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Old 09-23-2006, 09:49 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me if there is a local newspaper in Harvey, Louisiana, or historical society that would include Harvey. I am looking for information about the drowning/disappearance of a teenager in the 1940's who lived in Harvey at that time.
Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:47 PM
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I am from LA, but wasn't sure if Harvey had it's own paper.

Here is a link to papers in nearby cities.

http://capwiz.com/yo-demo/dbq/media/...ult&azip=70058

Hope it helps.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:40 PM
 
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Harvey currently doesn't have its own newspaper and I'm not sure if they ever did, but if there is anything about what you're looking for it would be in The Times Picayune. There's a Gretna Picayune insert that also has articles on the surrounding areas, also. I'm assuming that the situation was similar back in the 1940s.

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Old 09-28-2006, 07:26 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your response. I'm looking for information for an uncle (by marriage) of mine. His parents separated when he was very young; he went with his father and his younger brother went with his mother. We have just found out, by being lucky enough to locate several cousins, that his brother died on his birthday, June 5, 1947. We could be off a year or so on the year. We were told that it was his 16th birthday, but if it was 1947, it could not have been his 16th birthday. He was born in 1933, we believe, because the older brother was born in November 1931. We are looking for information on the death of John Carlos (Carl) Perry. His mother was Margaret Ann Strickland Perry Ford. His half-siblings were Lester Paul Ford and Elizabeth Ann Ford. My uncle, who is 75, last saw his brother Carl when he was about 6 or 7, and Carl was about 5, we believe. Beyond that, no contact had been made. The story goes that on Carl's birthday, he and a group of his friends went swimming. Since it was Carl's birthday, he got to go in first. He jumped in, came up once, went down and never came back up. Also, supposedly, the river (Mississippi??) and river banks were searched for 2 weeks and nothing was ever found. It was assumed that an alligator or shark (??) got him when he jumped in. This is very sad. When I finally found some information on my uncle's brother, it was bad news. I'm trying to find a newspaper article to get the details. Thanks for your interest. I appreciate it very much.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your response. I'm looking for information for an uncle (by marriage) of mine. His parents separated when he was very young; he went with his father and his younger brother went with his mother. We have just found out, by being lucky enough to locate several cousins, that his brother died on his birthday, June 5, 1947. We could be off a year or so on the year. We were told that it was his 16th birthday, but if it was 1947, it could not have been his 16th birthday. He was born in 1933, we believe, because the older brother was born in November 1931. We are looking for information on the death of John Carlos (Carl) Perry. His mother was Margaret Ann Strickland Perry Ford. His half-siblings were Lester Paul Ford and Elizabeth Ann Ford. My uncle, who is 75, last saw his brother Carl when he was about 6 or 7, and Carl was about 5, we believe. Beyond that, no contact had been made. The story goes that on Carl's birthday, he and a group of his friends went swimming. Since it was Carl's birthday, he got to go in first. He jumped in, came up once, went down and never came back up. Also, supposedly, the river (Mississippi??) and river banks were searched for 2 weeks and nothing was ever found. It was assumed that an alligator or shark (??) got him when he jumped in. This is very sad. When I finally found some information on my uncle's brother, it was bad news. I'm trying to find a newspaper article to get the details. Thanks for your interest. I appreciate it very much.
Sorry for bumping up an old thread, but alligators in the Mississippi River???
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Both are possible. Alligators live in the marshes surrounding the river and can swim, while bull sharks have been known to travel as far upriver as illinois.

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Sorry for bumping up an old thread, but alligators in the Mississippi River???
Yes indeed. There be gators in them there waters. Big'uns, too!
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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you should go to the westbank library on manhattan blvd and ask to see the microfilm..you can look as far back as i think the early 1900s
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