Tuesday, January 5, 2010


After an illness of some four hours duration, Joseph Clement Triche, aged fifty four, died at his home at Taft, La. Deceased leaves a widow, five daughters and two sons, the elder now being in France with the Colors, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his demise.
Deceased was born in St. John Parish, but at the age of fourteen came to live in this Parish with his brother-in-law the late J. B. Martin, he was then put to work as copyist in the Clerk of Court office and from that start, held the positions of Secretary of the Police Jury, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Clerk of Court and upon the demise of the late J. B. Martin, was appointed Clerk of Court by Governor Foster, subsequently being elected to said office up to 1912.
Deceased at one time was the political power of the Parish, and was accredited by some of the ablest attorneys of New Orleans, as one of the most competent Clerk of Courts of the State.
At his demise he was proprietor and Editor of the St. Charles Herald.
To the sorrowing family and relatives we extend our deepest wishest(sic) of sympathy and from a personal acquaintance of some 25 years can truthfully say that his many kind deeds, ever jovial disposition, open heartedness(sic) and charitableness greatly overbalance whatever his shortcomings may have been.

St. Charles Herald, Vol.46, front page, column two, Aug. 30,1918

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