|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1883|
The Ouachita Telegraph
Saturday, February 10, 1883
Page 2, Column 3
Judge Robert J. Caldwell
The subject of this notice, who has occupied a conspicuous position in North Louisiana during the past thirty years, was born in the Parish of Caldwell in 1831 – and died at Columbia near the place of his birth on the 2nd of February, 1883.
Judge Caldwell was admitted to the Bar at Monroe in 1852, and within a few months after his admission became District Attorney from the 12th Judicial District, composed of the Parishes of Ouachita, Union, Jackson and Morehouse. At this time and for many years afterwards he resided at Farmerville. About the year 1860 he removed to Monroe, and at the breaking out of the war enlisted in the Phillips Rifles and served in the field during the existence of that organization.
After the war, became Parish Judge of Ouachita, in which capacity he displayed acumen, learning, firmness, and impartiality, at a time when men deserved the greatest credit for the display of the above named qualities.
During the past decade, Judge Caldwell has resided and practiced his profession at Columbia, in the parish of his birth. His body was brought to Monroe for interment on the Fred A. Blanks last Friday night, and on Saturday afternoon, was quietly laid to rest in the Monroe Cemetery.
Judge Caldwell was a man of undoubted ability. His legal works, which we trust will be hereafter published, will without doubt give him a lasting reputation among the law writers of our State. He was a Free-thinker in law, religion and politics – marked out a course of his own, and was independent in the expression of his opinions.
On the announcement of his death to the Court on Saturday morning, 3rd inst., the following proceedings were suggested and approved:
WHEREAS, The presiding Judge, the officers and members of the Bar of the Fifth Judicial District Court, have learned with great sorrow and regret of the death of Judge Robert J. Caldwell, of Columbia, Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, The deceased had been connected during many years with the Courts of this District and Parish, as practicing attorney, as District Attorney,and as Parish Judge; and
WHEREAS, In each and every relation to the Court and Bar, he has displayed honesty, integrity and marked ability as a jurist; Therefore be it resolved
1st. That in the death of Judge Robert J. Caldwell, the legal fraternity has lost a member highly distinguished for his genial social qualities, and his eminent legal acquirements.
2d. That as a mark of respect to the deceased, this Court do now adjourn for the day.
3rd. That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Court, and a copy be furnished by the Clerk to the city papers for publication.
THOS. O. BENTON,
Callie Caldwell Moore (1856 - 1897)*
Old City Cemetery
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