Rene Broussard born 12 Apr 1879 Lake Peigneur,
Abbeville, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana the
ninth child of Augustin Colomb Broussard and Josephine Elodie Marie LeBlanc. He married
Mercedes Marie Shaw daughter of Granville Berkwick Shaw and
Zulma Marie Bernard 05 Oct 1898 in
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
He attended school in New Iberia and
Orleans, Louisiana. After his marriage
Mercedes he moved to Gueydan to work
E.M. Stebbin Hardware and Lumber Company.
The company decided to expand to the
community of Kaplan and sent him to
this store. On 2 May 1902 the Rene
became residences of Kaplan. He was
the first aldermen and was the second
A few years after moving to Kaplan
and Rene Broussard bought the Stebbins
and change the name to Broussard Hardware Company. Rene later opened the Planter's Hardware
and was in partnership is several other
in Vermilion Parish.
Rene and Mercedes had five children
Rene "Pim" Broussard married,
Bernard "Kin" Broussard,
Marie Broussard died at 2 years, Florence
Josephine Broussard married Phedias
Bordelon, and Ruth "Nookie"
Broussard married Justin John Broussard,