Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Carlos Vincent Beyer

Carlos Vincent Beyer was born December 14, 1895, in New Orleans. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent L. Beyer. When quite a small boy his parents moved to Bay St. Louis, where he entered the public schools. Some years later his parents moved to Ocean Springs. Here he became deeply interested in the study and culture of citrus fruits. Removing some five years ago to Wiggins he and his father took charge of the nursery of that place, and for two years he was engaged in setting out the orange groves in that vicinity. In September, 1914, he entered the Harrison County Agricultural High School to prepare himself to enter upon the study of his chosen profession, that of an entomologist. He was a student of this school until the time of his death, which occurred in Wiggins, December 12, 1915. His school mates accompanied his body to Ocean Springs, where his funeral was held at the Catholic Church of that place. Memorial services were conducted at the same hour in the Agricultural High School by Rev. Sells of Wiggins and Rev. Davis of Perkinston under the direction of the Junior Class, of which he was a member.

As a student Carlos was ambitious and conscientious, carefully preparing each day the assignments, satisfied only with his best efforts. In every phase of school life he proved himself faithful and trustworthy. His death was a shock to the entire school, where he was respected and loved by both faculty and student body.

[transcribed from obituary in unknown newspaper.]

Posted by Ron Setzer


  1. Thank you! Carlos would have been my great-uncle, had he lived. He was one of 13 children and I am writing a history of the Beyer family, so this really helps.

    1. Would love to exchange information on the Beyer family. Please email me at Thank you. Ron Setzer


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