Mary Eloise Towns Barham

November 30, 1927 - March 26, 2018 Mary Eloise Towns Barham was born 1928 in Litroe, Louisiana, and died Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Monroe, LA at the age of 89. She was the 3rd child and only daughter of Mary Estelle Vines and Oliver Dennis Towns (aka Ollie). She … Continue reading Mary Eloise Towns Barham


Mrs. L. S. Burch

The Gazette January 1, 1902 Saturday morning at 4:30 o'clock Mrs. L. S. Burch breathed her last at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Lee, in West Monroe, Mrs. Burch had been in declining health for over a year, and her demise was not unexpected. She was in the 67th year of her … Continue reading Mrs. L. S. Burch

T. C. Brown

The Gazette May 1, 1901 Mr. T. C. Brown, a brother of ex-Deputy Sheriff Brown, of Claiborne Parish, was run over and killed by a train on the Arkansas Southern railroad at Junction City last Wednesday. The deceased was deaf, and failed to hear the train while being switched about the yards.

Mrs. Ama Boatright

The Gazette December 19, 1900 Mrs. Ama Boatright, wife of W. P. Boatright, died at her home in Hamburg, Ark., December 13. She was the daughter of H. H. Ham. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her death.


The Gazette December 19, 1900 A negro boy named Bayliss died early Saturday morning from the effects of injuries sustained in a scuffle with other boys. The boy’s arm and shoulder were bruised or broken, blood poisoning setting in, producing death.

Tom Buce Child

The Gazette August 29, 1900 The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Buce, living on Sixth street, died Saturday afternoon about five o’clock and was buried yesterday in the Monroe cemetery. — Monroe News.

Jacob Bass

The Gazette January 17, 1900 Mr. J. W. Loper informs us that Jacob Bass, probably the oldest negro in the parish, died last week. He was one of the first darkies the late Eld. Elias George owned during slavery period, and was said to be about 108 years old.