|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1868|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1898|
Nova Scotia, Canada
The daughter of cottonseed extractor Jules Jean Aldige' and his wife, Alice Francois Marie LaPretre. Amelie married Dr. Robert Urquhart Borde in December of 1891.
Amelie and her daughter, Amy, would be killed 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. 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. 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.
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.
Alice François Marie LaPretre Aldigé (1837 - 1898)
Jules Jean Aldigé (1837 - 1893)
Robert Urquhart Borde (1866 - 1893)*
Amy Borde (____ - 1898)*
"In memory of mother, sister, and niece lost on Steamship La Bourgogne"
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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