster. The second, in contrast, shows that not everyone shared the excitement of Bunkie’s new name. This is followed by Capt. A. M. Haas' perturbed rebuttal.
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    The Plantation House in Tiger Bend (alternatively called Eola and Haasville) appears to extend back to Roger Banks Marshall before the 1840s. Roger's son, T. Douglas Marshall, lived with his family there in the 1840s. After the Civil War, his daughter and son-in-law, Maccie and Alex Haas, lived in the house. When Alex and his second wife moved to New Orleans in the 1890s, Alex’s son, A. Marshall Haas and his family, lived in the home. By the 1910s the family only spent summers in the house and eventually it was abandoned and destroyed sometime in the 1970s.

    The name Northup referred to in this article was Solomon Northup, a free-born black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and wrote the book “Twelve Years a Slave” which recounted his experience at various plantations in Avoyelles Parish before being freed in 1853.

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