Margaret's Death Feb. 10, 1882 TP p. 1 in black

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Margaret's Death
Feb. 10, 1882 TP p. 1 in black - MARGARET Long aban we seek her yaeness long in...
MARGARET Long aban we seek her yaeness long in Tain." A. great calamity iias befallen the or phans and the pocr of New Orleans, in the death of Mrs. Margaret Haughery, which sad event occarred last night at a quarter to 12 o'clock. For several months past Mrs. Haoghery had been suffering from a painful ill - iness, which has at length proved fatal She bore this suffering with the fortl - ikird ministrations of her spiritual (adviser, the .venerable and respected Father Hubert, she obtained, before .her death, all the consolations of the Catholic Church, in the faith of which (she was ever a devoted believer. - 8ur - quietly passed away, exemplifying in her death, how wonderfully a beautiful life can make peaceful its termination. Margaret Haughery was born in Baltimore. Baltimore. Her parents, William and Mar garet Gaffney, emigrated from Ireland, and when she was quite young they both died of yellow fever, which was prevail tna in that city at the time of their death. Thus left an orphan at quite an early age, she was taken charge of by "a Mrs. Richards, who, with her husband, bad been passengers from Wales on the same vessel with the father and mother! of Margaret. The husband of Mrs. Richards died of j fellow fever about the same time that Margaret lost her parents. The kind aess and devotion of Mrs. Richards to the bereaved child, Margaret, was that of a mother, and up to the hour of her death, was frequently referred to in grateful terms, in speaking of her early life. Mrs. Richards, although a strict Bap tist in religion, in a most beautiful and liberal spirit had the young Margaret brought up a Catholic, which was the' faith of her parents, and the example of this noble woman , had, no doubt, a great deal to do with the modeling of her future character. Margaret grew up to be a young wb man, still living with' , Mrs. Richards. without any, unusual events occunng in her history until ner marriage. Her husband, Mr. Charles Haughery, became - delicate in health soon after. Wi th the hope that rwanuer latitude might be beneficial to him, the young couple left Baltimore, and came . to New Orleans on the ship Hyperion, which arrived here ' on Jihe 20tli of November; V After remaining m New. Orleans a short . time, Mr. Haughery. wm advised and urged by his physician to make a sea voyage for his health, und with this yTooE passaga 1 1 I eroool vessel to visit his relatives is Ireland. This was a final separation for the young wife, as Mr. Haughery died soon after arriving in Ireland. Shortly after, a child, the issue of thle marriage, died very young, thus canning, in a bnei space 01 ume, a aouoieoe - reavement to Margaret, who was then truly "a stranger in a strange land.77 Happily for her, however, about this period, period, she made the acquaintance of that saiatly woman, Sister Keg is. Thence - fforward she seems to have determined to devote herself to Ihe orphans and to a life of charity. In the year 1836, Margaret, through inflnic of ftinter Reiris. connected Sherself with the Poydras Female Orphan Asylum, which was then located on the square where Judge bponord's nne man skn now stands. ' , : On the Sisters of Chanty withdrawn ing from the Poydras Asylum, which occurred late in this year, or Jeariy in 155J7, the only shelter they could hnd lpx themselves and the orphans whlen they had in charge, was the old V Withers," or "haunted bouse,? on New Levee rret. .which had been tenantless for a long time, and was in a dilapidated con Idition. - v ; i .," To this nnattractive abode, Margaret; - ifollowed her good friend Sister Regis aithnnch stronir Inducements were L - wnffrfHl her - bvihe then directors of the t':r An k ..Inm twdumain in tha.t inRtrl - ?LM Vj UJmJI ODjiuiu w , 'Jtntion. , . v '1 During the wbote time they were al - aiatra; the ornhans and Margaret, it was' a' bbntinueu ordeaT of sunerings - ana? ' iptivation. but the wonderful exertions Aing the wolf from the door," . J Aa an illustration of Margaret's sne - fineMfnl ed'orts in these days of their '.. mroriT Anil of how she exerted iherself in the cause she had o nobly espoused, on one occasion she applied at . laree grocery eatablishmenton Tchon - Snit.nnlniia . street for a donation for tifi - orphans,, when a young menf - ?ber of v the firm langhingly said : i" Well eive yon r - - - ? you 5 can Inile'on a wheelbarrow! if ,yra wijl take. ! kt to the asylura yonrself," .when Mar - f a: garet promptly agreea wjne propooiwon rt Trnrattlv aereed to the proposition 1 .ni,1ii1 'Tia - narttr 'hvi'cfnrnlinr ana asxoijaaucu in a short time' with; . wheelbarrow, which was filled, to" ita .tjtmoWt capaciryj with the; niqch jieeded provisions. , The! Jyoung , man, ; surpnsea at tno. nravef satis:, noble spirit w ptiown . , - 3y . - . Aiar - i iaumirea i tne a acs - ; tnrougn - i out?cai he procred ; hie" - .; services' - jr - - t ; , ' . . , 1 At . I ' - ' V n ' !ieif,' bttti Rhev "politely refused the offer, 'andthankihg $m for, 14a liberality, ' JrUd off, laying she would ebeerfu 11 j ! j wheel a barrpw - load of provvHona' evcrj day .to the orphans. If alio could only j ;have Atbe - opportunity'and - - wodld be .but too happy to be able, to do so. ; . "J I Ott the, purchiise - of - 'the banntec! 'house,? aiy ear or two later, by the - la tt! Cornelius Paulding, the Sisters of Cfc n r - ity were again compelled to ii rid r !auarteTs,land accompanied by il - ii - and thei ortlcan t;liaie, loo fl abode, in . an ancient alantation, raai - dence, which the old readers of the Pie. yune will remember waa situated but a . short distance from the " haunted bouse;" . : , About the year 1 840 Sister Regis, with . the then powerful assistance of Mar garet, commenced the erection of the): ECamp Street Asylum, that splendid, Duuaing, wmcn new stanas aa a lasting monument to both. '. - "'4 l This house was finished and taken ' possession of about the year 1841, ' and among the chief sources of furnlauirjg its support and of paying the immense debt incurred in ita erection, was the large . and profitable - dairy, under - the exclusive management and ' control of Margaret. .How well ' sbe performed her part may be Inferred from the fact that during the next ten ' yetfrs the entire debt was paid, and Mar - garet had redeemed the promise made) to . Sister Regis, that she would never leave ' her till that debt waa liquidated and the) asylum stood free of all incumbrance. - ; This completed a residence of seven. teen years under the same roof with her good and devoted friend. Sister Regis. in 1852, Margaret opened a large dairy for her own account on Seventh street, ' in the Fourth District, which waf quite ' profitable, enabling her to spend mora means during the next six or seven years for asylums, the orphan and! the poor, than she had previously been able to do. I Sister Regis was convinced, from ex - ' perienoe, that it would be greatly to the interest and future welfare of ot - phan children, to have them divided into three classes. Obtaining th promise of Margaret's powerful as sistance, she commenced to put these ideas ' into practical effect. by building the St. Vincent In fant Asylum, and afterwards the t. Elizabeth Asylum, thus enabling; the following arrangement to be earned oat in the rearing and management management bf the orphan : The Tnfant Asylum, or, as Margaret usually called it, her " baby house," corner Magazine) and Race streets, is devoted to the car of all children from infancy to' seven years of age, when they are transferred to - the New Orleans Female Orphan Arw lum, junction of Camp and Pnrtania - ;1 streets. Here they receive a good. eduoation and remain until the) age of fourteen, - when they 'are - : again' transferred to St. Elizabeth's Asylum, on Louisiana Avenue, where, ihaatHA'A 4 - asb limn t - w em 4 - lvAta arn'taa ialSJSAUlMVU W WMHAUUAU IUOU ,HVU lAlOO S ' they are thoroughly inatmcted in some uraue vr uw31ua cmpwjiuoat, "wnicn, when they leave the asylum, at tho age of seventeen ej eighteen years, 'enables them to obtain good situations, ' and to sppport themselves by skilled Industry. ' 'All are nnde the devoted tiharare of of .St. Vincent de Paul," to whose high moral, as well as mental training, we are, ana nave oeen inaeotea, '.xor some of the bright ona - wortny ornaments of society, onoe the. in - . mates of these noble institutions.. Thus is eur city almost entirely In debted to Margaret and' Sister Regis for ' the possession of these three model in. stitutions, which, in their excellence of - combination and perfeot system of , training, are unsurpassed, if equaled, ' in any other city. And as long as these, remiun, tney win assureaiy oomoine to ; perpetuate . the names of Margaret and ; 8ister Regis, not only as public benefao tors, bnt as mong the .most devoted friends ef the orphan and suffering poor. Notably, among the most prominent '.. ;ciTlents of Margaret's bounty: of late Iyearev has been that "noble institution, the Home of the Aged and Infirm, mnders charge of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jthe inmates of which are, as it were, in ' j their second childhood of IrelpLesanetw. jThey nave found argnet to be their.';;'. rtrueet and best mend ana ner name ixaa beooms a household word with them. About . the year 1830 or 1, liar - ; garet was induced to'give op the dairy bmdness and take Posueasien and ebarge - of the old D'Aiitun, bakery, which theif r lu the same, irroujaa on waicw now stands the spjeedid stablfsbnient ,' known fat and wifle - & rVMrgArt'e I' Bakery.", , y - :TX:;' - :i Thm cause of this change In hex bnsi - ' . waa ominentlr charactcrwiic of her - rrftAfni hAgrfe iTfaa'pretieas ptaprfetors - of the bakeryVih thei pfosperdns days,' - k had been - very generous to the orphans, and by ,tueir. ;;, ootievo - 1 lence had gained . tu'et waratv friend . ship of Margaret. lkKJorning embarrassed - in their business, they applied to her lot f assistance, which she gave to a contid . Jerable amount. , Af ter yoite a delay, be - ing unable to, return this money,' toe only alternative left was to take the bakery off their : hands nttdxarry it rr j ; , Curing the oiir years of the war, I , a r garefci like most of our old merctx. ' ', y had to Struggle hard to maintain 1 ; - 'sf.but'in her severest trial j r twavS rnanageu to contriDnie 11 7 5fcir ',?' the IL support 01 luo a ll'i'nrnt.rui . and : tb r noor.' an . t amoae thevmoet lileral of t1 t tributors t6'CoDfcI.rit9 for the relief Of tloir f.:r - whom were reduced ! " x ' circumstanres, and .but . wrllrtinxed aKsistanr - t: r 1 .would have l n grcaiiy i. greatly' with' Margaret.' oud tainly witbin Viound in ' daring ULis - time bh'S be considered a l;n - 1 1 i ' ble pnrpo of : - H i - j AVhile - trr.Jy u ' religlou Df 1 - t i 'charity,! a I ' ectari. 1 f - - avfi

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 10 Feb 1882, Fri,
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