Thursday, April 1, 2010

St. Charles Parish Inquest Records------Mar 1877-Dec 1886

34.  Inquest held on the body of Drosin Pierre on 12 Jan 1880. The verdict is that he was killed in the swamp of Philip Thomas in the rear of Davis Plantation and while there employed and while cutting trees, a tree fell and struck a side branch which broke and struck him on the head, causing death instantly. Jurors were Max Gugenheimer, John Blair, Peter Alexander, James J?ksen, Prosper Williams, and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

35. Inquest held on the body of  Francis Carter on 6 Oct 1879, found dead on Fashion Plantation. Inquest was held before 5th Ward Justice of the Peace, acting as Coroner. The verdict is that she came to her death by hard drinking. Jurors were Arthur Stread, Jeffery Dymer, Edward Steward, Joseph Williams and H.L. McCutcheon, Justice of the Peace.

36. Inquest held on the body of Charlie Miller on 5 Nov 1879 at the 14 Mile post on the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad in St. Charles Parish. Inquest held by S.D. Gustave, Mayor and Ex-Officio Justice of  the Peace for the city. The verdict is he came to his death by being accidentally killed by a south bound engine on the Jackson Railroad. Jurors were Geo. Becker, J.J. Bauer, G.M. Becker, G. McIntyre, Wm. Morrison and S.D. Gustave.

37. Inquest held on the body of Samuel Williams on 10 Nov 1879 found dead at Hahnville. The verdict is that he came to his death on 9 Nov 1879 by having both of his arms smashed in the cog wheel at Mr. Bealman's sugarhouse, two miles from Boutte Station, on 8 Nov 1879 about 10 A.M. Jurors were Rober Robertson, Bazile Aldridge, Augustave Jacobs, Zeno Eugene, Alexander Washington and Jos. Stein, Dy. Coroner.

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