Family of Erastus H. Harris & Adelaide Harriet McGaughy



Erastus H. Harris was born 7 November 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, and died 12 January 1883 at 181 Constance Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was 13 January 1883 in Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb.  


Wife Adelaide Harriet McGaughy was born 22 September 1833 in Quebec and died 6 January 1907 at 2234 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was 8 January 1907 in Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb.  They were married 4 December 1855 in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Their children were:


1- Thomas Moulton Harris  b: August 1856  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 15 October 1857  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb


Notes for Thomas Moulton Harris:

Obituary: The Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 18 October 1857:  Died - On Friday night, the 16th inst., at 12 o'clock, Thomas Molton, infant son of E. H. and Adda Harris, aged thirteen months and ten days.


2- Warren Stone Harris  b: November 1857  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 13 September 1866  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb


3- John Adams Harris  b: 5 September 1859  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 25 February 1939  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; burial: 27 February 1939 Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Palo Alto, San Mateo, California

            +May Crumhorn  b: 25 September 1862  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 2 August 1887  New Orleans, Orleans, LA;[Harvey Nicholas/Sarah E. Templeton]; d: 30 June 1893 at 939 Constance Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA  (eclampsia); burial: 1 July 1893 Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb

         *2nd Wife of John Adams Harris:                                                          

            +Emerite Magdalene Derbes  b: 28 May 1859 at 64 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 27 December 1894  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 7 December 1950  Oakland, Alameda, CA; burial: Palo Alto, California


4- Lucius Merritt Harris  b: November 1861  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 4 November 1933  Jacksonville, Duval, FL; burial Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans            

            +Asenath Copes Fonda  b: Abt. 1862  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 27 December 1886  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 15 December 1890  Bay St. Louis, Hancock, MS

         *2nd Wife of Lucius Merritt Harris: 

            +Regina A. Nelson  b: October 1871  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 8 November 1898  Natchez, Adams, MS; d: 4 June 1959  Jacksonville, Duval, FL


Notes for Lucius Merritt Harris: 

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Wednesday, 17 December 1890:  Mrs. Lucius M. Harris, Bay St. Louis, Miss. - Bay St. Louis, Dec. 16 - Last night at 10:30 o'clock passed into a happier life the spirit of Arsenath Fonda, wife of Lucius M. Harris, of New Orleans.  Mrs. Harris came to the Bay about two months ago in search of health, and had been an invalid for some time before she arrived.  She leaves behind a husband and three children, one of whom is an infant of two weeks.  Her remains were sent to New Orleans for burial by the afternoon train.

- Death Notice, The Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Thursday, 18 December 1890:  Mrs. Asenath C. Harris, 27 years, Bay St. Louis, Miss.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Thursday, 18 December 1890:  Harris - On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1890, at 9 p.m., Mattie Whitney, only daughter of Lucius M. Harris and the late Asenath C. Fonda, aged 2 years and 10 months.  Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, from her father's residence, No. 138 Fourth street, on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m.

- 1890 city directory:  Lucius M. Harris, clerk, 138 Fourth

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 13 November 1898:  Married - Harris-Nelson: At Natchez, Miss., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1898, Rev. Father Hayden officiating, Lucius M. Harris to Miss Regina A. Nelson.  No cards.

- 1900 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1005 Louisiana Avenue (ED 119, W12, p. 9A):  Lucas Harris 37 (Mar 1863; LA-VT-Eng) supervisor cotton Lld?, wife of 1 year Rosa 27 (Oct 1872; LA-Eng-LA) [0 of 1 child still living].

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA (ED 244, W17, p. 92B):  Lucius M. Harris 42 bookkeeper/wholesale store (LA-VT-Can), wife of 12 years Regina A. 37 (LA-Eng-Ohio) [1 of 1 child still living], Nelson M. 9.

- New Orleans States (N.O., LA), Tuesday, 19 June 1917:  Mr. and Mrs. Lucius M. Harris and family have given up the residence, 3001 St. Charles avenue and will make Gulfport, Miss. their home.

- 1930 Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, Ballet Avenue (ED57, p. 9A):  Nelson Harris 29 (LA) manager/C-----d M-----, wife of 7 years Louise 29 (Indiana), Nelson Jr. 6 (MS), Ward 3 (LA), father Lucius 69 (LA) C--- P-----/dry goods.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Monday, 6 November 1933 - Harris:  At Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, November 4, 1933, Lucius M. Harris, husband of Regina Nelson.  Funeral upon arrival of L. & N. train No. 3, due Monday morning, November 6, 1933, at 6:50 o'clock.  Interment Lafayette cemetery No. 1.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Saturday, 6 June 1959:  Orleans Native Dies in Florida - Word has been received here of the death in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday of Mrs. Regina Nelson Harris, 87, a native of New Orleans.  Mrs. Harris died after a sudden illness at St. Vincent hospital in Jacksonville.  Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic church, Jacksonville.  Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery there.  Hardage and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Harris was a resident of New Orleans until 1943, when she moved to Jacksonville.  She is survived by a son, Nelson M. Harris Sr. of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three cousins, Mrs. Irene Yunt, Miss Anna Edwards and Miss Laura Edwards, all of New Orleans.

- Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, FL:  HARRIS / Regina Nelson / 1871 - 1959 / Nelson Merritt / 1900 - 1977 / Louise Ward / 1898 - 1982             


5- Jane Bowles Harris  b: May 1863  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 16 March 1865  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb


6- Isabella Harris  b: Abt. 1867  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 28 October 1916 at 1311 Pleasant Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb

            +Emile D. Frederic St. Ferol  b: April 1871 in  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 14 November 1894  New Orleans, Orleans, LA [J. Louis Frederick/C. Mary ---]; d: 2 January 1902  New Orleans, Orleans, LA     


Notes for Isabella Harris:

- 1900 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1212 Milan (ED 121, W12, p. 10B):  Emile Frederic 29 (Apr 1871; LA-Miss-Miss) architect, wife of 5 years Isabelle F. 29 (Feb 1871; LA-Can-NH) [2 of 2 children still living], Ethelbert 4 (Nov 1895), Louise W. 1 (Apr 1899)

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Friday, 3 January 1902:  Death of Emile D. Frederic - Emile D. Frederic, one of the best-known young architects in the city, died yesterday morning at his residence, No. 1212 Milan street.  The deceased started business ten years ago with Muir & Fromherz, as a clerk, and learned his profession from the very bottom.  Gradually he built up his practice, and at the time of his death was one of the best-known architects in the state.  Many of the banks in the country parishes were constructed by Mr. Frederic and every one who met the energetic young man liked him.  During 1894 he married Miss Belle Harris, and leaves a devoted wife and two beautiful children.  The deceased was a brother of Lieutenant L. Jeff. Frederic, who served with the Second Louisiana Regiment during the Spanish war.

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, Carondelet St. (ED 165, W10, p. 172A):  Widow Belle H. Frederic 38 (LA-NH-Can) [3 of 3 children still living], Harris 14, Louise W. 11, Frank D. 10; sister Edith Harris 27; Arthur Durby 27 (Mass) boarder, Selion H. Mayer (Ill) 30 boarder, Benjamin Favdon 26 boarder.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), 29 October 1916 (p. 2, c. 6):  Frederic - On Saturday, Oct. 28, 1916, at 2 o'clock p.m., Belle Harris, widow of Emile D. Frederic.  Funeral services at residence, 1311 Pleasant Street, this (Sunday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.


7- Adelaide 'Addie' Harris  b: 21 April 1872  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 6 October 1949  Bay St. Louis, Hancock, MS

            +Guy Samuel Vanwinkle Lyman  b: 30 November 1873  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 22 June 1898  New Orleans, Orleans, LA [William R./Mary A. Campbell]; d: 1 January 1949  New Orleans, Orleans, LA


Notes for Adelaide Harris:

- 1900 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 2029 Palmer Avenue (ED 134, W14, p. 10B):  Guy Van Lyman 26 (Nov 1873) bookkeeper, wife of 2 years Adelaide 28 (Apr 1872) [1 of 1 child still living], Isabelle 1 (May 1899); 2 boarders.

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 2230 Carondelet (ED165, W10, p. 5A):  Guy V.W. Lyman 37 accountant/public, wife of 11 years Adalaide 35 [2 of 2 children still living], Isabell 10, Guy 8.

- 1920 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1233 Fern Street (ED265, W16, p. 9B):  Guy Lyman 46 accountant/lumber co., wife Alaude 45, Isabella 20, Guy 18, Harris 9, father William 83 (VA) retired, mother Alice 73 (VA).

- 1930 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 3203 Upperline (ED214):  Guy W. Lyman 57 (LA-VA-USA) [house value $5000] accountant, wife Adelaide 57 (LA-NH-Can), Guy C. 28, wife Helen 25 (TN-TN-TN), Harris 20. 

- 1940 Bay St. Louis, Hancock, Mississippi: (182 Sobral Blvd.): Guy V. W. Lyman 66, wife Adelaide H. 66.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Monday, 3 January 1949:  Lyman - On Saturday, January 1, 1949, at Lakeshore Hospital, Guy V. W. Lyman, husband of Adelaide Harris, father of H. G. Lyman, the late Isabel Lyman Blackmar and Guy C. Lyman.  Private interment took place January 2, 1949, at Metairie cemetery.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Saturday, 8 October 1949:  Lyman - At Bay St. Louis, Miss., on Thursday, October 6, 1949, at 5 o'clock p.m., Adelaide Harris, wife of the late Guy V. W. Lyman; mother of E. G. Lyman, the late Isabel Lyman Blackmar and Guy C. Lyman.  Services will take place at the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Inc., 4127 South Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, on Saturday afternoon, October 8, 1949, at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Metairie cemetery.

- Tombstone Inscription, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans:  Stephen McCown Lyman / born Feb. 16, 1878 - died April 13, 1878 / Mary Adelia Campbell / wife of W.R. Lyman / born April 26, 1844 - died Aug. 12, 1893 / William R. Lyman / born July 2, 1838 - died Oct. 26, 1927 / Guy C. Lyman / born May 11, 1901 - died Jan. 3, 1942 / G.V.W. Lyman / born Nov. 30, 1873 - died Jan. 1, 1949 / Adelaide Harris Lyman / born Apr. 21, 1872 - died Oct. 7, 1949 / Dorothy Walker Lyman / born Apr. 10, 1910 - died Dec. 26, 1994 / Clara Kemper Lyman / born Dec. 30, 1938 - died Feb. 11, 1998 / Quintin Hardtner Hart / born Apr. 10, 1929 - died Mar. 9, 2009 / Marcus Walker Lyman / born Sept. 6, 1938 - died Jan. 5, 2011


8- Edith Malvina Harris  b: October 1876 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 2 January 1964 in 1114 Dunbar Ave., Bay St. Louis, Hancock, MS; burial: 3 January 1964 Lafayette Cemetery #1, Harris Family Tomb

            +Christopher Angus Wurtele  b: 14 February 1886  Minnesota; m: 31 January 1914  in Grace Church Cathedral, San Francisco, CA [Josias/Augusta Gibb]; d: 1 January 1938  Miami, Dade, FL


Notes for Edith Harris: 

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA (ED 165, W10, p. 172A), Carondelet St.:  Belle H. Frederic 38 widow (LA-NH-Can) [3 children/3 still living], Harris 14, Louise W. 11, Frank D. 10, Arthur Durby 27 (Mass) boarder, Selion H. Mayer (Ill) 30 boarder, Benjamin Favdon 26 boarder; sister Edith Harris 27.

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), 3 October 1912:  Mrs. Emile David Frederic has issued invitations for the marriage of her sister, Miss Edith Malvina Harris, to Mr. Christopher Angus Wurtele, on the morning of Wednesday, October 23, at half after 5 o'clock, at Trinity church.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 20 October 1912:  The marriage of Miss Edith Harris and Mr. C.A. Wurtele, that was to have been solemnized on Wednesday, Oct. 23, is postponed owing to the severe illness of Mr. Wurtele.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 1 February 1914:  Orleanian's Romance - Miss Edith Harris becomes a bride in San Francisco:  News was received here yesterday of the culmination of a New Orleans maid's romance at the golden gate.  C. Angus Wurtele, at that time connected with a Chicago bank, came here for the American bankers' convention, and met Miss Edith M. Harris, a sister of Mrs. E.D. Frederic, of 4130 Carondelet.  Their acquaintanceship ripened into love, and the wooing continued until Miss Harris consented to become a bride.  Mr. Wurtele was compelled by business to remain on the Pacific coast, and it was recently arranged that Miss Harris join him there.  Yesterday they met at the altar at Grace Church Cathedral, in San Francisco, Rev. J. Wilmer Gresham, a former Orleanian, by a happy coincidence, performing the ceremony.

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), Monday, 2 February 1914:  Miss Edith Harris weds out in Frisco - Popular Orleans Girl's Banker Romance of Year's Standing:  News of the marriage of Miss Edith Harris, of New Orleans, to C. Angus Wurtele in San Francisco, last Saturday, has created an unusual amount of interest here.  The wedding marks an important milestone in a romance of several years' duration.  At the time of the announcement of the engagement Mr. Wurtele was making his home in New Orleans.  Change of plans and his departure for California caused a postponement of the wedding after the event was announced.  There is one small gentleman in the world, however, who recognizes no obstacles and to whom a trip to California seems as nothing.  This gentleman's name is Mr. D. Cupid.  And as Mr. Wurtele, who is now in the banking business in San Francisco, could not obtain a leave of absence just now, Miss Harris finally went to California.  The wedding took place on Saturday morning in Grace cathedral.  Reverend Wilmer Gresham, a personal friend of the bride and well known in New Orleans as a former curator of Trinity church, performed the marriage ceremony.  Saturday night Mrs. Lyman and Mrs. Frederichs, sisters of the bride, received a telegram from Mr. and Mrs. C. Angus Wurtele.

- 1920 Bartow, Polk, FL, 147 Main (ED157, p. 11B): C.A. Wurtele 35 (IL-IL-IL) agent/explosives, wife Edith 33 (LA-NH-Can).

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Wednesday, 24 October 1923:  Miss Isabel Leyman reached here Monday from Bartow, Fla., where she visited her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Wurtele, for several weeks.  Mrs. Wurtele who will be remembered here as Miss Edith Harris, accompanied Miss Leyman to New Orleans and will visit here for some time.

- 1930 Miami, Dade, Florida, 1876 SW 14th Street (ED64, p. 15A):  Christopher Wurtele 43 (IL-Can-Can) proprietor/dynamite company, wife Edith 42 (LA-NH-Can).

- Obituary, The Miami News (Miami, FL), Tuesday, 4 January 1938:  Funeral services for Christopher A. Wurtele, 51, of 1809 Brickell ave., who died Saturday, are scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in St. Stephen's Episcopal church with the Rev. Benjamin Soper, assisted by the Rev. Frank Brunton of Bradenton, officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Park cemetery under the direction of the W.H. Combs funeral home.  Wurtele was president of the Florida Dynamite Co. and came to Miami 10 years ago from Bartow.  He leaves the widow, Mrs. Edith Harris Wurtele, and his mother, Mrs. Augusta Mary Wurtele, both of Miami; three sisters, Mrs. S.A. Ordway of New York, Mrs. A.B. Esterbrook, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Melville Wooster, Litchfield, Conn., and two brothers, Valentine Wurtele, Minneapolis, Minn., and Allen Wurtele, Mix, La.  Active pallbearers are George Waldeck, Ralph Fuzzard, G.A. Bowen, Frank Markle, J.H. Strunk and Dr. John R. Pearson.  Honorary pallbearers are George Waldeck, William Schneider, F.S. Griffin, Orlo E. Hainlin, John J. Grimes, John Allen, John H. Atkins, Forrest Graves, Carl H. Berner, Lloyd Simpson, Rudolph Isom, Joe T. Rambler and Ernest Hatten.

- 1940 Coral Gables, Dade, Florida:  Widow Edith Wurtele 58.

- Obituary, Times-Picayune (N.O., LA), 3 January 1964 (p. 2, c. 8):  Wurtele - At 1114 Dunbar Ave., Bay St. Louis, Miss., on Thursday, January 2, 1964, at 2:20 o'clock a.m. Mrs. Edith Harris Wurtele, widow of the late C. Angus Wurtele, aunt of Mrs. Louise Huhner of Baton Rouge, Harry Lyman of New Orleans, Harris Frederick of Shreveport and Frank Frederick of Memphis, Tenn., age 87 years, a native of New Orleans, La., and a resident of Bay St. Louis, Miss.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Riemann-Fahey-Whitefield Funeral Home at 9:45 o'clock a.m., Friday, January 3, 1964.  Religious services at The Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis, Miss., at 10 a.m., Reverend Charles R. Johnson, rector, officiating.  Interment in Lafayette Cemetery, No. 1 in New Orleans, La., at 2 o'clock.



Notes for Erastus H. Harris:

- 1850 New Orleans, Orleans, LA (1st ward, 1st muni.p. 7, roll #235):  Erastus Harris 27 merchant (next door to Dr. Warren Stone’s family, Erastus’ half-brother)

- 1850 N.O city directory:  E.H. Harris, firm Sampson & Harris, 74 Canal

- 1855 N.O. city directory:  E.H. Harris, firm W.S. Wright & Co., 91 Tchoupitoulas

- 1860 New Orleans:  E.H. Harris 36 (NH) merchant, wife Adelaide 24 (MA), Warren 3, John A. 10 months, 2 domestics Anne 30 & Sophy 20 from Ireland.

- 1870 New Orleans, Orleans, LA (W10, p. 388):  Erastus Harris 43 (NH) produce broker [$1000 personal], wife Adelaide 33 (Can), John 10, Lucius 8, Belle 2; servant Agnes Cooper 22.

- 1880 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 181 Constance Street (ED 3, W1, p. 8):  E. H. Harris 55 (NH-NH-NH) at home, wife A. H. 46 (Can-Can-Can) keeping house, J. A. 20 railroad clerk, Luciue 19 clerk in flour store, Bella 13 at home, Addie 8 at school, Edith 6 at school. 

- Obituary, The Daily Picayune (N.O., LA), 13 January 1883 (p. 4, c. 4):  Harris - On Friday, January 12, 1883, at 6 A.M., Erastus H. Harris, aged 56 years, a native of Brattleboro, Vt., and a resident of this city 35 years.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, 181 Constance Street, This (Saturday) Morning, at 10 o'clock.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

- 1890 city directory:  Addie Harris, widow Erastus H., 138 Fourth

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Monday, 22 June 1891:  Misses Mary and Addie Turner and J.S. McGaughy and John A. Merritt, of Pensacola, Fla., are in the city visiting Mrs. S.M. Harris.

- 1900 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1216 Milan (ED 121, W12, p. 10B):  Widow Adelaide H. Harris 66 (Sep 1833; Can-Ire-Ire; immig. 1844) [mar. 45 yrs.; 5 of 8 children still living], Edith M. 23 (Oct 1876) coffee commission mcht., nephew Warren S. 10 (Aug 1889; LA-LA-LA)

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), Sunday, 25 January 1903:  Miss Jane McGaughy of Birmingham, Ala., is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Adelaide Harris.

- Obituary, The Daily Picayune (N.O., LA), 7 January 1907 (p. 6, c. 5):  Harris - On Sunday, Jan. 6, 1907, at 7:30 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Adelaide McGaughy Harris, aged 73 years, widow of the late E. H. Harris.  Funeral services will be held from the late residence, 2234 Carondelet Street, Monday Evening, Jan. 7, 1907, at 3 o'clock.  Pensacola, Fla., papers please copy.

- Obituary, The Daily Picayune (N.O., LA), 8 January 1907 (p. 5, c. 7):  Mrs. E. H. Harris.  Mrs. Adelaide McGaughy Harris, widow of the late E. H. Harris, well known in New Orleans for her philanthropy, is dead at her home, 2234 Carondelet Street.  Mrs. Harris was born in Quebec, but came to New Orleans about fifty years ago.  Her late husband was a well known Poydras Street produce merchant, being a member of the firm of Harris & Bidwell.  Mrs. Harris was a director in the Christian Woman's Exchange, the Home for Incurables and the Seventh Street Orphans' Home, and was noted for her works of charity.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Guy Lyman, Mrs. Emile Frederic and Miss Edith Harris, and two sons, John A. and Lucius M. Harris.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the late residence.

- 29 February 1976 - Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - Maybe your Grandmother Helped Make a Dream come True - Josephine Henderson, wife of John Barkley; Fanny Newman, widow of A. B. Griswold; Virginia King, wife of Samuel Logan; Lizzie Oliver, wife of Robert Manson; Elizabeth A. Monroe, wife of H. I. Leovy; Laura Buckner, wife of Cartwright Eustis; Ida Weis, wife of Jos. Friend; Daisy M. L. Hodgson; Elizabeth Lynd; Mary Shakespeare, wife of Neville Peuch; Elizabeth Nicholson, wife of Raymond B. Scudder; Rebecca Keifer, wife of Isidore Newman; Carmelite Le Sassier, wife of Walter W. Girault; Susan Polk, wife of Joseph Jones; Alisia M. Keaghey, wife of Samuel Boyd; Louisa Moore, wife of Geo. Q. Whitney; Emma K. Walshe; Caroline Durive; Janie Stewart, wife of Alfred LeBlanc; Jennie Railey, wife of A. A. Woods; Ella Oliver, widow of John P. Richardson; Florence Rea, widow of John W. Keim; Rolerta Buckner, wife of John M. Parker; Matilda L. McBeth, wife of Thomas Sefton; Laura Ellems, wife of Pearl Wight; Carrie Smith, wife of W. H. La Prade; Mary Buchanan, wife of Isaac Scott; Dora Dean, wife of Jos. Scott; Adelaide H. McGanhey, wife of E.H. Harris.  -  In 1892, your grandmother, or someone like her, banded together with other dedicated women to form the New Orleans Home for Incurables.  The thirty women listed above received a charter on June 20, 1892, before Jas. McConnell, Jr., Notary Public, to form an Association to care for "incurable persons of both sexes."  Today the Home is still run by an all-female Board.  Equally dedicated, these women ask all interested Orleanians to help them make the Home's new $3,500,000 facility a reality.  Please use the coupon below to mail your contribution to us today, or call 895-1266 for further information.  And, thank you.  New Orleans Home for Incurables, 612 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70178  (504) 895-1266.



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