Showing posts with label Star Plantation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Plantation. Show all posts

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.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

St Charles Parish in 1883

From the St. Charles Herald newspaper on 5 Jan 1883.

Married at the residence of the bride's mother, 420 Camp St., New Orleans, on Tuesday evening, Jan 1, Mr Charles J. O'Shaughnessy to Miss Margaret F. Urban. The bride is the youngest and most charming neice of Ex. Gov. Michael Hahn.

George A. Vincent, dealer in otters, beavers, coons, mink hides, wool, moss, honey, wax, poultry and country produce in general, 63 Decatur St., New Orleans.

From the St. Charles Herald newspaper on 30 June 1883.

We have yet to hear of a single authenticated "infamous deed" perpetuated by Gen. Butler while in New Orleans, unless the cleaning and improvement of the streets, the feeding of the hungry, the protection of the people in all their rights and the honest administration of city affairs by a federal officer may be called by that name.

"The Iberville South-- Does it ever occur to our citizens that it costs but little trouble to plant shade trees. A hundred percent would be added to the appearance and comfort of the town, were a little attention paid to this decoration." We have been preaching the same doctrine to our people of Hahnville. Very few, however, have acted on our advice. Mr. McLaren, the surveyor, is an honorable exception. His neighborhood is a perfect park, shady and beautiful.

Churches in the parish were: Our Lady of the Rosary at Star Plantation and Red Church, minister, Rev.Father G. A. Jobard; Baptist Church in Hahnville, ministe, Rev Bazile Ollage and St. James M. E. Church on Roseline St., Hahnville, minister, Rev. Simon Evans.

Monday, April 12, 2010

School Board News 1887

     At the January 1887 meeting the board agreed to open schools for six months from February through July. There were 136 white children and 423 black children enrolled for a total of 659. There was an average attendance of 422. There were 11 public schools and four private schools, one for whites and three for black children. There were 21 white and 70 black children in the private schools.
     The census of 1886 showed 1865 children of school age, but only 659 attended attended public schools and 91 attended private schools for a total of 750. This left 229 white children and 786 black children not in school.
     There was a discussion about the need for 16 schools.
     The black citizens of 4th Ward asked that the black school be moved from Boutte Station to Green's Saw Mill for 1887. Also appearing were white residents of Ward 1 and black residents of Ward 2 asking for new schools. The board agreed to open a new school for white children in the schoolhouse on Star Plantation and a new school for black children in th Bell Baptist Church.
     The board voted to open 13 schools for six months from February through July. There were six schools for white children and seven for black children. The teachers were still being paid $40 a month.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1883 in St. Charles Parish, LA

St. Charles Herald, 30 June 1883
The courthouse road is getting worse every day. Cannot the police jury appropriate a few dollars and have the same repaired.

There are a few deep holes in the public road in front of Home Place, which are a serious inconvenience to travelers. It would take but a little labor to fill them and this would make the road in front of that plantation one of the best in the parish, and judging from the energy and public spirit of the owner and manager, we have no doubt this matter will be attended to cheerfully and without delay. The roads above and below Hahnville are in a very bad condition, also.

Mr. Charles A. Bourgeois of this parish, who was recently admitted to the bar, has accepted a clerkship in the appraiser's department of the New Orleans Custom House.

The great suit of J.B. Friedman vs Adler and Co., dismissed by Judge Hahn for want of jurisdiction and subsequently brought before Judge Monroe of the city, has been decided against the plaintiff who claimed $10,000 in damages resulting from an alleged illegal seizure of his store. He will appeal.

Henry Parker, Julius Hughes and Ceasar Thompson were arrested in Algiers and charged with petty larceny of a skiff belonging to Star Plantation. They were released on bond and have retained Charles A. Baquie, Esq. for their defense.

The river is falling.