TROSCLAIR, (Hon.) L. A., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
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Nowhere in La Fourche parish is to be found a gentleman of more energy and
force of character than Hon. L. A. Trosclair possesses, and no planter has
been more successful in the conduct and management of his estate than he.  His
birth occurred in La Fourche parish, La., near where he now resides, on July
28, 1853, and he is the son of Lufroid and Ideal Trosclair, both natives of
St. John Baptist parish, La.  The parents were married there but subsequently
moved to La Fonrche parish, where the father died in 1856.  The mother is
still living and resides in that parish, where she is honored and respected. 
L. A Trosclair was reared principally in his native parish, and secured a good
practical education in Spring Hill college near Mobile, Ala.  Since that time
he has turned his attention to planting, and in 1875 he and Mr. E. T.
Ro
bichaux purchased Laurel Grove plantation, of which they have 1,000 acres
under cultivation and of which Mr. Trosclair is the entire manager.  With care
and perseverance he has attended to his adopted avocation, and with energy and
thoroughness, successful results have been reaped until now, when
comparatively a young man, he is part owner of one of the finest plantations
in the parish.  He is an influential and enterprising citizen, and in 1888 was
elected to represent La Fourche parish in the legislature.  He served in that
honorable body until 1890, was on several important committees, and was
chairman of the committee on fish and fisheries.  Mr. Trosclair selected as
his companion in life Miss Octavia Tricke, of La Fourche parish, and their
nuptials were celebrated in 1874. Their union has been blessed by the birth of
four children--three sons and one daughter--all living.  Mr. Trosclair and
family are members of the Catholic church.  During the last season Mr.
Trosclair made 2,350,000 pounds of sugar for himself and neighbors, and his
sugar refining was done at the La Fourche Sugar refinery, a third of which he
and Mr. Robichaux own.

Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, (vol. 2), p. 425. 
Published by the Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.

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