From New Orleans newspaper, ARGUS, on 8-14-1826:
Baton Rouge, Aug. 9, 1826, 4 P.M.
We stop the press to announce the death of MR. ANTHONY PENISTON who died this moment, his death occasioned by a stab of a poignard. He survived the blow but ten minutes.
A distinguished lawyer, learned, amiable, scarcely 30 yrs. of age, widowed about five months from the loss of a young wife whose death we have not yet ceased to deplore, he has left two young children without any other fortune than an unstained memory.
It is said that his assassination was occasioned by some dispute which occured at the last election.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 9, 1826.
Location. 30° 24.301′ N, 91° 10.336′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Oxford Avenue west of Amherst Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4251 Oxford Avenue, Baton Rouge LA 70809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gabriel Armand Allard Du Plantier (here, next to this marker); Henri Bouvier Favrot
More about this marker. Located in the historic Highland Cemetery
Also see . . . Cemetery Website. (Submitted on December 28, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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