Augusta Lamar <I>Bacon</I> Curry

Augusta Lamar Bacon Curry

Death 23 Jan 1913 (aged 44)
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 111742407 · View Source
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News article from the Macon Telegraph - January 13, 1913, Pages 1 & 5


Operation and Transfusion of Blood Fail to Save


Mrs. Curry Is Third of the Bacon Children to Die and Only One Survives. No Arrangements Had Been Made Last Night for Funeral.

Mrs. Augusta Lamar Bacon Curry, widow of the late Maj. Manley B. Curry U. S. A., and daughter of Senator Augustus O. Bacon died yesterday evening at 6:10 O’clock at the Macon hospital following an illness of two weeks. Medical skill and painstaking care were used to the last moment. Mrs. Curry underwent an operation ten days ago, but the moat skillful attention failed to save her. She was conscious to the end.

A transfusion of blood from the veins of her cousin, Monroe G. Ogden, of Macon, was made as a last resort to save her life. This transfusion of blood pro-longed her life two days. Mrs. Mary Louisa Bacon Sparks also offered to give of her blood, and so did other friends but this the doctors would not permit because of the condition of Mrs. Curry’s heart.

Were Childhood Friends

Monroe Ogden, by whose transfusion of blood Mrs. Curry's life was prolonged two days was her first cousin. They had been Intimate associates and friends since childhood. Their mothers were sisters. Mrs. Ogden was Miss Augusta Lamar, and for whom Mrs. Curry was named, Mr. Ogden's affection was so great and his sympathy for the suffering playmate of his childhood was such that notwithstanding that he had a wife and two children he insisted on the transfusion of blood, and then urged another transfusion. This the doctors would not permit.

Senator A. O. Bacon had with him in Washington Mrs. Curry’s daughter, Miss Shirley Curry, when the telegram sent by his friend Hon. Castio Nottingham, notifying; him of Mrs. Curry's illness. was received. They left Washington immediately and had been In constant attendance at her bedside at the hospital. Senator Bacon refusing to; to go to bed, but sat up every night watching at the bedside.

Third of Children to Die.

Senator Bacon had two sons, Lamar Bacon and Augustus O. Bacon Jr. but both of these boys died within ten days of each other. His intimate friends know how keen was his anguish at the loss of his boys. His devotion to Mrs.

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Curry and the grief of this strong man at her death was even more so. He now has only one child living, Mrs. Mary Louisa Bacon Sparks.

Mrs. Curry was born July 10, 1868, and was the daughter of Senator Augustus O. Bacon and Mrs. Virginia Lamar Bacon. Her husband, the late Manley B. Curry, of the United States Army, was the son of Dr. J.L.M. Curry, a distinguished educator, diplomat and author.

She is survived by three children, , two daughters, Misses Shirley Holcombe and Marie Louise Curry, and one son, Manley Lamar Bacon Curry. Miss Shirley Curry was in Washington, D. C. with her grandfather when her mother became ill. Miss Marie Louise Curry has been in attendance at a boarding school in Virginia and came home tobe with her mother during her illness.

Mrs. Mary Louisa Bacon Sparks, her only sister, who was Miss Marry Louisa Bacon, had been at her sister’s side ever since she became ill, and when the transfusion of blood was thought wise, was first to offer her life blood in an effort to save her.

Two Distinguished Families

Mrs. Curry came of two distinguished families. Her mother was a cousin of the late L.Q.C. Lamar, former United States Senator from Mississippi, who was appointed to the supreme court bench by President Cleveland, who died while serving in that capacity, and also a cousin of the present Justice Joseph Lamar of Augusta.

Senator Bacon, her father, is the ranking democratic member of the United States senate and is president pro term of that body. He will probably be elected to that office when the new democratic senate organizes on the fourth of March.
Throughout the city and state deep concern had been felt for Mrs. Curry because of her wide personal friendship and high esteem in which Senator Bacon, her father, is held throughout the country. The people of Macon and vicinity will join as one in extending to the bereaved relatives sympathy in their loss.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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