THERIOT, Mark, D. D. S., Lafourche then St. James Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller

Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and
Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), p. 667.  Edited by Alcée
Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Theriot, Mark, D. D. S. successful practicing dentist and automobile
representative at Lutcher, was born in Lafourche parish. La., June 14, 1877;
son of Alexander and Ella May (Dardin) Theriot, the former of whom was born in
the same locality as was the son, and has followed the lifelong vocation of a
planter.  He is living at this time, but his wife is deceased.  The maternal
grandfather, Capt. Robert Dardin, Sr., was a man of marked ability.  He served
the Confederacy during the Civil war, with the rank of captain, and it was he
who supervised the building of Fort Livingston, on Grand Isle.  The paternal
grandfather, Theriot, was a land owner in Lafourche parish.  He was a
French-Canadian, and came from Nova Scotia with the Acadian colonists at the
time the French evacuated that region.  He settled in Lafourche parish and
there his efforts were rewarded with prosperity.  He is now deceased.  His
wife's maiden name was Melrose Lapine.  Twelve children were born to the
parents of Dr. Mark Theriot, only six of whom are living at this time, these
being as follows:  Justin, now supervising the management of his father's
plantation;  Dr. Mark, the subject of this sketch;  Ida, wife of A. J. Blouin,
located in Lafourche parish, near Raceland;  Corinelia, wife of Harry Chauvin,
cashier of the Bank of Raceland;  Ella, widow of Robert Smith, of Raceland; 
May, widow of Eseria Lalambe, and now at the paternal home.  Mark Theriot
attended Jefferson college, Convent, La., from which he graduated with the
class of 1888.  He then studied 2 years at the Philadelphia (Pa.) Dental
college.  And following this, entered Vanderbilt university, from which he
graduated with the degree of D. D. S. in the class of 1899.  Shortly following
the completion of his professional education he opened dental offices at
Abbeville, where he remained in practice about 3 years.  In 1902 he removed
his offices to Lutcher, where he has since been engaged in practice.  The
doctor is a member of the Catholic church, and is affiliated with the
Louisiana state dental society, Knights of Columbus and Woodmen of the World. 
In addition to his dental practice, he is in the automobile business,
representing the Overland and Chalmers cars.  He also has some plantation
interests.  Feb. 6, 1901, Dr. Theriot was married to Miss Alice Waguespack, a
daughter of Felicien and Rose (Fauchaux) Waguespack, of St. James parish.  Mr.
Waguespack is a large plantation owner, and the family is among the oldest in
Louisiana.  Seven children have been born to Dr. and Mrs. Theriot, as follows: 
Alexander,  Elda,  Myrtle,  Nellie,  Clarence and  Lawrence, twins, and 
Alice.  All the children are now at the parental home.

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