Document of the Month Page
Begun in April of 2012, Document of the Month highlights interesting documents, photographs, and other images from the holdings of the Louisiana State Archives. This page features documents for the current year. To see documents for prior years, click on the links below.
Jack Teagarden Death Certificate, 1964
(1/1/18) Jack Weldon Teagarden was a jazz trombonist and singer. Born in Texas in 1905, he came from a musical family and learned to play many musical instruments at a young age. As a professional musician, he played with Louis Armstrong and many notable band leaders. He also formed his own orchestras and had a successful recording career. Teagarden fell ill during a Christmas Eve performance in New Orleans and died there on January 15, 1964. His remains were flown to Los Angeles for burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. This month's document is his death certificate from the Louisiana State Archives (Orleans Deaths, 1964, vol. 0, #406).
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