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The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Published: February 27, 2020
Total records: 111,117
The Advocate is the primary newspaper serving East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The paper originally started in 1842 as the "Democrat Advocate". By 1889, it was publishing under the name, "Weekly Advocate" when it acquired its rival "Louisiana Capitolian". In 1904, it was renamed to "Baton Rouge Times" and then later to "State Times".
In 1909, the State Times was purchased by Capital City Press, a new company formed by Charles P. Manship, Sr. He carved out a sister publication, "Morning Advocate", to focus on national news. In 1991, the State Times ceased publication, and the Morning Advocate was renamed to "The Advocate".
The Advocate Obituaries, 1952-1979
The PDF documents below were originally created in Microsoft Excel format. We converted them into PDFs so that persons without Microsoft Excel can still view them in any standard web browser.
The Excel files were originally published online at the website of East Baton Rouge Public Library, under its genealogy section. It is not known who transcribed them, when, or under what organization. Credit, therefore is being given to East Baton Rouge Public Library.