Mrs P.M. Auvray Obituary The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) 28 August 1893
Death of Mrs. P. Bf. Auvray. A venerable mother ,1s dead. No longer will tiu - loving friends of Mrs. "Widow P. M. Auvray seek counsel from that kind and generous worn in. for the lips are silent and the helping hands are folded In death. Hundreds of people feel her Iojs. for always waa her purse open to the poor. Porluf the war Bars. Anrrar lent aoccor to the aoldtera of the confederacy - Sne sent; aerCTal of ner eons to aid tne com. nalcta waa loat and brarely upheld the banner of the south "iMM iim lmipQiii pioiq oq pro until the - nl Her hUsbatti hid dM bfe - vlotis ti tli e ootbreaJc of the war, auad la, too. wsajs aa. oldler. to - nt: not of tixle. country. country. ln Fran xi? aua w t:k.s color of galas cTeat lsaiJert If axo4 con. Xa.ll before Weil - ihgtoa at WaterI'o. la 186 be came to Amctltt ml ifittM Here in Kcw - Oflcani In 1832 he married Mls Anna Klixa Tourney and eisht children were born to them. Fou r of tbeae hare been dead some years. The war over, Jatra. Auvray's charity was bestou - ed. upon a reunited people. , , Last winter Mrs. Auvray was attacked by the grip and that was her nrst Illness for years, for she "was strong and robust until she took to bed a few days ago. No one thought that the malady would develop develop into pneumonia, for sue evidently recovered from the first attack. Death came - Saturday night at 11 o'clock and a gentle life was ended. Mrs. Auvray was born In Bordeaux, France, and came to this country when she was 8 years old. wltli hera parents. fcue married when she waa about 20 rcara old. and lived n long and noble life, attaining the ripe oRl age of 8ft. Among the children she leaves, besides a number of granucMlufen Ad fiteat. grandchildren and a host of friends, are Mra - W. W. Lamberton, Mrw. William McDnff. Mra H xaspit and air. Bagene Auvray. At 5 o'clock the parlors of her son - ln - law. lit. W. Uffitw ton. 215 Delachalse street, were crowded by friends and relatives relatives to pay their last sad respects to the venerable and lamented lady. The bier was one mass of flowers. Rev. Mr. M Tore, of St. George's church, spoke the good work that had. been performed by the dead woman, and conducted the services of sorrow and farewell. The pallbearers pallbearers wure E - H. Garrison, Eugene Tourney, Philip Orf , 'William A. Reins, H. D. Lamberton and Chas. McDnff. The body was Interred In the Lafayette cemetery. cemetery.