|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1893|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1898|
Amelie and her young daughter, Amy, perished along with Alice Aldige' in the sinking of the steamship La Bourgogne in the Atlantic Ocean on July 4, 1989. 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 is atop the Alidge tomb. This is one of the more notorious monuments at Metarie Cemetery, photographed often. They were lost at sea and not buried in New Orleans. The La Bourgogne sinking would expose the crew of the ship of horrific behavior, murdering passengers, mainly women, by shoving them with oars from liferafts, cutting lifelines. No children and only a few women survived the brutal attacks by boat crew. The maritime law: Women and Children First was the result of the tremendous callous loss of lives.
An excerpt newspaper account from The Salt Lake Herald; July 7, 1898, page 2:
Well-known People From All Parts of the Country.
New Orleans, July 6. - The only New Orleans people known to have been aboard La Bourgogne are Mrs. Jules Aldige, sr., her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Robert Bordie [sic], and the latter's little girl. Mrs. Aldige and her daughter are well-known in New Orleans society.
Amelie Louise Aldige Borde (1868 - 1898)
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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