Henry Jacob Labatt (1832 - 1900)

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Birthplace: New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA
Death: Died in Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA
Occupation: Attorney
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About Henry Jacob Labatt

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the *Adademical Year ending in June, 1901.

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Henry Jacob Labatt, son of Abraham And Caroline (Hyams) Labatt, was born on January 13, 1832, at New Orleans, La. He left college during Sophomore year, but received the degree of M.A. in 1865, and was enrolled with the class. After taking the law course in the University of Louisiana he was for a time, in 1865, in Nevada, and then until 1867 practiced his profession in San Francisco. During this time he published an annotated Code and Digest of California Reports, and was an occasional correspondent of the New York times. For the last thirty years his home was in Galveston, Texas, where he was City Treasurer, and editor of the Daily Dispatch, and at the time of his death in partnership with his son, Joseph, in the law firm of Labatt & Labatt. He was a democratic member of the 17th and 18th Legislatures of Texas. He married on June 1, 1854, Miss Eleanor Block. In the Galveston flood of September 8-9, 1900, he was lost with his wife, daughter, one son and his family, and about one hundred others who had taken refuge in his house. Two sons are the only survivors of his family. Mr. Labatt was 68 years of age. He was a member of the Jewish church.

Obituary -- HENRY JACOB LABATT and family -- 1900 LABATT, Mr. LABATT, daughter of Mr. LABATT, Henry J. Sr. (35th & Avenue Q½) (age 68) LABATT, Mrs. Henry J. Sr. LABATT, Joseph A. (35th & Avenue Q½) (age 38) LABATT, Mrs. Joseph A. LABATT, child of Joseph (1) LABATT, child of Joseph (2) LABATT, child of Joseph (3) LABATT, child of Joseph (4) LABATT, Mrs. J. M. (age 32) LABATT, Louisa C. (sister of Nellie; daughter of Henry J. Sr.) LABATT, Nellie E. (sister of Louisa; daughter of Henry J. Sr.)

Henry Jr. was shown on the 1900 census as living at home with parents. Apparently he was traveling away from the area at the time.

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January 13, 1832
New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA
Age 19
New York, New York, NY, USA
August, 1861
Age 29
March, 1879
Age 47
September 9, 1900
Age 68
Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA
Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Memorial