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Alice François Marie LaPretre Aldigé
Birth: Jul. 28, 1837
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1898
Nova Scotia, Canada

Alice was the daughter of New Orleanian Jean Baptiste LePretre and Marie Sophie Andry. She was raised on the corner of Orleans and Dauphine Streets in the French Quarter.

The wife of cottonseed extractor and New Orleans social patron, Jules Jean Aldige' Alice married Jules in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 23, 1858. They had the following children:
*Marie Louise Aldige'
*Jules Jean Aldige' II
*Alice Marie Aldige'
*Anna Marie Aldgie'
*Georges Aldige'
*Amelie Louise Aldige' Borde
*Marie Leonie Aldige'

Amelie and her young daughter, would be killed along with Alice Aldige' in the sinking of the steamship La Bourgogne in the Atlantic Ocean on July 4, 1989. The crew of the steamship acted in murdous fashion, especially towards the women passengers by throwing them overboard, out of liferafts, and cutting life lines to the life boats. It is to their memory that the Aldige' monument features two women in grief, holding on to one other at the bow of a boat. This is one of the more notorious monuments at Metarie Cemetery, photographed often. However, the monument does not name the women who perished. They were lost at sea and not buried in New Orleans. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jules Jean Aldigé (1837 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Louise Aldige Lange (1858 - 1918)*
  Alice Aldigé Kock (1862 - 1931)*
  Anna Aldige Hindermann (1864 - 1951)*
  Georges Manuel Aldigé (1866 - 1904)*
  Amelie Louise Aldige Borde (1868 - 1898)*
  Amelie Louise Aldige Borde (1868 - 1898)*
  Marie Leonie Aldige Cook (1873 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"In memory of mother, sister, niece lost on Steamship La Bourgogne"
 
Note: Cenotaph
 
Burial:
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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