|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1886|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1918|
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Louis A. Adoue, 32 years old, one of Galveston's foremost citizens, died of pneumonia at his home 1526 Avenue E yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. He was ill only a few hours. Pneumonia quickly developed from a severe cold contracted during Mr. Adoue's recent visit to Dallas to attend a conference of representatives of the . . . preparing for the fourth liberty loan in Galveston County, of which he was chairman, together with other patriotic endeavors in addition to the administering of his numerous private affairs is said to have lessened his power of resistance against the disease. He had been an indefatigable worker since the entrance of the United States into the war against Germany. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Mr. Adoue was prominently identified with the commercial life of this section and had contributed in a large way to its upbuilding. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Crowdus of El Paso, whose husband is a captain in the United States engineer corps, and Mrs. Pauline Adoue McFarland of London, England, wife of Colonel G.F. McFarland of the Canadian Artillery. Mrs. Crowdus is now en route to Galveston from Washington, D.C., where Captain Crowdus is temporarily stationed.
Mr. Adoue was the son of Bertrand Adoue and was born in Galveston on Sept. 8, 1886. The elder Adoue came to Texas from Southern France and established himself at Calvert when Texas was little more than a wilderness. Having established a successful mercantile business at Calvert, Mr. Adoue subsequently came to Galveston to engage in the cotton and wholesale mercantile business. He was successful from the beginning. Having formed a partnership with Joseph Lobit, also of french birth, Mr. Adoue continued to prosper. He became largely interested in the lighterage business and also maintained a profitable banking house. He built up a substantial fortune, a large part of which went to charity. The elder Adoue died Nov. 17, 1911.
All his manifold interests and business affairs fell to the management and direction of Louis Adoue, whose ability in . . . demonstrated from the day he took hold of his fortune. Mr. Adoue's older brother, Bertrand, died in August, 1892, when barely grown to manhood. His mother died Jan. 12 of the current year after a long illness.
About six months ago Mr. Adoue and Miss Fannie Kempner, sister of Mayor J.H. Kempner, were married. Mr. and Mrs. Adoue returned to Galveston and he at once resumed his earnest efforts to render the nation a service by his patriotic work.
Mr. Adoue was for years a member of the firm of Mistrot & Adoue. He was also vice president of the American Indemnity Company and E.S. Levy & Co.; president of the Southern Beverage Company and a trustee of the Galveston school board, Swedish vice consul in Galveston, member of the state counsel of defense, chairman of the fourth liberty loan committee for Galveston County and had service in the same capacity during the campaigns for placing the second and third loans; chairman of the four-minute men of Galveston County, district director of the United States labor reserve board, one of the trustees of the American Brewing Company of Houston, director of the Adoue Seamen's bethel, treasurer of the Fatherless Children of France, executor of the estates of his father, B. Adoue; past exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a member of the Aziola Club, the Artillery Club and the Oleander Club and a member of the Galveston deep water committee, the Galveston Cotton Exchange, the Galveston Commercial Association and the Galveston french Benevolent Society. In his philanthropies, to which publicity was never given, Mr. Adoue carried out the wishes and plans of his father.
The firm of Mistrot & Adoue closed its doors yesterday and will remain closed until after the funeral, as will other of the firm's stores upstate. The meeting of the board of city commissioners yesterday was postponed on account of Mr. Adoue's death, as was the beach band concert arranged for last night, the community rehearsal and sing were postponed and the Galvez Hotel dance for Saturday was postponed. The Galveston Daily News, October 4, 1918
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Bertrand Adoue (1841 - 1911)
Albertine Schneider Adoue (1850 - 1918)
Frances Adoue Lynch (1919 - 1971)*
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Record added: Nov 18, 2011
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