The U. S. Census recorded in 1900 in New Orleans, shows Louis and his first wife, Mary, living in a residence on the corner of Camp and Prytania Streets. The Fairchild household at the time included five children, Blanche, 20, Mary,18, Edmond A., 15, Hazel, 12, and Margaret, 9, three servants, and Mr. Fairchild's widowed mother and aunt. Servants' names and their listed occupations were Winnie Williams, "Cook," William Randall, "Butler," and Adaline Wilson, "Maid." In 1910, one year after Carlotta's marriage to Mr. Fairchild, the U. S. Census shows that she was living in a household headed by her husband, in a residence located on St. Charles Avenue, now the center of what is known as "The Garden District." The Fairchild household in 1910 included three of Louis's adult children, Edmondo Fairchild, 25 years old and an automobile "merchant," Hazel Fairchild, 19, Margerite Fairchild, 22, and five individuals identified as "servants." The names of these five servants were Mary Albert, 40, a "Dining Room Maid," Caroline Nelson, 27, a "Cook," Eleonor Bassford, a 20-year old "House Girl," Henry Righnes, 20, a "Chauffer," and Thomas Johnson, 33, a "Yard Man." Although Louis Fairchild's assets were not shown on either the 1900 or 1910 census records, it is evident that Carlotta had married a very wealthy man.
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