Saturday, October 1, 2011

St. Charles Parish Inquest Book #1

ZPage 116--Inquest held on 14 Jul 1885 on the body of an unknown colored man lying dead between John Volman aand Frank Harvey Place. The jurors verdict is that he came to his death by being drowned in the Mississippi River. There were no marks of violence on the body. Jurors were Simmon Mathew, Anthony Labranche, Alfred Anderson, Ussin Eugene and Clement Colly.

Page 117--Inquest was held in the city of New Orleans on 20 Jun 1885 before Dr. J.F. Fenney, coroner, on the body of Henry Williams,lying dead at Charity Hospital and after careful autopsy find death to have resulted from a gun shot wound of the abdommen producing internal hemumorrhage. Henry Williams, male,black, native of LA.,age 23, resident of this city since by occupation a laborer residing at Boutte Station, dead of internal hemumorrhage on 29 Jun 1885 at 12 o'clock from a gun shot wound of abdomen. Jurors were A. C. Seymour, Daul Maloney, M.L. Tinney, and J. T. Tinney, MD Coroner.

Page 118--Inquest held on 18 Aug 1885 on the body of Emma Thomas, lying dead at the Oakland Plantation. The jurors verdict is that she came ro her death by sunstroke and not otherwise, there being no marks of violence on her person. The jurors were Chas Ellis, James Harris, Leon Louis, Jesses Zino, and Clement Colly, Coroner.

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