Showing posts with label Mojonnier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mojonnier. Show all posts

Friday, November 12, 2010

St. Charles Parish 1883

St. Charles Herald, 28 July 1883

Mr. Otis Chickering, who planned and placed the new underground tile drainage on the Ashton Plantation, is spending a few months at Catskill, N. J. We understand it to be his intention, on his return south, to establish on that plantation, a manufacturing of tiles, etc., which will add greatly to our industrial interests, and encourage our planters to adopt this style of drainage.

We took advantage of the opportunity last Thursday evening on having the company of our energetic village attorney, Charles A. Baquire, Esq. to pay a visit to the store of Solomon Felix, on the left bank, opposite Hahnville. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Felix, as he was in the city, but his efficient chief deputy, Wm. Armstrong, Esq. was on deck.

The District Court, Civil Term, opened on Monday, the 23 inst. His Honor, Judge Hahn, was on hand, also Counsellors, L. Depoorter, Charles A. Baquire, and James Augustin. The docket was called, and cases fixed for next week. On motion of Mr. Augustin, Mr. Adolph Mojonnier, son of the coroner and acting sheriff, was introduced to the court and sworn in as deputy sheriff; on further motion the court adjourned to Mon. the 30 inst.

It was humorously said that this was in compliment to our efficient deputy sheriff, Mr. J.L. Martin, who on Sunday, 22 inst. was presented by his wife with a bouncing boy weighing ten pounds. He was allowed the week to enjoy his home happiness and recover from the effects of the event. The mother and child are doing well and nothing can equal the sweetness and delicate beauty of the mother except the chubby rounded proportions of the baby. He is a whopper and in time is bound to whip out every Hahnville boy of his size.
                                                                                                                  To be continued

                                                                                    

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inquest Records, Book 1, March 1877--December 1886

Page 61.  Inquest was held on 15 July 1882 on the body of Aristide Pierre found floating in the Mississippi River, at Davis Place. The jurors verdict is that he accidently drowned in the river in front of Farmerville at 11 o' clock on the 11th of this month while attempting to force his horse in the water and we are satisfied that nobody is to be blamed for the accident. Jurors were Jos. M. Labranche, Valentine Labranche, Baptiste Antoine, Pierre Lewis, Bazile Pierre and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Page 62.  Inquest was held on 12 August 1882 on the body of Robert Bowling, age about 35 years, lying dead. Jurors verdict is that he was accidently (sic) killed at the 25 mile post of the Morgan Railroad, while riding on the section hand car, while in motion, by being struck by the car level, dislocating his neck, producing instant death and we find nobody to blame. Jurors were Ben Sird---ff, Adolph Mojonnier, Fred Mojonnier, Jeff Week, Henry Clark, Alex Griffen and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Page 63.  Inquest was held on 12 August 1882 on the body of Ephraim Porter at Freetown. The jurors conclude on 11 August 1882, that he came to his death from a pistol shot wound which penetrated his left chest one inch back of the nipple in a downward direction, perforating the heart, the lobe of the right lung, the liver, in which the ball was found, having caused hemorhage (sic) and immediate death. The shot was fired by one Alcide Diendonne, now in custody, while the deceased was in the act of committing an assault on said Alcide Diendonne armed with a water pitcher. Jurors were Milton S. Cox, Coy Clinton, John Pierre, Jr., Baptiste Jupiter, Bazile Ronbleau. Witnesses to mark, Chas. A Baquie, J. L. Martin, and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-December 1886

P 56.  Inquest was held on the child of Marie Thomas at Magnolia Ridge, 4th Ward. This was a dead child unlawfully buried by one Clairborne Harvey and exhumed by order of the coroner. The dead child was borne by Marie Thomas on the night of 23 December 1800 and buried on the 24 December 1880. The verdict of the jurors was that the dead child lost his life due to a Prostrate confinement, criminal neglect and incompetence of one Clairborne Harvey, acting as midwife and surgeon in the case and mother, Marie Thomas, being abettor before, during and after the fact of that practice. Jurors were Frank Roberts, J. M. Bailer, Adolph Mojonnier, Isham Henry, John Bently, and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

P 57.  Inquest was held on 12 April 1882 on the body of John Brown, age about 70, at the Star Place, 1st Ward. The jurors' verdict was that he came to his death on the evening of the 10th at half past four o'clock, by the crumbling down of an old brick house structure of the Star Place, the same having had the wall partially demolished to use the bricks in the sugar house of the Star Plantation and further we find that the falling of the structure was caused by the criminal practice of demolishing the walls of the structure without any precaution or warning to the working men at the plantation and charge the owner and manager of the place of criminal neglect. Jurors were Geo. Smith, Ben Ednia, Lewis Pafuell, George Washington, Randell Hunter, and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

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.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 47.  Inquest was held on 17th January 1881, by what means one certain Hall here lying dead in a cabin at Lone Star Plantation found his dead (sic) or lost his life, he being a stranger and unknown to the place. After hearing testimony from persons which saw him drinking at the store of one, Pegnere, 2nd Ward, at different times of the day previous of his death, at the night of the 16th, he went to an unoccupied cabin at Lone Star Place, where the coroner in our presence examined the corps (sic) and who found that said Hall met his death from a Scrotal Hermic (sic) or rupture produce (sic) or aggravated by drinking bad intoxicating liquor which produced the Hernia to be grangreded (sic) and completely mortified in 12 hours, and we further admit that for want of testimony we do not agree on who is to blame for the death of said Hall and so we give our finding. Jurors were Harry McNervey, Adolph Mojonnier, John Bently, August Armand, Paul Faverole, and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner. Filed March 12, 1881

Page 48.  Inquest was held on the body of John Davis, age 14, on 22 January 1881. A pistol ball having been abstracted by the coroner, the verdict was that John Davis was fatally shot by a pistol in the hand and fired at him by Madison Peter, now at large, on 19 January 1881, at 1 o'clock p.m. The ball penetrated the left hip and further penetrated the Petris (sic) cavity, preforated (sic) the small intestine, the large intestine, and was extracted where lodged on the right side of the Or Illium (sic) causing hemoragie (sic) and inflamation (sic) of intestines, which produced and caused the death in 24 hours. He died at about 1 o'clock on 20 January 1881. Jurors were Paris Nelson, Azique Clement, Augustive Francois, Harry McNervey, Adolph Mojonnier and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 45.  Inquest was held on the body of James Williams at Freetown, on 30 Dec 1880, before Coy Clinton, 1st Ward Justice of the Peace. Jurors' verdict is that on Tuesday night, 28 December 1880, the deceased came to his death being frozen to death under the influence of liquor. Jurors were Wash. Taylor, Handy Washington, C. A. Bourgeois, Robert Pierre, Alcide Diendonnie, and Coy Clinton, Acting Coroner.

Page 46.  Inquest was held on th 4th day of May 1880 to inquire by what means the corps(sic) of Richard Sloen, here lying dead in the 2nd Ward, found floating in the River by John Bentley on the evening of the 3rd, died. After hearing testimony of witnesses and being identified as Richard Sloen, aged 45 years, a blacksmith by trade, born in Nashville Tennessee, resident of this parish last past 16 years, the jurors declare the deceased suicied(sic) by drowning himself in front of J. B. Gassen's Store when suffering of a attack of Delerium Tremen(sic) and said Sloen leaving no property and not being claimed by family or friend was buried by the Coroner at the conclusion of the inquest on this 5th day of May 1880. Jurors were Bonrin Poydras, Henry Frey, William Finney, August Armand, John Bentley and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner. Filed 7th January 1881.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Inquest Records Book #1, March 1877-Dec 1886

Page 41.  Inquest was held on the body of Andrew Newton, age 11 years, 11 months, on 16 Oct 1880, found dead in the 4th Ward. The verdict is that his death was caused by hemoragy (sic) of the brain, which affected by congestive chill (congestive fever). Jurors were W. A. Johnson, Martin Roberts, Joseph Peterson, George Crawford, Felician Andrew and J. F. Mojonnier, Coroner.

Page 42.  Inquest was held on a body found in the Mississippi River in front of the Catholic Church, 1st Ward, right bank of the river, on 20 Apr 1880. The verdict is that the body found was a male and had been in the river 4 or 5 months. No marks of violence were discovered, the body was much decayed. The jurors suppose he was a colored man about the age between 25 or 50 and cause of death was drowning. Jurors were L. Gorton, M. Walter, Geo. Stacy, Pier Warfield, John Dent, D. R. Lewis, and Coy Clinton, Justice of the Peace, Acting Coroner.

Page 43.  Inquest was held on the body of Joseph Adams found dead near A. Trousclare, on 13 June 1880. The man had apparently been traveling one or two days. The body was in a nude state and nothing was found upon the body that would lead to his identity, no marks of violence were discovered. He was evidently a white man between 45 and 51. The verdict is that cause of death is by thunder struck. Jurors were James Peterson, Virsice Trousclare, Clairville Champagne, Flavius Jacob, Ovide Champagne, and Coy Clinton, Acting Coronor, 1st Ward Justice of the Peace. (The record does give his name, perhaps it was learned at a later date)

Page 44.  Inquest was held on the body of George Taylor, lying dead in the Public Road of Freetown, on 30 Dec 1880, before Coy Clinton, 1st Ward Justice of the Peace. Jurors Verdict was that on Tuesday night, 28 Dec 1880, the deceased came to his death being frozen to death under the influence of liquors. Jurors were Wash. Taylor, Handy Washington, C. A. Bourgeois, Robert Diendonnie and Coy Clinton, Acting Coroner.

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.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Police Jury Meeting 2 July 1883

St. Charles Herald 14 July 1883

Proceedings of the police jury meeting, Monday, July 2,1883. Present, Brou, Brady, Sarpy, Boutte and Rost.

      The committee appointed to settle with the sureties of the late B.S. Labranche, sheriff and tax collector made their report . A motion by Brady that the parish treasurer is instructed to make a settlement of the sureties of the late B.S. Labranche in accordance with the recommendations of the committee and that the bills presented by said sureties amounting to $411.35 be accepted as part of the settlement.
      On motion of Mr. Rost, the communication of J.F. Mojonnier,coroner and acting sheriff be received  and the president be authorized to draw on treasurer in favor of Dr. Mojonnier, the sum of $137.80, being the balance on hand for sheriff appropriations as per contract with the late sheriff for quarter ending June 30, 1883, after deducting the cost of provisions and envelopes furnished to his office.
      On motion it was resolved that a syndic for Ward 1 and 3 be elected.
      Motion by Mr. Rost that Messrs. Arthur Brou of Ward 1 and Leon Sarpy of Ward 3 be elected syndics and overseers of the roads and levees of their wards in place of L.D. Broussard, removed and G. Delhommer, resigned.
      On motion by Mr. Sarpy, it was resolved that 50 percent on approved bill of the late George Essex, as sheriff, for services rendered in criminal cases and keeping prisoners during the month of Nov. 1876 being for $285.33 and registered No. 5552 Dec. 1, 1876 be paid to widow of George Essex out of the contingent fund of 1883.
      On motion of Mr. Rost, it was moved that the jury now resolve itself into a Board of Reviewers according to law.
      On motion of Mr. Rost, it was moved that the assessment of Brou Bros. placed on real estate be reduced to $2,300.
      On motion of Mr. Rost, it was resolved that Monday, July 16,1883 be fixed for the examination  and hearing of the case of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Co. and that the superintendent and assessment agent of said company be notified.
      On motion of Mr. Rost, it was resolved that the assessment of the Mississippi Valley Railroad be left out for this year.
      On motion, the Board of Reviewers adjourned to July 16, 1883 to examine the balance of assessments list.