February 5, 1896
The sad news reached our town Thursday that Mr. L.H. (Whig) Kennedy, of this parish, had committed suicide at Jackson, La., on the night of the 28th ult., by cutting his throat with a case knife. About two years ago, Mr. Kennedy was seriously hurt by being thrown from a horse while riding from town, and it is thought that the injuries then received affected his mind. He gradually grew worse and last fall he was interdicted and sent to the insane asylum at Jackson for treatment, where he was confined until he ended his life as above stated. Up to the time of his trouble, Mr. Kennedy was a kind and devoted husband, a generous and indulgent father, a prosperous and energetic farmer.
The Gazette deeply sympathizes with his sorrowing wife and children in their sad affliction.