MERCER, LOUELLA ELIZABETH LOCKE
Louella Elizabeth Locke Mercer (1852-1929) was born in Mississippi
in 1852, the daughter of Edward B. Locke. She came with her family to Taylortown,
in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, before the Civil War. She married William D. Mercer
in 1871 and bore eight children, three sons and five daughters, and was active
in the Methodist church. Mercer was a successful planter and merchant in
Taylortown, and the family resided on his plantation about twelve miles
southeast of Shreveport in Bossier Parish. Louella Locke Mercer died in 1929
and is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery in Haughton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Laura Lyons McLemore
Bibliography: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana.
(Nashville and Chicago: The Southern Publishing Company, 1890; reprint,
North Louisiana Historical Association, 1976), 138-39;
"James Henry Mercer," History of Shreveport and Shreveport Builders.
Vol. 2 (Shreveport, LA: J. Ed Howe, 1951).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style,
15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.
"MERCER, LOUELLA ELIZABETH LOCKE" Handbook of North Louisiana Online
. Published by LSU-Shreveport.