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Annie Barthes Cavanaugh
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Birth: May 28, 1894
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1932
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

Printed in Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS on 6/11/1932:

"BILOXI WOMAN ELECTROCUTED, MAN DROWNS"

"A Biloxi woman was electrocuted, the body of an unidentified man found in Back Bay and a boy narrowly escaped drowning wall within the space of a few hours late yesterday. Leaving her home at 528 Seal avenue in Biloxi to investigate a crash across the street, Mrs. Annie Cavanaugh walked to her death and was electrocuted as she came into contact with a life wire of the Mississippi Power Co. lines. During the heavy squall yesterday evening a large sycamore tree in the yard of Mrs. Ralph Turner was blown down falling against an electric light pole, knocking down some of the wires, and Mrs. Cavanaugh walked into them. At about 7:15, after the rains and winds subsided, a car driven by Miss Angela Lesquin, with Fernand Durocher, going down Seal avenue, ran into the tree which had been blown across the road. Mrs. Cavanaugh with other neighbors went to investigate. Mrs. Cavanaugh crossed the road; unable to see them in the dark, she was caught under her neck by one of the wires of the street lighting circuit, from which she was unable to be freed until the power was cut off. Those nearby were unable to release her because of the danger of being killed. Emile Demourelle, who had stopped his car also, to investigate the crash, immediately tried to find a telephone to notify the power officials to cut off the current, but this service also was interrupted by (the) falling of the tree. Finally a call was put in through the home of Warren Lang, who called the power company to cut off the switches. About twenty minutes elapsed before Mrs. Cavanaugh could be taken from across the wire upon which she lay, Mr. Demourelle said. resuscitation crews of the Mississipiip Power Co. andofficers of the Coast Guard Base 14 worked for several hours with Dr. R. W. Burnett in an effort to revive her. Oxygen apparatus were rushed in the O'Keefe ambulance from the Biloxi Hospital to assist in the work, but all attempts were futile. Mrs. Cavanaugh was 38 years old, a native and life long resident of Biloxi. She was the daughter of Fire Chief Gus Barthes and was well known to many Biloxians. She was a devoted mother and kind neighbor and member of the Catholic faith. Besides her husband and father, she leaves to sons, William S. and Jack O; four brothers, Fred, Francis, Pat and willie Barthes of Biloxi; one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Nichovich. The funeral will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning from the home and at the Church of the Nativity at a 10 o'clock mass." 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick August Barthes (1864 - 1948)
  Julia Dalton Barthes (1866 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  William Flynn Cavanaugh (1884 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  William Francis Cavanaugh (1923 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Joseph Barthes (1887 - 1942)*
  Frederick E Barthes (1890 - 1933)*
  Patrick James Barthes (1891 - 1934)*
  Annie Barthes Cavanaugh (1894 - 1932)
  Margurite Barthes Nicovich (1897 - 1958)**
  William F Barthes (1901 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Biloxi City Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Carmella Seymour
Originally Created by: I CARE
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45062381
Annie <i>Barthes</i> Cavanaugh
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 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
 
 
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