1888 in Bonaire, Houston County, Georgia|
||May 4, 1967 in
Lake Charles, Louisiana|
||May 5, 1967 in
Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana (Map
1911 in Lake Charles, Louisiana|
1 Franklin, Sarah Banks. The Genealogical
Record of the Banks Family of Elbert County, Georgia.
3rd Ed. Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers. 1972, p.
Lake Charles American Press,
Sunday, February 17, 1963:
Bouquet: Mrs. C. F. Fitzenreiter
Mrs. C. F.
Fitzenreiter, known as the "Camellia Lady" of Southwest
Louisiana because of the knowledge gained by those who came in
began long ago," she said, "when the late Mrs. Bertha Knox was
home demonstration agent and the first club was formed in the
city. It was Ingleside Home Demonstration club and we learned
so much about plants and cuttings that we became inspired to
have a beautiful
she set out cuttings and was so successful with them that she
began to give them away and sell them. Anyone who purchased
one for landscaping for schools or public places were also
given one of equal
that she donated and planted can be seen at the West Lake
school grounds, two colored schools, the First Methodist
church and parsonage, University Methodist, St. Luke
Methodist, and Oak Park Methodist
World War II she gave four army truck-loads of plants to
Chennault Air Force base and two truck-loads to Camp Polk,
personally supervising the planting of each of
Hurricane Audrey wrecked its havoc in Cameron, she sent a load
of plants to the city of
first circle of azaleas in Oak Grove cemetery was planted by
her, and on the campus of McNeese State college
"There is one thing I learned about plants many years ago when
I was a child in Georgia, and that's
1895 it was when my father had a German working for him who
knew everything about grafting and I learned from him. Why, we
had pears growing on apple trees and apples growing on pear
placed many beautiful spots in and around Lake Charles which
are sources of great pride and enjoyment to
Mrs. B. M.
Woodard and Miss Clara Fitzenreiter are her two daughters. She
has three grandchildren.
Lake Charles American
Press, May 5, 1967:
funeral rites slated today
services for Mrs. Clara Fitzenreiter, 78, of 2133 Fitzenreiter
Rd. were to be at 4:30 p.m. today in Hixson Funeral Home
Hubert Gibbs, associate pastor of the First Methodist Church,
was to officiate. Burial was to be in Goos
Fitzenreiter died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in a local
was a native of Houston County, Ga., and had lived in Lake
Charles 60 years. She was the widow of Charles F.
Fitzenreiter. She was a member of the building committee when
First Methodist Church was erected on Broad and Kirkman
active in the church's Women's Society of Christian Service,
was a member of the American Cancer Society and of the
American Iris and Camellia societies, and the Ingleside Home
are two daughters, Mrs. Boyd M. Woodard and Clara
Fitzenreiter, both of Lake Charles; one brother, Robert C.
Feagin of Houston; and three grandchildren.