Legendary Locals of Metairie

Bonnabel Family

This website contains excerpts along with some of the 172 photographs in Legendary Locals of Metairie (Arcadia Publishing, 2013) by Catherine Campanella.
Use the links here to explore a sample of the book -- or purchase it for an in-depth view.


Frenchman Anne Henry Jules Alexandre Bonnabel came to New Orleans around 1830 where he married Irish born Julia McCarthy. They had eight children including Henry Adolph Jules (pictured) and Frederick Eugene Alfred. Frederick's son Alfred (1874 – 1961) is considered the father of education in Jefferson Parish. (Courtesy of Joan Bonnabel Fasterling Meyers)

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A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's efforts to rebuild and maintain the historic New Canal Lighthouse.

Excerpts from New Orleans City Park  (Images of America).

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