|Francis S Caro|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1888|
Died- Francis S. Caro died in New Orleans on Sunday, August 12, 1888, at 2: P.M., age 56 years of age. The death of this gentleman was a sad surprise to the people of this parish, especially Pointe-a-la-Hache where the deceased spent in useful employment the greater portion of his life. Judge Caro was a native of Florida, in which State he leaves two sisters and other relatives to mourn his lost. He came to this parish in 1852 when he landed at English Turn and worked in the office of the National, the first paper ever published in Plaquemines, by J. L. Marciarq. In 1856 he married the daughter of the late P. U. Hingle and a few days after the ceremony, he left Pointe-a-la-Hache accompanied by his young bride, for St. Bernard Parish and there started the St. Bernard, a democratic Journal, and advocated the election of James Buchanan for President of the U. S. In 1857, he once more removed to Pointe-ala-Hache and began the publication of the Rice Planter in 1858 which was published without interruption until 1862 when the Civil War caused a suspension of its publication. In 1864, Judge Caro resumed publication of his paper under the name of Weekly Observer, which he sold to the present owners of the Protector---He was an orthodox christian and died a strict Catholic---In accordance with his dying request, his remains were transported Monday on the New Orleans and Gulf Railroad to Pointe-a-la-Hache and were buried in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery.
-Aug 1888 , Plaquemines Parish
Saint Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery
Pointe a la Hache
Created by: Gary King, Jr.
Record added: Jul 03, 2012
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