J.H. Hazotte

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          Charles Richard Collins <>
March 29, 2003

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(Picture of J.H. Hazotte on Photograph page)

My great-grandfather's obit

Obituary from The Paducah Daily News of May 15, 1886:
Mr. J.H. Hazotte Dead. About 4 o'clock p.m. yesterday, at his residence on the corner of Poplar and Trimble streets, Mr. J.H. Hazotte died of a lingering illness. His dissolution had been expected for
some weeks and came as no surprise, though a deep affliction, to his family.
Mr. Hazotte was a native of Loraine, France, and his birthday was on November 21st, 1830, making
him in his fifty-sixth year at his death. In early life he came to the states and settled in
Louisiana, afterwards teaching as a professor in a female college in New Orleans. In 1857, he removed to Paducah and settled here. He took up and taught a French school, and being highly educated met with fair success. He was perhaps one of the best classical scholars in the city and was also a fine linguist.
He possessed perhaps one of the best classical libraries in the state.
He was married here in 1865 to a Miss Emma Martin, and his wife and three sons and two daughters survive him. Mr. A. Brahic was a brother-in-law of the deceased, Mrs. Brahic being about his only
close relative here. During the past twelve years, Mr. Hazotte has been engaged in the grocery
business at his place of residence (at 701 Park Avenue in 2003) and until failing health interfered
did well. Ever a pleasant gentleman, Mr. Hazotte had many friends. These will deeply regret his death and extend to his bereaved family all sympathy. The remains were buried from the Catholic church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rev. Father Jansen and many friends were present.