|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1898|
Mrs. Annie E. Avery, for many years a correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune and other papers, died today at this place from an apoplectic stroke. The attack was very sudden, and while Drs. Stone and Turner reached her almost at the moment of her seizure, their efforts were of no avail, and she expired in about a half hour after being stricken. No citizen of Bay St. Louis was more progressive and public-spirited, and her loss will be deeply and generally felt.
In her capacity as a correspondent for a number of metropolitan journals, she ably and persistently kept this town and section before the public and contributed in a large degree to its advancement and welfare. Her letters were interesting, newsy papters that delighted and attracted readers at home and abroad, and many were brought here by her descriptions of the place and its people.
She served several terms as postmistress, and the town never had a more obliging or competent official.
She was and had been for years a devout Catholic. She leaves a number of relatives: two children, Mrs. J. A. Berthelot, of White Castle, La., and Miss Blanche Avery, of this place; two sisters, Miss Josephine E. Welch, of Bay St. Louis, and Mrs. G. W. Archer, of Baldwin, Miss., and one brother, Mr. A. J. Welch, superintendent of the railway mail service at Chattanooga, Tenn. These, with her many friends, and the community at large deeply deplore her loss.
(Sea Coast Echo 04-09-1898)
Hattie Petit Avery Berthelot (1867 - 1934)*
Cedar Rest Cemetery
Bay Saint Louis
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Record added: Jul 30, 2009
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