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Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 8 Mar 2012 2:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Mar 2012 3:05PM GMT
Any idea on where to find an obit for someone who died
in 1900 in Hammond?? Looking for Clark Hewitt d. 2-6-1900.

Thanks,
Carol

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 9 Mar 2012 12:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
jchewey, the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 2/7/1901 had the following obit:

Clark Hewett
[Special to the Picayune]

Hammond, La., Feb 6 - Mr. Clark Hewett, proprietor of the Hammond nursery, died this morning from Pneumonia. Mr. Hewett was formerly of Wisconsin, but had been a resident of Hammond for nearly ten years. He leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter, the children all being grown to manhood and womanhood. Mr. Hewett was highly respected in this community, and he had done much to develop the horticultural interests of this section of the state.
The funeral will take place tomorrow from the home, and the remains will be laid to rest in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Hewett was about 60 years of age.
_______________________
Note, jchewey, that the date of this paper is Feb. 7, 1901.

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
That was so great! Could you possibly check for obits of
his wife and son? Adelia Hewett d. July 6, 1913 and
Mongomery Verne Hewett d. 1907. Might go by M. Verne
Hewett or Verne Hewett. Thanks alot.

carol

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Carol, the only information I was able to find on either of them was
this reference in The New Orleans Item newspaper of 3/27/1902:
The following pensions have been granted: Louisiana - Adelia B. Hewett,
Hammond. There was no explanation as to what type of pension this was, but I remember my widowed grandmother receiving a monthly check from the state of Louisiana in the 1940s, so I suppose it was for widows who had no other income. It wasn't much.

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your efforts. I belive it was a civil war
pension. Did Hammond have a newspaper? Do you have
access to it or know where I can find out who does?

Thanks, Carol

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 8:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
May I ask where these obits in the Times-Picayune can be searched? Is it something I might access online, or is it a database/CD/book that you own?

I have a number of people in St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes (and a few in Orleans Parish) for whom I'd love to be able to find an obituary.

I've just assumed that archives of the various small newspapers of these parishes (like 'Tangi Talk' or the 'Era Leader' of Franklinton) were only available in a local library (and maybe not even then). If that's wrong, I'd be very happy to be corrected!

Thanks.

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 11:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's a database, available by subscription only.
http://www.genealogybank.com/

Re: Finding obits in Tangipahoa parish??

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
They appear to have a lot of useful stuff, and the subscription is not especially expensive...thanks for the link!
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