Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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

Page 38.  Inquest was held on a corpse found floating in the river on 16 Apr 1880. This corpse was found by William Johnson. The verdict is that we believe he lost his life by being burned by some ill-fated steamboat, as all the back part of his body is burned and charred and appears to have been in the water about two months. Jurors were R. B. Baguie, Louis Thomas, C. C. A. Stevens, Louis Friloux, Leonce Zeringue, and J. F. Mojonnier, M.D., Coroner.

Page 39.  Inquest was held on the body of Aristide Ursin on 26 Apr 1880, found dead. He was born in this parish, age 51. The verdict is that he came to his death from excessive liquor drinking on the evening of 24 Apr 1880. Jurors were Manuel Bush, Jerry Shurnton, Jerry Stevenson, R. Gooseberry, William Washington, and J. F, Moujonnier, Cornorer.

Page 40.  Inquest was held om the body of Thomas Robson on 19 July 1880 found dead in the 5th Ward. The verdict is that he received his death from two pistol shots in the hand and fired at him on the evening of Sat. 17 July between 19 and 11 o'clock by Fanny Williams. Two balls penetrating the right side of the liver perforated the colon transverse, one ball laceratinng the right kidney, which ball was extracted at the autopsy and the other lodging in the vertebra of the lumbar region, both balls having caused two mortal wounds which produced death in 24 hours.

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