Monday, May 24, 2010

Inquest Records--Book #1---March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 49.  Inquest was held on the body of Benjamin Gross on 10th of February 1881. The verdict is that he died of Peritonite (sic) and infiltration of Serosity (sic) in the intesting (sic) ananague (sic) from poisoned blood caused by different agencies, as inflamation of the pleura and the interval muscles round the left lungs when, an old wound received by a pistol ball about four years ago reopened internally and principally for want of proper medical attendance, and further we found that the wound inflicted 8 August by Frank Robson was healed and all organs surrounding this wound having penetrated above the hips. Jurors were R. Pierre, Geo. Essex, Jerry Stevenson, Jules Ursin, J. H. Davis and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Page 50.  Inquest was held on the body of Henry Trovers on 22 February 1881. The verdict is that he was shot 20 February 1881 at about 11 o'clock, in the forearm by a revolving pistol in the hands of Major Charlie, now at large. Major Charlie fired three shots, two of which penetrated the the stomach, the colon, intestines, the liver and arterie (sic) aorta, producing an internal hemorgie (sic) fatal in a very short time. Two balls of the fatal shot having been extracted between the 6th and 7th ribs near the aorta arteries. Major Charlie did commit the said felony on the deceased which was in peace in the 1st Ward. Jurors were Coy Clinton, M. S. Cox, Abraham Sim, William Scott, Robert Pierre and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

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