John Marsh Avery

John Marsh Avery

Birth
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 9 Apr 1891 (aged 47)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Iberia Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 112847402 · View Source
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The Daily Picayune (New Orleans), Friday, April 10, 1891, Issue 77, pg. 2, col B

Hon. John M. Avery, of New Iberia

The death of Hon. John M Avery took place at 10 o'clock last night at the residence of his brother-in-law, Col. William Preston Johnston. Mr. Avery had been confined to a bed of illness for more than two months, and his powerful constitution and physique succumbed to the ravages of Bright's disease. In his last moments he was surrounded by members of his family and he passed away quietly and peacefully.

John Marsh Avery, the son of Judge D. D. Avery, was born in Baton Rouge, La., in 1844 and was consequently 47 years of age at the time of his death. He spent his early years in the parish of his birth, and when the war broke out he entered in the Confederate service. He served on the staffs of Generals Taylor, Buckner and Walker, and won distinction in the battle of Mansfield. Shortly before the end of the war Mr. Avery discovered the salt mines in Iberia parish and devoted his entire time afterwards to the important development of that important industry.

Mr. Avery was well known and popular throughout the state of Louisiana, having taking an active part in the success of the Democracy and the abolishment of the radical rule. He invariably represented his parish in the Democratic nominating conventions, and was a prominent political leader in his section of the estate. In 1888 he was elected state senator from Iberia and served with marked ability and distinction. Senator Avery was a strikingly handsome man, jovial and affable, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was unmarried but leaves three sisters, Mrs. William Preston Johnston, Mrs. Paul Leeds, Mrs. McIlhenny, and a brother General Dudley Avery to mourn his loss. The remains will be taken to Avery's Island, Iberia Parish.



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