Sister "Augusta" Perry was the youngest child of Robert Samuel Perry and Ezemily Booth.
Notes from a letter dated October 18, 1908 she wrote at the convent at Grand Coteau to Walter Burke, who had married her niece, Bertha (daughter of Robert S. Perry and Bertha Gary). Apparently she was responding to Walter Burke's inquiry concerning family history (the entire letter can be read on her mother's memorial):
"Mary Margaret Augusta Perry was born on the 15th of January 1845. The last of sixteen children to come into the world and will be the last to leave it. The privileged spouse of the Sacred Heart, who has no other regret now, in the evening of her life, but that she has made so poor a return to Our Lord for all that he has done for her. A long life of almost perfect health and happiness, verging on 64, with scarcely an infirmity of age, although she is 'a Perry' who has spent all her life, with the exception of a few years, within the walls of a convent. She has realized a dream of her youth -- she seemed to be in a boat in the middle of a river. She was all alone. All her loved ones of 'by-gone' days had gone to a better world, and, so it has now happened."
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