Friday, November 15, 2013

Diamond Merchant from Africa Settled in Amite, Louisiana

This book was given to Frank H. Drake, Mayor of Amite, LA in 1904. on June 7, 1973.  Dr. Ed. Burleigh, a retired physician from Opelousas, presented the Amite Rotary Club a picture album of early pictures of Amite. The book was handed down in his family  through a cousin, Florelle Porter, who was a former school teacher in the Amite area.

The "Copy Album" is being prepared by Leo's Photo Service in Amite, La. This photograph is of the Ogden Home. Apparently the spelling of the last name of the man from Africa should be "Beit" rather than "Diet."

The Odgen Home-Orginally Carter Home called the Camellia Lillian Center married Oteo Diet, diamond merchant from Africa.

Source: Amite Genealogy Library-Archival Room