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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'

Family matriarch Alice Aldige', daughter Amelie Borde and granddaughter Amy Borde died 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 and children passengers by throwing them overboard, out of liferafts, and cutting life lines to the life boats. The event shocked and outraged the entire world and was the inspiration for the maritime law "women and children first" in order to insure such a tragedy from happening again. It is to the Aldige womens' memory that the statue above the Aldige tomb 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. 
Family links: 
  Jules Jean Aldigé (1837 - 1893)
  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
"In memory of mother, sister, niece lost on Steamship La Bourgogne"
Note: Cenotaph
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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